About Intersections

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About Intersections

Intersections, the blog of the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS), highlights the work of library and information science workers as they create safe, responsible, and all-inclusive spaces that serve and represent the entire community, as well as initiatives and projects supported by the office that promotes their work.

Please note that these blog posts are by individuals and do not reflect the views of their employers. 

Diversity & Outreach Columns Blog Archive

From 2001 through 2016, the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) operated the Diversity & Outreach Columns Blog, formerly known as the OLOS Columns Blog. The Columns Blog highlighted library outreach services, including support for adult new- and non-readers; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people; incarcerated people and ex-offenders; older adults; people of color; people with disabilities; people experiencing poverty and homelessness; rural, native, and tribal libraries of all kinds; and bookmobile communities.

All stories are available on the archived Diversity & Outreach Columns website (www.olos.ala.org/columns).