Support Staff Interest Group (SSIG)
The Academic Library Association of Ohio is pleased to announce that the 2013 Spring Support Staff Interest Group Workshop will take place on May 21, 2014 on the Lancaster campus of Ohio University. The planning committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations that will meet the varied professional development needs of academic library support staff.
Proposals are welcome on all topics though submissions on the following topics will receive special consideration: managing student workers, participating in ALA’s Support Staff Certification program, developing library outreach programs, building professional networks, surviving stress in the workplace, and working successfully with supervisors. These topics were identified as areas of high interest based on a recent poll of SSIG members.
Presentations will last 50 minutes. Proposals should be 200-300 words in length and include a very brief bio of the presenter(s). The SSIG Planning Committee will select from the proposals submitted. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, January 17, 2014.
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Information & Resources
The following links provide useful information about the activities of the Interest Group:
This year marks the Support Staff Interest Group’s 25th Anniversary. The group was formally recognized by the ALAO executive board in 1988; prior to its creation, several support staff from Ohio academic libraries met to draft a statement of purpose, to create a discussion group, and to draw up guidelines. Throughout the group’s existence, SSIG has been instrumental in highlighting the accomplishments of and promoting professional development opportunities for support staff in the academic libraries of Ohio.
Please contact us if you have feedback or suggestions for activities that will serve your continuing education and networking needs.
- Derek Malone
Senior Library Associate - ILL & Document Express
30 Park Place Athens, OH 45701
- Ginna Witte
Coordinator of Circulation Services
Johnnie Mae Berry Library
Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
3520 Central Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45223-2690
Email: virginia.witte@cincinnati state.edu