Thursday, December 20, 2012

NEFLIN Blog Closes for the Holidays

Another year is coming to a close and the NEFLIN Blog is going on Holiday. We will be back in 2013 with more great content.

Brad and Patty

Thursday, December 6, 2012

FLA Annual Conference May 1-3, 2013

President Barbara Stites sets the stage for this year’s conference, “… because it highlights opportunities for improving and introducing new and better products and services. It reflects a positive approach to working within exciting but challenging times.”  Join Us!!

The earlier the better…to register online click here!
March 1, 2013 is the Early Conference Registration deadline.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE FLA 2013 Annual Conference?
Visit the FLA 2013 Annual Conference website and preview the preliminary
2013 FLA Conference program and schedule of events.
Reserve your room at the fabulous Hilton Orlando . View the special early rates at
          Conference Hotel Rate Booking.April 9 is the last day to reserve rooms at Hilton Orlando at the conference rate.

There’s still time to present during the 2013 FLA Annual Conference.  Review poster session information and simply fill out the online submission form.
Applications will be accepted until
11:59 p.m. on January 25, 2013.

Share interesting and engaging
 technologies and applications with others.
Submit the CZ form by March 4.

Friday, November 16, 2012

All About Library School Workshops in February

Are you considering getting your Master's in Library and Information Studies? 

If you are working in a library or an organization that requires the expertise of an information professional and wondering what it would take to get a Master's Degree to become a Librarian, Information Professional or School Media Specialist then this informative workshop is for you.

Dr. Christie Koontz will cover the graduate degree programs at Florida State University including admission requirements, distance learning options, costs and financial aid availability. 

Trainer: Dr. Christie Koontz, Florida State University 

Register here to attend one of these sessions:
  • Wednesday, February 13, 10 am - 12 noon at Brevard Central Library, Cocoa
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2 - 4 pm at Port Orange Regional Library, Volusia
  • Thursday, February 14, 2 - 4 pm at NEFLIN in Orange Park
  • Friday, February 15, 10 am - 12 noon at Millhopper Library in Gainesville 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

2013 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP)

2013 Collaborative Summer Library Program/Florida Library Youth Program Registration

The Division of Library and Information Services is presenting its annual CSLP/FLYP workshop for the 2013 Summer Library Program. Youth services staff and media specialists are invited to join State Youth Consultant Jana Fine for this free, all-day workshop. The morning session will focus on children's (ages 0-11) programming; attendees will participate in singing, dancing, games and crafts. After lunch, the focus will be teen and adult programming as well as a question and answer session.

Dress casually and plan to participate in activities. Bring a camera, your manual, and any ideas to share.

These programs are provided free of charge through a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.     

These are the workshop dates and locations in the NEFLIN region:

  • Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm: Volusia County Library Center - City Island (Volusia County)
  • Thursday, February 7, 2013, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm  Alachua County Library District Headquarters (Alachua County)                            
  • Monday, February 11, 2013, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm  Jacksonville Public Library - Main Library (Duval County)
See Registration for more details on each event and to register.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Call for Poster Proposals: FLA Annual Conference, May 1-3, 2013

The FLA Continuing Education committee invites proposals for posters to be exhibited during the FLA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. To learn more about the conference, please go to the conference page:

We encourage proposals for posters related to the program theme "New Possibilities and Partnerships” chosen by current FLA president Barbara Stites. Posters should illustrate some of the many ways that Florida libraries are focusing on “new perspectives, possibilities and partnerships” and highlight the new and exciting ways libraries are improving and introducing new and better products and services.

For more information on the conference theme, please visit:

Poster proposals will be accepted from Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 until Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Each presenter will have access to a poster display board and a table on which handouts and other materials can be placed. Access to electrical outlets will not be available, so please plan accordingly. Please use the following link to read more about the poster sessions and to access the online submission form:
Poster proposals should:

  • Be well written, clear, and organized
  • Be original, timely, and relevant to the conference theme
  • Contribute to the advancement of Florida librarianship
  • Develop ideas, offer significant conclusions, and provide useful and practical findings
  • Appeal to and engage the audience, offering opportunities for discussion and interaction
  • Provide a good visual description of the project
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Friday, January 25th 2013, 11:59 p.m.
Review of submissions will begin immediately and acceptance letters will be sent out at the beginning of February. All poster session presenters must be registered for the conference (either the full conference or for the day of their session). March 1, 2013 is the cutoff date for early registration which offers a significant discount.
Poster proposals submitted by vendors will not be considered.
Questions? Please contact Lois Albertson, Chair, FLA Continuing Education Committee, via email ( or phone (877-733-5460 Ext. 224).

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Benefit for NEFLIN Members

NEFLIN has subscribed to, a service that offers technology tips and computer skill-building resources through a weekly email subscription and access to the Tech-Talk website.

Tech-Talk includes resources that will help you build a wealth of skill, knowledge and self-sufficiency so that you can keep up with the fast-paced changes in computing and the Internet. 

Tech-Talk includes three ways to learn new and cool techniques and solve technological dilemmas with: 

  • WEEKLY EMAIL (Tech-BYTES): NEFLIN members will receive a weekly email to stay on top of things, discovering resources that you never knew existed. Note: Emails will come from 
  • DATABASE ARTICLES (Tech-TOPIA) that show you breakthrough ideas for working more efficiently. 
  • ASK A QUESTION (Tech-QUESTION) on any topic covers...and get an individual answer from a real person. 
The Tech-Talk page on the NEFLIN website will be updated with the latest information about this new member benefit.

Monday, September 24, 2012

2012 Annual Meeting: Silent Auction

The meeting also featured our first ever silent auction. The NEFLIN Board of Directors recently established the Jim Morris Scholarship Fund, in the memory of Jim Morris

We are pleased to announce that the auction raised $1,137 for the fund!  

Thanks go to Board members, Brian Nesselrode and Rachel Schipper for coordinating this effort.

2012 Annual Meeting: Photos

Thanks to our official annual meeting photographer, Jae Bass, for such great photos of the event. 

Here are a few to start you off with and the rest are here

Setting up and getting ready for folks to arrive.

Katherine Moody, President, NEFLIN Board of Directors, gets the day started.

"Member Highlights" are an annual tradition.  Members get the opportunity to stand up and talk about great programs or services that they offered in the past year.

Brad and the incoming NEFLIN Board of Directors. Still happy and relaxed after a long day.

2012 Annual Meeting: Keynote

The meeting concluded with an outstanding keynote address by Chad Mairn. Chad discussed many practical applications of today's, and tomorrow's, emerging technologies. 

2012 Annual Meeting: Library Awards

NEFLIN has two library awards that were presented at the Annual Meeting. 

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

This year's winner is Bill Flynn, President, Fernandina Beach Friends of the Library.


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

The co-winners of this award were the Jacksonville Public Library for their Refugee Integration Initiative. (Richard Mott accepted for JPL)

The other co-winner of this award was the University of Florida Smathers Libraries for their Panama Canal Museum Collaboration. (Rachel Schipper etal accepted for UF and the Museum.)

The Museum kindly donated a "Museum in a Trunk" for libraries to borrow.  Details forthcoming.  Also, this program was recently awarded an IMLS National Leadership Grant (read all about it).


2012 Annual Meeting: Recap

The following are a few posts to recap the NEFLIN Annual Meeting on Friday, September 14.  

The theme this year was Libraries are Magic!.

Brad started his report with the disclaimer that a professional magician was not in the budget, and his brother-in-law only did kid's parties.  However, using the magic of the Internet he did learn a magic trick, and with the able assistance of Bonnie Smith was able to get the meeting off to a fun start. 

Other items of interest: 

  • Two new member libraries joined this year (Art Institute of Jacksonville and Taylor County Public Library), and one new county was added (Taylor) which increases the NEFLIN service area to 24 counties. 
  • NEFLIN had its best year of training ever!  Over 3,500 library staff attended training.
  • Face-to-face training was held in 24 locations around the region.
  • New Consortial agreements with Overdrive and SmartPay were described. 
  • NEFLIN now manages the financial operations of the Clay Virtual Academy, a free online K-12 school for residents of Clay county.
  • Tech-Talk begins in October.  Details coming soon.
  • Donation of a 18' x 30' canopy (tent) was a welcome surprise.  Thanks to member librarian, Rachel Schipper.  Borrow it for your next program!
  • A disc repair machine that repairs CDs, DVDs, and video game discs was added to the Equipment Loan Program.
  • Finally, the new NEFLIN Strategic Plan was unveiled, and discussed.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

eBook Online Conference

Join us for an exciting one-day online conference as five nationally- and internationally-known speakers discuss wide-ranging aspects of the growing impact of eBooks on libraries. Brought to you by the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN).

Date:  September 21, 2012.  Time:  10:00am - 3:00pm EST.

Cost:  Free for Florida Library Staff.  $25 for non-Florida Library Staff.


10 AM
Frankenbooks and the Future of eBooks: An Ongoing Challenge
Stephen Abram

11 AM
Getting the Most from Your eBook Readers: Tips and Tricks
Chad Mairn

12 Noon
eTextbooks: The Shift to Digital — New Models for Course Distribution
Nik Osborne, J.D.

1 PM
Lunch Break     

2 PM
Swimming Upstream: Collection Development Issues and eContent
Jamie LaRue

3 PM
Ebook Licensing and Access — Now and the Future
Sue Polanka
This session will analyze the barriers to eBook lending models currently available for libraries.

Monday, August 13, 2012

NEFLIN Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the NEFLIN Annual Meeting.

  Friday, September 14
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Thrasher-Horne Conference Center, Orange Park
283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL 32065
Located on the campus of St. Johns River State College

Keynote:  Transforming Our Vision to Enhance Library Services  
Chad Mairn, Novare Library Services

  NEFLIN Annual Report
Awards and Member Highlights
Lunch and Networking
 Silent Auction (proceeds to benefit the Jim Morris Scholarship Fund) 
Open to NEFLIN Members
Registration fee: $25
 Dress Code: Business Casual

Friday, July 27, 2012

Jim Morris

NEFLIN Members and Friends, 

I am deeply saddened to share with you that Jim Morris passed away Wednesday night. Jim was the director of Florida Gateway College Library in Lake City since 1989. He was a past President of the NEFLIN Board of Directors and an advocate for the library profession. 

His wife, Patty Morris, has been with NEFLIN as our Continuing Education Coordinator since 2005. 

Jim was a fun, interesting, and kind person. He will be greatly missed. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Lake City, Florida. 

Cards can be sent to: 
Patty Morris 
2233 Park Ave #402 
Orange Park, FL. 32073 

Donations, in leiu of flowers, can be made to the Jim Morris Scholarship Fund (recently established by NEFLIN to assist library staff with their professional development).
Checks payable to NEFLIN and addressed to: 
Attn: Jim Morris Scholarship Fund 
2233 Park Ave #402 
Orange Park, FL. 32073 

Jim's Obituary at

Brad Ward NEFLIN 

Friday, July 20, 2012

2012 NEFLIN Library Awards

The NEFLIN Board recently had the difficult task of working through many outstanding nominations for the 2012 NEFLIN Library Awards. In fact they had to choose two award winners from one of the categories because of this. 

We'll have more on our award winners and all the nominees at the NEFLIN Annual Meeting on September 14. 

2012 NEFLIN Library Champion 

Bill Flynn, President, Friends of the Library 
Nassau County Public Library System 

2012 NEFLIN Innovation Awards 

University of Florida 

The Refugee Integration Initiative 
Jacksonville Public Library 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Personal Development Classes at JPL - July 10

Andrea Giggetts of Giggetts and Associates will lead two half day workshops at the Jacksonville Main Library, Multipurpose Room 1, on Tuesday, July 10.  Register to attend one or both workshops. These classes are free and open to staff in Florida Libraries. 

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There - Discovering the Workplace Habits You Need to Break!
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
What’s holding you back? You are working hard but there is something standing between you and the next level of achievement. That something may just be one of your own annoying habits or perhaps a behavior you barely even recognize. Andrea Giggetts will outline the habits and behaviors found in the work environment and provide a systematic approach to helping you achieve a positive change. Objective: Our goal is to assist you in performing at the next level and to offer a continuous improvement plan to increase their effectiveness.

Attitudes Toward Differences
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Today, we find ourselves in more diverse families, communities, and workplaces. Our challenge is to look for ways we can connect with people who may have very different experiences from our own. Sometimes getting the discussion started is the most difficult part. Objective: You’ll develop skills needed to successfully build connections with others so that you can communicate more effectively, resolve conflict, and work more productively. You’ll learn how to deal with diversity issues by building relationships using the skills of empathy, inquiry, and dialogue but in a non-judging, non-blaming manner. Ultimately, participants are led to new insights, understanding, and new behaviors, thereby seeing the world in new ways. In addition, this seminar gives attendees an opportunity to share the insights they have gained and, in small group settings, make statements about what they are going to do differently as a result of their new insights. Finally, attendees will be inspired to actively and openly discuss issues and to take responsibility for making a diverse workforce an asset.

Register to attend one or both:

Date: Tuesday, July 10
Location: Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Multipurpose Room 1, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

July-August-September Classes

Live Online Webinars include:
Digital Preservation Series with Jacob Nadal
US Census Series with US Census Bureau Specialists
Tips, Tricks and Hidden Powers for Nook and Kindle Users with Al Carlson
8 Dimensions of Leadership with Ned Parks
Leveraging Technology to Support Early Literacy with Kelly Stade

Face to Face classes include:
Genealogy for Librarians with George G. Morgan
Analyzing Library Collections Use with Excel with Tony Greiner
Sing Into Reading with Nancy Stewart
Two workshops with Deborah Ford
Collection Development with Belinda Boon

Much more! See All Classes Here 
Classes fill up so register early to get a seat

Monday, June 4, 2012

2012 NEFLIN Library Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 NEFLIN Library Awards. 

NEFLIN has two library awards that will be presented at the NEFLIN Annual Meeting on Friday, September 14, 2012. 

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, 2012. More information and the Nomination Forms are at

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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 don't have to be a NEFLIN member to participate. Anyone who visits and then makes a purchase on Amazon will provide the credit to NEFLIN. We appreciate your support of NEFLIN!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

CCLA and FCLA Update

I attended a session at the FLA Conference which provided an update on the upcoming merger of these two organizations (and as I learned four total orgs will merge). This detailed handout provides everyone you would want to know.

Friday, April 13, 2012

How to participate in e-book study

Pew Internet received a $1.4 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study the role of libraries in users’ lives and in their communities. So far, we’ve released reports chronicling the adoption of e-readers and tablet computers and the rise of e-reading — but we’re just getting started.

How you can participate
While our phone surveys are random to ensure statistical accuracy, we are actively looking for e-book borrowers to volunteer to take our online surveys. So if you ever check out or download e-books from a public library — or if you’re a librarian at a library that has e-books available for check-out — please sign up.
Not an e-book borrower? We’d still love to hear from you. Some of our future online surveys will cover a lot of ground, so take a look to see which groups apply to you. Once you sign up (and click on the confirmation link that we send you), you’ll be notified whenever relevant online surveys are in the field.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

E-book Price Fixing

The Justice Department is about to sue Apple and five (of the Big Six) publishers for conspiring to raise the price of e-books. The warning is a game-changer in the government’s long-running anti-trust investigation.  

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

NEFLIN Members win FLA Awards

The following individuals and organizations were selected by the FLA Awards Committee for awards to be presented at the conclusion of the annual conference on April 20 in Orlando: 

Librarian of the Year, Jim Morris, Florida Gateway College 

Friends, Foundations, and Boards Outstanding Member, Bill Flynn, Fernandina Beach 

Library Innovation, Luis Flores, Assistant Director Facilities Planning & Management, Jacksonville Public Library

Libraries Change Peoples' Lives, Sharon Jaskula, JPL

Outstanding Program Award - Friends of the Ocala Public Library

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Florida Electronic Library webinars in April

Register for one or all of these FEL/Gale Cengage webinar taught by virtual trainer Julie Pepera, Gale Cengage Customer Education Specialist.

Thursday, April 5 12, 10:00 - 11:00 amThis online course will provide attendees with an overview of the two newest FEL resources – Small Business Resource Center and DemoGraphics Now. Both resources are useful for small business owners and entrepreneurs:
  • Small Business Resource Center covers all major areas of starting and maintaining a small business, and
  • DemoGraphics Now can help determine who and where customers are
Attendees will learn the most efficient and effective search strategies and tools of both resources.
Register for Small Business Help at 

Reader's Advisory Using Florida Electronic Library Resources
Thursday, April 12, 10:00 - 11:00 am
This online course will provide attendees with an overview of FEL's new resource Books & Authors which provides reader's advisory for children's, young adult, and adult fiction and non-fiction. Books & Authors is specially designed to complement the browsing habits of today's Web user, integrating easy-to-follow menus that allow users to broaden and narrow their searches according to author, title, series, awards and other criteria. At the same time, its meticulously edited database -developed by a team of genre experts - delivers up-to-date, reliable information. The instructor will demonstrate how to efficiently and effectively get the most out of Books &  Authors.
Register for Reader’s Advisory at

Research for Media Specialists using Florida electronic library resources
Thursday, April 26, 10:00 - 11:00 am
This one hour webinar will cover what resources are available from the Florida Virtual Library and Gale Cengage Learning to help Media Specialists work with students in their schools? How can you build library usage by assisting teachers in integrating these resources into the classroom?
Register for Research for Media Specialists at

Virtual Trainer: Julie Pepera, Gale Cengage Customer Education Specialist
  • Cost: Free for Florida Library Staff
  • Cancellation deadline is two business days prior to the webinar. See each webinar description for details.

See all NEFLIN classes at:

Leadership Institute now accepting applications

The Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute prepares individuals to lead libraries today and into the future. If you are a dynamic, creative and achievement-oriented individual who is interested in increasing and improving your library leadership knowledge and skills, apply today.

The Institute includes:

• Ten face to face learning sessions.
• Online resources including a wiki and webinars.
• Self-selected, goal-based mentoring partnerships.
• Live and online learning support.

This nationally recognized, comprehensive, 10-month Institute provides an opportunity for you to improve your leadership skills and become part of an elite group of over 250 Institute graduates who are leading changes in libraries across Florida, making a difference today while shaping the future of information access.

The Institute is open to anyone who works in a Florida library (public, academic, school, and special). It is designed for professional librarians, as well as those in positions without a master's degree in Library Science. Candidates should have a minimum of two years professional library experience and a demonstrated successful professional work experience.

Applications available online.

Applications Accepted From April 1 - June 1, 2012

Notification of Acceptance - August 1, 2012

Registration Fee - $195

Host sites are Plant City (Hillsborough County) and Delray Beach (Palm Beach County).

For more information, visit our website or contact Jill Canono at

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Library Webinars: April 2012

On our sister blog, Library Webinars, we have just put up the monthly list of live webinars.

We have found numerous webinars in April that can assist with your professional development. Here are some selected topics:
  • eBook Purchasing and Lending eBook Readers
  • Engaging Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteers
  • Great New Books for Boys
  • (Making) Virtual Connections with Your Patrons
  • Skills for the Everyday Leader
  • Spring Buzz: Cookbooks
Check them out!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Class Added in Marion County

Personal Development Classes with Andrea Giggetts
Thursday, June 7

Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Fl 34470

Andrea Giggetts of Giggetts and Associates will lead two half day workshops at the Marion County Public Library in Ocala on Thursday, June 7. Register below to attend one or both workshops.

How Did I Get So Busy? The 28-Day Plan to Free Your Time, Reclaim Your Schedule, and Reconnect with What Matters Most!
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Do you feel stressed, overworked, and running on empty? There’s no doubt about it - these days we are just too busy. Even with the conveniences of technology, we are still compelled to get more done in less time. This workshop is for those who feel perpetually overwhelmed and overworked. Come learn how to strip meaningless activities that occupy your time. Objective: Our goal is to assist you in de-stressing and to nourish your mind, body, and spirit which will yield big rewards for the library.

Public Speaking with Pizzazz
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Is the fear of public speaking in the way of your success?  Are you afraid to stand up and speak your mind?  Do you want to be able to communicate more effectively at work?  Are you interested in improving your speaking skills during meetings, presentations, or by motivating people? And, are you searching for a positive, friendly atmosphere that will build your confidence and boost your self-esteem? Objective: You’ll build a better “speaking” you by developing your public speaking abilities and presentation skills.  Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of developing quality speeches. Participants will also deliver impromptu speeches in an experienced and poised manner and receive friendly evaluations and feedback to be used for their personal growth and development.

Register for one or both workshops: 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Library Guy's team says "Thank You"

The sometimes forgotten part of advocacy is saying "thanks".

Last Friday afternoon as the Florida state legislature concluded Paul "The Library Guy' Clark and his team were in the Capitol thanking legislators!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Invitation for NEFLIN members to attend a focus group

NEFLIN Members,   
You are invited to attend an upcoming focus group in your area.     

NEFLIN is a member-driven organization.  We support you, so you can give great service to your community.  Your needs, ideas, observations, dreams, visions, and success stories help shape NEFLIN's services.  We need your help to focus on  "Building and Connecting a Network of Bests".      

NEFLIN will be holding five focus groups around our region during March, April, and May to gather input from our members. This is one method we are using to learn where to put NEFLIN's resources as we develop our new Strategic Plan. 

. ...and to dispel the rumor that there is no free lunch, they were not talking about NEFLIN. A free lunch will be available for those attending the focus group sessions, along with a good amount of fun and learning.

Register below to attend one of these dates and location:
  • Friday, March 30, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Alachua County Library District, Tower Road Branch Library, Gainesville
  • Friday, April 27, 9:00 am -1:00 pm, Brevard Central Library, Cocoa
  • Wednesday, May 2, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Jacksonville Main Library
  • Friday, May 4, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, NEFLIN Office, Orange Park
  • Friday, May 11, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Marion County Public Library, Ocala

Follow our Progress.  Strategic Planning Website: 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

NEFLIN Spring Schedule Announced

April-May-June Classes
    Live Online Webinars include:
    Supervisory Skills Series with Linda Bruno
    Conducting Surveys Series with Kathryn Brockmeier
    Facebook Privacy with Diana Silveira
    Rudimentary RDA with Deborah Fritz
    The Accidental Systems Librarian with Nicole Engard

    Face to Face classes include:
    Mother Goose on the Loose with Betsy Diamant-Cohen
    Advanced Readers Advisory Service with Joyce Saricks
    Lapsit Programming for Infants and Toddlers with Sherry Norfolk
    Black Belt Librarians: Creating a Safer Work Place with Warren Graham

                                Much more! See All Classes Here
                         Classes fill up so register early to get a seat

    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    FLA's Annual "Tweet About Your Work" Day

    Tweet about your library work!  The Florida Library Association (FLA) would like to invite librarians in all types of jobs to be part of our Virtual Job Shadowing Project (library school students who are currently employed in libraries can also participate). Choose a day between April 2 and April 14th to tweet your daily activities using the hashtag #libjobshadowFL.  Inform potential (and current) librarians about your workday.  Users can also visit the FLA Twitter page at

    Librarians have embraced the changes brought about by the internet age and we are creating new roles to become the information guides of this new century.  Sharing our daily activities will help to illuminate the depth and breadth of our profession.  We want to hear from all types of librarians, whether new or time-tested, about the roles you are creating every day.

    For a list of our tweeters and the days they will participate, stop by the Virtual Job Shadowing Project Facebook page at The FLA Virtual Job Shadowing Project is coordinated by the Florida Library Association Library Personnel Recruitment Committee.  To volunteer to tweet about your workday, please contact Susan L. Smith via email: or phone (239) 598-6134.