Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi has recognized Margaret Haines, Carleton University’s chief librarian, with a Leading Women Building Communities Award. The award recognizes and celebrates women whose outstanding leadership has made a positive difference in their communities. The award was given at the Leading Women, Leading Girls Awards Reception showcasing the achievements of Haines and other recipients.
Haines has been the university’s chief librarian since 2006 and has been a mentor, a community leader and strong role model who promotes and encourages woman.
She has worked closely with her staff and made it possible for them to pursue and achieve higher education and degrees. She has hired numerous students and taken them under her wing to ensure their academic success. She has been extremely active with the Canadian Association of University Women and has organized events for them and raised scholarship funds.
Haines has created a barrier-free environment in the library to encourage all, regardless of their abilities, to use the facility. She has also reached out to retirees and alumni to make them an active part of the community on an on-going basis.
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