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 College Libraries Ontario (CLO, formerly 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 current as of March 31, 2017.

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ACCess Research project committee

  • Jason Bird, Sault (Chair)
  • Danielle Emon, Loyalist
  • Erin Williams, Fanshawe
  • Jane Foo, Seneca
  • Katrina Hansen, Centennial
  • Sarah Wiebe, George Brown
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS

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AODA Committee for Ontario college libraries

The panel conducts research and explores options to assist CLO 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)
  • Andrea Hall, George Brown
  • Brenda Mahoney, Algonquin
  • Donna Sevenpifer, Fanshawe
  • Kathi Vandenheuvel, Lambton
  • Madeleine Crew, Sheridan
  • Rachel Caldwell, Conestoga
  • Stephen Spong, Centennial
  • Terri Duff, Fleming
  • Siobán Linnen, OCLS
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS

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ASKON STEERING COMMITTEE

The askON Steering Committee provides strategic direction and oversight to the activities of the askON virtual reference service.

  • Cynthia McKeich, Humber (Chair)
  • Catherine Davidson, Durham
  • Maria Hlawka Lavdas, Fanshawe
  • Marnie Kursiss-Morrow, St. Clair
  • Rachel Caldwell, Conestoga
  • Stephanie Black, Lambton
  • Siobán Linnen, OCLS
  • Thomas Guignard, 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
  • Callen Retter, Confederation
  • Irene Sillius, Sheridan
  • Izabela Hryniewicka, Humber
  • Joy Wen, George Brown
  • Kathi Vandenheuvel, Lambton
  • Najeeb Ahmed, Humber
  • Rosina Leung, Seneca
  • Yvonne Fleming, St. Lawrence
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Safar Ali, OCLS
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS

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CLEAR (COLLEGE LIBRARIES ELECTRONIC ACCESS RIGHTS) Local Steering COMMITTEE

The panel provides oversight for the College Library Electronic Access Rights (CLEAR) Local service, which makes licensing terms accessible to library users and staff.

  • Meaghan Shannon, Fanshawe (Chair)
  • Callen Retter, Confederation
  • Dayle Gorsline, Loyalist
  • James Yochem, Conestoga
  • Sam Cheng, Sheridan
  • Sarah Gillard, George Brown
  • Marnie Seal, Cambrian
  • Stephen Spong, Centennial
  • Coralee Leroux, 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)
  • Callen Retter, Confederation
  • Danielle Emon, Loyalist
  • Erin Williams, Fanshawe
  • Irene Sillius, Sheridan
  • Joy Wen, George Brown
  • Lisa Jack, Confederation
  • Marcia Johnson, Durham
  • Rosina Leung, Seneca
  • Ross Danaher, Loyalist
  • Susan Lee, Conestoga
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS

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CORe - Colleges' object repository steering group

  • Albert Villaruz, Georgian
  • Bianca Parisi, Niagara
  • Carol McNabb, Georgian
  • Cindy Rigg, Niagara
  • Danielle Emon, Loyalist
  • Gary Dye, Conestoga
  • Jennifer Dupuis, Loyalist
  • Lydia Tsai, Seneca
  • Marcia Steeves, Fleming
  • Natalie Colaicovo, Centennial
  • Rosina Leung, Seneca
  • Shannon Matthews, Conestoga
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS

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eresources service STEERing committee

  • Dayle Gorsline, Loyalist (eastern region representative)
  • Rebecca Kasperavicius, Canadore (northern region representative)
  • Dijana Kladnjakovic, Humber (chair)
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS (OCLS ex officio)
  • David Luinstra, Fleming (CLO liaison)
  • Dan Michniewicz, Seneca (central region representative)
  • Chris Woodley, Conestoga (western region representative)

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CLO assessment committee

  • Anna Johnston, Mohawk (Co-chair)
  • Catherine Davidson, Durham (Co-chair)
  • Adam Mulcaster, St. Clair College
  • Alexandra Ross, Humber
  • Eva McDonald, Centennial
  • Gosha Trzaski, Centennial
  • Maureen Sheppard, Algonquin
  • Brigitte Balle, OCLS

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CLO/OCLS Joint Committee

  • Karla Van Kessel, Fanshawe
  • Tanis Fink, Seneca
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

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Consortium Review Research Committee

  • Karla Van Kessel, Fanshawe
  • Tanis Fink, Seneca
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS

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Library Leaders Summit Planning Committee

  • Tanis Fink, Seneca (Co-chair)
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS (Co-chair)
  • Catherine Davidson, Durham
  • Cynthia McKeich, Humber
  • Karla Van Kessel, Fanshawe
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS

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Library eResources Accessibility Project (LEAP) Steering Committee

This group oversees the development of Library eResources Accessibility Project (LEAP), a tool for the Ontario college libraries to collaboratively evalute the accessibility of library resources. This group will bring recommendations to the AODA Committee for review and ultimately to CLO for approval.

  • Corinne Abba, George Brown (Chair)
  • Bianca Parisi, Niagara
  • Jennifer Vanderburg, Algonquin
  • Sarah Gillard, George Brown
  • Sioban Linnen, OCLS

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THE LEARNING PORTAL Virtual help advisory committee (vhpac)

  • Marnie Kursiss-Morrow, St. Clair (Co-chair)
  • Sioban Linnen, OCLS (Co-chair)
  • Carmen Gelette, Fleming
  • Laura Riggs, Mohawk
  • Rachel Caldwell, Conestoga 

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OER Committee for Ontario College libraries

The panel conducts research and explores options to assist CLO in developing strategies regarding support, promotion, and development of open educational resources (OERs). 

  • Trish Weigel-Green, Conestoga (Chair)
  • Anna Johnston, Mohawk
  • Caleb Domsy, Humber
  • Heather Buffett, George Brown
  • Marnie Seal, Cambrian
  • Megan Anderson, Fanshawe
  • Sam Cheng, Sheridan
  • Ralph Laird, Niagara
  • Stephen Spong, Centennial
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS

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OLRN (Ontario learning resources for nursing) working group

The working group is made up of both Ontario college and university library staff and works to ensure that decisions related to the licensing of resources for the collaborative BScN degree program reflect the priorities and interests of the participating universities and colleges. 

  • Ilo Maimets, York (Co-Chair) 
  • Marnie Seal, Cambrian (Co-Chair)
  • Amy Weir, Humber
  • Ellen Olsen-Lynch, Trent
  • Gail Nicol, Toronto
  • Tessa Dueck, Conestoga
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS/OLRN Negotiating Team representative 

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SIRSI Planning group

  • Susan Lee, Conestoga (Chair)
  • Amanda Van Mierlo, Humber
  • Callen Retter, Confederation
  • Carol McNabb, Georgian
  • Ida Orr, Sault
  • Irene Sillius, Sheridan
  • Joy Wen, George Brown
  • Justin Johnson, Fleming
  • Katrina Hansen, Centennial
  • Maureen Sheppard, Algonquin
  • Michael Rouzier, La Cite
  • Pearl Raju, George Brown
  • Shannon Arsenault, Northern
  • Yvonne Fleming, St. Lawrence
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS

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SIRSI Steering committee

  • Carol McNabb, Georgian (Chair)
  • Callen Retter, Confederation
  • Emily Tufts, Centennial
  • Ida Orr, Sault
  • Justin Johnson, Fleming
  • Lisa diBarbora, Humber
  • Maureen Sheppard, Algonquin
  • Michael Rouzier, La Cite
  • Pearl Raju, George Brown
  • Shannon Arsenault, Northern
  • Susan Lee, Conestoga
  • Yvonne Fleming, St. Lawrence
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS
  • Thomas Guignard, OLCS

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EBOOK CONSORTIUM STEERING COMMITTEE 

The eBook Consortium Steering Committee oversees operations and guides the strategic direction of the eBook Consortium.

  • Gordana Vitez, Niagara (Chair)
  • Karla Van Kessel, Fanshawe
  • Katrina Hansen, Centennial
  • Pearl Raju, George Brown
  • Ross Danaher, Loyalist
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS

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