Courtney Young is currently University Librarian at Colgate University. She has served in a variety of leadership roles in the American Library Association (ALA), including he 2014-2015 ALA President. Courtney holds a B.A. in English from The College of Wooster and a M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College.
In January 2016 she received the Simmons College Alumni Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Library and Information Professional Endeavors. In 2011 she 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 and collection development, leadership, and professional development.
Courtney enjoys taking pictures, shopping, listening to music, eating good food, playing video games, and hanging out with friends. She has lived in cities across the United States as well as in South Korea and Turkey.