The 2021 Achievement Award Recipients were recently announced on the Provost’s website and the Library was well represented in the Professional Achievement Awards category. These awards recognize outstanding professional achievements at Carleton University for professional librarians and instructors.
Congratulations go out to Jenn Browning and Patti Harper who were recognized this year!
While we in the Library already know exactly why these two would be recognized by everyone, take a look at what the rest of the University is getting to read about them for the work they have accomplished this year…
Jennifer governs the staff library services platform and end-user discovery through Omni. She is Carleton’s Implementation Lead in the OCUL Collaborative Futures consortium and has played a key role in the library’s migration to Omni. Her research pursuits include continuous learning for staff and the influence of library technologies on policy and workplace culture. Jennifer returned to Carleton in 2018 after working at the University of Toronto Libraries as a Metadata Librarian for Electronic Resources.
I began my career at Carleton, 22 years ago, as an archivist in the Corporate Archives with a brief foray as the FIPPA Assistant. I joined the library in 2008 as the Head of Archives and Research Collections, before becoming Head of Research Support Services in 2017. Collaboration has been the key to many of my professional milestones. I have had the opportunity to work on several rewarding projects and events at Carleton; the 75th Anniversary book, beginning the Asian Ugandan Archives, historical walking tours, Heritage Passages a Virtual Museum of Canada project and recently the completion of the Book Arts Lab in the Library. This lab will position the library in academic experiential opportunities in all areas of book arts. This project allowed me to work with several faculty, students, library staff and community organizations to ensure the lab is equipped for unique book arts opportunities on campus.
You can visit the awards webpage for the full list of recipients.