Letter from the President

By John Taylor, Orange Coast College & 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.
  • We area approved to write a contract with OCLC for Cataloging and Metadata for all colleges beginning July 1, 2023. If you don’t have OCLC right now your subscription will begin effectively immediately.
  • We are approved to write a contract with OCLC for EZ Proxy (cloud based) for every individual library to have their own account beginning July 1, 2023.
  • We are implementing LibKey for all libraries and the Chancellor’s Office will pay the subscription ongoing.

We are looking for ideas as to what else the LSP funds could be spent to support all libraries. Caroline Sinay is collecting ideas for future suggestions on how to spend the remaining LSP funds, but beware, annual increases to what we currently have contracts for will soon consume our available balance, and then we will need to ask for additional funds from the legislature.

The CCL will continue to work towards making it safe to be a librarian in the California Community Colleges.


John Taylor
CCL, President
Dean, Orange Coast College