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Call for Nominations: Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award (Deadline 1/15)

(via Karen Janke, Erikson Institute)

I have a modification to make in the link provided to access the nomination form.

The first time you visit, you should use this link:


You’ll be asked to log in with your ALA id/password, then be taken to the nomination form submission site.

Future logins should work from the original link.

Complete award information can be found at https://www.rusaupdate.org/awards/stars-virginia-boucher-distinguished-ill-librarian-award/

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:

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.

Self-nominations are permitted. Previous nominees who were not selected are welcome to reapply.

How to apply or nominate someone:

Use the Award Submission system to complete an online nomination form:  https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp3/home.asp

You will be asked to upload these two documents (see below)

1.       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.

2.       Resume detailing the candidate’s career, achievements and contribution to the field.

Nominations are due by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Additional information can be found at https://www.rusaupdate.org/awards/stars-virginia-boucher-distinguished-ill-librarian-award/

Please direct any questions to committee chair Karen Janke at karen.janke@gmail.com<mailto:karen.janke@gmail.com> orkjanke@erikson.edu<mailto:kjanke@erikson.edu>

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