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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is charged with determining the overall strategic direction of BC ELN, identifying specific strategic initiatives, and monitoring and evaluating the progress of BC ELN.

Steering Committee Members

Steering Committee members represent a constituency of Partner Libraries and are elected for a one-year term, with an optional second year, commencing October 1. For more information on membership representation see the Terms of Reference and governance categories.


Jonathan Bengtson
University Librarian
University of Victoria 
Chair term ends: September 30, 2017

Voting Members

Gwen Bird
Representative: Simon Fraser University Library

Melody Burton
Representative: University of British Columbia Library

Natalie Gick
Simon Fraser University Officer

Kim Isaac 
Representative: Regional Universities and Institutes with 4-year programs / Vice Chair
Second term ends: September 30, 2017

Shirley Lew
Representative: Urban Colleges
Second term ends: September 30, 2017

Scott Marsden
Representative: Associate Members
Second term ends: September 30, 2017

Brenda Mathenia
Representative: Small Universities
Second term ends: September 30, 2017

Lisa Petrachenko
Representative: University of Victoria Library

Shahida Rashid
Representative: Rural Colleges
Second Term ends: September 30, 2017

Non-Voting Members

Anita Cocchia
BC ELN Executive Director

Kate Cotie
Director, Strategic Policy and Planning Branch, Ministry of Advanced Education