Courtney Young recognized for her service in library journal

March 15, 2011

Penn State Greater Allegheny librarian Courtney Young was recently recognized in Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers 2011. For the past 10 years Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers has been spotlighting librarians and others in the library field that do extraordinary work to serve their users and to move libraries forward. 

That's partly because she's "a master at making connections," said Sara Whildin, head librarian at Penn State Brandy­wine. "She exemplifies the skills our library leaders need to connect library services to their communities." She also brings sensitivity and diplomacy to her dealings with others.  
“Young is committed to fostering diversity of all types: racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion and age,” said Laurel Bliss, the San Diego State University fine arts librarian who nominated Young for recognition. To that end, she led a multi-year project to evaluate diversity in the libraries’ collections and services, developing metrics for collection development assessment, tracking the diversity of collections, and making librarians accountable for diversity in collections and programming. 
Among her many roles, Young serves as an academic adviser to Penn State students, coordinates an honors program, works to improve university-wide virtual reference services, and evaluates and tracks diversity of the library’s acquisitions. She also serves on the American Library Association’s (ALA) Executive Board and is president-elect of ALA’s New Members Round Table.
  • Courtney Young

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Last Updated March 21, 2011