U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office Library
Janice Young is the Library Director at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office Library in Washington, DC. With a career that spans over two decades, Janice has had a varied career working in traditional and specialized libraries, and federal agencies. Her previous tours of duty include working for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Electronic Resources Librarian at the McDermott Library, United States Air Force Academy; Supervisory Medical Librarian at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System; Reference Law Librarian at the Clark County Law Library, Las Vegas, Nevada; Librarian at St. Anne School in Las Vegas, Nevada; and Librarian at Warren-Walker Upper International School in Henderson, Nevada. Janice is a veteran of the United States Navy and managed several libraries during her tours of duty in Europe, North America and the Pacific.
She has Baccalaureates' in Sociology and Communication Studies, and a minor in Art History from the University of Nevada Las Vegas; Master of Education from Regis University; and a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University. Janice is active in library leadership and management initiatives. In 2012, she was accepted into the prestigious Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program that advance civic leadership and community engagement in Colorado Springs, Colorado. And, has held leadership positions in professional organizations as the Federal Director, Vice President and President of the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) and is currently the Designated Director, State Library Agencies for the Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA). Janice is the recipient of the FAFLRT and ASGCLA Distinguished Service Award, that was presented to her at the 2018 American Library Association national conference.