Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries


Announcing COPPUL’s new Licensing Coordinator: Alex Homanchuk

We are delighted to announce that Alex Homanchuk will be joining COPPUL on July 1 as our new Licensing Coordinator. Alex is based in Peterborough, Ontario, where he is currently serving as Discovery & Systems Librarian at Trent University. Alex brings many years of professional experience in managing electronic resources, including leading collection development, licensing, and access initiatives at the University of Winnipeg and, more recently, at OCAD University as Head, E-Resources & E-Learning Support from 2012 to 2021. He has contributed to consortial working groups in areas of licensing negotiations and strategic resource allocation to achieve shared objectives, and brings skills and expertise in copyright, library systems and finance along with e-resource licensing.

Thank you to everyone on the selections committee and please join us in welcoming Alex to COPPUL!

Congratulations to Christina Winter: Winner of the 2024 COPPUL Outstanding Contribution Award

The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) is pleased to congratulate Christina Winter, Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian & Librarian for Economics and Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Regina, as the recipient of the 2024 COPPUL Outstanding Contribution Award. This award, given annually to an individual or team working in a member library, recognizes exemplary contributions to the consortium.

Christina is recognized for her contributions to COPPUL’s Scholarly Communications Working Group (SCWG) and the wider scholarly communications community. Her open, inclusive, and supportive approach to facilitating conversations about various scholarly communications topics is greatly appreciated by her colleagues.

Thank you, Christina, for your exceptional work on behalf of COPPUL members.

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