Friday, April 29, 2011

NEFLIN Technology Conference 2011

Friday, June 17
 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
 Embassy Suites Hotel
 9300 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256
NEFLIN Room Block $99 until June 3, call 904-731-3555 to get room rate

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MICHAEL STEPHENS, Assistant Professor, Dominican University 
Michael Stephens

Keynote: The Hyperlinked Library: Trends, Tools and Transparency

 What emerging trends are changing library services? What does a connected world of “conti
nuous computing” mean for 21st Century libraries. This presentation provides a roadmap toward becoming the Hyperlinked Library: transparent, participatory, playful, user-centered and human, while still grounded in our foundations and values.

Table Talk Discussions:
23 Things...What's Next? with Lori Reed
QR Codes with Tom Cipullo
Social Media Profiles, Posts and Updates with Dawn Jensen
Tablet Computing with Mickey Boyd
Virtual Reference and the Future of SMS with Diana Silveira
What's New with FEL and Gale Databases witch Stacey Knibloe


Concurrent Sessions:
Digital Skills Checklist with Paul Alford
Ebooks: Empowering the Reader in a Digital World with Chad Mairn
Google: 50 Things in 50 Minutes with Lori Reed
Mobile Apps for Libraries with Mickey Boyd
New Technologies: Where the Web is Headed and how to Keep Up with Dawn Jensen
Using Technology to Create Communities with Jamie Seemiller
See Concurrent Session descriptions here.


NEFLIN Members: $25
 Non members: $100
Includes Lunch
Registration deadline: June 3


REGISTER HERE

This conference has been funded in part under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Advanced Book Repair - NEFLIN workshop



Friday, May 27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NEFLIN, 2233 Park Avenue, Suite 402, Orange Park, FL 32073

The Advanced Book Repair Class will build upon skills basic book repair skills.   Participants will learn to: 

  • Repair a damaged spine 
  • Reattach a text block to its original case
  • Replace a missing spine on the original case and reattach
Participants should bring: 
  • Olfa knife or scapel
  • Bone folder
  • Metal straight edge
  • Two glue brushes (1/2 inch and 1”)
  • Microspatula
  • Scissors
  • and Tweezers
If you do not have the required supplies, please contact patty@neflin.org.  NEFLIN will provide cutting mats, glue, and repair materials.

This hands-on workshop is designed for library staff members with some experience in book repair.  Previous attendance at a basic book repair workshop is highly recommended because the techniques explored in this workshop build on basic skills. Note: Wear an apron or old clothes.

Trainers: Victoria Stanton and Tracey Britton, University of North Florida 

Register for Advanced Book Repair at http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A308738  

See all NEFLIN Events at http://www.neflin.org/registration.php 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rudimentary RDA - workshop at NEFLIN


Monday, May 23, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
NEFLIN, 2233 Park Avenue, Suite 402, Orange Park, Fl 32073

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 should understand the importance of RDA and how it will change the way we catalog, and the ways our catalogs work.

Presenter: Deborah Fritz, The MARC of Quality



Patricia Morris
Continuing Education Coordinator
NEFLIN, Inc.
patty@neflin.org
904-278-5620

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Choosing Bilingual Library Materials for Diverse Populations: Webinar



Wednesday, May 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Register at http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A308720

When it comes to purchasing bilingual materials, librarians are bombarded with sales pitches from editorial distributors and publishing houses. Many times, those materials turn out to be inappropriate for their target audiences resulting in wasted funding and an underserved population. In this 2-hour webinar, learn four basic guiding principles that will help you purchase appropriate bilingual materials, better target your patrons’ requests, and use your funding effectively.

Virtual Trainer: Susana Baumann, LCS Worldwide




See Susana's book "Hola Amigos!: A Plan for Latino Outreach" and the review in Booklist Online

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Library Management Skills: The Organization with DeEtta Jones


Monday, May 2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
NEFLIN, 2233 Park Avenue, Suite 402, Orange Park, FL 32073
Based on the principles of organizational learning, this workshop focuses on the performance of the library as a system and how individuals can create the kind of organization they want.  Current theories in organizational development come alive through interactive, library-related examples and exercises with real world applications. 

What will you learn?
  • Creating and Sustaining Vision
  • Organizational Values
  • Group/Team Communication
  • Systemic Problem Solving  
Who should attend?
  • Anyone interested in or involved with shaping their organization’s future
Trainer: DeEtta Jones Young, DeEtta Jones & Associates

Register at http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A308679

Monday, April 11, 2011

FLA Award Winners Announced


The Florida Library Association has announced its annual awards.  Congratulations to the following NEFLIN members who were honored:

Librarian of the Year – Paul Clark, Clay County Public Library who, on his own time and his own initiative, advocated tirelessly for state funding for libraries during the 2010 legislative session. Known to legislators as “The Library Guy,” Clark was awarded both a New York Times “I Love My Librarian” award and the Florida Association of Counties advocacy award in 2010.

Libraries Mean Business Award – Alachua County Library District for its collaboration with the FloridaWorks One Stop Career Center to bring programs on job searching and resume writing to branch libraries.

Special Projects Award to Friends of the Columbia County Public Library for their Adult Team Spelling Bee to raise awareness and funds to support the Library’s Adult Literacy Program.  

 

Also, two colleagues of ours were awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Well deserved honors go to Loretta and Richard!

Lifetime Achievement Award – Loretta Flowers
, State Library and Archives of Florida for her contributions to public library development and statewide equity of access to library services.

Lifetime Achievement Award – Richard Madaus, College Center for Library Automation for his commitment to innovation and collaboration which has strengthened the educational experiences of millions of students throughout Florida.


More information about FLA and member group awards, including the purpose of each award and its criteria, may be found at http://www.flalib.org/awards.php 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spotlight on Sherry


Nice article by TechSoup of NEFLIN member, Sherry Millington, Suwannee River (Public) Library, and her work in getting broadband for her community.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

What do Librarians do all day?



On April 11 – 22, 2011, Florida library staff will share a workday in a Virtual Job Shadowing project using Twitter. Mark your calendar to follow library staff members from different parts of Florida through the Virtual Job Shadowing Project. Follow the Twitter tag #libjobshadowFL. 

Visit http://www.facebook.com/FLAVirtualJobShadowing, to see a schedule and list of Florida library staff members who will Tweet. 

I'll see you there!  My twitter handle: neflinbrad

Finding the Storyteller in You


Wednesday, April 27, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
NEFLIN, 2233 Park Avenue, Suite 402, Orange Park, FL 32073

A day long workshop to:
Develop skill in telling stories
Explore the legacy of memories
Gain confidence in speaking
Connect with your listeners

During the workshop you will:
Practice deep listening skills
Discover your innate capacity as a storyteller
Draw on personal and cultural images and memories in shaping narrative
Learn how to ‘embody’ your stories
Cultivate and enjoy the bond that forms between teller and listener

As a teacher, Connie Regan-Blake invites deep listening and telling on many levels. Her approach is welcoming, powerful and fun; and her teachings can be useful in the corporate world, with family and friends or on stage. Together, we will create an encouraging, playful and appreciative community as we learn through oral exercises and story-partnering. Join us in a celebration of stories and creativity.

Trainer: Connie Regan-Blake, Storyteller 


Register at http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A308715 



Monday, April 4, 2011

Project Compass: Libraries Lead the Workforce for the 21st Century Workforce Recovery Training



What is Project Compass?

Libraries are playing a leading role in developing the workforce of the 21st century. Project Compass is a nationwide effort to support public libraries as they strive to meet the urgent and growing needs of the unemployed and underemployed.

This program will help public library staff increase their knowledge of available resources and handle the service needs of unemployed and job-seeking patrons. In an economy where more must be done with less, this program will also address how libraries can utilize existing resources and partnerships.
The goal of Project Compass is to support the workforce recovery efforts of libraries, particularly in counties with high unemployment. The program will introduce library staff to programs and services which they can deliver to job-seekers in their communities. 

Project Compass is brought to Florida public libraries by the Division of Library and Information Services, in conjunction with WebJunction/OCLC, as part of a grant funded by the Institute of Museum of Library Services.

What are the program requirements?
Participants will attend a face-to-face training session that covers job-seeker information, personal financial skills, and resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs. At the session, participants will exchange ideas, information, and resources. They will then share this information with their colleagues and library administration.
Participants are required to take part in four evaluations:  a pre-workshop assessment, follow-up assessments three weeks and then three months after the workshop, and a final evaluation upon completion of Project Compass.  
Participants will identify and implement at least one workforce recovery activity in their local communities by October 2011. Participants must also participate in an online follow-up session in July 2011 to discuss their progress on their workforce recovery activities.

Who is the presenter?
Linda Bruno has worked extensively with library groups in the areas of personal and professional development. Linda is a member of the training team for Marion County’s Retooling and Refueling project, a monthly collaboration between the College of Central Florida and Workforce Connection. As part of the program, which was developed specifically to help the area’s unemployed, participants are encouraged to refresh their job-search skills by creating attention-getting resumes and sharpening their interviewing skills. 

When is the training?
The face-to-face training sessions will be held in the following cities: 










What’s in it for me?
Participants will understand the needs of job-seekers in their communities and how to better serve those needs. They will receive a full day of training and have the opportunity to network with colleagues and discuss workforce recovery issues. Training materials, lunch and breaks will be provided for all registered participants.

Who is eligible to attend?
All Florida library staff members are invited to participate in the program. Library staff from public libraries in counties with high unemployment will have their travel subsidized through an IMLS grant. Registration is free, but space in each location is limited. Every effort will be made to accommodate all interested participants. Participants will receive confirmation two weeks prior to the session. 

Who is eligible for travel reimbursement?
Staff from libraries in the 54 counties of high unemployment (those with a 14-month unemployment average of higher than 9.1% as designated by the Project Compass data analysis) will be eligible to receive up to $175 in travel reimbursement per person. Travel reimbursement will be based on current Florida state travel policy. Reimbursement forms will be distributed during the workshops and must be returned to the Division of Library and Information Services in a timely fashion.

The following 13 counties are NOT eligible for travel reimbursement but can attend the training:
Alachua, Franklin, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Monroe, Okaloosa, Union, Wakulla , Walton


How much does it cost to participate? 
Project Compass is a free program.  All Project Compass programs and materials are made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and provided by WebJunction and the State Library of North Carolina.


How do I register?
Registration is available on http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/workshops/ 

Other questions?
Stephanie Race, Continuing Education Consultant, Division of Library and Information Services
850.245.6630
sfrace@dos.state.fl.us

Pam Thompson, E-Government Consultant, Division of Library and Information Services
850.245.6633
pthompson@dos.state.fl.us




                                        

Friday, April 1, 2011

Choosing Bilingual Library Materials for Diverse Populations: Webinar


Wednesday, May 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

When it comes to purchasing bilingual materials, librarians are bombarded with sales pitches from editorial distributors and publishing houses. Many times, those materials turn out to be inappropriate for their target audiences resulting in wasted funding and an underserved population. In this 2-hour webinar, learn four basic guiding principles that will help you purchase appropriate bilingual materials, better target your patrons’ requests, and use your funding effectively.
Virtual Trainer: Susana Baumann, LCS Worldwide

See all NEFLIN Continuing Education at http://www.neflin.org/registration.php