NEO-RLS News-November 15, 2021

Thank You!

Thank you to all of our members that attended our
2021 Membership and Appreciation Meeting today, November 16th!  
If you were unable to attend, we invite you to view the archive of Nick Tanzi's presentation, "Altered Patron Expectations After a Year of Upheaval."

A Note from the Executive Director

The NEO-RLS Network Groups provide an opportunity to network with colleagues and discuss issues of interest to you.  It is easier than ever to participate as our meetings are now being held virtually.  Have you ever wondered who hospital libraries serve or what the people that work in them actually do?  On December 1st from 2:00-3:00 PM, Michelle Kraft, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Libraries, will talk about the roles of hospital librarians, their responses to the pandemic and the future of the profession.  Join us for the Special Libraries Network Meeting to find out more.  Following the talk there will be a roundtable discussion about the successes and challenges of working in a special library and how we can support our special library members.  The meeting is free and open to everyone.  Then, on December 8th from 3:30-4:30, join us for the Directors Network Meeting during which we will hear from Penny Neubauer, Director of Ashtabula County District Library.  Penny will share how she has effectively used the data from the NEO-RLS Statewide Salary Survey to make proposed changes.  This meeting is open to directors, human resources staff and fiscal officers.  Together we are maximizing library potential.  Thanks and have a wonderful 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.

Fundraising Success

NEO-RLS Announcements

2022-2023 NEO-RLS Letters of Intent Are Due December 31, 2021
If you haven’t returned your 2022-2023 Letter of Intent, please plan to do so by December 31, 2021.  We are already starting to create our 2022-2023 budget and your Letters of Intent are instrumental to that process.  Thank you to the libraries that have already responded.  If you have a question or need your Letter of Intent resent, please contact Betsy Lantz

Where is the Jobline?

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

From the State Library

Creating Anti-racist Book Club Programs for Youth - November 17 and 18, 9:30am-5pm
Register here
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity for a deep dive into book-based programming around anti-racism for youth in 1st-5th grade.  we are, which stands for working to extend anti-racist education, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides anti-racism training for children, families, and educators in North Carolina. 
Community Service Award
The State Library of Ohio has been awarded the Community Service Award by the American Council of the Blind of Ohio (ACB-Ohio). The award was presented to Tracy Grimm, Manager of Circulation and Special Services, at the 2021 ACB-Ohio Annual Convention. The Community Service Award recognizes efforts to enhance the lives of Ohioans with vision impairment or low vision.  The ACB-Ohio Awards Committee expressed their appreciation with the following statement.
The ALSC Professional Recognition and Scholarships Committee is currently accepting online nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Service Award!
This award honors an individual member of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) who has made significant contributions to, and an impact on, library service to children and/or ALSC.

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NEO-RLS Office Closed

Call for Proposals

OLC Technical Services Retreat 2022
OLC's Technical Services Action Council is calling for proposals for their 2022 Retreat, which will be held at the Nationwide Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Dr S, Lewis Center, OH 43035, April 13-14, 2022.

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