Sharon Lenius is a retired Federal Librarian. Her position prior to retirement was as Digital Resources Librarian for the Headquarters, Joint Staff, National Guard Bureau. Other professional employment included Director of the Technical Reference Library of the Reserve Component Automation System, a major IT acquisition program. Federal library experience occurred early in her career serving with the Army Library Program in Aschaffenburg, Germany. Public library experiences reflect her “gypsy life” as the spouse of an Army Officer --- Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, Burlington County (NJ) Public Library, and Fairfax County Public Library (VA).
Currently Sharon is active with the DC Chapter of Special Libraries Association and is serving as a Program Planner for the Military Libraries Group, a special interest group under the DC Chapter. Other leadership positions include Secretary of the Government Information Division and Membership Director in 2010. Her other activities include Resources Committee Co-Chair for the Military Libraries Division. She is an active contributor to the ENCORE Caucus Web Site of SLA. She was Chair of the Military Libraries Division in 2001 and Secretary 2004-05, 2014-2015.
Leisure travel is a primary pastime, with European River Cruises number one on the list
Sharon holds an undergraduate degree in History from Marian University, Indianapolis, and an MA in Library Science from Indiana University, Bloomington and an MPA (Public Administration) from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.