Special Edition
Special Edition of the NEFLIN Newsletter   
We have so much news right now that we are putting out  
this special edition wrapping up 2019 and previewing 2020.

A good time was had by all at this year's Annual Meeting.  The day got off to a great start with a keynote from Gina Millsap of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.
We had a number of concurrent sessions in the afternoon, including those highlighting our new online course from Ryan Dowd on working with the homeless, Interest Group Table Talks, presentations from the 2019 Innovation Project recipients, and a demo of our new Virtual Reality equipment (to enter our Equipment Loan program in 2020).  
Here are photos taken throughout the day from our official photographer, Jae Bass (Thanks, Jae!).  
Also, Brad was reminded that his staff is indispensable in his latest video " Too Many Clones".   
2019 Annual Meeting  
We are already thinking about next year.  We have set a tentative date of September 18, 2020, for the next Annual Meeting.  We look forward to seeing you then! 
The silent auction and member donations raised $1,827 for the Jim Morris Fund.  This fund provides travel assistance to professional development events and conferences.   
We appreciate all the members who donated baskets and to Christine Boatright, Kristin Corbin, and Katrina Evans for helping with the auction. 

Coming in 2020 
A highlight of the Annual Meeting is when we get to tell you what's coming in the new year.  Here are the projects we're excited to roll out in 2020:
Friends of the Library Project:  For this project, we're working with a library consultant to strengthen FOL groups and bring them into alignment with library programs and plans.  More details are coming soon!
Video Production Project:   Would you like to use video to market and promote your library more effectively?  We'll be contracting with professional videographers to produce a limited number of promotional videos for our member libraries.  Stay tuned for more info...
Innovation Projects:  Funding for these projects has doubled to $100,000!  Submit your idea for an innovative project by Jan. 3, 2020. 
Disaster Preparedness Training:  Coming in mid-January, we'll partner with Lyrasis to offer a two-day hands-on disaster preparedness training. Don't miss this timely opportunity to prepare for the unexpected!
Statewide MLC Conference:  We're excited to partner with our sister consortia, PLAN, SEFLIN, and TBLC, to offer a statewide one-day conference in the late spring or early summer.  More information coming soon about this unique offering.
Continuing Education Awards
Hall of Fame
In order to shake things up a bit, we established the Continuing Education Awards Hall of Fame this year. Based on input from the Continuing Education Committee, we decided to make the CE Awards more competitive by placing those libraries that had won five or more awards into the Hall of Fame for that award. The inaugural members of the Golden Apple Hall of Fame were Alachua County Library District, Jacksonville Public Library and St. Johns County Public Library.

No library has met the five win threshold for Making the Most of NEFLIN yet, although a couple are close. You can see the complete list of past winners here 
Youth Performers Showcase 2019
This perennially popular program has a new home! Alachua County Library District's Headquarters will host this gathering of magicians, musicians, jugglers and other entertainers.  Stop in on November 7 and get a preview of some of the fantastic talent available in the region to enliven your programs! 
Two OER Learning Opportunities
We have two upcoming Open Educational Resource events, one webinar and one face-to-face workshop. Click on the titles below for more information or to register. 
with Jeff Phillips & Amy Mosher
Friday, October 4,  2019 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
with Elijah Scott
Friday, November 1, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
@NEFLIN HQ, Orange Park
  The 2019 NEFLIN Award Winners  
Congratulations to these NEFLIN Award Winners, who were  
honored at this year's Annual Meeting. Read more about each individual's accomplishments.  Thank you for all your hard work and commitment to NEFLIN!
Pam Picray 
Duval County Public Schools 
Member of the Year Award
  Pam Picray
Alachua County Library District
Innovation Award 
Darlene Goodier
Clay County Public Schools
Distinguished Career Award 
Mary Geer 
St. Johns County Public Library 
Library Champion Award 
  Mary Geer
Golden Apple
Volusia County Public Library
Making the Most of NEFLIN
Large Library 
Alachua County Library District
Making the Most of NEFLIN
Medium Library 
Columbia County Public Library
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Making the Most of NEFLIN
Small Library 
New River Public Library Cooperative

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Save the Date!
NEFLIN and TBLC are excited to sponsor a one-day conference all about Children's Services on February 7, 2020, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters in Ocala!

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