NEO-RLS News-November 17, 2022

What are Members are Saying

"NEO-RLS is wonderfully supportive of our staff and our library. They are always there when we need them."

A Note From the Executive Director

For those that were unable to attend our Annual Membership Meeting & Appreciation Breakfast yesterday, I would like to use this space to again, thank the NEO-RLS staff, the Board of Trustees, Committee and Advisory Group members, presenters, and all participating NEO-RLS members for making last year a success for our organization. At the meeting yesterday, I was happy to highlight some of our accomplishments over the last year including an increase in staff development registrations, another successful salary survey, the launch of a new DEIA resources page, and ending the fiscal year adding over $26,000 to our carryover funds! Also, a special shout out to Wendy Knapp, State Librarian for providing an update from the State Library of Ohio and Teanna Weeks, NEO-RLS Board President for acting as our MC. We also had the opportunity to hear from Angela Hursh, Senior Engagement Consultant at NoveList, who presented on strengthening the library's position in the face of book challenges. With challenges becoming more prevalent in our region and around the country, Angela's presentation provided concrete steps to take in combating this issue. Lastly, I would like to congratulate our outstanding award winners for the amazing work they are doing at their libraries.
NEO-RLS Rising Star Award
Sarah Miller, Cataloging and Processing Assistant
Rocky River Public Library
NEO-RLS Shooting Star Award
Julia Shaheen, Manager, Literacy Services
Stark County District Library
NEO-RLS Advocacy Award
Sharon Fuchey, President, Friends of Rocky River Public Library &
Dr. MaryAnn Harris, Trustee, East Cleveland Public Library
Thank you all for your continued support. NEO-RLS could not provide all that we do, without 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.  The newly created Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources page is highlighted.

Where is the Jobline?

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

Rising and Shooting Stars

NEO-RLS Announcements

Teen and Adult Summer Reading Program Committees could benefit from a few more volunteers.  Please email Melissa Lattanzi if you are interested.  These meetings will be held virtually the adult meeting is Tuesday, November 29th at 10 am and the Teen meeting is Wednesday, November 30th at 1:30 pm. Did someone forward you this newsletter? Would you like to receive your own copy of the newsletter?  If so create an account here. Let us know if you need further assistance.

Advocacy Winners

From the State Library of Ohio

Ohio is one of six states piloting the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant-funded initiative Building Equity Based Summers Through Libraries & Communities (BEBS).
A reminder that applications for Building Equity Based Summers participation are due by Monday, November 21.
The November Ohio Youth Services meetup was held on Wednesday, November 16, 2:00-3:00 pm.
There was a special presentation and focused discussion about the 2023 CSLP All Together Now summer program theme and ideas for programming and decorations to receive a recording of this please contact Janet Ingraham Dwyer.
Cultivating Affirmation and Belonging for LGBTQIA+ Youth

Tuesday, November 22, 2:00 pm EST
This webinar will be presented by Amanda Erickson, Director of Education and Outreach at Kaleidoscope Youth Center right here in Columbus. 

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