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

John C. Sandstrom (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Taliah Abdullah (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Nancy L. Baumann (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Barbara L. Flynn (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. KYmberly Mieshia Dionne Keeton (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mimi Lee (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Sam Leif (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Susan H. Polos (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Mary M. Todd (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Jacqueline Mae Welsh (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Prof. Lizz Zitron (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Carlyn A. Hudson (Intern, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Amanda Wedvik Curb (Intern, July 1, 2014, to January 11, 2015)
John Amundsen (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to March 15, 2015)
Michelle Harrell Washington (Staff Liaison, February 1, 2013, to March 1, 2015)

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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