Monday, July 13, 2009

OLSSI: Final Call!

In the time OLSSI has been around, the economy has never been worse, and funds for libraries has probably never been so tight. While it’s not uncommon for a professional conference to end up costing $1500 or $2000 with hotel rooms, meals, etc., we still think our conference/retreat is bargain at $225.00.

Here is short list of four additions to the 2009 Ohio Library Support Staff Institute:
  1. We are proud to announce that our keynote speaker will be Jason Thomas, Sergeant USMC, retired. This brief note cannot do the man justice. Mr. Thomas received a number of awards for his search and rescue efforts at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He would become a subject of the Oliver Stone film, World Trade Center, and he and his family would appear on a special two-hour episode of the television show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” For more information, please visit:
  2. Another addition to OLSSI’s Sunday night festivities will be James A. Willis, author of the book Weird Ohio. Mr. Willis will give a presentation of the equipment he uses with his paranormal research and investigation team, the Ghosts of Ohio. He’ll then take all interested outside for ghost tour of the Denison campus! From their site
  3. Also opening night, the OLSSI Super Spectacular Costume Contest! With the “Meet & Greet” reception at 5:00 PM, and dinner and opening ceremonies at 6:00 PM, there’ll be plenty of time to show your Super-Self! So come dressed as your favorite superhero, villain, or one of your own making! The winner will get the Superhero Prize Pack, which includes: The Pulitzer Prize winning book – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon, all four Superman movies starring Christopher Reeve on DVD, a Spider-Man fleece blanket, and the Marvel Comic Book Library – 100 digital comic books on CD-ROM, all in a star-spangled Captain America tub! So, Mask Up! For photos, go to:
  4. And finally, while we’ll be handing out giveaways Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, nothing beats a Grand Prize! After our final presentation on Tuesday, we’ll be giving away a weekend getaway to The Inn & Spa at Honey Run!

Your two-night stay in the Main Lodge can actually be any time of the week you choose! The Inn at HoneyRun is nestled on 70 acres in the heart of the Ohio Amish Country in Holmes County, between Millersburg and Berlin, Ohio. For photos and more information, go to:

Registration closes Wednesday, July 15th. You can contact Secretary/Treasurer Tanya Ellenburg-Kimmet for your all your registration needs:

Fax: 937-775-2356
Email: tanya.kimmet at

OR -- U.S. Mail:
Tanya Kimmet, OLSSI Secretary/Treasurer
Digital Services
Wright State University
3640 Col Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH

Email/Fax the registration form even if payment will be delayed past July 15th so we can reserve a spot for you! For classes, instructors, FAQ, and more, go to:

Posted on behalf of Michael Bradshaw, Chairperson OLSSI

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