NEO-RLS News-September 28, 2020

A Few Seats Remaining-Register if you can Participate Live-This will not be recorded

A Note from the Executive Director

I don’t know about you but I have found myself seeking increasingly more methods of self-care as the pandemic continues into the fall.  Even as a natural introvert, I am finding the sense of social isolation wearing.  The constant changes needed to adapt to everyday life and work have become a bit mind boggling and a distorted sense of time has left me feeling fatigued.  With all of that occurring, it is sometimes hard to cheerfully answer the same question over and over or not to grumble at one more demand that gets added into the day.  So, I was really happy to know that Erin Turner will be doing another webinar for us on November 19, 2020.  Her topic, Coping in a New World: How to continue to thrive and cope while providing public service” will help us think about how change impacts us, how we can keep ourselves safe and emotionally well during times of change and how to develop new techniques to support decreasing levels of worry and anxiety.  The goal is to help us take good care of ourselves while providing quality public service during COVID but I know I will take away tips and techniques to help me regardless of what I am doing.  I hope you will register today and join us!  Enjoy your 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.

New Vendor

We would like to welcome Gaylord Archival as our newest vendor.
They are offering a 20% discount off website pricing.
To see their products and services visit:

For more information, contact
Debbie Blair.

Paula Miller to Present

Strategic Leadership
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10 am

This Webinar will provide a brief overview of strategic leadership, provide you with tools to infuse strategic thinking into your library operations, and will discuss strategic leadership in a post-COVID library world..

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From the State Library

In an effort to be better and more culturally authentic, CSLP is forming a new Artwork Committee consisting of both State Representatives and frontline librarians who can evaluate and offer thoughtful criticism of sketches.
Committee makeup: 
8-12 members, both State Reps and frontline librarians
CSLP is looking for people to volunteer for the 2022 Artwork Committee...
Here’s a summary of upcoming CSLP themes, slogans, and artists:
2021: Theme is Animals. Slogan “Tails and Tales.” Artist is Salina Yoon.
2022: Theme is Oceanography. Slogan “Oceans of Possibility.” Artist is Sophie Blackall.
2023: Theme is Friendship and Kindness. Slogan “All Together Now.”  Artist is Frank Morrison.
2024: Theme is Adventure. Slogan to be determined in fall 2021. Artist is Juana Martinez-Neal.

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Meet the New Interim Director of the Kent State University iSchool

The College of Communication and Information at Kent State University proudly announced Dr. Meghan Harper, Ph.D., as Interim Director of the School of Information as of July 1. Harper previously served as the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program coordinator as well as the school library media concentration coordinator.

“Because I have had the pleasure of working directly with Dr. Harper on several initiatives over the years, I have seen her terrific leadership skills in action. What I appreciate most about Dr. Harper’s leadership approach is her commitment to the ethic of care. She builds strong relationships with and between students, faculty, staff and our programs, and we are all better as a result,” said Amy Reynolds, Dean of the College of Communication and Information.

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Project Management

From Other Sources

Just a reminder that a database with almost 100 online and distance-friendly programming ideas from library staff all over Ohio is available to you.  You can find it  here:
You can search for program ideas by type, target audience, and keywords.
Please share your programming successes!  You can find a submission form on the website, or you can go directly to the form.  Click here.
From ALAO:
Early Bird registration ends September 28.
The 2020 Academic Library Association of Ohio annual conference will take place online October 28-30 and consist of a selection of engaging workshops, live keynote sessions, pre-recorded presentations, and interactive poster sessions. As in years’ past, a pre-conference will kick off the event.
Register by September 28 on the conference website for early-bird pricing - only $25 for members and free for students!...

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