Who We Are

CLiC is infrastructure for libraries throughout Colorado. Read more, or contact us!

What Drives Us

Vision, mission and core values. And our plans. This is what we’re all about, in a nutshell.

Vision

Helping libraries achieve greatness in their communities

Mission

Connecting. Energizing. Inspiring. Services for libraries throughout Colorado.

Core Values

  • Deliver friendly service
  • Seek opportunities for collaboration
  • Support growth and discovery
  • Celebrate successes
  • Save money for libraries
  • Blend work & play to create fun

2012-2024 Strategic and Annual Plans

Our one-page, long-range strategic plan is focused on the horizon. It’s very shiny, so don your sunglasses before reading. Strategic Priorities 2022-2024

Our annual plan delves into more detail about services, operations and more. CLiC Annual plan 2023-24

Governing Board

Board members represent different types and sizes of libraries, and regions of the state.

Board Members

Representing Academic Libraries:

Dustin Fife, Vice Chair (term ends June 2025)
College Librarian | Colorado College | Phone: 719-389-6070 | dfife@coloradocollege.edu

Rhonda Gonzales Manzanares, Chair (term ends June 2024)
Dean of Library Services | Colorado State University Pueblo | 719-549-2315 | rhonda.gonzales@csupueblo.edu

Representing Public Libraries:

Shara Berghuis, Treasurer (term ends June 2025)
Library Director | Wray Public Library | 970-332-4744 | sberghuis@wraypl.com

Jon Solomon (term ends June 2026)
Director, Longmont Public Library | 111-222-3333 | jon.solomon@longmontcolorado.gov

Representing School Libraries:

New Representative (term ends June 2026)
Title, Library | Organization | 111-222-3333 | email

Terri Brungardt, Secretary (term ends June 2024)
District Media Specialist | Widefield School District 3 | 719-391-3078 | brungardtt@wsd3.org

Representing Special Libraries:

Melissa DeSantis (term ends June 2026)
Director, Strauss Health Sciences Library | University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus  | 303-724-1748 | melissa.desantis@cuanschutz.edu

State Library Staff Representative (ex-officio):

Nicolle Davies, Assistant Commissioner, CDE (State Librarian) | Colorado State Library | Office: 303-866-6733 | davies_n@cde.state.co.us

Board Meetings

Future board meetings are listed below.

FY2023-24

  • August 9, 2023 : 9-11 a.m. (virtual)
  • October 11, 2023 : 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (virtual)
  • December 13, 2023 : 9-11 a.m. (virtual)
  • February 14, 2024 : 9-11 a.m. (virtual)
  • April 10, 2024 : 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (virtual)
  • June 12, 2024 : 9-11 a.m. (in person)

Board Minutes

Click Here to see minutes from previous CLiC Board meetings. Please note: minutes for a given meeting are not published until they have been approved at the subsequent meeting.

Laws & Regulations

Under state statute, the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) is recognized as a regional library service system.

For a brief history about CLiC’s formation, see this article under Wikipedia. CLiC is a 501(c)3 organization, officially documented by the IRS, but derives a portion of its income from a state appropriation that flows through the Colorado State Library. As such, CLiC is considered a “governmental instrumentality” as well as a non-profit organization. Annually, CLiC’s financial and organizational records (and procedures) undergo a comprehensive audit, and the resulting report is filed with the State of Colorado’s Office of the State Auditor. In addition, CLiC files a Form 990 return with the IRS every year.

Colorado Code of Regulations, defining CLiC as a regional library service system:
Colorado Library Rules & Regulations – Regional Library Service Systems

Colorado Law, outlining regional library service system governing board guidelines
Colorado Library Law – Regional Library Service Systems – Governing Board

CLiC Bylaws
Bylaws of the Colorado Library Consortium

CLiC and the Colorado Open Records Act
The process, fees and other details

CLiC Board and Open Meetings Law (aka Colorado Sunshine Law)
Despite its 501(c)3 status, CLiC also is considered a “governmental instrumentality.” Although no case law requires it, CLiC adheres to Colorado’s open meetings law. In order to best serve attendees, CLiC administrative staff members request that guests with intention to speak at a given meeting notify the Executive Director no less than 2 business days in advance of the scheduled meeting so that a meeting agenda item (Public comments) can be added and the Board Chair can be notified. Individuals wishing to address the CLiC Board with comments are limited to 5 minutes. Maintaining order and a professional environment ensures that guests are respectfully heard while protecting the board’s ability to efficiently accomplish the organization’s business.

Membership

CLiC membership is limited to one per library administrative unit or district, not for individual schools, branches, or people.

CLiC Membership List

Click here to see the CLiC Membership List. If you see errors in your library’s information on the list, please contact us.

CLiC Membership Application

Please check first to see if your library or district is a member before submitting the application form.