Subject File, 1964-
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Brief Description: Office for Literacy and Outreach Services Subject Files (1964-95) including minutes, correspondence, convention papers, director's reports, surveys and project reports, concerning the origin of the Office for Library Outreach Services, the Advisory and Coordinating Committees on Library Service to the Disadvantaged, the Minority Concerns Committee, the ALA Literacy Project (1979), the Coalition for Literacy (1981, 1984-87), the Literacy Assembly (1989-90), rural and small libraries, librarians of color, the Ethnic Materials Information Exchange Round Table (1984-85), the Social Responsibilities Round Table, the Coretta Scott King Award and library service to Native Americans, Spanish-speaking Americans and the rural poor and Appalachian peoples.
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at] library.illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 10/2/6
Created by: Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS)
Volume: 10.9 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 10/14/87, 9/1/91, 1/25/93, 8/16/93, 9/20/95, 8/16/96, see IWS, 11/22/99; 10/23/03; 1/12/2018, 1/7/2020
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/1002006a.pdf
Arrangement: Alphabetical and chronological thereunder
Biographical Note for Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) : On July 3, 1970, the Council voted to establish the Office for Library Service to the Disadvantaged and Unserved (1).  On July 3, 1980, the Council changed the name of the Office of Library Services to the Disadvantaged (OLSD) to the Office for Library Outreach Services (OLOS) (2).  The purpose of the Office for Library Outreach Services is threefold: 1) to promote the provision of library service to the urban and rural poor, of all ages, and to those people who are discriminated against because they belong to minority groups; 2) to encourage the development of user-oriented informational and educational library services to meet the needs of the urban and rural poor, ethnic minorities, the underemployed, school dropouts, the semiliterate and illiterate and those isolated by cultural differences; and 3) to insure that librarians and others have information, access to technical assistance and continuing education opportunities to assist them in developing effective outreach programs (3).  The Office for Library Outreach Services is responsible to the Deputy Executive Director (4).
Subject Index
Advisory Committee on Library Service to the Disadvantaged
American Indians
Asian/Pacific American Librarians
Coalition for Literacy
Coretta Scott King Award
Ethnic Materials Information Exchange Round Table
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
Gay Liberation
Gay Task force, Srrt
Literacy
Office for Library Service to the Disadvantaged
Rural Libraries
Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)
White House Conference on Library and Information Services I
Languages of Materials
English [eng]