For immediate release | June 4, 2010

2010 ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair to celebrate diversity in libraries, 20th anniversary of ADA

CHICAGO – Twenty-one libraries and organizations from across the United States will demonstrate “diversity in action” during the Diversity and Outreach Fair at the American Library Association (ALA) 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 in the Special Events Area of Hall C in Aisle 700, the Diversity and Outreach Fair is a unique opportunity for attendees of the Annual Conference to learn about notable diversity initiatives and programs, as well as the possibilities for fostering quality library services to all. Attendees will be able to view posters and displays, as well as discuss diversity initiatives with presenters.
The theme of the 2010 Diversity and Outreach Fair will be a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Once again generously sponsored by DEMCO, this year's fair will celebrate accessible library services for all patrons, highlight innovative services to underserved communities and mobile delivery outreach services.
The Fair is open to all registered attendees of the 2010 Annual Conference. For more information, please visit
The Diversity and Outreach Fair is coordinated by the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS).
For over 100 years DEMCO ( has supported the valuable work of librarians—taking pride in providing the best service possible. DEMCO’s mission is to continue to anticipate future needs, to supply products and services that support the activities of library professionals and improve library environments by making them more attractive and user-friendly. The people of DEMCO demonstrate their continuing commitment to library professionals through their support of the Library Champions Program and participation at ALA’s conferences.
About OLOS
The Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) serves the Association by identifying and promoting library services that support equitable access to the knowledge and information stored in our libraries. OLOS focuses attention on services that are inclusive of traditionally underserved populations, including new and non-readers, people geographically isolated, people with disabilities, rural and urban poor people, and people generally discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, language and social class.


John Amundsen