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

2019 Coleman Lecture - Satia Orange

Satia Orange


This year's invited lecturer is Satia Marshall Orange, former director of the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS). Under Orange’s passionate leadership and advocacy, OLOS broadened the association's support and celebration
of traditionally underserved library staff and library communities, developed new ALA member units and increased participation in events and activities, including the initiation of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration.

Orange was the driving force behind the inception of the Sunrise Celebration, as well as its continued observance as a revered tradition at Midwinter. In 2017, Orange was honored with the American Library Association Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Distinguished Librarian Award.


Jean E. Coleman Memorial Library Outreach Lecture - ALA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Past Coleman Lecture Presentations