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.


Helping libraries achieve greatness in their communities


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

2017-2020 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. http://bit.ly/CLiC2017-20StrategicPriorities

Our annual plan delves into more detail about services, operations and more. CLiC Annual plan 2021-22

Governing Board

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

Board Members

Representing Academic Libraries:

April Amack, Secretary (term ends June 2022)
Director of Learning Resources | Morgan Community College | 920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, CO 80701 | Office: 970-542-3187 | april.amack@morgancc.edu

Rhonda Gonzales, Vice Chair (term ends June 2024)
Dean of Library Services | Colorado State University Pueblo | LARC 315, 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001-4901 | 719-549-2315 | rhonda.gonzales@csupueblo.edu

Representing Public Libraries:

Shara Berghuis (term ends June 2022)
Library Director | Wray Public Library | 301 W 7th Street, Wray, CO 80758 | Office: 970-332-4744 | sberghuis@wraypl.com

Paul Paladino, Treasurer (term ends June 2023)
Director | Montrose Regional Library District | 320 S. 2nd St., Montrose, CO 81401 | Office: 970-964-2550 | ppaladino@montroselibrary.org

Representing School Libraries:

Dave Sanger, Chair (term ends June 2023)
Library Educator & Adjunct Faculty Member | University of Denver | dsanger401@aol.com

Terri Brungardt (term ends June 2024)
District Media Specialist | Widefield School District 3 | 930 Leta Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80911 | 719-391-3078 | brungardtt@wsd3.org

Representing Special Libraries:

Madeline Cohen (term ends June 2022)
Assistant Director, Westminster Law Library | University of Denver Sturm College of Law | 303-871-6252 | mcohen@law.du.edu

State Library Staff Representative (ex-officio):

TBD, Assistant Commissioner, CDE (State Librarian) | Colorado State Library | Office: 303-866-6733 | [Email address]

Board Meetings

Future board meetings are listed below.


  • August 11, 2021 : 9-11 a.m. (virtual)
  • October 13, 2021 : 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (in person)
  • December 8, 2021 : 9-11 a.m. (virtual)
  • February 9, 2022 : 9-11 a.m. (virtual)
  • April 13, 2022 : 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (in person)
  • June 8, 2022 : 9-11 a.m. (virtual)

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.


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.

About Our Web Site

In a phrase: “They’re our kind of people.” By that, we mean the folks at Ramblin Jackson, the Boulder-based digital market + video production agency that took seriously our crazy ideas for this web site and actually brought those to life. On the surface, you might think it’s no big deal because the user interface is so easy to navigate and the design is cohesive… but the reality is that under the hood of this seemingly-simple site there exist structural complexities and utility beyond compare. This is a web site built around the concept that CLiC staff should be easy to reach and interact with AND should be reflective of our mission + core values. Ramblin Jackson surpassed our expectations. If you’re looking at revitalizing YOUR web presence, go talk with them, now!