September 2018

Letter from the President

Doug Achterman smiling

By CCL President Doug Achterman

The Library Services Platform project is in high gear, as eleven colleges--Allan Hancock College, City College of San Francisco, Cypress College, East LA, Foothill College, Long Beach City College, Oxnard College, Pasadena City College, Pierce College, Santa Rosa Junior College, and Shasta College—are completing a trial run of migration and testing a “production environment” with the new system this semester. Their experience will inform the process put in place to guide other participating colleges—now a substantial majority—as we begin a year-long process of preparing data for migration, undergoing extensive training, and finally implementing our new system in December 2019 or January 2020.

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Reports

The ASCCC Spring Plenary Session was held at the San Mateo Marriott from April 12-14. Elections for the Executive Committee for 2018-19 were held with the following results: Read more …
I hope your summer has been relaxing and you’re settling in to gear up for the upcoming fall semester.  It’s been a busy summer for the Library Consortium, and here are a few updates to keep in mind as the fall semester continues: Read more …
Annual Deans & Directors Meeting announced and membership invoices for 2018-29 are in the mail. Read more …
On September 10, the Chancellor’s Office sent a memo to contact person at each college with information about the 2017-18 Annual Library Data Survey with an anticipated return date of October 31, 2018. For questions about the survey, e-mail Erin Larson at elarson@cccco.edu. Ensure the email subject line is formatted as: College Name, Question about 2017-18 Annual Library Data Survey. Read more …
The MiraCosta library is pleased to showcase two exhibits in commemoration of Latinx/Chicanx Heritage Month and in collaboration with the annual Latino Book & Family Festival taking place on September 15, 2018, at the Oceanside Campus. Read more …

Conferences/Events

A selection of upcoming conferences of interest. Read more …

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Library held a naming event and dedication on April 12, 2018. Sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Association and the campus Library Department, the campus officially named the Library Reference Desk

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Access Services

Lessons from a Pilot Program Using Google Calendar by by Shira Atkinson and Kirsten Lee Read more …
The Sierra College Library just finished a remodel, turning the 1990s era space into a modern library and learning commons. Read more …

Library Technology

A collection of articles about migrating to Ex Libris' Alma/Primo products. Read more …
The MiraCosta College Library has recently started circulating laptops and mobile hotspots to our students. Read more …

Reference & Instruction

Banned Books Week is almost upon us. Read more …
This study examines the relationship between library instruction and graduating students’ four-year cumulative grade point averages for the classes of 2012-2015. Read more …
A rural community college survey by Nick Faulk, Librarian Read more …

Staffing

College of the Canyons hired two new full-time librarians this past summer. Jennifer Thompson and Sara Breshears started on July 2. Read more …
Los Angeles Southwest College adds a new full-time tenure-track faculty librarian position. Read more …

Statewide Initiatives

Did you drink the “Guided Pathways” Kool-aid yet? Coastline College jumped in with both feet and wanted the “Library” to be involved. That was great, but I was pretty confused what Guided Pathways would mean at my college. Lucky things seem to be working out.

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