Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award
In selecting Oberlander for this prestigious award, the committee highlighted the excellence and scope of his work with the Information Delivery Services (IDS) Project, a resource sharing cooperative within New York State. Members are from public and private academic libraries, New York Public Library and the New York State Library. They also made note of his leadership and mentor role as the Internal Project Consultant for the IDS Project team and the GIST Team responsible for the Getting it Systems Toolkit (GIST). This innovative approach to ILL practice—and an important contribution to ILL services for the entire ILL community—is a set of customizable tools and workflows that enhance interlibrary loan, just-in-time acquisitions services, purchase requesting and cooperative collection development efforts. In addition, Oberlander is recognized for his prior work at the University of Virginia and Portland State University, where he created a wireless scanning book truck/mobile library workstation, and as the co-creator of LibStatCAT, a library statistical collection analysis tool, and STATCAT, an interlibrary loan statistical database.
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