In This Issue
Librarian Olympics: Top 25 Advance
MTI Celebrates Completion
End Your Summer With a Bang!
Looking for Something New to Read?
RDA Toolkit Offer
Member Spotlight: Nassau County Public Library
An Ode to Sneakers
Librarian Olympics
Top 25 Advance to the Olympic Trials! 
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The Librarian Olympics is a new partnership with the official Olympics games to recognize the best in the field of librarianship. 

We had 144 library staff take the Olympic Qualifying Quiz last month. Now the Top 25 move on to the Olympics Trials.

Here's some of those moving on. That's why they're smiling!

Keep up with the latest at the Librarian Olympics site.
MTI Celebrates Completion

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The first class of NEFLIN's Management Training Institute (MTI) recently completed this six month course.

The group of twenty-four library staff met monthly from January - June 2016 at the Orange Park Public Library (Thanks go to the OP staff for hosting us!).

At the last class on June 2 we had a celebration with cake, punch, presents, laughter, tears, and of course pictures.

Congratulations to the participants for their time and effort to make this Institute a success!

 End Your Summer with a Bang!

The temperature in FL isn't all that's hot this summer!  NEFLIN has added these sizzling summer training opportunities to our face-to-face continuing education offerings.

Library Fundraising 101 with Anne Marie Casey
Thursday,  August 4, 1:30 - 4 pm
at NEFLIN in Orange Park

Reference Skills Bootcamp with Belinda Boon
Thursday, August 11, 9:30 am - 4 pm
at Volusia County Library in Ormond Beach

Collaborative Grant-Seeking with Bess de Farber
Thursday, August 25, 9 am - 4 pm
at NEFLIN in Orange Park

Building Cultural Dexterity with DeEtta Jones
Friday, August 26, 9 am - 4 pm
at Thrasher Horne Conference Center in Orange Park

Archival Book Repair Workshop with Vicki Stanton
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 30 and 31, 9 am - 4 pm
at NEFLIN in Orange Park

Black Belt Librarians with Warren Graham
Thursday, September 8, 9 am - 4 pm
at Clay County Public Library in Fleming Island


  Looking for Something New to Read?
Summer is here and it's a great time to add to your reading list.  NEFLIN has you covered!  Check out our list of books, DVDs, and other items in our Lending Library.  

All material can be sorted by title, topic, or format, so you
can browse what interests you most.  Or peruse these brand new additions to our collection and start building your summer reading list today!

  RDA Toolkit Offer

As part of our effort to assist libraries implementing the RDA cataloging standard, NEFLIN makes available discounted pricing for ALA's RDA Toolkit.  NEFLIN coordinates the annual subscription and invoices participating libraries. 
Your library can also register for a 30-day free trial at This will give library staff the opportunity to try out and determine if they want to use the product.
If your library is interested contact NEFLIN by August 1st.



Spotlight on Nassau County Public Library

Nassau County Public Library System
The Nassau County Public Library System (NCPLS) became an independent library system in 1998. The main branch is located in Fernandina Beach, and opened in the existing facility in 1977. In 2011 the facility was certification to process passport applications. In 2015 the building was remodeled and expanded to double its size and is now 16,284 sq. ft. Along with the upgraded space we are in the process of upgrading the technology infrastructure in all of the library branches. We can now offer high speed, business class internet to all of our residents and we are in the process of switching over our staff network to fiber.
We are in the process of converting our libraries to RFID. The main location will serve as our test site and tagging the collection is almost complete. We have RFID gates arriving in two weeks along with our first self-check machine. The Callahan and Hilliard Branches are scheduled to be tagged in 2017.
The NCPLS offers free library cards to all residents of the state of Florida and has reciprocal borrowing agreements with St. Johns County Public Library and New River Public Library Cooperative. We have a full summer program including a reading program for adults with prizes.
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An Ode to Sneakers


There once was a pair of shoes.


How could you know, without trying them out? 


Red, sporty, and comfy, but true?


Attend the Annual Meeting

and you'll get to. 

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

Friday, July 8 
9 am - 4 pm

In this workshop, 
participants learn how to use Microsoft Excel to clean up data provided by their ILS, and quickly analyze their collections to discover patterns of use, hot and cold areas in the collection, and how to adjust their purchasing and weeding to reflect these trends.

Location: Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville

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