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

Anna Kozlowska (Chair, July 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022)
Lilian Calix (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Rachel A. Gut (Member, July 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022)
Ms. Heather Lowe (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Shabnam Mahmood (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mrs. Ziba Pérez (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Julie Ann Robinson (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Shayna L. Ross (Member, July 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022)
Ms. Shayna L. Ross (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Connie L. Siebold (Member, July 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022)
Ms. Celina A. Tirona (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Marina Valenzuela (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Anna Kozlowska (IRRT Representative, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Kristin Lahurd (Staff Liaison, October 28, 2021, to June 30, 2025)
Kevin Strowder (Staff Liaison, October 28, 2021, to June 30, 2025)

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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

Kristin Lahurd

Assistant Director, Literacy and Continuing Education

Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services

American Library Association

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

klahurd@ala.org