NEO-RLS News-September 14, 2020

Popular Presenter: Marti Peden

A Note from the Executive Director

Please consider this my personal invitation welcoming you to join us for our annual Membership and Appreciation Meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 10:45 – 12:45.  The meeting is open to everyone at no cost.  Although we can’t bring you breakfast virtually, the meeting will be held using a new software platform, the Remo Conference software, which will allow us to try out some fun, new features not available on Zoom.  Wendy Knapp, our State Librarian of Ohio, will be the Keynote speaker talking about her vision for the State Library.  We will fill you in on what NEO-RLS has accomplished in the past year and present our Rising Star, Shooting Star and Advocacy Award winners.  We will also honor everyone who helped to make the regional successful over the past year.  After a short break, we will hear from the leadership of many of Ohio’s library organizations around the theme, “Look to the Future: Next Steps after the Pandemic.”  The meeting will conclude with a networking opportunity focused on selected table topics.  Registration is now open.  We hope you will register, bring your mid-morning coffee and snack, and join us!  Have a great week and stay well!

Betsy Lantz

CE to Print and Share

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

Attention: Copy Catalogers

Respecting Authority: An Intro to Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers
Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 10 am - 12:30 pm

Subject cataloging gets a bad rap as fussy and hard to learn. While mastery takes time, there are smaller steps copy catalogers can take to expand their knowledge and improve the use of subject terms in their catalogs. This brief workshop will introduce you to some of the most common subject systems, rules, and principles with a focus on Library of Congress Subject Headings.

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New Tapas Learning

Nicki Petrone, Youth Services at the Shaker Heights Public Library, impressively taught herself iMovie during the pandemic and offers simple but effective tips and tricks to help enhance your story time.  Click HERE to view the video.

Don't Miss an Opportunity to Learn, Register Today!

From the State Library

The State Library is pleased to announce that the 2019 Public Library Survey data is now accessible via Libraries by the Numbers, an online tool to help Ohio public libraries create custom infographics to visualize data from their IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) Public Library Surveys...
Libraries have responded to unparalleled challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic with innovative and creative solutions and an unwavering commitment to the values and principles of library service. As our profession and institutions transcend change, the State Library of Ohio invites all types of libraries to submit proposals for Ohio LSTA Competitive Grants within the following four categories:..


September 10, 2020 – Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection. The collection makes freely accessible nearly 200,000 artifacts, including images, videos, letters, diaries, speeches, maps, diaries, and oral histories, from DPLA’s more than 4,000 partner institutions that document the contributions and experiences of Black women during the women’s suffrage movement as well as Black women’s activism from the 1850s to the 1960s

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Customer Service Academy

From Other Sources

Join SOA and the Ohio Local History Association for our joint fall meeting, October 1-3, 2020.
This is OLHA’s annual meeting with the addition of a SOA track on Thursday & Friday, serving as SOA’s fall conference. Come for SOA’s sessions or come for the entire conference! This year, registration covers the full conference including the keynote, “The Urgency of Now: Taking Risks to Serve Your Community” with Melanie AdamsAnacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution...
Seeing Editors: Metadata, Machine Learning, and the Shapes of Social Justice
Please join the NEH Division of Preservation and Access and the Serial and Government Publications Division at the Library of Congress for a very special event on September 15, 2020 1:00 to 2:45 PM ET.
Sponsored by the National Digital Newspaper Program, this panel discussion will present the efforts of a multi-disciplinary team to learn about the editors behind newspapers on Chronicling America. How do we locate the hidden labor of editors, especially in newspapers that fought for social justice?..

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