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Letter from the President

Leslie A. TirapelleBy Leslie Tirapelle, Pasadena City College & CCL President

The CCL Board commends you for finding so many creative solutions, and being unwavering in your persistence, to connect students with the resources they need as they’ve faced a myriad of crises over the past six months. These very challenging times have highlighted, and exacerbated, many of the pervasive inequities faced by our students of color stemming from long standing systemic racism and social injustice Read more …

Reports

With most California Community College Libraries starting out the 2020/21 academic year online, the importance of the CCL-EAR Committee has never been more obvious. Read more …
Hello! I would like to take a moment to re-introduce myself. I had the good fortune to work with so many of you in my previous role as the project lead for the LSP implementation project. As of July 7th, I have transitioned to serving as Read more …
In case you didn’t see the email … It’s that time of year when CCL sends out the annual membership invoices (same cost as last year, $150).  And usually these are mailed … but not this year. Read more …
The CCL Board of Directors is composed of librarians who volunteer their time, talents and knowledge to support the mission of CCL, in service to all our libraries.  At CCL’s annual retreat in July, we welcomed several new members to the Board. Read more …

Collections Management

Last October a beloved retired welding instructor at Columbia College named Mack Frost passed away. One of the remembrances that was shared included a partial clipping from a decades-old student newspaper profile of him, along with a request for the complete article, if anyone happened to have it. The archive in Read more …

Reference & Instruction

Details a collaborative effort by librarians across the Los Rios District to create and maintain Canvas-based information literacy tutorials. Read more …

Statewide Initiatives

Much of the discussion of the LSP over recent weeks and months has been about funding, and rightly so. Needless to say, when the pandemic devastated California’s economy, our hopes for ongoing funding were disappointed. We will continue to advocate for Read more …

“Difficult” does not adequately describe the summer challenges handed to CCL this year.  And I’m not even referring to Covid-19 issues or fire-related problems.  Consider these things:

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Staffing

The Diablo Valley College Library is pleased to announce the "founding librarian" for its San Ramon Campus Library, Amanda Choi.

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Laney Library Technician takes on new role Read more …
It is my pleasure to introduce our new Technical Services Librarian, Melissa Destefano. Melissa joins us from the New York State Library where she served as the head of the Government Documents Unit and coordinator of the Federal Library Depository Program for New York State. Read more …
Deirdre Campbell retired from Sierra College at the end of the spring semester. Deirdre started as Read more …

Events

Upcoming conferences of interest Read more …