GASB 68: What’s it All About?
A Fiscal Officers Networking Event
Friday, December 6, 2013 @ Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library
The morning will consist of conversation regarding GASB 68. which will be delivered via Adobe Connect. There are many new fiscal officers in the libraries. Come share your expertise and network with one another over lunch and finish the day with a roundtable discussion. Speakers TBA
Serving the Underserved of Your Community
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from your Desktop @ 10:30 a.m.
Do you have a firm grasp on the various social groups that comprise your library’s service area? If your library is like most in this country, demographics rapidly change along with the diverse needs of community members. Are your library’s collections being used as much as they could be? Do you have effective programming? When was the last time (if any) you asked these questions?
Identifying and understanding your community’s underserved population will open your eyes to a new world of acquisitions and event programming.
During this though provoking webinar, participants will learn how to:
- Identify underserved community members
- Survey and assess the special needs of the underserved
- Make action plans that enable your library staff to serve the needs of your changing community
Exploding with Ideas: Summer Reading Program
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 @ Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ Perry Sippo Branch of Stark County District Library, Canton , Ohio
This year’s Summer Reading Workshop will be EXPLODING with ideas to use for the 2014 Summer Reading theme, Fizz, Boom, Read! That’s right, Albert Einstein, it’s all about science with experiments, crafts, decorations, school visits, and program ideas for families, preschool, school-agers, and tweens! There will even be a special presentation from OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology!
Bring sample a craft and/or decoration with instructions to share at our craft table and receive an extra chance to win prizes! (*You will receive an extra ticket for every craft/decoration that you bring.)
There will also be time at the end for sharing all of your great ideas for summer reading!
Shiny New Toys for the Holidays
Thursday, December 12, 3013 @ 10:00 a.m. from Your Desktop
It’s that time of year again! It is the time that everyone searches to find the best toy for their loved one, friend, or even themselves. Learn about what new technology products will be available to consumers this season that your patrons may likely bring into your library for assistance, or perhaps what new technological tools you might even consider using in your library.
Let’s Fund Together: Let Crowdfunding Work for your Library
Thursday, January 9, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m. From Your Desktop
Crowdfunding is a great way to get your community involved and invested. It is a way for people to demonstrate their support for a cause or event by giving money and investing in a project. It has grown immensely and thousands of projects have been possible because of crowdfunding.
2014 Winter Emerging Technologies Symposium
Thursday, January 30th @ Twinsburg Public Library
Augmented Reality: The Future is in Your Library Already!
Augmented reality seems like something out of a science-fiction film, but it is very real and very much a part of your library even today. Though it seems strange and unfamiliar, it is already a part of some of our most circulated and beloved materials. Learn about what exactly augmented reality is and how it works. Also, learn how it has been and is a part of your library collection today, and how it will continue to show up more and more. Finally, we will examine ways in which you can actually create and use augmented reality to impress and serve patrons in a new and exciting way!
The Truly Mobile: the Emergence of Wearable Technology and What This Means for Your Library
Our technology goes everywhere with us nowadays. We bring our phone with us, carrying them in our pockets and our purses. But new technology is emerging, allowing us to carry them in an increasingly convenient way: they reside on our wrists, on our belts, on our heads and much more. What is wearable technology and in what ways are they appearing? We will look at the history of wearable technology and how it went from a marginalized “geeky” trend to a mainstream movement. Moreover, we will discuss how this new technology might affect your library and what impactions it might have for you and your patrons.
And much more!
New Archives/On Demand Training Available: Just added on May 24, 2013
More archives/on Demand Training is available at the 24/7 Training Library
ORGANIZING YOUR WAY SERIES
Continuing Education Transcripts
Are you curious about what classes you have attended at NEO? Click this link and put in your name and library and you will be able to see transcript of classes including dates, workshop names and contact hours. For future reference this link is found at the top of the Continuing Education page.
Training @ Your Library
Are you interested in having a particular speaker at your library, or have an idea of a topic that your library would be interested in having a workshop? NEO is always happy to either find you a presenter or plan a day of training for you or the libraries in your area. Contact Melissa Lattanzi, email@example.com .
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OCTOBER 22, 2013 EMERGING TECHBITS PODCAST:
e-Reader Usage Stats
Back Up Power Sources
OCTOBER 29, 2013 EMERGING TECHBITS PODCAST
Children & Interactive Learning
NOVEMBER 8, 2013 EMERGING TECHBITS PODCAST
Google Insights (test your upload speed)
KitKat Operating System
Pebble Smart Watch
NOVEMBER 21, 2013 EMERGING TECHBITS PODCAST
Better Reader Apps
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
Cool Tech Awards (Findaway World!)
Q&A About Children’s Tablets