Support Staff Division Conference

Next Board Meeting

Friday, June 23, 2017

Eugene Public Library


Everyone welcome! 

Contact the Chair for more information on attending remotely at

[email protected]

SSD Executive Board meetings, 2016-2017

10/28/2016 - Eugene Public Library

12/9/2016 - Eugene Public Library

2/10/2017 - Eugene Public Library

4/7/2017 - Eugene Public Library

6/23/2017 - Eugene Public Library

8/11/2017 - Eugene Public Library   


2016 Conference Materials now online at NWCentral!  

  SSD Executive Board meetings, 2015-2016

  • 9/18/2015 - Eugene Public Library
  • 11/13/2015 - Eugene Public Library
  • 1/15/2015 - Multnomah County Library
  • 3/18/2016 - Newberg Public Library
  • 4/7/2016 - OLA Conference
  • 5/13/2016 - Multnomah County Library
  • 7/14/2016 - SSD Conference
  • 8/19/2016 - Eugene Public Library

All members are welcome to attend.  Meetings run from 11:00-2:00 unless otherwise noted. To receive information for remote attendance, contact the Chair here.


Here you will find information for and about the Oregon Library Association's Support Staff Division (SSD). SSD recognizes that library support staff need opportunities for training, continuing education, and promoting awareness of library issues as well as practical application of knowledge and skill, both ethical and technological. SSD’s goal is to inspire and promote professional growth through networking, conferences, workshops, and mentoring.


Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) provides a path to recognition and awareness of the critical role that library support staff play in the delivery of quality library service.  To achieve certification, support staff must achieve six of ten competency sets either through development of an online portfolio or taking approved courses.  The competency sets are:  Foundation of Library Service; Technology; Communication and Teamwork; Access Services, Adult Readers’ Advisory Services; Cataloging and Classification; Collection Management; Reference and Information Services; Supervision and Management; and Youth Services. 

Detailed additional information on LSSC is available on the LSSC website: