LSSIRT News

 LLL ALA Annual Conference

The Nevada Library Association and LSSIRT invite you to a Free Friday Night Mixer at the Clark County Library, Jewel Box Theater, 4501 E. Flamingo Road. Friday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m. This event is open to all. Bring a snack or beverage to share, if you wish.  

You are invited to attend LSSIRT’s Steering Committee/Member Meeting at ALA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Las Vegas Convention Center Room N-210.  This meeting is open to all and we encourage Library Support Staff to attend this general membership meeting. 

You are invited to attend Best Practice – Support Staff Edition; Sun, June 29, 8:30-10 am   Las Vegas Convention Center Room N-240.  This presentation will examine how the Access Services Department at the University of North Texas increased staff productivity by implementing a new staff development plan with staff involvement. Areas to be discussed include interactive department meetings, staff retreats and workflow streamlining. This presentation will also highlight how these areas led to the creation of new services. We would love to see all of you there!  

LSSIRT Receives Donation from COLT

Due to waning participation over the last five years, the Council on Library/Media Technicians (COLT) has recently become inactive.  ALA-APA and LSSIRT were recently notified that COLT had a provision in their by-laws that any existing monies would go to ALA.  Jackie Lakatos, former COLT President and former ex-officio member of the LSSIRT Board, provided LSSIRT President Kareen Turner with a check for $2708.70.  The funds will be used to further the mission of LSSIRT.  Read the complete article at this link:

LSSIRT Receives Donation from COLT (pdf file)

Sari Feldman, President-Elect of ALA

Read the complete Q&A responses from Sari at this link:

Sari Feldman (pdf file)

LSSC Continues to Deliver Graduates!

The LSSRC Program has certified 23 support staff since the 2013 Annual Conference and 28 new candidates have joined.  There are 75 graduates; 46 who completed courses and/or portfolios and 29 that utilized the LTA recognition program.  Core subsidies of $200 were awarded to 35 candidates.  Read more at the ALA-APA website: http://ala-apa.org/lssc/

 2014 PARALIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to LJ's 2014 Paralibrarian of the Year, Clancy Pool, St. John Branch of the Whitman County Rural Library District (Washington)­ 

 Read the full article about Clancy in Library Journal online