NEO-RLS News-November 23, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!


A warm welcome to the Cuyahoga County Public Library as a new Gold Member for 2020-2021 and to the North Canton Public Library as a new Silver Member for 2021-2022.  Thank you!

A Note from the Executive Director

Last week I mentioned that we always follow up on the continuing education ideas we receive but it sometimes takes time to find the right presenter and to coordinate scheduling.  In the evaluations (which I always read) of the annual Membership and Appreciation Meeting held last Tuesday, a member suggested we let everyone know when we have ideas for which we are looking for presenters.  That way, if someone is interested in creating and presenting content, they can contact us.  What an excellent idea!  Here is our list of topics for which we are currently looking for someone to create and present content at some point during July – December 2021:
  • The Ins and Outs of Parliamentary Procedure
  • More on Virtual Programming
  • Failure and Innovation at the Institutional Level (this will be Part II of a two-part series with Failure and Innovation at the Individual Level as Part I)
  • Participate on a panel on Library Trends for the Future
  • Participate on a panel of Managers on Operating with Reduced Budgets
If you would like to create content for one of the above or be part of one of the panels, please contact me or Melissa Lattanzi.  If you have other ideas for webinars or workshops, you can find additional information on the website.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and stay well!  Together we are maximizing library potential. 

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.

Just in Case you Missed it

NEO-RLS Announcements

Update the Interests/Tracks Portion of Your NEO-RLS Member Profile
Thanks to a recommendation from the NEO-RLS Marketing/PR Committee, we have made some changes to our membership database in order to provide you with CE information tailored to your interests.  In order to take advantage of this, we need you to do the following:
As you consider ways to engage and develop your staff in light of pandemic restrictions, reduced budgets, etc., remember that NEO-RLS memberships can be pro-rated for the year.  Our extensive online learning opportunities provide optimal flexibility and combine with an extensive Archived Webinars Library to provide development content for everyone.  Contact Betsy Lantz if interested.

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Still Time to Network in 2020

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change

Now available for viewing at your desk or awkward workspace on your home base/dining table! The Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s own Meg Delaney and Amy Hartman have recorded a mid-pandemic version of their popular program from the Public Library Association conference in February 2020: We’re Doing WHAT?! Working Through Transitions and Institutional Change. Amy also created a 15-page summary of the Bridges’ text with a focus on its relevancy to libraries.

Here’s the recorded Working Through Transitions presentation (it’s about 52 minutes of pure edutainment!), and go here for just the slides.

Here’s the Gist:
Even in the best of times change is difficult, and libraries must continually change to stay relevant. The Toledo Lucas County Public Library used key points from William Bridges’ Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change (4th edition, 2016) as a means by which to lead the library system during a year of massive change in 2018-2019.  Click HERE to learn more.

What's New for 2021? Don't Miss the Book Buzz

Free Program

Recognition and Gratitude: Why It Matters to Our Customers, Community and Profession November 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
– William Arthur Ward
No doubt about it, this year has been a rollercoaster ride of emotional uncertainty and almost daily wonders of what might happen next with the pandemic, natural disasters and the effects on our personal and professional lives.

Through it all, a source of comfort and balance can be found in recognition and gratitude.

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Free to a Good Home

Warren-Trumbull County Public Library has several toner cartridges available.  Click this link to see what is available.  Contact Tony Romandetti if you are interested.
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