Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services

ODLOS Monthly Newsletter

Keep up with the latest developments from the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services.

Intersections, the Blog of ODLOS

Intersections, the blog of the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS), highlights the work of library and information...

Spectrum Scholarship Program

Through the Spectrum Scholarship Program, the American Library Association affirms its commitment to diversity and inclusion by seeking the...


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The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services supports library and information science workers in creating responsible and all-inclusive spaces that serve and represent the entire community. To accomplish this, we decenter power and privilege by facilitating conversations around access and identity as they impact the profession and those we serve. We use a social justice framework to inform library and information science workers' development of resources. We strive to create an association culture where these concerns are incorporated into everybody's everyday work. 

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  • What We Do - Our mission and scope
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Initiatives and partnerships promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in libraries and the library profession
  • Lifelong Literacy - Resources, grants, and initiatives supporting literacy across the lifespan 
  • Outreach Initiatives - Initiatives and programs geared to promote access to library services to all
  • Resources - Member-driven and developed resources in support of diversity, literacy, and outreach services
  • Member Groups and Affiliates - Committees, roundtables, and affiliate organizations which liaise with the Office
  • Events - Year-round and Conference-based events held by the Office
  • Staff - Contact information for ODLOS staff

ODLOS Newsletter