NEO-RLS News-December 13, 2021

What Our Members Are Saying

"I really thought it was one of the best such workshops I've attended to date. Great presenter and good sense of timing and pace. Loved having the short videos to view in between speaker's presentation."

Children's Summer Reading Program

A Note from the Continuing Education Coordinator

There are oceans of possibilities for the NEO-RLS summer reading programs. We had originally planned to host these events in-person. However, with the uptick in cases, the new variant, and reduced space capacity, we feel we can serve more participants if we continue to host these programs virtually. That being said, we have quite a lineup for you. Starting with the Children’s Summer Reading Program on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 10:00am – 3:30pm we will share ideas for indoor, outdoor and virtual programs, incorporate STEAM, discuss partnerships, see crafts, and more. We will continue the possibilities on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 10:00am – 3:00pm with the Teen Summer Reading Program, consisting of a session on getting to know your teens, escape rooms, mystery boxes, and treasure hunts. Not to mention, RPG‘s and D&D plus a bonus rapid-fire brainstorm of program ideas. Lastly, the Adult Summer Reading Program will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 10:00am – 3:00pm where you can take part in a virtual adult programming palooza which will include information on subscription boxes, community engagement, and other programs. There will also be a lively discussion of potential speakers, partnerships, prizes, and more. We hope you will join us for these interactive summer reading experiences. There are oceans of possibilities and together we are maximizing library potential.

Melissa Lattanzi

CE to Print and Share

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

Here is What Happened in November

NEO-RLS Announcement

Registration Deadline Extended for the 2022 NEO-RLS Staff Development Week
We are extending the deadline for libraries to register for the 2022 Staff Development Week.  Please let Melissa Lattanzi know by Friday, January 7th if your library is interested in participating.  Full program information will be posted by next week.  There will be a per person cost for the entire library staff to attend this year’s Staff Development Week - $10 per person for Gold Members, $25 per person for Silver Members, $37.50 per person for Bronze Members and $50 per person for Geographic Members.  We hope you will join us for “Staff Care is Community Care,” from January 24-28, 2022.
Setting the Record Straight
The note last week mistakenly said there were 6 libraries in Trumbull County, all members of NEO-RLS.  In reality, there are 7 libraries in Trumbull County, all of which are members! 
19 Days Left to Return Your 2022-2023 Letter of Intent by December 31st
Thank you to the majority of our members who have already returned their 2022-2023 Letter of Intent.  Please remember that the Letter of Intent is due by Friday, December 31st.  If you need your Letter of Intent re-sent, please contact Betsy Lantz.  Thanks for your support!  Together we are maximizing library potential.

Where is the Jobline?

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

2021 Employment Law Update


From the State Library

The Digital Public Library of America recently hosted a webinar discussing many of the ways that DPLA can be used for genealogy research. A great resource for librarians and patrons alike, you can find the recording online.

The latest Team Vittles podcast features Dr. Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and founder of Let’s Move in Libraries. Dr. Lenstra’s research focuses on how public libraries support health and wellness through programs and partnerships. Listed to the podcast here. Collection Development Grant
The State Library of Ohio recently announced an invitation to libraries to apply for a collection development grant to purchase books by Ohio authors and books recognized by Ohio-based book award programs. The Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors (COBAA) LSTA grant program is a unique opportunity to enrich library collections with books having an Ohio connection. The maximum grant award is $2,000 per eligible institution. 

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Closed for the Holidays

2022 NOTSL Scholarship

Applications for the 2022 Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL) Scholarships are now being accepted. Scholarship(s) will be awarded at the discretion of the NOTSL Scholarship Committee, not to exceed $3000, dependent upon need and number of applicants.  

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