NEONews July 9, 2019

Continuing Education to Print and Share

Don't miss an opportunity to share our one-page CE @ a Glance with your staff and colleagues

Time is Running out to Nominate

NEO-RLS is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Rising Star Award.  The award is presented to a library employee with no more than five years’ experience in libraries who has already had an impact on Northeast Ohio libraries.
Click HERE for more details.
​Send nominations to Betsy Lantz.
Deadline for nominations is end of day on Friday, July 19, 2019.
Selection of the recipient will be made by the State Librarian of Ohio with the award presented at the September 17, 2019 Membership Meeting and Appreciation Breakfast. 

Save the Date

Save the date for ODNFest, a day-long conference to be held at the State Library on Tuesday, October 15, 2019!
Modeled after DPLA’s own DPLAFest events, we’re planning a full day of updates, informational sessions, and discussions about Ohio’s digital collections and DPLA, including some exciting speakers we think you’ll love.
Open to all with a professional interest in DPLA and the Ohio Digital Network, whether or not your institution is currently contributing a collection to DPLA.
Stay tuned to our website or listserv for more details - registration and schedule information coming in early August.

Special Library Spotlight

This week we feature The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives.  
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives houses the most comprehensive collection of rock and roll archival materials in the world. The Library & Archives’ mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to these resources for scholars, educators, students, journalists, and music fans. The Library & Archives facility is located on the Metro Campus of Cuyahoga Community College and is free and open to everyone by appointment. Highlights of the collection include personal letters and postcards; handwritten lyrics and song manuscripts; contracts; concert photographs and personal snapshots; flyers, handbills, and posters; rare concert recordings and interviews; stage designs; fan club materials; magazines and scholarly journals; and nearly every book and academic dissertation ever written about rock and roll.
Don't miss your opportunity to hear from Andy Leach, Senior Director of Library & Archives at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as he tells you how he can assist your patrons.  Join us on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library to hear about this special library and many others along with a chance to network with other reference staff.

A Note from the Research and Innovation Coordinator

A little while back I was visiting a library and talking with the branch manager. We were discussing their programming and attendance. While this library had some amazing emerging tech at their library, they said one of the best attended and most rewarding programs was when they did their “unplugged” tech workshops. They would do coding programs where they would have to “code” their partner to do tasks using computational thinking skills. They would work to create moveable robots from everyday objects they had around them. These programs increased creative, out-of-the-box and critical thinking skills. In other words, it was less about the tools and more about developing a coding and maker mindset.

 On July 17th, we have a workshop that focuses on doing just that, “Developing a Maker Mindset: No Makerspace Required.” This workshop will provide you with techniques you can use to enhance the maker mindset and empower your patrons and staff. It will also show you how to use different strategies to teach your patrons on all levels, regardless of whether they have a strong tech background or no experience at all. Finally, you will discover the value of using the maker mindset, inside and outside of the maker space. I hope you will join us for this workshop on July 17th

Holly Klingler

No Time Like the Present to Register

Essentials of Copyright and Fair Use [Archive]
Time Management: Yours and Theirs
You Can Be the Expert-Tech Troubleshooting with Confidence 101
Cataloging is not neutral: improving equity and inclusion in resource description [Archive]
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten [Archive]
Developing a Maker Mindset: No Makerspace Required

What Libraries Can Learn from Other Organizations about Advocacy and Political Power
IT Network-Focused on Strategic Technology Planning to Improve Library Services
Highly Effective Meetings [Archive]
I Didn't Know You Did That! - Public Library Board Game Circulation [Archive]
Special Libraries Showcase: How they can help your Patrons

Providing Top Notch Health Information in the Library
Increase Library Usage Through Strategic Merchandising [Archive]
The Librarian as Candidate: How to Activate Voters and Constituents for Support [Archive]
Hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Your Library
If It's Broke, Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively [Archive]
The Library as Cause: Lessons from Winning Campaigns [Archive]
Rules and Benchmarks of the New Professional
3rd Face to Face Session - New Supervisors' Academy
Crafting Effective Messages: The Art and Science of Marketing Communications

Levy Webinar for All [Archive]
Day for Circ Staff: It's All About Myers Briggs and Working as a Team

How to make Outlook and Calendar work for you!
A Tale of Two Levies: A Case Study for Planning Your Library Levy
New Collection Management and Development Network and Workshop
Fortnite In The Library
Engage Your Learners: Presentations and Training with Accelerated Learning Techniques
Serving Veterans in the Library
Construction and Facilities Network Meeting
"But I saw it on the news!" : answering political questions without all the politics
What Would You Do? Diversity and Harassment in the Workplace
Supervisors' Network Meeting
Girls Who Code
Emergency Preparedness Plan Preparation
You Can Be the Expert-Tech Troubleshooting with Confidence 201
Day for Circ Staff: It's All About Myers Briggs and Working as a Team

Hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Your Library

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 From YOUR Desktop

In this webinar, you will learn the basics for holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in your library. Edit-a-thons are a great programming activity for adults, or an opportunity to partner with a local organization. The presenter will share what worked and what didn’t from two separate editing events.

Learning objectives:

  • Create/define a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
  • Prepare and plan for the event
  • Conduct and evaluate the event
Beth Owens is the Research & Scholarly Communications Librarian in the Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  In her role she liaises with several different departments within the museum, and serves as a personal librarian for graduate students enrolled in the Joint Program in Art History and Museum Studies with Case Western Reserve University. Beth has a BA in Art History from Northwestern University, and an MLIS from Kent State University.
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