About OCUL Communities
- Promote and encourage the advancement of services in OCUL member institutions;
- Provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas about particular services and areas of expertise;
- Stay in touch with projects and innovations across member institutions and beyond; and
- Seek opportunities to improve individual and shared infrastructure for existing and emerging initiatives.
Current OCUL Communities
Community membership is at the discretion of OCUL member institutions. A Community may include more than one person from an institution. Each OCUL Community has a nominated Moderator with a term of two years. To join any of these OCUL Communities, please contact the Community Moderator.
How to Start a Community
Proposals must include:
- Terms of reference, indicating a description of the topic being addressed, anticipated timeframe (short-term or ongoing)
- Proposed plan of activity
- Proposal supported by, at minimum, ten library staff from normally at least one-third of OCUL institutions
- Nomination for a moderator for a two-year term
The Communities Guidelines outline the process for establishing an OCUL Community, moderator responsibilities, reporting and decision-making, communications, work plans and administrative and financial support for OCUL Communities.