Friday, January 30, 2009
If you haven't signed up yet for 23 Things, you still have until February 16th to join us.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Have you been wanting to stop counting with hand-held devices or tick marks on a piece of paper? For that next special event at your library, borrow the People Counter.
The People Counter can be easily installed on any doorway and keeps a count of folks passing through its infrared beam.
NEFLIN has just added this to our Equipment Loan Program. To reserve this device just e-mail us.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
"It is time for a new challenge and I'm excited to announce that on February 2nd I will be joining the Division of Library and Information Services Office of Development in Tallahassee.
[We wish you the best in your new position, Stephanie. You will be missed! -- NEFLIN staff]
St. Johns County Government's Employee of the Year!
According to Michael Wanchick, St. John's County Administrator, "In 2008, Nicole not only modeled outstanding service, but developed a new project, displayed exemplary productivity and instituted innovative efficiencies that reduced spending, all qualities highly valued by our organization."
Friday, January 23, 2009
- 315,181 - Orange Bags moved by the vendor
- 504,290 - Estimated number of items moved if each bag averages 1.6 items
- $730,112 – Estimated savings compared to U.S. Mail.
- 220 - Participating libraries locations.
- 38,792 - Number of deliveries made by the vendor
- 123 – Number of items lost or damaged and paid for by the vendor
- Small-sized libraries saved over $5,000 annually
- Medium-sized libraries saved over $33,000 annually
- Larger libraries saved over $46,000 annually
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Targeting the Ages: Programming that Hits the Mark
Friday, February 13, 2009, 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
...by the way of Stephen Abram's blog.It is good to see a study of the "Return on Investment" for any library, but especially one for academic libraries (which I don't see as often).
In this study academic library directors were asked to demonstrate their library's value to the institution in easily articulated quantitative terms that focus on outputs rather than on traditionally reported input measures.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
at NEFLIN in Orange Park:
New Models of Customer Service - Tuesday, February 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. Need 4 more registrations to avoid cancellation.
Web 2.0 and Library 2.0: Collaboration and Participation - Friday, February 6, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Publisher 2003 Level 1 - Thursday, February 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Need 3 more registrations to avoid cancellation.
Presentation Skills: Be Amusing and Other Myths, Wednesday, February 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Need 5 more registrations to avoid cancellation.
Teen Services Boot Camp: For Newly Enlisted Teen Librarians, Thursday, February 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Telling Your Library's Story in the News Media, Wednesday, March 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Library Collection Analysis Using Excel, Monday, March 23, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
"I'm Here for the Interview": Hire the Best by Improving Your Interviewing Skills, Tuesday, March 24, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Copyright Law in the Digital Age, Friday, March 27, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Best Practices in Information Literacy, Friday, February 27, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at Santa Fe Community College
Building Staff Success with Mentors and Mentorship Program, Friday, March 6, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Bradford County Public Library
Friday, January 16, 2009
I have only been reading two of these, "David Lee King's" and "In the Library with the Lead Pipe", so I look forward to seeing what these other bloggers have to offer.
This is an annual list, so here are the "Blogs to Read" from 2007 and 2008.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
For me, it was a little hard to get through all that he wrote about each one. I would recommend reading a bit about each of the ten trends, and then going back and reading everything of the ones that interest you.
Tomorrow...10 Library Blogs to Read in 2009!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Change Management and Leadership
Change is a given in 21st century libraries: intrusive, exhilarating, and growing in strength and frequency. Being an effective change agent and coping with change partly depends on your sense of perspective.We cannot promise that this course will either turn back the clock or guarantee that everyone in your library will unquestioningly accept change. However, there are benefits from studying other people's experiences and some of the effective principles and practices of change management
See the entire list of LE@D courses and instructions on how to register.
Voting for the proposed merger between Solinet and Palinet is underway. Directors of Solinet and Palinet "Governing Members" have been sent a link to vote online.
By the way...what does Lyrasis mean?
The name was inspired by the constellation of Lyra which hosts one of the galaxy’s brightest starts and guiding lights, and the suffix sis can designate a process, often associated with change (as in metamorphosis). Together, they position LYRASIS as your guide through the ever-changing world of information services.
The business and affairs of LYRASIS will be managed by a Board of Trustees (currently serving members on the two Boards). Trustees elected in the future shall be representative and shall be elected by the Members.The merger will be effective on April 1, 2009.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Learn more about the program at http://neflins23things.blogspot.com/.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
We’ll cover the degree programs at Florida State University and the University of South Florida, admission requirements, distance learning options, costs and financial aid availability. Join us for all your questions to be answered. Free for all.
Trainers: Christie Koontz, FSU and Andrea LaRochelle, USF
Monday, February 9, 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Tower Road Library, Gainesville
Tuesday, February 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at NEFLIN in Orange Park
Library School Interest Group
Library School requires a lot of effort - you’re juggling school projects and homework with jobs and families and everything else in life. This Interest Group is for you to meet with others working on the same goals. You’ll develop a network of support as you go through graduate school to share and compare experiences, discuss classes and professors and perhaps even exchange textbooks. Facilitators: Christie Koontz, FSU & Andrea LaRochelle, USF
Tuesday, February 10, 1:00 - 3:00 pm at NEFLIN in Orange Park
This made me think that we are still looking for topics and speakers for the one-day Technology Conference that will be held this June in Jacksonville. Shoot me an e-mail if you have ideas for any of the sessions at the NEFLIN Tech Conference. Think BIG!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
More and more really good content is available for free right on your desktop. Don't forget to check the NEFLIN workshop schedule for additional training (the purple dot indicates an online class) as well as the LE@D courses available to NEFLIN members.
Internet in Prisons: Pros and Cons (WebJunction Community Webinar)
Wednesday, January 7 at 2pm
The Real Bottom Line: Myths About Using Business Principles in Libraries with Pat Wagner (A SirsiDynix Institute program)
Thursday, January 8 at 11am
Shelf Read Your Personal Information: Getting Organized and Staying that Way (WebJunction Community Webinar)
Wednesday, January 14 at 2pm
Assistive Technology (A Maintain IT Webinar)
Wednesday, January 14 at 2pm
Using MaintainIT Resources for Technology Training (A MaintainIT Webinar)
Thursday, January 15 at 2pm
LSTA Grantwriting Overview (provided by the State Library & Archives of Florida)
Friday, January 16 at 10am
Tuesday, January 20 at 10am
Tuesday, January 20 at 2pm
Thursday, January 29 at 10am
Tuesday, February 3 at 10am
A Need for Speed: Measuring and Managing Bandwidth (A Maintain IT Webinar)
Tuesday, January 20 at 2pm
Unleashing the Learning Power of Your Customer Communities (A WebJunction Webinar presented in conjunction with PLATEAU and Workforce Management)
Tuesday, January 27 at 2pm
Virtual Town Hall: Focus on Staff Training (A WebJunction Webinar)
Wednesday, January 28 at 2pm
Technology Planning in TechAtlas (A TechAtlas/WebJunction Webinar)
Thursday, January 29 at 1pm
Evaluations and Metrics (A Maintain IT Webinar)
Tuesday, February 10 at 2pm
Audio Description Workshop: Helping Blind and Low-Vision Users Enjoy Digital Images
Wednesday, February 11 at 2pm
This workshop is free but they do request that you register.
Remember that if you can't view the program live, many are recorded and the archive version can be viewed at a later date.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Book Repair with DEMCO
January 26, 1:00 - 4:00 pm @ Tower Road Library, Gainesville
January 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon @ NEFLIN
How to Create Inviting Spaces in Your Library
January 27, 1:00 - 4:00 pm @ NEFLIN
NEFLIN's Web Conferencing Moderator Training
9:00 am - 3:00 pm @ NEFLIN
January 29, February 24, or March 26
Storytelling for Library and Media Center Staff
See all Continuing Education training available from NEFLIN.
Topics to be covered include:
o eligibility requirements for the LSTA grant program
o timeline for the LSTA grant process
o grant categories
o components of a proposal
o the LSTA Toolkit
Workshop dates are as follows:
January 16 10-11am
January 20 10-11am and 2-3pm
January 29 10-11am
February 3 10-11am
Please register online at http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/workshops/.
For more information, please contact Dorothy Frank at the State Library.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Members of the Florida Library Association chose five persons to serve on the Executive Board. The election was held November 24 – December 15. Those elected include:
Vice President/President-Elect - John J. Callahan,
Secretary – Gladys Roberts,
East Central Director – Cynthia Kisby,
Southeast Director – Carol Russo, Broward
West Central Director – Sarabeth Kalajian,
The position of Vice President/President Elect is a three-year term on the board. The other four positions are two-year terms. Other positions are elected in alternate years. The newly elected will take office at the close of the 2009 annual conference in May.
The 2008 election represents the beginning of a transition from four directors to six directors from specific geographic regions of the state. Look for Northeast Florida to have its own Director beginning in 2010.