The Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA) presented its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary Ann Mavrinac on January 30, 2014, during the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in Toronto. Mavrinac is vice provost and the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly dean of River Campus Libraries at University of Rochester, an ARL Board member, and a former ARL leadership fellow.
The award recognizes Mavrinac’s outstanding contributions to academic library development in Ontario, with a focus on her exceptional achievements in planning and implementing a library program that serves as a model to others. The award also acknowledges outstanding research and publication in areas of academic libraries, as well as service to library committees and organizations. In addition, Mavrinac was recognized for serving as a role model and mentor to other academic library professionals.
At the University of Rochester, Mavrinac has initiated the Rush Rhees Library Revitalization Project—a ten-year facilities and master plan—and she is leading a five-year strategic plan to transform the River Campus Libraries into a collaborative hub of innovation. Prior to joining Rochester in 2012, Mavrinac served as chief librarian at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus. At Toronto, she spearheaded the planning and oversaw the completion of the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre, a state-of-the-art facility that received an innovation achievement award from the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries.
For more details about Mavrinac’s career and the award, see the February 18 University of Rochester news release, “Mary Ann Mavrinac Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ontario College and University Library Association.”