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Support Staff Interest Group (SSIG)


Welcome to the Support Staff Interest Group page. Here you will find information about upcoming workshops and the link for continuing education opportunities for Library Support Staff.

ALAO SSIG Spring Workshop: Discover Your Superpower

State Library of Ohio - Large Boardroom
274 E. First Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201
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March 15, 2017

10:00am - 3:00pm
With registration starting at 9:30am

ALAO Member - $30.00 (USD)
Non-ALAO Member - $35.00 (USD)

The ALAO Spring Support Staff Workshop will offer a variety of presentations to meet the diverse needs of support staff working in Ohio Academic Libraries. Timothy Winland, BBS, AAMN-Men in Nursing representing the University of Cincinnati will be offering the keynote, “Implementation of Leadership: the Physiological Effects of Change.” Other presenters are Penny McGinnis, Technical Services Manager and Natalie Winland, Public Services Manager of University of Cincinnati-Clermont College Library sharing a session on identifying which superhero you are and discovering your superpower. Melanie Blau-McDonald, director of SWON Libraries Consortium will proctor a World Café session that fosters collaborative thinking on the topic of organizational planning and development.

Agenda: Click Here

Registration begins on January 23, 2017!

Information & Resources:

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

SSIG History:

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


  • Natalie Winland

    Public Services Manager

    Clermont College Library-UC

    4200 Clermont College Dr

    Batavia OH  45103

    Phone: 1-513-732-5233


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