SkillShare Event

A 2021 virtual COPPUL Scholarly Communications SkillShare event is planned for Thursday, April 29 10AM-1PM (Mountain Time).


Registration is now open at no cost to all staff at COPPUL member and affiliate member libraries. All others interested in this event are welcome to register starting April 1, 2021. The event will be limited to 60 participants, and held over Zoom.

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. Registrants will be able to enter and leave as needed over the course of the event. 


Visit the Program for session information.

About the Event

This annual event is an opportunity for library staff interested in scholarly communications in Western Canada to come together and share insights, experiences, and best practices.

Sessions typically include hands-on workshops, panels, and group discussions that are focused on practical skills and emerging trends. In an effort to support a local community of practice, sessions are predominantly led by librarians working in COPPUL-member institutions.

Events are held at a COPPUL-member institution* each spring, alternating provinces each year. They are open to COPPUL members at no cost. Catering for the event is provided by COPPUL. Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of attendees.

*Due to COVID-19, the 2020 and 2021 events have each been moved online.

How to Get Involved

Member institutions who are able to accommodate up to 50 participants for 1.5 days between April and June are invited to contact the SCWG Chair to discuss hosting a future event. Preference will be given to institutions located in a province that has not recently hosted this event and that has access to convenient transportation and accommodation options for attendees.

Individuals who are interested in leading a session at a future event are asked to get in touch with the SCWG Chair.

Past Events

Thursday, April 30, 2020 – Online using Blackboard Collaborate with support from Royal Roads University

Friday, April 26, 2019 – University of Regina, Regina, SK

Friday, May 18, 2018 – MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB