UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS


Jan
17

Gadgets and Gizmos: Exploring Technology for Youth

Want to engage children with the latest technology but don’t know where to begin? In... Read More

Jan
18

The Accidental Trainer: How to Create & Teach Tech in Your Library

Getting more and more requests for tech classes with no time or skills to create them? In ... Read More

Jan
24

You check out WHAT?

Libraries are making headlines for circulating such non-traditional items as guitars, fish... Read More

Jan
24

ALAO/SWON Innovation Conversation: What We (don't) Talk About When We Talk About Diversity

ALA lists “diversity” as one of its 11 core values. Lately, the rhetoric aroun... Read More

Jan
25

Academic Library Directors Network

Academic library partners with a special library to benefit middle school, high school &nb... Read More

Feb
01

Teen Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock!

Teen Summer Reading Workshop is back and we will be holding it this year on Thursday, Febr... Read More

RECENT NEWS


NEO-RLS Proposed 2018-2019 Bylaws for Review by Membership

January 16, 2018
The 2018-2019 Bylaws of NEO-RLS are now open for 30 day review by the Membership.

NEO-RLS Hosts First Ohio RIPL Regional and Adds Academic Library Component

January 5, 2018
An LSTA Open Grant funds RIPL at 6th Annual Directors' Retreat in May, 2018.

Patrons Think Libraries Beneficial in Providing Health Information

January 4, 2018
Great blog post about how libraries can build health literacy in their patrons.

MISSION


To Empower the Northeast Ohio Library Community through High-Quality Staff Development and Dynamic Collaborative Opportunities

VISION


To be the Catalyst for Maximizing Library Potential

VALUES


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  • PROACTIVE

JOIN


NEO-RLS offers multiple opportunities for connecting with colleagues from multi-type libraries and from throughout the region.  Whether you are new to libraries or a seasoned professional, the ability to share and promote ideas and learn from each other is energizing, informative, and essential to success.  Connect with others through Continuing Education opportunities, our Chats, Networks, and Advisory Groups.  NEO-RLS can save your library thousands of dollars through our vendor discounts and save you time through use of our consulting services, circulating collections for Book Discussion Groups, videogames, STEAM e-kits, e-Tech Programs in a Box, and the various Traveling Tech Labs.

All libraries are automatically Geographic Members of NEO-RLS if they exist within our 22 county region but Gold, Silver, and Bronze dues-paying members are able to take advantage of the many opportunities and services for FREE or at a heavily discounted cost.

Join today by contacting us!  Memberships may be pro-rated at any point during the fiscal year.  Together we are maximizing library potential.
PUBLIC LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP
Public library membership in NEO-RLS for 2017-2018 is based on your library's total FTE and on minimum/maximum restrictions. For cost estimates specific to your library, please see our most recent list of membership costs for all Geographic member libraries.

GOLD Membership ($125/FTE) provides FREE continuing education and consulting for $100/hour with 4 FREE hours. 
SILVER Membership ($100/FTE) provides FREE webinars and archives and a 50% discount on all other continuing education and consulting at $125/hour.
BRONZE Membership ($75/FTE) provides FREE archived webinars and a 25% discount on all other continuing education and consulting at $150/hour.

SCHOOL, ACADEMIC, AND SPECIAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP
Academic, School and Special libraries can become GOLD Members for the flat rate fee of $250 per year.

Here is a list of current members.