The Jean E. Coleman lecture series honors Dr. Jean E. Coleman, the first director of the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (now the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services) for her leadership in focusing the Association's attention on issues affecting traditionally underserved and underrepresented people in libraries.
This year's lecture will be presented by Janice Rice, retired Outreach Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. Rice retired from the University of Wisconsin following a distinguished 36-year career and a long record of commitment to improving diversity issues in the University of Wisconsin General Library System and the library profession through active participation in the Wisconsin Library Association, the Association of College & Research Libraries, the ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table and the American Indian Library Association. For her efforts, Rice has received several awards, including the UW-Madison and UW-System Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award in 2009 and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Indian Library Association in 2012.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Core Values
Interests: Outreach Services
Type of Library: Native, Prison Library, Public, Rural, Tribal
Cost: Included with full conference registration.