About

Welcome to the Cross Timbers Library Consortium!  

The Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) is a new library consortium based in the Cross Timbers region of the United States. 

Mission Statement of the CTLC:

The Cross Timbers Library Collaborative fosters partnerships among the region’s libraries through cooperative staff development, resource sharing, and innovative programs.

Who we serve: 

All libraries in the Cross Timbers region of the United States.

Membership of the CTLC:

Membership in CTLC is defined by institutional participation. Any library in the Cross Timbers region which shares the Collaborative’s values are welcome to participate and identify themselves as participating organizations.

Our Values:

These values guide CTLC’s work within our libraries and the communities we serve:

Inclusivity, Collaboration, Responsiveness, Cost Effectiveness, Sustainability, Innovation, Collegiality, Information Sharing, Flexibility, Leadership

Governance of the CTLC:

CTLC is a self-organized coalition of libraries with open membership. We are directed by participants; attendees at each planning meeting serve as the steering group for the organization.

Transparency in governance will be maintained by publishing outcomes of the planning meetings via the website and listserv.

Affinity groups based on the interests of individuals or organizations may form to address common issues.

Planning meetings will be held at least twice yearly. Conveners will rotate among member institutions. An annual conference will be hosted by a member institution. Affinity groups may meet at will.

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Join the CT-LC mailing list to participate in discussions about CTLC by e-mailing Kevin.Hawkins@unt.edu