Networks



Networks are informal discussion groups that meet quarterly at our office or at a variety of libraries in our region to discuss the challenges, ideas, and strategies around a specific topic of interest. Networks are managed by the interested individuals. Meeting topics are determined by the group members and include invited speakers as determined by the group. Networks are a wonderful opportunity to share ideas and resources, to explore trends and challenges and to meet colleagues in the region. Everyone in our region is welcome regardless of membership level.





Fiscal Officers
The Fiscal Officers’ Network meets quarterly to discuss items of interest and share resources. Roundtable discussions are the primary format. The group is open to all library fiscal officers and deputy fiscal officers (or equivalent positions) in our geographic region regardless of membership. The meetings are typically four hours long and include lunch.

To receive further information about this group’s activities, please send a request to deb.blair@neo-rls.org.
 

Human Resources
The Human Resources Network meets quarterly to discuss items of interest, share resources and collaborate. Roundtable discussions are the primary format but sometimes include speakers. The group is open to all library staff that have HR functions in our geographic region regardless of membership.

To receive further information about this group’s activities, please send a request to deb.blair@neo-rls.org.
 

New to Libraries
The New to Libraries Network is open to anyone new to libraries. The network meets periodically throughout the year to provide networking and professional development opportunities for SLIS students, library staff and those transitioning into library work. The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System provides programming support to the network and hosts meetings at its office but the group is completely independent.

To receive further information about this group’s activities, please send a request to Wendy Bromfield, Head of Public Services at Huron Public Library, at wbromfie@kent.edu.
 

PR/Marketing *NEW*
The PR/Marketing Network is open to anyone charged with promoting their library or with the creation of promotional materials.  The network meets throughout the year to
discuss items of interest and share resources.  Roundtable discussions are the primary format with occasional presentations from speakers in the field.  

To receive further information about this group’s activities, please send a request to lattanzm@neo-rls.org.
 

Readers’ Advisory Network
The Readers’ Advisory Network is open to adult services and other staff that provide readers’ advisory to patrons. The network meets twice a year to discuss specific genres, training of staff, ideas for book discussion and tools to utilize for readers’ advisory. Meetings are held at a variety of libraries so that participants have an opportunity to see different collections and displays. A portion of the meeting is devoted to a discussion of challenges and successes.

To receive further information about this group’s activities, please send a request to lattanzm@neo-rls.org.
 

FORTHCOMING NETWORKS *NEW*

Based upon interest and requests we will be developing the following new Networks. Please contact betsy.lantz@neo-rls.org if you are interested in one or more of these Networks or would like to make additional suggestions for Networks of interest.

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