February 2023

Letter from the President

John TaylorBy John Taylor, CCL President

Hi all. We are proud to announce that our communication with the Chancellor’s Office is bearing fruit. We don’t have contracts signed yet, but we have been given approval to move forward with working with the Foundation to renew the contract with ExLibris (Clarivate) as early as July 1, 2023 so that the Chancellor’s Office fiduciary will write the checks to pay for the software from there forward.

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The CCL-EAR committee is continuing our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with a brand new comparative review of diversity focused databases by four of the major library database vendors.

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Statewide Initiatives

The LSP Governance Committee made a recommendation to the CCCCO to purchase OCLC Cataloging & Metadata, EZProxy and LibKey for the 110 colleges in the LSP Program. We have recently heard back from the Chancellor’s Office that those recommendations were approved (!!) and are working with them to finalize details.

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Katrina Rahn joined the Santa Rosa Junior College library team as Electronic Resources Librarian in August 2022. Read more …

Articles of Interest

Like all CA community colleges, faculty at Hartnell College have been exploring ways to embed equity in their pedagogical practices. In 2019, with the OEI Course Design Rubric and the Peralta Online Equity Rubric in hand, the Student Success and Equity Committee began developing its own rubric for both online and f2f classroom instruction.

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