ODLOS Webinars

Have an idea for a webinar you would like to facilitate? The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) welcomes submissions of various topics for our future webinars.  We are especially interested in - but not limited to - areas related to Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach.

Submission Form

To submit a proposal, complete the online submissions form.  


Successful online webinar proposals:
  • Name all presenters with relevant presentation experience
  • Provide a 250-word description, including how the webinar will address the priorities and target populations of the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
  • Are aligned with ALA's guidelines, standards and competencies for equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Fit within 60 minutes, including time for Q & A
  • Provide learning outcomes that will advance services to our target populations and/or address issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion

Our target service populations include

  • Historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups 
  • Those discriminated against based on gender or sexual identities and expressions
  • Those from other protected classes including: age, religion, and disability status
  • Those discriminated against based on nationality or language
  • Those who experience socio-economic barriers
  • People geographically isolated
  • People experiencing hunger, homelessness & poverty
  • Immigrants, refugees and new Americans
  • New and non-readers

Content areas we seek to develop

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Advocacy
    • Valuing Diversity
    •  Recruitment for Diversity
  • Race
  • Privilege
  • Micro-aggressions and Inclusion
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender expression
  • Feminism/combating sexism
  • Disability
  • Cultural Competence
    • Intercultural communications
    • Cultural Humility
  • Class
    • Social-economic justice
    • Equity
  • Literacy as a Social Justice Issue
  • Family Literacy
    •  Literacy Across the Lifespan
  •  Adult Education
    •  Employment Recruitment
    •  Employment Services
  •  English Language Learning
    •  Citizenship and Immigration
  • Community Organizing and Peace Building
  • Organizational and Institutional Change
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Serving Traditionally-Underrepresented Groups

Speaker & Topic Suggestions

We also welcome hearing from you if you have ideas of presenters or additional topics not included above.  Please use the contact information below to share your ideas. 

Webinar Archive




ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
1-800-545-2433 ext. 4294
Fax: 312-280-3256
Email: diversity@ala.org