Consortium Director's Report

James WiserBy James Wiser, Consortium Director

The deadline for submitting spring renewals to the CCLC office for the upcoming subscription term (July 2019-June 2020) is Friday, May 10th. Invoices for renewals are generated in the procurement almost immediately, so please pay attention to these invoices so your college will pay your bills on time. We do not mail or email invoices automatically to your college, so it is your responsibility as library faculty and staff to download these invoices and submit them to your business offices and make sure that your bills are paid on time.

Speaking of the procurement system, a new procurement system will go live in late August of this year. We will be migrating only three years of invoices over to the new system, so if you need a historical record of your subscriptions before 2016 I would encourage you to download those invoices between now and August. Webinars and training opportunities on this new, upgraded system will be held in the fall to roll out this new tool.

We have a number of new offers this spring, including Lean Library, Adam Matthew Explorer, and Media Education Foundation (streaming video). Even though the deadline for returning renewal forms is May 10th, we will accept orders for any of these new offers well past that date. Just ask if your college is interested and you missed the deadline!

I hope everyone has a great summer break, and please let me know if I can help with your electronic resources at any time.

Respectfully submitted,
James Wiser