Category Archives: Administrative News

CTLS Is Now PLAN

Our member libraries of have elected to rename Central Texas Library System (CTLS) to Partners Library Action Network (PLAN). The primary reason is to clarify that we work with libraries throughout Texas, not only the central area. We are also not a library system in the way that the general public expects.

Since we are changing our name, we are also rebranding with new a logo and everything. Our new website will be https://libaction.net/ and our email addresses are moving from ctls.net to libaction.net.

Dr. Larry Koeninger

The Central Texas Library System has lost a vital  Board member, Dr. Larry Koeninger of College Station. Larry served on our board for several years and retired at the end of December from the directorship of the Bryan+College Station Library System. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Mary Koeninger.

CTLS Board Retreat

The Board of the Central Texas Library System met on January 30 & 31 at the New Braunfels Public Library with Mary Beth Harrington facilitating. Many items were discussed and board members worked hard to plan the years ahead. Thanks to all who participated and to Board Chair Gretchen Pruett for hosting!

2020 CTLS Board Elections

CTLS has an 11-member board who serve 3-year terms. Every fall, 3 positions (or 5, in one case) are up for re-election. The 3 incumbents have agreed to run again. 

The election is open to other nominees. An application is attached. Our nominating committee would be happy to receive your nomination(s). A member librarian can be elected to the board, or a community member you know who loves libraries and wants to help guide CTLS. The board meets 8 times a year in various locations or by telephone. Board travel is reimbursed.

The nominating committee is:

The election is held at the annual Fall Membership meeting, this year in College Station at the newly renovated Larry Ringer Library on Friday, October 18.

More information will be sent out about the meeting closer to the date. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!

Board of Directors Election for 2018

Here are the 6 candidates for the 2018 Board of Directors. The board recently voted to increase the number of members from 9 to 11. 3 board members are up for reelection. Adding 2 more members, this means the 5 candidates receiving the most votes will serve on the board.

The ballots will be sent out by email in the first week of October and will be due 14 calendar days later. Each library may submit one ballot voting for up to 5 of the 6 candidates.