OLOS 35th anniversary celebration to feature lecture by ALA Past President Carla Hayden and New Orleans jazz

Satia Marshall Orange
Director, OLOS

For Immediate Release
June 6, 2006

OLOS 35th anniversary celebration to feature lecture

by ALA Past President Carla Hayden

New Orleans jazz group will kick off the celebration breakfast

CHICAGO - Carla Hayden, ALA 2003-2004 past president, will give the 2006 Jean Coleman Outreach Lecture at "Jazz in the Morning," a 35th anniversary breakfast and celebration of the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) Monday, June 26, 2006, 7:30 to 10 am, at Annual Conference.

The lecture, entitled "Access Agenda for all Libraries," will celebrate 35 years of advocacy for staff serving traditionally underserved populations in libraries. It will offer a comprehensive "agenda" that incorporates many aspects of library operation and policy outlining the steps necessary to help reach the goal of equal access in any setting.

Virginia H. Mathews, who proposed the OLOS concept when she was chair of the ALA Committee for Library Services for Disadvantaged People in 1967, also will be recognized at the event.

The breakfast, to be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, in the Versailles Ballroom, will open to the music of a local New Orleans jazz group at 7 am.

Registration is being accepted at the address below until June 9 at $50 for Onsite Registration. New registration:


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For more information, visit
olos@ala.org or contact Satia Orange at 800-545-2433 ext. 4295 or

The mission of OLOS, as a part of the ALA Programs and Services Department, "ensures that training, information resources, and technical assistance are available to help libraries and librarians develop effective strategies to develop programs and services for library users." Resources on library literacy and outreach services are available at