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Letter from the President

Headshot of Eric Hanson By Eric Hanson, CCL President

The fall semester has begun with several additional challenges facing our colleges.  We all continue to navigate the strange space between Remote Teaching and attempts to return to more “Traditional” in-person services. Many of our colleagues are battling wild fires again and may not have a home,

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Reports

Since the global pandemic first shut library doors to on-campus services 19 months ago, one thing has remained constant: library e-resources and the Council of Chief Librarian Electronic Access & Resources Committee (CCL-EAR). Read more …
As most of you are (hopefully) aware, the League submitted a proposal for federal funding to purchase $1 million of DEI-focused resources late last spring. While none of our congressional members opted to fund the proposal, Senator Padilla expressed interest. We have been working with his staff over the last few months and the Senator included our funding in his request to the Senate Committee on Appropriations. Read more …

Conferences/Events

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Access Services

The California Community College (CCC) library consortium of 110 colleges using a shared Library Services Platform (LSP) has completed a “Change the Subject” project in which racist and offensive Library of Congress Subject Heading terminology related to undocumented immigrants and noncitizens has been replaced in all shared bibliographic records across the consortium. The project aims to improve the user experience for students and other library users across our state, particularly those that are described by the terminology, and are most impacted by problems such as the systemic racism that persists in library systems. Read more …

Statewide Initiatives

The Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) represents students from the most diverse student population in the nation, California community colleges. After the unjust murder of George Floyd in May 2020, the SSCCC began to work actively within the higher education system to initiate change because we had seen too much of others talking about the issue without taking meaningful action. Read more …

Announcements

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association bestowed its prestigious Trailblazer Award to Read more …

Staffing

We welcome Ben Wingard as the new librarian at our Nevada County Campus library in Grass Valley. Ben previously worked at Cosumnes River College where he provided reference and instruction services and participated in various campus committees and workgroups.  The NCC library is currently Read more …
The Crafton Hills College Library welcomes Natalie Lopez as our new Technical Services Librarian. Natalie joined the library in August and is responsible for overseeing cataloging, the Library’s LSP, and electronic resources. Read more …
Cabrillo College Library welcomes four new employees. Read more …
The Ohlone College Library is very happy to announce our new full-time Public Services Librarian, Nnekay FitzClarke. An East Bay native, Nnekay graduated from UC Santa Cruz Read more …