NEO-RLS News-August 24, 2022

Technology Conference for Admin, IT Managers, and IT Staff

A Note From the Continuing Education Coordinator

It has been three years since we have held Back to the Book, our very popular readers' advisory program.  We are thrilled that we are finally able to have this event.  Please join us on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg for Back to the Book XXI: Booktalking, Bringing Readers Back into the Building Along with Feel Good Reads, and Horror Just in Time for Halloween.  In our twenty-first year for Back to the Book, our featured speaker will be well-known author and blogger Becky Spratford.  She will start the day with : Booktalking Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town, followed by Bringing Readers Back to the Building: Book Based In-Person Events Beyond Community Reads.  After lunch we will have some reading conversations.  Then Mary Olson, Medina County District Library and Katlin Booth, Cuyahoga County Public Library will share the feel good reads that everyone is craving.  We will end the day, if you dare, with Becky's expertise in the horror genre -  just in time for Halloween! If you are a frequent Back to the Book participant we welcome you back, if you have never attended now is the time.  For a more detailed description please click this event link.  

We hope to see you,


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 2021-2022 Annual Report is highlighted.

100th Member

We would like to welcome our newest member (and our 100th member overall), Euclid Public Library! 


NEO-RLS Announcement

Coming Soon!
Call for Poster Presentations
for the 2022 Technology Conference: The IT Factor 
Start brainstorming ideas for your poster presentation at our 2022 Technology Conference! We will be sharing more submission guidelines and deadlines in next week’s newsletter.  

Where is the Jobline?

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

From the State Library of Ohio

Please join us on August 25, 2022, for Privacy, Advocacy, and Intellectual Freedom–a vibrant discussion with John Chrastka (EveryLibrary) and Alison Macrina (Library Freedom Project). Through a dialogue-based presentation, attendees will encounter a variety of approaches to cope with and prepare for our current climate of book and program challenges facing libraries. This is the second installment of the  Be The Change series. The State Library of Ohio and OhioNet are collaborating to bring you the “Be the Change” online workshop series under the umbrella of Library Leadership Ohio (LLO). The series is open to Ohio library staff of all types and from all levels to grow their knowledge on a topic and explore how they can make change within their organization and the field at large.   The State Library of Ohio is seeking nominations for appointment to a five-year term on the State Library Board. The successful appointee will serve January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2027. Board members are eligible to serve two terms on the State Library Board.

The nominated candidate should have experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • As a board member or an employee of a public organization or institution.
  • As a board member or former employee of a school, public, academic or specialized library.
  • In the development of equal access to information for all Ohio residents.
  • Changing technologies and their impact on libraries.

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Need a Youth Program for April 2023?

My name is Marisha Sullivan and I've recently changed jobs to work as the Librarian for Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum in NE Ohio. I'm wanting to restart the organization's outreach work with public libraries, beginning with our very popular Tree Tale Tellers. This is a program for libraries in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties (though if you're just over the edge into a different one, I'll definitely take you too!). My volunteers come to your library around Arbor Day and present a special Story Time talking about the importance of plants and trees. All volunteers go through a training based on ECRR, are provided with high-quality materials selected by me, and nearly all have experience in daycares, schools, or libraries.

If you are interested in having a Tree Tale Teller visit your library during the month of April 2023 to celebrate plants and trees, please reach out to me at Spaces are quite limited during this relaunch, so act now! 

In-person Youth Event


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