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 . . .
2.7.2018 - What the Heck Happened? 2017 Employment Law Update: Part II
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2.22.2018 - New Supervisors' Academy
The NEO-RLS New Supervisor’s Academy is back by popular demand. . . .
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 . . .
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
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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: . . .
3.27.2018 - 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 . . .
4.13.2018 - 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
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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 . . .
4.25.2018 - 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 - . . .
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 . . .
5.11.2018 - 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 . . .
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 . . .
6.15.2018 - 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 . . .
8.1.2018 - If It's Broke, Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively
If It’s Broke Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively . . .
10.17.2018 - Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking
Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking . . .