Reports

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. 

By Amy Beadle, Library Consortium Director

Happy 2021! I know it doesn’t feel all that much different than 2020, but I am feeling a bit more hopeful as we look towards the spring and summer months.

By Tamara Weintraub, CCL-EAR Committee Chair

As California community colleges near the one-year anniversary of the temporary move to full- or partial remote learning and services, the CCL-EAR Committee will also mark its first year conducting all business remotely. In fact, the Committee was last scheduled to meet in-person the same week my own institution ceased on-campus instruction last March. The rest is history.

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

By Dan Crump, American River College and Co-Chair of LLRPAC

By Amy Beadle, Library Consortium Director

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 both aspects of a situation.  (And to be thankful that I was not a French aristocrat.)

I don’t have to outline the “worst of times” realities and difficulties for any of you, but consider these “best” examples:

By Tamara Weintraub, CCL-EAR Committee Chair

Welcome back, Colleagues!  

In case you didn’t see the email …

It’s that time of year when CCL sends out the annual membership invoices (same cost as last year, $150).  And usually these are mailed... but not this year.

The CCL Board of Directors is composed of librarians who volunteer their time, talents and knowledge to support the mission of CCL, in service to all our libraries.  At CCL’s annual retreat in July, we welcomed several new members to the Board.

By Tamara Weintraub, CCL-EAR Committee Chair

By Amy Beadle, Library Consortium Director

By James Wiser, Consortium Director

What a difference two months can make! In my last Outlook column, I wrote about how smoothly the library consortium’s transitions over the past year have gone. Today we are all working from home and traveling through a situation that is without precedent for all of us.

By Steve Hunt, CCL-EAR Committee Chair

By Dan Crump, American River College, LLRPAC Co-Chair

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