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Letter from the President

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

In July I will step down as president and welcome Alison Gurganus as the new president at our annual retreat. It has been my pleasure to serve as president for almost two years and I look forward to supporting the Council of Chief Librarians in any way I can into the future.

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Reports

Two great reviews coming soon! CCL-EAR will soon be publishing a review of Ethnic News Watch, and a comparison review of literature databases offered by EBSCO, Gale and ProQuest. Read more …

Library Technology

The LSP--it has been around for a few years now, so it might be time for a quick refresher. Here is a punchy overview of the Library Services Platform, easy to provide to knew staff, directors, deans, vice-presidents--whoever you think might benefit from knowing a little bit more about the program.

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Statewide Initiatives

Hello and happy spring! After a seemingly never-ending January, the last couple of months have sped by so quickly that my head is still spinning.

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Staffing

Tom was hired as a full-time Associate Librarian at Oxnard College on Jan. 6, 2000. Prior service was as a public librarian in Oklahoma City and Los Angeles. He also worked in a private law library in downtown LA for eight years. Tom wishes to express his appreciation to his colleagues in the Ventura CCD, as well as to those statewide library faculty with whom he served on the CCL-EAR Committee.

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Articles of Interest

A look back at the impact of Río Hondo College Library's Zine Outreach Project, which included a Zine Fest and a series of workshops, in order to engage the local community and increase contributions to the Library's Zine Collection.

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College Update

The Riverside City College Library surveyed students, asking them what we could do as a library to help them in their academic journey. One of the most popular requests on surveys was to add food and drink vending machines and allow students to eat in the library. We heard them loud and clear. In late 2022 We added 5 vending machines, 2 microwaves, and created a mixed seating area where students are not only allowed but encouraged to eat and drink in the library.

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AIDS, Posters, and Stories of Public Health: A People's History of a Pandemic includes selected AIDS posters from Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture, the exhibition about the history of HIV/AIDS in the United States.

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Events

A selection of upcoming conferences and events. 

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