Anne Beaubien wins Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award

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For Immediate Release
March 6, 2007


   Anne Beaubien wins Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award


CHICAGO—Anne K. Beaubien, Director and Cooperative Access Services and Grants Officer, University Library, University of Michigan, is the 2007 Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Librarian Award recipient.  The award recognizes and honors a librarian for outstanding professional achievement, leadership and contributions to ILL and document delivery.


The Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), administers the award.


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. 


“Anne Beaubien embodies the cooperative spirit that is so important in the world of resource sharing,” said Denise A. Forro, chair of the award committee.  “She has advanced the issues and goals of the new RUSA STARS unit and played a key leadership role in resource sharing initiatives, including the CIC (Big Ten libraries) and the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative. Based upon her years of involvement in interlibrary loan on many levels, Anne was selected to receive this prestigious reward.”


The award will be presented at RUSA Awards Ceremony on June 25, 2007, from 4 to 6 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.