NEO-RLS News-July 6, 2020

2020 Virtual Emerging Technology Symposium the Month of September

A Note from the Executive Director, Betsy Lantz

We are now beginning our new fiscal year and, as such, it is the beginning of a new Board of Trustees with two members ending their terms.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jim Wilkins, Director, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, for his eleven years of service to NEO-RLS.  In addition to serving two terms as President, Jim participated for multiple years on the Finance Committee, the Bylaws/Policy Committee, the Audit Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee, serving as Chair of each at various times.  We will miss his perspective and insights, commitment, and wealth of historical institutional knowledge.  I would also like to thank Tracee Murphy, Director, Wellsville Carnegie Public Library.  Tracee has served on the Board for three years, participating on the Finance Committee.  During her tenure, Tracee has effectively represented our small libraries throughout the region and provided valuable insight with regard to dues and fees.   We are welcoming back Kris Carroll, Assistant Director, Geauga County Public Library (Zone 1 Library), Michelle Alleman, Director, McKinley Memorial Library (Zone 3 Library) and Leslie Cade, Director of Museum Archives, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingalls Library and Archives (Special Library).  In addition, we welcome three new Board members – Trent Ross, Deputy Director, Rocky River Public Library (Zone 1 Library), Melissa Mallinak, Director, Loudonville Public Library (Zone 4 Library) and Andrea Legg, Director, North Canton Public Library (Geographic Member Library) Thank you to everyone who dedicates time to NEO-RLS on behalf of the many and varied libraries in our 22 county region.  Together we are maximizing library potential!

Betsy Lantz

Connecting with Community and Families in Support of Youth

NEO-RLS Announcements

Leadership Opportunities –
Volunteers Wanted!

Getting involved in a NEO-RLS Board Committee is a great way to learn, network and have an impact on the libraries in the region ...
Awards Deadline September 30th
Do you deserve an award?  Do you know someone who does?  Along with the Rising Star Award which honors a library employee with no more than five years’ experience, we now have the NEW Shooting Star Award ...

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Many Online Opportunities in July and August

Instructional Design: Ideas and Techniques That You Can Begin Using Today
Brand Touchpoints: All the Staff & All the Stuff

Click the calendar to see all of our continuing education opportunities.

CE at a Glance is Back

Please take moment to share CE at a Glance with your staff.  There is something for everyone.

From Other Sources

Childhood Trauma in a Time of Crisis
For some children, home is not a safe place.  Take a deeper look at what some children might be experiencing in this time of crisis, how it might affect learning, how to recognize the signs of abuse, and how public libraries might best serve these children...
Advocacy Alert: Tell Congress They Can't Leave Libraries Behind
Libraries are being left behind in Congress's pandemic response. When libraries are left behind, our communities are left behind...
Free Webinar About a Winning Outreach Program for Your Library!
In this informative program you’ll learn about an exciting new partnership implemented by Operation Warm (a national non-profit) and public libraries all across the United States...

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Popular Webinar on Demand

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