August 2019– Librarians Update


INFOhio ISearch Summer and Fall Updates

ISearch, the BLUEcloud OPAC and discovery interface, is your school library + INFOhio. ISearch received a facelift this summer, and this fall it will get a whole lot better.

ISearch lets you explore the contents of your school library along with multiple collections of magazines and journals, newspapers, reports, primary sources, encyclopedias, videos, and eBooks—reliable content that isn't available on the open web—from a single search box.

You will notice these ISearch enhancements in August:

  • Your OPAC welcome page has been updated, balancing ISearch with Cat Jr.
  • The My Library tab is more prominent, highlighting items curated by your school librarian to meet the learning needs of your students.
  • Results on the My Library tab now default to display the more graphical thumbnail view, making ISearch more user-friendly for students of all ages. If you prefer the list view, your school librarian can work with your INFOhio ITC Provider to set library-level display preferences.

Later this fall, you can look forward to more ISearch enhancements:

  • On the My Library tab, item availability will be displayed on the first screen in all views to let your students know right away if the book they want is on the shelf.
  • Limiters that appear along the left side of the My Library tab will be reordered with the most important limiters appearing closer to the top of the page.
  • New limiters for reading program and reading level will appear along the left side of the My Library tab.

It’s been a busy summer making ISearch a better experience, and INFOhio can’t wait for you to check it out. For any comments, questions, concerns, or support for ISearch, please reach out at library[at]neonet[dot]org.

Library trainings

WorkFlows New Users- 8/19/19 8:30-3:30

WorkFlows Update and Refresher- 8/27/19 8:30-11:30


Technology Integration trainings (now open to all NEOnet members, register at

HyperDocs- 8/28/19 12:30-3:00

Teacher Time-Saving Tech- 9/4/19 12:30-3:00

Beginning G Suite- 9/11/19 11:30-3:00

Non 1:1 Strategies- 9/18/19 12:30-3:00

Tech Integration Open Lab- 9/25/19 12:30-3:00


Makerspace Trainings

Simple, Sellable Sewing Projects- 9/4/19 1:30-3:30

Makerspace Open Lab- 9/19/19 2:00-3:30


2019-20 Media Services Advisory Meetings

9/23/19                                       11/20/19                                             2/27/20                                                   4/23/20


Register for trainings/meetings at

NEOnet's climate controlled facility and meeting center can serve up to 160 people comfortably in 10 designated conference training spaces. If you’d like to rent space from us please contact dclayton[at]neonet[dot]org

Librarian's Update