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Council of Post Secondary Library Directors

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Council of Post Secondary Library Directors

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • CPSLD
  • College and University Librarians of BC
  • College Librarians Group
  • Post Secondary Library Directors Association

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Description area

Dates of existence

1969-

History

The first meeting of the Council of Post Secondary Library Directors [CPSLD] was held at the request of Dennis Franklin, Executive Secretary of the Academic Advisory Board for Higher Education in British Columbia. The meeting took place at the University of British Columbia [UBC] library on October 10, 1969, and was chaired by Basil Stuart‐Stubbs.
Representatives included;
Basil Stuart‐Stubbs, UBC, Del Affleck, Capilano College, Don Baird, SFU, I. F. Bell, UBC, Doug Bridges, Malsaplina College, J. Cheng, Okanagan College, R. L. Davison, Library Development Commission, Robert Harris, BCIT, Dennis Franklin, Academic Board, Dean Halliwell, University of Victoria, John Mansbridge, Selkirk College, Ron Welwood, Notre Dame University.
Issues addressed included the need for resource sharing and for new, library standards to be developed. It was decided at this meeting that the librarians would offer to act in an advisory capacity of an Advisory Committee to the Academic Board. Meetings were held two or three times a year to discuss items of mutual concern, to provide input to the Ministry on items of importance to the Council and to be a liaison to the Ministry on Library matters. The group was known interchangeably as the College and University Librarians of BC or College Librarians Group until 1976, when the title Post Secondary Library Directors Association (PSLDA) was adopted.
PSLDA's objectives were to


  • act as an advisory Body to government and other groups concerned with post‐secondary library services, such *as the College Principles Group and the BCAC.
  • to help facilitate exchange of information among post‐secondary library directors
  • to promote the development of methods for cooperative endeavours
  • to facilitate research planning and development in identified areas of concern
  • to initiate conjoint response to developments within post‐secondary education.

In April, 1977, the PSLDA Strategies Committee consultation with the Ministry of Education proposed a revised set of objectives that would better meet the changing directions of provincial libraries. The new objectives included "to act as the council of college, vocational and technological institution libraries in relationship to the development of the network of BC Libraries." By 1978 the title Council of Post‐Secondary Library Directors [CPSLD] had been adopted.

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Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR (CPF)

Status

Final

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2009 (created)
2015-07-21 (revised)

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Script(s)

Sources

Brocklehurst, Diedre. "CPSLD: A Story Unfolding." (2009). Print. Finding Aid.

Council of Post Secondary Library Directors (CPSLD) Website: About CPSLD (About CPSLD) http://cpsld.ca/home/about

Maintenance notes

D. Brocklehurst, created 2009
C. Mclellan, updated, revised 2015-07-21