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8.22.2019 - Serving Veterans in the Library
County: Veteran Americans are special people who have proudly served to protect and defend the United States of America.  Their significant contributions and experiences - all the result of skilled military training (tactical, moral/spiritual, . . .
8.22.2019 - Construction and Facilities Network Meeting
County: Geauga This session will be based on Geauga County Public Library's workplace safety program. This won't be a class on developing a program, but a discussion about how we, as libraries, are not exempt from following regulations. Topics will range from . . .
8.23.2019 - Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Training for Management [Featured Archive]
County: In this webinar we will: . . .
8.26.2019 - It's Not About Me! Handling Those Complaining Customers Without Taking It Personally [Featured Archive]
County: Presenter:  Andrew Sanderbeck . . .
8.30.2019 - Caring for the Mind [Featured Archive]
County: Objectives:  . . .
9.4.2019 - But I Saw it On the News
County: In the past several years, patrons have been paying more and more attention to U.S. civics and politics thanks to the constant news cycles focused on the White House. How do you answer their questions without crossing the line into opinion? This . . .
9.5.2019 - What Would You Do? Diversity and Harassment in the Workplace
County: Summit This highly interactive workshop will cover employer and employee responsibilities in an increasingly diverse workforce.  The group discussion-based training will allow participants to explore diversity and harassment from both personal and . . .
9.6.2019 - How to make Outlook and Calendar work for you! [Featured Archive]
County: How can Office 365 Outlook and Calendar make your life easier? Join us for a quick over view of the two App's and then follow us into some organization tips and tricks. These are tools that should be working for you! Let us guide you and build on . . .
9.6.2019 - Supervisors' Network Meeting
County: Summit It's always great when you have an opportunity to network with your peers.    The ability to share successes and find answers to your challenges can go a long way when working as a supervisor.  Based on input from our membership, . . .
9.9.2019 - RDA in Practice: Enrichment vs. Original Cataloging [Featured Archive]
County: Learning Objectives: . . .
9.10.2019 - Emergency Preparedness Plan Preparation
County: Cuyahoga Description: Developing emergency preparedness plans and training staff to respond accordingly to an emergency is growing in importance.  Emergency planning for libraries must grow beyond the protection of the libraries' collection.  The . . .
9.10.2019 - Girls Who Code
County: Please join the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System and Girls Who Code in growing our partnership to help launch FREE after-school Clubs! During the webinar, you'll learn all you need to know to start a 3rd-5th grade or 6th-12th grade Club. . . .
9.11.2019 - You Can Be the Expert-Tech Troubleshooting with Confidence 201
County: This advanced session will build out your tech troubleshooting tool box by exploring deeper or more subtle problems and discussing higher-level tech concepts that have an impact on users. At the end, you’ll learn how to continually increase . . .
9.12.2019 - Day for Circ Staff: It's All About Myers Briggs and Working as a Team
County: Mahoning The morning will start with Understanding Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type. . . .
9.13.2019 - Homework Help Centers [Featured Archive]
County: The author of the new book, Creating & Managing the Full-Service Homework Center (ALA, 2018), will share what you need to know about starting and running an after-school homework program in your library: everything from staffing to . . .
9.13.2019 - Fiscal Officers and Human Resources Network Meeting
County: Lake Join your peers for a lively discussion of the latest issues facing human resources and fiscal officers. . . .
9.16.2019 - Boys, Books and Libraries: Making the Connection [Featured Archive]
County: Boys and books, boys and reading, boys and libraries, these are sometimes complicated relationships. How do we welcome boys into our libraries, engage them in reading, and connect them with the books that can make them avid, lifelong readers? Hear . . .
9.17.2019 - NEO-RLS Annual Membership Meeting & Appreciation Breakfast
County: Summit Mark your calendars to attend the NEO-RLS 2019 Annual Membership Meeting & Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.  The Membership Meeting & Appreciation Breakfast are open to library administrators, trustees and . . .
9.18.2019 - Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking
County: Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking . . .
9.19.2019 - What's New in Storytime: A Youth Services Network Event
County: Summit Come to this workshop to hear new ideas for storytime that your colleagues will share.  . . .
9.20.2019 - Brainstorming and Innovation [Featured Archive]
County: Learning Objectives: . . .
9.23.2019 - Classroom Management Techniques [Featured Archive]
County: "Have you ever done a library program but things didn’t go as smoothly as you would have liked? Do you ever struggle to maintain control with a group of kids? Have you ever had an issue with behavior in your programs? Then join us for this . . .
9.24.2019 - Fast and Affordable Methods for Training Staff on Genealogy
County: Library staff are getting inundated with requests for help with genealogy. How can staffers get up to speed quickly on this topic?  The training program outlined in this presentation will provide the knowledge that they need. Librarian, author . . .
9.25.2019 - Work/Life Balance: Less is More
County: We hear about work-life balance all the time, but what does that really mean? How do you achieve it? . . .
9.26.2019 - Weeding 101
County: Weeding, the withdrawal of materials from a library’s collection, is a necessary process of collection development. Some library professionals, however, may find the task of weeding daunting. Why should we weed? How often should we weed? What . . .
9.26.2019 - Reducing Friction - Library User Experience on a Budget, Online and In Your Building
County: User experience is the study of how users interact with products, spaces, and websites, and it's increasingly being applied to libraries. In this webinar, we'll look at user experience principles and how to evaluate existing buildings and sites, . . .
9.27.2019 - They're Not Kids Anymore: Adult Learning Basics for Library Program Planners [Featured Archive]
County: In this webinar you will learn: . . .
9.27.2019 - Academic Library Directors' Networking Meeting
County: Summit Join your fellow academic library directors for a lively discussion.  Please send your discussion topic ideas to Aimee deChambeau.
10.8.2019 - ALICE Training: Active Shooter Response
County: Summit ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training instructor-led classes provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter . . .
10.9.2019 - Why SMART Goals
County: Summit Goals provide us with a sense of direction and motivate us to complete the task at hand. SMART Goals, by their definition, are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely and are a useful tool for a staff members’ performance . . .
10.10.2019 - It's a Manager/Supervisor's Job to Motivate Staff
County: Great things happen when people are motivated.  However,  we often think that everyone comes to the job already motivated or they should be as motivated as others around them. Either rarely happens and therefore, it is the . . .
10.17.2019 - Back to the Book XX: Focused on Diversity in Readers' Advisory
County: This is the 20th year for Back to the Book.  This year we will focus on Diversity in Readers’ Advisory.  Build your collections and open the minds of your patrons to new authors and ensure that your collections are welcoming to all . . .
10.18.2019 - Branch Manager's Network Meeting
County: Wayne Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with other branch managers within the region.  
 Light refreshments will be provided.
10.22.2019 - The Ohio Ethics Law: It's Everybody's Business!
County: This lively session will help public officials and employees in understanding how to identify and avoid acting on potential conflicts of interest.  It will also provide information regarding ethics prohibitions related to public contracts and . . .
10.24.2019 - Coping with Change
County: Summit Change has become a part of everyday working life, yet how those changes are managed on a personal basis and how our own personal attitudes to change are intrinsically linked is not always easy to understand.  This seminar teaches how to handle . . .
10.30.2019 - Adult Book Buzz with Penguin Random House
County: Join Amanda Fensch, Sales Manager with Penguin Random House, as she discusses the upcoming titles you need to know about.  These previews will help you know what books will be the hottest titles of the upcoming season and be prepared to answer . . .
10.30.2019 - IT Network
County: Trumbull 1st talk: Pineapple and Kali: A Match Made in Hacker Heaven: . . .
11.6.2019 - Kids and YA Book Buzz with Penguin Random House
County: Join Amanda Fensch, Sales Manager with Penguin Random House, as she discusses the upcoming kids and YA titles you need to know about.  These previews will help you know what books will be the hottest titles of the upcoming season and be prepared . . .
11.7.2019 - Final Day of the New Supervisors' Academy
County: Summit Thursday, November 7, 2019 . . .
11.8.2019 - Small Libraries Network
County: Ashland Here is an opportunity to talk with staff and management of small libraries.  Come and share your challenges and success stories.
11.12.2019 - Day for Circ Staff: It's All About Myers Briggs and Working as a Team
County: Cuyahoga The morning will start with Understanding Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type. . . .
11.13.2019 - Creating a Culture of Yes
County: The immortal Kurt Vonnegut said, "The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries." In this webinar, you can discover at least three ways to shift your library from good enough to unexpectedly amazing, and take . . .
11.14.2019 - Presenting 101
County: Summit Have you been asked to present a breakout session at a conference, a short presentation about the library, a webinar or even a workshop?  Then this workshop is for you. . . .
11.15.2019 - 2019 Hottest Tech Toys for the Holidays
County: It’s that time of year again!  It's the time that everyone begins their search to find the best toys for their loved one, friends, or even themselves.  Learn about the new emerging tech products that your patrons may likely want, have . . .
11.19.2019 - Facilitation Skills Workshop
County: Summit This workshop is designed to teach the skills necessary to facilitate group interactions to achieve a successful conversation or discussion of a topic.  Facilitation skills training will include the four essential functions of high quality . . .
11.20.2019 - The Unified Desk-Customer Service at Its Best
County: Can circulation staff and librarians coexist? Can you manage the fact that the public thinks ALL library staff are librarians?  Is it possible to exchange ego for an expanded library experience?  . . .
11.21.2019 - Teaching Better Behavior: Social-Emotional Learning in Library Programming
County: Social-emotional learning (SEL), despite having been around for a few decades now, is still mysterious to many people. In this webinar, we will demystify the jargon so you can learn the basics of social-emotional learning and how to incorporate them . . .
12.5.2019 - Unconscious Bias & Micro Messages
County: Summit This foundational workshop serves as a starting point for diversity and inclusion programming.  It explores the phenomena of unconscious bias and how professionals can minimize its effects on employee and customer/client relations. Participants . . .