In This Issue
Tell Us What You Think
2014 Expert Series
New Genealogy Interest Group
Panama Canal's 100th Anniversary
Member Library Spotlight: Jacksonville Public Library
Featured Class: Creating Successful ebook Classes for Users

Tell Us What You Think     

Please give us your input on NEFLIN training and services by taking our online Annual Survey.
The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and will be available until January 31, 2014. 

We value your comments, which will help us improve our services in the future. 

Thank you for your input!

2014 Expert Series

The 2014 NEFLIN Expert Series offers insights from the leaders in our field.  Designed to give library staff the ability to hear from national experts on topics of interest, attendees will benefit from extensive Q & A time with the speaker, plus structured networking time with other attendees.

  DeEtta Jones    Warren Graham 
  Sue Polanka    Gretchen McCord

New Genealogy Interest Group    

Due to digitization, the popularity of and television shows like "Who Do You Think You Are?",
genealogy is a popular hobby in America.   

Genealogy IG Family history is personal and sometimes emotional.  Genealogy researchers may be overwhelmed by the amount of information available, frustrated by elusive records or simply looking for alternate sources.  They look to librarians for direction.

Together we will stay ahead of the curve by sharing
Genealogy resources and programming ideas
If you would like to receive email notifications of the
Genealogy Interest Group's meetings, or any of NEFLIN's
other interest groups, please contact Jennifer O'Neill at NEFLIN 904-278-5620 or      
Panama Canal's 100th Anniversary 

The Panama Canal Museum has donated a "Museum In A Trunk" to us.  Borrow the trunk to provide library programs about the canal as 2014 is the 100th anniversary of its completion. 

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The contents of the trunk include; Lesson Plans, Books, DVDs, and more, in both English and Spanish.

Contact NEFLIN to schedule for pickup and use of the trunk.

We also want to thank Dr. Rachel Schipper, University of Florida Smathers Libraries, for making this donation possible. 
Member Library Spotlight

Jacksonville Public Library
Barbara Gubbin, Library Director

The Jacksonville Public Library's mission is to enrich lives, build community, and foster success by bringing people, information, and ideas together. We reach people more than 20 million times a year across Duval County through our 20 branch libraries and the Main Library. We are one of the most popular city services with more than 4.5 million visits.

As an essential partner in creating lifelong learning experiences, we offered more than 11,000 programs and services last year, including Storytime, poetry slams, job search training, national exhibits and author presentations.

Visitors enjoy full access to library computers, free Internet access and Wi-Fi, electronic resources, books, movies, music, periodicals, exhibits and special collections. We also have meeting spaces available for use at no charge at our branch locations; the Conference Center at the Main Library offers an auditorium, meeting rooms and an outdoor courtyard available to rent for weddings, business functions and other events.

The Jacksonville Public Library recently won two Folio Weekly 2013 Best of Jax Awards: Best Use of Public Money (the second year in a row!) and Best Library Branch (Main Library).  

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Northeast Florida Library Information Network 
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Orange Park, FL 32073
Featured Class
Creating Successful ebook Classes for Users
Tuesday, February 4
9:00am - 12 noon
in Ocala.


Register here.

With the rise of ebook use continuing to explode, users are demanding more and more assistance with their ebook devices...and the devices continues to explode in number and transform in functionality. From dedicated readers like Kindles and Nooks to tablets and phones, users can access materials on a variety of devices.  

How can you teach a success workshop on accessing ebooks? Classes employ different techniques than those used in one-on-one sessions with our users. Join us to learn how to successfully teach ebook courses for your users.  

Trainer: Diana Silveira, Novare Library Services
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