NEO-RLS News-March 23, 2022

Windows 11 What You Need to Know

A Note From the Continuing Education Coordinator

Over the last several weeks we have added a lot of new people to our Network Group Discord servers and I thought this would be a great time to share a few tips and tricks for using Discord.  
#1 – How am I notified of new posts in my network’s Discord server? 
The best way to stay up-to-date on the happenings in your Discord server is to download the desktop app. You will receive a notification anytime a new post is made, an event is created, or a new member joins the server. Click here to download the app for Windows or Mac.  
#2 – How do I create a text channel? 
All members of our Discord servers are able to create new text channels. To create a text channel, click on the server's name at the top of the left-hand tool bar and in the dropdown, click “Create Channel”. You can name your text channel anything you like. Some examples of text channels that have been created so far are #programming, #stuff-that-worked, and #upcoming-events.  
#3 – Can I invite co-workers to join? 
If there are others in your library that would like to join a server that you are a member of, you can send them an invitation link. Click on the server's name at the top of the left-hand tool bar and in the dropdown, click “Invite People”. The link that is automatically generated expires after 7 days. If you would like to send an invitation link that does not expire, click “Edit invite link.” We ask that invitation links only be sent directly to co-workers and not published online to avoid spam accounts in the servers.  
If you are interested in joining a Special Interest Network Group, please contact me at Discord access is open to all NEO-RLS Gold, Silver, Bronze, Geographic, and Individual members. Together we are maximizing library potential.  
Have a great week! 

Post and Share Continuing Education Opportunities

CE @ a Glance is a simple one-page flyer to distribute to your staff.  You can print it, link it, or post it, please share it.

NEO-RLS Announcements

PeriscopeIQ, the company working with NEO-RLS on the 2022 Statewide Salary Survey, will be maintaining the survey data for 2021, 2022 and future years in the online system, CODA.  In doing so, the whole system becomes a powerful repository of data, analytics, trend analysis, etc.  Please consider inputting your data into the salary survey, regardless of whether or not you are interested in purchasing the results.  Doing so increases the significance of the information for all of our libraries.  Have questions?  Ask Betsy Lantz or Debbie Blair. Thank you!
Interested in running for one of our open NEO-RLS Board seats?  Nomination forms will be accessible beginning April 1st for an Academic Library representative, a Zone 1 (revenue of $17.5 M and up) representative and a Zone 5 (revenue up to $799,999) representative.  We would love to have you join us in maximizing the potential of the libraries in our region.
Many libraries are beginning or completing annual performance reviews.  This is the perfect time to acknowledge the stars in your library by nominating them for the Rising Star, Shooting Star or Advocacy Award. The nomination process is easy and online.  Nominations are due by June 30th.  Make sure that employees in our region are recognized for their creative and impactful services, programs and ideas by nominating someone today.  Winners will be honored at our annual Membership Meeting on November 16, 2022.

Spotlight On…

Visit our homepage feature, Spotlight On…, for more information on our newest offerings.  The new Archived Webinar Bundles are currently highlighted.

ATTN: Youth Services

From the State Library

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), in collaboration with the State Library of Ohio, continues to offer PPE at no charge to local libraries for their visitors and staff. The Ohio Department of Health purchased the PPE with federal CARES Act funds for the purpose of responding to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The State Library does not administer the survey or coordinate distribution of the PPE.
The Ohio State Fair partners with the State Library of Ohio to provide an incentive coupon to support Ohio public libraries’ summer library programs. To celebrate the return of the State Fair, this year’s coupon has increased value, and retains the increased eligibility introduced in 2019. In past years, the State Fair coupon was good for $4 off admission for ages 5-14. This year, the coupon is good for FREE admission for ages 5-18!
The State Library of Ohio recently announced that registration is now open for an in-person Reimaging School Readiness training on April 12.
Do you wonder what research really says about how to support school readiness? The is a suite of research-backed resources created for library staff to help families prepare children ages birth to 8 years for success in school and in life.

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Still Seats Remaining

Where is the Jobline?

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

Registration is open for the 2022 Technical Services Retreat

2022 Technical Services Retreat: Change. Adapt. Excel
The Technical Services Retreat will be held April 13-14 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in North Columbus. This two-day event draws technical services specialists from libraries and related organizations to learn, share, and network in a relaxed and productive campus environment. 
This event strikes the perfect balance between the big picture and focused, practical topics. The member fee is $190 (Non-member: $380). The agenda and session descriptions are available on the OLC website


 Starting this year, public library staff are welcome and encouraged to nominate their top library users. Please see OELMA’s letter, and check this Google folder for additional resources including social media images and a printable flyer to post in the library:   

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