Conrrado Saldivar has been appointed to the American Library Association’s recently expanded Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Advisory Committee. Conrrado, the Wyoming State Library Outreach and Development Librarian, will serve a one-year term.
“As someone who has benefited from an ODLOS program while earning my MLIS, I’m excited to give back to the community and work with other professionals from across the country,” he said.
The committee provides advice and support to the ODLOS on the areas of diversity, literacy and outreach. The Advisory Committee is comprised of member groups that represent diverse viewpoints and constituents and will provide a two way forum to communicate member needs to ODLOS and for the Office to share information with member groups.
Advisory committee members will offer dynamic perspectives to help guide the strategic direction of ODLOS, will assess program effectiveness, encourage the exploration of new ideas and initiatives, and strengthen the growth of equity and inclusion within the American Library Association and the profession as a whole. The Advisory committee also oversees a number of subcommittees or related groups, including Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee, Services to Refugees, Immigrants, and Displaced Persons, Spectrum Advisory Committee and EDI Assembly.