By Mary McMillan, El Camino College and Sean A. Flores, San Diego Mesa College
By Ryan Edwards, West Los Angeles College
By Sheryl Kunisaki – El Camino College
The California Community College (CCC) LibChat Co-op was featured in a recent Springshare blog article in November discussing how 24/7 chat has helped serve students during the pandemic. Currently, 44 California Community Colleges are members of the Co-op. Working together with other academic librarians, we provide our students with 24/7 live reference service.
By Alicia Zach, Online Learning Librarian, Saddleback College
Saddleback College Library has been wanting to increase our outreach to students, because we know research has shown a correlation between student success and library use.1 But 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.
By Ian Chan, Head of Library Technology Initiatives and Development, CSU San Marcos, and LSP Specialist
By Doug Achterman, Gavilan College and Past President, Council of Chief Librarians, and Co-Chair of the LSP Governance Committee
The purpose of the Library Services Platform Governance Committee is to advise and guide the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO), the Council of Chief Librarians (CCL) and the California Community Colleges Technology Center (CCCTC) on the deployment and management of Library Services Platform (LSP) Project for the California Community Colleges.
The committee serves these functions:
By Doug Achterman, Gavilan College and Past President, Council of Chief Librarians and Co-Chair of the LSP Governance Committee
In the coming years, we’ll be able to assess Ex Libris’s Alma/Primo LSP with depth and specificity. We’ll have figured out how to leverage many of its strengths, we’ll have work-arounds and complaints about what it can’t do, and we’ll be joining other consortia in working with Ex Libris to make improvements. But one fact is already clear: this project has already changed California’s community college library faculty and staff.
By Eve Miller, Santa Rosa College, Jeff Karlsen, Sacramento City College, Monica Doman, Cypress College and Steve Hunt, Santa Monica College
By Jeff Karlsen, Sacramento City College & LSP Analytics Work Group Lead
By Elizabeth Horan, Coastline Community College
As a solo-librarian, the LSP project has been a lot to handle on top of my regular job duties. Like many of us, I felt like an island in this process, but our regional “LSP Fridays” have helped.
By Megan Kinney, City College of San Francisco
By Mary Weppler-Van Diver, San Joaquin Delta College
By Adina Lerner, Glendale Community College
A collection of articles about migrating to Ex Libris' Alma/Primo products. Know of anther one that should be added to the list? Email CCL Communications Manager Brian Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
D’Amato, K., & Erb, R. A. (2018). The Road from Millennium to Alma: Two Tracks, One Destination. The Serials Librarian, 74(1-4), 217-223. Full-text at (paywall): https://doi.org/10.1080/0361526X.2018.1428475
The MiraCosta College Library has recently started circulating laptops and mobile hotspots to our students. In planning for this new service, we received significant advice from librarians at College of the Sequoias and Chabot College. Additional information is available at http://www.aacc21stcenturycenter.org/article/making-internet-connections/
By Emily Campbell, College of the Sequoias
by Jeff Karlsen
Sacramento City College
CCL-EAR Representative, Northwest region
Course Navigation links are a promising way to promote the library within Canvas. This note shares the steps one library has taken to display course-specific content in such a page; while some of the details are grounded in college-specific circumstances, the general framework may be of interest to other institutions.