Educational Institutions

Friends of the Colorado Talking Book Library

  • Denver, CO
  • www.friendsofctbl.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Friends of the Colorado Talking Book Library is to support the Colorado Talking Book Library in the mission to provide books and materials in alternative formats to Coloradans who cannot read standard print. This is carried out by:


Enhancing the CTBL's functions, resources, services, and needs

• To be an advocate of the CTBL

• To encourage benefactions, gifts, endowments, appropriate fund

raising, and bequests to the Friends of the Colorado Talking Book

Library

• To support the freedom to read as expressed in the American

Library Association Bill of Rights

• And related activities as from time to time determined

Main Programs

  1. Digital Conversion of Library Collection
Service Areas

Self-reported

Colorado

Colorado

ruling year

1973

President

Self-reported

Jon Walker

Vice President/Secretary

Self-reported

Tex Elam

Keywords

Self-reported

Colorado Library Blind Vision-impaired

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Also Known As

FOCTBL

EIN

23-7243950

 Number

0950000942

Physical Address

180 Sheridan Blvd

Denver, 80226

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services (P86)

Single Organization Support (W11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

The Friends of CTBL assist the library in its effort to provide educational, informational, and recreational reading materials to the print-disabled of Colorado. The Friends supported the conversion of the local recording studio from analog to digital, provided funding for the integrated library computer system, and provided grant money that established the descriptive video program.

The Friends supports unabridged, the digital book download service. Looking forward, the Friends will support the library's transition over to digital talking books and the new digital talking book player.

Together, with your help, the Friends can help the library become a leading information and referral source for its clients. Our Friends need more friends just like you: people who can contribute time, money, or expertise, and believe in maintaining the high quality of service the library has always offered. Become a Friend of CTBL and help the library be everything it can be!

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Digital Conversion of Library Collection

Assist with conversion of library collection to digital technology

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Blind and Vision Impaired

Budget

$150,000.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Provide a better life for Coloradoans who are vision impaired.
    Maintain a diverse and up to date library collection.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Outreach at vision impaired fairs. Cross cultivation with other seeing impaired organizations and government agencies
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The library has a collection of over 30,000 items. we have a huge warehouse facility and are able to use free matter for the blind from the United States Postal Service to deliver unlimited amounts of materials to patrons.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Number of patrons goes up,
    Name recognition among Social Service agencies.
    Number of items shipped goes up.
    Patron surveys and feedback.
    Successful fundraising.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Penetration of the vision impaired population is a challenge as mainly relying on social service agencies, schools and word of mouth.

    Library continues to provide a significant service to 10,000 patrons
Service Areas

Self-reported

Colorado

Colorado

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Financials

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Friends of the Colorado Talking Book Library
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Friends of the Colorado Talking Book Library

Leadership

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President

Jon Walker

Vice President/Secretary

Tex Elam

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jon Walker

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?