CAUL/CBUA Newsletter
June 2016
Hello CAUL/CBUA Community,

It is with great excitement that I send to you my first CAUL/CBUA Newsletter! A lot has happened since the February Newsletter from Kathryn, so this issue is chock full of interesting items. In this issue, we are introducing a "Did You Know?" feature where we will provide some informative tips, tricks, and answers to questions you may not have realized you even had. If you have any to share with fellow members, please send them along to me.

With our next issue, we will be debuting a new member profiles section where we will feature interviews in each issue with two individuals from across the member institutions. If you have any suggestions, or would like to volunteer yourself to be profiled, please contact me.

I was very happy to meet some of you at the recent APLA Conference, and am looking forward to meeting many more of you soon as I start my visits to each member library!

Cynthia Holt
It's been a busy Spring!

Renewals have been completed for
EBSCO Academic ebooks Collection, Le Grand Robert, ACM Digital Library, CHASS Products, Bibliography of Native North Americans, GeoRef, RefWorks, WorldCat Discovery/FirstSearch, CBCA Complete, PAIS International, ProQuest Politics Collection, Sociological Abstracts, Mango Languages, ATLA/ATLAS, America History & Life, Historical Abstracts, LGBT Life, Curio,
AccessScience, MLA International, CINAHL, ERIC, SPORTDiscus, EconLit, Art Index, and the OUP products.

Renewals are in progress for, Research Library, ASFA, ABI Global, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, and Philosopher’s Index.

Members are also in the process of reviewing two offers from ProQuest for ProQuest Central and ProQuest Academic Complete.

We were able to negotiate an addendum to the McGraw-Hill AccessScience licence, expanding authorized uses to include:
  • Linking within e-reserves, course management systems, and e-learning environments
  • Data and text mining
  • Branding
  • Use in training and marketing materials
  • Distribution of articles as classroom handouts
  • Alterations and/or modifications to content for accessibility purposes
The Board of Directors met at Dalhousie University on Wednesday, May 25th.  Among other topics, the Directors discussed progress on the goals and objectives identified in the 2014-2016 Strategic Plan.  This review provides a springboard for planning for the next Strategic Plan for 2017 and beyond.

The Board also struck a working group to explore options for improving the meeting experience for CAUL/CBUA members not able to attend meetings in-person, including exploring options for virtual "face-to-face" meetings.

The Collections Committee is exploring a coordinated ebook strategy with Novanet and preparing to send out a survey to identify members’ top collections-related issues to inform future directions and projects for the Committee.

After much discussion, the Board made the decision to disband the Communications Committee.  The Board felt that with the CAUL/CBUA website, listservs, and newsletter, many vehicles are in place to facilitate communication among members.  As well, we now have a full-time Manager who plays a key coordination role for communication in the organization.  Last, but certainly not least, as a step toward realizing the Strategic Plan Goal for Communication, CAUL/CBUA committees will now have a large role to play in ensuring effective communication with members in their various mandated areas.  Thank-you to all current and past members of the Committee who played key roles in developing the communications network that facilitates CAUL/CBUA activities now and into the future!

The Copyright Committee has been devoted this Spring to planning and organizing the hugely successful ABC Copyright Conference held in Halifax May 26-27th.  For those who were not able to attend the Conference, there will be a recap from the Chair in our next Newsletter issue later this summer.  In the meantime, keep an eye out on the Conference website ( as presenter slides are made available.

The Digital Preservation & Stewardship Committee is in the process of re-integrating the Committee and disbanding its separate working groups.  The Committee will be focusing on developing its vision and prioritizing its goals to inform future activities for the Committee.   As part of this process, the Board has approved the creation of a Government Information Committee, pending finalization of its Terms of Reference.  Once these are finalized, there will be an open call to solicit expressions of interest for membership on this new committee.

The Document Delivery Group has a busy summer ahead as all members using Relais migrate to local installations by the end of the summer.  The Group had several very interesting discussions at its June 2nd AGM, including the weighty question of whether Canadian universities and colleges should cease charging each other for ILL and document delivery.

The Scholarly Communications Committee continues to develop the Digital Scholarship Toolbox, an excellent resource for students, staff, and faculty.  The Committee encourages all members to introduce it to their faculty, staff, and students, and to forward any feedback to the group at
Resource Sharing Agreement Updated

The COPPUL-BCI-OCUL-CAUL/CBUA Resource Sharing Agreement, available on the CAUL/CBUA website, has been finalized so that all CAUL/CBUA member institutions are fully covered by the agreement.

Congratulations to the Recipients of Free Registration for the ABC Copyright Conference

As part of its sponsorship of the ABC Copyright Conference, CAUL/CBUA received three free registrations.  In keeping with its goal to help further professional development opportunities for its members, two of the three were awarded to members of the Conference organizing committees who, for various reasons, did not have access to institutional financial support to attend the conference. The recipients were Shelley McKibbon from Dal (left) and Jeannie Bail from MUN (middle).  The third CAUL/CBUA registration was awarded through a draw at the conference open to all CAUL/CBUA conference attendees (in essence, a refund of their registration fee).  The lucky winner was David Ross from UNB (right).

Shelley McKibbon, Jeannie Bail, and David Ross
Susan Cleyle, University Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland
Congratulations to Susan Cleyle

We extend our congratulations to Susan Cleyle who has been appointed to the role of University Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  Susan will begin a five-year term effective August 1st.  Since 2012, Susan has held the position of director of MUN's Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.  Prior to that, she spent 10 years as the Associate University Librarian at MUN.
Susan Cleyle, University Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland
Congratulations to Donna Bourne-Tyson

Donna has been reappointed University Librarian for a five-year term until October 31, 2021.  In announcing Donna's reappointment, Dalhousie's Dr. Carolyn Watters, Provost and Vice-President Academic, noted that “Her achievements during her first term have been impressive, leading changes that have resulted in a greater sense of the Dalhousie Libraries as a cohesive entity."  Well done Donna!
Susan Cleyle, University Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland
Congratulations to Jennifer Adams

CAUL/CBUA welcomes Jennifer Adams to her new role as University Librarian at the University of King's College effective June 20th.  Jennifer, a reference and cataloguing librarian at Dalhousie's Sir James Dunn Law Library since 2007, graduated from King's with a Bachelor of Arts with an advanced Major in History and Sociology in 1995.  She went on to do a Master of Library and Information Studies at Dalhousie University.  In her free time she is working on a Master of Adult Education through St. Francis Xavier University.
Lou Duggan, University Librarian at St. Francis Xavier University
Congratulations to Lou Duggan

Congratulations to Lou Duggan who has been appointed to the role of University Librarian at St. Francis Xavier University effective August 1, 2016.  Since 2010, Lou has been the Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian at Saint Mary's University.  In announcing Lou's appointment, Dr. Wamsley, St. FX's Academic Vice-President and Provost, noted that "Lou has tremendous experience in university libraries and has a very comprehensive knowledge of library operations and the current issues they face." Lou is the current Chair of The Education Institute, a continuing education program for library information workers.  He is also the 2106 winner of the APLA Merit Award.
Farewell to Kathryn Reddy

Kathryn has parted from us at CAUL/CBUA to embark on an exciting future as a nurse, where we're sure that she will continue to apply her exemplary customer service skills.  She has done an outstanding job in the two years she has been Manager.  She truly hit the ground running and managed to make herself indispensable within just weeks of her arrival.  She particularly distinguished herself with her keen organizing skills and documentation of our activities, her active participation on CAUL/CBUA committees, and her efforts to improve communication and outreach to staff at our member institutions.  We wish her fair sailing as she pursues her new career path!
Welcome to Cynthia Holt

CAUL/CBUA is pleased to welcome Cynthia Holt as its new Manager.  Cynthia started on April 4th and is based in the Killam Memorial Library at Dalhousie University.  Cynthia describes herself as an "an energetic individual who enjoys a challenge.  I really enjoy engaging with people from all levels to make things happen," and we can already see that in action.  Congratulations and welcome Cynthia!
There are a lot of opportunities on the horizon for member participation in CAUL/CBUA activities and working groups:
  • Member needs assessment
  • Creation and facilitation of the process for developing the next Strategic Plan
  • Regional survey of open textbook and OER activities and infrastructure
  • Exploration of options for, and the recommendation and implementation of, a licencing information module
CAUL/CBUA Calendar (

Committee meetings, conferences, renewal decision deadlines, webinars, resource service outages, conference phone availability - find them all on the CAUL/CBUA Calendar.

Member FTE (

The CAUL/CBUA member FTEs are updated in October of each year, are based on on the AAU Survey of Preliminary Enrolments, and are calculated using the same formula used by CRKN.

Contact manager@caul-cbua with news or event information that you wish to share in future newsletters, or to chat about CAUL/CBUA activities.

Cynthia Holt
Manager, CAUL/CBUA
(902) 830-6467

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