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Letter from the President

Leslie A. TirapelleBy Leslie A. Tirapelle, CCL President

All participating CA Community Colleges are now live and using the new library services platform! What an incredible accomplishment for 110 libraries to simultaneously, and successfully, complete such a complex implementation -- which included the migration of over 26,642,933 bib records and

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Reports

The fall renewal period went more smoothly than I expected with the new procurement system (ConsortiaManager), and thanks to all of you for your patience as we are now fully live with this system. As the spring renewal period is just around the corner, I do want to remind everyone of two features of the Read more …
What does your college get from that $150 CCL membership payment?  Here are some but not all of the benefits: Read more …

Collections Management

Having served on the EAR Committee last decade as a regional representative and this decade in a leadership position, I have probably proven to be a “nerd” when it comes to paying attention to content and interface. And look where it has taken me. I have now put together a matrix to point out some aspects of the character, history, and content of the Big Three vendors: EBSCO, ProQuest and Gale. This matrix will hopefully help improve understanding about them, and the importance of their relationship with California Community College libraries and our CCLC consortium. Read more …

Library Technology

How do we grow a library program with just four librarians, two vacant positions, and ever-increasing responsibilities? We turned to technology, and paired LibGuide’s Automagic LTI tool with Canvas to increase our contact with students at Saddleback College. The statistical data has been incredible so far: the views from our Library Basics guide alone have gone up 146% in just the first three weeks of this semester, compared to the entire previous semester. This number is exponentially more than what we could do as individual librarians in the physical classroom setting. Read more …

Reference & Instruction

The LASC Library continues to expand its services to ensure students' success. In fall 2019, the LASC Library offered a 4-hour research skills workshop to help students with their research assignments. Read more …
Providing adequate library support to students in a maximum-security prison has unique challenges.This is how the College of the Redwoods library supports students in its award-winning Pelican Bay Scholars Program. Read more …

Statewide Initiatives

The LSP Governance Committee met on Friday, February 7th in Sacramento. Here is a summary of the most important items discussed: Read more …
The LSP Professional Development workgroup is seeking feedback and materials. We are interested in gathering input on additional areas of need for professional development and for materials to become part of a statewide repository of professional development documents. Read more …

Announcements

The SRJC Library was awarded an ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for its Read more …

Staffing

Librarian Francis Howard (Laney College and Merritt College) is the recipient of the Faculty Association of California Community College’s Part-Time Faculty of the Year Award.

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