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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
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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 (693 libraries, 3700 facilities in
    Public libraries: 482
    Academic libraries: 74
    School libraries: 78
    348 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl.X (120 libraries, 501 facilities in
    Public libraries: 115
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 1
    18 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl (2 libraries, 3 facilities in
    Public libraries: 1
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 1
    489 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 4204 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   MARC Applied Research subsequently known as 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

Sunday Jan 19, 2020

All 359 Press Releases from The Library Corporation

10 most recent items:

December 17, 2019. The newest version of Library.Solution introduces the Inventory module. The release of Library.Solution for Schools 5.5.x introduced updated inventory workflows to support a librarian’s shelf management tasks. <<more>>

December 4, 2019. Updates to Library.Solution shows TLC’s commitment to user experience. The Library Corporation announced the release of Library.Solution version 5.5.2. The numerous features included in this iteration of Library•Solution builds upon TLC’s goal of creating the industry’s leading library management platform to provide users with operational efficiency. <<more>>

November 28, 2019. TLC welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors. The Library Corporation is pleased to announce two new members to their Board of Directors. Patricia Culkin, a founding partner and former lead developer for the CARL Corporation, and Calvin Whittington, a long tenured TLC employee who worked as the Director of Finance and Administration since 1987. <<more>>

August 22, 2019. CARL.Connect staff’s tablet-friendly design praised for expediting staff workflows. TLC recently released updates to CARL.Connect Staff in version 1.6 that enhance the User Overview function. Check-in and check-out capabilities were improved to provide library staff with the ability to view outstanding transactions on a user’s account without having to navigate to account specific interfaces. The new User Overview feature is accessed during check-in or check-out with one-click hyperlinks and cuts out time-consuming steps that traditionally could bottleneck the process for librarians. <<more>>

August 22, 2019. With surging circulation figures, Berkeley Public Library migrates to TLC’s CARL.X. The Library Corporation announced that Berkeley Public Library in California migrated to the CARL•X integrated library system, taking advantage of the fully hosted service model that TLC offers to customers. <<more>>

July 25, 2019. The Library Network celebrates a successful year using TLC’s CARL.X. The Library Network in Southeast Michigan successfully migrated to TLC’s CARL.X ILS after 15 years with SirsiDynix Symphony. TLN says that their May 2018 launch of CARL.X in 50 libraries had no major problems or issues, and they checked out over 22,000 items on the first day. <<more>>

April 26, 2019. TLC.SmartTECH goes on the Road. On March 27th, TLC hosted an open house in our West Virginia office for customers and local legislators, featuring products from our SmartTECH line. With our STEM initiative evolving over the course of years, we are curating numerous products and solutions for libraries and schools. The TLC•SmartTECH team displayed what a makerspace with no limitations can look like, pushing the boundaries of innovation, design, engineering, and art for the 21st century classroom and library. <<more>>

February 14, 2019. Updates to CARL.X, CARL.Connect Discovery and CARL.Connect Staff. TLC announced the release of CARL.X version 9.6.3, CARL.Connect Discovery version 3.4.5, and CARL.Connect Staff version 1.5.3. These releases continue TLC’s trend of providing user-centered solutions to both library users and library staff. Each update removes barriers to service, and empowers libraries to connect with their unique communities. <<more>>

January 24, 2019. Berkeley Public Library selects TLC’s CARL as their next ILS. TLC announced that Berkeley Public Library in California chose CARL.X as their next integrated library system, taking advantage of the fully hosted service model that TLC offers its customers. <<more>>

January 11, 2019. Library.Solution upgrades to Version 5.4.1. The Library Corporation announces the release of Library.Solution version 5.4.1. This new release includes many features in the ILS, most noteworthy the ease of use with batch editing in cataloging. Batch editing has been simplified by making titles and items editable with a drop-down menu for TLC's web-based, award winning software, LS2 Cataloging. <<more>>