Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award

The Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL (Interlibrary Loan) Librarian Award is an annual award consisting of $2,000, sponsored by OCLC, and a citation. It recognizes a degreed 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.

The candidate must have been employed in a library and held some responsibility for his or her institution's ILL, document delivery, or resource sharing services at the time the contributions be honored was made. Contributions supporting a nomination must have occurred during the last two years prior to the nomination deadline. The candidate's achievement must be demonstrated in at least one of the following areas:

  1. Planning and implementing an innovative or pioneering approach to ILL/document delivery service that is recognized as a model on a regional or national level.
  2. Notable publication, such as an article, book, or conference paper, which is deemed significant in the literature of the field, and was published in the two years prior to the candidate’s nomination.
  3. A record of sustained, recognized, and exceptional participation in regional, national, or international associations devoted to the promotion of ILL/document delivery in a library environment.

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson or to Leighann Wood, RUSA awards program coordinator, at lwood@ala.org.

Nominations

To nominate a librarian, download and complete the nomination form, and follow the submission instructions therein. Self-nominations are permitted. Previous nominees who were not selected in previous years are welcome to reapply. Questions should be directed to the committee chair.

The deadline for nominations is December 15.

Recipients

2014 David Larsen, University of Chicago
2013

Collette G. Mak, University of Notre Dame 

2012

Cyril Oberlander

2011

Ed Rivenburgh, SUNY Geneseo

2010

Cherié Weible, Head of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2009

Barbara Coopey

2008

Suzanne Ward

2007

Anne K. Beaubien

2006

Arlene Cohen

2005

Harry M. Kriz

2004

Joan Stein

2003

Mary A. Hollerich

2002

Tom Delaney

2001

Lynn Wiley

2000

Joanne Halgren