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25th Anniversary Annual Meeting: Register Now!
Outgoing Board Members
New C.E. Committee Members Needed
My Favorite Tool: Padlet
Member Spotlight: Bill Condon
25th Anniversary Annual Meeting 
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Registration is now open for all NEFLIN members to attend the 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting.
The location is the beautiful Renaissance hotel at the World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine.  

For those who haven't attended a previous Annual Meeting we will again provide a free pair of red Converse "Chucks". 
Sneakers Chucks  
Be prepared for our usual day of fun and learning! 
Outgoing Board Members 
We appreciate Pat and Jessica 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!  

Patrick Reakes
University of Florida
NEFLIN President 
Jessica Collogan

Jessica Collogan
Jacksonville University
NEFLIN Secretary 
Call for Committee Members
Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity to expand your professional horizons? NEFLIN needs a few good people to join our Continuing Education Committee. We have five people rotating off of the committee in September, so you have ample opportunity to join this dynamic group! 
The CE Committee meets every other month at NEFLIN HQ in Orange Park. You would help craft NEFLIN's slate of Continuing Education offerings. Committee members provide valuable input on forthcoming training, as well as suggestions for potential classes. Committee members also play a significant role in purchase of new books for our Lending Library and toys for our Equipment Library. 
If you would like to contribute to the educational experience for everyone in NEFLIN's region, please contact Continuing Education Coordinator Raymond Neal and let him know! Your commitment would include six bimonthly meetings and occasionally facilitating webinars (it's easy! We can teach you how to do it in a few minutes!). By joining, you can help yourself and your colleagues at the same time! It's a win-win!
My Favorite Tool: Padlet
"My Favorite Tool" is a new feature for the NEFLIN Newsletter.  Do you have a tool that you think others could benefit from?  Email brad@neflin.org with your submission.  
What is it? Padlet
Cost? Free (paid options available)
Where to get it? www.padlet.com

This month's featured tool is submitted by Jenny Eason, Member Services Coordinator at NEFLIN.
My favorite tool is one I have used many times in classroom and presentation settings.  
Padlet is a collaborative online space with a format much like a bulletin board. Drag and drop images, documents, and audio files onto your Padlet, or create blog-type posts. Items on your Padlet can be rearranged and resized, and there are a variety of backgrounds and themes to choose from.

But the best part about Padlet is that it is so easy to use collaboratively. As a teacher, I gave my students a short link and they could immediately connect and add content. During small group discussions, I often displayed the Padlet on my projector screen, and the students could add content in real time for the entire class to see. 

In a library setting, Padlet would work well in programming, especially for teens and adults. There is something about being able to use technology to answer questions and interact, even when you are in a face-to-face setting. For some, it removes barriers and helps them engage in ways they wouldn't otherwise.

I hope you check it out - your free account includes access to three Padlets at a time, and they are easy to share in a variety of formats.
Member Spotlight: Bill Condon
Bill Condon is the NEFLIN member in this month's spotlight. 
Bill is a Research Librarian at
He earned his MLIS from San Jose State University. Prior to joining Hunt Library, William worked at the Supreme Court of Illinois Library - Chicago branch as a library assistant.
William's professional interests include information literacy instruction, pedagogy, and instructional design, especially for distance learners.
He is a second-career librarian who enjoys working with students and faculty to connect them to the relevant information that meets their research needs. He is also an avid runner and walker of his dog.
Thank you, Bill, for helping us have a great year in the Academic Libraries Interest Group!

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