Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture

About the Coleman Lecture

Dr. Jean E. Coleman was the first director of the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS), now the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS). This lecture series is a fitting tribute to her work to ensure that all citizens, particularly Native Americans and adult learners, have access to quality library services. The lecture series will continue to teach library professionals more about their roles in providing equity of access.

Sponsored by the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services, the Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture is presented each year during the American Library Association's Annual Conference.

Coleman Testimonial from the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table Action Council

2017 Coleman Lecture - Janice Rice

Janice Rice, retired outreach librarian at College Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, will deliver the 2017 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago. Presented by the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), the 2017 Lecture will take place on Monday, June 26 from 8:30-10:00am in room W184 in McCormick Place West.

Rice retired from the University of Wisconsin following a distinguished 36-year career and a long record of commitment to improving diversity issues in the University of Wisconsin General Library System and the library profession through active participation in the Wisconsin Library Association, the Association of College & Research Libraries, the ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table and the American Indian Library Association.
For her efforts, Rice has received several awards, including the UW-Madison and UW-System Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award in 2009 and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Indian Library Association in 2012.

Jean E. Coleman Memorial Library Outreach Lecture - ALA Annual Conference, Chicago
Monday, June 26, 2017
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
McCormick Place West, Room W184

Past Coleman Lecture Presentations