n. (abbr. CLIR)klira nonprofit international organization based in Washington, DC, that collaborates with libraries, archives, museums, institutions of higher education, and other organizations to develop and implement strategies to enhance research and teaching through publications, grants, scholarships, fellowships, institutes, and other initiativesde Lusenet and Drenth 1999, 161The [European Commission on Preservation and Access] was founded by a group of librarians, archivists and scholars out of concern for the fate of the millions of books and documents threatened by acidification and embrittlement. It was modelled after the US Commission on Preservation and Access (CPA), which has since become a programme of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).Dunham and Flores 2014, 500In December 2010, Arizona State University’s Archives and Special Collections (ASC) received support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) for a project entitled “Labor Rights Are Civil Rights/Derechos de Trabajo Son Derechos Civiles.” In this project, we processed and described six collections documenting how “labor, race, and civil rights have shaped the experiences of Mexican[s] and Mexican Americans” in the Southwest: the Alianza Hispano Americana Records, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Collection, the Maricopa County Organizing Project (MCOP) Records, the SER/Jobs for Progress Records, the United Steelworkers of America Local 616 Records, and the Arizona AFL-CIO Record.Hardesty, Adams, and Kirk 2017, 35A salient feature of the CLDMP that affected its direction and leadership is that it has never been an official ACRL program, for reasons covered by Hardesty in 1997. That is, the funding agency, the Council on Library Resources (CLR), now the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), would not support indirect or overhead expenses, while ALA required them. In a compromise, CLR awarded the grant to the institution where Hardesty served as director of library services (Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida), with that college assuming initial fiscal and administrative responsibility.Peterson-Sloss 2018, 32The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) more than $13 million to support 3 years of grant competitions for the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections program and a symposium to disseminate best practices for digitizing and preserving rare and unique content.CLIR 2019The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.
CLIR is an independent organization governed by a board of directors and funded through institutional sponsorships and the support of foundations, corporations and institutions. It is the parent organization of the Digital Library Federation (DLF). An institution can be a sponsor of CLIR, a member of DLF, or both. The Council on Library Resources was originally founded in 1956 and merged with the Commission on Preservation and Access in 1997 to form CLIR.