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Call for Nominations: Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award (Deadline Jan. 5)

(via David Larsen, University of Chicago, on behalf of Mary Hollerich, Augsburg College)

The American Library Association seeks nominations for the Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award. This award recognizes and honors an individual 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 award consists of $2,000 plus a citation.

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(s) being 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Self-nominations are permitted. Previous nominees who were not selected are welcome to reapply. The nomination form can be found on the RUSA Update Resources<https://www.rusaupdate.org/resources/where-can-i-find-awards-documents-nomination-form-media-profile-etc/> page

Submit the following materials with the nomination form to the committee chair, Mary Hollerich<mailto:mary.hollerich@gmail.com>, mary.hollerich@gmail.com<mailto:mary.hollerich@gmail.com>, no later than January 5, 2018:

  • nomination letter, describing the ways in which the nominee has made a significant contribution to ILL. Letter should address some or all of the following: publications, leadership, measurable effectiveness of programs, influence on others, and creative and innovative concepts.
  • resume detailing the candidate’s career, achievements and contribution to the field.

Please direct any questions to committee chair Mary Hollerich at mary.hollerich@gmail.com<mailto:mary.hollerich@gmail.com> or 612-330-1603.

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