In This Issue
NEFLIN Innovation Grants Awarded
Why Is This Woman Smiling?
Tell Us What You Think (Really!)
The Library of Alexandria: History & Rebirth
Leadership Institute Accepting Applications
Member Spotlight: Edward Waters College
NEFLIN Innovation Grants Awarded

The NEFLIN Board of Directors has selected the following libraries to receive a NEFLIN Innovation Grant:

  • Clay County Public Library
  • Flagler County Public Library
  • Florida Gateway College Library
  • Jacksonville Public Library
  • Putnam County Public Library
  • St. Johns County Public Library 

There were thirty-one applications totaling $255,662 in their requests for funding.   


You can read about the projects that were funded. There will also be an opportunity to discuss each project with staff from these libraries at the NEFLIN Annual Meeting on Sept 18th.  Stay tuned for details.


Why Is This Woman Smiling?


Judith Weaver
Alachua County
Public Schools

Wouldn't you be smiling if you just won the NEFLIN Member of the Year Award?    


Make someone's day by nominating them for a NEFLIN Award.   


Nominations will be accepted through June 15th.   


The awards will be presented at the NEFLIN Annual Meeting on September 18 in Jacksonville.  

Here are the award categories: 

  • 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!


Tell Us What You Think (Really!)


Please give us your input on NEFLIN training and other services by taking our online Annual Survey.  
The survey takes 15 minutes to complete and is available until May 15th. 

We value your comments, which will help us improve our services in the future.  
Thank you for your input (Really!).

The Library of Alexandria: History & Rebirth 

Dr. Sohair Wastawy, PhD
Dean of Libraries at Florida Institute of Technology


Join past Chief Librarian of the Library of Alexandria for a webinar presentation that will tell the history of the ancient and illustrate the mission of the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina.


Thursday, May 21

10:00 am - 11:30 am   



Click HERE for registration and additional information. 


The Ancient Library of Alexandria has captured the imagination of the world and remains one of the greatest adventures of the human intellect. Established in 288 BC, the library grew to become the intellectual center of the world. Some 1600 years after its final destruction, the library was revived on the shores of the Mediterranean. This new library was intended to capture the spirit of the original Library of Alexandria.

Leadership Institute Accepting Applications


Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute.


Two Host Sites:

Rocky Bluff Library

(near Bradenton)


Daytona Beach Regional Library (NEFLIN Member!)

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More information can be found at the SSLLI website or by talking to one of the more than 400 alumni in libraries across the state.

Member Spotlight: Edward Waters College

Carmella D. Martin, Director

The Edward Waters College (EWC) Library is housed on the first floor of the Centennial Building, which is located in the center of the College campus. The Centennial Building is a three story, red brick structure which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Edward Waters College was established in 1866 and has the distinction of being Florida's oldest independent institution of higher learning, as well as the state's first institution established for the education of African Americans. EWC is named in honor of the third Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. In February 2011 the Edward Waters College Board of Trustees appointed Jacksonville native and alumnus Dr. Nathaniel Glover as the 29th President of EWC.


Just as the Centennial Building is located in the center of the College campus, the Library also occupies the center of the College's learning activities. The mission of the Library is to facilitate academic learning and research, to support the college curriculum, to enhance classroom instruction and the critical thinking process, the teaching of information literacy, and to promote professional, ethical, and social growth by providing the latest information resources, services, and technologies to students and faculty. The Library further endeavors to stimulate and encourage the development of lifelong learning. 


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Orange Park, FL 32073
Readers' Advisory 
with Duncan Smith 

Join NoveList
 co-founder Duncan Smith as he sums up 25 years of thinking about readers' advisory and introduces  
Whole Person RA.
What Library Users Really Want

1. Identify the true product of readers' advisory (it's NOT pushing books


 2. Get all staff involved


3. Move out from behind the desk

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