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

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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

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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

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