Council on Library and Information Resources

n. (abbr. CLIR)klir a 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 initiatives


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.