Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) Advisory Committee

Charge

The Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) serves the association by identifying and promoting library services that support equitable access to the knowledge and information stored in our libraries. OLOS focuses attention on services that are inclusive of traditionally underserved populations, including new and non-readers, people geographically isolated, people with disabilities, rural and urban poor people, and people generally discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, language and social class. The office ensures that training, information resources, and technical assistance are available to help libraries and librarians develop effective strategies to develop programs and services for library users.

Roster

Fantasia A. Thorne-Ortiz (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Jill Abood (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Dr. Maria Cahill (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Lisa Crisman (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Saroj Ghoting (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Jerri J. Heid (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Maija L. Meadows (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Dr. Nancy C. Pack (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Roberta Craig Reasoner (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
John C. Sandstrom (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Donna M. Shannon (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Amanda B. Foster (Intern, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Mrs. Melody Nissley (Intern, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Michael Porter (ALA Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
John Amundsen (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2015)
Dr. Dale P. Lipschultz (Staff Liaison, January 27, 2011, to June 30, 2014)
Elliot R. Mandel (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to September 14, 2012)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2012. Last retrieved on 10/24/2014. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

To consist of eleven members appointed from the membership at large serving two year terms and led by chair, appointed annually.

Subcommittees & Task Forces

  • Subcommittee on Bookmobiles
  • Subcommittee on Library Services to Native Americans
  • Subcommittee on Library Services to the Poor and Homeless
  • Subcommittee on Older Adults
  • Subcommittee on Dr. Jean E. Coleman Lecture
  • Subcommittee on the Diversity and Outreach Fair