In This Issue
He Compared the Annual Meeting to What?
The CE Committee Needs You!
Too Early for Christmas Shopping?
Outgoing Board Members
Membership Dues and Courier Delivery
Member Spotlight on Putnam County Public Library
NEFLIN Annual Meeting

NEFLIN invites all our members to consider attending the Annual Meeting on September 18 in Jacksonville.
We will have a full day of learning, good food, hanging out with other NEFLIN members, raffle for a GoPro camera, silent auction baskets, and much more.  There are less than 20 seats left, so register now!

Brad with Mullet

Brad Ward


Executive Director

Not yet convinced? 
Still sounds like a boring event?  

Okay, just so you'll know.  The N EFLIN Annual Meeting is like a mullet. It's business up front but there's a party in the back.

The CE Committee Needs You! 
NEFLIN is looking for creative, dependable individuals who would like to contribute to the ongoing development of its Continuing Education program by serving on the   Continuing Education Committee.  The CE Committee is made up of library staff from NEFLIN's public, academic, special, and school libraries.

Responsibilities are articulated in the NEFLIN CE Committee Charge and include attendance at meetings, giving suggestions and input, making recommendations, and working closely with the CE Coordinator to help promote NEFLIN's training and support services mission.

Commitments are for a two-year term beginning October 1st.  If interested, please send a brief statement to Heather Sostrom, NEFLIN CE Coordinator, explaining your reasons for wanting to be on the committee. 

Deadline is Friday, August 28th.

2015-16 CE Committee Meeting Schedule
  • October 7, 2015
  • December 2, 2015
  • February 3, 2016
  • April 6, 2016
  • June 1, 2016
  • August 3, 2016
Too Early for Christmas Shopping?

Okay, maybe it is a bit too early to be thinking of your holiday purchases, but remember that when you do

FIRST visit this link on the NEFLIN website.


THEN you will be directed to the site.


A portion of any purchases you make before closing your browser will be credited to NEFLIN.


You don't have to be a NEFLIN member to participate. 

ANYONE who uses this link will help NEFLIN.  Friends, family, neighbors...anyone.

Amazon Christmas
Outgoing Board Members

We would like to thank three of our Board members who have finished their terms on the NEFLIN Board of Directors.


Anne, Jeff, and Julie were fantastic representatives for member libraries on the Board.  Thanks again for your service!  


Anne Casey








Anne Casey

Embry-Riddle University 

Jeff Bowen








Jeffrey Bowen

University of North Florida 

Julie Evener








Julie Evener

University of St. Augustine 


Membership Dues and Courier Delivery 


Just a quick note to let members know that both the NEFLIN membership dues and courier delivery (DLLI) costs will remain the same for the upcoming year.


The efforts of our lobbyist, Dale Patchett, to assist us in receiving full funding from the state of Florida went a long way towards making this happen.  Thanks, Dale!


Member Spotlight on Putnam County

Stephen Crowley, Director
The Putnam County Library System began when James R. Mellon, part-time resident and member of the prominent industrial family, commissioned Henry J. Klutho of Jacksonville to design a library and donated it to the city in 1930. While this stately limestone structure, a unique fusion of Prairie School and Art Deco styles, is no longer home to the Palatka Public Library, it stands today as an essential part of the rich heritage of historic downtown Palatka.
The Putnam County Library System, meanwhile, has grown to a system of five branches located throughout Putnam County and serves the diverse needs of more than 70,000 patrons, as well as residents in cooperative counties, by providing materials, information, programs, exhibitions, services, and educational opportunities in a wide variety of formats.
The mission of the Putnam County Library System is "to provide access to the online world, help create young readers, stimulate imagination, provide safe and comfortable real and virtual places to visit, and help citizens stay informed." The collection contains 123,028 volumes and circulates 122,150 items a year.
The Palatka Public Library has recently had success incorporating more STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) concepts into its programming. It is also partnering with a science teacher and other local experts to offer monthly Science workshops and a Science Fair. These workshops are slowly being rolled out to all five branches. Recently, the Putnam County Library System was awarded a $10,000 Innovation Grant from NEFLIN to start a mobile community makerspace and digital media lab. The 3D printers, Lego robots, and video production equipment arrived just in time for this year's Summer Reading Program - much to the delight of library staff and patrons across the county. Please visit for more information.
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Integrating 3D Printing into the Curriculum

How might librarians move beyond a MakerSpace environment to take advantage of 3D printing to enhance curricula and promote student learning of important principles?  Learn how the Stetson University librarians and faculty collaborated to explore this question.

This presentation will  be followed by a tour of the duPont-Ball Library and 3D Printing Space.
Interested in Creative Spaces?  The  
NEFLIN  Creative Spaces Interest Group will meet after this event at 1:30 pm.  New members are always welcome!
Question of the Month
School is back in session and learners of all ages, from pre-K to post-grad, can find fun, free back-to-school events and activities and resources at our member libraries.   

Visit NEFLIN's Facebook page and answer this question:

What are some of the back-to-school resources YOUR library has for learners of all ages?

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