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Laurentian's librarian takes home the big prize!

Laurentian University’s Librarian Brent Roe was honoured with The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Award of Merit on November 8 at the CARL annual fall meeting. The award recognizes individuals for their tremendous contributions to Canadian research librarianship.

Mr. Roe received this award in recognition for his leadership and vision as Executive Director of CARL from 2008 to 2014. He was influential in organizing CARL’s advocacy activity in the lead up to the adoption of the Copyright Modernization Act of 2012. He also supported the work of CARL in the promotion of open access to the results of publicly funded research and the preservation and sharing of research data.

“Working in close collaboration with the Board and members of CARL to improve the tools and resources available to students, academics, and researchers across Canada has been an incredible opportunity,” said Laurentian University’s Chief Librarian, Brent Roe. “Moreover, the opportunity to be able to be the voice of change for the Copyright Modernization Act of 2012 was very rewarding.”

CARL members include Canada’s twenty-nine largest university libraries, as well as two national libraries. Laurentian University shares the organization’s mission to continually enhance research and higher education in Canada.

“At Laurentian University, we are constantly innovating new ways to approach old issues,” said Dr. Pierre Zundel, Laurentian’s Interim President and Vice-Chancellor. “Brent’s advocacy work on behalf of the many people who rely on Canada’s research libraries to improve our communities perfectly reflect our values as a university and I congratulate him for this honour.”