February 6, 2006 - -Chicago, IL. Clarity Partners serves as the Chicago Public Libraryís (CPL) project manager for the implementation of The Library Corporationís (TLC) next generation integrated library system (ILS), Carl.X. The ILS includes traditional library functions (online public access catalog, cataloging, circulation, holds, etc.), state-of-the-art search engine technologies, sophisticated self-service and e-commerce modules, including web-based collection development and acquisitions, and integration of the ILS business functions (collection development, acquisitions, and fund management) with CPLís Shelf.Life intranet application that manages all staff desktop applications, including calendar, email, HR, finance, Web content creation, event management, and other functions. Clarity works closely with the CPLís six business owners and executive committee to manage and oversee TLC, coordinate project resources, proactively manage the project, and provide risk management and QA services.
About Chicago Public Library
For 125 years, the Chicago Public Library has been one of Chicago's premier cultural and educational institutions. It has served as a place of lifelong learning; a research center; and a source of literature, information and enrichment for the people of Chicago, the State of Illinois and the world. Although the Library has grown dramatically since it first opened on January 1, 1873, its mission has remained the same--to provide and to support opportunities for all people to read, learn and discover at their Chicago Public Library. Today, the 79 locations of the Library are a source of books, periodicals, newspapers and information in multiple languages. Users can find computers and Internet access, literature, science materials, music, videos, business resources, educational research and extensive cultural and community programs for children and adults.
About Clarity Partners, LLC
Clarity Partners, LLC is a full service management and technology consulting firm that provides management consulting, applications consulting, IT infrastructure consulting, and staffing services to large and small private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. Clarity's diverse consultants leverage their extensive business knowledge and technology experience, combined with analytical rigor, to help transform complex business decisions into solutions that expand our clients' possibilities and provide measurable business value. Clarity Partners is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and is a certified minority business enterprise (MBE) and disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE).