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 current as of March 31, 2017.

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eBook Consortium Standing Committees
eBook Project Task Forces

ACCess Research project committee

  • Jason Bird, Sault (Chair)
  • Danielle Emon, Loyalist
  • Katrina Hansen, Centennial
  • Erin Williams, Fanshawe
  • Jane Foo, Seneca
  • 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 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
  • Stephen Spong, Centennial
  • Rachel Caldwell, Conestoga
  • Donna Sevenpifer, Fanshawe
  • David Luinstra, Fleming
  • Andrea Hall, George Brown
  • Kathi Vandenheuvel, Lambton
  • Madeleine Crew, Sheridan
  • Jessica Reeve, St. Lawrence
  • Sioban 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 Ask Ontario opt-in virtual reference service.

  • Gladys Watson, Centennial
  • Rachel Caldwell, Conestoga
  • Jen Booth, Georgian (Chair)
  • Cynthia McKeich, Seneca
  • Marnie Kursiss-Morrow, St. Clair
  • Jan Dawson, 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
  • 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

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CLEAR (COLLEGE LIBRARIES ELECTRONIC ACCESS RIGHTS) Project Steering COMMITTEE

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

  • Meaghan Shannon, Fanshawe (Chair)
  • Sam Cheng, Sheridan
  • Dayle Gorsline, Loyalist
  • Callen Retter, Confederation
  • Stephen Spong, Centennial
  • James Yochem, Conestoga
  • 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)
  • Lisa Jack, Confederation
  • Susan Lee, Conestoga
  • Marcia Johnson, Durham
  • Christa Lochead, George Brown
  • Ross Danaher, Loyalist
  • Danielle Emon, Loyalist
  • Rosina Leung, Seneca
  • Erin Williams, Fanshawe
  • Irene Sillius, Sheridan
  • Shelley Woods, Sheridan
  • Jill Baker, St. Lawrence
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Thomas Guignard, 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
  • Christa Lochead, George Brown
  • Adam Weissengruber, Humber
  • Danielle Emon, Loyalist
  • Irene Sillius, Sheridan
  • Shelley Woods, Sheridan
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS

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CORe - Colleges' object repository steering group

  • Albert Villaruz, Georgian
  • Gary Dye, Conestoga
  • Sarah Shujah, Centennial
  • Carolyn Lam, Seneca
  • Carol McNabb, Georgian
  • Danielle Emon, Loyalist
  • Marcia Steeves, Fleming
  • Jane Foo, Seneca
  • Lydia Tsai, Seneca
  • Rosina Leung, Seneca
  • Safar Ali, OCLS
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS

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core software review working group

  • Sarah Shuja, Centennial
  • Carol McNabb, Georgian
  • Albert Villaruz, Georgian
  • Gary Dye, Conestoga
  • Lydia Tsai, Seneca
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS
  • Safar Ali, OCLS
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS

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HLLR assessment committee

  • Gladys Watson, Centennial (Chair)
  • Nancy Black, Canadore
  • Anna Johnston, Mohawk
  • Junhui Zhang, George Brown
  • Adam Mulcaster, St. Clair College
  • Pamela Bolan, Seneca
  • Maureen Sheppard, Algonquin
  • Jen Booth, Georgian
  • Gosha Trzaski, Centennial
  • Jan Dawson, OCLS

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HLLR/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 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 HLLR for approval.

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

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The Learning portal steering committee

  • Tanis Fink, Seneca (Co-Chair)
  • Virginia Roy, OCLS (Co-Chair)
  • Christopher Woodley, Conestoga
  • Tammy Thorton, Algonquin
  • Lisa Jack, Confederation
  • Karla Van Kessel, Fanshawe
  • David Luinstra, Fleming
  • Gordana Vitez, Niagara
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS

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THe Learning PORTAL erESOUCES Subcommittee

  • Dan Michniewicz, Seneca
  • Christopher Woodley, Conestoga
  • Karla Van Kessel, Fanshawe
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS

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THE LEARNING PORTAL Virtual Services Working Group

  • Marnie Kursiss-Morrow, St. Clair College
  • Laura Riggs, Mohawk
  • Carmen Gelette, Fleming
  • Jan Dawson, OCLS
  • Sioban Linnen, OCLS
  • Mari Vihuri, OCLS

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OER Committee for Ontario College libraries

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

  • Trish Weigel-Green, Conestoga (Chair)
  • Megan Anderson, Fanshawe
  • Heather Buffett, George Brown
  • Sam Cheng, Sheridan
  • Caleb Domsy, Humber 
  • Anna Johnston, Mohawk
  • Ralph Laird, Niagara
  • Marnie Seal, Cambrian
  • Stephen Spong, Centennial
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS
  • Coralee Leroux, 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)
  • Gail Nicol, Toronto
  • Heather Saunders (Canadore/Nipissing)
  • Amy Weir (Humber)
  • Coralee Leroux, OCLS/OLRN Negotiating Team representative 

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SIRSI Planning group

  • Susan Lee, Conestoga (Chair)
  • Adam Weissengruber, Humber
  • Carol McNabb, Georgian
  • Maureen Sheppard, Algonquin
  • Irene Sillius, Sheridan
  • Katrina Hensen, Centennial
  • Pearl Raju, George Brown
  • Callan Retter, Confederation
  • Justin Johnson, Fleming
  • Shannon Arsenault, Northern
  • Yvonne Fleming, St. Lawrence
  • Ida Orr, Sault
  • Michael Rouzier, La Cite
  • Alex Eykelhof, OCLS
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS

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SIRSI Steering committee

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

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EBOOK Consortium standing committees

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
  • Jill Baker, St. Lawrence
  • Pearl Raju, George Brown
  • Ross Danaher, Loyalist
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS

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COLLECTION SELECTION COMMITTEE

The committee makes evidence-based recommendations regarding acquisitions, renewals, and cancellations for the eBook Consortium's core collection.

  • Cheryl Wardell, Fleming (Chair)
  • Donna Sevenpifer, Fanshawe
  • Chantal Lamarche, Boreal
  • Linda Crosby, Fanshawe
  • Adam Weissengruber, Humber
  • Dijana Kladnjakovic, Humber
  • Karen Lints, Sheridan
  • Ralph Laird, Niagara
  • Nicole Morgan, OCLS

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EBOOK PROJECT Task Forces

PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE

The committee oversees the execution of the project, reviews progress, discusses issues and provides leadership to the Collections, Outreach and Technical Task Forces. 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
  • Irene Sillius, Sheridan
  • Thomas Guignard, OCLS
  • Mari Vihuri, 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
  • Bill McAskill, George Brown
  • Ralph Laird, Niagara
  • Jill Baker, St. Lawrence
  • Nicole Morgan, OCLS

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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
  • Carmen Gelette, Fleming
  • Jen Booth, Georgian
  • Alexandra Ross, Humber
  • Alison Vidal, St. Lawrence

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TECHNICAL TASK FORCE

The 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 develop best practices for metadata handling in future core collections. 

  • Danielle Emon, Loyalist (Co-chair)
  • Irene Sillius, Sheridan (Co-chair)
  • Eva McDonald, Centennial 
  • Joy Wen, George Brown
  • Dijana Kladnjakovic, Humber
  • Angela Ashton, Lambton
  • Bianca Parisi, Niagara
  • Jane Foo, Seneca
  • Lingling Jiang, Sheridan
  • Stacey Boileau, OCLS

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