Letter from the President

Letter From CCL President Meghan Chen

Dear library leaders, It was wonderful to see so many of you at this year’s Deans and Directors’ meeting in Sacramento last month! My appreciation goes to all who helped make this year’s program so rich and to all who…

Letter from CCL President Meghan Chen

Dear CCL colleagues: The New Year began with desperately needed rainfall on our thirsty state, giving us hope that the prolonged drought and its consequences might be abated. January also portended a cautiously optimistic budget outlook for our state as…

Letter from CCL President Meghan Chen

Dear CCL colleagues: The CCL Board of Directors continues its work to support our library community. The fall workshop on outcomes assessment drew strong participation as we recognize the need to keep demonstrating the impact of libraries on student learning…

Letter From CCL President Meghan Chen

Dear CCL colleagues: Happy Fall 2016! Each fall term brings renewed promise for students to begin a new academic year toward their educational goal. Their success requires their intentional dedication of time and effort, perhaps with a measure of personal…

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…

Letter from CCL Interim President Kenley Neufeld

Welcome back to another academic year. I trust your library doors are open and the students are taking advantage of your programs and services. The Council of Chief Librarians has been working throughout the summer to plan for the coming…

President’s Message

Welcome to mid-semester.   I hope the New Year has been well for all. I am sure your campus is buzzing. From the listserv, there seems to have been many tenure track librarian position recruitments this term. That is some…

Letter from CCL President Tim Karras

Happy New Year!   I hope everyone had a pleasant and restful festive season. As the New Year begins, the Governor’s 2015-16 budget proposal was released on January 9, 2015. The budget proposal has increased funding for the California Community…

Letter from CCL President Tim Karas

Hello, we have made it to mid-terms. I am sure your libraries are abuzz with activity. This is the fuel that propels us forward. At the October CCL Executive Board Meeting Evelyn Lord, Head Librarian, at Laney College was elected…

Letter From CCL’s President

Hello, The start of a new academic year brings changes to many of our institutions and to us. I find myself transitioning to a new role at a new College. The Board has also seen changes. The Board says adieu…

Where did the year go?

Hello, I cannot believe we are only a few weeks away from the end of the academic year. As usual the year has been a winding path full of illumination. The year has been fiscally better for many Colleges. The…

Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting

CCL President Tim Karas

Hello, Thank you to everyone who attended the CCL Library Deans & Director’s meeting on March 6-7, 2014. We had many insightful speakers ranging from topic of “If Libraries Are So Essential for Student Learning and Student Success, Then Why…

Happy New Year!

CCL President Tim Karas

It is the year of the horse. The spirit of the horse is recognized as making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. I think is a good omen for us. We have much…

A Lot to be Thankful For

CCL President Tim Karas

Hello, The festive season is upon us and we have a lot to be thankful for. Uppermost is that we are an active, passionate, supportive community striving to best serve the multifaceted needs our students. For me an early gift…

A happy autumn to all

CCL President Tim Karas

I am sure your libraries have been abuzz with activity over the past few weeks with the opening of the academic year. The kinetic energy is palpable. To begin the year, I would like to share some good budget news. After a…