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Hitting Refresh at Non-Library Conferences

Have you attended a non-library conference lately? I was recently given the opportunity to present and attend the Teaching Academic Survival Skills (TASS) conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. While it was still a higher ed conference, there was only one … Continue reading

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Libraries and Librarians, Agents of Change: Moving Forward

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Shopping with Caution: Community College Reviews of Electronic Resources

Regardless of your role(s) at your library, you’ve likely been the recipient of vendor emails that ask you to trial (& buy!) their product. With limited budgets and a plethora of program accreditations to consider, how do you know what … Continue reading

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Nominations Now Being Accepted!

The Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is excited to now be accepting nominations for the annual EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award and EBSCO Community College Learning Resources … Continue reading

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The role of tenure in higher education

Yesterday I read an interesting piece on the effects of the decline of tenure in higher education in America — it discussed that the reliance on contingent labor in education results in lower retention and grades, less coherence in the curriculum, … Continue reading

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Mark you Calendars! CJCLS at ALA Orlando!

If you are coming to ALA Annual in Orlando, please consider saving the dates/times for these CJCLS programs, meetings, and fun! Room assignments at convention center are not yet determined; keep checking the program for updates. Saturday, June 25, 2016 … Continue reading

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Represent CJCLS in the International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA)!

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) serves as the voice of libraries in the international community and hosts the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) each August. ACRL invites applicants to serve as ALA representatives to IFLA … Continue reading

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ALA Elections are open!

Have you gotten your email from ALA yet with your login information? Be sure to check your spam folder. If you have a hard time figuring out who to vote for for Council, Andromeda Yelton has created a great ALA Council … Continue reading

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Student Mental Health on CC Campuses

I saw an article this morning on an issue near and dear to me: how mental health plays into retention at community colleges.  Beyond the scary issues that have led to banning a few patrons, I know I see several who … Continue reading

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Are students coddled or defeated?

An interesting article this week from Inside Higher Ed claims “Students aren’t coddled; they’re defeated.” The author discusses the high stakes testing environment of secondary education in the U.S. and how it has separated school from learning in a very … Continue reading

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