Tools for Adult Literacy through your Library

Tuesday, 10/2/2018
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

This webinar explores the structure and purpose of Adult Literacy through Libraries: an Action Agenda and the free companion online course; discusses adult literacy action plans and findings from a pilot library initiative; and shares additional literacy resources for libraries. The webinar is facilitated by ALA's Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) and our partner organization ProLiteracy.

Learning Outcomes

1. Learn practical strategies for expanding adult literacy services at your library

2. Understand the structure and purpose of the Adult Literacy through Libraries Action Agenda

3. Become oriented to the free online course that guides libraries through putting the Agenda into action

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in or interested in adult literacy services through libraries


Kristin Lahurd (Assistant Director, Literacy and Continuing Education, ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services)

Kristin develops strategic plans for literacy and continuing education that further equity, diversity, and inclusion; works with ALA units, members, and partner organizations to create literacy and continuing education initiatives and resources; and represents ALA on the National Coalition for Literacy. Kristin brings to the position several years of work in education, including roles as literacy coach, English teacher, and reading teacher in the middle grades. Prior to her work in the public schools, Kristin held positions in public health and social service.

Alicia Suskin (Project Manager at ProLiteracy)

Alicia has been with ProLiteracy since 2014. She is responsible for proposal development, planning, implementation, and management of initiatives and grant-funded projects that support ProLiteracy’s mission. Alicia’s current work focuses on managing several initiatives centered around adult literacy and libraries and workforce preparation.




How to Register

A recording of this webinar is available at:

Tech Requirements

  • Headset or computer speakers
  • Access to Zoom


Please contact the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services at with questions.