The State Library Board Approves Grant for High-Speed Fiber Connections to the CEN for the Gunn Memorial Public Library

(Hartford, CT) In the second year of grants, the State Library Board recently approved a $22,950.00  grant to the Gunn Memorial Public Library for high-speed fiber connections to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN).   Public libraries serve as critical gateways to information outside one’s own community.  In the Information Age, this role has become even more important. Lib...
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Connecticut State Library Announces Newest Newspaper Titles Digitized

(HARTFORD, CT) The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that the three historically significant newspaper titles chosen to be digitized in collaboration with the National Digital Newspaper Program have been completed and are now available online through  the Library of Congress’ newspaper site: Chronicling America http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/. The titles incl...
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All State Library facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The Library will be open Friday, November 24th and Saturday, November 25th. There will be no offsite retrieval on Friday

All State Library facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The Library will be open Friday, November 24th and Saturday, November 25th. There will be no offsite retrieval on Friday
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Bringing Research on New England Native Communities into the 21st Century

In celebration of Connecticut Archives Month, Tobias Glaza and Paul Grant-Costa discussed the Yale Indian Papers Project at the Connecticut State Library. The Yale Indian Papers Project (http://yipp.yale.edu/) is a robust virtual collection of New England Native American primary source materials gathered, from partner institutions in the U.S. and the U.K., into a scholarly crit...
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John Barry Re-elected as Chair of CT State Library Board

HARTFORD—John N. Barry was re-elected unanimously to serve another term as Chairman of the Connecticut State Library Board on September 18th. Serving on the Board since 2005, this marks the seventh time that John Barry was nominated and supported by his fellow Board members. Mr. Barry presently serves on the Southington Town Council.  He is also a member of the Board of Directo...
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