The Jean E. Coleman lecture series honors Dr. Jean E. Coleman, the first director of the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (now the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services) for her leadership in focusing the associations attention on issues affecting traditionally underserved and underrepresented people in libraries.
This year's invited lecturer is Satia Marshall Orange, former director of the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS). Under Orange’s passionate leadership and advocacy, OLOS broadened the association's support and celebration of traditionally underserved library staff and library communities, developed new ALA member units and increased participation in events and activities, including the initiation of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration. Orange was the driving force behind the inception of the Sunrise Celebration, as well as its continued observance as a revered tradition at Midwinter. In 2017, Orange was honored with the American Library Association Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Distinguished Librarian Award.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ODLOS
Meeting Type: Awards Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.