HRHuman Resource Networking Event
Friday, August 22, 2014 @ NEO Office in HudsonELearningSmall

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


Augmented_reality_at_Museu_de_Mataró_linking_to_Catalan_Wikipedia_(18)Augmented Reality: bringing the digital to life
Thursday, August 28, 2014
@ 10:00 a.m. from Your DesktopELearningSmall

Augmented reality sounds strange and right out of science fiction, but it is actually very real, and also very much a part of your library today.  Learn about what augmented reality is and how it works. Discover how it is already in and a part of your library collection today, and how it will continue to show up more and more around us.


meetingsNew Supervisors’ Academy:

Meetings That MatterELearningSmall
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. from Your Desktop


If you’ve ever thought, “Will this meeting EVER end?” then you know what kind of a meeting NOT to lead! At this webinar, supervisors will learn to:

  • Respect everyone’s time and talent
  • Listen as well as talk
  • Lead meetings that matter – to the staff and to the organization!

changeNew Supervisors’ Academy:

Managing ChangeELearningSmall

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. from Your Desktop

Organizational change occurs at a rapid pace and you and your team are often faced with altering methods and procedures that have become familiar and comfortable. In this webinar you will learn the dynamics of the change process, the difference between change and transition, and strategies to manage yourself and your team to be comfortable with the uncomfortable.

reaching handsDay for Circ Staff: Detect, Diffuse and Delight
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 @ Parma-Snow Branch, Cuyahoga County Public LibraryFaceToFaceNetworking

This year a day for circ staff will focus on working with your patrons and the safety of you and your library.

The morning session will  be Detect, Diffuse and Delight your Difficult Patrons presented by Kathy Pape, Director of Conneaut Public Library.

The afternoon will be presented by Bossie Loggins, Security Coordinator and John Dunn, Security Specialist for Cuyahoga County Public Library who will talk about staying safe and how to diffuse problems before they occur. 


MoneyNew Supervisors’ Academy:

Budgeting, Public Speaking and MoreFaceToFaceNetworking
Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ New NEO Office in Hudson

Demystifying the forms, procedures, and checks and balances involved in public finance.


ThinkingPersonQuestMark.pngPublic Speaking: You Can Do It! 

  • Proven tips to overcome your fear of public speaking
  • Recognize the need for public speaking
  • Consider Your Audience
  • Sharpen your message



FloatingCollectionsBookFloating Collections: Your Questions Answered!
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ NEO Office in HudsonFaceToFaceNetworking
Whether you’re considering floating your collection, or are already floating and are trying to problem-solve, this session is for you!





 PRoblemPatronChalkboardBanish “Problem Patron” From Your Vocabulary
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 2:oo p.m. From Your DesktopELearningSmall

Library Customer Service Training often focuses on the ‘problem patron’.  Disruptive patrons make up only a small portion of the customers served and every one of them has the potential to be labeled a ‘problem’



3d concept of leadership teamwork. red different personA Day for Branch Managers:  Leading from the Middle
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ NEO office in Hudson

Expectations for you abound and often conflict from all directions–and it can be tough waters for branch managers to navigate! Learn principles on managing yourself and others in order to build effective relationships and maximize outcomes for the Library.


PreziPresenting Prezi: A Powerful Presentation ToolELearningSmall
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. from Your Desktop

Have you ever wanted to have a stellar presentation, but felt that your presentation slides fell flat?  Or have you thought that your dull PowerPoints limited your dynamic speech? Enter Prezi.  Prezi is a little known software tool that allows you to bring your presentation slides to life.  No longer will you have to flip from flat slides to flat slides, but you can present with a tool that animates and literally zooms into your concepts, matching or enhancing your lively lecture.  


Top10WordTop 10 Tips for Making Microsoft Word Easier
Wednesday, October 2, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. from Your DesktopELearningSmall

Learn how to make day to day tasks easier.  Melissa will share with you her top 10 tips for making Microsoft Word easier.



PRojectmanagementProject Management:  Plain and Simple
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 10:30 a.m. From Your DesktopELearningSmall
Not reserved for only engineering, project management is simply the organization and execution of any task, big or small. This webinar will demystify project management and offer concrete tools for the successful completion of your next library endeavor, whether it is a new software adoption or a workflow improvement.


NowWhatI’m a Manager:  Now What?  Things You Didn’t Learn in Library SchoolELearningSmall
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. From Your Desktop

Many library professionals are placed into management roles with little or no guidance because there isn’t time for training or their position is newly created. Since Librarian skills are different from Managerial skills, these newly minted managers may struggle getting a handle on their new positions.



Google_Glass_FrontThe Truly Mobile: the Emergence of Wearable Tech
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. from Your DesktopELearningSmall

Wearable technology is exploding in popularity! From Google Glasses to smartwatches and fitness trackers to remote rings, more people are choosing to carry and use technology in interesting and convenient ways.  But what can they do?  And what might this mean for your library?


ExcelUsing Microsoft Excel to Create Lists and Forms
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. from Your DesktopELearningSmall

Learn how to utilize Microsoft Excel to create lists and forms that you use daily.




SciFiBack to the Book XV: Science Fiction, Book Art and Best Practices!FaceToFaceNetworking
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ Hilton Garden Inn, Twinsburg

For Back to the Book’s 15th year it will focus its Genre on Science Fiction, featuring author, John Scalzi.  Along with some best practices in expanding book discussion and getting the right books into your patrons hands.  You will also receive a hands-on book art demonstration where your patrons will enjoy turning discarded books into objects of art.


communicationLet’s Use Conflict to Our Advantage!  Tackling Situations of Conflict Head On
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @ 10:30 a.m. From Your DesktopELearningSmall

They say that there are certain things in life that are inevitable – death, taxes, and….conflict. The thought of conflict and confrontation can cause our stomachs to knot and our hands to perspire, but it doesn’t have to. In fact, when handled well, conflict can actually be worthwhile and beneficial to an organization, sparking creativity and leading to personal growth.



SmartLockHome Automation Meets the Library
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. from Your DesktopELearningSmall

What does a “Smart” home or office mean?  Does it know when to turn on my lights and coffee?  Does it allow me to interact with it? Can I control it from anywhere?  And how can I make my home, office or library “Smart?” Smart devices can do all of these things!  And because of this convenience, home/office automaton is skyrocketing in popularity.



PublisherMicrosoft Publisher Basic
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. from Your DesktopELearningSmall

Come to this webinar to learn about Microsoft Publisher.  We will talk about each ribbon/tab item in detail and point out some features you may have not used before.  Bring your questions and receive answers.  When you leave this webinar you will be comfortable to play around in Microsoft Publisher and create your own publications.


creativity-396268_640Creative Internships at Your Library
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. From Your DesktopELearningSmall

Are you scrambling to provide your patrons with on-going, engaging programming such as, art classes, computer classes, ESOL lessons, and homework help?
Hire an intern! And not just any intern…a non-library school student intern.


E-rateE-Rate Form 470
Thursday, November 20, 2014FaceToFaceNetworking

There are going to be a lot of changes to eRate this year, the morning will be an overview and update on changes to eRate. We’ll then break for lunch on your own  and come back and go over the form 470 specifically.
This will not be a videoconference it will be a face to face event.


giftTech Toys for the Holidays
Thursday, December 11, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. from Your DesktopELearningSmall

It’s that time of year again!  It is the time that everyone searches to find the best toys 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.



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, .



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NEO is proud to bring you periodic podcasts on topics of interest to you. If you have a topic you’d like to hear more about, please call us and we’ll see if we can put together a podcast on the subject. Here are several podcasts for you to enjoy. Remember to check back periodically for additional podcasts.

Emerging Techbits Podcast, July 14, 2014

Birdsnap, a bird recognition app | Amazon’s new Fire smartphone | Spire wearable device | USF Library’s drone loaning program


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MENTORONCALLSLIDEThere’s just too much experience in NE Ohio to waste! That’s why NEO has created “MENTOR ON CALL“, a simple listing of people willing to be mentors and their email addresses. Anyone, whether they want a career-long mentor or just a quick answer to their question, can use MENTOR ON CALL to find a person with the right background and connect directly to them. Also, NEO invited everyone to become a mentor. The sign-up process on the page is very easy. Let’s help one another. Let’s share experience. Let’s reach out, connect, and make NE Ohio libraries stronger than ever! Visit MENTOR ON CALL today!

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