Please join us this afternoon at 4pm, for the next installment in our virtual speaker series: Value Added, Professional Associations and Librarians: A Chat with the Honorable Janice R. Lachance.
KYSLA Speaker Series-Janice Lachance
When: Jun 11, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Below is an excerpt from Janice's bio:
An accomplished executive and leader, Janice Lachance is the Executive Vice President for Strategic Leadership and Global Outreach at the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a scientific society supporting more than 130,000 Earth and space scientists and enthusiasts working in 140 countries. Her work at AGU includes the renovation of the organization's 62,000-square foot headquarters into a net-zero energy consumption building – the first renovation of its kind in Washington, D.C. Beyond this innovative project, Janice's duties include: the leadership of AGU's global partnerships and initiatives; positioning and message development across the range of climate, environmental, and science policy issues, discoveries, and solutions; and, member engagement.
Prior to her work in the not-for-profit sector, Janice was nominated by President William Clinton and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Cabinet-ranked Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the federal government's independent human resources agency responsible for all policy and programs affecting the 2.1 million members of the nation's civil service. Janice is credited with numerous seminal achievements at OPM, including: reformulating the agency's mission and strategy as well as re-engineering its 3,700 employee organizational structure and culture; expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act to permit the use of sick leave to care for a newborn, adopted child, or ailing family member; and, establishing USAJOBS.GOV, the Federal Government's official source for federal job listings and employment opportunity information which attracts more than 20 million visits annually.
As a cabinet-ranked member of the Clinton Administration leadership team, Janice was appointed by the President to lead five US diplomatic missions, including to the Republic of China, the People's Republic of China and Israel.
Her experience in the not-for-profit sector includes service as the Interim Executive Director of the American Library Association's Washington Office. She also served as CEO of the Special Libraries Association for more than 10 years, leading the global association of 8,000 librarians and information professionals and their business partners located in 75 countries.
Born and raised in Biddeford, Maine, and the first in her extended family to attend college, Janice graduated from Manhattanville College and earned her law degree from Tulane University. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Maine, the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.