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OLOS-Sponsored Programs and Events

Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture

Monday, June 25, 2007, 8-10am

Presented in tribute to ALA Honorary Member Barbara Gittings, activist for gay rights and libraries, who died in the spring of 2007. Gittings has been recognized throughout her career for noteworthy activism for GLBT literature and rights. She chaired the Social Responsibilities Round Table's Gay Task Force from 1971–1986. The task force later evolved into ALA's Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgendered Round Table in 2000, and honored Gittings through the annual Stonewall Awards for outstanding lesbigay literature. The lecture will be presented by:

  • Anne E. Moore, W.E.B. DuBois Library, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Boston, MA
  • Stephen E. Stratton, J.S. Broome Library, California State University Channel Islands
  • as well as other speakers.

About the Coleman Lecture

Dr. Jean E. Coleman was the first director of OLOS. This lecture series is a fitting tribute to her work to ensure that all citizens, particularly Native Americans and adult learners, have access to quality library services. The lecture series will continue to teach library professionals more about their roles in providing equity of access.

Sponsored by the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, the Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture is presented each year during the American Library Association's Annual Conference.

Coleman Lecture Presentations

Coleman Testimonial from the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table Action Council

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The Dr. Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture takes place annually during the ALA Annual Conference.