Contact: Liz Markel
Marketing Specialist, RUSA/ASCLA
For Immediate Release
March 18, 2010
CHICAGO—Cherié Weible, head of interlibrary loan and document delivery at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected the winner of the 2010 Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian award.
The award, administered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), recognizes an individual for outstanding professional achievement, leadership and significant contributions to the fields of interlibrary loan and document delivery. Weible’s noteworthy accomplishments include her ongoing mentoring activities of interlibrary loan professionals, as well as her presentation and publication activities, which currently includes contributions to the revision of the “Interlibrary Loan Practitioner’s Handbook.” Weible earned her M.S. in L.I.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and also holds a M.A. in history and a B.A. in history and English from Pittsburg State University (Kan.).
“Cherié received multiple nominations and all attested to the fact that she has impacted the Interlibrary Loan field greatly,” said Amy Paulus, award committee chair. “Her service to the profession is apparent in her mentoring activities that ensure success of future librarians in Interlibrary Loan. These mentees benefit from her commitment and knowledge and she has provided them many opportunities for leadership. Cherié’s leadership is also demonstrated in her collaborative and user centered presentations, administered in a variety of venues. All of this indicates she is well-deserving of this award.”
Weible will accept her award, a citation and a $2,000 cash prize sponsored by OCLC, at the RUSA Awards Ceremony and Reception, scheduled for 4-5:30 p.m., Monday, June 28, in Washington, D.C. as a part of ALA’s Annual Conference events. The exact location of this event will be announced on the RUSA website and at the RUSA Blog in late spring.
The Reference and User Services Association, 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. For more information, visit www.ala.org/rusa. Not a RUSA member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, RUSA preconferences and other RUSA events? Join, renew or add RUSA to your ALA membership at www.ala.org/membership.