iCONN News

Friday, April 07, 2006

Happy Birthday iCONN

It's hard to believe, but iCONN is five years old! On April 9, 2001, Governor M. Jodi Rell (Lieutenant Governor at that time) and State Librarian Kendall Wiggin sent out a press release to formally announce iCONN.

iCONN planning actually began long before the public announcement. The Connecticut General Assembly provided funding for the purchase of licensed information databases for Connecticut's libraries, schools and colleges in 2000. Staff at the Connecticut State Library in conjunction with the Department of Higher Education worked to create and implement iCONN. The iCONN kickoff conference for librarians and media specialists was held on March 26, 2001. Since its public debut on April 9, 2001, iCONN use has grown dramatically over the past 5 years.

If you have an iCONN story or simply want to wish iCONN a happy birthday, please leave a comment!

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