Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference 2014

The second Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young Street Dallas, TX. This conference will be an opportunity for sharing information among members of the library community in the greater DFW region. The conference will feature panel presentations on innovative approaches to current library challenges, workshops on specific topics, lightning talks on contemporary library issues, and time to network!

Registration cost: $20. This includes a boxed lunch and conference materials.
To register, go to:
In order to finalize catering plans, the final registration cutoff date will be Thursday, July 17.


Keynote presentation by Mark Smith, Texas State Librarian. Mark will discuss the state of libraries in Texas and future directions for the state library. “The biggest change in libraries since I started is the amount of material that is available online and the very significant differences in how people access information compared to even just a few years ago.” For more information on Mark Smith, see:

A public working group session of DFW area librarians on collaborative collection development will be led by Rick Lugg of Sustainable Collection Services (SCS). This working group is finding ways of leveraging the 5 million titles held in the region. Rick has worked with academic libraries since 1983. Since 2007 Rick has helped libraries manage monographic collections in responsible, intelligent, and efficient ways. For more information about Rick and the services that SCS will be offering to the DFW area, see:

The 2014 CTLC conference will feature more than two dozen other presentations by staff members from DFW area public, school, and academic libraries on a huge number of innovative topics. Sessions will include discussions of current developments in library technology, public services, special collections, outreach, and many other topics. One panel will feature graduates of the most recent class of the Tall Texans Library Leadership Institute (, who will discuss what leadership means in today’s library field.