NEO-RLS News-October 5, 2022

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A Note From the Executive Director

The cool temperatures and changing leaves mean it is that time of year again… NEO-RLS Letters of Intent (LOI) will be going out this week! The LOI is the primary document used to plan the NEO-RLS budget for the next fiscal year. Emailed out each year in October, the LOI includes information regarding membership dues and fees for various services such as Technology Kits, CE events, and consulting. We ask that each library state their “intent” regarding their NEO-RLS membership by returning their LOI by December 31st. We use the number of returned LOI to more confidently plan programs and services for the coming year. We appreciate the ongoing support of Northeast Ohio libraries and look forward to planning meaningful opportunities and providing valuable resources in service to our members in 2023-2024.

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.

NEO-RLS Announcements

Call for Poster Sessions
The deadline for poster submissions is quickly approaching! Complete the Submission Form by October 17th to guarantee your spot. Whether you have completed a project, are in the process of a project, or are just beginning the planning phase, you can present your efforts and achievements in a poster session during the 2022 Technology Conference: The IT Factor. Poster sessions are a great way to promote your work, inspire other library staff, and boost your resume! Click this link for more information.
Summer Reading Committees
Do you have ideas about summer reading that you would like to share with your colleagues?  Would you like to assist with the content and the structure of NEO-RLS's 2023 Summer Reading Workshops?  Then we want you!  Please email Melissa Lattanzi if you are interested in serving on the Children's, Teen, or Adult Summer Reading Committees.  The meeting will be held virtually in November.  Please contact Melissa by October 19th.

Networking November

From the State Library of Ohio

Last call! Are you someone who has strong opinions about the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s summer reading artwork, or the theme and slogan?  Do you always have loads of program ideas to share?  Maybe you are fluent in Spanish or are passionate about summer meals, reaching and representing everyone in your community, or working with schools.  Do you have a brain for statistics, or a flair for social media?
Latinx in Kidlit Book Festival
A virtual celebration of Latinx KidLit authors, illustrators, and books!
October 13-14
Watch the Latinx KidLit Book Festival streamed live (for free) on the festival’s YouTube channel. YouTube links can also be found on each individual event’s listing on the Festival’s schedule page.
Save the date for ODNFest 2022! Our free, day-long event is the place to discuss and share all things digital collections in Ohio. 

Agenda and program information will be added to our event site, and you can register here. 

October 11th, 9:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

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DEI for Youth Services

100th Year Celebration

Fairport Harbor Public Library Celebrates 100 years with Centennial Reception  

Fairport Harbor Public Library celebrated its 100th anniversary with a reception for current and former library staff and trustees, neighbors, members of the Friends of the Library, and local dignitaries on Saturday, September 17.    The library also celebrated with cookies for all visitors during a patron appreciation day on Tuesday, September 13. 

Saturday’s event included speakers Kara Cervelli, FHPL Director, and Pamela Lausin, FHPL Board of Trustees President.  Proclamations and resolutions were presented to the Library by Ohio State Representative, Daniel P. Troy,  Ohio State Senator, Kenny Yuko,  and Lake County Commissioner, John Plecnik.    

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Newsletter - NEO-RLS News-October 5, 2022