LogoBook Look Plus
Coming Soon to Wayne County Public LibraryFaceToFaceNetworking

We are planning Book Look Plus we just have to rework the schedule due to the speaker’s schedule.  Watch the website and your email for more information coming soon!  Until then take a look at Book Look Online.



 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.



SurvivalKit3rd Annual NEO Staff Day: Open to Individuals
Monday, October 13, 2014 @ Kent State University, Student CenterFaceToFaceNetworking

Keynote: How to Tell Anyone Anything:
Techniques for Handling Difficult Workplace Conversations
Richard Gallagher, Author, Customer Service Survival Kit



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.


unionWorking Well: Building Effective Relationships with Library and UnionFaceToFaceNetworking
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ NEO Office in Hudson

Whether you are front line staff or in leadership (Library or Union), come learn additional
skills to be more effective in your respective roles and in your work together.


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.




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.


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, lattanzm@neo-rls.org .



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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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