Friday, November 07, 2008

Celebrating Ten Years of SCELC Membership

The Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) was established in 1986 to develop resource-sharing relationships among the libraries of private academic institutions in California. Hope has been a member since 1998 and Terri Bogan, our Reference and Instruction Librarian, now begins her sixth year on the board of directors.

Higher education today requires electronic resources. Through SCELC, the Darling Library at HIU is able to well support its students’ research needs by providing access to a wide variety of research databases for both online and on-campus students. Fellow members include Azusa, Biola, Chapman, Claremont, Loyola Marymount, and USC.

Member institutions enjoy a powerful license negotiation team which results in significant discounts on products such as ProQuest, FirstSearch, Lexis-Nexis, ATLA Religion Databases, and ebrary ebooks. Additionally, SCELC organizes learning opportunities for its members, focusing on issues related to electronic and digital information for the benefit of faculty and promotes the creation, access, use, management and maintenance of this information for the benefit of faculty and students in the member institutions. SCELC partners with other consortia at national and international levels, participates in the education of MLIS students in the area of consortial management and development, and contributes to the continuing education of librarians through participation on various library conferences.

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