NEO-RLS News-December 21, 2022

Enjoy the Holidays!

A Note From the Chair of the Search Committee

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce that Christine Vinion has been selected as the next Fiscal Officer of NEO-RLS. Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Youngstown State and brings with her a wealth of experience from twelve years in both the public and private finance sectors, most recently as the Fiscal Officer of McKinley Memorial Library.

Along with her financial expertise, Christine has also been an avid user and supporter of NEO-RLS services. The Search Committee particularly noted Christine’s passion and desire to use her knowledge and skills to help libraries of all types grow in serving their communities. In addition to her finance experience, she also holds a degree in interior merchandising, and outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, “(although one is a teenager, so it's sometimes less enjoyable,)” and two dogs.  

Christine will be officially appointed and begin as Fiscal Officer at the January 17, 2023 Board meeting. Please join me in welcoming Christine to the NEO-RLS team! 

CJ Lynce

Distribute and Share CE @ a Glance

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.

Newly Added Continuing Education

Customer Service Academy

New Supervisors' Academy-Registration Coming Soon!
Mark Your Calendar-Starts Thursday, 2/23/23


Hybrid Programming

NEO-RLS Announcements

REMINDER: Letters of Intent
Thank you to all of those who have returned your 2023-2024 Letter of Intent! We ask that LOI are returned by December 31st, 2022 so that we can begin planning our budget for the next fiscal year. We appreciate your support!
We Need You!
Do you have a successful Adult Program that you would like to share with your peers?  Come be part of Adult SRP: All Together Now Palooza on February 21, 2023.  Contact Melissa Lattanzi if you are interested sharing your idea at the palooza.
Viewing Archived Webinars
We were just made aware that Dropbox has changed their viewing limitations from 60 minutes to 30 minutes. If you are having issues viewing the webinar in its entirety, we recommend downloading the file to your device.

ATTN: Children's Library Staff

State Library of Ohio

The State Library of Ohio and OhioNet are pleased to announce ILEAD Ohio is back in 2023. ILEAD Ohio helps develop present and future Ohio library leaders, no matter their position or title, through a team-based, problem-solving project. The goal of ILEAD Ohio is to support participants in addressing professional and/or community needs through the exploration and application of innovative communication, technology, and collaborative tools and skills.
The State Library of Ohio Board awarded $217,790 in LSTA Competitive Grants to one university, one school, and six public libraries.  Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding for the grants awarded at their December meeting is from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Ashland University Archer Library, Kingsville Public Library, and Van Wert Middle School were awarded Ohio LSTA STEM/STEAM Grants.
The 2022 Ohio Summer Library Program report is now available!

Ohio public libraries and their communities embraced summer programming with renewed enthusiasm in 2022. Easing of pandemic restrictions and a fun, inspiring theme made summer more joyful and exciting for many. Summer library program (SLP) participation has been trending upward statewide, and overall program and event attendance rose significantly from 2021. Library staff and patrons alike deeply appreciated the widespread return to in-person indoor programming. Notably, many librarians reported a welcome sense of getting “back to normal.”

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ATTN: Adult Services


The ALSC Professional Recognition and Scholarships Committee is currently accepting online nominations for the 2023 Distinguished Service Award
This award honors an individual member of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) who has made significant contributions to, and an impact on, library service to children and/or ALSC.
2023 Penguin Young Reader Award 
The ALSC Professional Recognition and Scholarships Committee is currently accepting online nominations for the 2023 Penguin Young Readers Group Award. This award, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group and Random House Children's Books, provides a $600 stipend to up to four children's librarians to attend their first ALA Annual Conference.

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Newsletter - NEO-RLS News-December 21, 2022