State Librarian's Column

Study of iCONN Usage
Love Your Library & Barnes & Noble
"The Road To Freedom"
Humanities Grant
Governor Rowland's Portrait
Digital Preservation Consortium
Construction Grants
Historical Hartford Courant Project
Women's History Month


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State Librarian's Column

The year 2006 will continue to bring challenges for libraries in Connecticut and throughout the country. Competition for funding will remain keen. Librarians will start retiring in greater numbers. Recruitment will be harder as fewer librarians are graduated. more...


Study of iCONN Usage


One hundred percent (100%) of people who use iCONN are satisfied with the information found there, but most Connecticut residents don't know about the service. This was just one of the many findings from a November 2005 public opinion poll conducted by the University of Connecticut's Center for Survey and Research Analysis (CSRA). more...


Love Your Library & Barnes & Noble

Over $30,000 worth of purchases were made with Love Your Library vouchers in the first-ever Connecticut statewide library fundraiser with Barnes & Noble on Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd. Librarians, book sellers, authors, publishers, and patrons pulled together, bringing not only funds, but much-needed publicity to Connecticut's libraries, library organizations, and the iCONN program. more...


"The Road To Freedom"

"Greetings! My name is Jordan Freeman. I was born in 1732 to Oxford and Temperance, who were the servants of Richard Lord of Old Lyme. As time passed and I became a man, in 1755 I married Lilly, the servant of Mary Prentice of New London. Later, I became the servant of John Ledyard and the body servant of Colonel William Ledyard. more...


Humanities Grant

The Connecticut Humanities Council (CHC) has awarded the Connecticut Heritage Foundation (CHF) a $9,800 grant to develop a strategic plan for the Museum of Connecticut History. Over the past several years, the Museum has been going through the American Association of Museums Institutional Assessment program. more...


Governor Rowland's Portrait

On November 23, with no formal ceremony, a portrait of former Governor John G. Rowland was hung in Memorial Hall as part of the Museum of Connecticut History's gubernatorial portrait collection. The portrait by R. H. Sibold had originally hung in Eolia, the mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park but had been taken down and stored when Governor Rowland resigned. more...


Digital Preservation Consortium


The Connecticut State Library (CSL)is a charter member of the new digital venture by a leading preservation consortium. The highly respected Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC) was founded in 1976 and has shaped standards and conduct that influence the entire microfilm industry. more...


Construction Grants



West Hartford Public Library


Kent Memorial Library in Suffield



On November 28, 2005, the State Library approved nine construction grants for a total of $3,000,175 from state bonding funds. more...


Historical Hartford Courant Project

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded the State Library a $50,000 grant to support the Historical Hartford Courant digitization project. State Librarian Kendall F. Wiggin said that the grant from the Hartford Foundation represents a major milestone in the Library's fundraising efforts for this important project. more...


Women's History Month


Edith Stoehr and unknown female angler, no date, Record Group 079, Department of Environmental Protection, Fish and Game. more...



Josephine Bennett and daughters Frances and Katherine of Hartford, ca. more...



Corporal Mary Alice Kadelak O'Brien, Assigned as a driver to the Base Motor Pool, Picture Group 048, Bradley Field World War II Activities, 1942-1945. more...






The CONNector Editorial Board
Kendall F. Wiggin, State Librarian



Editor: Bonnie Delaney
Library Specialist: Hilary Frye
State Archivist: Mark Jones
Unit Head, History and Genealogy Richard C. Roberts
Administrator,CT Digital
Library:
William Sullivan
Director, Library for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped:
Carol Taylor
Curator, Museum of CT History: David Corrigan
Reviewer: Sheila Mosman
Newsletter Production: Ellen Morrison


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