Programs

1.23.2019 - Rescheduled Cataloging is Not Neutral for 3/26/19
1.24.2019 - Employee Onboarding
Show your new employees that you’re excited that they’re joining your team! Nothing sours a new employee on their new job faster than a ho-hum onboarding experience.  . . .
1.31.2019 - Gadgets and Gizmos: Exploring Technology for Youth
Want to engage children with the latest technology but don’t know where to begin? Interested in using technology in your programming but you’re on a tight budget?   Join us for the third annual Gadgets and Gizmos webinar. This . . .
1.31.2019 - Construction and Facilities Network
Join your colleagues for a round table discussion about the latest issues affecting construction and facilities in libraries. Please send agenda items to Shawna Keringer.  . . .
2.5.2019 - Teen Summer Reading Program:
“A Universe of Stories” is the theme for this year’s summer reading program.  Come join your teen library colleagues for a program focused on teens and tweens.  In this workshop you will hear best practices in community . . .
2.6.2019 - Michigan Activity Pass: Your Library can Loan Passes Too!
The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) is a collaborative effort between Michigan’s public libraries and cultural partners including state parks, museums and a wide variety of other family friendly venues. Thanks to the MAP program Michigan’s . . .
2.8.2019 - Public Relations/Marketing Network
Library Marketing is evolving.  Targeted emailing is changing the way the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Marketing does business.  We are making data-driven decisions based on our customer’s check-out habits, and then sending them . . .
2.12.2019 - Advanced Cybersecurity and IT Network
The internet can be a scary place for you, but what about your users?  From ransomware and malware to data breaches you might think twice about letting them connect online. Learn the tips and tricks to keep data safe and get a good night’s . . .
2.13.2019 - What the Heck Happened? 2018 Employment Law Update: Part II
Join Scott Warrick as he reviews the most recent and most important employment law changes and updates.  Scott will not only inform you of these important changes, but he will use his over three decades of Employment Law/Human Resource . . .
2.20.2019 - Services for Immigrants (and your community) - Lessons Learned from Library Services for Immigrants and New Americans
In her book Library Services for Immigrants and New Americans, Jennifer Koerber reviewed programs and services provided by more than 20 libraries across the country. In this webinar, she'll share 5 case studies and highlight the best practices they . . .
2.21.2019 - Children's Summer Reading Program:
“A Universe of Stories” is the theme for this year’s summer reading program.  Come join your children’s library colleagues for a program focused on summer reading.  There will be something for everyone whether you . . .
2.26.2019 - Keeping It Weird: Cataloging the Library of Things
Libraries maintain collections of cake pans, bicycles, garden tools, musical instruments, equipment... you name it, somebody circulates it. This practical, interactive cataloging workshop will break down the areas of catalog records dedicated to . . .
2.27.2019 - I Didn't Know You Did That! - Public Library Board Game Circulation
Spend an agreeable hour learning how to write a board game circulation policy that aligns with your library’s mission and strategic plan, how to determine your audience, what type of games you should invest in, and the best places to purchase . . .
2.28.2019 - New Supervisors' Academy
The NEO-RLS New Supervisor's Academy is back by popular demand. . . .
3.1.2019 - Academic Library Directors' Networking Meeting
Join your fellow academic library directors for a lively discussion.  Please send your discussion topic ideas to Irene M.H. Herold. . . .
3.6.2019 - Human Trafficking 101
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3.7.2019 - Escape Rooms from Scratch
Design your own library escape room for children, teens, and adults! We’ll explain how we put together a Seuss-themed escape room using a Breakout EDU kit, props we had on hand, and our love for all things puzzling. We’ll highlight how to . . .
3.8.2019 - Fiscal Officers and Human Resources Network Meeting
Join your peers for a lively discussion of the latest issues facing human resources and fiscal officers. Please send any items to be discussed for the agenda by February 25, 2019 to Yvette Wasko or Debbie . . .
3.12.2019 - Difficult Conversations re: Corrective Action and Termination
Having a difficult conversation with an employee is a manager’s least favorite, yet extremely necessary, part of the job. Addressing performance issues head-on will not only save you and your organization time and energy, it could help a poor . . .
3.13.2019 - If It's Broke, Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively
If It’s Broke Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively . . .
3.14.2019 - Tools to Improve Your Workflow and Increase Productivity
Have you ever found a tool or service that made you go “AHA!”? Are there little gems that make your life so much easier that you wonder how you lived without them? This  informative webinar is filled with online (and free!) . . .
3.14.2019 - Readers' Advisory Network for Children and Teens: Trends, Tools, and Tricks
Join us to talk about readers’ advisory and the latest trends and popular titles in literature for youth of all ages. We will also discuss the ins and out of the readers’ advisory interview, tools available to help with readers’ . . .
3.20.2019 - Tweens...After School Behavior: To Battle or Engage?
Do you dread the after school crowd? Tired of shushing over and over and getting nowhere? Stuck in a rut in programming for your tweens? This webinar will help give you some ideas and information to help you with your tween crowd. . . .
3.21.2019 - Understanding Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment is one of the most popular and well-known personality assessments today, taken by 80% of Fortune 500 companies and 89% of Fortune 100 companies according to the CPP. It allows you to . . .
3.22.2019 - Book Discussion Circuit Meeting
This is a meeting you don’t want to miss if you want your opinion to be counted in choosing the titles to be added to the book discussion circuit.  Titles recommended for addition to the collection will be the main topic of the day. By the . . .
3.22.2019 - Branch Managers Network Meeting
Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with other branch managers within the region.  
 

 Light refreshments will be provided.

 

3.26.2019 - Cataloging is not neutral: improving equity and inclusion in resource description
Working toward equity and inclusion in library services is not just the responsibility of public-facing staff. As catalogers and other metadata professionals, viewing our controlled vocabularies and classification systems with a critical perspective . . .
3.28.2019 - Telling your story: Tips and tricks to engage your audience
Whether you regularly teach, train, or speak in front of others, we're always looking for new ways to connect and engage with our audience.  Learn how to apply acting, storytelling, and visual design techniques to help you prepare and . . .
4.2.2019 - What are they thinking? Teen behavior in Your Library
We work hard to plan services to attract teens, but there are times when teen behavior can make us stop to wonder what’s going on inside their head. Most people can see that teens are growing at a fast pace, but forget that their brains have . . .
4.4.2019 - Critical Conversations Conference: Mental Health Awareness: Libraries Create Safe Zones for Customers and Staff
“Mental Health Awareness:  Libraries Create Safe Zones for Customers and Staff” is the theme for the 2019 Critical Conversations Conference.  Speakers will focus on providing library staff with an overview of mental health . . .
4.9.2019 - Reference Network
Come to this network to share your successes and challenges.  In the past this group has setup field trips to visit other libraries and institutions.  Please send your ideas and topics to Jailynne Cronin from Warren Trumbull County . . .
4.10.2019 - Effective Workplace Communication for New Supervisors
Experts suggest that we are communicating in one way or another more than 90% of the time we are awake! Communication can be positive or negative, verbal, non-verbal or in writing.  Communicating effectively is a learned skill that requires . . .
4.12.2019 - New Supervisors Network Meeting
Being a new supervisor can be a daunting experience.  The ability to share successes and find answers to your challenges can go a long way toward making the transition a positive one.  Please join us for this self-directed group open to all . . .
4.16.2019 - Play Your Way to Literacy Through STEM and Musical Madness!
Don’t miss this two-day extravaganza of fun and learning for Youth Services staff! NORWELD and NEO-RLS are partnering to bring back Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen of Mother Goose On the Loose to lead the first day of this workshop. On day one, you . . .
4.18.2019 - Increase Library Usage Through Strategic Merchandising
There's a lot of science and psychology in the retail merchandising world that can benefit your library. In fact, it can not only invigorate and improve your everyday displays and signage, it can also increase your usage statistics. Trying it doesn't . . .
4.30.2019 - Myers Briggs Communication
An ideal complement to the introductory workshop, “Understanding Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type,” this workshop will focus specifically on how you can use your Myers-Briggs personality type to maximize your communication skills and . . .
5.1.2019 - Serving Forgotten Patrons: Libraries in the Fight Against Alzheimer's Dementia
Alzheimer’s dementia already affects more than 5 million Americans and is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States; all predictions are for even more rapid spread as the Baby Boomers age. Libraries in many cases have been slow . . .
5.2.2019 - Collaboration Connection
Are you waiting for a collaborator in order to get your great idea off the ground or to apply for a grant?  Do you have services, collections, skills, etc. that you or your organization could offer to potential collaborators?  How do . . .
5.8.2019 - A Day for Public Service
This is a day for all public service staff.  We will start with "Providing Great Customer Service" followed by "Verbal De-escalation" and end with a roundtable discussion to help one another. . . .
5.9.2019 - Gripes, Grumbles and Grievances: Improving Labor-Management Relations through Effective Communication and Grievance Processing
This highly interactive course will help participants build strong labor-management relationships through effective communication and grievance handling skills.  Participants will get information and hands-on experience in communication, . . .
5.14.2019 - RDA in Practice: Enrichment vs. Original Cataloging
Join us for an overview of RDA and its use in enrichment vs. original cataloing.   . . .
5.15.2019 - Free Tools for Working with Graphics and the Web
Do you spend a good part of your job working with graphics, social media or websites? The web is filled with tools vying for your attention, but some of the best lie waiting under the radar. Learn about these online gems, which you can use to . . .
5.16.2019 - Early Literacy 101-An Ohio Ready to Read Workshop
Back by popular demand! This hands-on workshop will help you build a firm foundation in early literacy. Participants will learn how brain development impacts how young children learn and will explore effective, research-based early literacy resources . . .
5.22.2019 - 2019 Directors' Retreat: Steps to Stress Free Leadership
This year we will focus on you the leader.  The first day will be devoted to Facilitative Leadership with topics to include: developer of people, developer of teams, manager of conflict and master of problem solving.   The evening will . . .
6.5.2019 - HR Stuff that Every Supervisor Should Know
In order to successfully lead others, supervisors need to feel empowered, knowledgeable, capable of exciting their team members and inspiring them to do their best work every day. Join Robin S. Wood as she walks you through the basics of Human . . .
6.6.2019 - 2019 Emerging Tech Symposium: AR/VR- Immersive Realities
The 2019 Emerging Tech Symposium will focus on exposing library staff interested in emerging technologies to a broad array of possibilities.  The day-long format of the Symposium will include two speakers and four breakout sessions as well as a . . .
6.11.2019 - Creating a Resume Review Program for Your Library
Want to provide a new service for your patron while also promoting your resources? Consider creating a resume review program for your patrons. This type of program allows your library to build relationships within your community and show how . . .
6.12.2019 - Caring for the Mind
Library staff are often the first line of response for mental health issues, whether answering questions or dealing with afflicted patrons. In this class, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information using the best . . .
6.13.2019 - Day for Circ Staff: It's All About Myers Briggs and Working as a Team
The morning will start with Understanding Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type. . . .
6.19.2019 - Team + Work = TEAMWORK
“Teamwork” can’t exist unless you have a motivated “TEAM” and are willing to put in “WORK”.  In this presentation, we will discuss how to facilitate a staff development session that demonstrates how . . .
6.26.2019 - Bullet Journal Basics
Have you seen bullet journaling on social media? Are you wondering what it's all about? This webinar will teach you about bullet journaling, which is a flexible organization method that can be your planner, to-do list, notebook, calendar, and more - . . .
6.27.2019 - Brainstorming and Innovation
Brainstorming is an incredibly powerful innovation tool. From solving problems to generating creative, groundbreaking ideas, the act of brainstorming can spark fresh and extraordinary concepts, vision and actions.  However, is there a . . .
7.10.2019 - Time Management: Yours and Theirs
Almost everyone has more to do than they can get to in any one day.  When you become a manager/supervisor you generally inherit even more things to do in even less time.  Poor personal time management skills take a toll on us as individuals . . .
8.13.2019 - Day for Circ Staff: It's All About Myers Briggs and Working as a Team
The morning will start with Understanding Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type. . . .
9.12.2019 - Day for Circ Staff: It's All About Myers Briggs and Working as a Team
The morning will start with Understanding Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type. . . .
9.18.2019 - Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking
Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking . . .
10.10.2019 - It's a Manager/Supervisor's Job to Motivate Staff
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 . . .
11.12.2019 - Day for Circ Staff: It's All About Myers Briggs and Working as a Team
The morning will start with Understanding Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type. . . .