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Letter from the President

Leslie A. TirapelleBy Leslie A. Tirapelle, CCL President

It’s hard to believe that we are already at the end of November, and January 2020 is just around the corner,  which means the launch of our new Library Services Platform is almost here!  Right now there’s a lot of anticipation for the arrival of our production LSP instances, marking a significant milestone in our journey towards a single library platform for the California Community Colleges. The implementation process has Read more …

Reports

Not sure if I mentioned this before---Stephanie Curry (librarian at Reedley College) was elected at the Spring Plenary Session in April 2019 to serve as a North Representative on the ASCCC Executive Committee. Congratulations, Stephanie! And another thing that I forgot to mention earlier Read more …
Thanks to all of you for your patience with the new procurement system as we’ve rolled it out this fall. The good news is that the January renewals have been completed already – on time and ahead of schedule, actually. I have turned in all our orders and Read more …
As of October, a new MOU between the Humboldt State University Library and College of the Redwoods allows students from CR to access books and other resources from HSU. Read more …
Maybe you know this … but it’s almost 9 years since CCL first began discussing the idea of a shared ILS!  We talked and talked and talked among ourselves until Read more …

Conferences/Events

The MCC Library Exhibit Series continues its exploration of women's suffrage and equality with the latest exhibit entitled "Land & Space: Women's Contributions to the National Parks System & US Space Program." Read more …

Library Technology

This article discusses some of the outcomes achieved with the adoption of Primo by the CSU libraries Read more …
In the coming years, we’ll be able to assess Ex Libris’s Alma/Primo LSP with depth and specificity. We’ll have figured out how to leverage many of its strengths, we’ll have work-arounds and complaints about what it can’t do, and we’ll be joining other consortia in working with Ex Libris to make improvements. But one fact is already clear: this project has already changed California’s community college library faculty and staff. Read more …
Feel like an island in the big LSP sea? Me too. So I created LSP Fridays to get librarians together to work through Alma and Primo. Read more …
The purpose of the Library Services Platform Governance Committee is to advise and guide the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO), the Council of Chief Librarians (CCL) and the California Community Colleges Technology Center (CCCTC) on the deployment and Read more …
By now many of you have started to play around in Alma Analytics, the primary tool we will be using to work with data generated by and housed in Alma. When we want to look closely at what is circulating, which online resources are being used, how many library patrons we currently have Read more …
The California Community College (CCC) Library Services Project presents our libraries with new opportunities to operate in a true consortial environment. The CCC Alma network zone allows libraries to work together to reap the benefits of collaboration and coordination in ways we haven’t been able to achieve in the past. Read more …

Reference & Instruction

One library’s experience adopting Primo VE

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Five librarians from the CA CCs presented at the RP Group "Strengthening Student Success Conference" Read more …

Staffing

The Folsom Lake College Library is pleased to welcome Megan Ozeran as our new Technology and Electronic Resources Librarian. She comes to us Read more …