Seangill 'Peter' Bae, winner of Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award
For Immediate Release
Sr. Program Officer
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
CHICAGO—Seangill 'Peter' Bae, Circulation Services Director of Firestone Library at Princeton University, was selected as the 2017 winner of the Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award, administered by the Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) of RUSA. Bae was selected for outstanding and sustained contributions to the resource sharing community regionally, nationally and internationally.
The award, sponsored by OCLC, consists of $2,000 and a citation which recognizes a librarian for outstanding professional achievement, leadership, and contributions to interlibrary loan and document delivery through recent publication of significant professional literature, participation in professional associations, and/or innovative approaches to practice in individual libraries. Bae will be honored at the RUSA Achievement Awards Ceremony in June.
Bae's work as a member of both the International Federation of Library Associations’s (IFLA) Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section and the STARS Section of RUSA has fostered communication, collaboration, and cooperation throughout his ongoing research, presentations, and publications.
The Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award selection committee includes: Collette G. Mak (Chair), Tina Baich, Mary Hollerich, David K. Larsen, Lars Leon, and Robin Moskal.
The RUSA Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. All conference attendees are invited to the event. Additional event details will be available on the conference website in April.
The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Learn more about the association at rusa.ala.org/update.