|April 2002||Volume 4 Number 2|
IN THIS ISSUE
The State Librarian's Column
The State Librarian shares his experiences at the Web-Wise 2002 conference and encourages use of iCONN, Connecticut's new digital library, as an important professional development resource.
- CSL's New Web Resource
The State Library staff has created a new resource designed to save you and your staff research time, while maintaining your ability to have timely information available on issues currently under consideration in state government.
- The Move to Van Block: A State Library Odyssey
An acknowledgment of the tremendous effort and preparation set forth to accomplish the move to the new Van Block facility.
- The New Digital Library Advisory Board
A new Connecticut Digital Library Board was formed in February. Significant accomplishments by the Board are an iCONN Training Manual and RESC Spring training.
Not Bad For a Small State
Statistics indicating how Connecticut ranks in library services.
Honoring the Past
- Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Receives Award
LBPH received an award for the outstanding services it provides to blind patrons.Marcia Baran also received an award for her advocacy role in promoting special services for the disabled.
- The Life and Times of William Webb: An African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut
Kevin Johnson portrays the life of an African-American soldier, William Webb, from an emotional and exciting first-person perspective. His tribute has been presented throughout Connecticut and can be booked in your area.
- Remembering A Policewoman Pioneer: Evelyn J. Briggs
An account of one of the first two State Policewomen appointed in Hartford.
Museum's Uniforms Travel to Civil War Arkansas
The uniform coats of Union Major General Samuel Ryan Curtis were sent overnight air freight to northwest Arkansas just in time to help launch Pea Ridge National Military Park's fund campaign.
Creating the Future
- New Museum Acquisition
One of the newest acquisitions of the Museum is a pencil and watercolor view of a paper mill in the Poquonock section of Windsor.
Connecticut Public Libraries - New, Expanded or Renovated - Stafford Public Library
The new Stafford Library was dedicated on October 28, 2001. Pictures and features of the new library are illustrated.
This newsletter is published quarterly in January, April, July, November. Your contribution and comments are welcome. The deadline for contributions is the 20th of the month prior to publication. Please send them to Editor, CSL, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT 06106-1537 or email Bonnie Delaney.
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