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RFID promises to revolutionize circulation at your library, from checkout and returns to inventory and security. But once the equipment is installed, what does it really take to place an individually encoded RFID tag on every one of the thousands of items in your collection?

We’d like to walk you through the process.

Learning Objectives:
  • Consider RFID tag types, shapes, and sizes for optimized device reading, along with where to place them on books and media
  • Understand the tagging process at the item level and at the project level
  • Know why and how to disable older, non-ISO tags when implementing an updated RFID system
  • Explore project management considerations to ensure that a collection is tagged completely, correctly, and quickly
Presenter:

John Reese is vice president of on-site services at Backstage Library Works. He earned his MLS from Brigham Young University and has been immersed in libraries and library technology for more than 30 years. John has presided over on-site collections management projects for RFID tagging, inventory, weeding, and reclassification. His teams have counted, relabeled, cleaned, shifted, moved, and interfiled tens of millions of books.
 

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12/10/201910:00am to 11:00amMelissa Lattanzi


Courtney Saldana is the Assistant Director of the Ontario City Library.  She spent the first eight years of her career working for and with teens.  In 2016, Courtney was recognized as a "Change Agent" as a 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker [lj.libraryjournal.com].  This webinar will provide a a sampling of her outstanding work with teens, and inspire our libraries and staff to serve teens in our communities. Learn about her teen programming basics along with practical and actionable steps for doing a teen needs assessment, creating a teen space and hosting a teen book fest. Courtney will also introduce us to Skills for Teen Parenting (STeP), a program connecting teens with what they need to succeed as adults and parents: how to interview successfully, dress professionally, deal with conflict and time management, care for their child, postpone or prevent a second pregnancy, and more. Expanding from local success to state-wide implementation, the STeP program embodies a wonderful example of the replicable innovation brought to the field by Movers & Shakers.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize what a teenager is today
  • Understand the biology behind the teen brain
  • Actionable steps to creating your own impactful teen programs
Presenter:

Courtney Saldana is the Assistant Library Director for the Ontario City Library in Ontario, California.  Courtney is the event lead and creator of Ontario’s annual Teen Book Fest (TBF).  This event brings 15-20 young adult authors to Ontario for a full day of panels, presentations and author signings.   Courtney is also a 2012 Eureka! Leadership Fellow.  Her grant project focused on bringing Life Skills to Teen Moms was offered by the California State Library as a statewide project called Skills for Teens Parents (STeP).  She is heavily involved in CLA and is a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker.  
 

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12/11/20192:00pm to 3:00pmMelissa Lattanzi


Looking to meet people who do what you do? Ready for a new networking experience? Join library staff members who are tasked with programming for the big kids - that’s right….the adults!   

Where can this happen you ask? At the first Adult Programming Palooza held by NEO-RLS.  Your feet and your brain will be moving fast. The morning will consist of an opportunity to hear from other libraries and what they are offering for adult programs including this year’s summer reading program.  After lunch you will hear about the state summer reading theme, “Imagine Your Story,” from Janet Ingraham Dwyer from the State Library of Ohio.  The day will end with a brainstorming of ideas for this year’s summer reading program.

Learning Objectives:

  • New Ideas for Adult Programming
  • Ideas for 2020 Summer Reading
  • Networking with your fellow adult library staff

You will not want to miss Adult Programming Palooza:  Summer Reading & More!

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12/12/20199:30am to 3:30pmMelissa Lattanzi


Discussion of the NEO-RLS Salary Survey will be conducted at this meeting.  Everyone is invited to attend this important meeting to help guide the process for relaunching this valuable tool.  We will have open discussions on options for moving forward with the survey and analysis as well as proposed costs. We will have sample surveys. We hope to have many libraries represented so we have a fair amount of feedback. Lunch and a roundtable discussion will follow the morning meeting.  Please send Human Resource topics to Yvette Wasko and fiscal officer topics to Debbie Blair by Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

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12/13/201910:00am to 3:00pmDebbie Blair


New-to-Libraries Network presents a webinar about Library Resident Programs as told by current and past Residents. Our speakers are Adriana Cásarez, Maud Mundava, and Jamia Williams. Please join us on December 17th 3-4pm to hear them speak about their experience as Residents, learn more about what a Library Residency is, and if it might be right for you!   
 

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12/17/20193:00pm to 4:00pmCara Calabrese


OPLIN provides access to a number of full text databases from EBSCO. These range from Primary Search (designed for elementary school students) to MasterFILE Premier (for public libraries) to Academic Search Premier (for colleges and universities), and many more. In this session, we will review tools for searching these databases along with options for using the full text content. We will cover searching in both the classic EBSCOhost interface, with its robust suite of searching and filtering tools, and in EBSCO Explora, an interface designed to be more easily browsable.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain differences between and appropriate uses for the EBSCOhost and Explora interfaces
  • Perform basic and advanced searches in both, including filtering options
  • Describe the best ways for extracting full text for offline use
Presenter:
Joe Ceterski, MLS, Senior Customer Engagement Manager, EBSCO Information Services

Joe Ceterski began his career at EBSCO in 2005, delivering online training for EBSCO Information Services. He is now a Senior Customer Engagement Manager, covering the Northeastern United States and Canada, providing online and onsite training for eBooks, EBSCOhost, EDS, and other EBSCO services. Joe is a librarian, and received his Master of Library Science from the University at Albany. He has more than 30 years of library experience, and has worked in academic libraries; as a special librarian in science and engineering libraries; and as a trainer for EBSCO and for Nylink, a New York State library consortium.


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1/7/202010:00am to 11:00amMelissa Lattanzi


Offensive terminology and biased classification structures can negatively impact the relationship between a library and its users. Change in these systems seems to move at a glacial pace, and the revision process can seem complex and opaque. Attend this session to learn about the Cataloging Lab, a wiki where everyday heroes (like you!) can collaborate to craft proposals for changes or additions to Library of Congress Subject Headings. Non-catalogers are especially welcome! If you care about the words that libraries use to describe people and ideas, please join the efforts to make the words we use in library catalogs fair, just, and welcoming to all.

Learning objectives:
  • Recognize the impact that offensive terminology in catalogs can have on relations between libraries and patrons
  • Learn about the Library of Congress Subject Heading proposal process and the criteria used to judge proposals
  • Understand how they can use the Cataloging Lab to propose revisions to LCSH
Presenter:  

Violet Fox is a library metadata expert and former cataloger. Her research interests include the ethical implications of library classification.​

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1/8/202010:00am to 11:00amMelissa Lattanzi


"Imagine Your Story” is the theme for this year’s summer reading program.  Come join your children’s library colleagues for a program focused on summer reading.  There will be something for everyone whether you choose this theme or not.  In this workshop you will hear about how science is magic, Mother Goose, story walks, a dragon parade and more.  You will come away with ideas for decorations, multiple craft ideas, and have fun playing our trivia game. 

ATTENTION ATTENDEES: We will be having a lightning round of crafts.  Please bring a craft to share with the group.

This workshop includes lunch.

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1/9/20209:30am to 4:00pmMelissa Lattanzi


Join Scott Warrick as he reviews the most recent and most important employment law changes and updates.  Scott will not only inform you of these important changes, but he will use his over three decades of Employment Law/Human Resource Management experience to tell you how to use this information IMMEDIATELY!  More information TBA.

Presenter

Scott Warrick combines the areas of law and human resources to assist organizations in “Solving Employee Problems BEFORE They Happen.”  Scott uses his unique background of LAW and HUMAN RESOURCES to help organizations get where they want to go, which includes coaching and training managers and employees in his own unique, practical and entertaining style.

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1/14/202010:00am to 11:30amMelissa Lattanzi


Confused by copyright? You are not alone! U.S. copyright law permeates almost every facet of librarianship, and in this 90-minute session we'll explore the basics of U.S. copyright law that all librarians should be familiar with. 

Learning Objectives:
  • How copyright is secured;
  • The types of works eligible for copyright protection;
  • The rights granted to those who create copyrightable works; and
  • The duration of copyright
We'll also explore tools and resources librarians can consult to learn more abut the law.

Presenter:
Carla Myers serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for the Miami University Libraries. Her professional presentations and publications focus on fair use, copyright in the classroom, and library copyright issues.

 

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1/15/202010:00am to 11:00amMelissa Lattanzi


Recruitment and retention of library volunteers is an ongoing issue. Looking to other non-profit industries for creative solutions, presenters Kathy Kosinski and Madeline Jarvis discovered many similarities in the world of volunteer fire service. They will share the tips and tricks they learned for recruiting and retaining volunteers in 2020.

Learning Objectives:

  • Draw parallels between libraries and the volunteer fire service
  • Create an elevator pitch for their organization and its accomplishments
  • Identify strategies to minimize attrition of recruits
Presenters:

Kathy Kosinski is the Statewide Library Services Analyst at the Library of Michigan. 



 

Madeline Jarvis is the Adult and Information Services Manager at the Marion (IA) Public Library and a 2019 Graduate of the Marion Citizens Fire Academy.​

Madeline Jarvis and Kathy Kosinski are members of the United for Libraries Millennial Engagement Task Force. 


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1/16/202010:00am to 11:00amMelissa Lattanzi


Is your book club feeling stale? Are you struggling to keep readers engaged? In this session, the authors of “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists” (ALA Editions, 2019) will share out-of-the-box ways to spice up your book clubs, with examples from real clubs from across the country. From unique meeting locations, to reaching niche populations, to time-saving techniques and savvy partnerships, you will leave with ideas to put to work in your library right away.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand some of the reasons why book clubs fail
  • Understand the recommended process for revamping a struggling book club
  • Learn about unique book club ideas and partnerships from across the country
 
Presenters:
Stephanie Saba is a Community Program Supervisor at San Mateo County Libraries. Over the last 15 years, she has led book clubs in three different communities, including two 20-30-something book clubs, a mother-daughter book club and a senior book club.


 
Sarah Ostman is the Communications Manager in the American Library Association's Public Programs Office, where she serves as editor of ProgrammingLibrarian.org. Before joining ALA and the library field in 2014, she spent nearly a decade as a newspaper reporter, editor and freelance writer.
 
 

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1/22/20202:00pm to 3:00pmMelissa Lattanzi


While classroom training has an important place in library staff education, learning is extended and reinforced when staff have the opportunity to work through difficult topics outside of the classroom. In order to support staff learning about issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, Multnomah County Library has developed a “Racially Just” toolkit, containing activities staff can use to learn on their own, with colleagues or in their staff groups. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize some of the indications that an organization is ready to support staff with self-paced learning about EDI 
  • Describe the process staff at Multnomah County Library undertook to develop self-paced learning about EDI, and how you might modify that process in your own organization
  •  Access resources to help with your own EDI training efforts
Presenters:

Tracey Letmate has been working in adult education and organizational development for 20 years. Her work includes developing and delivering training content, mediation, facilitation, team building, and strategic change management work within organizations. Currently, she is the Manager of Learning and Organizational Development for Multnomah County Library. Tracey has a bachelor's degree in communication from North Carolina State University and an MBA from University of Phoenix. 

 
Amy Honisett has been working in libraries for ten years. Her work has focused on education and training, as well as supporting health and digital literacy awareness. She is currently the Learning and Development Specialist at Multnomah County Library, where she enjoys supporting her colleagues’ professional development. Amy has an MA in English Literature from Portland State University and an MSLIS from Drexel University. 
 

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1/29/20202:00pm to 3:00pmMelissa Lattanzi


Effective onboarding is related to many important outcomes for an organization including higher job satisfaction, organizational commitment, lower turnover, higher performance, reduced stress, and on-the-job effectiveness. Unfortunately, onboarding often does not get the time and attention it deserves. This webinar will demystify the process and provide concrete steps to help with the development of a successful onboarding process or to improve upon existing onboarding activities.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the basic components of onboarding, how the onboarding process differs from orientation, and how a successful onboarding program can improve recruitment and retention
  • Learn tips for creating a sustainable, scalable, cost-effective and easily deployable onboarding program
  • Explore ways to gather feedback on the program and measure its success
Presenter:

Kimberly Bishop, MA, MLS, currently serves as the Staff Development Manager for Dayton Metro Library (Ohio).  She has held a variety of public service and management positions in libraries and non-profit organizations across the United States. Kim is devoted to creating passionate and purposeful teams by empowering library workers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to succeed. You can find her online @Love4Libraries on both Twitter and Instagram where she shares food for thought as well as occasional foodie musings.
 

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1/30/202010:00am to 11:00amMelissa Lattanzi


Please join your colleagues for a round table discussion about the latest issues affecting construction and facilities in libraries. Please send agenda items to Shawna Keringer

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1/30/20201:00pm to 4:00pmMelissa Lattanzi


The Census is an important measure of the U.S. population that impacts every segment of American life.  Accurate Census counts help fund Federal programs and help states and cities/towns maximize resources and programs.  The 2020 Census is important because it will be the first time participants may complete the Census online.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Using resources primarily provided by the Census Bureau and the American Library Association, participants will identify key Census tasks and the target dates/timelines for each.
  • By examining a list of frequently-asked questions and other related resources, participants will be able to recognize several ways libraries of all types can help their communities achieve optimum Census counts.
  • Using details associated with completing the Census online, participants have the opportunity to list several ways libraries can support the online option and use this information to design their own online option support strategy.
Presenter:

Tom Adamich is a Digital Asset Librarian (since 2011), certified teacher-librarian (since 2000), and a librarian since 1991. A graduate of the Kent State University (Ohio) School of Library/Information Science and KSU College of Education (School Library Media Certification), Tom was a teacher-librarian and consultant for the Indian Valley Local Schools (Ohio) from 1999-2009 and is president of the Visiting Librarian Service, a contract librarian firm he has operated on a full or part-time basis since 1993.

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2/4/202010:00am to 11:00amMelissa Lattanzi


Join Scott Warrick as he reviews the most recent and most important employment law changes and updates.  Scott will not only inform you of these important changes, but he will use his over three decades of Employment Law/Human Resource Management experience to tell you how to use this information IMMEDIATELY!  More information TBA.

Presenter

Scott Warrick combines the areas of law and human resources to assist organizations in “Solving Employee Problems BEFORE They Happen.”  Scott uses his unique background of LAW and HUMAN RESOURCES to help organizations get where they want to go, which includes coaching and training managers and employees in his own unique, practical and entertaining style.

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2/5/202010:00am to 11:30amMelissa Lattanzi


Want to engage children with the latest technology but don’t know where to begin? Interested in using technology in your programming but you’re on a tighter budget?   Join us for the third annual Gadgets and Gizmos webinar. This popular, detailed webinar presentation will showcase some cool new tech gadgets, websites and resources you can incorporate into your youth services programs! You will also have an opportunity to share your technology successes and challenges with other attendees.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discover the newest emerging technologies that are both affordable and useful for your library department or program
  • Learn about ways to implement these technologies through available lesson plans and STEM programs and ideas

Presenter:

Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System

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2/19/202010:00am to 11:00amMelissa Lattanzi


Goals provide us with a sense of direction and motivate us to complete the task at hand. SMART Goals, by their definition, are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely and are a useful tool for a staff members’ performance development. They can also be helpful in focusing a work team to move projects forward.

Learning Objectives:
  • Dive into what SMART Goals are
  • How to create SMART goals
  • Explore alternatives for instances when SMART Goals may not be an effective measurement tool
Presenter:

Sara Hodgson is the Director of Human Resources at the Mandel Jewish Community Center where she is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures encompassing all aspects of Human Resources including employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, training and development, performance management, and recruitment. Prior to joining the Mandel JCC in 2014, Sara was the HR Manager at the Cleveland Museum of Art for 16 years. Sara has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Ohio University and holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications. 
 

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2/20/20209:30am to 12:30pmMelissa Lattanzi


EBSCO Do-It-Yourself Interfaces provide full-text access for many DIY, hobbyist, home improvement and business magazines, along with reference books and video content. In this session, we will explore the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, and Small Business Reference Center. Whether you enjoy needlecraft or camping, whether you are fixing the plumbing or painting a bedroom, whether you are starting a small business or looking for marketing advice, these resources provide a wealth of helpful information.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the content of the three reference centers
  • Browse and search for relevant content
  • Describe the best ways for extracting full text for offline use
Presenter:
Joe Ceterski, MLS, Senior Customer Engagement Manager, EBSCO Information Services

Joe Ceterski began his career at EBSCO in 2005, delivering online training for EBSCO Information Services. He is now a Senior Customer Engagement Manager, covering the Northeastern United States and Canada, providing online and onsite training for eBooks, EBSCOhost, EDS, and other EBSCO services. Joe is a librarian, and received his Master of Library Science from the University at Albany. He has more than 30 years of library experience, and has worked in academic libraries; as a special librarian in science and engineering libraries; and as a trainer for EBSCO and for Nylink, a New York State library consortium.


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2/25/202010:00am to 11:00amMelissa Lattanzi


More and more libraries are developing relationships with community partners outside the walls of the library. Libraries are often also writing grants to help enhance the services they can provide. Now consider combining these two efforts; getting a grant with partnerships that support your community can create a significant positive impact.

In this workshop, learn how community engagement can work in your library and how to gain those partnerships that can enhance your case for getting grants. We will discuss what community engagement is, how it is different from outreach, and how you can begin finding those opportunities within your own community. Real world examples of community engagement from Ohio library systems, both large and small, will be covered. In addition, this workshop explores how to build your best case for getting a grant, including how to find the numbers you need and build them into a strong argument.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what community engagement is and how it can work at your library

  • Explore how to build your arguments and objectives in order to write a successful grant

  • Brainstorm various community engagement and grant opportunities for your library

Presenters:

Kalyn Kappelman is the Generalist at the Warrensville Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library and is the 2018-2019 NEO-RLS Rising Star Award winner. She recently worked as the Training and Special Projects Coordinator at Reed Memorial Library. Kalyn has written and managed two LSTA grants, successfully partnering with the Ravenna School District to bring more STEM education to the Ravenna community. She has also partnered with local organizations from senior centers to the local Chamber of Commerce to the Portage County Family and Community Services.




Maggie Killman is the Youth Community Engagement Librarian at the Shaker Heights Public Library. She has many years' experience engaging communities and managing partnerships and is actively involved with OLC. In her current role, Maggie maintains over 60 distinct partnerships on behalf of of the library. She recently completed a grant project through the 2019 LSTA Competitive Grants to create an Early Literacy Outreach Collection that augments the library's Early Literacy Outreach program by circulating diverse books to local early childhood classrooms. Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Maggie has a Master of Science in Information Science from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. 


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3/5/20209:30am to 12:30pmMelissa Lattanzi


Project management is one of the most critical components of a successful business. It affects our goals, our performance and our ability to be and do who and what we say we are as an organization.
 
Whether your library has only one project in the works at a time, or is juggling several projects at once, knowing the basics of project management is important in completing your projects timely, on budget and as planned.
 
Whether you are new to Project Management or are looking for a refresher, this program is for you!
 
Learning Objectives:
 
•       The Definition of Project Management
•       The Project Management Core Components
•       The Five Major Stakeholders
•       To Use a Gantt Chart
•       To use a Risk Matrix
•       The importance of Post Mortem and Lessons Learned

Presenter:  

Dean Russell is a Professional Strategic Coach. He helps organizations and businesses increase their effectiveness through leadership coaching, training, and public speaking engagements. He has a gift and passion for helping people and organizations quickly grasp their company’s vision, gain operational traction, and work as a healthy, functional, and cohesive team.  He is a national speaker and recognized expert specializing in business management, leadership improvement, and better employee performance.

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3/10/202010:00am to 11:00amMelissa Lattanzi


If someone told you there’s a practical and easy way to increase circulation, patron visits, program attendance and the job satisfaction of your staff, would you do it? Of course you would. Librarian Becky Spratford has developed a method you can use to accomplish all of this and it plays off of the skills, talents, and interests you already possess. She’ll explain how to deepen staff involvement in readers’ advisory in a way that gets everyone from staff to patrons excited. You are spending a lot of effort and money on cultivating good collections, but are you giving those collections a fair chance to shine? Are you linking your work with patrons as you find them items to your programming and other services? Do your patrons even know the full breadth of what you offer them? And how are you measuring results? With just a few simple tweaks to how you already market your collections, services, programs and even staff, Becky will help you leave a trail of happier and more engaged patrons in your wake.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • learn how to get all library staff involved with creating displays and promoting your collections
  • understand value of creating a participatory patron experience
  • be able to promote library services and programs from every service point
Presenter:

Becky Spratford is a Readers' Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up.  She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library.  She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog RA for All.  She is under contract to provide content for EBSCO’s NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist and content for Library Journal. Becky is also known for her work with horror readers as the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, Second Edition [ALA Editions, 2012] and is currently hard at work on the 3rd Edition. She is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association and currently serves as the Association’s Secretary and organizer of their annual LIbrarians’ Day. You can follow Becky on Twitter @RAforAll

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4/22/202010:00am to 11:00amMelissa Lattanzi


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