MOTIVATIONDeveloping and Implementing a Motivational Strategy to Empower Employees
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m. from Your DesktopELearningSmall

Many times when budgets get tight, patron use increases while resources become more limited. Keeping your staff happy and motivated can become increasingly more difficult. However, the successful manager knows how to keep his or her employees motivated to bring their best to the job every day. A thorough understanding of what drives human beings to do their best (hint—it’s seldom money!) is the key to maintaining a high level of service in the toughest of times.

 

goals-letters-in-green-fallingIt Came Upon a New Year Clear: Why Traditional Goal Setting Doesn’t Work and What You Should Do Differently
Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. from Your DesktopELearningSmall

For many of us, goal setting is a continuous process of success and failure, celebration and disappointment. Perhaps this is why less than 10% of people in the United States actually create, document and track their written goals.   The problem is not that we set goals; the problem is the process we have learned in the goal setting process.

 

 

ChildrenTeenSummerReadingSummer Reading for Superheroes
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ Reed Memorial Library, RavennaFaceToFaceNetworking

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Summer Reading 2015!  Join your colleagues as they explore the different directions to take this theme and other ideas for summer reading programs.  Hear ideas for school visits, programs, end of summer parties and more!  This workshop is for all youth including teens.    Bring YOUR ideas to share throughout the day as well.

 

ChildrenandTechGrowing With Tech
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @10:00 a.m. From Your DesktopELearningSmall

In this program, you will learn about the benefits of using technology as a teaching tool for children and teens.  We will also examine and discuss methods on how to introduce and implement technology into a child’s development.  Finally, we will look at specific tech gadgets and software tools that will foster not just online abilities, but skills like creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and more, that can be harnessed for any real-world environment.

 

Welcome12+ WAYS TO HELP YOUR NEW EMPLOYEES FEEL WELCOME AND INCLUDED
Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. from Your DesktopELearningSmall

Staff are the most important resource for achieving the library’s mission and goals. Supervisors spend valuable time to recruit, interview, and hire the right person at the right time. And yet often, the new employee has no time to get comfortable in their new environment before being given a list of tasks and projects to complete. As a result, it may take longer than necessary for the new employee to feel truly at home in their new job.

 

 

Follow the LeaderThe Five Practices of Leadership
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. from Your DesktopELearningSmall

Are leaders born or bred? Both! And everyone can be a leader.
We all start with innate talents and abilities. We also have the chance to hone and develop our skills over time. In the end, leadership is an ongoing practice, and our successes are determined by the people that we lead.

 

 

ExcelBasic Excel FormulasELearningSmall
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. From Your Desktop

Learn tips and tricks to make formulas easy.

 

 

 

 

 

BurnoutHow to Avoid Burnout: Taking Care of Yourself So that You Can Take Care of OthersELearningSmall
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m. From Your Desktop

This fun and interactive webinar explores How to Avoid Burnout and includes exercises and techniques that you can use any day of the week to protect yourself from jumping over the edge.

 

 

UnmaskSloganUnmask the Possibilities:  Teen Summer Reading Webinar I
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.From Your Desktop ELearningSmall

No need to travel.  Take an hour out of your day and hear great ideas for the 2015 Teen Summer Reading program, Unmask.

 

 

2015Emerging Tech2015 Winter Emerging Technologies Symposium
Thursday, February 5, 2015 @ NEO Office in HudsonFaceToFaceNetworking

Topics to include:

  • Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Augmented Reality Campaign
  • Computational thinking for children and adults learning coding
  • Holly Klingler shares what’s hot at the Consumer Electronics Show
  • See what is new in NEO’s Tech Lab

 

 

ChildrenTeenSummerReadingSummer Reading for Superheroes
Friday, February 6, 2015 at Wayne County Public Library, WoosterFaceToFaceNetworking

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Summer Reading 2015!  Join your colleagues as they explore the different directions to take this theme and other ideas for summer reading programs.  Hear ideas for school visits, programs, end of summer parties and more!  This workshop is for all youth including teens.    Bring YOUR ideas to share throughout the day as well.

 

 

UnmaskSloganUnmask the Possibilities:  Teen Summer Reading Webinar II
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.From Your Desktop ELearningSmall

No need to travel.  Take an hour out of your day and hear great ideas for the 2015 Teen Summer Reading program, Unmask.

 

 

TeenReading“My Son or Daughter Simply Loved Divergent!” or How to Talk to Teens About Books
Thursday, February 12, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. From Your DesktopELearningSmall

In this webinar participants will learn practical skills for effective reader’s advisory to teens and their guardians.

 

 

artist Tapping Into Your Employees’ Talents
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m. From Your DesktopELearningSmall

  • Key questions you can ask to determine employee talents and perspectives that may have gone unnoticed
  • Understanding the connection between an employee’s personality and parts of the job that may be a natural fit for their talents

 

 

 

 

FamilyTreeGenealogy & Family History Research Simplified: Helping Patrons Find Their Family Heritage & More
Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. From Your DesktopELearningSmall

Questions you might be asking that will be answered in this program include:

  • How can patrons find ancestor records and family histories?
  • How can patrons discover the stories behind the people?
  • How can patrons document and share their findings?

 

 

 

ChildrenTeenSummerReadingSummer Reading for Superheroes
Friday, February 20, 2015 at Westlake Porter Public Library, WestlakeFaceToFaceNetworking

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Summer Reading 2015!  Join your colleagues as they explore the different directions to take this theme and other ideas for summer reading programs.  Hear ideas for school visits, programs, end of summer parties and more!  This workshop is for all youth including teens.    Bring YOUR ideas to share throughout the day as well.

 

StillLearningGet Results! Making Staff Training Work
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ NEO Office in HudsonFaceToFaceNetworking

Have you ever had to teach the staff about a new piece of equipment or do a library-wide customer service review? If your library has core competencies or any kind of learning expectations, you want to support them with training that works! This is a hands-on workshop that will focus on 25 training activities that have been proven to help support real learning. You don’t have a lot of time with staff for in-house training, so make the most of what you have with effective tools like these. Based on the book Telling Ain’t Training, by Stolovitch and Keeps, this workshop will leave you  with ideas you can use!

 

 

Escape Escape the Ordinary_J copythe Ordinary:  Adult Summer Reading Webinar
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.From Your Desktop ELearningSmall

No need to travel.  Take an hour out of your day and hear great ideas for the 2015 Adult Summer Reading program, Escape the Ordinary.

 

TeamCircleHerding Cats in a Thunderstorm:
Three Assessment Tools that Help You Identify and Measure  the Functionality and Behaviors of Your Team

Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. From Your DesktopELearningSmall

Specifically we will discuss these three assessment tools:

  • Team Effectiveness Assessment
  • Enhancing Your Daily Interactions
  • Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument

 

MakerspaceBuilding the Case and Space for Making A Makerspace
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m. From Your Desktop
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If you have been wondering what the fuss about makerspaces is all about or wonder how this could fit with public library service, bring your questions and get some answers. We will cover current makerspace trends, what models other libraries are using, and what type of programming is right for you.

 

 

Animal FamilyFamily Programming: Making Mixed Age Groups Work
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. From Your DesktopELearningSmall

Family life plays an important role in the development of the literacy skills of its members. Multigenerational programs offers flexibility in staffing and program offerings as well as opportunities to promote family based literacy-building skills.

 

 

information-overloadToo Much Information! Managing Digital Overload
Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. From Your DesktopELearningSmall

Do you suffer from information overload? Emails, webinars, listservs, blogs, enews, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook can cause us to short circuit. Learn about your choices for filtering and organizing digital information to increase efficiency and reduce stress (without getting overwhelmed by technical jargon).

 

HRHuman Resources Event NetworkingELearningSmall
Friday, March 20, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. From Your Desktop

Join your peers for a lively discussion of the latest issues facing human resources.

 

 

 

conversationThe 5 Tough Conversations New Managers Will Have
Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. From Your DesktopELearningSmall

Participants will get insight into these tough conversations:

  1. Dealing with challenging patrons – “I deserve special treatment!  You’re wrong!  Your library is lame!”
  2. Redirecting an employee’s intensity – “This is the rule, I’m going to follow it no matter what!”
  3. Correcting employee skills – “I already know this, bored now.”
  4. Helping employees adjust an emotional or personality trait to better get along with their peers – “Did you hear about so-and-so?  Well, I heard…”Coordinating with other professionals in your building – “What do you mean you need me to do something?”

 

EveryDirectorShouldKnow2015 Directors’ Retreat
Wednesday & Thursday, May 20 – 21, 2015 @ Mohican State Park & LodgeFaceToFaceNetworking

  • What Every Library Director Should Know
  • How to Make Your Board Nervous (or Not)
  • Secrets to Success


 

 

 

 

 

Continuing Education Transcripts

Are you curious about what classes you have attended at NEO?  Contact NEO for your transcript prior to April 2014.  All the newer classes from April forward are in the new system and when you login to your profile in MYNEO  you can see what you attended under Other and Prior Registrations.

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, lattanzm@neo-rls.org .

 

 

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NEO is excited to announce a brand new “Membership Discount” structure for 2015-16. Calculated based on each library’s FTE, an affordable GOLD membership provides free, unlimited CE for your staff. With the number of webinars we’re offering next year quadrupling, plus our popular face-to-face events, turn your staff development over to NEO!

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NEORLS Membership Discounts for 2015 2016

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