ASSOCIATES (2012, November, v. 19, no. 2)


Ohio Library Support Staff Institute

Michael Bradshaw
Assistant to the Library Director
Supreme Court of Ohio
Columbus, Ohio

OLSSI, the Ohio Library Support Staff Institute, held its eleventh annual conference at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio this year, July 22 – 24.

In a continuing effort to educate and provide networking opportunities for library support staff, OLSSI partnered with three other Ohio library organizations this year: Ohio Council of Library and Information Services, Academic Library Association of Ohio and Ohio Library Council.

The Ohio Council of Library and Information Services, provided a donation that allowed OLSSI to engage a speaker from Michigan, and also paid for a scholarship to support one first time attendee to the conference.

The “ALAO Class” was “e-Readers: Books of the Future: Today!” and was presented by Sue Polanka, incoming President of the Academic Library Association of Ohio.

The “OLC Class” was “The Future: Libraries Evolving Role in Education, the Community, and the Space They Occupy”, and was presented by Doug Evans, Executive Director of the Ohio Library Council.

Moving to northwest Ohio next, OLSSI 2013 will likely be held at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio!