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
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.read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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:...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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.read more
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...read more
“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...read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Libraries will be asked to keep the journal for no more than two weeks, before moving it along to the next location.read more
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.read more
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...read more
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.read more