By Gregg Atkins, CCL Executive Director

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

That famous first sentence from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities lodged itself firmly in my brain (so many) years ago.  It has always served to remind me to search for a broader aspects of a situation -- and to be thankful that I was not a French aristocrat.  Mindful of enrollment numbers, in-person/Zoom classes, some schools already in budget difficulty, and current pandemic/flu/etc. issues, yet consider these things:

Amy Beadle, Director

Systemwide Purchase Recommendations/Announcement

The LSP Governance Committee recently made a recommendation to the CCCCO to purchase OCLC Cataloging & Metadata and LibKey for the 110 colleges in the LSP Program. The Task Force also made recommendations to the CCCCO regarding how funding decisions could be made in the future and proposed an updated LSP Governance Committee Charter. We are awaiting responses/action by the CCCCO.

By Dan Crump, American River College and CCL Liaison to the ASCCC

ASCCC Fall Plenary Session, November 3-5, 2022

By Pawel Szponar, Network Zone Manager & Systems Administrator

By Amy Beadle, Director

By Dan Crump, American River College and CCL Liaison to the ASCCC

A resolution will be presented at the upcoming ASCCC Plenary Session in November about libraries and learning centers (tutoring) and the new proposed standards for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). So I thought this might be a good time to provide background on the resolution process of the ASCCC.

The work of the ASCCC is directed by resolutions adopted by delegates to the two Plenary Sessions of the Academic Senate in the Spring and Fall of each year. 

By Dan Crump, American River College and CCL Liaison to the ASCCC

By Tamara Weintraub, CCL-EAR Chair

Hope springs eternal. In my December report, I optimistically observed that many of us were preparing for expanded on-campus library services in January. “Delta” was beginning to subside, more people were getting vaccinated, and it really seemed like this was going to happen! Then [cue ‘wah wah wah’ sound effects]…”Omicron” arrived, and before classes even began we pivoted back to remote learning and programs. For just a few more weeks. Or so we hope.

By Amy Beadle, Director

Hello and happy 2022!

Time flies when you’re having fun, and so Fiscal Year renewals are almost upon us. Please see the important dates noted below. We are still receiving pricing from many vendors, but beginning to publish received offers on Consortia Manager. As such, you may see some pricing available in your catalog, but you may not see all of it until the March 7th date listed below.

By Dan Crump, CCL Liaison to the ASCCC

By Tamara Weintraub, CCL-EAR Chair

By Gregg Atkins, CCL Executive Director

Colleagues –

As I write this, there are still many unsolved issues concerning how our LSP program functions and operates going forward:

By Tamara Weintraub, Palomar College

Amy Beadle, Director

Welcome back. I hope that you all are adjusting to being back in school – whatever that looks like for your college!

By Dan Crump (American River College), CCL Liaison to the ASCCC

By Gregg Atkins, CCL Executive Director

By Gregg Atkins, CCL Executive Director

By Tamara Weintraub, Palomar College and CCL-EAR Committee Chair

Since Spring Break, I’ve been reflecting on all that CCL-EAR Committee has accomplished entirely online this academic year (after spending Spring 2020 getting our “sea legs” with the sudden shift from in-person to remote services due to the COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home order).

By Amy Beadle, Library Consortium Director

Things are busy, busy at the CCLC Library Consortium! We’re really excited to be building a great team with the addition of our NZ/Systems Admin, Pawel Szponar, and our LPS Program Manager, Caroline Sinay Gudiel. See introductory messages from both of them below.