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Thank you for attending the CTLC 2023 Conference!

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the CTLC 2023 Conference and helped make it such an excellent experience. We look forward to another great conference next year.

Keep an eye on the website for updates about recordings of the conference sessions. You can see the recordings from previous CTLC conferences by clicking “Archived Presentations” above, or by checking out the TWU Institutional Repository.

Check back here at the beginning of 2024 for information about next year’s conference!


Cross Timbers Library Conference 2023 is Friday, July 28th!

Join us at the CTLC 2023 Conference for a keynote address from Carolyn Foote and Becky Calzada, co-founders of the @FReadomfighters and recent honorees of People’s 2023 Women Changing the World portfolio! Our keynote is at 1:00 PM this Friday, July 28th and check out the rest of the conference schedule on our Eventee site.

We’re also hosting a pre-conference on Thursday, July 27th, which features a library director discussion on “doing more with less” and a workshop on AI tools for research and writing!

We’re looking forward to two days of excellent presentations relating to our theme, Inflation and Innovation: Doing More with Less. Register here with your name and email address by 9:00 AM on July 28, 2023.


Registration for the CTLC 2023 Conference is OPEN! 

Register with your name and email address by July 28, 2023.

There is no registration cost for the conference and will be held virtually on Friday, July 28th, with a CTLC virtual Pre-Conference on Thursday, July 27th. This year, our theme is Inflation and Innovation: Doing More with Less and will provide the opportunity for libraries across the Cross Timbers Region to showcase the exciting activities, services, and technology in their libraries. 

Questions about the Conference? Contact us at or check back here for more details on the schedule and presentations.


CTLC 2023 Conference - Call for Proposals Update

There is still time to submit your proposals for CTLC 2023! We are especially looking for more poster sessions. In this virtual environment, posters are short (about 15-minute) presentations pre-recorded on an interesting topic or practical application for libraries. They do not have to be fully related to the conference theme. If you have worked on a project or have something unique to highlight, we are interested in hearing from you!

The form for submitting your proposal can be found at Please submit your proposal by Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

We are also seeking a long-form workshop related to the theme of “Doing More with Less,” as described below, to be presented the morning of July 27th. Please email questions and proposals for the Pre-Conference Workshop to Tom Rohrig at

Cross Timbers Library Collaborative 2023 Conference

Inflation and Innovation: Doing More with Less

Virtual: July 27-28, 2023


Libraries are all dealing with rising prices, yet we are still expected to maintain high standards of service. What do we do when funding or resource changes occur without our consent? How do we pivot to make wise choices for our particular audience? We also encourage you to submit proposals that would be of interest to recent graduates, new librarians, or the role of professional organizations (TLA, ALA, ACRL) and how they can benefit librarians.

Our primary goal is to promote information sharing, awareness of successful programs, and an affordable training opportunity for libraries in the region. Please consider:

  • How does funding affect your services overall? What do you do to adapt?
  • How do you manage time when more projects are put on your to do list?
  • What programs have been successful? What programs were not successful? Why?
  • What technology have you been able to implement? How did that process go?
  • What programs, services, or technological innovations have made you excited about libraries recently? Why?

Questions about Proposals? Contact us at