NEO-RLS News-April 13, 2022

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A Note From the Continuing Education Coordinator

We are excited to announce that the construction series webinars are available for registration.  If you missed the first session last week, Building Projects 101: An Overview, you can click here to watch the archived webinar.  Attendees had this to say,” The presenter provided a great deal of useful information in a small amount of time. She explained things in simple terms and I appreciated that greatly.” Below are links to the remainder of the series.  Click here to listen to Wendy Tressler, Director of Capital Planning & Project Management, Columbus Metropolitan Library, give a brief overview of the entire series.
Trends in Library Design
Needs, Wants and Reality: Navigating Project Financing
Public Bidding and Requirements for Design Professionals and Construction
Library Renovations: Considerations and Case Studies
Furniture Evaluation and Selection in Public Libraries
We hope you will join us for the complete series.  Together we are maximizing library potential.

Melissa Lattanzi


Everyone that purchases the Salary Survey results receives FREE access to CODA in addition to the pdf.  Your online access to CODA is paid for by NEO-RLS and allows your organization to do the following: 
  • Have 24/7 access to the data from anywhere 
  • Reproduce the report data or create your own cuts, including composite cuts, to have the data the way you need it 
  • Ability to look at one job or a few jobs at one time 
  • Ability to age data 
  • Very importantly, you will have access to both last year's data and this year's data in CODA so that you can look at trends 
  • We are also looking at adding the ability to create Peer Groups so that libraries can create a custom Peer Group and then compare their data to that of the Peer Group
We are extending the deadline to April 22nd to ensure that as many libraries as possible are able to participate.  Enhance your access to wage and benefit data by participating today!

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.

Spotlight On…

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

NEO-RLS Announcements

2022 Directors' Retreat: Creating an Organizational Leadership Strategic Plan is now open for registration.  
The retreat will be on Thursday and Friday, July 28 - 29, 2022 at Punderson Manor Lodge & Conference Center.
Presenter:  Elaina Norlin is currently the Professional Development/DEI Coordinator for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries.  To date, she has delivered over 70 workshops, training sessions, presentations and institutes, both nationally and internationally, on marketing, web usability design, employee engagement, strategic planning, leadership coaching and conflict management. 
Mark your calendars for Tuesday,  October 25, 2022 for our new Technology Conference which will take the place of our Emerging Technology Symposium.  The conference is a partnership with OPLIN.  As we work to develop the conference we value your feedback.  Please take this brief survey  to let us know if you are interested in attending the Technology Conference and to assist us in designing this conference.

Still Seats Remaining

From the State Library

Gather at the Virtual Table: Community Conversations on Food and Librarianship
Thursday, May 12, 12:00 – 3:30 pm
All are welcome to join this free, interactive national event on how food and librarianship can (and do!) come together.
Dr. Nicole Peritore of the Public Health Education program at Augusta (GA) University and Dr. Noah Lenstra of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro have collaborated to create a Public Library Food Service Census, modeled on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Census.

The Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children announces the 2022 Ohio Early Childhood Conference, April 27-30. This year’s conference will be virtual and sessions will be recorded and made available on-demand to registrants through the month of May. The conference features 7 keynote speakers, including Jim Gill, and Dana Winters of the Fred Rogers Center, plus dozens of breakout sessions on all aspects of early childhood education.

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Connect with Your Peers

Where is the Jobline?

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


With the opening of the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Round 3 Form
471 filing window on April 28th, Lorrie Germann has scheduled workshops that will provide information regarding this new round of ECF and a step-by-step walk-through of the ECF Form 471 application.
In addition, she will discuss lessons learned from Rounds 1 and 2.
There are both AM and PM sessions that will hopefully accommodate most of you and the content covered will be appropriate for both school and library applicants. Each session should last approximately 2.5 hours.
To register, go to and click on "Click to Register" for your preferred date.

Society of Ohio Archivists

This May the Society of Ohio Archivists will return in person together again for our annual meeting! You are invited to join us on Friday, May 20 from 9am-4pm at the beautiful Columbus Metropolitan Main Library in downtown Columbus, Ohio, for a full day of presentations, networking, and an exciting plenary speaker. The theme of this year’s meeting is Archives & Sustainability.

Stay up-to-date on the latest details of the meeting by visiting the Annual Meeting conference page, and follow the conversation online at #soaam22.

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