Ginna Witte, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
SSIG hosted its Spring workshop on Wednesday, May 21st at Ohio University Lancaster. The workshop sold out all available 50 spots and had a long waiting list; we’ll definitely have to look for a larger space for next year. Presentations covered a wide variety of topics including library outreach, student workers, RDA basics, ALA’s National certification program, stress reduction, and communication strategies. 82% of our attendees rated the workshop to be either “Very Good” or “Excellent” and 85% indicated they would want to attend the workshop again (1 person responded maybe and all others did not answer the questions). At the conclusion of the day, we raffled off a scholarship to this year’s Ohio Library Support Staff Institute; congratulations to our winner, Amanda Snyder of University of Northwestern Ohio.
Derek and I are extremely grateful for the help provided by our two planning committee members, Jamie Bloss of Kent State Geauga and Myra Justus of Cincinnati State, for Ohio University’s generosity in providing the space for the workshop, and for OLSSI’s kind scholarship donation.