Freda Otchere Staff Recognition Award

As editors of the Libraries’ Suggestion Box, we get to read many comments, including critical, constructive and encouraging. While we never include information about individual staff members on the blog, we often receive positive comments about great service and jobs well done. Here is your chance to offer your thanks or congratulations to someone in particular:

Freda Otchere Staff Recognition Award

The Freda Otchere Staff Recognition Award is established “to encourage and reward staff currently working for Concordia Libraries whose commitment and professionalism reflect the values exemplified by Freda Otchere”.

This award is made possible through the generous gift of Dr. Dan Otchere, Associate Professor of Economics at Concordia University, who created the Freda Otchere Endowment Fund in 2010 in honour of his wife. From 1970 to 2004, Freda Otchere served the Concordia University Libraries as cataloguer and Head of Database Maintenance. Her exemplary service to the Concordia community is warmly remembered, and provides the model by which nominees are identified.

The award is made to any current employee (full-time or part-time, permanent or temporary) who, in the course of the previous year, performed an outstanding service that bears witness to individual honesty, courage, perseverance and integrity. The first recipient will be announced in January 2012.  Nominations are now being sought.

Anyone may nominate a library employee for this award. Further details are provided on the nomination form, available at this link: Library Staff Award Nomination Form.

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by November 15, 2011, to:
David Thirlwall
Associate University Librarian, Personnel & Communications
David.Thirlwall@concordia.ca or by mail S-LB 209-5

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