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).