The purpose of the Council of Chief Librarians is to represent, promote and advance libraries in public California community college education; to provide a vehicle for communication, discussion and collaboration among libraries; to provide opportunities for professional development, training and leadership development for library leaders and other librarians; and to support data collection, analysis and dissemination for the purpose of good public policy development.

Organization Chart
Organization Description
  1. Facilitate interaction among Community College library leaders and librarians
    • Provide opportunities to network/share/compare
    • Conduct regional, annual and area meetings
    • Strengthen and improve channels of communication
    • Identify grants and other funding opportunities
  2. Facilitate cooperative purchases of resources, services, etc.
    • Maintain the electronic information resources purchasing program
    • Explore additional library services and products for cooperative purchasing
    • Support the activities of the CCL Electronic Access and Resources Committee (CCL EAR)
  3. Maintain and expand publications
    • Support the website, the Outlook newsletter, the Directory, and the CCL mailing lists
    • Annual Data Survey
    • Develop topical surveys, assessment tools, position papers and special reports
  4. Identify, assess and respond to special initiatives
    • Examples include services to remote users, services for Distance Learning, Library Services Platform (LSP) project, Open Educational Resources (OER), impact of budget on library services, library management, professional development, and leadership development
  5. Provide leadership and a forum for discussion and action
    • Information Literacy and Digital Literacy
    • Program review: patterns, models and plans for libraries
    • Accessibility / technologies for disabilities
    • Accreditation: libraries and the Student Learning Outcomes paradigm
    • State initiatives impacting libraries
  6. Maintain involvement with CCC Chancellor’s Office and other state and national level organizations and activities
    • Library & Learning Resources Programs Advisory Committee (LLRPAC)
    • Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Committee (TTAC)
    • Chief Instructional Officers (CCCCIO)
    • CCC Tech Center
    • Consultation Council
    • Board of Governors (BOG)
    • Community College League of California (CC League)
    • Educational Technology Advisory Committee (DEETAC)
    • Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
    • Student Senate for California Community Colleges

    Adopted October 12, 2012 by the CCL Board of Directors. Revised July 17, 2018.