Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory Committee

Charge

The Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Advisory Committee provides advice and support to the ODLOS on the areas of diversity, literacy and outreach.  The Advisory Committee is comprised of member groups that represent diverse viewpoints and constituents and will provide a two way forum to communicate member needs to ODLOS and for the Office to share information with member groups.  The Advisory Committee members will offer dynamic perspectives to help guide the strategic direction of ODLOS, will assess program effectiveness, encourage the exploration of new ideas and initiatives, and strengthen the growth of equity and inclusion within the American Library Association and the profession as a whole.  Members are appointed to the ODLOS Advisory Committee through recommendations from the Presidents/Chairs of the stakeholder committees and organizations, with an additional three members appointed by the ALA President-elect.

Roster

Suzan Antoinette Alteri (Co-Chair, August 26, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Jennifer Shimada (Co-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
President ABOS-Outreach (ABOS Representative, January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2024)
Vice President ABOS-Outreach (Member, January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2024)
Suzan Antoinette Alteri (Member, August 26, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Rhonda K. Gould (Member, August 26, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Simon J.M. Healey (Member, August 26, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Conrrado Saldivar (Member, August 26, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Jennifer Shimada (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Sally Stieglitz (Member, August 26, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Lettycia Terrones (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Libré Booker (Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2020, to July 31, 2023)
Emily A. Bergman (EMIERT Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Nadia Mira Orozco-Sahi (RRT Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
LaJuan Pringle (SRRT Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Sammie Johnson, II (Committee Associate, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Angela Steele (Committee Associate, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Vincci Wing Yee Kwong (CALA Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Carrie Scott Banks (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Carla Y. Davis-Castro (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Anjelica T. Rufus-Barnes (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Gwendolyn N. Weaver (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Kevin Strowder (Primary Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2025)
Mrs. Shauntee Burns-Simpson (BCALA Representative, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2023)
Mrs. Cindy Hohl (AILA Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Raymond Pun (APALA Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

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Composition

ODLOS Advisory Committee is made up of 1 representative each from identified affiliates, ODLOS committees and subcommittees (ex-officio positions), round tables, with six member-at-large positions appointed by the President-Elect. Affiliates and Round Tables will select their own member representative. The breakdown is as follows:

  • American Indian Library Association (AILA)
  • Asian Pacific Librarians Association (APALA)
  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)
  • Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
  • REFORMA: the national association to promote library and information services to Latinos and the Spanish speaking
  • Rainbow Round Table (RRT)
  • Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)
  • Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)
  • Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)
  • Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services (ABOS)
  • Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL)
  • Committee on Literacy (COL)--Chair will serve (ex officio)
  • Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds (RNTLOAK) Committee—Chair will serve (ex officio)
  • Committee on Diversity (COD) Chair will serve (ex officio)
  • Spectrum Advisory Committee (SAC, subcommittee of ODLOS Advisory Committee--Chair will serve (ex officio)
  • Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee (DRGADV, subcommittee of ODLOS Advisory Committee--Chair will serve (ex officio)
  • 3 Members-at Large positions

All voting members will have two-year staggered terms, with a chairperson appointed annually by the ALA President-elect in consultation with the Advisory Committee members.  Ex-Officio Committee Chairs are appointed for terms aligned with their term as Chair.  

Subcommittees & Related Groups

Staff Liaison

Kristin Lahurd, Interim Director
ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
klahurd@ala.org