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 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 SLA serving as the Lead Program Planner for the Military Libraries Group, a sub-committee under the Chapter. Elected to serve as Secretary of the Government Information Division, SLA, 2012.her other activities include Resources Committee Co-Chair for the Military Libraries Division, and active contributor to the ENCORE Caucus of SLA. Leisure travel is a primary pastime, with European River Cruises number one on the list
Previously, Sharon served DGI as Secretary and Director (Membership). She was Chair of the Military Libraries Division in 2001.
Sharon holds an undergraduate degree in History from Marian University, Indianapolis, and an MA in Library Science from Indiana University, Bloomington and an MPA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.