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Midwinter 2013 Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) Advisory Committee Agenda

Agenda
OLOS Advisory Committee
2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Seattle, Washington

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 8:30 am-10:00 am              
Washington State Convention Center, Room 620
Fantasia Thorne, Chair Presiding

Committee Roster:

Fantasia A. Thorne (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)

Jill Abood (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

Dr. Maria Cahill (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)

Lisa Crisman (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)

Saroj Ghoting (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)

Jerri J. Heid (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

Ms. Maija L. Meadows (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

Dr. Nancy C. Pack (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

Roberta Craig Reasoner (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

John C. Sandstrom (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)

Donna M. Shannon (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

Amanda B. Foster (Intern, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)

Mrs. Melody Nissley (Intern, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

Michael Porter (ALA Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)

John Amundsen (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2015)

Dr. Dale P. Lipschultz (Staff Liaison, January 27, 2011, to June 30, 2015)

Charge: To offer policy guidance to the office; to advise and assist the office in establishing programs and priorities; to examine and assist in coordinating the various relevant programs and activities within ALA; to recommend new programs; to provide a channel through which membership may make recommendations; to issue reports; and to promote any other activities that will improve the quality of library services to the rural and urban poor and to ethnic minority groups.

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. The Office 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.

OLOS Advisory Committee Agenda

1.  INTRODUCTIONS

2.  ASSIGNMENT OF RECORDER FOR MINUTES

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM ANAHEIM: NO MINUTES TO APPROVE; COMMITTEE DID NOT MEET

4.  EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT

5.  INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME OF MICHELLE HARRELL WASHINGTON, OFD/OLOS DIRECTOR-DESIGNATE

  • Michelle to start at ALA on February 11, 2013

6.  ONGOING BUSINESS ITEMS

  • Report from OLOS
  • 2013 Committee Activities
  • 2013 ALA Annual Conference Programs
    • Diversity and Outreach Fair—Selection of Theme
    • Jean Coleman Lecture—Selection of Speaker
    • Additional Programs
  • Discussion of proposed OLOS subcommittee restructuring

7.  NEW BUSINESS ITEMS

  • Keys to Engaging Older Adults Revision
    • Toolkit postponed due to budget issues
    • Taskforce volunteers to work with OLOS staff in revision

8.  ADDITIONAL ITEMS