Vivian Stieda


Jaclyn McLean Winner of 2022 COPPUL Outstanding Contribution Award

CALGARY March 21, 2022 —The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) is pleased to recognize Jaclyn McLean of the University of Saskatchewan with its 2022 Outstanding Contribution Award. This award, which may be given annually to an individual or team working in a member library, recognizes exemplary contributions to the consortium. These contributions should enhance service in multiple COPPUL libraries and have an impact throughout the region.

Ms McLean was awarded for her contributions to COPPUL’s Collections strategy. As noted by her colleagues, “Jaclyn contributes high-quality and on-target opinions and information at each meeting, along with keeping consistent and detailed records of the discussion”. Jaclyn’s willingness and enthusiasm to volunteer for whatever is being proposed – from sharing her substantial expertise, particularly on the topic of usage statistics, to taking minutes at meetings, has been exemplary. She was instrumental in supporting the ConsortiaManager implementation, and is a founding member of the E-Resources Selection & Assessment Working Group. She has consistently made substantial contributions to COPPUL’s Licensing program and has helped shape many of COPPUL’s core licensing documents.

Nicole Eva, Associate University Librarian at the University of Lethbridge stated “I suspect she is very well-known to most COPPUL members as a result of her presence at and involvement in many facets of the consortia, and has certainly stood out to me for her various contributions and great knowledge.”

Call for Committee members for Controlled Digital Lending Working Group

The Resource Sharing Community is seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for up to 8 candidates to serve on the newly formed Controlled Digital Lending Working Group. 

This group  will be responsible for identifying options, challenges, and opportunities associated with CDL, and recommending next steps. The working group will complete its work by June 2023.

Principle objectives:

  • The CDL Working Group will explore the North American CDL landscape and consult with CARL and other consortia to prepare a briefing on CDL outlining:
    • Options for delivering CDL (e.g., Project ReShare, Internet Archive)
    • Challenges (e.g., financial, legal, technical)
    • Opportunities (e.g., sharing of rare materials, increased use of monographs)
  • Create recommendations for COPPUL on whether and how to proceed with CDL.  

Please note this group’s work will also be informed by the work of the Spring 2022 agenda planning working group who have been tasked with planning the March 02 COPPUL spring meeting on controlled digital lending. 

If you have questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact  We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Calls for SCWG and LWG Working Groups

COPPUL is seeking members for the following 2 committees:

License Working Group: The COPPUL License Working Group (LWG) is seeking nominations for a new member with a strong interest in licensing to serve on this active team. More information about the LWG can be found in the Terms of Reference

Scholarly Communications Working Group: The Scholarly Communications Working Group (SCWG) is seeking nominations for new members with a strong interest in scholarly communications to serve on this active team. More information about the LWG can be found in the Terms of Reference

Please submit nominations from Directors by Friday, May 31 along with a brief statement of interest from the nominee. Both terms go to the end of June 2024