Live Webinars

9.29.2021 - Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide . . .
10.7.2021 - Bargaining Basics and Best Practices
This interactive webinar will give participants an overview of traditional collective bargaining negotiations, typical contract provisions, “dos and don’ts” at the bargaining table and hot topics in collective bargaining.  This . . .
10.19.2021 - Disability 301: Recruiting a Person with a Disability: Do’s and Don’t’s
In this session, the presenter will talk about accessibility for people with disabilities during the accommodation process as well as increasing recruitment of people with disabilities. The presenter, a person with disabilities himself, will use . . .
10.21.2021 - Policing In Libraries and the Fog of Implicit Bias
Presenters Jarrett Dapier and Dr. Emily Knox will present information regarding how/why to reduce police presence in libraries, how to change white supremacist library policies, and how "the fog of implicit bias" influences . . .
10.26.2021 - Fundraising 101: Attracting, Engaging and Retaining Donors
Fundraising is as much an art as it is a science. In this introductory session, participants will learn what it takes to attract, engage and retain donors for fundraising success. We will review general fundraising concepts and discuss donor behavior . . .
10.27.2021 - Directors Virtual Networking Meeting
Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with other directors.    This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  You will receive a link in your confirmation email  a . . .
10.28.2021 - Put on the Polish: Use Editing Software to Level-Up Your Videos
Videos can be a great way to offer programming and instruction that patrons can access at their convenience. Learn how to add titles, move and split clips, add text, transitions, sound effects, music and more to make your videos more interesting, . . .
10.29.2021 - Human Resource and Fiscal Officer Virtual Networking Meeting
Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with your peers.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  You will receive a link in your email when you register and 1 hour before the . . .
11.3.2021 - Professional Office Etiquette Basics
Welcome to the updated 2021 Professional Etiquette Basics.  Based on our latest needs analysis we have updated this popular class. Perhaps you heard that professional behavior and performance does not matter anymore. The reality is that if you . . .
11.4.2021 - Diversity and Inclusion as an Essential Ingredient of Collection Building
Many colleges and universities are (re)affirming their commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To highlight and demonstrate that commitment, all units from across the institution are being asked how they are advancing this . . .
11.9.2021 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Youth Literature
All children need to see themselves and people in our world in books. Building an inclusive collection is challenging. It's more than a diversity list. It requires reflection, investigation, exploration, and analysis. Tiffeni Fontno, Head . . .
11.9.2021 - Adult Services Virtual Networking Meeting
Here is an opportunity to talk with your peers to share ideas, successes and challenges.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly for all devices.  You will receive a link in your confirmation email and a reminder 2 . . .
11.10.2021 - Digital Marketing Tips, Tricks & Trends
In this 2-hour session, we will explore how to leverage Canva to create content for social media, email marketing, and more. This course will cover the basics of graphic design and general rules to keep in mind when designing your next Instagram post . . .
11.16.2021 - NEO-RLS Annual Membership and Appreciation Meeting
Mark your calendars to attend the NEO-RLS 2021 Annual Membership and Appreciation Meeting on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. . . .
11.18.2021 - Caring for Yourself First - A Conversation about Self Care
Providing care and customer service in a public setting is purposeful and wonderful work.  However, without our ability to take care of ourselves outside of the work, we can become unwell and at risk of burnout.  Our communities need you . . .
11.18.2021 - Academic Library Directors Virtual Networking Meeting
We know these uncertain times are a challenge for everyone.  Here is an opportunity to talk with your peers to learn how they are managing this crisis.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  You . . .
11.30.2021 - Fundraising 201: Setting Your Fundraising Systems Up for Success
Fundraising involves more than just asking for gifts and hosting special events. There is also a significant amount of work to be done to manage the fundraising operation itself. A strong infrastructure helps your organization remain compliant, . . .
11.30.2021 - Early Literacy 101-An Ohio Ready to Read Workshop-Part I
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 . . .
12.1.2021 - Generational Learning Styles 101
Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers: these terms can bring to mind both good and bad characteristics and personal attributes that may automatically influence the way we interact with clients and coworkers. This session will discuss some of the common . . .
12.7.2021 - Creating Calm During Times of Stress
Managing and responding to the heightened emotions of others can be very challenging in the public service world.  Our ability to do this well relies on our understanding of how stress impacts humans and more important, how we are able to . . .
12.8.2021 - MARCs of Quality: vetting bibliographic records
What is a MARC record, and more importantly, what is a good MARC record? Whether you’re vetting vendor-supplied records, copy cataloging, or creating original records, you will get something out of this webinar. We’ll take a quick tour of . . .
12.9.2021 - Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive, and Accessible: Putting DEIA into Practice in Your Library
Learn about the foundational principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and how they affect libraries.  How is cultural competence and cultural humility applied in your library practice?  How can your library work towards . . .
12.9.2021 - Public Relations and Marketing Networking Meeting
Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with your peers. This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  You will receive a link in your confirmation email  a reminder 2 hours before the . . .
1.19.2022 - Fundraising 301: Making the Ask: How to approach, communicate with and ask donors for gifts
There is no single way to approach a donor and ask for a gift. But there are strategies to help organizations communicate with and make solicitations at all stages of the donor lifecycle. In this session, participants will learn strategies to . . .
2.16.2022 - Fundraising 401: Planned Giving Basics: What Is Planned Giving and Why it Should Be a Part of Every Fundraising Program
Small organizations often avoid promoting planned giving opportunities to donors. Many don’t know where to start and others are nervous because planned giving seems too complex to manage. This session will focus on the basics of planned giving . . .
3.16.2022 - Fundraising 501: Developing effective marketing strategies and compelling messages to attract, engage and retain donors
Your donors and prospective donors are bombarded with information – just like the rest of us. In fact, the average person encounters an estimated 6,000-10,000 marketing messages/ads per day both online and in person. Participants in this . . .