Committees and Working Groups are essential to CAUL-CBUA's success in aligning with our mission and goals. The committees explore and share resources that will inform members on a variety of issues. Working groups are defined term projects with specific deliverables.

There are currently 9 CAUL-CBUA Committees. A roster of current and past members of committees, in addition to CAUL-CBUA representatives to external Committees, is available here.

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  • The Audit Committee assists the Board by reviewing and making recommendations regarding financial information and the internal audit processes.
  • The Board of Directors consists of each of the CAUL-CBUA member libraries' elected representative. The CAUL-CBUA Chair is currently Donna Bourne-Tyson, University Librarian at Dalhousie University.

  • The Collaborative Research & Innovation Grant Award Committee administers CAUL-CBUA's annual Collaborative Research and Innovation Grants.

  • The Collections Committee focuses on advancing several of CAUL-CBUA’s strategic goals, particularly those related to Collective Purchasing, Preservation and Digital Collections, Professional Development, and Resource Sharing. The role of the Collections Committee is to provide support and expertise to the Manager and to each other regarding these goals.

  • The role of the Copyright Committee is to provide guidance and support to the CAUL-CBUA community on copyright issues and best practices, and offers research and advisory support to the Board of Directors in developing CAUL-CBUA copyright policy.

  • The role of the Digital Preservation and Stewardship Committee is to foster and advance digital preservation and stewardship among the members of CAUL-CBUA and to guide and enhance the capacity to undertake such preservation and stewardship in the Atlantic region.

  • The CAUL-CBUA Document Delivery Group (DDG) coordinates the shared document delivery/interlibrary loan services.


  • The Executive Committee consists of the CAUL-CBUA Chair, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Past Chair, and Treasurer.

  • The Scholarly Communications Committee provides support to the CAUL-CBUA community in open access and scholarly communications and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for supporting these activities.