Programs

7.18.2018 - Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Training for Management
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7.25.2018 - Patron Privacy 101
How do you protect patron privacy in the digital age?  Online activities like job searching and social media have presented challenges in keeping our personal information from being shared.  Join us as we discuss the importance of patron . . .
8.1.2018 - If It's Broke, Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively
If It’s Broke Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively . . .
8.2.2018 - Programming for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Rhonda Johnston, Adult Outreach Coordinator,  Reed Memorial Library, focuses on connecting historically underserved populations with library resources. She has transformed the story time for adults with developmental disabilities into a fun and . . .
8.7.2018 - Canva Creative
This webinar will introduce library staff to Canva and share how Cuyahoga Falls Library is using their account to create easy and attractive signage, assist with social media marketing and increase circulation.  . . .
8.9.2018 - Opioids in Communities--Libraries in Response
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8.15.2018 - A Firm Grasp: The Nonverbals of Influential Leaders
Use body language to persuade others, manage conflict, project authority and work towards generating positive and welcoming professional connections. . . .
8.16.2018 - A Safety Day for Everyone
The fundamental safety responsibility of all employers is to provide an 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 . . .
8.17.2018 - Fiscal Officer's Network Meeting
The Ohio Pooled Collateral System was rolled out a few months ago but many Fiscal Officers are still asking questions about the new website. Join us in the morning to learn more about how to navigate the website and how to use the tools on the . . .
8.21.2018 - 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. . . .
8.21.2018 - Readers' Advisory Network Meeting-Featuring Penguin Random House Book Buzz
Sneak a peek at upcoming titles for Spring 2019, presented by Amanda Fensch, Penguin Random House representative.  You will want to stay for a roundtable discussion with your peers. . . .
8.22.2018 - Hands-on EBSCOhost Training
EBSCO has been working with libraries for more than seventy years!  They provide research databases, scholarly journals, magazines, and discovery tools to meet research and information needs.  We’ll use the EBSCOhost resources . . .
8.23.2018 - Levy Webinar for All
Do you wonder what's involved with a levy campaign?  Want to know what you can and cannot do as a staff member to support your library's levy?  Are you concerned you will say or do something incorrect?  This program is for . . .
8.28.2018 - Local History at Your Library: Discover Hidden Treasurers
In the morning you will hear about the local history room at the Milan - Berlin Library District and it's storied history. James Tolbert, Director, is excited to share with you how it came to be, where it has been, and where it is going. The . . .
8.30.2018 - 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 . . .
9.6.2018 - Communication Is a Two-way Street When It Comes to Change
When you think about change, are you excited about embarking on a new adventure or are you dreading the unknown?  For most people, acceptance of change is often dependent upon what the proposed change is, whether or not they had input to the . . .
9.6.2018 - Weeding 101
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 . . .
9.7.2018 - Human Resources Network Meeting
Join your peers for a lively discussion of the latest issues facing human resources. . . .
9.11.2018 - How to Develop and Execute a Marketing and Communications Plan for Your Library
You've heard all about it and know it's important, but just how do you create and leverage it to the best of your library's advantage? During this hands-on workshop, attendees will gain an understanding of the importance of developing and executing . . .
9.12.2018 - Library Website Design: Is Your Site an Obstacle Course?
Library websites can be prone to a number of issues that frustrate their users. Many sites use outdated conventions, anecdotal "data" or fail to use standard practices, resulting in poor experiences for patrons, and a loss of credibility . . .
9.14.2018 - Branch Managers Network Meeting
Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with other branch managers within the region.  Please send agenda items to Emily Crilley. . . .
9.18.2018 - NEO-RLS Annual Membership Meeting
The NEO-RLS Annual Membership Meeting is Back! . . .
9.19.2018 - They're Not Kids Anymore: Adult Learning Basics for Library Program Planners
Do you design technology programs and classes for adult patrons in your community? If so, it’s important to understand the basics about how adults learn, where their motivation comes from, and what it takes to keep them engaged. Join Monica . . .
9.21.2018 - Teen Think Tank
Teen Think Tank started with three Ohio teen librarians who liked to collaborate. Rikki Unterbrink (Shelby County Libraries), Erin Gillespie (Findlay-Hancock County Public Library), and Steve Moser (Dayton Metro Library) shared ideas and . . .
9.25.2018 - The Art of Managing Student Workers
The management of student workers brings its own unique set of challenges and rewards.  Whether you are managing work study students in a university library or regular student employees in a public or special library, there are many aspects to . . .
9.26.2018 - Disaster Planning: Are You Prepared?
You never know when disaster will strike.  It is important to be prepared and to plan for the unforeseen. . . .
9.27.2018 - New Supervisors' Academy - 3rd Face to Face Session
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Twinsburg Public Library  9:30 -3:30 . . .
9.28.2018 - 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 . . .
10.10.2018 - Creating Programs for Patrons in Their 20s and 30s
Presenters will discuss their experience with programming for Millennials, including establishing a new program series, developing a brand, and marketing techniques.  Attendees will learn about specific programs such as bar trivia, a book club . . .
10.16.2018 - Making Movable Books Pop into Library Programming
This workshop will expand the participants' knowledge of movable books through an examination of their history, creators, and publishers.  Participants will appreciate the variety of formats, purposes, and styles that characterize these books by . . .
10.17.2018 - Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking
Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking . . .
10.18.2018 - Construction and Facilities Network Meeting
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
10.23.2018 - 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.  Is there a systematic way to . . .
10.24.2018 - Homework Help Centers
Come hear about the Westerville Public Library’s Homework Help Center and other library homework centers. . . .
10.25.2018 - Back to the Book XVIII: Narrative Nonfiction and Listener/Audiobook Advisory
One of NEO-RLS’s most popular programs, Back to the Book is in its 19th year.  This year 's Back to the Book will focus on narrative nonfiction and listener/audio advisory.  We will start the morning off with Bestselling Author . . .
10.30.2018 - Make Your Library Deaf-Friendly
Join Ben Gulyas, Deaf Services Coordinator at the Coventry Village Branch of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, who will talk about the various aspects of making your library Deaf-friendly.  He will give tips for . . .
10.31.2018 - Reference Reboot: Refreshing Your Reference Interview and Information Searching Skills
Every once in a while, we all need a "reboot" to keep our skills fresh. While we may provide information to patrons on a daily basis, sometimes we need to step back and re-assess what we're doing from an objective perspective. This webinar . . .
11.1.2018 - A Safety Day for Everyone
The fundamental safety responsibility of all employers is to provide an 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 . . .
11.2.2018 - Managing Staff Remotely
Managing staff remotely is not always easy.  Receive ideas and tips on how to effectively manage remote staff from Enda Bracken and Caroline Vicchiarelli,  two experienced Branch Services Directors at the Cuyahoga County Public . . .
11.7.2018 - Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Summit County Children Services took over 10,000 hotline calls in 2017 with concerns of child abuse and neglect. This presentation will help you recognize physical and behavioral indicators of child maltreatment as well as instruct you what to do . . .
11.8.2018 - New Supervisors' Academy - Final Face to Face Session
Thursday, November 8, 2018 Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library  9:30 -3:30 . . .
11.13.2018 - College Readiness: A collaboration between local schools and colleges
As the number of students enrolled in College Credit Plus courses continues to rise across the state, many colleges and universities find themselves challenged to adequately serve and provide support to this unique group of students.  Columbus . . .
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 . . .
11.16.2018 - Hottest Tech Toys for the Holidays
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, friend, or even themselves.  Learn about the new emerging tech products that your patrons may likely want, have . . .
11.28.2018 - Beyond Rosetta Stone: How Libraries Can Support English Language Learners
Providing Library access to English Language Learners (ELL) can be much more than developing your foreign language and ESL collections.  Those learning English can have more pressing information needs and all staff can play a part in creating a . . .
11.29.2018 - Data-driven Collection Development
Are you struggling to make the best collection choices for your community?  Why not make data-driven decisions for your collection?  Learn how Deb Lambert, Director of Collection Management, Indianapolis Public Library, uses evidence-based . . .
12.4.2018 - Weeders attract more readers! Specifically for Children's Library Staff
We all know weeding is necessary to maintain up-to-date and useful collections, but how much is “too much,” especially when budgets are tight? This workshop provides practical tips for weeding specific Dewey categories and . . .
12.6.2018 - A Safety Day for Everyone
The fundamental safety responsibility of all employers is to provide an 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 . . .
12.7.2018 - Ohio's Open Meeting Act & Records Retention Basics
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12.7.2018 - Fiscal Officers Network Meeting
Join us for a lively discussion with your peer fiscal officers.  Please send Debbie any items for the agenda to be discussed in the by November 27, 2018. The agenda will be distributed one week prior to the event. . . .
12.10.2018 - Smart Voice Assistants
Have you ever wanted your own personal assistant, one that can help you with everyday tasks and information as you need it?  This is possible today with smart voice assistants! Devices and software like Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Siri are . . .