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Steven Kellogg Peaceful Kingdom IllustrationIN SEARCH OF WONDER: COMMON CORE & MORE!

October 17, 2014 at The Goodwin Theater, Perry, OH 9:00a.m.-4:30p.m.

 

Spend a festive fall day day dreaming of Terabithia, frolicking with Pinkerton the dog, soaring through clouds on words with wings!

Join renowned authors: Katherine Paterson, Steven Kellog, Nikki Grimes, Tanya Lee Stone, and Chris Crutcher for a day of enchantment!

 

 

For Primary, elementary, and secondary educators; librarians; parents; and students of education and library science

Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Our White House: Looking Out.

Contact hour certificates and fabulous door prizes will be distributed at the end of the day’s activities when evaluation forms are returned.

General Fee: $35.

Members of NEA, AFT, NCT, and ALA: $25.

Employees of the Cleveland Public School: $25.

Undergraduate and graduate university students: $15.

Learn more and register online at www.thencbla.org

 

 

 

 

Julie Brooks Retiring

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

Julie Brooks Retiring

After 35 years of service as Library Director and CEO, Julie Brooks will retire effective October 1, 2014 from Sandusky Library. Through the end of the year, Sandusky Library’s COO Terri Estel and CFO Joel Mazza will serve as co-directors. In January, Molly Carver, currently director of Bellevue Library, will take over as Sandusky’s new director. Best wishes for a happy retirement from the NE Ohio community and thanks, Julie, for your dedication and library service.

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Small Budgets…Big Changes!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

Small Budgets…Big Changes!

Learn how a small budget can be used to make big changes in your library’s resources and atmosphere.  Jennifer Holt, former English teacher of eight years and current librarian at Willoughby South High School, will discuss the cost-effective changes she made in her library during her first year as school librarian. Gain ideas on how to re-design your library’s space…then hear from children’s library staff from the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library on how they did the same. Register online at...

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The Art Museum Library of the 21st Century

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

The Art Museum Library of the 21st Century

For a special Evening Program for Members, Guests and the Public, please join The Women’s Council of The Cleveland Museum of Art, on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, in the Gartner Auditorium at 6:00 pm for “The Art Museum Library of the 21st Century: A Future Vision for the Ingalls Library.” With a collection of over 496,000 volumes and over 1 million images, the museum’s library is equal to those of the National Gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. Betsy Lantz, Director of Library and...

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Apply Today!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

Apply Today!

APPLY NOW FOR THE 2014-2015 PAT CARTERETTE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT There’s nothing like attending a library conference or workshop to spark new interest, excitement and motivation in a library employee. That’s why Pat Carterette, a former Staff Development specialist, was always in the forefront of encouraging people to sign up, go…learn something new! In her memory and to help further that legacy, the Learning Round Table of the American Library Association is offering the Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant. The grant...

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ALAO – Register Now!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

ALAO – Register Now!

Registration is open for the 40th Annual Academic Library Association of Ohio Conference on November 14, 2014 Pre-conference will be held on  November 13, 2014 The Kalahari Resorts • 7000 Kalahari Drive • Sandusky, Ohio 44870 Conference Website: http://www.alaoweb.org/conference Preliminary Program now available online at http://www.alaoweb.org/page-1817126 Register: http://www.alaoweb.org/event-830948 Early Bird Registration ends September 19, 2014 Registration Closes: October 22, 2014 No Refunds after October 22, 2014 Keynote address:...

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7 Days of STEM

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

7 Days of STEM

OH WOW, The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology,  has announced its upcoming regional science & technology festival in Youngstown called “7 Days of STEM.” This is the first festival of its kind in that region, and all events, but one, are FREE and open to the public. OH WOW is are excited to spread STEM education to learners of all ages. The free finale event, Silly Science Sunday, will be hosted at OH WOW! and includes exhibits from NASA, YSU College of STEM, the Mobile FABLAB, Mill...

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Celebrate the Book & Paper Arts!

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

Celebrate the Book & Paper Arts!

It’s time once again for “Octavofest,” a month-long celebration of the book and paper arts. All around Ohio, programs, classes and demonstrations of all kinds will be taking place. Take a look at the calendar and see what your library can promote – or consider adding a program!  Don’t miss programs such as “Get Movin’ With Movable Books,” ” Literary Non-Fiction Writing Workshop,” and “Calligraphy Made Easy” and...

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Watch NEO’s New Emerging Techbits!

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

Watch NEO’s New Emerging Techbits!

http://youtu.be/YfwoRqvtMrI   Free ways to make Infographics | Moto 360 Smartwatch | OM/ONE Audio | WPPL’s 1st Maker Event   If you wish to learn more about our Tech Lab or want us to come to your library to demonstrate it, please feel free to email me!     Infographic sites: “5 features of successful infographics” : http://bit.ly/1wDf8Gr “10 free tools for creating infographics” : http://bit.ly/1qKWWlw “20+ tools to create your own infographics” : http://bit.ly/1lf8v88   Moto...

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Happy Retirement!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

Happy Retirement!

Read more about Kathy’s career in the Lake County News Herald. Here’s the link to the story – http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20140820/retiring-willoughby-eastlake-library-director-leaves-forward-thinking-legacy.  

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Pronunciator Gives NEO Libraries a Great Discount!

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

Pronunciator Gives NEO Libraries a Great Discount!

Pronunciator, one of the largest language learning companies and highly recommended by CHOICE Magazine, is giving NEO Libraries a 25% discount on their services!    On top of the 4,000 possible course combinations, they will be launching ProRadio, a streaming music service for language learners, which will be an included option in all subscriptions.  Click here to visit our NEO Group Discount page and click on Pronunciator’s logo to find out how you can take advantage of this great...

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We Asked NEO’s Mentors…

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

We Asked NEO’s Mentors…

“What’s the best way to improve your work relationship with your boss?”  Take a look at how some of them responded. And, ask your own questions! Just go to NEO’s “Mentor on Call” page (http://mentors.neo-rls.org/users), find someone whose experience and advice you could use and email them!  Connect just once or every week for 30 years…it’s up to you! • I think open, honest communication is key. Bringing things that concern you to your boss and not allowing things to ‘fester’ helps...

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Share VOYA

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

Share VOYA

Get your library added to NEO’s routing list and share this mag with your staff. Just contact us at 330-655-0531 or email Rachelle Perry at rachelle.perry@neo-rls.org. Libraries will be asked to keep the journal for no more than two weeks, before moving it along to the next location.

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Get the NEO App

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

Get the NEO App

For quick access to NEO via your phone or tablet, download the NEO App now. Check in with NEO from anywhere, anytime! Don’t miss the perfect event to help you excel at your job. Call NEO with any questions, concerns or ideas for new services or classes.

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Day for Circ Staff

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

Day for Circ Staff

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Parma-Snow Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library We start the morning with Love Your Teens, Don’t Hate Them Teen Librarian Christina Getrost will give you tips on how to work with teens when they come into your library.  Learn how not to fear and/ or be frustrated with them. Followed by Detect, Diffuse and Delight your Difficult Patrons presented by Kathy Pape, Director of Conneaut Public Library. How about a fresh approach handling challenging library situations and difficult patrons?  The library...

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New Jobs Posted

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Home Page Featured | Comments Off

New Jobs Posted

Mentor Public Library Akron-Summit County Public Library Stark County District Library Amherst Public Library Hudson Library and Historical Society Take a look at NEO’s Help Wanted section of our website and see who is hiring.

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