In This Issue
Annual Meeting Registration Update
ALA Conference Comes to Florida
Librarian Olympians...Go On The Hunt
NEFLIN Libraries Partner on Makerspace
New Equipment Available for Loan
Member Spotlight: Rasmussen College
Annual Meeting Registration Update
Thank you to everyone who has registered for the
NEFLIN Annual Meeting!  The response has been overwhelming and we are now at full capacity. Although registration is full, we have started a waiting list (see instructions below).  

The NEFLIN Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park.

We hope to see you there!

On the Agenda: 
  • Librarian Olympics - Top Ten Finalists Go for the Gold!
  • NEFLIN Annual Report (lots of new news) 
  • Member Highlights
  • NEFLIN Board and Continuing Education Awards
  • User Experience Project - Concurrent Sessions
  • Silent Auction for Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund
To be added to our waiting list, please email 1) your name
2) your library name, and 3) "add me to the waiting list of the NEFLIN Annual Meeting" to . You will be contacted if a seat becomes available.

ALA Conference Comes to Florida

Olivia Hattan-Edwards
NEFLIN was able to provide $2,500 in travel stipends to assist these members who attended the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.
Madeline Sims
Maria Atilano
Beryl White-Bing
Kate Neff

Thanks go to the Jim Morris Fund for providing these stipends.

Members were also seen giving a variety of presentations at ALA:

 Librarian Olympians...Go On The Hunt

So what have the Library Olympians been up to this summer?
NEFLIN Librarian Olympics Logo
Just like all Olympians our 25 qualifiers have been enduring long days and nights of cardio and weightlifting in the hot Florida sun (at least that's what they have told us). 

The upcoming Olympic Trials will be a test of their knowledge, endurance, and street smarts. NEFLIN has arranged for our 
Olympians to participate in a Scavenger Hunt on July 26.  The Top 10 from this event move on to the Olympic Games.
"Like" the official NEFLIN Facebook page to keep up with the latest Olympic news!
NEFLIN Libraries Partner on Makerspace
What began as a casual conversation between library staff has led to the birth of a makerspace in Volusia County!
VCPL Makerspace


The Launch Pad is a new Makerspace at the Daytona Beach Regional Library.

Conversations between Volusia County and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University staff revealed that each institution wanted to reach middle and senior high students with interests in science, technology, and engineering.

Initial funding was provided by Embry-Riddle with ongoing support from The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library. 

New Equipment Available for Loan

Want your patrons to get excited about science, technology, and art at your library?  NEFLIN's Equipment Loan program may be your answer!

We've recently added some awesome new gadgets and gizmos for you to check out and try for yourself.   The littleBits STEAM Set is a powerful toolbox for invention-based learning that is easy to teach and fun to use.  Check out this tech review from School Library Journal.

From bananas to tech breadboards, NEFLIN has got you covered. Take a look at all of our newest offerings and get started today!

Spotlight on Rasmussen College

Rasmussen College
For more than 115 years, Rasmussen College has met the needs of its local communities by providing market-relevant and career-focused programs. The College currently offers programs at the certificate and diploma level through the associate's and bachelor's degree levels in seven schools of study including business, health sciences, nursing, education, justice studies, technology, and design. Students can earn their degree online or at one of the College's 23 Midwest or Florida campuses, including the main campus in Ocala and the new School of Nursing which is set to open in July.
With around 14,000 students across the country, the College is committed to making sure every student has equal access to the learning materials and resources they need to be successful. In 2015, Rasmussen College transitioned to a fully digital library which includes more than 200,000 eBooks, over 90 research databases and millions of full-text articles, videos and more, all of which can be accessed online 24/7.
Along with 24/7 access to the College's digital library collection, students also have access to tutors. The Rasmussen College Library and Learning Services' student tutor training and mentorships programs have both received certification by the  College Reading and Learning Association  (CRLA) for their online training courses, self-produced tutor training webinars as well as an online platform for connecting tutors and mentors with students across locations and to the resources they need.

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Northeast Florida Library Information Network 
2233 Park Avenue Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073
with DeEtta Jones

Friday, August 26
9 am - 4 pm

Identify ways to bring more culturally inclusive behaviors and programs to your library and users.  

This one-day session is ideal for people who:
  • are committed to ensuring the library's inclusive workplace environment 
  • have responsibility for developing diversity related programs or services 
  • work with diverse patron groups 
  • have management, human resources, staff development, diversity and/or strategic planning committee responsibilities 
Location: Thrasher Horne Conference Center in Orange Park

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