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.

Action Council

Grace Walker, Coordinator (2024)
Pickerington Public Library
Work: 614-837-4104  x. 231

Ashley Hibbler, Asst. Coordinator (2024)
Westerville Public Library
Work: 614-259-5034

Jennifer Downing, Secretary (2024)
Upper Arlington Public Library
Work: 614-486-9621 x. 128

Alice Mackey, Past Coordinator (2024)
Delaware County District Library
Work: 740-549-2665

Lacy Bartley (2024)
Tuscarawas County Public Library
Work: 330-364-4474 x. 242

Camee Hart, Secretary (2024)
Dayton Metro Library
Work: 937-496-8860

Drew Pearson (2025)
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
Work: 513-665-3352

Linda Toohey (2025)
Dover Public Library
Work: 330-343-6123

Board Liaison: Kathy Bach
PDC Liaison: Rachel Gut
Staff Liaison: Laurie Miller

Goals and Objectives

  • Evaluate and update the resources under the Outreach Tools section of the Outreach Division’s page.
  • Continue providing communication opportunities within the membership by hosting quarterly online coffee chats.
  • Plan a successful Outreach retreat that has a balance of presentations on traditional outreach topics and those that focus on underserved populations.

Annual Report (PDF)

Outreach Questionnaire

Outreach Questionnaire
Share your thoughts about networking with fellow outreach professionals.

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.