Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 2 2016 v.26 no. 3

Click the READ MORE button to scan the contents of this CCL Outlook for articles of interest, including announcements, reports, tech briefs, college updates, and assorted notes & resources.

Letter from CCL President Meghan Chen

Greetings! 2016 promises to be yet another exciting year of opportunities for the Council of Chief Librarians to advance student learning and success. I am honored to continue CCL’s work as its next president. I think I speak for the…

ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO RESOURCES (CCL-EAR) COMMITTEE

Darryl Swarm (Feather River College): Committee Chair                          The CCL-EAR Committee held their virtual teleconference meeting on December 4, 2015. Members of the Discovery Systems review team provided an update on the upcoming Discovery Systems meeting scheduled for February 5,…

Community College Library Consortium Report

James Wiser, Library Consortium Director jwiser@ccleague.org All fall new and renewal orders were placed with vendors by the first week of December, so if you are having difficulty accessing a renewing resource or a new resource you’ve ordered, please let…

Membership Report

    Will this be the banner year for memberships?  Could be!  Yes, 99 colleges have sent in payments, and I know that there will be more! Not sure if your college has paid?  Check on the CCL website or…

ONLINE EDUCATION INITIATIVE

reported by Dan Crump I am a member of the OEI Steering Committee, appointed by the ASCCC.  I am also a member of the OEI Library Services Workgroup.  Under the leadership of Jory Hadsell, OEI Chief Academic Officer, the workgroup…

ACADEMIC SENATE FOR CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES (ASCCC)

reported by Dan Crump   The ASCCC just completed a new event—Innovative Design and Innovation—breakouts  covered a wide variety of topics—innovative ways to offer tutoring, online education, course offerings in different modes, and open educational resources.   The focus of the…

Academic Libraries for Incarcerated Students (ALIS)

Academic Libraries for Incarcerated Students (ALIS) by Cheryl Stewart Coastline College California has a total of 35 state-run prisons where thousands of students are enrolled in college classes. These California Community College AA degree candidates have neither Internet access nor…

What Were The CCL Executive Board Members Reading?

(At the January 2016 Meeting in Ontario CA) Bicycle Diaries  by David Byrne — Matt Magnuson (West Hills – Coalinga) Pacific by Simon Winchester – James Wiser (CC Libraries Consortium) The Barbarian Nurseries: A Novel by Hector Tobar — Mark…

From Midwinter ALA:

“Bots, Block Chain, and Beacons: Hot Topics at LITA Tech Trends Panel | ALA Midwinter 2016” Read the Library Journal report from Hot Topics at:  http://goo.gl/OYHKla   ­­­­­­­­­­­ The Ebook Glass Is Half Full. http://goo.gl/daj1cM A recap of the Digital…

“The State of Privacy in America: What We Learned”

Pew Research Center After the June 2013 leaks by government contractor Edward Snowden about National Security Agency surveillance of Americans’ online and phone communications, Pew Research Center began an in-depth exploration of people’s views and behaviors related to privacy. Our…

New York Public Library Invites a Deep Digital Dive

NY Times, January 8, 2016   New York Public Library releases 180,000 Images in High Resolution: Historic Photographs, Maps, Letters and more…   Most items in the public-domain release have already been visible at the library’s digital collections portal. The…

OEI Updates: Initiative

by Pat James Welcome to month 24 of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI). This month’s blog will give you some detailed updates on the initiative. It is also dedicated to the people who are making it work, one…

Wikipedia Turns 15:

What Does The Future Hold For the World’s Largest Online Encyclopedia?  From Scientific American http://goo.gl/eI8O24   It must be difficult for the roughly half a billion people who visit Wikipedia every month to remember a world without the free online…

Two Articles About Reference

Two articles appeared recently, one from Library Journal and the other in Publisher’s Weekly addressing important concepts surrounding the provision of Reference Services and the Reference “Desk” “Making “Desk” a Four Letter Word | Backtalk Library Journal by Maxine Bleiweis…

How the TPP Will Affect You and Your Digital Rights

Electronic Frontier Foundation By Maira Sutton | December 8, 2015 “The Internet is a diverse ecosystem of private and public stakeholders. By excluding a large sector of communities—like security researchers, artists, libraries, and user rights groups—trade negotiators skewed the priorities…

The 10 Most-Popular Wired Campus Articles of 2015

The 10 Most-Popular Wired Campus Articles of 2015   Wired Campus is the technology blog for the Chronicle of higher Education. “Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech…While massive open online courses have largely fallen out of the national…