Tapas Learning


Our NEO-RLS Tapas Learning videos provide short, sharable lessons about library services of all kinds. If you would like to share your knowledge or expertise through a Tapas Learning video, please contact holly.klingler@neo-rls.org. 




Tech Together: Building Bug Robots

Niccole Paytosh, Library Associate at the Lorain Public Library System provides excellent tips and advice in addition to a virtual unboxing in her poster session at our 2020 virtual Emerging Technology Symposium.


Enhancing Storytime Videos with Editing Software

Nicki Petrone, Youth Services at the Shaker Heights Public Library, impressively taught herself iMovie during the pandemic and offers simple but effective tips and tricks to help enhance your story time.





Hosting a Presenter Virtually Using Zoom

Melissa Lattanzi, Education and Events Coordinator at NEO-RLS, walks you through the first part of hosting a virtual presenter.


"Something from Nothing": Taking the Youth "Idea Lab" Virtual

Deb Logan, Maker Space Teacher and Gifted Coordinator at the Pleasant Local Schools, talks about how her virtual Idea Lab was created developed and adapted to the times while considering the needs and growth of the children. The Something from Nothing Choice Boards can be found here.





Going Virtual With Your Makerspace

Missy Littell, Customer Experience Manager from the Cuyahoga Falls Library, talks about how she and her staff creatively worked to make their Makerspace and tech programs virtual for customers of all types and needs.

Missy and Carolanne Tkach will be sharing their process and how they managed these programs more in depth at the Virtual NEO-RLS 2020 Emerging Technology Symposium. Sign up for their program, "Keeping Your Makerspace Momentum," along with other national and local speakers, for FREE throughout the entire month of September (thanks to the generous LSTA Grant provided by the State Library of Ohio). To see the lineup and to register, click here.


Creating an Interactive Virtual Murder Mystery Program

Sheila Privett from the Andover Public Library explains how she created a virtual murder mystery program that spanned multiple days and sparked excellent interaction amongst patrons and the library. You can view the Andover Public Library Facebook page. For the suggested website, go here.




Engaging Story Times Made Easy

Nancy Levin, Director of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, shares excellent and practical tips on how to create an engaging story time video. Visit the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library YouTube channel.


Tips to Creatively Connect With Your Community

Tawnee Isner from Kinsman Free Public Library explains how she came up with her Snack Chats videos and how she used it as a way to connect and reach her community in a unique and approachable way. Visit the Kinsman Free Public Library YouTube channel.





Creating a Virtual Escape Room

Angela Fioramonti from the Cuyahoga Falls Library demonstrates how she creates a virtual escape room that is easy and fun. For a link to her Tips and Tricks document, go here.