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.
|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|
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.
Kimberly Bautz, Coordinator (2020)
Greene County Public Library
Work: (937) 736-7057
Ann Plazek, Assistant Coordinator (2020)
Medina County District Library
Work: (330) 722-2490
Gabrielle Rathge, Secretary (2020)
Work: (614) 807-2643
Marie Corbitt, Past Coordinator (2020)
Westerville Public Library
Work: (614) 882-7277 x 2110
Mary Breymaier (2020)
Ida Rupp Public Library
Work: (419) 732-3212
Andrea Legg (2020)
North Canton Public Library
Work: (330) 499-4712
Laura O’Neil (2021)
Athens County Public Libraries
Work: (740) 737-6009
Kris Ringwalt (2021)
Coshocton Public Library
Work: (740) 502-0444
Board Liaison: Laura Lee Wilson
PDC Liaisons: Deborah Dubois, Gillian Nance
- Focus on a successful Outreach Retreat by getting more support from our past Outreach Retreat attendees and seek their participation in sessions, specifically LIBChats.
- Ensure a presence “Telling our Stories” at our OLC Connects table at the 2020 OLC Convention.
- Submit a program for all conferences in 2020.