NEO-RLS News-May 3, 2021

Presenting Online

A Note from the Executive Director

We are so happy to have had our Network Groups remain active and successful during the pandemic via Zoom.  Thank you to those of you that participated and those of you that facilitated Network meetings.  We are also always excited to start new Network Groups based on member interest and need.  Our newest Network Group is an outgrowth of the work of our Standing Board Committee for Multi-type Libraries.  The Multi-type Libraries Network Group will meet for the first time on Wednesday, June 23rd from 2:00-3:30 via Zoom and will focus on Collaboration.  The meeting will kick off with speakers talking about their partnerships with other libraries and other types of libraries.  Initiatives have included the Cleveland Law Library partnering with CLEVNET and with Cleveland Public Library, the Stark and Tuscarawas County Law Libraries collaborating with each on marketing their resources, and projects from the New York Public Library with a variety of collaborators.  Presentations will be followed by roundtable discussion about the issues confronting those working in archives, academic, special and school libraries.  Everyone is welcome and NEO-RLS Network Groups are free.  Register today!  We look forward to seeing you there and to the beginning of a rewarding new opportunity for the libraries in our region.  Together we are maximizing library potential.  Have a wonderful week!
Betsy Lantz

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NEO-RLS Announcements

NEO-RLS Begins Use of Content Warning for Sensitive Topics
In our continuing effort to help our members feel safe in webinars and workshops, NEO-RLS will begin using written Content Warnings on program descriptions as necessary.  The Content Warning will appear in blue at the top of the description and will indicate potentially sensitive content. 
One-on-One Management Coaching
NEO-RLS is continuing to offer one-on-one management coaching sessions on a trial basis.  If you are interested in improving your supervisory skills or know someone else that is, please contact Betsy Lantz to learn more about the service and to schedule a session.  Together we are maximizing library potential.
NEO-RLS Awards are Open for Nominations
Don’t forget that the nomination process for the NEO-RLS Awards is open all year long.  The deadline for nominations is June 30th.  Check out the website for more information.

Here is What Happened in April

From the State Library

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 designates $200 million in pandemic response funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The $200 million investment will provide critical funding to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs), located in every U.S. state and territory, with reach into local communities across the country. In Ohio, the State Library of Ohio will receive $4,547,789 in one-time federal ARPA funds through the IMLS Grants to States program. Once disbursed, the funds will need to be utilized by June 30, 2022.
This is a reminder that applications are now being accepted for public libraries to host a Guiding Ohio Online Technology Trainer.
The State Library’s Guiding Ohio Online  program, supported by 
federal LSTA funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, targets public libraries in Ohio that serve rural populations, in order to help Ohioans develop digital skills needed to fully participate in the digital age. 

The Collaborative Summer Library Program is happy to announce that the 2021 Tails & Tales PSA for public libraries is available in English and Spanish:
Full PSA English 
Full PSA Spanish 
If you want to add your own logo or text, editable PSA files can be found on the CSLP website "Additional Program Tools" tab, under the Manual Downloads dropdown. Here is the direct link.


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Employment Opportunities

See what's new!  View Job Postings on the NEO-RLS website. 

Other Professional Development

Registration is now open for OVGTSL 2021 Technical Services Today!  Hosted by The University of Akron, this year’s conference will be held online with Zoom services and support provided by Indiana University.
Join us for this two-day conference to learn about and discuss current and cutting edge developments in technical services librarianship today. 
Conference dates: June 3-4 2021
The Ohio Library Support Staff Institute (OLSSI) is moving our annual conference online this summer -- and once again, there is focused content for Library Support Staff at all levels.  
The online conference is free this year and will be held in alternating morning and afternoon segments, over the week of July 26th - 30th.  There is something for everyone and we hope to "see" you there! Registration will open on May 10th at
The State Library of Ohio is pleased to be working again with the Ohio Preservation Council (OPC) on a Special Collections Conservation Care class.  This professional development opportunity will take place virtually through pre-recorded talks that attendees will move through self-directed, between the dates of June 2nd and June 23rd.  The class is modeled after the previous in-person half-day class.

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