SSCS One-Day Conference

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UW-Baraboo/Sauk County
1006 Connie Road

Baraboo, WI 53913

Registration is now OPEN! (or use the PDF)

Registration cost:  $60.00 for WLA Members
                              $100.00 for Non-WLA Members
                              $30.00 for Students

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This year's theme is Support Staff & Circulation Services Rock!

Presenting Keynote Speaker: Tracy Herold, Director of the Dane County Library Service.  Tracy will be speaking about leadership in the current library environment. Have you ever felt stuck?  Most of us have.  Let's talk about working in the state of "stuck," identifying your options, and uncovering your hidden abilities to change, learn and lead.


Call for Proposals ... due date April 6

Planning for the 2018 WLA Support Staff and Circulation Services (SSCS) One-Day Professional Development Conference is in full swing! The conference will be held Thursday, May 24th, 2018 on the picturesque campus of UW-Baraboo.

The conference planning committee is now accepting proposals and recommendations for presentations, panels and workshops. Suggested topics include but are not limited to: technology, managing difficult patrons, training student workers, bringing the library outside, community partnerships, bridging the generational divide, stress reducers, etc. What is it that makes your library shine? Successful presentations should be approximately 45 minutes, include 10-15 minutes of question and answer, showcase effective and innovative practices, and be applicable to many types of libraries.

Presenters should fill out the online registration form by Friday, April 6th, 2018. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by April 13th at the latest.

Please let me know if you have any questions. We're looking forward to an excellent conference--and your program ideas help make it that way!


Brendan Faherty, 2018 SSCS Chair

Click here to access the Online Program Proposal form.


2018 Paralibrarian of the Year Nominations are closed

The Wisconsin Library Association’s Support Staff and Circulation Services (SSCS) Paralibrarian of the Year Award recognizes the essential role of paralibrarians, including all library support staff who do not currently have an MLIS, in providing excellent library service in Wisconsin. This award places special emphasis on efforts to further the role of paralibrarians and library support staff in the library profession.

The SSCS Board is currently going through all nominations that were sent in, and they will contact and announce the award winner by April 30th.

The award winner will be profiled in the Support Staff and Circulation Services Section’s (SSCS) Support Lines newsletter. The winner will also receive complimentary registration to both the SSCS annual one-day conference and the WLA Annual Conference.

Hotel Accommodations

Best Western Baraboo Inn
725 W Pine Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 

Rates are $75/night (plus taxes) for two queen beds, includes a continental breakfast

Reservations can be made by calling 608.356.1100 and use reservation code 1313 or mention the WLA SSCS Conference.