Collections Management

By Norman Buchwald, Chabot College

For the past two decades, Chabot College has made efforts to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) through the development of our subscription electronic resources. This has allowed our library to support many themed programs such as Umoja and Puente, as well as a strong number of courses that can satisfy our General Ed American Cultures requirements. In this article I will summarize our efforts and highlight some of the successes and challenges, as well as a timeline of activities that provides an overview of our experience.

By Brian Greene, Columbia College Librarian

By Norman Buchwald, Chabot College

Introducing the Matrix Behind the Products We Provide for Our Students’ Research

By Brian Greene, Columbia College

By Brian Greene, Columbia College

Many of you are familiar with the NetLibrary/EBSCO ebook collections and the weeding effort that the CCL-EAR Committee spearheaded between 2013 and 2016. Through that process 3,274 titles (~12% of the collection) were removed, a process that was documented in a College & Research Library News article published last year by Tamara Weintraub (Palomar), Glorian Sipman (MiraCosta) and Brian Greene (Columbia). 

By Steve Hunt, Santa Monica College

Community college libraries often have responsibility for managing institutional archives. These are collections of materials unique to the institution such as student newspapers, yearbooks, course catalogs, schedules of classes, student or staff magazines, marketing materials, photographs, realia, and various other ephemeral materials.  

By Jeff Karlsen, Sacramento City College
Northwest Regional Representative, CCL-EAR Committee

The Electronic Access & Resources Committee of the Council of Chief Librarians (CCL-EAR) has been monitoring changes in the EBSCO package provided to all California community colleges. With a new contract having begun in January of this year, now seemed a good time to report: in the first 10 months of the new term, how has the package changed?

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) introduced its new Selection and Reconsideration Policy Toolkit for Public, School, and Academic Libraries at the Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver on February 10. The session was part of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries.

Most shared book of 2017? That would be Hillbilly Elegy. Learn more about the state of interlibrary loan at

Scholarly communication has become expensive, restrictive, and increasingly falls short of realizing its full potential to make scholarly information broadly accessible. The University of California Libraries are committed to working collaboratively with a variety of partners and stakeholders to provide leadership in transforming scholarly communication into a system that is economically sustainable and ensures the widest possible access to the scholarly record.

By Maryanne Mills, West Valley College