Standing Committees

OCUL Committees & Groups work together to maximize our collective expertise and resources. Each OCUL Committee has an established mandate and membership drawn from the libraries of OCUL member institutions.

Standing Committees


Information Resources Committee (OCUL-IR)

OCUL-IR advances OCUL’s strategic plan by acting as a catalyst for information resources initiatives which generate ideas and implement both one-time projects and ongoing strategies.

OCUL Planning and Assessment Committee (OCUL-PA)

OCUL-PA facilitates OCUL’s strategic plan implementation and its measures of success, and reviews and develops proposals for new services and annual priorities in collaboration with OCUL-IR and OCUL-SP.

OCUL Scholars Portal Committee (OCUL-SP)

OCUL-SP advances OCUL’s strategic plan by overseeing the delivery of Scholars Portal services, working in collaboration with the Scholars Portal Operations Team (SPOT) and the University of Toronto as Service Provider.


Other Director-Level Committees


Collaborative Futures Directors and Steering Committee (OCUL CFD)

The CFD has decision-making responsibility for LSP procurement recommendations, proposed memoranda of agreement, and any policies or other matters that have binding obligations (financial, legal or operational) for participating institutions. Membership includes Library Directors, or their delegates, of the participating OCUL institutions.

OCUL Financial Management Advisory Committee (OCUL-FMAC)

FMAC advises the Treasurer on the review of financial practices, policies and procedures, and the development of documentation for OCUL budgetary and financial practices.

Scholars Portal Operations and Development Committee (OCUL-SPOD)

This committee works with the Scholars Portal Director and the University of Toronto Libraries (as Scholars Portal's service provider) to establish priorities, make recommendations, and identify opportunities related to Scholars Portal initiatives, activities, and services.