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A Note from the Executive Director

We have been asked multiple times over the past few years to provide programming on the development process and fundraising.  We are very happy to be partnering with Amy Wong, President, and Sara Lundenberger, Director, Nonprofit Counseling, of Dot Org Solutions, in order to bring you a series of five webinars about the art of fundraising.  Amy and Sara strongly believe that the work done by nonprofits in our communities, makes them better places to live, work and raise families.   As such, they are excited to team up with us to provide the libraries in our region with information on how to do more in terms of successful fundraising.  First up on October 26th is Attracting, Engaging and Retaining Donors.  On November 30th we will be working on Setting Your Fundraising Systems Up for Success.  We will ring in the New Year on January 19th by hearing about how you actually ask for money, turning that tricky and oftentimes, awkward request into a meaningful communication.  On February 16th, join us for Planned Giving Basics:  What is Planned Giving and Why it Should be a Part of Every Fundraising Program.  Lastly, on March 16th we will get tips on how to reach through the everyday noise and distractions in Developing Effective Marketing Strategies and Compelling Messages to Attract, Engage and Retain Donors.  Join us for one, join us for all five!  Whether you are a special library within a larger organization, a library without a foundation, a library with a foundation, or a library routinely partnering with your organization’s development team, there will be information presented that will help you elevate your fundraising efforts.  Enjoy your week!  Together we are maximizing library potential.

Betsy Lantz

CE to Print and Share

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

Don't Miss Lindsay

Where is the Jobline?

Check out the job postings at the new Jobline location on the website under Services.

Good Hiring Practices

Learn how to ask great questions & read basic body language signals
Thursday, September 16th

Good hiring practices will save your company time and money as you will be recruiting and hiring the right candidates. Your hiring managers will benefit from this program as it prepares them to seek out that great candidate and make sure they are a fit for your library.

Learning Objectives:
  • Practice steps and techniques to use in a behavioral based interview
  • Utilize questions to uncover past behaviors to predict future performance
  • Recognize basic understanding of how to read positive and negative body language candidates will demonstrate in an interview
  • Learn body language signals that communicate their communication style which will assist you in assessing their potential success in a position
Presenter:  Amy Shannon, President, Pinnacle Leadership Solutions, LLC, and a Partner in Your Partner in HR has specialized in Organizational Development, Human Resources and Training for over 25 years. 

Police in the Library

Free to a Good Home

FREE Book Discussion set – 12 copies of Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman" by Robert K. Massie. If interested, contact Debbie at  

FREE Book Ends - 33 assorted sizes and colors available.  If interested, contact Betsy Lantz

NEO-RLS Announcements

Information on CODA, the online reporting tool that accompanies the print version of the Statewide Salary Survey, is now available to all libraries that have purchased the Salary Survey.  CODA enables the creation of multi-cut reports, comparison to specific libraries and comparison to libraries in a more closely defined revenue range.  Information including login and instructions were sent to libraries on Tuesday, August 17th.  Please contact the NEO-RLS office if you did not receive the information, would like to purchase the Salary Survey, or have other questions.
We are still looking for a couple of volunteers to serve on the NEO-RLS Finance Committee.  If you are interested in thinking about membership dues and fees, discussing new revenue streams or just generally interested in NEO-RLS’s fiscal future, please contact Betsy Lantz by August 27th.

Do You Have A Union?

From the State Library

The State Library of Ohio and OhioNET are excited to announce the 3rd installment in the Critical Conversation Series. Sustainable Thinking: What the World Needs Now with Rebekkah Smith Aldrich.  The online event will be held September 8 at 2 p.m. and a recording will be shared with those who cannot attend live. The presentation is geared toward Ohio library staff of all levels and working at all library types.
Register for: What About Me? The Patient Perspective in Evidence-based Practice and Shared Decision Making
Calling all health consumers! Did you know that web-based health information may not be of good quality and could mislead your decisions about health? That’s where the Fuld Institute for EBP in The Ohio State University College of Nursing comes in. 
The Ohio Association of Foodbanks and The Center for Community Solutions are collaborating to collect online survey responses from Ohio families and households related to the pandemic, how it impacted them, and what federal recovery may have helped them.
They would greatly appreciate your help sharing their “What has Helped During the Pandemic?” survey widely.

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