Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL...
Dear ILL and Resource Sharing Colleagues --
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The American Library Association is seeking nominees for the eighth
annual Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian award which
recognizes and honors a librarian for outstanding professional
achievement, leadership, and contributions to interlibrary loan and
document delivery through publication, during the previous two years,
of significant professional literature, participation in professional
associations, and/or innovative approaches to practice in individual
libraries. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, December 15, 2006
to the award committee chair, Denise Forro, either by email, fax, or
snail mail - see the signature file at the end of this message for
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. Contributions supporting a nomination must have occurred
during the two years prior to the nomination deadline. The candidate's
achievement must be accomplished in 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.
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.
Nominations take the form of a letter, which includes a formal
statement of nomination with some rationale, plus a resume of the
nominee's career and achievements. Please also include contact
information for the nominee.
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The award consists of $2,000 and a citation. Again, the deadline for
nominations is Friday, December 15, 2006- so nominate yourself or your
colleagues now! This is your chance to honor a colleague or co-worker.
Do keep in mind that if you were nominated in a previous year and were
not selected, we welcome your renomination.
Thank you, on behalf of the Boucher Award selection committee,
Denise A. Forro, Head
Michigan State University Libraries
East Lansing, MI 48824-1048
Phone: 517-432-6123, ext. 196