At the inception of her career in 1966, Janice Leah Colmer Weston served as a library clerk at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Holding the position for one year, she subsequently became a reference librarian at John Tyler Community College and branch librarian at Chester Public Library in Chester, Virginia, in 1969, holding both roles for one year. From there, she served as a librarian at General Equipment Test Activity in Fort Lee, Virginia, from 1970 to 1971 before joining the Technical Library in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, as a reference librarian. Beginning in 1972, Ms. Weston was the chief librarian at the Army Ordnance Center and School until her retirement in 1994.
A past chair of the Aberdeen Proving Ground Media Services Committee, Ms. Weston briefly sat on the job analysis task force for the Department of the Army in Washington, DC, in 1976. Demonstrating versatility in her field, she further authored “Operating Procedures” in 1988 and maintains affiliation with the Special Libraries Association, the Retired Officers Association and the Red Hats Club. A certified professional librarian in the State of Virginia, Ms. Weston became involved in her profession due to her desire to be involved in education, but not teaching. Enthralled by the library sciences, she went back to college and earned a library science degree in 1969. When asked of her career highlights, she cites meeting her husband Leonard, a former historian in Aberdeen, as a crowning moment of her career.
Married to her husband since 1972, Ms. Weston is the proud aunt of three nieces. Encouraging her nieces to attend college, she is proud of them for obtaining a free ride to college for all four undergraduate years. In her spare time, Ms. Weston enjoys needlecrafts, reading, dancing, traveling, attending the theater and participating in church activities.
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