Tomorrow at our Membership and Appreciation Meeting
we will be honoring those of you who have worked to make the region’s libraries stronger by participating on the NEO-RLS Board, Board Committees, Advisory Groups, Summer Reading Committees, Network Group Facilitators, Hosting Libraries, and as Presenters. As a small organization with four staff, we couldn’t possibly do all that we do without the commitment and support of so many of you. We thank you and want you to know that our combined efforts really DO make a difference as is reflected in emails received and evaluations completed. In addition, we really do listen to our members and so many of our webinars and workshops reflect your suggestions. Sometimes it takes us a while to provide what you have asked for as we seek out the right presenter and coordinate schedules. But, we never put any suggestions aside. One such example is a program on Parliamentary Procedure which was suggested to us about a year ago and has been continually delayed due to scheduling and the pandemic. Another example is the idea for an extended course on professional writing for those working in libraries. I’m pleased to say that we have found an English faculty member to teach such a course and information regarding the 8 week class will be forthcoming. Other suggestions we are beginning to work on include a program for providing consumer health librarianship in the time of COVID and a webinar on employee office etiquette. We are fortunate to have so many engaged members with so many excellent ideas! If you have an idea for training and development, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Together we are maximizing library potential. Stay well and have a good week!