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Letter from the President

Headshot of John Taylor, CCL President By John Taylor, Orange Coast College & CCL President

Welcome back to another school year. I hope you had time to rest and relax some this summer and are ready for another year of great challenges and equal success, I hope! I know that events continue to move forward with the LSP, the CCL and the CCLC (League) as we work to make a better future for all of us. ...

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Reports

The CCL-EAR Committee has completed a new streaming comparative review. The streaming services that are covered in the review are: Alexander Street Multimedia Platform, Ambrose Digital, Films on Demand, Kanopy, Swank, and New Day Films. Read more …

Conferences/Events

Get the semester off to a flying start at the library! How the library is hosting ECC’s version of “Welcome Back Week”. Read more …
Starting in September 2023, CCL members now receive a weekly email, sent as part of a pilot project of CCL to seek and provide information on state, regional, national, vendor, and other professional development opportunities of possible interest to CCL colleagues. Read more …

Reference & Instruction

Usually, as librarians we connect with colleagues from other states through initiatives, workgroups, conferences, and calls for collaboration through listservs. This summer, I had the greatest pleasure to collaborate with colleagues from the Austin (Texas) Community College Library Services (ACCLS) in a round-about-way. This short article briefly shares some of our work from California to Austin and vice versa this summer. Read more …

Statewide Initiatives

The Hosted EZProxy agreement has been signed and executed. For colleges making the transition from their local instance to the hosted instance, please complete this implementation request to secure the month in which you would like to make the transition. Read more …

Announcements

Congratulations to our newly hired library employees! Read more …
Congratulations to our CCL library workers on the following publications Read more …
Congratulations to our CCL library workers on the following conference presentations Read more …
Congratulations to our newly tenured library faculty! Read more …

Staffing

College of San Mateo Library welcomes Lia Thomas as our new Digital Services Librarian. Read more …
College of San Mateo Library welcomes Valeria Estrada as our new Equity, Outreach, and Engagement Librarian at the College of San Mateo starting fall 2022, where she works with students, faculty, and staff in outreach efforts that promote equitable practices. Read more …
Many colleges now have the opportunity to hire more faculty and staff than has been possible in the recent past (read “Pandemic”).  This also gives us the chance to look at hiring and retention activities with a new lens. One of the four CCL Strategic Goals is to “collaborate with libraries, districts and other entities in the work needed to support social justice, dismantle structural racism, and promote anti-racism in California’s Community Colleges.” And one of the strategies to achieve this goal is to “encourage the recruitment, hiring and retention of librarians and library staff from diverse backgrounds.” Read more …

Articles of Interest

What are the effects of repeated experiences with racial microaggressions for librarians and library workers? Read more …

College Update

Librarian Claudia Rivas is one of only 25 individuals selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the Radical Librarianship Institute at UCLA California Rare Book School (CRBS). According to CRBS, “[t]he Radical Librarian Institute is the most extensive library continuing education program focused on supporting library professionals to push for widespread systemic change that is centered on social and racial equality, collective action, community strengthening, and public participation.” Read more …

Events

A selection of upcoming conferences and events. Read more …