ODLOS Staff


Jody Gray

Jody Gray
Director
800-545-2433 ext. 5295
jgray@ala.org
Responsible for oversight and administration of the Office's activities and budget; serves as primary staff liaison for ALA Committees, the Affiliated Ethnic Caucuses and related groups; and guides the Office in its efforts to provide active consultation, facilitation and training on diversity, literacy and outreach services.

 


Gwendolyn Prellwitz

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.

 


Kristin Lahurd

Kristin Lahurd
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 Committee on Literacy.

 


Amber Hayes

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; Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (Affiliate) and the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (Affiliate). 

 


Briana Jarnagin

Briana Jarnagin
Program Coordinator, Community Engagement
800-545-2433, ext. 5020
bjarnagin@ala.org
Provides programmatic support for recruitment and retention efforts through expertise in community engagement, including communicating across diverse groups and engaging ALA membership in leadership opportunities and professional development tools. Serves as staff liaison for the Spectrum Advisory Committee, the Rainbow Roundtable (RRT), the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), and the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT).

 


Monica Chapman

Monica Chapman
Coretta Scott King Book Awards Coordinator
800-545-2433, ext. 4297
mlchapman@ala.org
Assists the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee in their daily operations and annual awards.