December 2018

Letter from the President

By Doug Achterman, CCL President

In the wake of tragic fires in both Northern and Southern California and flooding and mudslides compounding an already monumental challenge, I draw comfort and inspiration from family, friends and community who step up to the most difficult circumstances, giving not only resources and time, but also sharing emotional strength and courage with those who need it the most.

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Reports

The ASCCC Fall Plenary Session was held at the Irvine Marriott from November 1-3. In addition to a wide variety of breakout topics, the Session delegates also vote on resolutions which guide the work of the ASCCC and provide guidance to the ASCCC leadership in their work with CCC partners (e.g. Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, CEOs, CIOs, CSSOs, CBOs, Student Senate).  Resolutions discussed, debated, and voted upon by the delegates included such issues as the new Funding Formula, the California Online Community College, AB 705, and Guided Pathways.  Read more …
All renewal orders have now been placed, and the invoices for your college’s renewals are now available to be downloaded and paid. Please download and pay these invoices as soon as you can; we do not mail paper copies of these invoices and expect you to download and handle the invoices for your college. Read more …
The LSP project is humming right along with 107 participating colleges. Project leads have been identified for each college and implementation forms have been or are very close to being submitted. Once all of the forms have been received, Ex Libris will be able to provide much greater detail about month-by-month actives slated to occur throughout implementation. Read more …

Conferences/Events

Upcoming conferences as well as info from recent events. Read more …

Access Services

Overdue library fines and fees have been used to ensure that library materials are returned on time and are available to all students, especially course reserve textbooks. Is there a better way to achieve this goal? Examining current practices this article identify motivations and current practices. Read more …

Collections Management

How has the EBSCO database package offered to all California Community Colleges changed in the last 10 months? The picture is not encouraging.

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Library Technology

Cellphone charging lockers in the library are a great service to provide to our patrons but will they use them? It is a worthwhile expenditure? Read more …

Reference & Instruction

Merced College Library has been offering students additional open hours prior to finals week as well as other welcoming efforts. Read more …
The Library and Information Technology Program at Sacramento City College has added the course Libraries and Correctional Settings to our program. Additionally, units on equity and diversity in libraries were added to multiple courses. Read more …

Announcement

In addition to a Library Technology Certificate and Digitization Skills Certificate, PCC is excited to announce new coursework for a new Archives & Digital Collections Certificate of Achievement. Read more …

Staffing

Rio Hondo College welcomes two new full-time tenure-track librarians, Claudia Rivas and Brian Young. Both officially joined our team on August 17, 2018. Read more …