Thursday, May 26, 2011


There are more Continuing Education classes than ever - new virtual and face to face classes in July, August and September, including:
*Multi-part Hire Right the First Time webinar series
*Hands-on Art for Librarians
*Copyright Policies webinar
*Customer Service workshops and webinar
*Storytelling for Librarians
*The Fine Art of Weeding webinar
*Google Analytics webinar
*Helping Patrons and Staff Cope with Library Changes
*Cascading Style Sheet
*Writing and Publishing in Librarianship webinar
*Genealogy Technology

Much More! See it all here - online or print

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Managing Conflict with Confidence: Seven Skills You Didn’t Learn on the Playground

Wednesday, June 15, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Millhopper Library, Alachua County Library District, 3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville

Conflict happens! If your current approach to conflict is to run away as fast as you can, avoid the conflict for as long as you can or unleash your inner five-year old (did not! did too!), there is a better way. Each of us has a choice about our responses to conflict - we can use the destructive behaviors we learned on the playground and escalate conflict or we can choose positive, constructive behaviors that enhance communication and ultimately strengthen our personal and professional relationships.

This interactive workshop will introduce essential conflict management skills and give attendees practical, positive ways to respond to and manage conflict with confidence. Marci and Pam use customized and humorous audience interaction, personal stories and real-life examples to create an inspiring and memorable learning experience for attendees.  Following this presentation, participants will:
  • Increase confidence in using constructive conflict management behaviors
  • Identify hot buttons that are most likely to provoke conflict   
  • Develop an action plan to improve their conflict management behaviors 
  • Eliminate conflict behaviors that cause most problems 
Trainers: Marci Moore and Pam Williams, Innergized

Register at  

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

NEFLIN Technology Conference 2011: Registration Deadline June 3

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

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, May 11, 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?
In the NEFLIN region, the face-to-face training session will be held:

Friday, June 3, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Volusia County Public Library
DeLand Regional Library
130 E. Howry Ave, DeLand, FL 32724

See Registration link for other dates and locations.

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 

Other questions?
Stephanie Race, Continuing Education Consultant, Division of Library and Information Services

Pam Thompson, E-Government Consultant, Division of Library and Information Services


Friday, May 6, 2011

New LE@D Self Paced Course: Social Media 101: Business & Career Tools

People use social media tools like Facebook for personal projects: sharing photos or connecting with friends. But did you know that you can find great information about business, industry and careers using tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter? Students, career changers, job hunters, and business people can find out about industries and companies, connect with important people, and promote themselves to potential employers and customers. 

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
  • Conduct effective business & career research using social tools
  • Teach your library users to do their own research with these tools
  • Talk to library users about the characteristics of social tools (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook)
  • Explain security, privacy, and safety in using social tools for business research
  • Teach others how social tools can compliment "traditional" business and career information sources
  • Show how to effectively use advanced features in LinkedIn for business research
  • Discuss why Facebook is useful for career research, and how to be careful in using it
  • Use blogs and "microblogs" like Twitter for business and career research
  • Apply video search and "social" search engines to effective research strategies
  • Demonstrate new resources for staying current on social tools for business and career research
NEFLIN Members: Follow the instructions at to receive the course code to take the self paced class for FREE.