Support Staff Interest Group (SSIG)
Thanks to everyone who made it to the 2013 annual conference. We really enjoyed speaking with (and meeting) all of the SSIG members who stopped by our interest group table.
The Support Staff Interest Group was thrilled to sponsor the session, “Better Together: Reimagining Library Social Media Content Through Student Collaboration” presented by Jessica Hagman and Janet Carleton of Ohio University. These two presenters gave a wonderful overview with lots of concrete examples of the many ways they’ve used students to generate, post and guide library social media content.
We’d also like to congratulate the winner of our 2013 Support Staff Presenter Grant. Donald Pearson is the Knowledge Management & Information Technology Specialist at the Mount Carmel Heath Sciences library. He offered an extremely helpful session on the use of cloud computing in academic libraries. Congrats, Donald!
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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