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Consortial Governance, Planning and Organization Documents

[NOTE: This page is no longer being updated. A more recent version is now being maintained on the Consortia page of the Library Success wiki]

Examples documents from library consortia

Memoranda of Understanding | Bylaws | Resource Sharing Agreements | Missions & Overviews | Organization | Strategic Plans

The following list is based in part on Bernie Sloan's Library Consortia Documents Online, but includes additional and updated links as well as the addition of a few documents on mission/overview and organizational structure. This page was originally compiled to assist AMICAL members in drafting and revising our own governance documents.

Consortial Memoranda of Understanding

Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) Memorandum of Understanding & Membership Agreement
http://www.carli.illinois.edu/about/

Copeter - Consortium agreement for library co-operation in St. Petersburg [MS Word]
http://www.ruslan.ru:8001/copeter/outcomes/c_agr_eng.doc
Co-operative management of electronic document provision in St. Petersburg (Russia). [17 August 2006: server unavailable]

MOBIUS - Memorandum of Understanding [PDF]
http://mco.mobius.missouri.edu/filemanager/filedownload/phpO4uWE3.pdf/memo.pdf

Orbis Cascade Alliance - Memorandum of Understanding
http://www.orbiscascade.org/MOU.html

Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) - Memorandum of Understanding
http://www.vivalib.org/mou.html

Consortial Bylaws

Bluegrass Medical Libraries Bylaws
http://www.uky.edu/OtherOrgs/BML/Bylaws.html

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) - Bylaws
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=1&l2=9&l3=10

Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) - Bylaws
http://www.clicweb.org/about/bylaws.php

Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) Bylaws
http://www.carli.illinois.edu/about/

Consortium of South Eastern Law Libraries- Articles of Incorporation
http://library.law.unc.edu/cosell/incorp.htm

Houston Area Research Library Consortium By-Laws
http://www.library.tmc.edu/harlic/bylaws.html

Iowa Private Academic Library Consortium (IPAL) By-Laws
http://www.ipalgroup.org/ipal_bylaws.html

Lincoln Trail Library System - Bylaws
http://www.ltls.org/bylaws.html

Metropolitan Library System (MLS) By-laws [PDF]
http://www.mls.lib.il.us/gotofile.cfm?mid=261
Illinois (formed by merger of Chicago Multitype Library System and the Suburban Library System)

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) - Bylaws [MS Word]
http://www.metro.org/pdfs/bylaws.doc

Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) [PDF]
http://www.mlnc.org/mlncbylaws.pdf
OCLC Regional Network for the state of Missouri

MOBIUS Bylaws
http://mco.mobius.missouri.edu/filemanager/fileview/488/
Missouri academic libraries

Orbis Cascade Alliance Bylaws
http://www.orbiscascade.org/bylaws.html

Southeastern Wisconsin Information Technology Exchange (SWITCH) Bylaws
http://caspian.switchinc.org/SWITCH/bylaws.html

Suburban Library System (SLS) By-laws
http://www.sls.lib.il.us/sls/bylaws/
No longer in use; SLS now part of MLS (Illinois)

Utah Health Sciences Library Consortium - Bylaws
http://www-medlib.med.utah.edu/uhslc/bylaws.html

West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium (WTALC) - Constitution & Bylaws
http://faculty.jscc.edu/scohen/wtalc/constlaw.htm

Western Massachusetts Regional Library System (WMRLS) - Bylaws [PDF]
http://archive.wmrls.org/exec/pdf/Bylaws11-17-04.pdf

Consortial Resource Sharing Agreements & Guidelines

Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) Resource Sharing Code [PDF]
http://www.carli.illinois.edu/mem-prod/I-Share/docs/I-Share-Res-Share-code.pdf

RLG Shares Partnership - Annual Signup
http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=495

TriUniversity Group of Libraries (TUG) - TUG Libraries Lending Policy
http://www.tug-libraries.on.ca/info/lendpol.html

Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) - Interlibrary Loan Guidelines
http://www.viva.lib.va.us/rsc/illguide.html

Consortial Missions & Overviews

Consortium of Research Libraries in the British Isles (CURL)
http://www.curl.ac.uk/

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) - Mission Statement
http://www.metro.org/ab_mission.html

MOBIUS - Governance
http://mco.mobius.missouri.edu/home/governance/

Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) - About Us
http://www.solinet.net/about_us/about_us_templ.cfm?doc_id=15

Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) - Factsheet
http://www.viva.lib.va.us/factsheet.html

Consortial Organization

Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) - Organization
http://www.viva.lib.va.us/orgchart.html

Consortial Strategic Plans

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) - Strategic Directions 2004-2007 [PDF]
http://www.cic.uiuc.edu/groups/CICMembers/archive/ProgramDescription/StrategicDirections2004/StrategicDirections2004-2007.pdf
"11 members of the Big Ten Conference and the University of Chicago"

Consortium of Research Libraries in the British Isles (CURL) - Strategic Plan 2003-2006
http://www.curl.ac.uk/about/strategic03-06.htm

Consortium of South Eastern Law Libraries - Strategic Plan
http://library.law.unc.edu/cosell/stratpla.htm

Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) - Strategic Plan
http://www.anu.edu/caul/caul-doc/StrategicPlan.html

Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) - Strategic Plan (98-01)
http://www.fcla.edu/FCLAinfo/plan/98_02/fclastrategic.html

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) - Strategic Plan: Five–Year Library Plan of Service [PDF]
http://www.metro.org/pdfs/ab_plan.pdf

Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) - Strategic Plan [PDF]
http://www.solinet.net/emplibfile/Strategy%20plan.pdf

 

 

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