Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Conference Committee: Don't Miss the Call

The conference committee for 2017 is already starting to form and make decisions. The next ten months, we'll be meeting every few weeks, brainstorming, talking to people, and getting everything ready for another great July. There's lots to be done.

There's also space for you on the team! If you're looking to get your feet wet in a state-wide organization, the conference committee is a great place to do it. The time commitment is low and flexible overall, and we can use a wide variety of skills. If you're technically inclined, we can use you. Good with people? Gotcha. Passionate about advocacy for public or academic library support staffers? Your voice is essential to making it happen. Don't waste it!

We're all busy, and we don't all have the time to jump straight in to being on the SSD Board. The conference committee is a fun way to ease your way into that role and learn how to structure the daily work at your job to allow for leadership in the greater library community. 

Send an email to if you're interested in joining us or for more information. We look forward to making the OLA SSD 2017 conference happen!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Presentations from the conference now available

Did you attend our conference this year, but can't quite recall all the details of your sessions? Did you have to pick between two sessions that both looked interesting, and now you want to see what you missed? After some technical hiccups, all the presentations from the conference are now up and available for you on Northwest Central!

If you'd like to see them, follow this link  and click through to whichever presentation suits you (including the keynote speech from Eva Calcagno).

If you have any questions or comments about the presentations, we'd love to hear from you. Hope you enjoyed your Labor Day!