NEO-RLS News-February 16 2021

Succession Planning

A Note from the Executive Director

As some of you may know, we were not able to begin a 2021 New Supervisor’s Academy or a 2021 Leadership Academy due to the pandemic.  Participants of the 2020 Academies will complete their programming during 2021.  However, we have had a variety of inquiries regarding both Academies and as a result, I want to reassure you that both will return in 2022.  In the meantime, if you or someone you work with is interested in completing some of the management professional development that we offer, here is a list of recommended webinar opportunities:

Best Practices in Performance Documentation
Course Correction: How to Guide Library Employees Back on Track
Highly Effective Meetings
I'm a Manager - Now What?
Making the Shift: Increasing Staff Engagement & Reducing Drama
Managing Change
Mastering Uncomfortable Conversations with Employees, Co-Workers, and Bosses
Movin' Up: Transitioning from Peer to Supervisor
We look forward to continuing our work with the 2020 Academy participants and to welcoming new classes for both Academies in 2022!  Thanks and have a safe and healthy week!
Betsy Lantz

CE to Print and Share

Don't forget about CE @ a Glance.  A simple one-page flyer to share with your staff.

NEO-RLS Announcements

NEO-RLS 2021 Statewide Salary Survey To Be Deployed in March
The NEO-RLS Statewide Salary Survey is a comprehensive compensation survey including salaries and benefits.  There is no fee to participate and we welcome all public, academic and special library participation.  The results of the Survey will be available in print and online beginning July 1, 2021. 
Two New Webinars Added for March

Tuesday, 3/9/2021
Single Story Bias
Wednesday, 3/24/2021
Introduction to Coded Language

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January Training

From the State Library

The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland has just published “Library Staff as Public Servants: A Field Guide for Preparing to Support Communities in Crisis.”
This 30-page field guide is the result of a project on reimagining youth services during crises, led by Mega Subramaniam at UMd and consultant Linda Braun, with input from over 130 public library workers. In the summer of 2020, the project team studied how public libraries are supporting their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and in a time of increased civic unrest resulting from the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and Dion Johnson.
Applications for Library Leadership Ohio 2021 are now open! Library Leadership Ohio 2021 will be held live, online on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons over the span of three weeks. The event, supported with federal LSTA funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, will be facilitated by OhioNET and the State Library of Ohio, with guidance from the LLO 2021 advisory committee.

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View Job Postings on the NEO-RLS website.  See the newest listings.

Support from the First Lady of the State of Ohio

The Tween Cooking Club at Rocky River Public Library meet via Zoom and prepared a recipe together.  This past month they made First Lady Fran DeWine's recipe, "Becky's Brownies," named after one of her daughters.  It's a super easy microwave recipe. They invited the First Lady to drop into their class to say hello.  She in turn created an entire cooking demonstration for the library.  In the video she also promoted Ohio's Imagination Library and encouraged youth to create and write their own cookbooks with their families like she has with hers.  Rocky River Public Library wanted to share this video with other libraries due to its success.  
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