TAYLOR, TEXAS – City of Taylor Library Director Karen Ellis was recently elected serve a third term on the Central Texas Library System, Inc. (CTLS) Board of Directors to an At-Large position. She has served on the board since 2015.
The CTLS mission is dedicated to strengthening Texas public libraries. According to CTLS, it currently serves 220 member libraries spanning 117 counties and service more than seven million Texans. The nonprofit organization is able to secure grant programs, provide discounted vendors, seminars and workshops, and has rotation equipment and collections for member libraries. The CTLS Board of Directors has 11 members who serve 3-year overlapping terms.
“The Taylor Public Library has benefited greatly from cooperative grant opportunities made possible via our membership in CTLS, Inc.,” Ellis said. “This is my opportunity to make sure that public libraries in the state of Texas continue to receive services from CTLS, especially the smaller libraries in Texas.”
Ellis has worked for 35 years in small, medium, and large public libraries, and has served as the Taylor Public Library director for more than 15 years.
“We are proud to have Karen’s leadership here in the City of Taylor and we are especially proud that she is representing the City of Taylor on the CTLS Board of Directors. Karen’s leadership and passion for libraries is an asset to the City of Taylor, and obviously an asset to CTLS as well,” said City Manager Brian LaBorde.
For more information about CTLS, Inc., visit www.ctls.net. To learn more about the City of Taylor Library and its programs, please visit taylortx.gov.