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State Library Board

The State Library Board determines policy for the State Library and provides for the supervision of the State Library by a State Librarian appointed by the Board. The State Library Board is within the Department of Education for administrative purposes only.

State Library Board Meetings

Link to our Google Calendar to find meeting dates & times

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2012  
Board Meeting Minutes pdf          
State Librarian's Report pdf          
Financial Report pdf          
2011  
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2010  
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2009  
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2008  
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2007  
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2006            
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2005            
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2004            
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2003            
Board Meeting Minutes html html html html html html
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2002            
Board Meeting Minutes html html html html html html
State Librarian's Report html html html html html html
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2001            
Board Meeting Minutes html html html html html html
State Librarian's Report html html html html html html
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2000            
Board Meeting Minutes html html html html html html
State Librarian's Report html html html html html html
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1999            
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Statutory Charge and Responsibilities
Section 11-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes assigns to the Board responsibility for:

  • the supervision of the State Library by a State Librarian
  • planning for state-wide library service, other than for school libraries
  • maximum state participation in federal aid for public libraries
  • establishing standards for principal public libraries
  • appointing an advisory council for library planning and development
  • instituting and conducting programs of state-wide library service
  • maintaining the state's principal law library
  • maintaining a library service for the blind and other persons with disabilities
  • planning and developing the Connecticut Digital Library
  • making construction grants to public libraries
  • creating and maintaining the official state archives
  • programs for library development and reader services
  • operating the Raymond E. Baldwin Museum of Connecticut History and Heritage.

Under the direction of the State Library Board, the State Librarian is responsible for developing and directing a public records management program.

The State Library Board approves rules and regulations for the state publications depository library system, the retention, destruction and transfer of documents; the Connecticard program; and statewide library programs.

The State Library Board administers a $14 million annual budget and provides leadership and support services to Connecticut's 169 public libraries.

Composition of the Board

The State Library Board consists of:

  • Chief Justice of the Supreme court or designee
  • Chief Court Administrator or designee
  • Commissioner of Education or designee
  • Five members who are appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall be an experienced librarian, one of whom shall be an experienced archivist and one of whom shall be an experienced museum professional
  • One member each appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, the minority leader of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the minority leader of the House

The terms of appointed members are coterminous with the term of their appointing authority.

The State Librarian, who serves as the chief administrative officer of the Board, is appointed by the Board.

Members of State Library Board

The current members of the State Library Board are:

John N. Barry - Chair
P.O. Box 807
Marion, CT 06444

Robert D. Harris, Jr. - Vice Chair
125 Pease Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Honorable Michael R. Sheldon
Appellate Court
75 Elm St.
Hartford, CT 06106

Judge Francis X. Hennessy
Appellate Court
75 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Linda Anderson
18 Pinecrest Drive
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Daphne Anderson Deeds
Fine Arts and Museum Consultant     
55 West Morris Road
Bantam, CT 06750

Eileen DeMayo
700 North High Street
East Haven, CT 06512

 

 

 

 

 

Allen Hoffman
366 Ridgewood Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06107

Joy Hostage
5 Deanarose Place
Cheshire, CT 06410

Scott Hughes
Bridgeport Public Library
925 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Mollie Keller
1944 Huntington Tpke.
Trumbull, CT 06611

Stefan Pryor
Department of Education
165 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106