Janice Young selected for the FAFLRT Distinguished Service Award

For Immediate Release
Mon, 06/11/2018


Ninah Moore

Training and Events Coordinator

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

(312) 280-4398


CHICAGO-Janice Young, Librarian, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, has been selected for the 2018 Distinguished Service Award administered by the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Roundtable and the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

Over the last two years, Ms. Young has been instrumental in ensuring that FAFLRT remained a vibrant organization for its 300 members. During this time of transition as FAFLRT merges with ASLCA, Ms. Young ensured that the FAFLRT membership still enjoyed a full complement of programs, activities and information sharing through the newsletter. Her work has been exemplary and was instrumental in ensuring that FAFLRT operations continued without deterioration in quality or service.  For her outstanding service to the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table, Ms. Young is very deserving of the FAFLRT Distinguished Service Award.

At ALA Annual in 2017, she was princiapally responsible and served as a moderator for a program on "Funding Mandates: A Game Changer in Faculty and Scientific Research." For ALA Annual in 2018, she developed three programs:  "Building Your Brand In a Landscape of Budget Cuts and Library Closures;" "Nontraditional Partnerships: Architects and Health Sciences Librarianship make good Partners for Community Health;" and "African American Pioneers in Library Leadership: Bridging the Past to the Present," which was chosen as an ALA sponsored program. 

Young will be honored at the ASCLA/FAFLRT Achievement Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 8:30-10:00am at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. All conference attendees are invited to attend the event. Additional event detaisl are available on the conference website.

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association, enhances the effectiveness of library service by advocating for and providing high quality networking, enrichment and educational opportunities for its diverse members, who represent state library agencies, libraries serving special populations, library cooperatives and library consultants.