NEO-RLS News-June 22, 2022

Using the NEO-RLS Salary Survey

“Salary benchmarking is such an important part of our overall compensation strategy. We annually review competitive benchmarks for our library jobs both within and without the library field. This allows us to make data driven decisions to maintain a compensation plan that provides internal and external equity. In the benchmark process it is critical to have accurate matches to attributes for key jobs. The NEO-RLS salary survey provides the best and most accurate match for library jobs in the state of Ohio and therefore has the valuable data we need.”
 Katrina Plourde, Human Resources Director for the Westerville Public Library

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A Note From the Continuing Education Coordinator

We recently launched our new Health Literacy Technology Kits and were excited to see an overall increase in kit reservations. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to utilize our technology kits so now we want to hear from you! Please take a moment before July 31st  to complete the NEO-RLS Circulating Technology Kits survey by clicking here.  This brief survey will give the NEO-RLS team valuable feedback on how we can better serve you and your community. Thank you!  Together we are maximizing library potential. 

Ragan Snead

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.  Information about the newly released 2022 Statewide Salary Survey is highlighted.

ATTN: All Staff

NEO-RLS Announcements

NEO-RLS Statewide Salary Survey Results Now Available
Thank you to everyone that participated in the second NEO-RLS comprehensive salary and benefits compensation study.  The results are now available!  Any library in the state of Ohio may purchase the results which are available in a printable pdf format and online via password access to CODA.  Cost of the results varies based on participation level and level of membership in one of the four state regional library systems (NEO-RLS, NORWELD, SERLS, SWON).  See our website for further details!
Only 9 more days to nominate someone for the Rising Star AwardShooting Star Award or Advocacy Award.  Deadline for nominations is June 30th.  Complete the online form on our website today! 


Where is the Jobline?

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

ATTN: Reference Staff

From the State Library of Ohio

CSLP recently learned that on one occasion, the experience in the 2022 Manual entitled "Hold My Water: Water Pods and Water Bottles" [on pp. 202-204] led to a number of children becoming sick after they ingested the water pods.  REMOVE THE HOLD MY WATER: WATER PODS AND WATER BOTTLES EXPERIMENT FROM YOUR MANUAL.
CSLP would also like to share with you their safety disclaimer and waiver of liability:
CSLP's Safety Disclaimer and Waiver of Liability:
We find our reading activities and science experiments fun. At the same time, we suggest that children always have adult supervision and take proper safety precautions when performing reading activities and science experiments.

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Vendor Spotlight

We would like to highlight LOTE as our participating vendor this week.
The outline of the discount for NEO-RLS members is as follows:  For more information, contact Debbie Blair.


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