Valerie Allen, senior technical information specialist at U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information, was recently named director-elect of the newly formed Government Information Division of the Special Libraries Association. The Government Information Division is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on the value and use of government information and government libraries. It provides an opportunity to integrate and strengthen the dissemination of government information while enhancing the network of those for which this type of information plays an important role. As director of the Government Information Division, Allen will serve a one-year term, January 2007–December 2007, focusing on planning future directions, reviewing aspects of the division's operation, and other endeavors affecting the overall philosophy of the division. She will serve as a member of the Division Executive Board. Allen was named director-elect during the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference held June 10–15 in Baltimore.