In This Issue
What's Behind This Curtain?
Online Scavenger Hunt
Nominations Open for NEFLIN Awards
Library Brain: Recipe for Success
Leadership Institute Accepting Applications
Member Library Spotlight: Alachua County Schools
Featured Class: Introduction to User Experience

What's Behind This Curtain? 

  Theatre Curtain
NEFLIN is pleased to reveal that behind the curtain is ::drum roll:: our new website!

This new design and editor (WordPress) will allow us to do many things that we could not before. 

We are going to be more visual, provide more interesting content, and make it easier for you to find what you need.


We have had a number of different websites since our first in 1997.  Take a peek!


The NEFLIN Website since 1997.


Online Scavenger Hunt       


As part of launching our new website, NEFLIN is hosting an online scavenger hunt.  Go here to enter.


The first five NEFLIN members to submit an entry with correct answers to all of the questions will be awarded a $25 Gift Card! 

Amazon Gift Card $25

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 30, 5:00pm. 

NEFLIN Awards  

2013-14 award winners
2013-14 NEFLIN Award Winners 

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual NEFLIN awards. We have added an extra month to encourage more nominations. The deadline for nominations this year is Friday, June 20th.  
  • Member of the Year Award   
  • Distinguished Career Award  
  • Innovation Award
  • Library Champion Award
Detailed information and the online nomination forms are available at
We know that you work at a library with some exciting, dynamic people and ideas.  Let everyone know by nominating them for one of these awards!

Library Brain: Recipe for Success       

New Item in NEFLIN's Lending Library.

Library Brain is a collection of engaging lessons, activities, and brain-boosting tips for grades PK - 5. It includes 50 idea cards in five categories - Big Ideas, Sweet Memories, Mental
Exercise, The Write Brain, and Mind Over Matter.

So, whether you are hunting for new library programming material, or wishing you had fresh ideas for creative, budget-friendly library activities, check out this desktop reference tool from NEFLIN and WIN your next library program!



SSLLI Now Accepting Applications   
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-15 Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute. 
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Host sites: Martin County Public Library System (north of West Palm Beach) and Chipola College (west of Tallahassee). 


More information can be found at the SSLLI website or by talking to one of the more than 300 alumni in libraries across the state.           

Member Library Spotlight

Alachua County Public Schools
Debra Bruner
Media Services Supervisor

Alachua County is located in the heart of Florida. We are fortunate to work in a county where citizens support the education of our students.

In 2008, the citizens voted in favor of a one mill property tax increase to fund art, music, media specialists, magnet programs, classroom technology and other vital programs and services. In 2012, 68% of Alachua County citizens voted to renew the one mill tax increase.

The support doesn't stop there. Our 50 media specialists working in our 24 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 6 high schools and 4 centers are passionate and dedicated to providing quality resources, access, collaborative service, literacy instruction and reading motivation. Monthly meetings provide time for training and sharing.

The media department works collaboratively with the Instructional Technology and Instructional Materials Department to promote the use of technology and integrate the school curriculum and media.


Alachua Public Schools  


Northeast Florida Library Information Network 
2233 Park Avenue Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073
Featured Class
Introduction to User Experience
for Libraries

Wednesday, May 21
2:00pm - 3:00pm


Register here.

Design is more than choosing pretty colors. It's all about solving problems and even if you don't know it, you are a designer.

You will be introduced the concept of User Experience (UX) thinking and illustrate how it can help improve your website, programs, services, and more.

After this presentation you'll have a keener critical eye, and a framework with which you can make your library the most important place in your community.
Trainer: Aaron Schmidt

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