NEO-RLS News-November 9, 2022

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A Note From the Executive Director

NEO-RLS will be going remote, officially, in December. Our staff will be busily packing and prepping for the move to remote work over the next couple of weeks.  Although this is a big change for us, we plan to maintain the high level of service that our members have come to expect. Going remote will not only strengthen our organization financially, but we view this as an opportunity to connect with our members and each other in new ways. One of my favorite parts of working for NEO-RLS is going out to libraries around the region whether that is for consulting, a CE event, or just to visit. My hope is that this move to remote work will provide our staff with the flexibility to be visible in the region more often. As a team, we will maintain collaboration with each other by meeting regularly in-person and utilizing Microsoft Teams. 
While our staff will be working remotely, we will still retain a small office and storage space at Geauga County Public Library’s Administrative Center so be on the lookout for a new mailing address and phone number for NEO-RLS in the coming weeks.
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.  The newly created Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources page is highlighted.

Networking Opportunities

Where is the Jobline?

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

NEO-RLS Announcement

2022-2023 NEO-RLS Letters of Intent Are Due December 31, 2021
If you haven’t returned your 2023-2024 Letter of Intent, please plan to do so by December 31, 2021.  We are already starting to create our 2023-2024 budget and your Letters of Intent are instrumental to that process.  Thank you to the libraries that have already responded.  If you have a question or need your Letter of Intent resent, please contact Ragan Snead.  

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From the State Library of Ohio

The Collaborative Summer Library Program’Inclusion Committee is proud to announce their 2022 annual online training session, “Cultivating Affirmation and Belonging for LGBTQIA+ Youth.” This webinar is on Tuesday, November 22 at 2:00 pm EST. Registration will open on Monday, November 14, 2022, at, and the webinar will be recorded & posted. LJ Movers & Shakers Call for Nominations
The editors of Library Journal need your help in identifying emerging talents in the library world—both great leaders and behind-the-scenes contributors who are providing inspiration and model programs for others. LJ’s 21st annual round of Movers & Shakers will profile up-and-coming individuals from around the world who are innovative, creative, making a difference fighting against censorship, and helping improve their workplace. 
Libraries continue to respond to the unparalleled challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic with innovative and creative solutions and an unwavering commitment to the values and principles of library service. The State Library understands these challenges and is here to help Ohio libraries develop and enhance programs and services to meet the needs of their communities. Ohio LSTA grants are an essential part of our service, and we encourage all types of libraries to submit proposals for Ohio LSTA Competitive Grants within the following four categories:  

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