Outreach Round Table Resources and Links                  

Resources for librarians serving traditionally underserved populations

Outreach Round Table Listserv - Members of the Outreach Round Table are included in the ORT email listserv. To send a message to the group, email: outreachrt@ola.memberclicks.net. Members are encouraged to ask questions, share resources and learn from other members in the group.

NW Central - Continuing education network for library staff in the Pacific NW. Click resources then limit by topic:  "Diversity, Special Populations" to view presentations and program materials from OLA and WLA conferences and events.

ABOS - Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services. View the ABOS blog under News and Events to access the presentation materials for the 2012-13 ABOS Annual Conference.

REFORMA - National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. Reforma provides professional development opportunities and resources to librarian's serving Spanish speakers. View their "Resources & Publications" webpage for helpful resources and information.

REFORMA Oregon - Oregon REFORMA chapter supporting Oregon librarians serving Spanish speakers. Oregon REFORMA offers support, resources and professional development opportunities for its members. Visit the website for membership information and resources.

American Library Association Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS). OLOS focuses attention on services that are inclusive of traditionally underserved populations, including new and non-readers, people geographically isolated, people with disabilities, rural and urban poor people, and people generally discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, language and social class. Their webpages provide a number of resources, guidelines and professional development opportunities for librarians serving traditionally underserved populations.

WebJunction - The learning place for libraries. Professional development resources including webinars, classes and resources. Click "Explore Topics" to find resources for outreach, Spanish speakers, older adults & seniors and much more.

Academic Outreach Committee (ACRL ULS) - The mission of the Academic Outreach Committee is to develop and maintain a community of practice to share information and foster best practices in campus outreach for academic librarians.