Letter from the President

Hi all,

Welcome back to another school year. I hope you had time to rest and relax some this summer and are ready for another year of great challenges and equal success, I hope! I know that events continue to move forward with the LSP, the CCL and the CCLC (League) as we work to make a better future for all of us. The contract with Ex Libris – now Clarivate – is signed and the Chancellor's Office financial designee will be paying the bill from now on. So that burden has been removed from our responsibility. The LibKey contract with the company Grid Iron is signed and implementation is underway. The Chancellor's Office determined they would never be able to sign a contract with OCLC for Cataloging and Metadata or EZ Proxy, so they asked that the CCL step in and sign the document. The money will still come for the $4 million annually that the Chancellor's Office has in the LSP Budget. CCL will be the signatory and the Chancellor’s Office will forward the money for us to make the payment. The CCL has signed the contract and implementation of OCLC and EZProxy will begin soon. Most of you will have no implementation for OCLC and Pawel Szponar our network administrator will be managing the EZ Proxy implementation. Look for information from him soon. We will be re-instating the Northern and Southern Workshops in Spring and Fall, so look forward to more news about that soon. The Wednesday Webinars have begun again and they always have good attendance and cover timely topics for all of us. And we have identified our president elect – Alison Gurganus from San Diego Mesa. She was voted in at the summer retreat and will take the reigns next summer when I become past president. All in all, we have a lot to accomplish at the state level this year, and we have a seriously committed team to make it happen. We look forward to working together with you. So let us know what you need from us.


John Taylor