The American Library Association is seeking nominees for the annual Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian award. This award recognizes and honors a librarian for outstanding professional achievement, leadership, and contributions to interlibrary loan and document delivery or resource sharing services. The award consists of $2,000 plus citation.
Contributions must have occurred during the past two years and 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.
Nominations must be submitted by December 15, 2011. Nominations may be sent to Martha Yancey, ALA RUSA STARS Boucher Award Committee Chair by e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org, fax – 304.293.7330, or snail mail at: West Virginia University, Evansdale Library, P.O. Box 6105, Evansdale Dr., Morgantown, WV 26506-6105. If you have questions regarding the award please email – email@example.com or call, 304.293.5039.
Nomination materials should include: nomination letter describing the ways in which the nominee has made a significant contribution to ILL/resource sharing. Also include a resume of the candidate’s career and achievements, as well as contact information for the nominee.
Complete information on the award and application process is available at the ALA website : http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/boucher.
Again, the deadline is December 15, 2011. Take this opportunity to honor a colleague or co-worker.