March 1, 2023

The MacOdrum Library’s Joël Rivard was recently recognized as a recipient of the Professional Achievement Award. This award is part of the annual Carleton Achievement Awards, which are presented in recognition of the research and teaching distinction of Carleton’s academic staff.

As part of the selection process for this award, recommendations are made by the Peer Evaluation Committee to the University Librarian. The Peer Evaluation Committee looks for exceptional achievement in a number of areas that go above and and beyond regular job duties.

Some of these include:

  • Improving Library services and operations
  • Facilitating access to technology and scholarly resources
  • Leadership in communications, management, or public outreach and relations
  • Contributions to instruction, teaching and learning
  • Engagement in research and scholarly pursuits within or external to Carleton University
  • Participation in university committees and initiatives beyond the library

Congratulations to Joël on this well deserved recognition. A sample of Joël’s submission includes:

Joël is responsible for coordinating and leading a subject area within the Research Support Services department at the Library. During his time at Carleton, he is most proud in bringing people to work together to achieve common goals. This has included building a community of learning that provides ongoing support to staff in adopting new technology tools as well as being a key player in providing user centered outreach and communication activities for both students and faculty.

For a list of full recipients of this year’s Achievement Awards, visit the Provost announcement.