NEO-RLS News-September 21, 2022

Back to the Book is Back!

A Note From the Executive Director

We have some exciting webinars coming up in October that you don’t want to miss!  
On Wednesday, October 5th, Aryssa Damron, from the District of Columbia Public Library, will show you how your library can play an active, positive role in helping teen and young adult patrons navigate the process of applying to college with her program, Carving a Path from the Public Library to the College Classroom. This college prep program was highly requested by our Youth Services Advisory Group in 2022.  
Mastering the Search for Open Education Resources will be presented by Mandi Goodset, performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, as well as the Open Educational Resource & Copyright Advisor, at Cleveland State University, on Tuesday, October 11th. This session will provide guidance in how to find openly licensed and other free educational materials, as well as ideas for how to communicate with faculty, students, and other patrons about these materials. 
Whether you are a new to E-resources or just looking to brush up on your troubleshooting skills, Identifying the Most Common E-resource Access Issues: Why they happen and how to fix them, will cover libraries’ most commonly encountered e-resource access issues. This webinar will be held Thursday, October 13th and will be presented by Holly Talbott, electronic resources librarian at Kent State University, and Ashley Zmau, technical services librarian at Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine. 
Have a great day!

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.

Where is the Jobline?

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

ATTN: Teen Services

NEO-RLS Announcements

It’s almost October and that means we will be sending out our 2023-2024 (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024) Letters of Intent.  You should receive them via email between October 3rd and 7th.  Our fiscal year runs from July-June and as a result, we begin planning our budget in January.  We ask for your assistance with this by returning your Letter of Intent prior to December 31, 2022.  Your membership is important to us and to the libraries in our region.  Without you, we are unable to provide a robust schedule of continuing education opportunities and other services.  With you, we are maximizing library potential!  Thank you! 
As NEO-RLS transitions to a remote work environment, we will be selling furniture from our Hudson office. CLICK HERE to view available items. If your library is interested in purchasing any of the items listed, please contact Ragan Snead at 330-655-0531 ext. 101 or

Meet with Your Peers

From the State Library of Ohio

The IRS is requesting your help in sharing important outreach materials that can help homeless youth and former foster youth understand their tax benefits, rights and responsibilities.
Each year, an estimated 4.2 million youth and young adults experience homelessness. Children in foster care face multiple factors that increase their risk of homelessness, including the number of foster care placements, history of running away from placements and time spent in a group home.
 Building on the impactful conversations from our previous “Be the Change” presentations, Library Leadership Ohio invites you to join us on Thursday, October 13 at 2 p.m. EDT for the final live panel event in the series.   In June, attendees heard from Daniel Pink in “Beyond Resilience” and in August, they engaged in a hard-hitting and stirring conversation about Privacy, Advocacy and Intellectual Freedom John Chrastka and Alison Macrina.  
Click here to register for October 13 event.  
The State Library is hosting Part 2 of the Introduction to the Ohio Collection Analysis Initiative webinar series on September 27 at 3:30 p.m. (ET). This webinar will provide participants the opportunity to analyze their own collection data and receive live support. 
Join your colleagues participating in the Ohio Collection Analysis Initiative to explore resources, attend webinars and open office hours, and use tools to consider collections that empower children and young adult readers by respecting and appreciating what makes them different and the same.

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Featured Archived Webinars

Last week we held our Continuing Eduction Advisory Committee Meeting and some topics were brought up of which we have recordings in the Archived Webinar Library.  Below are two I am sure managers will find most useful.  Watch for more featured archived webinars. You may also search the Archived Webinar Library or utilize the Archive Webinar Bundles.

Best Practices in Performance Documentation
  • How to document performance
  • Scoring perils
  • ​How to deliver difficult performance evaluations
Highly Effective Meetings
  • How to prepare
  • Who to invite
  • Creating an Agenda
  • The Meeting Setup
  • Dealing with Problem Personalities in a Meeting
  • The Value of Disagreement
  • ​​The Importance of Action Steps and Minutes


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