Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services


Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services events at ALA Annual Conference

American Library Association
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
1-800-545-2433 ext. 4294
Fax: 312-280-3256


The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services supports library and information science workers in creating safe, responsible, and all-inclusive spaces that serve and represent the entire community. To accomplish this, we decenter power and privilege by facilitating conversations around access and identity as they impact the profession and those we serve. We use a social justice framework to inform library and information science workers' development of resources. We strive to create an association culture where these concerns are incorporated into everybody's everyday work.

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  • What We Do  - includes our mission and scope, liaising member groups and affiliated organizations, and staff listing
  • Initiatives & Projects - links to Office projects and initiatives that support our mission
  • Events - Year-round and Conference-based events held by the Office
  • Resources - Member-driven and developed resources in support of diversity, literacy, and outreach services