ODLOS Staff

 

Kristin Lahurd
Interim Director
Assistant Director for Literacy and Continuing Education

800-545-2433, ext. 3275
klahurd@ala.org
Develops strategic plans for literacy and continuing education that further equity, diversity, and inclusion; works with ALA units and members to create literacy and continuing education initiatives and resources; fosters partnerships with national literacy organizations and manages collaborative projects; represents ALA on the National Coalition for Literacy. Serves as Staff Liaison for the ODLOS Advisory Committee and the Committee on Literacy.

 


 

Gwendolyn Prellwitz
Assistant Director for Recruitment and Retention
800-545-2433, ext. 5048
gprellwitz@ala.org
Supports the creation of new projects advancing the recruitment and retention of a diverse library workforce. Manages the Spectrum Scholarship program and related grants; manages Spectrum communications, marketing, and data reporting. Serves as Staff Liaison for the Committee on Education and the Committee on Diversity.

 


 

Amber Hayes
Outreach and Communications Program Officer
800-545-2433, ext. 2140
ahayes@ala.org
Coordinates communications for the Office of Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services, works with members to develop and promote outreach materials. Staff Liaison to the Committee on Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds; Subcommittee on Services to Refugees, Immigrants and Displaced Persons; Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (Affiliate) and the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (Affiliate). 


 

Monica Chapman
Program Coordinator, CSK Book Awards and ODLOS Round Tables
800-545-2433, ext. 4297
mlchapman@ala.org
Serves as staff liaison for the Rainbow Round Table (RRT), the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), and the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT). Coordinator of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards.

 

 


 

Shuntai Sykes
Membership and Programs Specialist (ODLOS/RUSA)
800-545-2433, ext. 4399
ssykes@ala.org
Supports membership & programs, content management for web & print publications, coordinates  awards program management, and maintains membership database management.