Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award recipient named

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ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

June 2001

Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award recipient named

Lynn Wiley, Information Resource Retrieval Center coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the 2001 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 through publication of significant professional literature, participation in professional associations, and/or innovative approaches to practice in individual libraries, and is administered by the Management and Operation of User Services Section (MOUSS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The $2,000 cash award and citation is sponsored by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, a nonprofit membership organization serving 39,517 libraries in 76 countries and territories around the world.

"Lynn Wiley's long and distinguished record of contributions to the interlibrary loan profession made her a unanimous choice for the second annual Boucher Award," stated Mary Hollerich, the award committee chair. "Whether presenting a conference paper, chairing a committee or spearheading an innovative project, Lynn brings to bear an absolutely boundless energy and enthusiasm that inspire all those who have the pleasure of working with her."

The award will be presented June 18, 2001, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the RUSA Awards Ceremony during the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.