Formed in 1991, the (then named) Kansas City Library Consortium was created to provide easy access to information, share resources and improve customer service in an economical fashion.
Starting with the Kansas City Public Library and seven local college and university libraries, KCLC secured grant funding to help with start-up costs and keep entrance fees low. Since that time, KCLC has grown to 20 members. In 2008 A Strategic Plan was drawn up and it was decided to change the name to Kansas City - Library Service Program, KC-LSP. We are currently in transition, changing the name on all documentation.
Members include school, public, academic and special libraries. The current combined bibliographic database contains over 2.6 million items.
Through cooperative efforts of the members and a self-imposed fee structure. KC-LSP has assisted all members in upgrading telecommunications and workstations to enable operation in a true client server environment.
Interested in more information? Review the KC-LSP brochure! (pdf)
Headquarters for KC-LSP Support, 14 W 10th St., Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816.701.3520, Toll free: 1.866.755.5252, Fax: 816.701.3401
Staff include: Kathy Maenle, ILS System Administrator; Bruce Rennie, Bibliographic Database Administrator; Wendi Reinwald, Training and Support Specialist; Melissa Carle, Library Systems and Service Program Manager.