Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory Committee

Charge

The Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Advisory Committee provides advice and support to the ODLOS on the areas of diversity, literacy and outreach.  The Advisory Committee is comprised of member groups that represent diverse viewpoints and constituents and will provide a two way forum to communicate member needs to ODLOS and for the Office to share information with member groups.  The Advisory Committee members will offer dynamic perspectives to help guide the strategic direction of ODLOS, will assess program effectiveness, encourage the exploration of new ideas and initiatives, and strengthen the growth of equity and inclusion within the American Library Association and the profession as a whole.  Members are appointed to the ODLOS Advisory Committee through recommendations from the Presidents/Chairs of the stakeholder committees and organizations, with an additional three members appointed by the ALA President-elect.

Roster

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield (Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Martin L. Garnar (Chair, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
President ABOS-Outreach (ABOS Representative, July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2021)
Vice President ABOS-Outreach (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2022)
Denice C. Adkins (REFORMA Representative, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
VALERIE BELL (Committee on Diversity Representative, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Elizabeth Jean Brumfield (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Nicanor Diaz (REFORMA Representative, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Dr. Karen E. Downing (Committee on Education Representative, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Tiffeni J. Fontno (Committee on Literacy Representative, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Martin L. Garnar (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Martha L. Goddard (ASGCLA Representative, February 1, 2017, to September 30, 2020)
Dr. Grace M. Jackson-Brown (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Kevin Reynolds (Committee on Literacy Representative, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Jennifer Shimada (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Jennifer Pearson (ARSL Representative, September 7, 2019, to October 1, 2020)
Ms. Jane L. Cothron (SRRT Representative, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021)
Ana Elisa De Campos Salles (GLBTRT Representative, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Megan Drake (GLBTRT Representative, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Andrea Jamison (EMIERT Representative, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Ms. Tinamarie Vella (EMIERT Representative, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Melinda Maria Livas (Committee Associate, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Van Rider (Committee Associate, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Mrs. Hong Yao (CALA Representative, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Denice C. Adkins (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Nathalie DeFelice (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Nia Lam (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Dr. John C. Sandstrom (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Dr. Xinyu(Cindy) Yu (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada (ALA Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2017, to August 1, 2020)
Amber Hayes (Staff Liaison, September 9, 2019, to July 1, 2021)
Kristin Lahurd (Primary Staff Liaison, September 9, 2019, to July 1, 2021)
Gwendolyn Prellwitz (Staff Liaison, June 30, 2018, to July 1, 2021)
Mrs. Shauntee Burns-Simpson (BCALA Representative, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021)
Carla Y. Davis-Castro (AILA Representative, July 1, 2019, to August 30, 2020)
Paolo P. P. Gujilde (APALA Representative, August 1, 2018, to July 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/04/2020. Last retrieved on 07/04/2020. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

ODLOS Advisory Committee is made up of 1 representative each from identified affiliates, ODLOS committees and subcommittees (ex-officio positions), round tables, with three member-at-large positions appointed by the President-Elect. Affiliates and Round Tables will select their own member representative. The breakdown is as follows:

  • American Indian Library Association (AILA)
  • Asian Pacific Librarians Association (APALA)
  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)
  • Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
  • REFORMA: the national association to promote library and information services to Latinos and the Spanish speaking
  • Rainbow Round Table (RRT)
  • Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)
  • Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)
  • Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)
  • Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services (ABOS)
  • Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL)
  • Committee on Literacy (COL)--Chair will serve (ex officio)
  • Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds (RNTLOAK) Committee—Chair will serve (ex officio)
  • Committee on Diversity (COD) Chair will serve (ex officio)
  • Spectrum Advisory Committee (SAC, subcommittee of ODLOS Advisory Committee--Chair will serve (ex officio)
  • Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee (DRGADV, subcommittee of ODLOS Advisory Committee--Chair will serve (ex officio)
  • 3 Members-at Large positions

All voting members will have two-year staggered terms, with a chairperson appointed annually by the ALA President-elect in consultation with the Advisory Committee members.  Ex-Officio Committee Chairs are appointed for terms aligned with their term as Chair.  

Subcommittees & Related Groups

Staff Liaison

Kristin Lahurd, Interim Director
ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
klahurd@ala.org