Important 2018 BorrowIT CT Information

Attention Public Libraries: borrowIT CT funding was reduced from $781,820 in FY2017 to $703,638 in FY2018. 2017-2018 borrowIT CT Payments. Payments should go out to libraries within the next few weeks.  Municipal libraries should check with their Town Treasurer to make sure these funds are made available to the library, as required by statute. Your Library’s Sta...
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borrowIT CT Year Ends With February

February 2018 brings to a close the borrowIT CT (formerly Connecticard) reporting period for 2017-2018.  Libraries should complete the report form (an Excel file) for their March 2017 thru February 2018 non-resident loans.  Please send the completed form by email as an attachment and receipt will be confirmed.  The DEADLINE for submissions is MARCH 16 at 4 P.M.   Though there...
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Official Public Library Statistical Profile & Other Resources Now Available

The official version of “Connecticut’s Public Libraries: A Statistical Profile, July 2016 – June 2017” was just released.  Only minor changes were made from the Preliminary Version. The statistics compiled in this report are based on the Annual Reports submitted by public libraries in the fall. Thanks go out to all those who helped complete the Annual Report for your library. ...
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Now Available, Preliminary Version of Statistical Profile

A preliminary version of “Connecticut’s Public Libraries: a Statistical Profile, July 2016 to June 2017” is now available. The format is slightly different than in previous years. This preliminary data is made available for libraries that need the newest data ASAP, and to allow libraries to review the data before the official version of the Profile is released in January. Othe...
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New National Public Library Data Released

The Institute of Library and Museum Services has just announced the release of the Annual Data and Survey Results of American Public Libraries.  Data from the Public Library Survey of United States public libraries is now available for download for FY2015. Once again the Connecticut State Library has developed data visualization tools, based on this new data, that allow states...
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Public Library Annual Report

Information on completing the 2017 Annual Report to the State Library was e-mailed to all public library directors recently.  The Annual Report is critical for state and national data gathering on public libraries. Libraries will again be using an Excel report form (an .xlsx file) which you will fill out and then send back to me.  See the Annual Report web-page for: A prin...
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Public Library Construction Grants, 2017

The State Legislature has not yet passed a capital budget this year, but the State Library still expects to be accepting library construction grant applications this year.  Should the program receive the additional bond funding requested for this year, we will be accepting grant applications from public libraries for library expansion, new buildings, major alterations, remodeli...
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Important borrowIT CT Information

Attention Public Libraries: borrowIT CT (formerly Connecticard) funding was reduced from  $837,540 in FY2016 to $781,820 in FY2017. 2016-2017 borrowIT CT Lending and Payments.  Public libraries lent  3,763,472 items to non-residents during the 2016-2017 year (which ended with February).  Payments should go out to libraries within the next few weeks. Your Library...
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borrowIT CT (i.e. Connecticard) Year Ends with February

Public libraries take note.  February 2017 brings to a close the borrowIT CT reporting period for 2016-2017.  Libraries should complete the report form (an Excel file) for their March 2016 thru February 2017 non-resident loans.  Please send the completed form to Tom.Newman@ct.gov as an attachment and I will confirm receipt.  If you have any difficulty with the form or have que...
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