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.
Alice Mackey, Coordinator (2023)
Delaware County District Library
Grace Walker, Assistant Coordinator (2023)
Pickerington Public Library
Work: 614-837-4104 x. 231
Camee Hart, Secretary (2023)
Dayton Metro Library
Gabrielle Rathge, Past Coordinator (2023)
Lacy Bartley (2024)
Tuscarawas County Public Library
Work: 330-364-4474 242
Jennifer Downing (2023)
Upper Arlington Public Library
Work: 614-486-9621 128
Ashley Gahm (2024)
Westerville Public Library
Linda Toohey (2023)
Dover Public Library
Board Liaison: Tom Dillie
PDC Liaison: Rachel Gut
Staff Liaison: Laurie Miller
- Increase communication within the membership by hosting quarterly outreach coffee chats via Zoom.
- Plan a successful retreat with increased participation.
- Submit program proposals to Convention and Expo and stand-alone conferences in 2023.
Annual Report (PDF)
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.
|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|