2017 Conference!

"Making Field Goals: adapting and thriving in library service"

                                    Friday, July 28
                                     University of Oregon
                                       Eugene, Oregon
"Come join us in Tracktown for the annual Support Staff Division Conference!"
Registration coming soon!













Past Conferences            

2016 Conference Materials

now online at NWCentral!


Another successful conference!

170 attendees, informative sessions, great to see our peers from around the state. 


Register now for the 2016 Conference 

Coming to a Crossroads: Intersecting Roles

in Library Service and Community

on Friday, July 15th,

Wilsonville, Oregon

Holiday Inn

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Patterson or Justyne Triest

For Scholarship information, please contact Rinny Lakin



News for the 2015 Gateways Conference

The Support Staff Division’s annual Gateways Conference will be held in Newport, Oregon this year.

Featuring the all-day Book Repair Workshop with Portland State University's preservation expert, Carolee Harrison; the favorite annual presentation, "A Day in the Life" featuring support staff from around the state; and six more great sessions to choose from! 

Join us at a beautiful beach setting to mingle and learn with your Oregon peers.

The SSD Board is pleased to offer scholarships to help with the cost of the conference, mileage, or hotel. Further incentives include $10 off registration cost of $80 if you are an SSD member as well as a "four attendees for the cost of three" special offer!

For additional information please contact Shanel Parette, 2015 Conference Chair, at sparette@willamette.edu

To inquire about and apply for a scholarship, contact Rea Andrew, SSD Treasurer, Newberg Public Library, 503 E. Hancock St., Newberg, OR 97132.

We hope to see you at the SSD conference in Newport!


The OLA Support Staff Division Executive Board 


Support Staff Division - Conference 2013

The 2013 SSD Conference will be held in Hood River, Oregon on Friday, July 19 at the Best Western Hood River Inn. SSD will again be offering travel assistance, group discounts, and scholarships for conference attendance. For more information on these incentives please contact Rea Andrew.

"Are We There Yet?"  is the annual conference  in beautiful Hood River, Oregon in the Columbia Gorge!  Register before June 20 and save $10 on registration fee! Registration deadline is July 12, 2013.

Take advantage of our special offers, such as: 4 attendees for the price of 3 or If you’re traveling over 150 miles one way, apply for a $50 travel assistance scholarship when you register.

"Are We There Yet?"  Come and find out this July, along with State Librarian, Mary Kay Dahlgreen; renowned presenter Leigh Anne Jasheway; Maureen Cole, Director of Oregon City Library, and exciting sessions presented by Support Staff from around the state!