About the ALC
The Abilene Library Consortium (ALC) is a regional nonprofit organization for all types of libraries, museums, and information organizations. The ALC enables partnerships and collaborations, offering digital, virtual and in-person services and resources including library information systems, digitization, and expert consulting.
Mission & Vision
Our Mission is to
DELIVER higher-quality library services to our communities,
SHARE resources, and
COLLABORATE with member libraries.
Our VISION is to be a nationally-recognized organization, advancing the missions of our member libraries at an equitable cost.
We offer support and services in four strategic areas:
TECHNOLOGY: Supporting our libraries with technology that is sustainable and meets the needs of all consortium members.
RESOURCE SHARING: Identifying opportunities to improve services by leveraging purchase power and sharing resources.
INNOVATION: Keeping your library aware of new products, services, databases, and trends in the library profession.
GROWTH: Strengthening our collective resources and purchasing power by continually improving service offerings and actively seeking new partnerships and consortium members.
COLLABORATION: We work together to support the individual needs of the member libraries, their communities, and the consortium.
TRUST: We demonstrate honesty and integrity to one another and to our communities.
RESILIENCE: We are dedicated to running a sustainable organization that meets the long-term needs of the libraries.
VALUE: We strive to provide high-quality solutions at a lower price than would otherwise be attainable by the individual members.