NEO-RLS News-April 6, 2022

Let's Celebrate!

A Note From the Fiscal Officer

Baker & Taylor has been a long-time vendor discount partner with
NEO-RLS. Many libraries take advantage of this discount through their NEO-RLS membership. Baker & Taylor provides discounts ranging between 5% - 45.5% through this program. This negotiated discounting allows libraries of all sizes to benefit. If a library spends $40,000 with Baker & Taylor, they could realize savings of around $16,000. One library was able to pay for their NEO-RLS dues with the savings from discounts. They then used this reasoning with Board members that questioned the value of their NEO-RLS membership. If you need help getting your discount set-up or have any questions, email The discount on Baker & Taylor’s page was recently updated due to changes.  Please see the page if you have not made note of the changes or received an email.

I know the vendor discount program has been important to many of our libraries. A great idea to come out of collaborating with our Marketing and PR Advisory Group is to create special editions of the Newsletter. One of these special editions will feature our vendor discount program. In the meantime, visit our vendor discount page to see more offers you might be missing out on! As always, your feedback is welcome. If you would like to see a vendor in our discount program, just email Debbie with your ideas. 

Debbie Blair

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.

Serving Immigrants

Spotlight On…

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

New-Ohio Sunshine Laws Webinar

Ohio Sunshine Laws
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 10 am

A one-hour virtual presentation given by the Ohio Auditor of State’s Chief Legal Counsel, Mary DeGenaro, on the Ohio Public Records Act and Open Meeting Act, as well as the importance of proper record retention.

Learning Objectives;
  • Provide understanding of Ohio’s Public Records Act
  • Provide understanding of Ohio’s Open Meetings Act
  • Provide understanding of Ohio’s Record Retention Laws

ATTN Catalogers

From the State Library

The final days of the statewide delivery service transition to Priority Dispatch will be here soon. We understand this has been difficult for you and your patrons and appreciate all efforts to make sure the new service starts off as smoothly as possible for all.   
We know most libraries have items in transit, and many have materials waiting for pickup. The State Library and OhioLINK are working to ensure all Ohio library materials safely depart STAT warehouses by April 15th.   
A couple spots are still open for the upcoming in-person Reimagining School Readiness workshop, Tuesday, April 12, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the State Library of Ohio in Columbus. This is an excellent FREE workshop that focuses on key aspects of child development: quality adult-child interactions, social skills, STEM / math and science learning, executive functions, stress, and growth mindset.
The Buckeye Children’s Book Award Council is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2022 Buckeye Children’s Book Award and the 2022 Buckeye Teen Book Award.  The following titles were chosen in an online nomination process by young readers across the state of Ohio.

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Where is the Jobline?

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

Here is What Happened in March


Last week the FCC announced that there will be a third filing window (“Window 3”) for the Emergency Connectivity Fund, which pays for internet access and laptops/tablets/Chromebooks (“Connected Devices”) for students, teachers, and library patrons with an unmet need. “Unmet need” means that the student, teacher, or library patron does not have their own computer and internet service at home that can be used for remote learning. Recently, OPLIN became aware of at least one library that was taken in by a scam that required that the library pay false invoices. Please be aware of the Webenvy solutions scam: more information can be found at:

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Save the Date: NOTSL Spring Meeting, Monday, June 6, 2022
The Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians’ virtual Spring meeting, A Dive into Data: Using Counter and Tableau, will be held on June 6, 2022 via Zoom. Our speakers will describe COUNTER and Tableau and discuss their use as tools in electronic resource management, acquisitions, collection development, and discovery.
For updates and more information about NOTSL, please see the NOTSL website.


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