ODLOS Staff


Jody Gray
Director
800-545-2433 ext. 5295

Responsible for oversight and administration of the Office's activities and budget; serves as primary staff liaison for ALA Committees, the Affiliated Ethnic Caucuses and related groups; and guides the Office in its efforts to provide active consultation, facilitation and training on diversity, literacy and outreach services. 


Gwendolyn Prellwitz
Assistant Director
800-545-2433, ext. 5048
gprellwitz@ala.org

Supports the creation of new projects advancing the recruitment and retention of a diverse library workforce.  Manages the Spectrum Scholarship program and related grants; manages Spectrum communications, marketing, and data reporting.Serves as Staff Liaison for the Committee on Diversity.


Kristin Lahurd
Literacy Officer
800-545-2433, ext. 3275

Manages adult literacy projects and partnerships; coordinates the development of literacy resources for libraries, facilitates literacy-related discussions across library types; and represents ALA on the National Coalition for Literacy. Serves as Staff Liaison for the Committee on Literacy, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)


John Amundsen
Program Officer, Outreach and Communications
800-545-2433, ext. 2140
jamundsen@ala.org

Collaborates with member leaders in the development of outreach programming and resources in support of local library staff and stakeholders’ efforts to address information needs of traditionally underserved populations; administers communication efforts including press release preparation, Web pages, ALA Connect communities, blogs, and social networking tools; develops resources and promotional materials; serves as staff liaison for the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and the Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT); assists in planning of special events.


Zina Clark
Program Coordinator
800-545-2433, ext. 4297

Serves as official contact for The American Dream Literacy Initiative, facilitates the day to day operations, including communication with libraries, and assists libraries in developing, implementing and managing grant budgets. Compiles reports on the activities of American Dream libraries, exhibits and presents on American Dream libraries’ resources and services, conducts site visits to assess project outcomes, and  coordinates grant funded activity such as growing membership and retention efforts. Serves as liaison for the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries and assists in planning of special event logistics, catering and scheduling for ODLOS.