Courtney L. Young is University Librarian at Colgate University. She previously held library positions at Penn State’s Greater Allegheny, Beaver and University Park campuses, at Michigan State University, and The Ohio State University. She has served in a variety of leadership roles in the American Library Association (ALA), including being elected the 2014-2015 ALA President. In January 2016 she received the Simmons Alumni Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Library and Information Professional Endeavors. In 2011, Courtney was named a Library Journal "Mover & Shaker", recognized as a Change Agent for her ability to successfully make connections among a diversity of duties in her library, on campus, and in the profession. Courtney frequently presents and publishes on issues related to advocacy, academic librarianship, diversity, leadership, and professional development.