Wednesday, July 29, 2009

SSD Election

It's time to elect our officers for the 2009-2010 OLA year. The ballot is online at The election runs through Friday, August 7. You must be an SSD member to vote.

Kudos to our candidates for stepping up and offering their skills, commitment, and leadership. And remember, there are other ways to become involved in SSD than elected offices. If you're interested, contact me, or any member of the Executive Committee.

The ballot contains background information about the candidates, and they may add additional information to this blog post. Feel free to comment if you have any questions for the candidates.

Monday, July 20, 2009

2009 SSD Conference Musings

I certainly had a good time at the conference. Well, okay, after I blew out everyone's ears! Bob Welch's opening speach was very inspiring. I know I need that little reminder every now and again as to why I work for a public library. It really is to help people get the information they need or gain knowledge. I even put a hold on American Nightingale between sessions.

Lori Davidson and her team did a wonderful job planning and presenting the conference. Jackson Stalley, Karen Head, Karen Wilkinson, Kate Schwab, Margaret Harmon-Myers, Sean O'Neill, Sheila McAlexander, Stacey Fiegi, Sue Robinson, Susan Bacina - you guys rock! It is time consuming however the rewards are worthwhile when the day comes to an end. I've already heard some very wonderful comments.

Now onto 2010 at the Salem Conference Center. I hope that 5-10 people will feel inspired to be a part of this planning committee. Please take some time to think about it. Ask questions of past committee members. Add them to this post. I promise to get back to you!

Thanks for being a Support Staff Member - Cathy Zgraggen

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Conference Session: Introduction to CD and DVD cataloging

Presenter: Richard Sapon-White
Coordinator: Susan Bacina
This workshop will cover the basics of cataloging CD’s and DVD’s. Using a combination of slide presentation and exercises, participants will learn the MARC fields that distinguish these popular resources. Emphasis will be placed on selecting appropriate records and correcting bibliographic data. If time permits, processing issues will also be discussed.