November 2012

The NEFLIN staff are always aware of how much e-mail we send to our members. However, we do need to find a balance between too much, and not keeping you informed. Our new approach is to send out this monthly newsletter containing information about our services, in addition to our new weekly Tech-Talk e-mails  and occasional e-mails about our workshops.  Let us know if this works for you.


In This Issue
Museum in a Trunk
Technology Conference
Lending Library
Holiday Shopping Online?
Featured CE Class
Museum in a Trunk
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NEFLIN is pleased to announce a recent addition to our Equipment Loan Program.  The Panama Canal Museum has donated a "Museum In A Trunk" to us.  Borrow the trunk to provide library programs about the canal as 2014 will be the 100th anniversary of its opening.
The contents of the trunk include; Lesson Plans, Books, DVDs, Maps, and Artifacts. Lessons are available in both English and Spanish. Contact NEFLIN to schedule for pickup and use of the trunk. We also want to thank Dr. Rachel Schipper, University of Florida Smathers Libraries, for making this donation possible.


NEFLIN has subscribed to, a service that offers technology tips and computer skill-building resources through a weekly email subscription and access to the Tech-Talk website.

Tech-Talk includes three ways to learn new and cool techniques and solve technological dilemmas with:
  • WEEKLY EMAIL (Tech-BYTES): NEFLIN members will receive a weekly email to stay on top of things, discovering resources that you never knew existed. Note: Emails will come from 
  • DATABASE ARTICLES (Tech-TOPIA) that show you breakthrough ideas for working more efficiently.
  • ASK A QUESTION (Tech-QUESTION) on any topic covers...and get an individual answer from a real person. 

The Tech-Talk page on the NEFLIN website will be updated  

with the latest information about this new member benefit.

Technology Conference
NEFLIN is pleased to announce our biennial conference on all things technology has been generously funded by the Florida Division of Library and Information Services.  We are looking to hold this in the summer of 2013 in Jacksonville.   We would appreciate suggestions regarding speakers and topics for this event.  Contact NEFLIN with your ideas.


Lending Library
NEFLIN has added a number of new items to our Lending Library.  Items in this collection of over 300 books, videos, and DVDs are available for a one month loan to members.

Among the recently added items are the second group of ten books in ALA's Tech Set, "Running a Well Managed Meeting" DVD with study guide,
and the 2013 FLA Book Discussion selection "The Dragonfly Effect:  Quick, Effective and Powerful Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Social Change". 


Holiday Shopping Online?
As a reminder, pleases visit first before making purchases on Amazon.  NEFLIN will then receive a portion of any purchases in return.   (All purchases are anonymous so we receive no identifying information on any items).

Remind your friends, wake your don't have to be a NEFLIN member to participate.  Anyone who visits and then makes a purchase on Amazon will provide the credit to NEFLIN.   We appreciate your support! 


We look forward to bringing you news and useful information each month.


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Featured Class
Curation and the Library
Tuesday, December 11
10-11 am ET

Librarians have always curated collections. However, in today's digital world there are lots of new ways to organize resources for customers. Tools like Pinterest make it possible to develop displays of new materials and give customers the chance to comment on what's in the library. Storify gives the library a chance to tell a story about resources while letting the community know what the library provides. In this webinar you will find out what web-based curation is all about, the tools that are available for curating content, and how to select the right tool for your purpose.

Virtual Trainer: Linda Braun, Project Management and Consulting Coordinator for Librarians and Educators Online (LEO)  


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