Queen’s University’s Corinne Laverty wins prestigious academic librarianship award

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TORONTO – Librarian Corinne Laverty of Queen’s University has been awarded a prestigious OCUFA Librarianship Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the profession. Laverty, who is the head of the Queen’s Education Library, will receive her award at a September 28, 2013 ceremony in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.

“Libraries are an essential part of our universities and effective student learning,” said Kate Lawson, President of OCUFA. “Ms. Laverty’s accomplishments demonstrate how exceptional librarianship takes the work of faculty and students to exciting new levels.”

Ms. Laverty’s nominators described here as an “intensely dedicated librarian” who is a leader in research, mentorship, teaching and service. She has a deep and abiding curiousity about how learners search for information, and uses her research to promote student success and train colleagues both within and beyond her university.

“Based on her record of service and research innovation, Ms. Laverty is a natural choice for an OCUFA Academic Librarianship Award,” added Lawson.

Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 17,000 faculty and academic librarians in 27 faculty associations across Ontario. It has been celebrating outstanding achievement in teaching and academic librarianship at Ontario universities since 1973. For more information, please visit the OCUFA website at http://www.ocufa.on.ca.

Contact: Mark Rosenfeld, Executive Director, 416-979-217, Ext 229 mrosenfeld@ocufa.on.ca,
or Graeme Stewart, Communications Manager, 416-979-2117, Ext 232 gstewart@ocufa.on.ca