INDIANAPOLIS — Tina Baich, associate librarian at University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, is the recipient of this year’s Virginia Boucher-Online Computer Library Center Distinguished Interlibrary Loan Librarian Award. Baich is head of resource sharing and delivery services, as well as bibliographic and metadata services, at the IUPUI library.
The Online Computer Library Center award recognizes a degreed librarian 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. Recipients of the annual award receive $2,000 and a citation.
In its release about the award, the American Library Association cited Baich’s “outstanding and sustained contributions to the resource-sharing community both nationally and internationally, her leadership on the Indiana Shared Print Project, her willingness to share her expertise with colleagues through a strong publication record, and an impressive array of conference presentations and online courses.” The award announcement also acknowledges Baich’s “unflagging commitment to enhancing the teaching and learning mission of academic libraries throughout the State of Indiana.”
Baich has been with University Library since 2007. She is a valuable collaborator and a leader, both within the library and in the profession, distinguishing herself in the areas of professional development and scholarship as well as service to the profession. She has made particularly important contributions in Indiana, including her work with the Indiana Shared Print Project.
She is extremely active in professional organizations pertinent to her daily work and research and has held leadership positions on a number of committees engaged in important statewide and national resource-sharing initiatives. She is a fellow of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.