Programs

1.24.2018 - You check out WHAT?
Libraries are making headlines for circulating such non-traditional items as guitars, fishing poles and bicycles.  Are you doing something interesting at your library, or thinking about it?  Presenters will share the ongoing experience of . . .
1.24.2018 - ALAO/SWON Innovation Conversation: What We (don't) Talk About When We Talk About Diversity
ALA lists “diversity” as one of its 11 core values. Lately, the rhetoric around “diversity” has expanded to include the terms “inclusion” and “equity.” Typically, when we use the word . . .
1.25.2018 - Academic Library Directors Network
Academic library partners with a special library to benefit middle school, high school  and college students.   How do unrelated organizations seeking a collaborative partnership make a case for funding, what are the logistics of such . . .
2.1.2018 - Teen Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock!
Teen Summer Reading Workshop is back and we will be holding it this year on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at the Twinsburg Public Library!  Featured ideas will include incorporating music into coding, music pop culture through the decades and End . . .
2.6.2018 - Adult Programming Series: 20 More Adult Programming Ideas in One Hour
Get ideas for new ways to engage adult patrons with programming in these fast paced, humorous sessions. Veteran programmer Amy Alessio will go over themes and ideas that were a hit - and ones you may want to avoid! Participate in the chat for a . . .
2.7.2018 - What the Heck Happened? 2017 Employment Law Update: Part II
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2.8.2018 - Classroom Management Techniques
"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 . . .
2.15.2018 - Assisting others with ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition
PALE (ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition) is one of four databases offered by the company.  We will consider the scope of the database in overview mode to get comfortable with navigational principles at work in the interface.  Then, . . .
2.16.2018 - Readers' Advisory Network: Focus on Romance
Join the Readers' Advisory Network to hear about the different facets of the romance genre shared by Sarah Flinn, Popular Library Manager, Cleveland Public Library.  Join us for a roundtable discussion.
 
2.21.2018 - Children's Summer Reading Workshop 2018: Libraries Rock!
Summer Reading is back and thanks to overwhelming positive feedback, we will be holding one big event again this year on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn!  Featured ideas will include incorporating music into programming, . . .
2.22.2018 - New Supervisors' Academy
The NEO-RLS New Supervisor’s Academy is back by popular demand. . . .
2.23.2018 - Human Resource Networking Event
Join your peers for a lively discussion of the latest issues facing human resources. . . .
2.27.2018 - Strengthening Relationships Through Conflict
Conflict occurs for many reasons and is an inevitable part of unique human beings co-existing.  Unfortunately few people have had formal training in conflict mediation techniques.  As a result, incongruous methods used to manage the . . .
2.28.2018 - Everyday Disability: Welcoming Patrons with Disabilities
People with disabilities, be it physical, mental, or medical, are among the most disadvantaged in our society. According to the US Department of Labor, only 16% of people with disabilities will complete a Bachelor’s and less than 50% will find . . .
3.1.2018 - Construction and Facilities Networking Event
Procurement of Library Facilities:  Procurement of an Architect, Bidding, Procurement of a Construction Manager at Risk, and Procurement of a Design Builder . . .
3.6.2018 - Cybersecurity Training
Vital Information for all Government Entities . . .
3.7.2018 - Battle of the Books: Teen Edition
How can you encourage young people to read voraciously? Inject some competition into their reading! Join the Director, Benjamin Reid, and Public Services Librarian, Carol Opalka, from Huron Public Library for a webinar on the Erie County Libraries . . .
3.8.2018 - Open Educational Resources 101 for Librarians
Heard of Open Educational Resources (OERs) but not sure what they are? Want to gain some hands-on experience working with OERs and exploring their use in libraries and other educational settings? Join us at this all-day workshop to learn why you . . .
3.9.2018 - AOS Training and Fiscal Officer Network
We will begin the morning with training  on preparing for an audit . Our training will be provided by a representative from the Auditor of State’s office, Joey Jones. He is a Chief Auditor in the Audit Division in the East Region. . . .
3.13.2018 - Staffing Strategies
Having the right people in place at the right time to serve your visitors/customers/clients is critical.  But sometimes we are challenged by the availability of top talent in our labor market or there are internal constraints such as time and . . .
3.14.2018 - Highly Effective Meetings
Meetings are important to organizations although many times we feel that nothing is accomplished and we have wasted our time.  This webinar will focus on how to run an effective meeting by covering the following topics: . . .
3.15.2018 - A Safety Day for Everyone
The fundamental safety responsibility of all employers is to provide and environment free of recognized hazards capable of causing loss. Understanding each and every potential hazard capable of causing a loss is an overwhelming task. Numerous . . .
3.27.2018 - Libraries and Local History: You Can Do It, Too!
We will cover some key points on how a library can provide local history services and programs to the community.  We will look at the basics behind creating a local history program and tour the exhibits at the Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum . . .
3.28.2018 - Yeah! Passports in the Library
Thinking about becoming a Passport Acceptance Facility?  Learn what to expect when setting up space for accepting passports, training your staff to become Passport Agents and what you can do to make the process run smoothly.  We will share . . .
4.4.2018 - Creating a Coding Club in Your Library
Real advice for real librarians! We all know that STEAM programming is important, but how practical is a coding club in a real library with limitations like budgets, space, and a staff who has never touched code before? Learn how one librarian took . . .
4.10.2018 - A Day for Technical Services
We are pleased to bring you A Day for Technical Services.  Join your technical services colleagues in learning more about the topics that impact your daily work. . . .
4.11.2018 - Understanding the Myers Briggs Type Indicator for You and Your Library
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment is one of the most popular and well-known personality tests today, taken by 80% of Fortune 500 companies and 89% of Fortune 100 companies according to the CPP. There has recently been a lot of buzz, both . . .
4.12.2018 - Interactive Storytelling
Join Storyteller Lindsay Bonilla for this immersive, hands-on half day workshop on storytelling. This workshop will get participants thinking about ways to actively involve the audience in their tellings. Reasons for interactive storytelling, . . .
4.13.2018 - PR Network Group: Focused on Infographics and Styel Guides
In the first half of this discussion, we'll go over infographics, which are simply visual representations of complex information done in a way that is easily digestible for your audience. We'll talk about why and when you might want to use them as . . .
4.17.2018 - Time Management for All
This faced paced webinar will lead you through how to plan, prioritize and schedule for a highly effective day.  Come with your issues and concerns as there will be time for specific questions and concerns.  Don’t miss out on this . . .
4.18.2018 - Librarian's Guide to Homelessness
Morning: . . .
4.20.2018 - New Supervisors Network
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.  Based on input from our membership, NEO-RLS has created . . .
4.24.2018 - Team Building for All Staff
Not all team are born to be highly effective.  In this workshop, you will find out how to overcome obstacles, personalities and conflict.  You will learn the 5 key steps to becoming a highly functioning team.  Through activities, . . .
4.25.2018 - 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, MBA, MLIS, Assistant Director of Public Service - . . .
4.26.2018 - Digital Projects: How to Get Started
In the morning we will touch upon the nuts and bolts of building a digitization program. We’ll start from the very beginning as we discuss the reasons why you want to start scanning, the equipment and knowledge potentially needed, and workflows . . .
4.27.2018 - Early Literacy 101-An Ohio Ready to Read Workshop
There is an additional $15 surcharge for facility use and amenities. . . .
5.1.2018 - The Welcoming Library: A Multisensory Approach
You want your library to welcoming.  It is more than just customer service.  You want to surprise and delight your patrons to keep them coming back. . . .
5.2.2018 - 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 . . .
5.10.2018 - Infusing Art into your Adult Library Programming
Art is important and there are many ways to infuse art into your library and programs. . . .
5.11.2018 - Branch Managers Network
As a result of the Day for Small Libraries and Branches we are starting a Branch Managers Network.  Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with other branch managers within the region.  This will be the first . . .
5.16.2018 - 6th Annual Directors' Retreat
The 6th Annual Directors’ Retreat will focus on training directors, assistant directors and deputy directors from multi-type libraries in the purposeful collection, analysis and use of data for effective decision-making.  Conducted by . . .
5.22.2018 - Tips and Best Practices for Hosting a Successful Cord Cutting Class
Some people pay for cable and satellite television, others opt for Internet streaming services. The latter group, often known as cord cutters, is a population quickly growing in popularity as the ease and accessibility of online streaming content is . . .
5.23.2018 - Day for Circ Staff: Don't Eat the Red Frog!
A Crash-Course in Handling Some of the Worst Customers that Come Through Your Doors!
Some library customers are like the Red Poison Dart Frog of Costa Rica. Their behaviors are toxic! How many times a day are you dealing with angry, difficult and even downright unreasonable customers? They truly can be poisonous, if you let . . .
5.24.2018 - Day for Circ Staff: Don't Eat the Red Frog!
A Crash-Course in Handling Some of the Worst Customers that Come Through Your Doors!
Some library customers are like the Red Poison Dart Frog of Costa Rica. Their behaviors are toxic! How many times a day are you dealing with angry, difficult and even downright unreasonable customers? They truly can be poisonous, if you let . . .
6.5.2018 - 2018 Emerging Tech Symposium: Thinking Outside the [Makerspace] Box
Already have a Makerspace and wondering what is next?  Still don’t have a Makerspace and wondering if you should?  The 2018 Emerging Tech Symposium, “Thinking Outside the [Makerspace] Box,” will focus on assessing . . .
6.6.2018 - We Can't Stop Doing That!
Why is it so easy to start new projects or formulate new procedures and policies, yet so hard to stop doing things that are no longer important, efficient or effective, especially if they were once necessary or successful?  How can you help . . .
6.7.2018 - Volunteers: How to Manage Them
When money is tight, libraries frequently look to volunteers to help get work done. Even if money isn’t tight, free labor is hard to ignore. However, is it really free? The benefits of having volunteers, however, can be far greater than the . . .
6.13.2018 - The Iron is HOT - Libraries as Innovative and Dynamic Community Catalysts
Public library director, Mary Lou Carolan, has worked to dynamically transform libraries using a blend of innovative marketing techniques, community-centered projects, storytelling, and placemaking principles.  Carolan believes public libraries . . .
6.14.2018 - Personal Librarian Program: What worked, what didn't, and how to get one started
Many colleges and universities are developing personal librarian programs in an effort to reach more students.  Join Jennifer Starkey and Amanda Koziura for a discussion touching on program logistics, assessment, marketing, outreach, . . .
6.15.2018 - Small Libraries Network
As a result of the Day for Small Libraries and Branches we are starting a Small Libraries Network.  Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with other branch managers within the region.  This will be the first . . .
6.20.2018 - Quick Copy Writing Tips that Work
Brush up on your writing skills in this one-hour Webinar focusing on content, style, tone and structure. Many library workers write their own program descriptions and promotions, as well as their own newsletters, and this workshop will provide some . . .
6.27.2018 - Best Practices in Performance Documentation
Proper employee performance documentation can protect a library from future litigation and benefits its employees by providing concrete and specific feedback on areas in need of improvement. . . .
7.11.2018 - 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 . . .
7.12.2018 - A Safety Day for Everyone
The fundamental safety responsibility of all employers is to provide and environment free of recognized hazards capable of causing loss. Understanding each and every potential hazard capable of causing a loss is an overwhelming task. Numerous . . .
8.1.2018 - If It's Broke, Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively
If It’s Broke Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively . . .
8.16.2018 - A Safety Day for Everyone
The fundamental safety responsibility of all employers is to provide and environment free of recognized hazards capable of causing loss. Understanding each and every potential hazard capable of causing a loss is an overwhelming task. Numerous . . .
10.17.2018 - Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking
Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking . . .
11.1.2018 - A Safety Day for Everyone
The fundamental safety responsibility of all employers is to provide and environment free of recognized hazards capable of causing loss. Understanding each and every potential hazard capable of causing a loss is an overwhelming task. Numerous . . .
11.14.2018 - Day for Circ Staff: Don't Eat the Red Frog!
A Crash-Course in Handling Some of the Worst Customers that Come Through Your Doors!
Some library customers are like the Red Poison Dart Frog of Costa Rica. Their behaviors are toxic! How many times a day are you dealing with angry, difficult and even downright unreasonable customers? They truly can be poisonous, if you let . . .
11.15.2018 - Day for Circ Staff: Don't Eat the Red Frog!
A Crash-Course in Handling Some of the Worst Customers that Come Through Your Doors!
Some library customers are like the Red Poison Dart Frog of Costa Rica. Their behaviors are toxic! How many times a day are you dealing with angry, difficult and even downright unreasonable customers? They truly can be poisonous, if you let . . .
12.6.2018 - A Safety Day for Everyone
The fundamental safety responsibility of all employers is to provide and environment free of recognized hazards capable of causing loss. Understanding each and every potential hazard capable of causing a loss is an overwhelming task. Numerous . . .