Courtney Young Elected to American Library Association Positions
Courtney Young, Penn State Beaver reference librarian and assistant professor of women’s studies, has been elected to two positions in the American Library Association (ALA).
She was elected to a three-year term, 2008-2011, as councilor-at-large to the ALA Council and was also elected vice president / president elect of the New Members’ Round Table (NMRT).
The ALA Council is the governing body of the organization and delegates to ALA divisions the authority to plan and carry out programs and activities with policy established by Council. The NMRT position is also a three-year term, including vice president from 2008-2009, president from 2009-2010, and past president from 2010-2011. It is the second largest round table in the ALA.
The NMRT's goals are to structure formal opportunities for involvement and / or training for professional association committee experiences on the national, state, and local levels; to provide a wide variety of programs to assist, encourage, and educate people who are new to the profession; to offer a variety of leadership training and opportunities to help those approaching the end of their NMRT eligibility to make the transition to future positions in the ALA and the profession, and to develop and implement ongoing programs for library school students that encourage professional involvement and networking.