In This Issue
Expert Series welcomes Ben Bizzle
New Vendor Discount: Springer eBooks
School Librarians Plan Special Event
The Library Innovation Toolkit
We Don't Hang Out Enough
Member Spotlight: Alachua County Library District
Expert Series welcomes Ben Bizzle


NEFLIN Expert Series 2014-15 
Compelled to change the perception of the library as an antiquated and boring institution, Ben Bizzle and his team developed an aggressive technology and marketing strategy in order to better serve their community and increase public awareness of the library. Join us as he teaches you their award winning marketing approach and learn how you too can engage your community and increase awareness of your local library. 
Author of the book
Bizzle utilizes over 20 years of technology and business experience to meet the challenges facing libraries in the 21st century.  

To register and learn more click HERE  

New Vendor Discount: Springer eBooks


NEFLIN has added a new vendor to our discount program.


Springer, the world's largest STEM eBook publisher is offering discount on their 13 subject collections.


The eBooks in these collections come with no DRM, ownership with archival access, accessible with all devices, free OCLC MARC records, and a print on demand option.


Check out the details here.  


School Librarians Interest Group


The NEFLIN School Librarians Interest Group has organized a day of networking and collaboration for library staff working in K-12 schools in northeast Florida.  The meeting will include breakout sessions of practical topics, hands-on activities for all levels, and local authors.  Lunch will be provided. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00 am- 2:00 pm
Teacher Training Center
Fleming Island High School Campus (Clay County)

This FREE event is open to Library Staff in K-12 Schools only.
Registration is required. 

The Library Innovation Toolkit 

Progress for the sake of progress is often a drain on precious time and resources. The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future.

The Library Innovation Toolkit, now available through NEFLIN's Lending Library, offers snapshots of innovation in action to inspire librarians.  It encourages readers to take big risks, ask deeper questions, strive for better service, and dream bigger ideas.

We Don't Hang Out Enough


You are invited to a Florida Library Association meet-up at
Taps Bar and Grill on Fleming Island from 6pm-9pm on Friday, April 10th.

Membership in FLA is not required. This is an opportunity for library staff to eat, drink, connect and get to know one another (expenses on your own).

Taps Bar and Grill is located at:

1605 County Road 220 Fleming Island, FL 32003

No registration required. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please contact Patty Morris, FLA Northeast Florida Director with any questions (, 386-754-4391).


Member Spotlight: ACLD

Shaney Livingston, Director

Alachua County Library District (ACLD) practices a "patron driven" approach to improving and expanding services to fulfill the needs of Alachua County's diverse population. More than

57 percent of the 253,451 residents has an active library card. ACLD operates a Headquarters Library in downtown Gainesville, 11 branches (two of which operate family resource centers serving as one-stop locations to provide additional social services), an eBranch (website and online services), two bookmobiles and library services to the inmates of the Alachua County Jail. ACLD was created in 1986 by voter referendum, as an independent special taxing district, as the sole provider of public library services in Alachua County.


ACLD's mission is "a key to building a better community by creating opportunities to participate, connect and discover."

By sharing best practices, finding innovative solutions and building creative collaborations with more than 300 agencies and organizations ACLD has increased its programs and services as well as program attendance. In the last three years, the number of programs presented by the Library District has increased from 4,139 to 6,617 and the attendance has jumped from 91,665 to 143,986.


Recent success stories include ACLD's Cone Park Branch. This new 10,000 sq. ft. facility added additional space for programs, study, quiet reading, teens and children; and collaboration with Partnership for Strong Families (PSF) to provide needed social services. After one full year of operation, circulation has more than doubled and there's been a 27 percent increase in visits. 


ACLD doubled the size of Library Partnership: A Neighborhood Resource Center. This successful model of expanded service under one roof is a collaboration with ACLD, Florida Department of Children and Families, Partnership for Strong Families, the Casey Family Program and approximately 30 social service agencies working through PSF. 


ACLD is proud of its increase in programs and services and its collaborations that strengthen civic engagement, increase access to opportunities, and promote library awareness.


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Orange Park, FL 32073

Grant Series: Four Weeks to Success!
with Stephanie Gerding

This is a 4-week online Grant Series.  Attendance at all 3 webinars and participation in a web forum is required.  

To register and learn more click HERE

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