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The July 22, 2022 OLA SSD conference registration is live! 

Please view the conference and blog tabs for more information.


Our name is tied to a National movement for inclusion.

We welcome suggestions for updating the name of our division.

Email ideas to [email protected]


Find out more about us from our brochure

Original brochure design credit: Jennifer Bosvert, 2015 


"The Oregon Library Association's Support Staff Division (SSD) recognizes support staff's need for opportunities promoting awareness of library issues as well as practical application of knowledge and skill, both ethical and technological.  SSD will provide a forum in order to encourage new ideas, discuss concerns, and solve problems while envisioning and adapting to changes in the profession.  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 onlineportfolio 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