Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors:

CLA Supporting Sponsor:

EveryLibrary is the first and only national political action committee for libraries. We are a gold-rated non-profit organization that helps public, school, and college libraries secure new funding through tax and advisory referendum, bonds elections, negotiations with school boards, and advocacy at municipal, state, and federal levels. Our primary goal is to ensure stable funding and access to libraries for generations to come. We are a registered non-profit in the state of Illinois and have received 501(c)4 designation by the IRS as a social welfare organization. EveryLibrary welcomes contributions from individuals, corporate, union, and political donors to advance our work.

EveryLibrary is an ongoing CLA Supporting Sponsor.

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Diamond Sponsors:

CLC is all about “The Power of We!” By working together and pooling our resources, we increase the power of all types of libraries across Connecticut!

With CLC, Connecticut library staff …

  • Save millions of dollars each year by using CLC’s purchasing contracts

  • Stay connected via 30+ CLC-sponsored interest groups

  • Learn and grow with practical (and fun!) professional development opportunities

  • Always have a friendly CLC staff member to provide help and support

Best of all - if your library is a CLC member, you’re a member too! Learn More Here.

EBSCO provides a discovery service, online research content (databases, archives, e-books, e-journals & e-packages) and subscription management services for all types of libraries. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family-owned company since 1944. Learn More Here.

URI’s Master of Library and Information Studies is a fully-online, 36-credit program that builds knowledge and expertise in library and information services (across multiple sectors), management of information services, and information science, technology, and equity.

Graduates benefit from the experiential education and mandatory internships offered, as well as the robust alumni network our longstanding institution maintains. With the mentorship of dedicated faculty and advisors, students can tailor programs in a personalized manner to fit their needs and choose from four optional tracks in leadership, information equity, school library media, and digital media.

Taught in a flexible, asynchronous learning format, the program prepares knowledgeable, ethical, and engaged library and information leaders and professionals to serve the information needs of diverse communities. As one of the first accelerated online MLIS programs, full-time students can complete their master’s in as little as one year. Part-time students can complete in two years.

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Experience Choice. Where extraordinary services happens.

We knew back in 1974 at the inception of our company that a commitment to providing extraordinary customer service would be our mission. Today, that commitment continues to be the core of every effort made on behalf of our customers. And, we continue to enhance those levels of support every year.

We have had the privilege of partnering with all types libraries across the US in providing professional serials management solutions and selection support tools. Our vision is simple: To become every library's most trusted and valued partner.

Our mission is backed by an unparalleled commitment: Learn by listening to what matters. Lead by serving. And, ultimately exceed all customer expectations as it relates to the overall subscription management experience.

Our success has been a direct result of our determination to remain steadfast in understanding our customers' needs and objectives. Come join us in continuing the story.

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Gold Sponsors:

Helping Libraries Build Connections and Strengthen Learning Communities

Gale, a Cengage company, partners with librarians and educators around the world to connect learners to essential content through user-friendly technology that enhances experiences and improves learning outcomes. For more than 65 years, Gale has collaborated with academic institutions, schools, and public libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights that push the boundaries of traditional research and advance learners in all areas of life. We have a long history of providing students, educators, and libraries with authoritative content and honor our role as a trusted publisher and aggregator of information. Our team is proud to help libraries deliver essential content to a diverse community of learners. Learn More Here.


THE SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

The School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) is the oldest School of Library and Information Studies in the western half of the United States. It was founded in 1902 as part of the Kansas State Normal School by Gertrude Shawhan, who was director of the program from 1902-1904.

OUR MISSION

Educating successful library and information professionals with imagination, creativity and innovations.

VISION STATEMENT

Embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good.

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Equinox Open Library Initiative provides a full suite of open source software for libraries, including Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, VuFind Discovery, Fulfillment ILL, CORAL ERM, and SubjectsPlus research guides. Founded in 2006 as Equinox Software, Equinox became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2017 with a mission to support libraries, archives, museums, and consortia with innovative open source technologies and to promote and support open source library technology communities. Equinox provides project management, data management, migration and implementation services for libraries of all sizes and types. Equinox also offers hosting, training, software development, and web design services, along with workflow, policy, and IT consulting services.

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Silver Sponsors:

Creative Library Concepts (CLC) is a full service firm specializing in the design, sale and installation of library furnishings. Founded in 1993, we have decades of experience working with libraries and their architects to design and furnish their spaces.

We are an authorized dealer for more than 100 different manufacturers of shelving and furniture, most of whom hold approved state and cooperative purchasing contracts. Our team includes sales professionals, design coordinators, project managers and installers, all of whom work together to deliver our clients a complete turn-key solution.

With hundreds of successful installations and thousands of satisfied clients, Creative Library Concepts has the experience and resources needed to help bring your library’s design vision to life. We would be delighted to speak with you about how we can help with your upcoming library project.

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Hertz Furniture is committed to offering top quality, competitively priced furniture that meets your needs. We strive to provide the best customer experience possible, whether you're buying a single chair or furnishing an entire campus. Our goal is complete customer satisfaction.


We have so much confidence in the quality of our merchandise that we provide Limited Lifetime Warranties on virtually everything we sell on our website, always exceeding the manufacturers' warranties.


With the best warranties in the industry, you can buy with confidence from Hertz Furniture.

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Lothrop Associates LLP is a full service architecture and interior design firm providing planning, design and delivery solutions.

Since the firm’s establishment in 1967, we have earned a notable reputation as a leader in the industry. Dozens of our projects have been recognized for design excellence.

Our philosophy is to work together as a team to provide our clients with high quality personalized service combined with creative designs and cost effective solutions. We value our clients and believe our firm’s success is attributed to the client relationships we have cultivated over the years. We combine decades of experience having completed more than 1,900 projects with the complimentary talents of our progressive and enthusiastic team.

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Started in 2016, the Southern Connecticut State University Master in Library and Information Science is the only fully online program of its kind in Connecticut. Accredited by the American Library Association, this program prepares the next generation of information professionals to succeed in the ever changing field of library and information science. This program is customizable and asynchronous, allowing its students to prepare for the career they want.

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Special Event Sponsors:

Mobile-MiniGolf delivers the fun of minigolf on-site to your location. We set the course up in the common spaces in and around your building and organize an awesome and inclusive event. We are “The Masters” of mobile minigolf because we have the best golf holes, and we do everything for you so you can enjoy the day too! Over the past 10 years we have organized hundreds of events and entertained tens of thousands of participants. But we bring more than just a fun and challenging putt-putt golf course. We bring 17 years of team building experience, creating exciting opportunities for engagement and discovery. We work to tailor each event to the specific needs of our Corporate clientele, Retirement communities, Schools and Colleges, and Library Programs. Check out our 24+ unique and challenging golf holes we can fit your spaces. See how we take a fun community activity and turn it into a truly memorable event. Contact us anytime and we will quickly reply with information, pricing, and availability for your particular event.

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