Enter the Jim Morris Raffle for a Nintendo Switch & Animal Crossing
In support of the Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund, we'll be raffling off a Nintendo Switch and Animal Crossing game, valued at $350.00, at this year's online NEFLIN Technology Conference! You do not need to attend the Conference to win - just purchase your tickets online for $1.00 each (minimum $5.00 purchase).
The free 2021 Technology Conference is completely virtual and features keynote speaker Matt Finch and 12 breakout sessions - register today!
About the Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund
The 2011-12 NEFLIN Board of Directors created The Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund (JMCEF) to honor Jim’s contributions to the Northeast Florida library community. This fund provides financial support for NEFLIN members to attend conferences and other professional development opportunities.
Register for Florida Libraries Online
NEFLIN, PLAN, SEFLIN and TBLC are excited to bring you this year's edition of our collaborative conference, Florida Libraries Online! This year's theme is Libraries Reimagined. As we did last year, each MLC developed a track for the conference that fits into a larger concept. This year we're discussing how libraries are emerging from our pandemic cocoons with new ways of looking at how we operate.

NEFLIN's track focuses on Library Services Reimagined. We are bringing you three breakout sessions: 
  • Book Takeout and User-Focused Delivery with Ned Potter, University of York (UK).
  • You Can't Predict the Future, But You Can Prepare for it! with Callan Bignoli, Olin College of Engineering.
  • A Tale of Two Libraries: Differing Reopening Strategies a panel discussion with Mary Brown, Union County Public Library, and Jackie Spiritas, Jacksonville Public Library.

All this and a fantastic keynote from Shola Richards! Please join us for a great day of discussion and sharing. Please visit for more information and to register! 

This conference is partly funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act program. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.   
Nominate a Colleague for the
2021 NEFLIN Awards
Library staff work hard and give generously of their time and talents, but they don't always get the recognition they deserve. But YOU can fix that by nominating one of your colleagues for a 2021 NEFLIN Award!

Nominations will be accepted until June 15th for the following awards:

Distinguished Career
Library Champion
Member of the Year

The awards will be presented at this year's NEFLIN Annual Meeting.
Reimagine Literacy with Jarred Amato
Dr. Jarred Amato is an award-winning English teacher from Nashville, TN, and the co-founder of Project LIT Community, a national grassroots literacy movement. We are excited to welcome Jarred to Northeast Florida on Saturday, April 24th!

We'll enjoy a workshop full of ideas and inspiration, collaboration and community. We’ll discuss how we can work together to reimagine literacy and reignite all students’ love of reading in the years ahead. While this workshop will be geared toward school libraries, any NEFLIN member is welcome to attend.
Find out more about Jarred's work in this short presentation.

Project LIT Community is a national grassroots movement led by passionate students and educators across the country, including dozens of schools here in Florida. 
NEFLIN Annual Survey Update
We received 394 responses to this year's Annual Survey, and we are now busy analyzing the data and incorporating your feedback into our NEFLIN services. We'd like to give a big thanks to everyone who participated this year! Staff members from 46 of our 54 member libraries took the survey and the majority of respondents (52%!) work in Public Services.

We especially enjoyed reading the responses to this question: "What program/service does your library offer that you are most proud of?"

Responses this year include: One Button Studios, Lit Kits, teen cooking classes, 3D augmented reality, GIS and 3D printing training, textbook lending, seed libraries, technology lending programs, teaching cursive writing, story walks, TEAM Lab and STEM Kits, Re-entry programs, Books on the Quad, Passport services, online high school programs, and Hotspot checkouts.

Whew!!! Our libraries continue to expand and improve the ways they serve their communities, and we're so proud to be a part of the amazing work you do!
Revitalize Your Print Circulation
Make Your Readers Happy
and Revitalize Your Print Circulation

Ready to get your print material circulating again? Join Jennifer Pratt, the recently retired chief of our colleagues at SEFLIN, for this 60 minute webinar on renewing your customers' interest in checking material out from the library! You're in for a treat in learning Jennifer's strategies for success! These ideas will also work for rekindling interest in your ebooks! 

Participants will have ideas and examples of how they can increase print circulation by promoting the collection through Readers’ Advisory booklists, newsletters, social media, you tube, and emails.

The webinar will encourage participants to head to their stacks for titles that will connect their readers with:

  • Read-Alikes
  • Trending Topics
  • Library and Community Events
  • Series from beginning to the end
  • From Page to Screen
Welcome to NEFLIN, Beth Cox!
We are pleased to welcome our new administrative assistant, Beth Cox, to the NEFLIN staff!

Beth is a Clay County Resident and an Orange Park High School Graduate. She has an extensive background in office management and customer care, and she most recently worked in the health care industry. She is a people person who enjoys helping others. Her pride and joy, besides her husband and daughter, is her granddaughter, who she spends her free time with. She also enjoys daily walks, photography and travel.

You can reach Beth at [email protected].
Jenny Eason | Member Services Coordinator | NEFLIN
2233 Park Avenue, Suite 402, Orange Park, FL. 32073
904.278.5620 | | [email protected]