Services to Refugees, Immigrants, and Displaced Persons (SRIDP) Sub-Committee

Charge

The Services to Refugees, Immigrants, and Displaced Persons (SRIDP) Sub-Committee of the ODLOS Advisory Committee* supports and promotes ALA, libraries and communities to ensure that libraries provide the best possible services to support refugees, immigrants and displaced persons.

Roster

Shayna L. Ross
(Co-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Celina A. Tirona
(Co-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Egle Hagopian
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Alia Kempton, she/her
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Jamie Fujiko Kurumaji
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mrs. Ziba Perez
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Julie Ann Robinson
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Shayna L. Ross
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Celina A. Tirona
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Derek Wilmott
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Hillary Pearson
(Staff Liaison, June 29, 2023, to December 31, 2099)
Kevin Strowder
(Staff Liaison, October 28, 2021, to December 31, 2099)

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Composition

The SRIDP will be made up of up to 10 members, appointed as an ODLOS Sub-Committee, serving staggered terms of 2 years. SRIDP members should have an RIDP background, experience and/or expertise, while taking into consideration elements to ensure diversity (library type, range of professional experience, professional role (student, staff, leader, faculty, researcher, etc.), geography, ethnic affiliate member, ALA division member, etc.) in the subcommittee's composition.

  • The Chair, who will be counted as one of the 10 members, who will be appointed following ALA ODLOS procedures.
  • An ODLOS Advisory Board Member Liaison will serve as ex-officio.
  • An ALA Staff Liaison will serve as ex-officio.
Staff Liaison

Hillary Pearson

Program Manager, Accessibility Services

Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services

American Library Association

225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300 | Chicago, IL 60601

hpearson@ala.org