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Bill Young

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Bill Young is the Public Information Manager at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL), where he supervises the agency’s public relations activities, publications and website. His office is also responsible for supervising the Oklahoma Center for the Book, and for producing the Oklahoma Almanac, the official blue book of state government information.

Bill received a BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 1980, and worked at TG&Y in-house advertising before coming to the Oklahoma Department of Libraries in 1987 as a member of Marilyn Vesely’s pioneering public relations department.

He has been called upon to coordinate a number of special projects for the state’s library community. These special assignments have included the highly successful 1990 Oklahoma Governor’s Conference on Libraries, and the highly acclaimed statewide Centennial reading and discussion program, Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma.

He also coordinates the Oklahoma State Webmanagers Group, an organization of state government employees who are responsible for their agencies’ web products. Bill designed and developed ODL’s first website in 1997.

He is an eight-year member of the FOI Oklahoma committee that plans the annual First Amendment Congress, an event that has strengthened the Oklahoma library community’s status as a leading proponent of freedom of information and open government.

Bill’s efforts to improve public relations services for statewide library initiatives have helped public libraries of all sizes have a more visible presence in their communities. He received the OLA Service Award in 2004 for his many contributions to the Oklahoma Library Association and to Oklahoma libraries.

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