For immediate release | May 14, 2012

Genevieve Owens voted ALCTS president-elect

CHICAGO — Genevieve Owens, assistant director of the Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library, is the newly elected president-elect of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Owens will become president-elect at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim and serve as president 2013-2014.

Owens’ contributions to ALCTS are numerous. She has served in a variety of committee positions, including chair of the ALCTS fundraising committee, the ALCTS program committee and the ALCTS publications committee. Owens was chair of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS in 2008-2009 and a member-at-large 2001-2003. In addition to her ALCTS service, she was a member of the ALA Sullivan Award jury and the ALA Presidential Advisory Committee for 2008-2009.

She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and her M.L.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In 2004, Owens received an ALCTS Presidential Citation for her work re-establishing the ALCTS publications program.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.


Charles Wilt

Executive Director I

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

800-545-2433 ext.5030