Working Groups & Committees

The Ontario College Library Service relies on the dedicated efforts of committees and working groups to provide strategic direction and oversight to OCLS services. Members are drawn from the 24 colleges and from the Heads, Libraries and Learning Resources (HLLR), an operating group of Colleges Ontario. Working groups and committees are listed alphabetically below. Meeting minutes, committee terms of reference, and reports are available to members via OCLS Atrium. All groups and committees listed are for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016.

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eBook Consortium

AODA RESEARCH PANEL

The panel conducts research to assist HLLR in developing strategies to meet accessibility standards, to advocate on behalf of diverse student populations, and to provide patrons with the best possible library experience.

  • Corinne Abba, George Brown (Chair)
  • Brenda Mahoney, Algonquin
  • Gladys Watson, Centennial
  • Rachel Caldwell, Conestoga
  • Donna Sevenpifer, Fanshawe
  • David Luinstra, Fleming
  • Andrea Hall, George Brown
  • Anne Villahermosa, George Brown
  • Kathi Vandenheuvel, Lambton
  • Brenda Morrisette, Northern
  • Marian Trainor, Sheridan
  • Jessica Reeve, St. Lawrence
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

AODA WORKING GROUP

The group explores options and available tools in the area of print material accessibility.

  • Corinne Abba, George Brown (Chair)
  • Donna Sevenpifer, Fanshawe
  • Andrea Hall, George Brown
  • Jessica Reeve, St. Lawrence
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

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ASKON STEERING COMMITTEE

The askON Steering Committee provides strategic direction and oversight to the activities of the Ask Ontario opt-in virtual reference service.

  • Gladys Watson, Centennial
  • Rachel Caldwell, Conestoga
  • Jen Booth, Georgian (Chair)
  • Tanis Fink, Seneca
  • Marnie Kursiss-Morrow, St. Clair
  • Jan Dawson, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC STANDARDS WORKING GROUP

The working group provides leadership and direction in maintaining bibliographic standards and quality control for the Colleges Union Catalogue (CUC) and Collect, as well as ensuring that the CUC remains relevant as cataloguing technologies evolve.

  • Danielle Emon, Loyalist (Co-Chair)
  • Erin Williams, Fanshawe (Co-Chair)
  • Angela Ashton, Lambton
  • Kathi Vandenheuvel, Lambton
  • Joy Wen, George Brown
  • Najeeb Ahmed, Humber
  • Izabela Hryniewicka, Humber
  • Rosina Leung, Seneca
  • Irene Sillius, Sheridan
  • Yvonne Fleming, St. Lawrence
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Arthur Sykes, OCLS

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COLLEGES UNION CATALOGUE AND LIBRARIES’ DIGITAL REPOSITORY STEERING GROUP

In addition to being responsible for the overall quality, integrity, and ongoing value of the Colleges Union Catalogue (CUC), the steering group evaluates the evolving needs of college libraries and the changing technologies relevant to union catalogue models and digital repositories; provides direction for developing the Colleges Union Catalogue and Collect; and provides direction to, and respond to, the work of the Bibliographic Standards Working Group.

  • Jennifer Varcoe, Georgian (Chair)
  • Lisa Jack, Confederation
  • Susan Lee, Conestoga
  • Marcia Johnson, Durham
  • Sarah Wiebe, George Brown
  • Ross Danaher, Loyalist
  • Danielle Emon, Loyalist
  • Rosina Leung, Seneca
  • Irene Sillius, Sheridan
  • Shelley Woods, Sheridan
  • Jill Baker, St. Lawrence
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Zack Osborne, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

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CLEAR (College Libraries Electronic Access Rights) Research Committee

  • Lynne Bentley, Humber (Chair)
  • Sam Cheng, Sheridan
  • Rob Makinson, Centennial
  • Kim Reaume, Centennial
  • Meaghan Shannon, Fanshawe
  • James Yochem, Conestoga
  • Liana Giovando, Pertinence.ca
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS

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CUCLDR USER INTERFACE WORKING GROUP (COLLECT)

The working group is tasked with providing insight and recommending actions to guide the development of colleges repositories.

  • Jennifer Varcoe, Georgian (Chair)
  • Marianne Caskie, Centennial
  • Susan Lee, Conestoga
  • Marcia Johnson, Durham
  • Sarah Wiebe, George Brown
  • Adam Weissengruber, Humber
  • Danielle Emon, Loyalist
  • Irene Sillius, Sheridan
  • Shelley Woods, Sheridan
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Zack Osborne, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

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DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES RESEARCH PANEL

This panel implements the Video Streaming Environment: Meeting the Needs of Ontario College Libraries (2013) report recommendations for media streaming in the areas of collections, discovery and access, and best practices. This group’s work focuses on digital media priorities.

  • Jennifer Varcoe, Georgian (Chair)
  • Mary Anne Reinhard, Algonquin
  • Liz Dobson, Centennial
  • Jennevie Orio, Conestoga
  • Lisa Jack, Confederation
  • Megan Anderson, Fanshawe
  • Anne Villahermosa, George Brown
  • Lisa Dibarbora, Humber
  • Angela Ashton, Lambton
  • Laurie Hoyle, Seneca
  • Kathleen Oakey, Sheridan
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

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DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE RESEARCH WORKING GROUP

  • Jennifer Varcoe, Georgian (Chair)
  • Liz Dobson, Centennial
  • Jennevie Orio, Conestoga
  • Laurie Hoyle, Seneca
  • Kathleen Oakey, Sheridan
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

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DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICE TRAINING WORKING GROUP

  • Jennifer Varcoe, Georgian (Chair)
  • Lisa Dibarbora, Humber
  • Kathleen Oakey, Sheridan
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

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HLLR SKILLS AUDIT RESEARCH COMMITTEE

  • Pamela Drayson, Durham
  • Tanis Fink, Seneca
  • David Luinstra, Fleming
  • Jan Dawson, OCLS

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HLLR/OCLS Joint Committee

  • Karen McGrath, Niagara
  • Tanis Fink, Seneca
  • Marilyn Crawford, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

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HLLR Environmental Scan Research Committee

  • Tanis Fink, Seneca
  • Pamela Drayson, Durham
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

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Consortium Review Research Committee

  • Karen McGrath, Niagara
  • Tanis Fink, Seneca
  • Marilyn Crawford, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

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Library eResources Accessibility Project (LEAP) Steering Committee

  • Corinne Abba, George Brown (Chair)
  • Bianca Parisi, Niagara
  • Jennifer Vanderburg, Algonquin
  • Jessica Reeve, St. Lawrence
  • Sarah Gillard, George Brown
  • Mari Vihuri, OCLS

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Ontario Colleges Digital Library Portal Joint Task Force

  • Tanis Fink, Seneca (Co-Chair)
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS (Co-Chair)
  • Christopher Woodley, Conestoga
  • Lisa Jack, Confederation
  • Karla Van Kessel, Fanshawe
  • David Luinstra, Fleming
  • Cynthia Williamson, Mohawk
  • Gordana Vitez, Niagara
  • Patricia Presti, Seneca
  • Dan Michniewicz, Seneca
  • Joanne Hoffmann, Seneca
  • Jan Dawson, OCLS
  • Zack Osborne, OCLS
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS

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ONTARIO COLLEGES DIGITAL LIBRARY PORTAL erESOUCES Subcommittee

  • Virginia Roy, OCLS
  • Nicole Morgan, OCLS
  • Zack Osborne, OCLS
  • Dan Michniewicz, Seneca
  • Christopher Woodley, Conestoga
  • Karla Van Kessel, Fanshawe

STRATEGIC PLANNING STEERING COMMITTEE

The committee provides direction and oversight to developing the OCLS strategic plan.

  • Bill Summers, Colleges Ontario
  • Suzanne Gibault, La Cité
  • Barbara Kelly, Conestoga
  • Pamela Drayson, Durham
  • Catherine Drea, Georgian
  • Teresa Quinlin, Niagara
  • Jason Bird, Sault
  • Tanis Fink, Seneca
  • Marilyn Crawford, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS
  • Maria Ripley, OCLS

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STRATEGIC PLANNING PROJECT TEAM

The team leads and manages development of OCLS’s strategic plan.

  • Marilyn Crawford, OCLS (Chair)
  • Daniel Leduc, Boréal
  • Nancy Black, Canadore
  • Linda Schneider, Conestoga
  • Lisa Jack, Confederation
  • Lynne Bentley, Humber
  • Karen McGrath, Niagara
  • Jill Baker, St. Lawrence
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS
  • Zack Osborne, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS
  • Maria Ripley, OCLS
  • Rachel Hofstetter, Overlap Associates
  • Brock Hart, Overlap Associates

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VIDEO ON DEMAND STEERING COMMITTEE

This group provides oversight and strategic direction for the OCLS opt-in Video on Demand service.

  • Maureen Sheppard, Algonquin
  • Daniel Leduc, Boreal
  • Gladys Watson, Centennial
  • Lisa Jacks, Confederation
  • Pamela Drayson, Durham
  • Linda Crosby, Fanshawe
  • Pearl Raju, George Brown
  • Lynne Bentley, Humber
  • Shannon Arsenault, Northern
  • Jennifer Hance, Sheridan

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EBOOK PROJECT EXECUTION PHASE WORKING GROUPS

The Project Steering Committee leads the ebook initiative, and guides the Collection, Outreach, and Technical task forces. The Technical Task Force further consists of the Repository and Metadata working groups.

PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE

The committee oversees the execution of the project over its entire duration (2 years), reviews progress, discusses issues and provides leadership. The PSC is responsible for communicating with stakeholders and the broader college community.

  • Joan Sweeney Marsh, Sheridan (Chair)
  • Daniel Leduc, Boréal
  • David Luinstra, Fleming
  • Danielle Emon, Loyalist
  • Shannon Arsenault, Northern
  • James Buczynski, Seneca
  • Jane Foo, Seneca
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS
  • Mari Vihuri, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

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COLLECTIONS TASK FORCE

The task force organizes the core collection selection process and devises a procedure in which all participating colleges are consulted. During the Project Execution phase, the task force also oversees the selection and acquisition of the first two core collections, and assesses collection usage.

  • Daniel Leduc, Boréal (Co-chair)
  • James Buczynski, Seneca (Co-chair)
  • Maureen Sheppard, Algonquin
  • Elizabeth Dobson, Centennial
  • Bill McAskill, George Brown
  • Ralph Laird, Niagara
  • Jason Bird, Sault
  • Adam Mulcaster, St. Clair
  • Jill Baker, St. Lawrence
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS
  • Nicole Morgan, OCLS

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collection selection committee

The committee will develop recommendations for licensing eBook collections for the Colleges eBook consrotium. The CSC will utilize the acquisition workflow guidelines developed by the eBook consoritum project's Collections Task Force. Recommendations put forward by the CSC will be reviewed by HLLR, who will make the final decision to acquire, licese, renew, or cancel consoritum eBook collections. 

  • Adam Mulcaster, St. Clair (Co-chair)
  • Cheryl Wardell, Fleming
  • Donna Sevenpifer, Fanshawe
  • Elizabeth Dobson, Centennial
  • Linda Crosby, Fanshawe
  • Mark Bryant, Humber
  • Michaël Rouzier, La Cité
  • Ralph Laird, Niagara

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OUTREACH TASK FORCE

The task force will prepare, distribute, and evaluate surveys to measure user satisfaction and evaluate the project. It will also coordinate two marketing campaigns to raise awareness of ebooks within the college community, and oversee training on the metadata repository and selected core collections.

  • David Luinstra, Fleming (Co-chair)
  • Shannon Arsenault, Northern (Co-chair)
  • Anabella Arcaya, Algonquin
  • Linda McKillop, Centennial
  • Kathryn Hanson, Durham
  • Carmen Gelette, Fleming
  • Jen Booth, Georgian
  • Alexandra Ross, Humber
  • Holly Ashbourne, Sheridan
  • Marnie Kursiss Morrow, St. Clair
  • Alison Vidal, St. Lawrence

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TECHNICAL TASK FORCE

The technical task force coordinates all tasks relative to developing tools and workflows for the management of eBook metadata by the consortium. It will also oversee the export of records to college catalogues and discovery layers, and dvelop best practices for metadata handling in future core collections. 

  • Danielle Emon, Loyalist (Co-chair)
  • Jane Foo, Seneca (Interim Co-chair)
  • Eva McDonald, Centennial 
  • Michaël Rouzier, La Cité
  • Joseph Donlon, Confederation
  • Joy Wen, George Brown
  • Ian Bigelow, Georgian
  • Dijana Kladnjakovic, Humber
  • Angela Ashton, Lambton
  • Gordana Vitez, Niagara
  • Holly Ashbourne, Sheridan
  • Irene Sillius, Sheridan
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS
  • Zack Osborne, OCLS

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