Several Penn State librarians have been elected to positions within the American Library Association (ALA), for 2013-2014. Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Chicago, the ALA provides leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
Paige Andrew, maps cataloging librarian, Cataloging and Metadata Services, University Park, elected as vice president/president elect of the Map and Geospatial Information Round Table.
Binh Le, reference librarian, Abington Library, elected as member at large of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies Section.
Helen Sheehy, head of the Social Sciences Library and the Donald W. Hamer Maps Library, University Park, elected as assistant chair/chair elect of the Government Documents Round Table.
Christopher Walker, serials cataloging librarian, in Cataloging and Metadata Services, University Park, elected to member at large of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Continuing Resources Section.
Stephen Woods, social sciences librarian specializing in data and government information, Social Sciences Library, University Park, elected to the awards committee of the Government Documents Round Table.
Courtney Young, head librarian at the J. Clarence Kelly Library, Penn State Greater Allegheny, elected as the 2014-2015 president. (see story on Courtney)