Mary Hollerich named Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award

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For Immediate Release
March 5, 2003

Mary Hollerich named Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award

Mary A. Hollerich, associate director for access services, Pritzker Legal Research Center, Northwestern University, is the 2003 Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Librarian Award recipient. The Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Award recognizes and honors a librarian for outstanding professional achievement, leadership and contributions to ILL and document delivery and is administered by the Management and Operation of User Services Section (MOUSS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

The award is named for Virginia Boucher, professor emeritus at the university of Colorado-Boulder and former ILL librarian whose significant contributions and leadership enhanced the field of interlibrary loan. The $2,000 award and citation are donated by OCLC, Online Computer Library Center.

"Mary Hollerich is dedicated to the support of interlibrary loan as an integral part of library services," stated Franca C. Rosen, chair of the award committee. "She is an interlibrary loan activist who, through her commitments and contacts with professional associations, promotes the full potential of interlibrary loan services to libraries and their administrators. Her leadership has brought attention to the need for better training, technological innovations and organization commitment to ensure the most effective sharing of resources to best serve the needs of library patrons."

The award will be presented at the RUSA MOUSS Interlibrary Loan Committee Meeting, during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Toronto.

RUSA is a division of ALA.