Jonathan Stock who along with others has been working tirelessly to save six threatened law libraries in Connecticut from closure due to financial constraints. Here is Jonathan’s latest report, received as an e-mail on May 6, 2010.:
The Connecticut General Assembly closed down last night. We now know that the bill, its substance merged with the 2011 Budget, passed. You will find herein as an attachment [ see download link below] the latest bulletin from the Judicial Office of External Affairs. We have saved at least three of the six threatened law libraries: Bridgeport, Litchfield, and Hartford. Depending on the Branch’s negotiations with the Department of Public Works, we may also get back the Willimantic Law Library as well as the Willimantic Courthouse.
The good news Jonathan writes about would not have occurred without his continuing, tireless efforts along with those of many other people and organizations such as the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Southern New England Law libraries Association (SNELLA).
You may also want to review other postings on this blog regarding efforts to save law libraries in Connecticut:
Separation of Powers Regarding Judicial Funding in the State of Connecticut
Help Save Connecticut Courthouse Libraries By Spreading the Word
Click on the below link to download the document referenced in Jonathan Stock’s e-mail:
Connecticut Judicial Branch – External Affairs Division – 2010 Legislative Session Update Number 5 May 5, 2010