|APRIL 2001||Volume 3 Number 2|
IN THIS ISSUE
The State Librarian's Column
State Librarian Kendall F. Wiggin relates the importance of preservation in the library profession.
State Library Board Notes
Significant activities reported at the State Library Board meeting on January 22, 2001.
- Connecticut High School Summer Reading Lists - A Study
A survey of Summer Reading Lists for High School students along with a list of the top ten titles.
- Mary Engels "Outstanding Librarian for 2001" Connecticut Library Association Award
An account of some the contributions by Mary Engels, Director of the Middletown Service Center to the Connecticut Library community
CPTV's Family Science Expo
The Connecticut State Library and the Museum of Connecticut History were happy to participate in the Family Science Expo by Connecticut Public Television.
Honoring the Past
- Dear Governor O'Neill
An article about William O'Neill, the "man of the people", his papers and his legacy as governor
- New Historic Preservation Grant Program
Legislation has been passed charging the Public Records Administrator with the responsibility of administering a grant program to help municipalities enhance or improve the preservation and management of historic documents.
- Murder and Mayhem Abound in the State Library's Law Collection
Connecticut State Library's law collection has many accounts of murder trials that were reported in such detail as to fascinate and excite modern day readers.
From the State Archives
An excerpt of a July 16, 1927 letter to Mr. Hale, State Military Necrologist from the Connecticut Credit Bureau.
Creating the Future
- Iconn.org; Connecticut Digital Library
ICONN, the Connecticut Digital Library makes its debut, providing universal access to a core level of library and information resources
- Final Round of Technology Grants
U. S. Library Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has accepted applications for the fourth and final round of technology grants from state library agencies.
- 'Browsable' Edition of Connecticut General Statutes Online
The Legislative Commissioner's Office (LCO) of the Connecticut General Assembly released a fully browsable edition of the 2001 state statutes.
- Friends of Connecticut Libraries Unveil New Web Page
FOCL reveals new web site.
Proposed Budget Cut for Information Resources
The Governor's proposed budget cuts for the printed and electronic information resources.
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