Tuesday, June 28, 2011

July Virtual Training from NEFLIN

Becoming a Library and Information Professional: All About Graduate School: Two dates and times:
Wednesday, July 6, 10:00 - 11:00 am on your DESKTOP
Wednesday, July 13, 2:00 - 3:00 pm on your DESKTOP

Incorporating Instructional Design Basics into Library Instruction Classes
Thursday, July 7, 2:00 - 3:00 pm on your DESKTOP

MARC 21 in Your Library

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, July 12, 13 and 14, 9 - 11 am each day on your DESKTOP

Customer Service at the Library: Cultivating Loyal Library Customers
Thursday, July 14, 10:00 - 11:00 am on your DESKTOP

Hire Right the First Time: 4 Part Webinar Series, 1:00 - 2:00 pm. 
Advertise the Position: Wednesday, July 20
Dealing with Applications: Wednesday, August 10
Opening and Closing the Interview: Wednesday, August 17
Rating Candidates to a Set Standard: Wednesday, August 24

Using Robert's Rules of Order to Effectively Manage Your Meetings
Wednesday, July 20, 1:00 - 2:45 pm on your DESKTOP

Copyright Policies
Thursday, July 21, 2:00 - 3:30 pm on your DESKTOP

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

Thursday, June 23, 2011

NEFLIN Technology Conference 2011 - Presentations

The 2011 NEFLIN Technology Conference was held June 17, 2011 at the Embassy Suites Baymeadows in Jacksonville.

Links to presentations and handouts, including Michael Stephens's keynote on "The Hyperlinked Library" can be found at 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Leadership Institute: Call for Mentors

The Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute will begin its eighth year in October 2011.  One of the nationally recognized components of the Institute is its formal, organized mentoring program. All Institute participants are required to choose a mentor whose primary responsibility over the ten month duration of the program is to assist the mentee in setting leadership goals and mastering the competencies necessary to achieve them.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please submit a Letter of Interest that includes the following:

1)    Contact information – name, title, organization, telephone number, e-mail address
2)    Brief outline of your area of expertise based on the Institute’s competencies
3)    Reason(s) you would like to mentor a Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute participant

We recommend that your letter be no longer than two pages.  The letter will be available for program participants to review.  It should provide basic information to help them decide whether they would like to explore the opportunity of forming a mentoring relationship with you based on their professional development needs.

Please submit your letter of interest to Jill Canono at jbcanono@dos.state.fl.us by July 15.

For additional information, please feel free to contact Dr. Canono by e-mail or telephone at 850.245.6648.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Florida Library Snapshot Day

After the success of Snapshot Day this past January, the Florida Library Association is going to repeat this event in November.  Check it out!

How do libraries in Florida help people and students in their everyday lives?

Florida Library Snapshot Day on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 is part of a broader effort organized by the American Library Association. Library Snapshot Day provides a way for all types of librarians across the state of Florida to show what happens in a single day in their libraries. To ensure Florida Library Snapshot Day has the greatest possible impact, we're asking academic, public, special, and private academic librarians as well as school media specialists to collect statistics, photographs, and members’ comments on November 2, 2011. Stay tuned. We'll share more detailed instructions about how you can participate in the near future. 

Florida Library Association's January Snapshot Day 

For more information, contact: snapshotfla@gmail.com or Salena Coller, Chair, FLA Public Relations Committee: scoller@sbftlaud.com or (954) 375-6927.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Vendor Discounts have been updated

NEFLIN's vendor discounts have been udpated by our virtual intern from FSU. 

Over 50+ discounts on products used by member libraries.

YA Lit 2.0: Live Online

Tuesday, June 21, 2:00 – 4:00 pm on your DESKTOP
How are Web 2.0 tools and social networking impacting the way that YA Lit authors, book publishers, and booksellers connect with teen readers? How can we as librarians tap into these resources to connect our teen patrons with their favorite authors, and how can we use these tools to engage in Readers’ Advisory 2.0? 

This two hour live online class will introduce you to the Web 2.0 mediums and tools YA lit authors, book publishers, and booksellers are using to market their materials and engage with their teen readers. We will explore how YouTube, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace are bringing YA authors and books right into the personal learning networks of today’s teens. We will also look at how librarians can embed and use these resources to provide Readers’ Advisory 2.0 to their teen patrons! 

At the end of this class, participants will be able to:  
Identify the Web 2.0 tools and channels YA Lit authors, book publishers, and booksellers are using to reach teens
Identify ways to use information portals and subject guide authoring tools, such as LibGuides, a wiki page, or Netvibes, to aggregate your favorite YA Lit 2.0 resources

Virtual Trainer: Buffy Hamilton, media specialist/teacher-librarian, Creekview High School, Canton, GA and blogger at: http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com and ALA Learning

Register at http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A308748 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

NEFLIN Library Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 NEFLIN Library Awards.

NEFLIN has two library awards that will be presented at the NEFLIN Annual Meeting on Friday, September 16, 2011.

1. Library Champion Award. This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional support for a NEFLIN library.

2. Innovation Award. This award recognizes an innovative program or service that has demonstrated impact on the community a NEFLIN library serves.

Nominations may be made by any staff member in a NEFLIN library.

The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2011.