The Council

The University Librarians at Ontario's 21 university libraries are responsible for governing OCUL's work and are known as the OCUL Directors.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee supports the Directors group in fulfilling OCUL's purpose.


Carol Shepstone, Chief Librarian, Ryerson University, Term: 2021-2022

Vice-Chair/Chair Elect:

Amber Lannon, University Librarian, Carleton University, Term: 2021-2022


Gohar Ashoughian, University Librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University, Term: March 2020-May 2022


Beth Sandore Namachchivaya, University Librarian, University of Waterloo, Term: 2021-2022


Nancy Black, University Librarian, Nipissing University, Term: 2021-2023

Ex Officio:

Michael Vandenburg, Interim Executive Director, Ontario Council of University Libraries