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Congrats to Award-winning Laurier Librarian!


Photo by Gregory Bennett.

Matthew Rohweder has received the 2021-22 OCUFA Academic Librarianship Award.

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations’ (OCUFA) prestigious Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards recognize the remarkable contributions of librarians and faculty to the quality of higher education at Ontario universities.

It is a great pleasure to share that OCUFA has honoured Matthew Rohweder, Liaison Librarian, Business and Economics & Sociology, with this Award of Distinction for his exceptional work supporting students and faculty, his strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, and his outstanding contribution to the profession through conference planning.

The OCUFA Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards Committee describes Matthew’s work in glowing terms, specifically noting his efforts to increase student engagement through course-based instruction, his work co-chairing the Library Accessibility Committee, and his leadership in planning the 2022 eLearning in Libraries Symposium.


Matthew has shown himself to be a librarian who cares deeply for the students and faculty he supports. He works hard to raise awareness and make positive changes around issues of equity and accessibility, also contributing to and supporting the profession of librarianship more broadly.

OCUFA Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards Committee


The OCUFA Awards of Distinction Gala was held at the Marriott Toronto City Centre Hotel on Saturday, October 29.

After attending the event, Matthew remarked: "It is a huge honour to receive this award and be recognized by OCUFA for my work as a librarian. The work I do to support students and faculty is important to me and to have it recognized in this way means the world”.

You can watch a video celebrating Teaching and Academic Librarianship Award recipients (see Matthew at 01:55).

Heartfelt congratulations, Matthew!

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