Monday, February 6, 2006

Chicago, IL - Clarity Partners serves as the Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) project manager for the implementation of The Library Corporation’s (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 CPL’s 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 CPL’s 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.  For more information regarding Chicago Public Library please visit http://www.chipublib.org/.