Director, Division of Library Development - USMC Veteran
Connecticut State Library
Dawn La Valle is currently the Director, Division of Library Development for the Connecticut State Library. Under Dawn’s leadership the Division provides consulting, funding, professional development training and statewide services that enhance Connecticut libraries abilities to deliver high-quality library service to their communities. During her short tenure Dawn and her staff have fostered partnerships with key federal, state and local agencies as well as other organizations throughout the state that share the vision of the importance of libraries in CT. The Division has launched several initiatives for CT libraries including the EDGE Initiative, Excite Innovation Leadership Training, Health and Legal Literacy initiatives and the CT Statewide Aspen Connecticut’s Path Forward Initiative to name a few. Dawn currently serves on CT’s Access to Justice Commission (ATJ), Co-Chair on ATJ’s Working Group on Public Libraries and CT’s Commission on Educational Technology’s Digital Learning Council. She holds an MA in Political Science and an M.ED in Secondary Education from Long Island University, NY; an MLIS with a Certificate in Archives & Records Management from the Palmer School, Long Island University and a BA in Social Science from Adelphi University.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM