Janice Young

Library Director
VA Central Office Library
Department of Veterans Affairs

Janice Young (she/her/hers) is a proven leader in library field with a robust career working in traditional and specialized libraries, and federal agencies, over the past two decades. She has worked for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DoE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information in Oak Ridge, Tennessee where she served as liaison to four DoE laboratories and engaged with university scholarly communications staff and grant administrators in support of DoE's Public Access Plan implementation. She has also served as Electronic Resources Librarian at the 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; and in public schools earlier in her career. She 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 received her undergraduate degrees in Communications and Sociology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Master of Education from Regis University and a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman's University.