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: 

Game On! Successful Library Game Events - New Date

New Date:
Wednesday, September 28, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (rescheduled from 8/26/11)

Brevard County Libraries, 308 Forrest Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922

Video game events are a great way to attract both people and attention. This workshop focuses on how to run a fun and successful event at your library.  We will discuss the various ways a game event can be held, ranging from organized contests to informal free-for-alls.  There will be significant hands-on time with today's most popular gaming systems (Xbox 360, Wii, Playstation 2 and 3).  By the end of this workshop, you will know how to set up and manage all of these gaming systems, and you will be exposed to many popular video games that are well suited for group events.  

Trainer: Mickey Boyd, MRBCNC

Register at:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

NEFLIN Fall Schedule is UP

October-November-December Classes

  • Customer Service Webinar series
  • YouTube and Flickr workshops
  • 3 workshops/webinars on Ebooks
  • KAPCO Book Repair in 4 locations
  • Rudimentary RDA and Just for Copy Cats
  • Tech Tuesday webinars
  • Budgeting webinar
  • Tween Programming Ideas
  • Mentoring webinars
  • Get More Out of Google, and Google Docs webinars

    Over 50 events online
    and in-person

Thursday, August 18, 2011

NEFLIN's September Classes

Check out our classes next month, and the Annual Meeting too!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

NEFLIN Continuing Education Committee seeks new members

Do you have ideas for training or professional development that you would like to see available to NEFLIN members? NEFLIN is looking for several creative and dependable individuals who would like to contribute to the ongoing development of its Continuing Education program by serving on the Continuing Education Committee. The CE Committee is made up of library staff from NEFLIN's public, academic, special and school libraries. 

The committee meets every other month. The dates and locations of the meetings will be planned by the committee at their first meeting in October. Your responsibility would be to attend meetings, give suggestions and input, make recommendations to and work closely with the CE Coordinator, and help promote NEFLIN's training and support services mission. This responsibility is articulated in the "CE Committee Charge" shown below. Your commitment would be for a two year term beginning October 1.

If you are interested, please send a brief statement to Patricia Morris, NEFLIN CE Coordinator, explaining your reasons for wanting to be on the committee. Deadline is Friday, August 19. 

 CE Committee Charge
The NEFLIN Continuing Education Committee will work in an advisory capacity with the Continuing Education Coordinator to develop a training program to meet the needs of member libraries. The CE Committee will be actively involved in the direction of the continuing education program by providing suggestions and feedback on content for workshops, webinars, and additions to the NEFLIN Lending Library. In addition to generating ideas and feedback essential to a thriving CE program, the Committee will promote these resources to enhance the professional knowledge of fellow members.

If you have any questions, contact Patty at or 904-278-5620.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

NEFLIN's Partnership with Amazon

As a reminder, visit first before making purchases on Amazon.  NEFLIN will then receive a portion of any purchases in return.
(All purchases are anonymous so we receive no identifying information on any items.)
What is in it for you?

In the past year, this program has allowed NEFLIN to add books and DVDs to our Lending Library and gaming items to our Equipment Loan Program. 

Remind your friends, wake your neighbors...
you don't have to be a NEFLIN member to participateAnyone who visits and then makes a purchase on Amazon will provide the credit to NEFLIN.

We appreciate your support of NEFLIN!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

NEFLIN Annual Meeting 2011

Another Winning Season

Friday, September 16
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thrasher-Horne Conference Center, Orange Park
Located on the campus of St. Johns River State College 
283 College Drive, Orange Park

Keynote Speaker: Will Manley
Round Table Discussions

NEFLIN Annual Report
Membership Business Meeting
Awards and Member Highlights

Lunch and Networking

Open to NEFLIN members:  Registration fee $25 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Leadership Institute Graduation

The seventh class of the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute graduated on July 29, 2011, during ceremonies at the R.A. Gray Building, home of the Florida Division of Library and Information Services.

The Institute is one of several strategies developed to cultivate and enhance the leadership skills of Florida’s library staff. This year-long comprehensive series of sessions focuses on developing diverse leaders to serve in administrative roles at local, regional, state and national levels, as well as re-energizing staff currently employed in the library profession.

39 participants completed this year’s ten month Institute. These library staff who represent public, academic, special and school libraries, were chosen from applicants statewide. Each participant was paired with a mentor, who offered them guidance throughout the year. The Institute has received nationwide recognition for its focus on mentoring and developing library leaders.

Press Release

A list of this year’s Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute graduates and mentors can be found online at