Monday, April 29, 2013

Important Insights

Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet (and upcoming NEFLIN Technology Conference keynote speaker) gave a report on his organization's latest research findings.  

The 10 Most Important Insights from Pew Internet's Library Research

I will get out of the way and let you read about it here.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NEFLIN Interest Groups - New Dates

The following Interest Groups have revised dates:

Leadership Interest Group
New date: Friday, May 31, 10-11 am
Live Online
Register at

Young Adult Services Interest Group
New date: Monday, May 20, 2 - 4 pm
Location: NEFLIN in Orange Park
Register at

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

NEFLIN Technology Conference 2013

Wednesday, June 19
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites Baymeadows, Jacksonville

Registration $25, including lunch
Non-member registration opens May 13

Keynote: The Next Library
Lee Rainie, Director,
Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Select your sessions when registering

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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:
• 10 face-to-face learning sessions
• Online learning resources
• Self-selected, goal-based mentoring partnerships
• Live and electronic learning support

This nationally recognized, comprehensive, ten month Institute (October 2013 - July 2014) provides an opportunity for you to improve your leadership skills and become part of an elite group of over 280 Institute graduates who are leading change in libraries across Florida.  They are making a difference today while shaping the future of information access.

Institute Locations: 
Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont (near Orlando)
East County Regional Library in Lehigh Acres (near Ft. Myers)

Application deadline: June 14, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NEFLIN Interest Groups - updated schedule

NEFLIN Interest Groups bring together library staff with similar jobs or interests for discussions, networking and informal programs. 

Note: Some of the dates/times are revised from earlier schedules.

School Librarians: April 4, 3:30 - 4:30 pm Online
Outreach: April 9, 1 - 2 pm Online
Young Adult Services: April 23, 2 - 4 pm at NEFLIN
Public Services: April 26, 2 - 3 pm Online
Library Technologies: May 10, 2 - 4 pm Online
Children's Services: May 15, 2 - 4 pm at NEFLIN
Technical Services: May 17, 9 - 10:30 am Online
Staff Development: May 21, 2 - 4 pm in Gainesville
Leadership: TBA
To register or for more details on each group click here.