Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 2015 v.25 no.5

Letter from the President — Kenley Neufeld, Santa Barbara City College Reports EAR Committee Report — Darryl Swarm (Feather River) Committee Chair Community College Library Consortium — Sarah Raley Academic Senate For California Community Colleges (ASCCC)- Dan Crump Membership Report—…

EAR Committee — Darryl Swarm

On April 30 and May 1, 2015 the CCL-EAR Committee met in Oakland, California for their Spring 2015 in-person meeting. April Cunningham from Palomar College joined us as a new member representing the San Diego region. Former CCL-EAR member Shelley…

CCL Spring Meeting/Workshop April 9-10 — Presentation Materials Available

CCL 2015 Spring Meeting/Workshop For Library and Learning Resources Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Coordinators, and notable CCC Librarians Presentation Materials from the April 9-10 Spring Meeting can be viewed at: http://cclccc.org/documents/2015/deans-directors/deans-directors-2015.docx Regional Meetings were photographed by Darryl Swarm:

ACRL 2015 Portland OR March 25-28 – If You Could Not Be There

Conference Highlights for Community College Librarians:   ACRL 2015 hosted over 3,000 attendees and community college librarians found each other there in both informal and formal information sessions. Here are a few highlights and links for those who couldn’t attend. http://www.cclccc.org/documents/2015/Bowman-CJCACRL2015.pdf…

Computers In Libraries 2015- Presentation Materials

This meeting focused on “emerging technologies, bleeding edge practitioners” and on sharing case studies of innovative libraries. PDF  PPT and Doc presentation materials are available at: http://computersinlibraries.infotoday.com/2015/Presentations.aspx  

How The Internet Makes You Think You Are Smart

Research shows that searching for answers on the Internet makes people more confident in their knowledge of unrelated topics One of the earliest observations librarians came to in the late1990’s about students was that: Students self-assessed their skills at a…

2015 ACRL Environmental Scan of Higher Education

Every two years, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee releases an environmental scan of higher education, including developments with the potential for continuing impact on academic libraries.  The 2015 environmental scan provides a broad review of the current higher…

LibGuides Best Practices — Compiled by Christine Forisha

LibGuides Best Practices Compiled by Christine Forisha, Lone Star College, Houston TX, from a discussion on cjc-l@lists.ala.org Names/Words URLs are subject or class, depending on specificity Use the same terminology across guides. For instance, “e-resources” versus “databases” Do common keywords/tags…

Coastline — Note from Cheryl Stewart

I am retiring from Coastline on May 1, 2016.  I should mention that our Academic Senate voted unanimously to prioritize the hiring of a new librarian this semester so that the hiring process can begin right away.  The job announcement…