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The Library Corporation

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Research Park
Inwood, West Virginia 25428-9733
United States
Toll free: 325-7759
Phone: 304-229-0100
Fax: 304-229-0295
Web site:

Board of Directors

  • Annette Harwood Murphy -- Co-founder, President/CEO, Chairman of the Board
  • Gary Kirk -- President, Tech Logic
  • Brad Murphy -- Vice President, Singapore Operations


  • Annette Harwood Murphy -- Co-founder, President/CEO, Chairman of the Board
  • Gary Kirk -- President, Tech Logic
  • Rich Jacobson -- Chief Operating Officer
  • Calvin Whittington -- Director of Finance and Administration
  • Brad Murphy -- Vice President, Singapore Operations
  • Paul Leppert -- Vice President -- Managing Director TLC Denver
  • John Burns -- Vice President of Sales
  • Sherry Banks -- Director of Inwood Operations
  • Sam Brenizer -- Director of Product Management, Inwood
  • Lorrie Ann Butler -- Director of Product Strategy and Customer Relations, Denver

Company Ownership

Library automation systems

The Library Corporation offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Library.Solution (804 libraries, 3798 facilities in
    Public libraries: 553
    Academic libraries: 103
    School libraries: 86
    204 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl.X (38 libraries, 486 facilities in
    Public libraries: 35
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 1
    14 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl (2 libraries, 3 facilities in
    Public libraries: 1
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 1
    490 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 4287 library facilities included in use an ILS provided by The Library Corporation.

Corporate Chronology

Apr 1, 2005   The Library Corporation acquires TechLogic.
Jan 12, 2001   The Library Corporation launches YouSeeMore.
Jul 3, 2000   The Library Corporation acquires Carl Corporation.
1995   The Library Corporation launches ITS.for Windows.
1987   The Library Corporation launches The Intelligent Catalog.
Jun 1985   Eyring Research Institute, Inc. founds Eyring Library Systems to market Carl.
1985   TLC launches BiblioFile.
1978   Colorado Alliance for Research Libraries founded.
1974   The Library Corporation founded by Brower Murphy and Annette Murphy.

Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides

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Breeding, Marshall, Information Today (September 2000). The Library Corporation acquires CARL Corporation

The consolidation of the library automation marketplace continues with the acquisition of CARL Corp. by The Library Corporation (TLC). In this development, TLC expands its presence from small and medium-sized libraries to the very largest libraries and library consortia. CARL Corp. will be wholly owned by TLC, though its name will continue to be used in the combined company. The marketing, sales, support, and development of CARL's products and services will continue largely unchanged from its Denver facilities.

The Library Corporation News

Thursday Aug 25, 2016

All 311 Press Releases from The Library Corporation

10 most recent items:

June 24, 2016. Nashville Public Library System and Metro Nashville Public Schools select the CARL.X ILS. The Library Corporation announce that the Nashville Public Library System and Metro Nashville Public School have selected CARL.X as their next integrated library system. <<more>>

June 15, 2016. Broward County Library extends CARL•X contract. The Broward County Library in South Florida has extended their CARL.X contract for an additional three years, The Library Corporation announced this week. As part of this renewal, BCL will be implementing CARL.Connect, TLC’s suite of online, mobile clients and they will be participating as a development partner for the web-based cataloging features of CARL.Connect Collections. <<more>>

June 7, 2016. TLC’s CARL.X announces full compatibility with Edelweiss Analytics from Above the Treeline. The Library Corporation and Above the Treeline announced compatibility between CARL.X and the Edelweiss Analytics library collection management service. Launched at the American Library Association Annual Conference in June of 2015, Edelweiss Analytics provides libraries with up-to-date data information to improve circulation, as well as provide greater insight into what their patrons want. <<more>>

June 3, 2016. Jacobson named COO of TLC's Inwood operations. Rich Jacobson, who has served as Inside Sales Manager for The Library Corporation for more than a decade, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Inwood Operations. In his new role, Jacobson is tasked with managing the day-to-day tasks at TLC’s Inwood headquarters. <<more>>

May 26, 2016. TLC integration with LibraryH3lp complete. The Library Corporation announced that LibraryH3lp’s live chat service is now fully integrated with their LS2 PAC for CARL online public access catalog, building on TLC’s long standing commitment to ensure libraries can meet the evolving needs of their customers. <<more>>

May 6, 2016. TLC announces management changes. Two longtime employees of The Library Corporation have been promoted to senior management positions. John Burns is TLC’s new Vice President of Sales, and Sherry Banks has been named Director of Inwood Operations. <<more>>

April 20, 2016. TLC’s family of libraries continues to grow. Three more prestigious libraries recently joined thousands of other library locations worldwide that use The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution integrated library system. <<more>>

April 7, 2016. Loudoun County Public Library upgrades to TLC’s CARL.X ILS. Loudoun County Public Library in Virginia implemented The Library Corporation’s CARL.X integrated library system, debuting TLC’s modern, intuitive online catalog and open and powerful staff interfaces on March 29. <<more>>

February 19, 2016. Brevard County Public Libraries extends CARL.X contract for five years. TLC announced that the Brevard County Public Libraries in Florida have renewed their CARL.X contract for an additional five years. Brevard County implemented CARL.X in 2008 and will continue their partnership with TLC by transitioning to CARL’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solution in order to take advantage of the fully hosted service model that TLC provides. <<more>>

December 8, 2015. TLC library automation selected by Columbia College in Vancouver. The library at Canada’s Columbia College is discarding its Follett Athena integrated library system in favor of The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution automation system. TLC’s powerful yet user-friendly ILS is becoming increasingly popular in Canada, with Library.Solution being used across the country by libraries in five provinces and the Yukon. <<more>>