Judith Thompson-Verdi, Washington State Community College
SSIG will sponsor ALA-APA Director Jenifer Grady at the ALAO 2008 Conference in Wilmington OH. Ms. Grady’s session, “What’s Certification Have to Do With Me? Am I Missing Something?” covers the inspiration, development and progress of the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).
Additionally, SSIG has begun planning for its 2009 Spring Workshop, “Keeping Libraries Afloat: U.S.S. IG” The one-day workshop takes place Friday, March 27, 2009 at Washington State Community College in historical Marietta, Ohio. Tentative workshop sessions include the ever-popular chair yoga, Time Management using Microsoft Outlook, and others. A special itinerary developed for workshop attendees by the Marietta/Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau will provide opportunities to explore the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory. Keep an eye on the ALAO website for more details.
SSIG welcomes new faces at the table. If you have an interest in being involved as an active planning member, please join us at our next meeting on October 23 at Roberts Convention Center, site of the 2008 ALAO Conference. For information on meeting time and place, please contact SSIG Chair Judith Thompson-Verdi: firstname.lastname@example.org.