Joël Rivard is the Head of Research Support Services at the Carleton University MacOdrum Library.…
Brianna Allen is an early-career Library Technician currently working as a Service Associate with Milton Public Library. She is a recent graduate of Seneca College’s Library Technician program, and previously worked at Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library as their TD Summer Reading Club Coordinator throughout the Summer of 2019.
Her passion for customer service drew her to a career in libraries, where she hopes to continuously improve her ability to provide patrons with the tools, information, and education they need. To her, public libraries are hugely important in the fight to narrow the gap between Canadians from lower income families, and those with wealth.
She is constantly expanding her understanding of the library profession through webinars, lectures, articles, and volunteer opportunities. While attending Seneca College, she volunteered at the Forest of Reading Festival, and OLA Super Conference, where she became better acquainted with notable Canadian authors, venders, and colleagues within the library field.