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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.
A Rising Star has 5 years or less experience in libraries and has already had an impact on Northeast Ohio Libraries.
Nominate your employee or co-worker for the NEO Star Award. It only takes a few minutes. Send an email with 100 words or less to Cathy Hakala-Ausperk by December 31.
If you nominate someone, you too will be entered into a drawing for a prize.
Library Lock-Ins, Un-sleepovers, and Zombies, Oh My!
Presented by Rachelle Perry, Youth Services Associate, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library; Office Administrator, NEO-RLS
Rachelle Perry has worked with youth at CH-UH P.L. for almost ten years, the last three of which have been spent every day with the teens in “The Spot”, an afterschool program for grades 5-12. She readily admits it can be challenging at times, but the rewards far outweigh those challenges (especially when she wins at Mario Kart!).
The focus of her presentation will be two after-hours lock-in programs she has done at the library; an Un-Sleepover for Tween Girls, and a Zombie Party for all the teens. Now, the thought of being locked in a library, after-hours, with a bunch of teens and throwing a party can sound a little (ok, a lot) scary at first, but after this presentation, you’ll leave feeling prepared to go back to your library and throw a party of your own!
Scratch Programming: What is it and how you can use it at your library!
Presented by Lynne Keith and Beth Slade, Youth Services Staff, Twinsburg Public Library.
Lynne Keith and Beth Slade are teen librarians from the Twinsburg Public Library. Because of a strong partnership with Twinsburg City Schools, they were able to offer an afterschool Scratch computer programming club to over 100 of the school district’s 4-6th graders last winter. Scratch is a FREE programming language and an online community designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the M.I.T. Media Lab. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.
Along with staff from the public library’s computer lab, they presented the highlights of their Scratch club to educators and other librarians at MIT’s summer conference in August. While attending this conference they learned of several Scratch extensions to enhance STEM opportunities for tween patrons.
Graphic Novels, Comics, Manga and Anime: Why tweens are so into them, and how you can be too!
Presented by Nick Fagan, Geauga County Public Library.
You’ve probably seen your tweens reading them, the enthusiasm when the latest edition comes out, yet you don’t really know much about them. Here is your chance to learn! Nick Fagan, whose enthusiasm for graphic novels began in the 4th grade, will introduce you to the world of graphic novels, comics, manga and anime, fill you in on the latest and greatest and give you some recommendations your tweens are sure to love!
Internships provide libraries and interns with a perfect, mutually beneficial relationship. Libraries get high-quality programs and services for little to no cost, and interns get professional and leadership experience to add to their resumes. By recruiting students outside library school, libraries get interns with a wide range of skill sets, patrons get wonderful programs, and students get a unique opportunity to mold their own experience.
Caution: Starting an internship program can be challenging, especially when there’s little or no money to pay the interns.
Learn how to:
- Craft unique internship programs and job descriptions
- Attract students
- Work with colleges
- Cultivate and evaluate interns
- Give interns leadership opportunities
- Measure your success
Join NEO for an informative webinar onThursday, November 20, 2014 @ 2 p.m. From Your Desktop
Can’t make it register anyway and we will send you the archive!
Libraries can turn their staff development over to NEO in 2015, when FREE CE will be available. The NEO Board approved on Tuesday a completely new Membership Discount format, which allows for GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE AND GEO levels of discount. At the GOLD LEVEL, CE is free for your entire staff. All amounts will be calculated now on FTE. Check out the levels here and watch for your 2015-2016 Letter of Intent to join…coming soon!
Contact director Catherine Hakala-Ausperk (email@example.com) with any questions.
Applications for the 2015 Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL) Scholarships are now being accepted. Scholarship(s) will be awarded at the discretion of the NOTSL Scholarship Committee, not to exceed $1,500, dependent upon need and number of applicants.
Sign up soon for the MLA Webinar “Communicate Your Value through Marketing and Advocacy,” which will be broadcast at the Northeast Ohio Medical University on Wednesday 11/5/14 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Seating is limited, reserve your seat early!
So that enough handouts are created, each individual attending should register. Additional instructions for accessing the NEOMED campus and the library will be provided after registration closes on 11/1/14.
Reservations, questions or comments can be made by emailing Denise Cardon at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The sponsorship of this webcast site will be funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00005C with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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 https://www.formstack.com/forms/aom-neregion by September 25,2 014. Cost is $20 for OELMA members and $25 for non-members. This program will be held at The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System office, 1580 Georgetown Rd., Hudson, OH 44236 (330-655-0531.) Questions? Contact the OELMA office (614) 221-1900 or OELMA East Directors Kris Baker (email@example.com or Annette Lang (firstname.lastname@example.org) or OELMA Northeast Directors Lori Guerrini (email@example.com) or Angela Maxwell (firstname.lastname@example.org.)