In This Issue
Return of the Chucks
Raymond Neal Hired as C.E. Coordinator
$3,500 Provided by the Jim Morris Fund
NEFLIN Members Selected for SSLLI
Interest Groups in Full Swing
Return of the Chucks

Because of popular demand the NEFLIN Board has been generous in providing another opportunity to get a free pair of NEFLIN Chucks.

   Sneakers Chucks
For those who register for the Annual Meeting by August 15 we'll have your free pair of red Converse sneakers waiting for you that day.  (For those thinking Christmas has come in July because you are getting a second pair of Chucks, unfortunately not.  If you received a pair of sneakers at the 2016 Annual Meeting, you are not eligible for a second pair.)

We hope to see you on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Schultz Center in Jacksonville. 

Raymond Neal Hired as C.E. Coordinator
Raymond Neal


We are pleased to announce the hiring of our new Continuing Education Coordinator,

Raymond Neal.

Raymond Neal is a native of South Carolina. He earned a BA in Art from Furman University and his MLIS from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining NEFLIN, he was a librarian at Jacksonville University and Jacksonville Public Library. Most of his career has been in Special Collections. He also managed JPL's Murray Hill branch for several years. 

When he isn't hard at work learning his new job, Raymond enjoys spending quality time with his lovely wife, Janice Best, a teacher and writer. He also enjoys movies, reading, traveling and watching sports, especially baseball and football (Clemson Tigers, Carolina Panthers and New York Yankees if you're curious). 

He is also the initial (and reigning) NEFLIN Librarian Olympics gold medalist. He doubts this led to his current position, but he still likes saying it. 

$3,500 Provided by the Jim Morris Fund

Congratulations to these NEFLIN members who received  $500 travel stipends from the Jim Morris Fund .   
The primary funding source for the Jim Morris Fund is the silent auction held at each year's NEFLIN Annual Meeting.  Please consider providing a basket (or making a tax deductible donation) to support this fund.

Coral Antony
Alachua County Schools
FETC Conference

Tammy Druash
University of North Florida
Rare Book School

Lou Greco
St. Johns County Schools
AASL Conference

Samuel Huang
University of Florida
Medieval Book Conference

Grace Kaletski
Stetson University
ACRL Conference

Samuel Putnam
University of Florida
ALA Annual Conference

Stephanie Weiss 150x150

Stephanie Weiss
University of North Florida
ACRL Conference

 NEFLIN Members Selected for SSLLI

They are from academic libraries, school libraries, public libraries, special libraries....and even a Multitype Library Cooperative!  

Congratulations to these eleven NEFLIN Members who were chosen to participate in Year 14 of the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute (SSLLI).

They are in for a challenging but exciting year!  SSLLI Year 14 sessions will begin in early October with locations in High Springs and Niceville.   

  • Carrie Driggers-Adams, Baptist Health Sciences Library
  • Kelly Bohannon, Clay County Public Library
  • Catherine Brandner, Matanzas High School
  • Gail Carr, Alachua County Library District
  • Jenny Eason, NEFLIN
  • Alix Freck, Alachua County Library District
  • Shirdellah Groulx, Jacksonville Public Library
  • Erica Rainey, Three Rivers Regional Library System
  • Melody Royster, George A Smathers Library (UF)
  • Lorraine Stinson, Murray Middle School for the Arts
  • Jeanine Turner, Levy County Public Library System 
Interest Groups in Full Swing

NEFLIN's ten Interest Groups are the perfect place to network, problem solve, and share what's working (or isn't) in your own library.  The next round of meetings begins in August - there's no time like now to join in! Find out more and register at

Northeast Florida Library Information Network 
2233 Park Avenue Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073
Warren Graham
 makes his final visit to NEFLIN 

Thursday, August 31 
9 am - 4 pm
(Limited Seating!)

Real World Library Security is the original security and safety training for Black Belt Librarians.
During this six hour workshop, library staff will learn:


How to approach patrons to inform them of rules in a way that will most likely gain their compliance while keeping the staff as safe as possible.


The essential elements of a real world security program.


How to make sure that staff themselves are not the behavior problem.


How to recognize different levels of patron emotion and how best to respond.

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