ODLOS Staff


Jody Gray
Director
800-545-2433 ext. 5295

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
Assistant Director
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 reportingServes as Staff Liaison for the Committee on Diversity.


Kristin Lahurd
Literacy Officer
800-545-2433, ext. 3275

Manages adult literacy projects and partnerships; coordinates the development of literacy resources for libraries, facilitates literacy-related discussions across library types; and represents ALA on the National Coalition for Literacy. Serves as Staff Liaison for the Committee on Literacy. 


John Amundsen
Program Officer, Outreach and Communications
800-545-2433, ext. 2140
jamundsen@ala.org

Collaborates with member leaders in the development of outreach programming and resources in support of local library staff and stakeholders’ efforts to address information needs of traditionally underserved populations; administers communication efforts including press release preparation, Web pages, ALA Connect communities, blogs, and social networking tools; develops resources and promotional materials; assists in planning of special events.

 
Briana Jarnagin
Member Services Assistant
800-545-2433, ext. 5020
bjarnagin@ala.org
 
Aids office's recruitment and retention efforts by providing additional member services support to our Spectrum Scholarship Program, Round Tables, Affiliates, and other member groups and communities; serves as staff liaison for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT), the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT), and the Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT).