OLSSI Registration


OLSSI 2010 - - FAQ  & General Info

Who: OLSSI 2010 – The Ohio Library Support Staff Institute

A conference for library assistants & support staff from all over Ohio and the surrounding area.   

Where: Baldwin-Wallace College, located in Berea, just outside of Cleveland in northeast Ohio.

When: July 25 – 27, 2010
Check-In is scheduled for 3:00 – 5:00 PM on Sunday, July 25th. 

Why: Because we think library support staff need and deserve the opportunity to learn new skills, hone old ones, and keep up with the latest library trends, while meeting other library staffers at the same time.

How: With the hard work of many library staff members, all volunteers!  

 * OLSSI dates:
Scholarship Contest: March 15 –April 23
Early Bird Registration ($200): April 1 – May 1
Regular Registration ($225): May 2 –July 6
OLSSI 2010: July 25 – 27, 2010


1. Lodging, Parking, Meals, and Classes

For ease of use, your stay at OLSSI 2010 will basically consist of two buildings separated by a parking lot:
Ernsthausen Residence Hall and Strosacker College Union.

 Lodging will be in Ernsthausen Residence Hall.  
    This is a newly renovated dorm, featuring new furniture, (geo-thermal) air-conditioning, one laundry area per floor, two vending areas, and an elevator.  The main “lodge room” lounge area features a two-story cathedral ceiling with a gas fireplace.  Pictures and more information are available here:

 Parking is right in front Ernsthausen Hall. 
On the other side of the parking lot is Strosacker College Union.
Strosacker will hold both our classes and meals! 

Our meals will be the Colony Room.  This is the restaurant & dining facility for the college’s faculty and staff.

All classes will be downstairs in the “Sandstone” Rooms 1, 2, and 3.
Sandstone 1: http://www.bw.edu/stulife/union/conf/meetfacilities/ss1/
Sandstone 2: http://www.bw.edu/stulife/union/conf/meetfacilities/ss2/
Sandstone 3: http://www.bw.edu/stulife/union/conf/meetfacilities/ss3/

A map of the COMPLETE Baldwin-Wallace campus is available here:


2.  Basic Schedule...

Sunday, July 25th
Check-In will be from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM in Ernsthausen Residence Hall,
171 East Center Street.  

5:00 – 6:00 PM will be a Meet & Greet with refreshments, also in Ernsthausen.

6:00 PM will be dinner.  Weather permitting, we’ll be having an outdoor BBQ/picnic outside of Strosacker College Union. 
If not, it will be in the Gridiron Café inside Strosacker.
   * We'll try to take our annual Group Photo here!

During or immediately after dinner, we will have our Opening Speakers, the creators of the “Save Ohio Libraries” campaign, website, & Facebook page: Amanda Knapp and Laura Solomon. 

After dinner we will have a variety of games and entertainment options back at Ernsthausen Hall, including White Elephant Bingo, and possibly Library Jeopardy. 

Monday, July 26th.
Breakfast, lunch and classes will be at Strosacker Hall.
Dinner will be on your own, so you can explore Berea!

Tuesday, July 27th.
Breakfast, lunch and classes will be at Strosacker Hall.
Check-Out will immediately follow the last class and Grand Prize giveaway, most likely from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.


Grand Prize !

The Grand Prize this year is an Amazon Kindle!
(and a $100 Amazon gift card, for e-books or anything you'd like at Amazon.com !