Outreach Initiatives

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) administers and partners on programs and initiatives that support our mission. 

Outreach Toolkits

Outreach Issue Briefs

Blog

Our blog, Intersections, highlights the work of library and information science workers as they create safe, responsible, and all-inclusive spaces that serve and represent the entire community, as well as initiatives and projects supported by the office that promotes their work. Members are encouraged to submit blog posts related to EDI by email diversity@ala.org

Newsletter

EDI Update Newsletter

On the third Thursday of each month, the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services sends out a monthly e-Newsletter, called EDI Update, to our member groups, including the ODLOS Advisory Committee, the Committee on Diversity, the Committee on Literacy, the Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee (RNTLOAK), as well as to the executive officers of the Ethnic Affiliates of ALA, the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services, and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries. We also distribute the newsletter to the four ALA Round Tables that ODLOS liaises with, including the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT), the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT), and the Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT).  

Libraries Respond

How is your library responding to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the 2016 election aftermath, or other current events? Tweet and post on social media using the #librariesrespond hashtag. See how others libraries have responded on the Libraries Respond page

Questions? 

Please feel free to contact our office by emailing diversity@ala.org