Spectrum Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the ODLOS Advisory Committee


To oversee, coordinate, and support activities of the Spectrum Scholarship Program and related diversity pre-professional development activities; to appoint potential award jurors for the Spectrum selection process; to plan and execute the Spectrum Institute; to advocate for and advise on all Spectrum fundraising and marketing initiatives; and to ensure community building amongst Spectrum recipients through activities designed  to (1)  increase the participation of Spectrum Scholars in ALA Committees and leadership; and (2) promote the interests and concerns of the Spectrum Scholars throughout the Association. 


Monica Tapia Boyer (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Monique Jeanee Christian-Long (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Emma N. De Vera (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Marikit Fain (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Ramón García (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mihoko Hosoi (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mimosa Shah (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Cohorts Spectrum (Member, November 7, 2022, to September 8, 2099)
Mr. Melissa Weber (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Kevin Strowder (Staff Liaison, June 24, 2021, to June 30, 2024)

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The Spectrum Advisory Committee consists of 10-22 members appointed by the Chair of the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services Committee serving 2 year terms and led by a chair, appointed annually.  60% of the committee members should be alumni of the Spectrum Scholarship Program. 

Subcommittees & Task Forces

Staff Liaison

Kevin D. Strowder
Director, Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS)
P: 312.350.1624