Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture

About the Coleman Lecture

Dr. Jean E. Coleman was the first director of the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS), now the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services. 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 Diversity, 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

2016 Coleman Lecture - Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako)


Dr. Carla Hayden

Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako), director emeritus of Queens Library Langston Hughes Community and Cultural Center will deliver the 2016 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture during ALA’s Annual Conference in Orlando. Jackson was selected by the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services Advisory Committee in recognition of over 35 years of service and a long record of commitment to the Queens community as executive director of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center and his leadership in the library profession through many years of active participation in the American Library Association, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and as an adjunct lecturer at CUNY York College and Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS).

Jean E. Coleman Memorial Library Outreach Lecture
ALA Annual Conference, Orlando

Monday, June 27, 2016
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Orange County Convention Center, Room W206A

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Past Coleman Lecture Presentations