Library & Learning Resources Programs Advisory Committee

By Dan Crump, chair

LLRPAC met for the first time this academic year on February 11.  

One of the reasons that we didn’t meet earlier in the year was that the Academic Affairs division was being reorganized (Academic Affairs and Students Services are out of their “siloes” and now one division---Educational Services) and the Library and Learning Resources Program was being reassigned to another dean.  So we say farewell to Dr. LeBaron Woodyard, who will now be managing grants that the Chancellor’s Office administers, and say hello to Raul Arambula.  Raul is familiar to the CCC community as he has been involved with curriculum issues in the Chancellor’s Office for several years (in fact, he is also covering as dean for the curriculum and instruction sections of the Division until a replacement is brought forward for Jackie Escajeda, who is now a dean at Mission College).  He is a busy person, but he has pledged to keep on top of issue that the Committee makes him aware of.

Several of the issues that we discussed at the meeting included:

  • Updating of the LLPRAC page on the Chancellor’s Office website to make it more useful and informative for the field
  • Setting up a review team for improvements to the Annual Library Data Survey
  • Looking at additional features on the current survey tool (Survey Gizmo) or suggesting a new survey tool to the Division
  • Looking at a survey for the Tutoring and Learning Assistance programs, possibly in conjunction with the RP Group or 3CSN
  • Updates on the Library Services Platform (LSP) from Amy Beadle, project manager with the CCC Tech Center
  • Status of the ASCCC paper on the “Role of Library Faculty in the California Community Colleges”---should be up for adoption at the ASCCC Plenary Session in April
  • Status of Tutoring Apportionment (AA 19-05)
  • Inclusion of Library and Tutoring/Learning Assistance materials on the Vision Resource Center.
  • Advocacy for Tutoring/Learning Assistance and Library programs
  • State Budget

LLRPAC Membership, 2018-19

  • Walter Butler, Pasadena City College
  • Dan Crump, American River College
  • Herbert English, Victor Valley College
  • Vandana Gavaskar, Santa Barbara City College
  • Henry Gordon, Cosumnes River College
  • Fred Harris, Gavilan College
  • Bernard McFadden, Copper Mountain College
  • Edward Pohlert, MiraCosta College
  • David Reed, Cañada College
  • Leslie Tirapelle, Pasadena City College
  • Ricky Shabazz, San Diego City College
  • Collin Williams, Long Beach City College