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In This Issue
Silent Auction and 2018 Jim Morris Recipients
Equipment Loan Program: Up and Running
New Horizons: Word 2016 Series
Member Service: Archived Webinars
Member Spotlight: Joe Baca
Be a Part of NEFLIN's Silent Auction
Annual Meeting Basket
We invite you or your library to donate a basket, gift certificate, service, or other item to be  auctioned  off  at this year's Annual Meeting.
To Contribute:
1.  Complete the  ONLINE FORM
2.  Assemble a wonderful basket OR contribute a stand-alone gift certificate, item, or service.
3.  Bring your contribution to the NEFLIN Annual Meeting

Proceeds go to benefit the Jim Morris Continuing Education, which provides funds for NEFLIN members to use towards library-related conferences, training, professional development or classes that contribute to the continuing education of the applicant. So far in fiscal year 2017-18, $2,000 has been awarded to members (just like you!)

Congratulations to these NEFLIN members who received travel stipends from the Jim Morris Fund in 2018:
  Anthony Baltiero

Anthony Baltiero
Jacksonville Public Library

ALA Midwinter Conference 

Kelly Bohannan
Clay County Public Library

Sunshine State Library
Leadership Institute 
  Betsy Ann Harris

Betsy Ann Harris
Alachua County Public Schools

Florida Storytelling Festival

  Karen Kaufmann

Karen Kaufmann
Seminole State College

ALA Annual Conference 
  Pam Picray

Pam Picray
Duval County Public Schools

Scholastic Reading Summit 
  Faithe Ruiz

Faithe Ruiz
College of Central Florida

ALA Annual Conference 
Equipment Loan Program: Up and Running 
cricut Our Equipment Loan Program is up and running again! You can visit our website to review the available items and start your reservation process. We recently weeded out many items that had not circulated well. What we have now is a lean collection of popular Maker kits and other items that your library may not have the resources to acquire. 

The big items that everyone has been asking about are now available - the Cricut Maker and  Rigamajig kit. Just contact us for more information on reserving them! Start by visiting our Equipment Loan page:  NEFLIN Equipment Loan.
New Horizons: Word 2016 Series
NEFLIN has once again teamed up with New Horizons to bring you a new series of Microsoft Word 2016 classes. We just announced them yesterday and seats are filling up! If you need to develop your Word skills, be sure to sign up for this series!  
As always with New Horizons classes, we do not require that you take all three levels, but it is highly recommended.   
Please keep in mind that even though we no longer have a penalty for no-shows, if you aren't able to attend a class we need to know. Seating is limited in New Horizons classrooms and these classes usually have a waiting list.
All classes are 9 AM - 4 PM at the New Horizons training center in Jacksonville. Click below to register:
Member Service: Archived Webinars 
It's not always easy to step away from public service responsibilities to be a part of online training opportunities - but there is so much good information to be gained!
If you're interested in an upcoming webinar but aren't able to attend, remember that NEFLIN webinars are recorded and archived online for you to view at a convenient time.  
To see a list of all archived webinars, go to the Training page and click on the Archived Recordings tab.   
Member Spotlight: Joe Baca

Joe Baca is the NEFLIN member in this month's spotlight. 
He facilitates the Technology Interest Group.
Joe Baca is the Makerspace Librarian for the Alachua County Library District. His main duties are to coordinate the library district's makerspace programs and activities.    
Alachua County has a floating makerspace collection which allows the branches to request makerspace materials and activities tailored to their patrons' interests.  
Joe hopes to expand the library's makerspace programing to include more adult-oriented programming by reaching out to the community groups whose interests include such activities as programming, 3D printing, and sewing. 
Previous to working for Alachua County, Joe worked at the University of Florida at the Marston Science Library as a library assistant. There he had a variety of responsibilities from working in the serials department to being the library's webmaster. Before leaving for Alachua, he was in charge of the daily operations for Marston's 3D printing lab.
Joe has a broad interest in how library services are shaped by new technologies. Joe received his MLIS from FSU and his BA in English from UF.  

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Orange Park, FL 32073
School Libraries Interest Group Meeting
The next meeting will be our popular annual Saturday gathering and will be held on  September 22nd at the Orange Park Jr. High School Library in Clay County.

Guests include Amy Dovydaitis, Kristine Shrauger, and Devi Mody from UCF with their presentation "Windows & Mirrors:  Books Highlighting DIVerse Families"; St. Johns County's Kristen Badger speaking about this year's SSYRA titles; hands-on time with Makerspace equipment...and more!  Register today and stay tuned for the final agenda, which will be posted soon.
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