COPPUL Indigenous Student Award

COPPUL Indigenous Student Award

2022-07-27 09:17

COPPUL is very pleased to announce its partnership with Indspire to offer an Indigenous Student award to aspiring Indigenous librarians and archivists.

Indspire is a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities.

New COPPUL Committee Members – June 2022

New COPPUL Committee Members – June 2022

2022-06-22 10:40

COPPUL is pleased to announce that the following individuals will be joining the following COPPUL groups:

Licensing Working Group: Alison Griffin will be joining us from BCIT. Alison is the Liaison Librarian & Collections Coordinator at North Vancouver at BCIT’s North Vancouver campus

Calls for Committee Members

Calls for Committee Members

2022-05-10 06:59

COPPUL seeking members for License Working Group and Scholarly Communications Working Group.

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


COPPUL May /June 2022 Progress Report

2022-05-10 06:56

The COPPUL March / April 2022 Progress Report is now available. Please click on Previous Reports to view older reports


2022 SkillShare Schedule & Session Descriptions

2022-04-08 08:11

The online 2022 COPPUL Schol Comms SkillShare is on Thursday, April 28. All times below are in Mountain Standard Time (MST). Registration is now open at no cost to all staff at COPPUL and CAUL member and affiliate member libraries. To register, please visit


Brenda Smith  Winner of 2022 Outstanding Contribution Award

2022-03-18 09:14

CALGARY March 18, 2022 —The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) is pleased to recognize Brenda Smith of Thompson Rivers University with its 2021 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.


January / February 2022 COPPUL Progress Report

2022-03-14 08:36

The January / February 2022 COPPUL Progress Report is now available.


Emerald partners with COPPUL to open up research content to Indigenous communities

2021-09-21 09:11

Emerald Publishing has launched a pilot project to open up access to research to a selection of Indigenous post-secondary institutions and communities.


COPPUL announces new collections chair

2021-04-25 09:15

COPPUL is delighted to announce that Francine May will be the next Chair of the COPPUL Collections Community.


COPPUL 2021 Outstanding Contribution Award

2021-03-09 12:06

The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) is delighted to recognize Robyn Hall of MacEwan University, with its 2020 Outstanding Contribution Award.


Registration Open: COPPUL Scholarly Communications SkillShare Event April 29

2021-03-08 12:03

On Thursday, April 29 COPPUL is hosting its fourth annual Scholarly Communications SkillShare event from 10AM-1PM (MST). Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will take place virtually over Zoom.


COPPUL Scholarly Communications SkillShare event: Call for Proposals

2021-01-14 12:01

The COPPUL Scholarly Communications Working Group is planning a virtual Scholarly Communications SkillShare event for Thursday, April 29 10AM-1PM (MST).


COPPUL Submission to NDRIO on Canada’s Digital Research Infrastructure

2020-12-15 12:08

In response to NDRIO’s call for white papers to assess the needs of Canada’s Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) community, COPPUL has submitted a white paper (English version; French version) that addresses smaller academic institutions’ role in Canada’s data research infrastructure (DRI). The paper was endorsed by Canada’s other three regional consortia,  sous-comité des bibliothèques du Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI), the Council of Atlantic University Libraries Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l’Atlantique (CAUL-CBUA), and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) whose belated endorsement is also attached.(OCUL endorsement)


Welcome Bow Valley College

2020-11-12 12:09

COPPUL is pleased to welcome Bow Valley College as its newest affiliate member. We look forward to licensing e-resources on their behalf. Welcome!


Statement on Economic Impact of COVID-19

2020-10-14 12:10

This statement, written on behalf of the Canadian regional and national academic library consortia, and the  individual libraries they represent, describes the unprecedented challenges and uncertainty facing  Canadian post-secondary institutions. These changes have resulted from unsustainable pricing and access  restrictions and limitations, which have been augmented by the ongoing and highly unpredictable effects of  COVID-19.  


Scholarly Communications Open Access Week blog

2020-10-05 12:11

Need ideas on what to do for Open Access week when you can’t actually meet with anyone in person? Check out Christie Hurrell’s blog on the Scholarly Communications Working Group blog post. And while you’re there, check out the SCWG Issue Briefs.


Seeking Nominations for the COPPUL CDSN Peer Services Working Group (PSWG)

2020-09-19 12:12

The COPPUL CDSN Peer Services Working Group (PSWG) is seeking nominations for a new member with a strong interest in fostering and participating in a digital preservation community to serve on this active team. The term is for two years beginning September, 2020.


Sarah Dupont Winner of 2019 Outstanding Contribution Award

2020-07-16 12:13

RICHMOND March, 2020 —The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) is pleased to recognize Sarah Dupont of the University of British Columbia with its 2019 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.


Join us for a COPPUL webinar: How Anti-Racist Education Matters for Academic Libraries

2020-06-30 12:14

In response to recent world events, the COPPUL Indigenous Knowledge Standing Committee and Deborah Lee, IK Coordinator, are pleased to host the following webinar on July 08 at 10 am PDT; 11 am MDT; noon CDT; and 1:00 pm EDT


The Value of Shared Print Collection in Libraries

2020-06-25 12:15

The Rosemont Shared Print Alliance and the Partnership for Shared Book Collections released a new, two-minute video highlighting the importance of shared print collections in libraries. This is of particular importance in the present moment of closed libraries and inaccessible print collections.


CAUL-CBUA and COPPUL Collaborate to Advance Shared Goals

2020-04-29 12:16

The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) and the Council of Atlantic University Libraries / Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l’Atlantique (CAUL-CBUA) announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding that will see both organizations work together to jointly share expertise and knowledge, and build capacity to accomplish shared goals. 


SPAN Phase 4 StatsCan publications complete!

2020-04-28 12:17

COPPUL is pleased to announce that Phase 4 of COPPUL SPAN is now officially complete.  Launched in early August 2016  the final total of retained titles at COPPUL institutions includes 3,754 monographs and 2,841 serials representing 75% of the total titles reported by Statistics Canada and published between 1867 and 2012. 


COPPUL Welcomes Deborah Lee as the Indigenous Knowledge Coordinator

2020-04-15 12:19

COPPUL is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Lee to the position of Indigenous Knowledge Coordinator. Deborah will be joining COPPUL on a secondment from the University of Saskatchewan, 2 days per week for a 3-year term, effective June 01, 2020.


COPPUL signs IFLA Open Letter on Intellectual Property and COVID-19.

2020-04-09 12:20

COPPUL has joined organizations around the globe urging the Dr Francis Gurrry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to use his position as the leader of the global intellectual property system to take urgent action to guide Member States and others in their response to intellectual property issues that the coronavirus is raising.  The letter is available in PDF format, and can be signed by both individuals and organizations through a sign-on form.


Happy #WDPD2018!

2018-11-29 05:04


COPPUL joins the NDSA

2017-06-22 06:33


Webinar: The PKP PLN

2017-04-24 06:36