NEO-RLS News-January 18, 2023

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A Note From the Executive Director

One of my goals for the first half of 2023 is to prioritize library visits. NEO-RLS uses the invaluable feedback and suggestions gained at these visits to enhance our programs and services. Many of our continuing education topics, consulting services, and other offerings have stemmed from discussions with library directors and staff about challenges the library is facing, goals the library is hoping to achieve, and training opportunities staff would like to have access to. 
I would love the opportunity to meet with staff at your library to discuss how NEO-RLS can support them and also give them an opportunity to tell me how we can improve going forward. Whether it is a staff day, a monthly staff meeting, or just an informal discussion with staff on the floor, I can customize the visit to fit your library's needs. 
If you are interested in scheduling a visit at your library, please reach out to me at
Have a great day!

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.

ATTN: Academic Libraries

NEO-RLS Announcements

Please return your Letter of Intent if you have not already done so. The Letter is critical to our budgeting process.  Please email Ragan Snead if you need a new copy of your Letter of Intent. Thanks for your assistance!

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.

It's All About Outreach

From the State Library

Luli and the Language of Tea by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Hyewon Yum (Neal Porter Books, 2022, ISBN 9780823446148), has been named the eighth annual Floyd’s Pick Book Award winner, awarded by the Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) Advisory Council in memory of children’s literature expert, advocate, and librarian Floyd Dickman.
The next Teen Think Tank Virtual Hangout will be Friday, February 24 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. Networking, brainstorming, lightning talks, and sessions on Collaborative Readers Advisory and Homeschool Programs for Teens.
The ALA Youth Media Awards will be announced during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience on Monday, January 30. For all of us who can’t be in New Orleans that day, there will be a livestream starting at 9:00 am ET at this link:

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Scholarship Opportunity

Submissions for the REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking Scholarship are now being accepted through March 15, 2023. The scholarship will apply to this coming academic school year, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.

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Newsletter - NEO-RLS News-January 18, 2023