Friday, September 20, 2013

2013 Annual Meeting: NEFLIN Award Winners

NEFLIN now has multiple awards that were presented at the Annual Meeting. 

Information about each award winning project.

Member of the Year Award

Ann Lindell
University of Florida


Innovation Award

Courtenay McLeland
University of North Florida

Library Champion Award

Helene Kamps-Stewart, President
Murray Hills Friends, Jacksonville

Distinguished Career Award

Betty Frederick
St. Johns County Public Library

Group Shot (i.e., one without Brad)

Golden Apple Award
Alachua County Library District
(Chris Culp, ACLD, on left)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

2013 NEFLIN Annual Meeting

NEFLIN celebrated its 20th Anniversary this year at the University Club in downtown Jacksonville.  

Photos are here(Thanks go to Rosemary Szczygiel for taking these photos!)

Give us a few days to add highlights and other info to this space.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund Announced

The Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund (JMCEF) was announced at the NEFLIN Annual Meeting on September 12. It will provide an opportunity for individuals employed in NEFLIN member libraries to apply for a $100 stipend to be used towards library related conferences, training, professional development or classes that contribute to the continuing education (CE) of the applicant. It was created by the 2011-12 NEFLIN Board of Directors and is dedicated to the memory of Jim Morris.

JMCEF Application

Applicant Guidelines:

1. Applicant must be an employee (full time or part time) of a NEFLIN member library.

2. There are four application cycles per calendar year:
Cycle 1: October 1, 2013 - January 1, 2014 - applications accepted. Events need to take place January - June 2014.
Cycle 2: January 2 - April 1, 2014 - applications accepted. Events need to take place April - September 2014.
Cycle 3: April 2 - July 1, 2014 - applications accepted. Events need to take place July - December 2014.
Cycle 4: July 2 - October 1, 2014 - applications accepted. Events need to take place October 2014 - March 2015.

3. The NEFLIN Board of Directors will consider completed applications received by each deadline date and will award funds based on the following criteria:
a. Application is complete and received by deadline date
b. Applicant is eligible for this award cycle
c. Appropriateness of the event to applicant’s continuing education
d. Assessment of applicant’s statement explaining the need and benefit of the continuing education event

4. Stipend may be used for registration fee or travel expenses for library related continuing education.

5. Award notifications will be made by the end of January, April, July, and October. Funds will be disbursed after the applied for CE event takes place and all documentation is received.

6. Following the event, stipend recipients are required to:
a. Submit documentation (ie, registration receipt, travel receipts, agenda and/or certificate of attendance) as proof of attending the event.
b. Write a brief summary (approximately 250-500 words) of their experience at the event and how it benefited them or their library.

7. A maximum of one $100 stipend will be awarded per applicant per calendar year.

8. If an application is not selected for an award, the applicant may apply again in the next awards cycle.

9. The NEFLIN Board of Directors will award funds at their sole discretion.

Examples of eligible Continuing Education Event expenses include:
*ALA, FLA or other library conference registration fee or travel expenses
*Travel expenses to NEFLIN Continuing Education classes or special events
*Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute registration fee or travel expenses
*Other appropriate library related continuing education events

The JMCEF is supported by the NEFLIN Silent Auction and donations. Thank you for your support.
To make a donation to the JMCEF, click on DONATE below. Note: You do not need to have a PayPal account.