Volunteer for an Advisory Group


Want to get involved?  Do you have ideas and want to help inform our programs and services? Library staff collaboration and participation is essential not only to our mission, but to the library community as well.  Advisory Groups serve as a resource to the staff of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System, providing member input on topics and projects of relevance in specified areas. Advisory Groups meet two times each fiscal year to assist with program/services development. Advisory Groups are open to all library staff in our Gold, Silver and Bronze Member libraries and in our Geographic Member libraries. Advisory Group members serve for a minimum of one year with a maximum of three years in a row.  Click here for 2021-2022 meeting dates.
 

Big Ideas Advisory Group
The regional library system is charged with creating opportunities to accomplish services and programs beyond individual capabilities and resources. The purpose of the Big Ideas Advisory Group is to provide suggestions and feedback from member libraries regarding potential collaborative projects which cannot be undertaken without larger cooperative efforts. The Big Ideas Advisory Group meets twice each year to provide input on new projects and to propose ideas and projects for the following year.

Contact betsy.lantz@neo-rls.org if you are interested in serving on the Big Ideas Advisory Group.
 

Continuing Education Advisory Group
The purpose of the Continuing Education Advisory Group is to provide input and feedback to assist in the creation of new and relevant continuing education programs, workshops and events. We exist to serve the region’s libraries and we value your participation in informing our programming. The Continuing Education Advisory Group meets twice each year, in the fall and spring, to propose ideas for the following year.

Contact lattanzm@neo-rls.org if you are interested in serving on the Continuing Education Advisory Group.
 
Marketing/PR 
The Marketing/PR Advisory Group serves as a resource to the Executive Director in the areas of marketing and public relations by examining the objectives and baseline analytics for NEO-RLS marketing efforts and making recommendations for Marketing/PR strategy and effective message content and delivery.

Contact betsy.lantz@neo-rls.org if you are interested in serving on the Marketing/PR Advisory Group.
 

*NEW*Multi-Type (Special, School, and Academic) Libraries has a new name - Special Libraries
The Special Libraries Advisory Group serves as a resource to the Executive Director in the areas of membership, continuing education, and member services.  The Advisory Group will ensure that NEO-RLS’ goals are met by making recommendations related to the membership structure and promotional information, as well as the continuing education, professional development, and service needs of special libraries and archives.

Contact Leslie Cade at lcade@clevelandart.org if you are interested in serving on the Special Libraries Advisory Group.
 

Technology 
The Technology Advisory Group serves as a resource to the Executive Director and Fiscal Officer by developing a strategic technology plan ensuring that NEO-RLS’ goals are met through the best possible application of available technology.  The Advisory Group reviews the technology plan on a regular basis to maintain currency and effective operations for NEO-RLS.  The Advisory Group advises on potential uses of technology for member services and benefits.

Contact Trent Ross at t.ross@rrpl.org if you are interested in serving on the Multi-Type Libraries Advisory Group.
Youth Services Advisory Group
The purpose of the Youth Services Advisory Group is to provide input and feedback to assist in the creation of new and relevant youth services-focused continuing education programs, workshops and services. We exist to serve the region’s libraries and we value your participation in informing our programming. The Youth Services Advisory Group meets twice each year, in the fall and spring, to propose ideas for the following year.

Contact lattanzm@neo-rls.org if you are interested in serving on the Youth Services Advisory Group.