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

SLAAIT Convening 1.0

On Wednesday, March 20th, the SLAAIT team met with their state library colleagues to further discuss the impact of AI on information discovery, communication, media production, and learning. They also outlined the next steps and structure for the project. Please find...

What’s in Store for Libraries with AI? State Libraries Initiative

“What’s in Store for Libraries with AI? State Libraries Initiative” Computers in Libraries 2024 Abstract: Hear how this group of state libraries plans to explore the varied roles state libraries play in the use of AI and in their support of efforts around workforce...

Information Session: Libraries and AI

How are libraries using AI today. Tomorrow? Colleagues, You’re invited to an information session by Gigabit Libraries Network: Session 91 - Libraries and AI: Principles, Practices and Plans Time: March 7th , 2024, 8 - 9am PST Location: zoom For more information:...