In This Issue
NEFLIN Training Room Transformation
Academic Assessment Accepting Applications
Congrats to the MTI Class of 2017
Outgoing Board Members
Makerspace Interest Group Visits UF
Training Room Transformation
If you've been to NEFLIN lately, you've seen a few changes in our "look".  A transformation has been in the making for the last year, and we are now so pleased to show off our newly updated Training Room!  From new tables and chairs that are designed for comfort and versatility, to modern and attractive artwork, to a newly designed kitchen and (almost) totally automated bathroom....we hope these improvements and updates help you get even more out of your experience here at NEFLIN.  We want to thank the NEFLIN Board for their support of this project, as well as former CE Coordinator Heather Sostrom, who was the creative genius behind the redesign!

Take a look at this short video to see the updates, or better yet, plan to visit us soon in person!

NEFLIN Training Room Update
Apply now for Academic Assessment Project 
NEFLIN is now accepting applications from members working in its academic libraries for Library Assessment 101.

This free, practical, 6-part course is designed to aid academic library staff in defining, designing, and deploying a library assessment project.

The goals of this program are to build capacity in NEFLIN academic libraries to conduct assessments, and to support assessment projects that guide library decision making.

More details and the application instructions are now available.  Applications are due on Friday, September 8.

Congrats to the MTI Class of 2017

Congratulations to these members who recently graduated from the NEFLIN Management Training Institute.    
2017 MTI

Over eight months these members gathered at the NEFLIN office to learn  new skills and tools that addressed gaps in the preparation of librarians for management roles.  Many thanks go to Michael Clark for leading the monthly sessions.
Here are photos from the MTI Celebration on August 8.
Outgoing Board Members

We appreciate these members for their past three years of service on the NEFLIN Board of Directors.


We will recognize them at this year's Annual Meeting, but wanted to also show our appreciation here.  Thanks!






Royce Bass

St. Johns River State College 





Debra Bruner

Alachua County Public Schools 





Lucinda Colee

Volusia County Public Library 


Makerspace Interest Group Visits UF

This month, more than 20 members of NEFLIN's Makerspace Interest Group gathered at UF's Marston Science Library for hands-on experience in the MADE@UF Lab

The lab, a Mobile App Development Environment (MADE), is designed to provide students the tools, training, and space they need to develop mobile applications.   UF librarians Sara Gonzalez and Sam Putnam began the session with an overview of the l ab, the equipment, and the latest trends in virtual reality technology.   Jason Crider, a graduate student
at UF, spoke on behalf of the TRACE Innovation Initiative , a research endeavor that believes "scholars should pursue novel strategies for creating and circulating public writing within the emerging medium of augmented reality (AR)".  

UF's Sara Gonzalez demonstrates the MADE@UF 3D Laser Scanner 

The group enjoyed hearing about the innovative projects UF students are working on and trying out equipment such as Oculus Rift, Microsoft HoloLens, and the Next Engine 3D Laser Scanner.  Makerspaces, from the low tech to the high, are showing up in libraries all over the world, and we are excited about all of the ways NEFLIN libraries are embracing the Maker trend in their physical spaces, as well as in their programming.  Thanks to UF and Makerspace Interest Group Facilitator Jeremy Yates for this wonderful day!   

See photos from the Makerspace Interest Group gathering.

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