Outreach and Special Services Division

Action Council | Goals and Objectives

The Outreach and Special Services Division identifies outreach opportunities and best practices for serving populations outside the library including institutionalized and disadvantaged groups, people with disabilities as well as seniors and children.

Recent Newsletters

Speakers Bureau StoryWalk®
Color Yourself Calm Library Link Program
Books Outside the Building Younger to Older Patrons
Bookmobile to Branch Incentive Partnership with YMCA
Storytimes at the Farmer’s Market Bookmobile Stops

Outreach Tools

Home Visit Safety Guidelines (PDF)
Safety precautions for library staff delivering materials off-site.

Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS)
The mission of ABOS is to support and encourage government officials, library administrators, trustees and staff in the provision of quality bookmobile and outreach services to meet diverse community information and programming needs. Each year, the ABOS conference committee creates a dynamic conference for library and outreach staff designed to provide training, practical knowledge, leadership, and many networking opportunities.

ALA Outreach Toolkits
The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) and its member groups have developed a variety of resources, most of which are free to the profession.

Action Council

Kimberly Bautz, Coordinator (2020)
Greene County Public Library
Work: (937) 736-7057
E-Mail: kbautz@gcpl.lib.oh.us

Ann Plazek, Assistant Coordinator (2020)
Medina County District Library
Work: (330) 722-2490
E-Mail: plazek@mcdl.info

Gabrielle Rathge, Secretary (2020)
Worthington Libraries
Work: (614) 807-2643
E-Mail: grathge@worthingtonlibraries.org

Marie Corbitt, Past Coordinator (2020)
Westerville Public Library
Work: (614) 882-7277 x 2110
E-Mail: mcorbitt@westervillelibrary.org

Mary Breymaier (2020)
Ida Rupp Public Library
Work: (419) 732-3212
E-Mail: mbreymaier@seolibraries.org

Andrea Legg (2020)
North Canton Public Library
Work: (330) 499-4712
E-Mail: alegg@northcantonlibrary.org

Laura O’Neil (2021)
Athens County Public Libraries
Work: (740) 737-6009
E-Mail: loneil@myacpl.org

Kris Ringwalt (2021)
Coshocton Public Library
Work: (740) 502-0444
E-Mail: kringwalt@coshoctonlibrary.org

Board Liaison: Laura Lee Wilson
PDC Liaisons: Deborah Dubois, Gillian Nance
Staff Liaison: Jason Gandee

Goals and Objectives

  1. Focus on a successful Outreach Retreat by getting more support from our past Outreach Retreat attendees and seek their participation in sessions, specifically LIBChats.
  2. Ensure a presence “Telling our Stories” at our OLC Connects table at the 2020 OLC Convention.
  3. Submit a program for all conferences in 2020.