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The coordinated sharing of physical materials between universities across Ontario and Canada has been fundamental to the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) consortium since its inception in 1967. Interlibrary loan and other types of resource sharing have enabled our libraries to provide access to physical materials beyond our individual institutions, and support the important research, and learning goals of the academic community. 

Happy Holiday! on background of blue and green stars and snowflakes

Seasons greetings from all of us at OCUL and Scholars Portal!

OCUL will be closed for the holiday period from Thursday, December 23, 2021 returning Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Scholars Portal will be closed from Wednesday, December 22, 2021 returning on Monday, January 3, 2021. 

Until then, we would like to wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and the very best for 2022.

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) invites applications for the position of Administrative Assistant (1 year contract).

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Administrative Assistant will work within a small team to provide administrative support and assistance to the Executive Director and to unit staff. The Assistant also provides support to affiliates, committees, communities, and working groups, etc., as required. In addition, the Assistant provides support to the OCUL Directors, the board consisting of the heads of OCUL’s 21 member libraries.

June 24, 2021, 9:30am-11am


OCUL Information Resources Committee (OCUL-IR) is hosting a webinar to engage with OCUL colleagues and introduce OCUL-IR’s mandate, activities, and responsibilities on issues relating to collective negotiation, collection development and strategy. 

This webinar will also explore roles and responsibilities of the OCUL office and the OCUL Information Resources Coordinator, OCUL-IR institutional representatives, and OCUL member staff.

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) congratulates Scholars Portal Digital Preservation Librarian Grant Hurley on receiving the 2021 the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) Alexander Fraser Award and the Masters of Information Student Council, MISC Outstanding Instructor Award. These awards recognise Grant’s sustained and valuable contribution to the field of digital preservation.

TORONTO (Ontario), 10 May 2021 - The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Vandenburg as Interim Executive Director, effective May 1, 2021.

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