Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award

About the Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award This award 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. More information can be found here:

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

$2,000 and a citation.


This award is given out on an annual basis.


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 contribution being honored was made. More information can be found here:

Application Instructions

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Contact Information

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Selection Criteria

Winners are selected based on the merit and significance of their contribution(s) and their leadership in one or more 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.

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