In This Issue
Library MakerFest: Registration Opened
Your Input is Needed
Innovation Project: Awards Announced
SSLLI Returns to the NEFLIN Area
NEFLIN Interest Groups : Face-to-Face
Member Spotlight: Susan Massey
Library MakerFest: Registration Opened 

Library MakerFest 2019 is coming! Registration just opened for attendees and exhibitors alike! This year's edition is at the Daytona Beach Regional Library in Volusia County.
If you came last year, you know what to expect (just add at least 50% more awesomeness!). If you weren't able to attend, you really missed out! This will be the last year LMF will be in the NEFLIN region (our pals at SEFLIN are taking over next year), so this may be the best opportunity for you to experience the premier Maker event for libraries in Florida!
The event lasts from 9AM-4PM, but you don't have to stay for the entire day. Come and go as you like. We will have a food truck on hand for your lunching pleasure - we'll pass along those details as soon as we sign the contract!

Your Input is Needed 

Each year, we ask for your feedback in the NEFLIN Annual Survey.  The input you provide is incredibly valuable as we make decisions about programs and services to offer and adjust in the year ahead.
In addition to that, the information we gather from the Annual Survey is used in our applications for grant funding.
By taking 10-15 minutes to take the annual survey, you can help us serve you and your colleagues more effectively.    
Thanks for helping NEFLIN be the best it can be!
Innovation Project: Awards Announced

The NEFLIN Board of Directors has selected the following libraries to receive funding for their 2019 Innovation Project. 
None of this group received funding from last year's Innovation Project, so we are pleased to see innovation thriving in so many of our member libraries. 
Read each Project Overview to learn more, and plan to hear from these libraries at this fall's NEFLIN Annual Meeting.  
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Innovation Lab 
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RadLABS: Learning Activity Based Science 
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Enhancing Student Success Through VR Support 
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Learning Services Inclusive Library: Sharing Social Stories 
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Info-To-Go: Golf Cart Pop-up Reference and Outreach 
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Finding a Sustainable Solution for 3D Printing Waste 
SSLLI Returns to the NEFLIN Area 

The Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute has been building leaders and enriching Florida libraries for 15 years, and your opportunity to be a part of this powerful program is just around the corner.  



SSLLI Year 16, which will begin in October 2019, will meet in our own NEFLIN backyard at the Fleming Island branch of the Clay County Public Library.  The application process will open in April, so now is the time to consider the possibility that this is the right year for you to grow your leadership skills by participating in SSLLI.


If you're a little further down the leadership path, would you consider mentoring an SSLLI participant?  Past mentors say they gained as much as their mentee did through this process.  We're building a mentor pool now - email [email protected] to find out more or to submit your name as a potential mentor.


NEFLIN Interest Groups : Face-to-Face 

Online Interest Groups are super convenient and valuable - but if you haven't attended a face-to-face Interest Group yet, now's the time to consider it.  Face-to-face meetings allow attendees not only to walk away with great information and ideas, but they are also the perfect environment to do what NEFLIN does best - connect members.


Upcoming meeting topics include:

Opportunities abound - register today!

 Member Spotlight: Susan Massey

Susan A. Massey  is this year's facilitator of the NEFLIN Academic Libraries Interest Group. Susan holds 2 librarian positions in the Jacksonville, Florida area: Head of Discovery Enhancement at the  Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida , and Library Director at the  Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies .  
Susan earned a MLS from Louisiana State University, and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to moving to Jacksonville, she worked in a variety of library settings, including the University of Texas San Antonio, Florida Institute of Technology, the Historic New Orleans Collection, and Tulane University.
Susan is an alumna of the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute, and enjoys sharing her experiences in academic and research libraries with colleagues across the region.  Her current professional interests include leadership in an online environment and the transition of technical services librarian roles from cataloging to batch project management.
In her spare time, Susan collects seashells while walking on Florida's beautiful beaches, pampers her rescued Papillon named Pixel, raises monarch butterflies, and rehabs needy houses to turn them into homes.

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

with Michael Clark
Thursday, March 14
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Do you want to reduce waste and streamline operations? Do you want to raise the level of staff engagement in your library? Do you want to increase the level of customer satisfaction as a result of your service offerings? Lean thinking is a philosophy and a powerful set of tools designed to eliminate waste from processes by focusing on what truly adds value from a customer's perspective.

This training covers how to apply the concepts to both library services and administrative functions.   
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