Reports

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. 

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