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 2017-18

Governing Board

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

Board Members

Representing Academic Libraries:

Helen I. Reed, Chair (term ends 2018)
Dean of University Libraries | University of Northern Colorado | Campus Box 48, Michener Library, Rm 135 Greeley, CO 80639 | Office: 970-351-2601 | helen.reed@unco.edu

April Amack, Secretary (term ends 2019)
Director of Learning Resources | Morgan Community College | 920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, CO 80701 | Office: 970-542-3187 | april.amack@morgancc.edu

Representing Public Libraries:

Carrie Andrew, Vice Chair (term ends 2019)
Director | Norwood Public Library | PO Box 127, 1110 Lucerne St, Norwood, CO 81423 | Office: 970-327-4833 | carrie@loneconelibrary.org

Paul Paladino (term ends 2020)
Director | Montrose Regional Library District | 320 S. 2nd St., Montrose, CO 81401 | Office: 970-964-2550 | ppaladino@montroselibrary.org

Representing School Libraries:

Gwen Giddens (term ends 2018)
Director Learning Resource Services | Colorado Springs School District 11 | Learning Resource Services, 711 E. San Rafael St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2555 | Office: 719-520-2254, Work cell phone: 719-499-3177 | giddegb@d11.org

Dave Sanger (term ends 2020)
Library Educator & Adjunct Faculty Member | University of Denver | dsanger401@aol.com

Representing Special Libraries:

David Selden, Treasurer (term ends 2018)
Library Director | National Indian Law Library/NARF | 1522 Broadway Boulder, CO 80302 | Office: 303-447-8760 | dselden@narf.org

State Library Staff Representative

Eugene Hainer Assistant Commissioner, CDE (State Librarian) | Colorado State Library | Office: 303-866-6733 | Hainer_G@cde.state.co.us

Board Meetings

Future board meetings are listed below.


  • August 15, 2017 : 9-11 a.m.
  • October 10, 2017 : 9-11 a.m. | Training Noon-2 p.m.
  • December 19, 2017 : 9-11 a.m.
  • February 20, 2018 : 9-11 a.m.
  • April 17, 2018 : 9-11 a.m. | Training Noon-2 p.m.
  • June 19, 2018 : 9-11 a.m.

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 quasi-governmental, 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 quasi-governmental. It 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 NEW 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!