Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture

About the Coleman Lecture

Dr. Jean E. Coleman was the first director of OLOS. This lecture series is a fitting tribute to her work to ensure that all citizens, particularly Native Americans and adult learners, have access to quality library services. The lecture series will continue to teach library professionals more about their roles in providing equity of access.

Sponsored by the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, the Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture is presented each year during the American Library Association's Annual Conference.

Coleman Testimonial from the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table Action Council

2013 Coleman Lecture - Monday, July 1, 2013 

Dr. Loriene Roy, professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin and past-president of the American Library Association (ALA), will deliver the 2013 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture, from 8:30 - 10 a.m. Monday, July 1 during ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago, in room n427a of McCormick Place.   
Her lecture, titled “What's Love Got to Do With It?: The Place of Love and Forgiveness in Library and Information Studies,” will draw upon her experiences from the Fetzer Institute’s Global Gathering: The Pilgrimage on Love in Forgiveness, held in Assisi, Italy in September 2012.  The five-day meeting showcased projects exemplifying the power of love and forgiveness across 16 disciplines, including the information and communications professions. Roy’s presentation will explore what roles love and forgiveness play in library and information studies (LIS).

Past Coleman Lecture Presentations