2023 STARS Virginia Boucher Distinguished ILL Librarian Award

Jalesia Horton, Director of Access and Resource Sharing Services, Southern Methodist University, Selected for the STARS Virginia Boucher Distinguished ILL Librarian Award sponsored by OCLC

Thank you for your work in Interlibrary Loan/Resource Sharing at institutional, regional, and national levels.” – Award Committee statement

Jalesia Horton has worked to be a leader in the ILL community at the institutional, regional and national level. She has overhauled many ILL processes at Southern Methodist University, participated on numerous regional and national committees, and participated in national presentations expounding on the benefits of resource sharing now and in the future. She has served as chair of the RUSA STARS Outreach and Promotion Committee.  She has a passion for teaching those who are not in resource sharing about what interlibrary loan can do. Additionally, she is RUSA STARS’ 2023 Vice Chair-Chair-Elect.

As an award winner, the winner will receive a $2,000 monetary award sponsored by OCLC and a certificate of appreciation.

The selection committee was Chaired by Krista Higham.