Friday, December 16, 2011

NEFLIN Blog closes for the Holidays

Another year is coming to a close and the NEFLIN Blog is going on Holiday. We will be back in 2012 with more great content.

Brad and Patty

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

January 2012 classes

NEFLIN Face to Face and Online Classes

The ABCs of Positive Living with Andrew Sanderbeck
Wednesday, January 4, 1:00 - 2:00 pm on your DESKTOP

The Accidental Technology Trainer with Stephanie Gerding
Wednesday, January 11, 2:00 - 4:00 pm on your DESKTOP

Getting Started with FEL and Gale Resources with Julie Pepera
Thursday, January 12, 10:00 - 11:00 am on your DESKTOP

Tuesday, January 17, 10:00 - 11:00 am on your DESKTOP

Wednesday, January 18, 1:00 - 2:00 pm on your DESKTOP

Thursday, January 19, 10:00 - 11:30 am on your DESKTOP

Readers Advisory Service with Joyce Saricks, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at NEFLIN in Orange Park
Implementing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in Your Work and Life with Andrew Sanderbeck
Wednesday, January 25, 1:00 - 2:00 pm on your DESKTOP

Cultivating a Culture of Learning in Your Library with Lori Reed
Thursday, January 26, 10:00 - 11:30 am on your DESKTOP

Public Records Information: Florida's Best at Your Fingertips with Joe Adams
Friday, January 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon at Seminole State College of Florida in Sanford

Google Apps with Chad Mairn
Tuesday, January 31, 10:00 - 11:00 am on your DESKTOP

Tuesday, January 31, 2:00 - 3:30 on your DESKTOP pm

Cost: Free for Florida Library Staff
  • NEFLIN Members: Register now at the links above    
  • Nonmembers may submit a waitlist form until registration opens up two weeks before the class date
  • Cancellation deadline is two business days prior to the class. See each class description for details

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

SmartPay webinars

NEFLIN is considering a consortial arrangement with Comprise Technologies for their SmartPAY service.

This service allows patrons to make fine/fee payments and donations at your website.

NEFLIN members may attend one of the following webinars for more information. (No registration is required.)
Friday, December 9th @ 10:00am:
1. Join the webinar at
2. Join the conference call at 800-434-7385, and enter
PassCode: 577244


Wednesday, December 14th @ 2:00pm:
1. Join the webinar at
2. Join the conference call at 800-434-7385, and enter
PassCode: 577244

SmartPAY from Comprise Technologies enables patrons to make fine, fee, or donation payments from your library website:
* Works with all leading ILS products
* Available 24 hours a day
* PCI Compliant
* Accurate Reporting by Revenue Code
* View documentation

Monday, December 5, 2011

NEFLIN launches Digital Collection site

Today is the launch of NEFLIN's Digital Collection, with audiobooks and ebooks from Ovedrive.

The four participating libraries have been hard at work the last few months designing the site, purchasing the collection, training staff, using their new ereaders, etc.

Check it out!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Transforming Information Literacy for Students K-12

Tuesday, February 21, 3:00 - 4:00 pm on your DESKTOP

Learn how high school students are taking an inquiry stance on information literacy in a participatory library culture to cultivate themselves as connected learners. We will explore how students are using cloud computing and web 2.0 tools as authoritative sources of information, for content and knowledge creation, and for information management as they construct personal learning environments. 

Virtual Trainer: Buffy Hamilton, media specialist/teacher-librarian, Creekview High School, Canton, GA and blogger at The Unquiet Librarian and ALA Learning

Register at

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NEFLIN Winter Schedule Announced

January-February-March Classes

  • Florida Electronic Library workshops and webinars
  • Facilitation Skills with DeEtta Jones
  • Readers Advisory with Joyce Saricks
  • Wordpress - Basic and Advanced
  • Photoshop Level 2
  • Two Carole Fiore workshops: Marketing for Youth Services and Bridging the Gender Gap
  • Tech Tuesday webinars: VOIP, Google Apps, Browser Extensions and Plugins and more
  • Assessment Basics for Library Instruction webinar
  • The Accidental Technology Trainer webinar
  • Job Hunting for a Library Position webinar
  • More!
Over 50 events online and in-person. Classes fill up so register early to get a seat.

Friday, November 18, 2011

FLA Conference Announcement

Mark your calendars now for the April 18-20, 2012, FLA Annual Conference! 

·         FLA President Gloria Calvin has chosen “Florida Libraries – Vibrant and Vital” as the conference theme for this year.  A full slate of interesting programs will explore different aspects of that theme on such topics as discovery tools, open access, ebooks, assessment, RDA, patron driven acquisition, mobile apps, information literacy, and partnerships.  Preliminary program information is coming soon!

·         The 2012 FLA Annual Conference will be held over three days:  Wednesday, April 18th through Friday, April 20th at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, “an oasis of quiet walkways and two-story buildings in the heart of Orlando’s International Drive.”  Click here for hotel information.

·         The Opening General Session (Wednesday morning) will feature Michael Porter who is the Communications Manager for Web Junction and President of  Library Renewal.  He will discuss his organization’s work in research, relationships and outreach to assure the future of libraries and your role as an advocate.

·         The Closing General Session (Friday afternoon) will feature National Public Radio Librarian, Kee Malesky, who will inform and entertain as she talks about her very unique job.

·         The Technology Petting Zoo will be back again this year and vendors will also be on hand to exhibit their latest products.

·         Author events will include the Florida Book Awards and author signings.

·         Popular features such as the Silent Auction, New Members Orientation, and Performers Showcase are also on the schedule.

·         Opportunities to network with colleagues will be provided throughout the conference.  Stay tuned for more information!

The FLA Continuing Education committee invites proposals for posters to be exhibited during the 2012 FLA Annual Conference.  Deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 11:59 p.m.  For more details, click here.

Early December, 2011            Online Registration opens
January 11, 2012                       Poster Session Submission deadline
March 1, 2012                            Early Conference Registration deadline
March 27, 2012                          Conference Hotel Rate Booking deadline
April 18-20, 2012                       FLA Annual Conference at the Wyndham Orlando Resort
Looking forward to seeing you at FLA!
                Jackie Bryan
                FLA Conference Planning Committee

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rudimentary RDA - available in person and online

Note: This workshop will be presented face to face at the NEFLIN Office in Orange Park AND will also be simultaneously broadcast live online for any attendees who want to participate virtually. Online attendees will hear and see exactly the same things as on-site attendees, they just won’t see the presenter. You will indicate when registering if you will attend in person or online. N.B. This is a full-day workshop (9am-4pm), with 15 min breaks in the morning and afternoon and a one-hour lunch break (approx 11:45-12:45).

Date: Monday, December 12
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Either Live Online OR at NEFLIN, 2233 Park Avenue, Suite 402, Orange Park, FL

Don't panic. Just because we are holding this workshop, it doesn't mean RDA is actually here yet. RDA is still 'coming', maybe, probably, as far as we can tell, eventually. But enough of you have been asking for 'something about RDA' that we have decided that it is time to get you started.  So, this is a start on learning about the basics (the 'rudiments') of RDA. In the course of the workshop, we intend to answer the following questions:
  • What is RDA, who is responsible for it, and when might we implement it?
  • Why do we need RDA, and how might it help the users of our OPACs? This section will also introduce you to four other very important initialisms/acronyms: FRBR, WEMI, FISO, and FRAD
  • What is the RDA Toolkit, and how might it and other RDA inspired software enhancements make it simpler for us to describe and provide access to resources
  • What's really different about RDA?
  • While we wait for RDA, what should we do with RDA MARC records that we copy, and what should we do to make those records work ok in our OPACs 
Anticipated goal: At the conclusion of this workshop, you will understand the importance of RDA and how it will change the way we catalog, and the ways our catalogs work. 

Trainer: Deborah Fritz, The MARC of Quality

Register at

Thursday, November 10, 2011

eBooks Impact on the Future of Libraries

Peter Brantley (Internet Archive) made a wonderful ebook presentation Friday to TBLC’s Annual Meeting.

Peter suggests that popular publishing will evolve toward content like Push Pop Press’ Al Gore book Our Choice and that “the market for content will diminish the role and importance of books for libraries” freeing them to do more important things…

Thursday, November 3, 2011

KAPCO Book Repair - 4 dates and locations

Register to attend on one of these dates and locations:
Tuesday, November 29, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, Brevard County Libraries, Merritt Island
Wednesday, November 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, Volusia County Public Library, Daytona Beach/City Island Regional Library
Thursday, December 1, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, NEFLIN in Orange Park
Friday, December 2, two classes: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon OR 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Suwannee River Regional Library, Live Oak

This workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials. Prevention is the key, but we will be addressing specific common repairs: re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages. Each participant will be provided with a free sample packet of materials.

Each participant is asked to bring:
one or two paperback books, preferably new or new-like, to demonstrate covering techniques
a hardbound book with a book jacket to demonstrate application of book jacket covers
a stapled book or magazine
one hardbound book that needs repair
and a “naked” hardbound book; i.e., a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket cover

Trainer: Tim Weber, KAPCO

Register at

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ACLD Awarded National Medal for Library Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has selected the Alachua County Library District, as one of only ten libraries and museums to receive the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The Alachua County Library District was nominated for its successful community partnerships, customer focus, expanded services, and diverse programs and events.

“The Library District strongly supports partnerships and we are continuously looking for partnerships that will benefit our community,” said Library Director Shaney T. Livingston. Just recently, we partnered with the John A.H. Murphree Law Library Board of Trustees to transition a professional law library to our Headquarters location. This partnership provides the public expanded evening and weekend hours. We have partnerships with many agencies in the community such as: the Literacy Coalition, Early Learning Coalition, United Way, and the Alachua County School Board to name a few. I believe the library is an important pillar in the community and with the many resources we offer, it only makes sense to partner with others. Through partnerships we can offer the citizens of our community so much more.”

The Library Partnership is an excellent example of working partnerships between the Library District, the Partnership for Strong Families, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and the Casey Foundation to create under one umbrella a library plus more than 30 social services to serve the needs of this community.

This past year, another successful partnership was formed with the University of Florida’s College of Medicine and the Library District to expand access to primary health care through UF’s Mobile Outreach Clinic. The Mobile Outreach Clinic visits three library locations - Tower Road, High Springs and Headquarters. These additional locations help to expand health care services to the underserved population of Alachua County. The Mobile Outreach Clinic has been well utilized and plans are to add another day to the current schedule.

The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries for extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. Recipients must demonstrate innovative approaches to public service and community outreach.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Update from FLA

There's a lot happening with FLA, and I'd like to take the opportunity to update you on a number of FLA activities and plans.

Tomorrow (Oct. 25) the Continuing Education Committee is co-sponsoring a virtual and in-person program on "The Changing Library: Keeping up with public needs and technology with less budget and staff" along with SEFLIN and the Broward County Library Association.  (Information available at

I hope that your library will be participating in  Florida Library Snapshot Day on Nov. 2.  Snapshot Day is part of a national effort sponsored by the American Library Association, and it's a great way to showcase the many things happening in our libraries.  If you haven't already registered, the FLA Public Relations Committee has put all of the information that you need at

The election of officers and Board members for the coming year is currently underway.  You should have received an e-mail from FLA Executive Director Faye Roberts last week with instructions for voting. Be sure to cast your vote for Vice-President/President-Elect, Treasurer, and 3 Directors before November 16.

The fall 2011 issue of Florida Libraries is on the website now.   Our editor, Maria Gebhardt, has done a beautiful job with the editing and design.  Earlier this year, the FLA Board voted to make the journal open access after a 2-month period in which only members could view the content.  This issue has articles on some innovative activities and services offered by Florida libraries; a day in the life of libraries documented through Twitter; creating screencasting video tutorials; and a partnership between the Panama Canal Museum and the University of Florida.  Be sure to take time to look at it!

Plans are well underway for the 2012 FLA Conference to be held April 18-20 at the Wyndham Resort in Orlando.  The Conference Committee has reviewed program proposals and come up with a recommendation of programs that should appeal to a wide range of interests.  If you didn't submit a program proposal, there will soon be an opportunity to submit a proposal for a poster session.

Library advocacy efforts are ongoing throughout the year, but they intensify during the Legislative session.  This year, the Legislature convenes in January rather than its usual opening in March due to reapportionment.  Library Day will take place on Feb. 1 in Tallahassee, and we hope that a lot of library supporters will come to meet with their legislators on that day.

Workshops for Friends, Foundations and Boards on tax and legal issues for nonprofits have been held in 7 locations around the state in past weeks.  Dr. Rebecca Trammell, Director of the Stetson Law School Library has done a tremendous job in creating and presenting videos on these issues for the workshop series.  The videos are now available on the FLA web site at

FACRL, the Academic Member Group of FLA, held a very successful fall workshop in Daytona on October 21. The Leadership Development Committee sponsored a program on October 1 at the Clearwater Public Library featuring Ian Woodall speaking on "The Tao of Everest:  The Gentle Art of Personal Inspiration and Practical Leadership."  Earlier in the year, FLA and the Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN) held a Mini-Conference in the Panhandle.

FLA is pleased to offer 3 scholarships to students in the graduate library degree program at FSU or USF and a scholarship to students enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or associates program in the state.  Information about the scholarship and applications are available at .  The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2012.

Be thinking about people, libraries, and programs that you'd like to nominate for one of this year's FLA awards.  A list of the awards is on the FLA website at and more information about award nominations will be forthcoming.

This is also the time to renew your membership for the coming year.  You can renew online at or print out a membership form and mail it in. 

Thank you for being part of this vibrant and vital organization!

Gloria Colvin
President, Florida Library Association
Research Librarian
Strozier Library
Florida State University
116 Honors Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850) 645-1680

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Florida Electronic Library: Phone Interviews

As a Florida librarian who uses the Florida Electronic Library for yourself and to assist library users, we need your help! We invite you to participate in a 15 minute phone interview.  We know your time is valuable, but by taking a brief moment out of your busy schedule to participate in this study, your contribution will benefit Florida librarians’ and library users’ ability to access, use, and understand the resources in the Florida Electronic Library.

This study will produce an analysis of the Florida Electronic Library, its use and users.  This interview includes questions about your favorite Gale databases, your challenges in their use, and your thoughts about how to improve the resource to make you more effective in serving your users. Your participation in this study may help to improve Florida libraries’ ability to provide information and resources to patrons as well as help your patrons better use the information in the Florida Electronic Library.

If you are interested in participating in this research, please contact Laura Spears Brenkus at the Information Institute at for more information and to schedule your phone interview.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tween Programming Ideas - Cocoa Library

Tween Programming Ideas

Thursday, December 15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Brevard Central Library, 308 Forrest Avenue, Cocoa, FL
(new date: rescheduled from November 10)

Developing programs for children that are caught between childhood and the teen years can be challenging. Tweeners are kids, but they are getting older and they can be an enigmatic mix of enthusiasm, unresponsive indifference and hormonal overload. The blueprint for a successful tween program begins with a great idea. This workshop will be ALL about ideas. We will explore programs in a variety of different subject areas and will have an opportunity to try some of those ideas hands on.

We’ll cover:

What is a tween?
How to structure your program?
Program Ideas by Subject:
   -Art Programs
   -Lit-Based Programs
   -Music Based Programs
   -Personal Development Programs
   -Research Based Programs
   -Tech Programs
   -Trendy Programs
   -Youth Culture Programs
Idea Brainstorming
   -Ideas/Theme Roundtable (Apply Pre-Workshop Assignment)
   -Sample Year Plan
Hands-On Practice and Group Exercise
Tips to Sell Your Program
Extras and Resources

Pre-Workshop Assignment: Do a little research and come up with a program you would like to try for the tween age group and prepare to share.

Trainer: Kio Fuller, Library Consultant

NEFLIN Members: Register now at:
Nonmembers may submit a waitlist form until registrations opens up two weeks before the class date
Class is free of charge for all Florida Library staff.

Friday, October 7, 2011

New NEFLIN Members

NEFLIN is pleased to welcome thirteen new libraries to our membership.

Here is some information on each of these new libraries.  The NEFLIN membership now consists of 560 libraries in 24 counties

Pretty version, by Patty, with pictures!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

NEFLIN Annual Survey - Deadline October 7

Friday, October 7 is the FINAL day to take the NEFLIN Annual Survey. We are collecting information that will help our services and training programs meet your every need and schedule. 

Please help us by completing the 2011 NEFLIN Annual Survey, telling us of your experiences with NEFLIN training and services. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.


Do you like our online survey tool, ZipSurvey? It is available to NEFLIN members to use for your own surveys, polls, contests and registrations. See more information here, then contact Patty Morris to get started.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Annual Meeting Photos

We had a great time at the NEFLIN Annual Meeting last month.  You can see we had a sports theme.

Team NEFLIN: Another Winning Season!

Here are all the photos from the event.

Board President, Brian Nesselrode.

Brad and keynoter Will Manley relaxing after both spent the day talking to the group.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Round Table Handouts from 2011 NEFLIN Annual Meeting

Six Round Table discussions were presented at the NEFLIN Annual Meeting on September 16, 2011. Below are topics and speakers along with links to handouts from the discussions.

Ebooks Update:  Al Carlson, System Administrator, Tampa Bay Library Consortium
Ebooks and Libraries – we’ll discuss where we are, how we got here, where we're going, and what we can do to be ready.

Green Libraries and Sustainability – Why Does It Matter and Where Do We Start?:
Bonnie J. Smith, Assistant Program Director for Human Resources, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
As information and intellectual hubs in communities and on campuses, libraries have a great opportunity, and even responsibility, to promote sustainability. From daily business practices to programming and events, libraries can become more relevant in their communities by demonstrating wise use of resources and creating community dialog around sustainability topics. Join Bonnie Smith to hear examples of efforts being made in libraries and share your experiences and ideas.

Mentoring, Coaching, Networking – Creating the Social Network:
Elizabeth Curry, Florida State College Jacksonville
This discussion will focus on informal and formal ways that we share knowledge, support innovation and create connections. Mentoring has traditionally been top down, with the wise or experienced person assisting someone inexperienced or new to an institution. Coaching is a term used in sports, executive leadership or daily life –such as “life coach.”  All of these involve relationships and information sharing which will build social capital in our social network. For libraries this can mean the opportunity to develop new services, enhance existing services and develop the potential of our profession. Join Elizabeth Curry to brainstorm ways to encourage mentoring, coaching and networking.

Participatory Management: Deborah Paulson, Director, Columbia County Public Library
Join Deborah Paulson for a discussion of Participatory Management -- when employees are part of the decision-making process in an organization. This is an important tool to prevent communication from being only from the top down. The director, or manager, makes the final decision, but employees take ownership in a decision if they have been part of the process.

Social Media Update: Dawn Jensen, Virtual Options
Find out what's new and what's next in Social Media and Digital marketing. From Google+ to Twitter image galleries, from Facebook pages to Thoora, Dawn Jensen will review the latest Social Networks and update on tools that can enhance your experience and connection with patrons and clients.

Staff Development Update: What Got You Here Won’t Keep You There!:
Andrea Giggetts, Giggetts & Associates
Leaders have an important role in staff development: establishing its priority, encouraging it by example, and supporting it in your attitude and budget. The truth is that if staff education and development are not a priority for the supervisor, it will not be a priority for anyone under them. Everyone owes it to themselves to possess the most up-to-date skills needed to attain and achieve success in tomorrow’s workplace, and what makes one effective is always changing.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Free webinars in October

On our sister blog, Library Webinars, we have just put up the monthly list of live webinars.

We have found numerous webinars in October that can assist with your professional development. Here are some selected topics:
  • E-book Summit
  • Marketing Technology to Latinos
  • Mobile First
  • New Cookbooks for the Library
  • Nonfiction Can Be Fun
  • Transforming Libraries through Weeding
Check them out!

NEFLIN October Classes

Live Online with Andrew Sanderbeck; Tuesday, October 4, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Low and No Cost Customer Service Improvements
Live Online with Andrew Sanderbeck; Wednesday, October 5, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

A Vibrant Children's Library: 52 Simple Things to Improve Your Skills and Services for Children
with Kio Fuller; Thursday, October 6, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at NEFLIN

FourSquare and Other Location Based Apps

Live Online with Diana Silveira Tuesday, October 11, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Rediscovering the Lost Art of Customer Service

Live Online with Linda Bruno

YouTube and Video Sites
with Dawn Jenkins; Thursday, October 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon at NEFLIN
Flickr and Photo Sites
with Dawn Jenkins; Thursday, October 13, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at NEFLIN
The Future of Libraries
Live Online with Sarah Houghton; Thursday, October 20, 2:00 - 3:30 pm 

Leadership Interest Group
with Patricia Morris; Friday, October 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at Marion County Public Library, Ocala  

Ebooks, Ereaders and Tablet Computing for the Library
with Mickey Boyd; Friday, October 21, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm at NEFLIN
Fun with Die Cuts: Celebrate the Seasons
with Jane Fischer, AccuCut; Tuesday, October 25, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Alachua County Schools, Sivia Center, Gainesville 

Emotional Customer Service: Making the Connection with the Customer
Live Online with Andrew Sanderbeck; Tuesday, October 25, 10 - 11 am

Utilizing the Cloud
Live Online with Diana Silveira; Tuesday, October 18, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Handling Customer Complaints Without Taking Things Personally
Live Online with Andrew Sanderbeck; Wednesday, October 26, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Online Research Strategies for Librarians
Live Online with Kit Keller; Wednesday, October 26, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Get More Out of Google
Live Online with Lori Reed; Thursday, October 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon 

See all NEFLIN Continuing Education at

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Making the Most of NEFLIN CE Awards

NEFLIN CE Coordinator Patricia Morris (on left) presented the "Making The Most of NEFLIN Continuing Education Award" at the NEFLIN Annual Meeting on September 16. Showing off their awards are (left to right) Martha Smith of Florida Coastal School of Law, Julie Evener of the University of St. Augustine - Health Sciences, and Danny Hales of Suwannee River Regional Library System. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

2011 NEFLIN Annual Survey

NEFLIN is collecting information that will help our services and training programs meet your every need and schedule. Please help us by completing the 2011 NEFLIN Annual Survey, telling us of your experiences with NEFLIN training and services.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and will be up until Friday, October 7.


Do you like our online survey tool, ZipSurvey? It is available to NEFLIN members to use for your own surveys, polls, contests and registrations. See more information here, then contact Patty Morris to get started.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

NEFLIN Seeks Member Highlights

What have you been doing this year?
  • Did you have a great program?
  • Form a new partnership?
  • Start a new service that has been wildly successful?
NEFLIN is offering our members their moment in the sun at the Annual Meeting on Friday, September 16th. If your library has done something in the last 12 months that you're really proud of let us know so we can give you a "shout out."

Send your member highlights to

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2011-2012 NEFLIN Continuing Education Committee

The 2011-2012 NEFLIN Continuing Education Committee members are:

Diane Alexander, Jacksonville Public Library
Royce Bass, St. Johns River State College
Julie Evener, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Michelle Forde, Nassau County Public Library
Amber Holley, Jacksonville Public Library
Carrie Hunsucker, Alachua County Library District
Karen Kronenberg, Florida Coastal School of Law
Stefan Lyhne-Nielsen, Volusia County Public Library
Susan Massey, University of North Florida
Lynn Pinilla, Clay County Public Library
Nancy Schenewerk, Santa Fe College
Bonnie Smith, University of Florida Smathers Libraries 
Lorraine Stinson, St. Johns County Schools
Ben Walker, University of Florida Education Library

Committee members give suggestions and input on NEFLIN CE training and policies, help promote NEFLIN's events, support services and mission, and work closely with the NEFLIN CE Coordinator.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

NEFLIN Annual Meeting 2011 - Agenda Update

NEFLIN Annual Meeting
Friday, September 16
Thrasher Horne Conference Center, Orange Park
Register Here: Deadline September 2

Keynote Presentation: Will Manley, “Managing Libraries in Tough Times”
Author and Humorist, Blogger at
Columnist in Booklist and American Libraries

Round Table Discussions:
Ebooks Update” with Al Carlson, Tampa Bay Library Consortium
• “Green Libraries and Sustainability: Why Does It Matter and Where Do We Start?” with Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
• “Mentoring, Coaching, Networking: Creating the Social Network” with Elizabeth Curry, Florida State College Jacksonville
• “Participatory Management” with Deborah Paulson, Columbia County Public Library
• “Social Media Update” with Dawn Jenkins, Virtual Options
• “Staff Development Update: What Got You Here Won’t Keep You There!” with Andrea Giggetts, Giggetts &; Associates

Full Agenda Here. 
Register Here: Deadline September 2

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Creating Patron Driven Acquisitions Initiatives

Thursday, September 8, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
NEFLIN Headquarters, 2233 Park Avenue, Suite 402, Orange Park, FL

Interlibrary Loan - Acquisitions (Books on Demand) and Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) initiatives are two increasingly prevalent methods for collaborative collection building in college and university libraries across the world. This workshop will go over the basics and various models of Books on Demand and PDAs in existence that will answer the following questions:

What are ILL - Acquisitions (Books on Demand) purchase models and how do they operate?
What are patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) models and how are academic libraries applying them to collaborate with faculty and users?

Why are Books on Demand and PDAs so popular with library administrators and librarians?
Anticipated Goal:  The first half of the workshop will be focused on presenting actual models used at the University of Florida (ILL-Acquisitions Books-on-Demand; MyiLibrary Patron-Driven Acquisitions) and facilitating discussion with participants; the second half of the workshop will be devoted to working hands-on with participants in creating or revising PDA initiatives at their respective libraries. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should better understand the mechanics of launching and managing collaborative acquisition projects.

Trainers: Michelle Leonard, Science and Technology Librarian, Marston Science Library, and Steven Carrico, Acquisitions Librarian, both University of Florida 

Register at: