In This Issue
Annual Meeting: Even We Don't Know What to Expect
Technology Conference with Keynoter Ben Bizzle
NEFLIN Awards: Nominations Open
Apply Now for SSLLI
My Favorite Tool: Evernote
Member Spotlight: Beryl White-Bing
NEFLIN Annual Meeting on September 13  

We're back in the lab creating the next Annual Meeting.
What to Expect?   
Meet New Friends.  Check.
Great Food.  Check.
Frivolity.  [Had to look this one up]  Check. 
Learning.  Big Check. 
Date: Friday, September 13, 2019 
Time:  9:30am - 3:30pm 
Place: Schultz Center, Jacksonville 
Look for us to announce the theme this summer, along with any giveaways, special guests, or social media influencers that may attend. 
Technology Conference on July 12 
Has it already been two years since the last Technology Conference? I guess it has, so it's time to delve back in to the new emerging tech trends in the library field!  
Let's start off with the exciting news: Our keynote speaker will be Ben Bizzle! Ben is a librarian, Co-Founder and CEO of Library Market, author of the book Start A Revolution: Stop Acting Like A Library , and speaker on the impact of technology on libraries. He last presented at NEFLIN as part of our 2014-15 Expert Series.

As Jeannie demonstrates  there w ill be a TechSpace  that allows attendees to  interact with new technologies:
Ready to submit your proposal? Click here for the form !    The deadline for submission is May 1 , so don't dawdle!
Date: Friday, July 12, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  
Place: Doubletree Hotel, Jacksonville Riverfront 
Registration: Opens in May
Beats Wireless Headphones
PS - Because this is NEFLIN there will be awesome swag and a raffle for a pair of Beats Wireless Headphones. Details on the raffle coming soon!
NEFLIN Awards: Nominations Open 
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual NEFLIN awards.  The deadline for nominations is June 15th.  
  • Distinguished Career Award  
  • Innovation Award
  • Library Champion Award
  • Member of the Year
The awards will be presented on September 13 at the NEFLIN Annual Meeting.  

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!
Apply Now to be a Part of SSLLI - Year 16

sslli map If you've ever considered participating in the  Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute , you won't want to miss the Year 16 application period, which will be open from April 1st - June 15th.
Each year, SSLLI moves around the State geographically, but this year, we are excited that the Institute will be   meeting in our own "backyard"  at the Fleming Island Branch Library in Clay County (south of Jacksonville).
Find out more information about SSLLI and the application process  here , and if you're ready to begin your application, click here.
My Favorite Tool: Evernote 
This month's "My Favorite  Tool" is brought to you by Sara Roberts, Main Region Manager at Jacksonville Public Library.
"Evernote is the absolute best way to keep track of multiple meeting notes! It auto-syncs across devices so your notes are always available.
As a manager of various departments, I am able to keep notes for employees who report to me and some who don't.
 Any time I am having a conversation with an  emp loyee, I pull up their notes so I can keep track of what I have said, what they need and progress reports on various projects. I share the link with them, so they can see the notes as well. I keep the notes short and to the point, but the next time we sit down, I have just enough information to follow up and hold both myself and the employee accountable.
I love that I can log in to Evernote on multiple devices. I have
it on my phone, my iPad and my desktop. Instead of going back to my desk, typing up  notes from a group meeting and emailing it out, I take notes in the moment, and the staff can just pull up the link at their convenience.
I have to be disciplined to commit to the paper-free meeting, but it works if you maintain the notes over time. You have a great record of conversations!"
 Member Spotlight: Beryl White-Bing

Beryl White-Bing joined the
NEFLIN Continuing Education Committee in 2017 and has served as the secretary of that committee since that time. Beryl is the Public Services Librarian at

She also was SJR State College's representative for a 2018 NEFLIN Innovative Project Award which created a Virtual Reality outreach program targeting student veterans at the College.
Beryl earned her MLIS from Florida State University and her B.A. in history from Savannah State University. She began her library career as an educational media specialist in Duval County Public Schools and her academic library career at Florida State College at Jacksonville as an adjunct librarian. Prior to her library career, Beryl worked for the Federal government.
Beryl says she has no spare time as she is the mother of a Standard named "Sensation" aka 'the jumper" and a Doodle named "Stormy," aka "the digger."  They truly keep her busy. She also has 3 children and 4 grandchildren in addition to the Poodle/Doodles.  However, when she does have that moment to pursue her interests, Beryl is active in studying her family's genealogy. Her most recent discovery was finding her paternal Great-Great-Grandmother, Matilda Singleton, who was born enslaved circa 1825 and found in a 1915 SC newspaper obituary with her former "owners" listed. Beryl is a member of the National Genealogical Society and the African American Historical and Genealogical Society. She has as her goal to complete the educational requirements to become a board certified genealogist by next years end.
Beryl is both an avid movie-watcher, and self-proclaimed "nerd" interested in most new technology and what it might be like to live in Wakanda.

Northeast Florida Library Information Network 
2233 Park Avenue Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073

with Claudia Monte
Friday, May 3
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
@St Johns County Public Library Southeast Branch

Need some help in creating and delivering presentations to groups of people? Do you just end up reading your PowerPoint slides verbatim? If so, this is the workshop for you!

Claudia Monte will arm you with knowledge on being prepared for those presentations and making them a better experience for everyone in your audience. She will also share techniques that help with presentation anxiety.

This workshop is for anyone who has to speak to groups of people, whether they might be the general public or your library colleagues. 
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