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Thursday, July 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEO Emerging Techbits #28 »
Please enjoy the Emerging Techbits Podcast:  Episode 28 !   Fit For Battle  |  Zombies...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEO Emerging Techbits #27 »
Please enjoy our newest Emerging Techbits Podcast: Episode 27   Nexar  |   SeeNote  |...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEO Emerging Techbits for 3/16/16 »
    Zaption   |   Fisher-Price Smart Toy  |   Petcube  and FitBark  ...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Makerspace on a Budget? You Bet! »
  Simply sharing this wonderful article from the School Library Journal about how to get started on a Maker Space...
Friday, January 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Emerging Techbits from NEO »
NEO’s Holly Klingler talks about a great way to share your screen, help for the visually impaired, coding for kids, and ye...
Thursday, December 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Emerging Techbits from NEO »
In this edition of Emerging Techbits, NEO’s Holly Klingler shows us some great online resume tools, a site for startups, a...
Friday, October 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Emerging Techbits from NEO »
Another great emerging technology podcast from Holly Klingler at NEO. My favorite? Camel, camel, camel. But for my husband...
Thursday, August 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Emerging Techbits from NEO »
Another informative Techbits video podcast from Holly Klingler, Emerging Technology Librarian at NEO. This month includes...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Libraries Transform »
I was talking with my father last night about our 3D printer loan service to libraries. We talked about what 3D printers d...
Thursday, June 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEO's Emerging TechBits Podcast »
Holly Klingler, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System's (NEO-RLS) Emerging Technologies Librarian and all-around awesome...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
STEM Programming at Your Library, No Excuses! »
In today’s American Libraries Direct , Meredith Farkas puts some important pieces together for those of us who wonder why...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Take 5! An Ohio Youth Services Dialogue: 2015 Wrap-Up “Making it Happen” »
Giving Back This was the first time I and one of my staff (Racheal Mick), actively worked on this statewide conference....
Friday, March 20, 2015
A Win for all Kentuckians »
  It's been a long fight, but finally the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Kentucky libraries. And as w...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Access to Technology Prepares Teens for 21st Century Skills »
What’s the formula for a successful launch of a new teen tech space in your library? You want to do something with expande...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Great PR for Dayton Metro Library, Xavier University and the Public Library of Cincinnati »
Dayton Metro Library was featured in a local TV broadcast when hundreds of people showed up to see a 3D printer in actio...
Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
In 2015, Millennials Outnumber Boomers for the First Time »
According to the Pew Research Center’s Projections of Population data from the U.S. Census, Millennials (those between the...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
“The Library in 2020” – Let’s Discuss (third and final part of a multi-part post) »
In the second post , I discussed some management trends and how they’ve faired in the library environment, specifically s...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Friday, January 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
“The Library in 2020” – Let’s Discuss (First of a multi-part post) »
Hurst-Wahl, J. (2014). The Library in 2020.   Collaborative Librarianship, 6 (2). Retrieved 2015-01-12, from http:/...
Monday, January 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New LIBLICENSE Model Agreement Available with “Create Your Own License” Software Coming Soon »
For those of you who have to negotiate electronic resources, I’m sorry. Could there be any process more obscure and diffic...
Monday, January 5, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEO's Emerging TechBits January 2015 »
Another nice TechBits podcast from Holly Klingler, Emerging Technology Librarian at NEO. Among other surprises, Holly plan...
Friday, January 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Do Babies Learn to Talk? Is There a Point to Library Story Times? »
In an article entitled “Quality of Words, Not Quantity, Is Crucial to Language Skills, Study Finds” (NYT October 17, 2014...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
First-Hand 3D Fun, Errr, Experience »
We kept waiting. We kept waiting for the prices to come down and for the quality to go up. We kept waiting for a f...
Monday, November 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Getting Adults into the Library »
The talk among directors and programmers is often about the drop-off in young adult library usage and/or adult library usa...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Lloyd Library and Museum Announces Lloyd Research Fellowship for 2015-2016 »
Curtis Gate Lloyd Research Fellowships Announcement Application Due Date, January 15, 2015 Cinci...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Telling a Library Story, Again and Broadly »
As you may know, this year there was finally an excellent video that showed what public libraries are about today. Thank y...
Monday, September 29, 2014
Public Library Engagement in the United States: Pew’s latest research »
As I’ve written about before, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has been conducting research over the...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
NASA and Libraries »
NASA recently launched an online catalog for reviewed activities, books, and other resources for programming (and deve...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Managing Oversized Materials: Rare Webinar Opportunity »
Managing Oversized Materials: Care, Handling and Preservation of Posters, Maps, and Other Large Pages in Our Collections...
Monday, August 25, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Library of Ohio LSTA Competitive Grants for Literacy Available »
The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce the availability of LSTA competitive grant funds to support literacy init...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Partnering with your School’s Math & Science Teachers- the ‘Why’ and the ‘How’ »
Surprisingly, we all seem to know that when we form partnerships with teachers in our schools, the kids learn more and the...
Monday, August 4, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Become a Public Innovator »
Not everyone in our library community agrees with the Libraries Transforming Communities initiative of ALA in partnership...
Monday, July 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diversity, Professional Development & Participation: How Academic Libraries Empower Communities »
If you want to hear from our national leadership without heading out of state this year, don't miss Courtney Young (ALA Pr...
Friday, June 27, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Welcome to SWON Libraries' New Site »
Welcome to our new web site and membership platform. We know you care about libraries and your career. You want to stay co...
Monday, June 23, 2014
Ohio Writing Project's 35th Anniversary Celebration »
Miami University's Ohio Writing Project is excited to host Jeff Wilhelm from Boise State as the keynote speaker at their...

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