Programs

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 - 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.  . . .
2.6.2019 - 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 . . .
2.13.2019 - 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 . . .
2.27.2019 - 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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3.8.2019 - 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 . . .
3.22.2019 - 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.

 

3.28.2019 - 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 . . .
4.10.2019 - 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 . . .
4.18.2019 - 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 . . .
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 . . .
5.9.2019 - 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, . . .
5.15.2019 - 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 . . .
5.22.2019 - 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 . . .
6.19.2019 - 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 . . .
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 . . .