Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Annual Meeting: Keynote and Round Tables

Sorry gang that it has taken so long to put up info from the NEFLIN Annual Meeting. That darn day job just kept interfering. Here ya go!

Keynote Presentation: The Future Was Yesterday, So What Happens Tomorrow?
J. Richard Madaus, CEO, College Center for Library Automation


In the afternoon we had a series of Round Table discussions.  Here are brief descriptions of the round tables along with links to any handouts.

Advocacy That Made a Difference with Paul Clark, Clay County Public Library
This round table will discuss lessons I learned from advocating at the Capitol over the past 2 legislative sessions. I encourage participants to bring their own stories and ideas of how we can work together as a team for advocating for libraries next year.

Community Services, Patrons, Fines and Fees with Ron Block and Wally Bowden,
Jacksonville Public Library
The Jacksonville Public Library Board of Trustees adopted a definition of what a “Customer in Good Standing” means in December 2009. The new definition implanted a policy change that requires customers to have no outstanding fines or materials in order to access library services. This Round Table will present the process of implementing the new policy. The six month “Get to Zero” PR campaign to inform customers of the change and the impact that the change had on staff and customers when it was officially started on 7/1/2010.

Digital Photography for Library Projects with Dawn Jensen, CFLC
Learn how to use this digital photography and photo-sharing websites to effortlessly connect, effectively market, and communicate with your patrons.

Ebooks and Library Processes with Michael Kucsak, University of North Florida
eBooks offer a lot of flexibility for the reader and a lot of decisions for the library. Join this round table to discuss patron needs and library opportunities when adding eBooks to your collection.

Floating Collections with Emily Young, Alachua County Library District
Thinking about floating your collection or have an experience to share? Join in a lively discussion of the pros and cons of floating your collection, issues that can be encountered and the process Alachua County Library District followed to get it floated!

Florida Electronic Library and Gale Database Update with Stacey Knibloe, Gale/Cengage
This round table will focus on what’s new with Gale resources available from Florida Electronic Library including Small Business Resource Center and Demographics Now, FEL’s newest research tools.

Making the Most of Your Friends Organizations with Dawn Bostwick, Nassau County Public Library
Need a little help from your Friends? Or a lot?! Join us for a discussion on how to get where you need to be and develop a strong, supporting Friends group in the process. Topics for discussion include: communication, commitment, organization, community needs, goals and roles.

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