ODLOS Staff

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
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 Diversity.

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
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). Collaborates with the Member Services Assistant to coordinate the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee, which is part of the Ethnic, Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT).

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).