TLC Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors

TLC Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors

The Library Corporation is pleased to announce two new members to their Board of Directors. Patricia Culkin, a founding partner and former lead developer for the CARL Corporation, and Calvin Whittington, a long tenured TLC employee who worked as the Director of Finance and Administration since 1987.

Ms. Culkin previously served as the Vice President of TLC’s Denver office when TLC acquired the Carl Corporation in 2000. Her expertise as a lead developer was critical in delivering ILS solutions for academic and public libraries, including Denver Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, Phoenix Public Library and the National Library of Singapore.

“My interest in ILS solutions actually started at Columbia [University],” where Ms. Culkin earned her MLS in Information Science, she said. “I was in library school and took my first programming courses … it was a perfect match—the role computers could play in library management was pretty obvious—and I was hooked.”

Calvin Whittington served as TLC’s controller since joining the company in 1987. He also served as controller of CARL Corporation in Colorado and Tech Logic in Minnesota. In his position he directed the Accounting, Administration and Finance departments, overseeing budgeting, cost management, general accounting, data processing, inventory control, and purchasing for TLC. 

During Mr. Whittington’s previous tenure, he was responsible for the financial health of budgets and revenues concerning TLC’s ILS solutions and RFID technology. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Shepherd University and an MBA from Shenandoah University in Virginia. 

“We welcome Patricia and Calvin to TLC’s board of directors.  Their knowledge of ILS platforms and experience within the library software industry will be valuable additions to the board,” said CEO of The Library Corporation, Annette Murphy.

About The Library Corporation:
TLC has operated continuously under the same ownership since 1974 and employs over 200 people dedicated to delivering enterprise software and hardware solutions to public, school, academic, and special libraries worldwide. TLC’s cumulative products are deployed in more than 1,100 organizations, representing over 5,500 locations in North America. TLC is certified by the U.S. General Services Administration, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and the Women Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program. TLC’s Headquarters is based in Inwood, W.Va., and has additional offices in Denver, Minnesota, and Singapore.  To learn more, visit




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