Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Great Conference for Library Support Staff

The Ohio Library Support Staff Institute is holding its annual conference next month. It promises to be another interesting and informative event, aimed at an audience that bears most of the front line library burden while garnering little attention, respect, or (ahem) continuing education funding.

This year's conference has a pirate theme (near and dear to my heart, mateys), but the topics are no joke: downloadable media, web 2.0 implications for libraries, using Facebook, and much more.

Side note: Several years ago, your original IAG bloggers, Alice, Alane and I, were speakers at this event and Alice created a blog for the conference on site. Blogs had a higher "wow" factor then, but still---a very pleasant memory!

The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Toledo, July 27-29. Registration is amazingly reasonable ($225 includes tuition, meals, lodging, and conference materials). The conference is not limited to Ohioans, so this would be beneficial for support staff from nearly any type of library from nearly any geography.

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