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Support Staff Interest Group (SSIG)


Many thanks to everyone who joined us for our Spring Workshop at OU Lancaster on May 21, 2014. We were thrilled to have a sold-out crowd. Stay tuned for details on next year's workshop . . .

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Information & Resources:

The following links provide useful information about the activities of the Interest Group: 

SSIG History:

This year marks the Support Staff Interest Group’s 26th 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.

  • Chasity Gragg, MLIS

    Library Support Associate, Circulation

    Ohio University Libraries- Vernon R. Alden Library

    412 Alden Library

    Athens, OH 45701

    Phone: 740-593-0068



  • Myra Justus
    Evening Circulation Coordinator
    Johnnie Mae Berry Library
    Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
    3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45223-2690
    Phone: 513-569-4690

Past Events:

2014 Workshop Agenda:





9:30 – 10AM





10 – 11 AM


Keynote Address –

Student Engagement as Library Outreach Tool –

The LCCC Library Experience


Douglas Morrison &  Jeffrey Corbett

Lorain County Community College


11 – 12PM


Breakout Session #1




1A: Managing Student Workers: 7 Valuable Lessons


Carmen Byg & Brandon Houseman,

Franklin University



1B: RDA Basics for Copy Catalogers


Sevim McCutcheon,

Kent State University


12 – 1PM


Lunch  (Provided)



1 – 1:50PM


Breakout Session #2





2A: Ensuring Quality for Our Library Staff through National Certification and Collaboration


Doug Walsh, Belmont College

Ian Lashbrook, ALA




2B: Setting Yourself up for Less Stress and More Organization


Sheryl Gannon,

Brown Mackie College Findlay


2 – 2:50PM


Breakout Session #3




3A: HEAT Up Your Student Supervision-

How to Hire, Evaluate, Appreciate, & Terminate


Penny McGinnis & Natalie Winland

UC Clermont College



3B: Communicating Today: Strategies and Outlets for Getting your Message to Patrons and Student Employees


Derek Malone,

Ohio University


2:50 – 3PM


Evaluations and Door Prizes


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