FingerHeroHelp Plan Comic Con 2015!–No Cost
Monday, October 27, 2014 @ NEO Office in Hudson at 10:00 a.m.FaceToFaceNetworking
NEO is excited about Comic Con 2015:  Summer Reading Workshop!  We are anxious to share with you our ideas and hear yours for the 2015 Summer Reading Workshop.  We would like to invite you to attend a planning meeting on Monday, October 27th at the NEO Office in Hudson from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  This meeting will be open to all no matter what age youth you serve! 



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.



360360 Degrees and More
Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ NEO Office in HudsonFaceToFaceNetworking

Why do Evaluations?  Why are they important?  Cathy Hakala-Ausperk  will discuss how evaluations fit into effective coaching, discipline and performances.  Robin Wood will follow with a conversation about 3600 evalluations.  We will conclude the day with talking about the role of self evaluation in career development.


yssYouth Services Symposium XXV: Teen Brains, You & Your Library!
Friday, November 14, 2014 @ Poland Branch of Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning CountyFaceToFaceNetworking

Our featured author is Siobhan Vivian, who wrote The List, Not That Kind of Girl, and Same Difference to mention a few.   This year YSS will explore marketing and connecting to teens through new technologies.  We will also discuss the teen brain and why the teens act the way they do and how you as a teen librarian can make a difference.   Lastly, learn about programs that teens can’t say “no” to attending!




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.


TwenA Day in be “Tween”
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 @ NEO Office  in HudsonFaceToFaceNetworking
Ever wanted to do a library lock-in program? Curious about these things called Graphic Novels and why so many tweens are into them? Need some fresh, new program ideas? Bring your fuzzy slippers (seriously, there will be a slipper contest!), relax and enjoy a day of learning for this very special audience.


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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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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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!

Watch for more details, coming soon!

NEORLS Membership Discounts for 2015 2016

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