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Purpose, Goals, and Objectives
Purpose, Goals & Objectives
The purpose of the Academic Library Association of Ohio Support Staff Interest Group (SSIG) is to identify issues and areas of mutual concern among support staff and to develop communication for the purpose of resource sharing and continuing education.
GOALS, OBJECTIVES, MEMBERSHIP and ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
Please refer to the
ALAO Procedures Manual, Section 3, No. 5
Encourage the participation of all colleagues within the profession to achieve the common goal of quality service.
Foster positive working relationships among support staff at all levels in academic libraries.
Develop a professional identity for support positions within academic libraries.
Promote cohesiveness among support staff statewide.
Promote the exchange of ideas among individuals with similar responsibilities in academic libraries.
Create an online network of communication to publicize SSIG activities and share resources
Promote professional development opportunities focused on the needs of library support staff
Collaborate with the ALAO webmaster(s) to maintain the SSIG web presence.
Two co-chairs, serving two-year staggered terms, share leadership for the SSIG.
The co-chairs are designated as first-year and second-year co-chairs, with shared responsibility for website overview and attendance at ALAO Board meetings.
The co-chairs recruit a Members Committee to assist with workshop planning and achieving other objectives.
The second-year co-chair is responsible for recruiting a candidate to be appointed as the incoming first-year co-chair.
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