Library Membership Benefits

NEO-RLS offers benefits appropriate for any size or type of library or system.  We invite you to JOIN today and begin participating along with our current members Contact us today!

Northeast Ohio Regional Library System members have access to numerous and varied continuing education and professional development opportunities in the form of workshops, webinars and conferences.   In addition, membership provides the opportunity to network with colleagues through our numerous Network Groups devoted to special interests and tracks.  NEO-RLS recognizes the value of excellence in service by bestowing awards for those new to the library world, seasoned library employees and advocates.  Our career resources include workshops, webinars, Academies for Customer Service, Leadership and New Supervisors, 
day-long conferences such as our Critical Conversations and the Emerging Technology Symposium as well as Staff Development Day or Week.  The NEO-RLS Jobline provides access to job postings throughout the region, state and U.S.  Broad involvement with other organizations throughout Ohio helps NEO-RLS keep its members informed of grant opportunities while helping inform our choice of programming and training.  

Services are geared toward helping maximize use of your time and financial resources.  Our agreements with major vendors such as Ingram and Baker and Taylor include discounts up to 45%.  In addition, members save on a wide variety of consulting services including strategic planning, staff day planning, e-rate filing, and customized training.  Gold, Silver and Bronze Members are also able to take advantage of significant cost-savings on circulating collections for STEAM e-kits, VR Console kits, Classroom kits, the e-Health and other Tech Labs Geographic Members enjoy many of the same services at additional cost.




Academic Libraries

  • Academic Library Directors Network Group
  • Multi-type Libraries Network Group
  • Face-to-face workshops in your region 
  • 50% Discount for ALAO members on Face-to-face workshops 
  • Time-saving and convenient Webinars
  • Customized Training to Meet Your Needs
  • Strategic Planning
  • Vendor Discounts
  • Weekly newsletter
  • Awards
  • Career Resources

School Libraries

  • Training Built Around School Schedules
  • Time-saving and convenient Webinars
  • 50% Discount for OELMA members on workshops and webinars
  • Vendor Discounts
  • Circulating collections for STEAM curriculum
  • Tech Lab for Children, Tweens and Teens
  • Consulting Services
  • Weekly newsletter
  • Awards
  • Career Resources

Public Libraries

  • Face-to-face workshops in your region
  • Time-saving and convenient Webinars
  • Emerging Tech Support including circulating e-Kits for STEAM curriculum
  • Tech Lab for Children and Adults
  • Circulating e-Tech Programs in a Box
  • Strategic Planning
  • E-Rate Filing
  • Customized Training to Meet Your Needs
  • Vendor Discounts
  • Staff Day Planning 
  • Weekly newsletter
  • Awards
  • Career Resources

Special Libraries

  • Multi-type Libraries Network Group
  • Face-to-face workshops in your region
  • Time-saving and convenient Webinars
  • 50% Discount for SLA members on Face-to-face workshops
  • 50% for staff and volunteers of archives, historical societies on workshops and webinars
  • Customized Training
  • Consulting Services
  • Vendor Discounts
  • Weekly newsletter
  • Awards
  • Career Resources