The Work of CIRCL


CIRCL is currently being developed and advanced through working groups. Working groups (and all of CIRCL) are managed in Slack. For access to the Slack workspace contact

Partnerships and Governance

Grant Writing

Environmental Scan

State Libraries and AI Technologies 

CIRCL is a network of organizations working together to increase the capacity and impact of rural libraries. The following is a list of projects where CIRCL partners are working together. These are not CIRCL projects or projects funded by CIRCL, but projects funded by individual partners that ultimately support the goal of increasing capacity and impact of rural libraries. 

Texas State Library and Archives Commission with The University of Texas at Austin

  1. Develop and deliver training for TSLAC staff about developing outcome measurement strategies
  2. Explore the value of certification to rural and small library staff


Work Group Updates

Prompting McLuhan (Libraries in Response)

If the medium is the message and AI is a medium, what's the message? Seeking insights through historic lens of media guru, Marshall McLuhan. It seems the famous media guru gets resurrected with each new confounding media arrival. First with understanding TV's impact...

Our AI Futures (Libraries in Response)

This lively conversation shifts focus from wondering what AI means or might do to society and humanity toward proposing positive actions to leverage this technology. Speakers• Lilian P. Coral, V.P. New America’s Technology and Democracy programs, Head of the Open...