Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory Committee

Charge

The Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Advisory Committee provides advice and support to the ODLOS on the areas of diversity, literacy and outreach.  The Advisory Committee is comprised of member groups that represent diverse viewpoints and constituents and will provide a two way forum to communicate member needs to ODLOS and for the Office to share information with member groups.  The Advisory Committee members will offer dynamic perspectives to help guide the strategic direction of ODLOS, will assess program effectiveness, encourage the exploration of new ideas and initiatives, and strengthen the growth of equity and inclusion within the American Library Association and the profession as a whole.  Members are appointed to the ODLOS Advisory Committee through recommendations from the Presidents/Chairs of the stakeholder committees and organizations, with an additional three members appointed by the ALA President-elect.

Roster

Dee Holliday (Chair, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Ms. Nancy M. Allen (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Angela J. Barnes (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Joseph M. Eagan (Executive Board Liaison, June 30, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Ms. Nancy S. Fletcher (Member, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
J. Gabriel Gossett (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Mary K. Kuehner (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Sarah Lawton (Member, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Maud Choice Mundava (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Candice Pinder (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Ms. Roberta Craig Reasoner (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Mrs. Phuong Vu (Member, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Portia Eileen Latalladi (Intern, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Dr. Anthony Molaro (Intern, July 15, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
John Amundsen (Staff Liaison, December 1, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Miguel A. Figueroa (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2009, to June 9, 2012)
Elliot R. Mandel (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2011)

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Composition

ODLOS Advisory Committee is made up of 1 representative each from identified affiliates, ODLOS committees (ex-officio positions), round tables, with three member-at-large positions appointed by the President-Elect. Affiliates and Round Tables will select their own member representative, along with three designated committee chairs who serve as ex officio members. The breakdown as follows:

 

·       American Indian Library Association (AILA)

·       Asian Pacific Librarians Association (APALA)

·       Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)

·       Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)

·       REFORMA (the national association to promote library and information services to Latinos and the Spanish speaking)

·       Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT)

·       Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

·       Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)

·       Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)

·       Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT)

·       Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services (ABOS)

·       Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL)

·       Committee on Literacy (COL)--Chair will serve (ex officio)

·       Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds (RNTLOAK) Committee—Chair will serve (ex officio)

·       Committee on Diversity (COD) Chair will serve (ex officio)

·       3 Members-at Large positions

 

All 18 members will have two-year staggered terms, with a chairperson appointed annually by the ALA President-elect in consultation with the Advisory Committee. 

Subcommittees & Task Forces

  • Subcommittee on Dr. Jean E. Coleman Lecture
  • Subcommittee on the Diversity and Outreach Fair

PAST SUBCOMMITTEES

  • Subcommittee on Bookmobiles
  • Subcommittee on Library Services to Native Americans
  • Subcommittee on Library Services to the Poor and Homeless
  • Subcommittee on Older Adults

Staff Liaison

Jody Gray, jgray@ala.org