NEO-RLS News-November 30, 2020

Award Winners

A Note from the Executive Director

NEO-RLS has a variety of circulating emerging technology kits for our libraries to borrow and use with staff and patrons.  In an effort to make certain we are addressing the interests of our members and maximizing the monies we spend on emerging technologies, the NEO-RLS Technology Committee has created a five question survey to ascertain current knowledge of our kits and future emerging technology needs and trends.  The Committee would like anyone interested in emerging technologies, anyone working with emerging technologies, anyone programming with emerging technologies, anyone paying for emerging technologies – in other words, almost everyone - to take a few minutes to answer our survey:  Your responses will help us shape future investment in our circulating emerging technology kits and offerings.  We thank you in advance for your time and input.  Have a great week and stay healthy!  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.

NEO-RLS Announcements

We were recently made aware that we are not allowed to record How to be an Effective Anti-Racist.  This is the policy of the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio and also helps to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of those engaged in the discussion.  Please do not register if you are unable to attend. Looking for Submissions of Summer Reading Tapas Learning
We plan to have a Tapas Learning page dedicated to summer reading.  If you have an idea or a program to share around summer reading, please contact Melissa Lattanzi.  This page will be for all ages:  children, teen and adult.

As Requested

REALM Project Update

The REALM project has published the results of the sixth round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for infectious COVID-19 virus on five materials commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, libraries, and museums. The virus was not detectable on brass or marble after two days. After six days, virus was not detected on glass, laminate, or powder-coated steel. Learn more:

In Case You Missed It

Libraries and Food During Covid Podcast

Team Vittles is a group of Librarians who spread the word about food initiatives and libraries across Ohio.  To that end, we recently recorded a podcast that can help libraries and other non-profits/municipal entities provide meals for kids during the pandemic.  The government has made it much easier to provide food via the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program(CACFP) which is very similar to what libraries do in the Summer Food Service Program(SFSP).  Eligibility has been increased so that over 99% of Ohio is now eligible for this program.  Listen to the podcast to see how your library or community partner can work with Children’s Hunger Alliance(CHA) to provide free meals to kids in your area. 

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