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Hot Topics Conference Recap
Cricut Raffle...and The Winner Is?
Dive into Interest Groups This Summer!
My Favorite Tool: Kahoot!
Member Spotlight: Chabha Hocine
Hot Topics Conference Recap  
  This year's Hot Topics Conference: Libraries Unplugged , was a smashing success! Over one hundred people came to see sixteen presentations and a great panel discussion. In addition to NEFLIN members, presenters came from Panama City, Jupiter, and Orlando. It was truly a conference celebrating libraries throughout Florida! 

One of the highlights of the day came at the end of lunch when we announced the winner of our Cricut Air raffle. We did the drawing using Facebook Live so that everyone could see if they won this great prize. More on that below...

If you want to review the presentations from the conference (or wonder what you missed by not going), we are posting PDFs of the presentations on the conference web page
Cricut Raffle...and the Winner Is? 
Beatriz Lugo Cricut Small
Congratulations to Beatriz Lugo at the University of Florida for winning our raffle for a Cricut Explore Air

The raffle raised $533.00 for the Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund.  This fund provides NEFLIN members with travel assistance when attending conferences or other professional development opportunities. 
Here are a few members that recently received assistance from the Jim Morris Fund.
Anthony Baltiero
Anthony Baltiero
Public Library 
Kelly Bohannan
Clay County
Public Library 
Faithe Ruiz
Faithe Ruiz
College of
Central Florida 
Dive into Interest Groups This Summer!
A new round of Interest Group meetings is starting soon!  Register now for your next meeting.
My Favorite Tool: Kahoot!
"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.  

Our first "My Favorite Tool" columnist is Carrie Adams, librarian at Baptist Health Medical Center and a member of the NEFLIN Board.
What is it? Kahoot!
Cost? Free (paid options available)
Where to get it? Getkahoot.com 
Synopsis: An easy to use, online tool for interactive learning through gamification. Create quizzes, surveys, discussions, or jumbles to share with learners in real time.
Pros: Interactive, easy set-up, easy facilitation, individual or team-based activities
Cons: Requires internet connection for both presenter and participants and projector for questions, limited flexibility for question style/pedagogy
Although it's been around for a few years now, I find that I still use it at least monthly, because the format works so well. When it first came out, it appeared to be tailored for a school atmosphere, but I have personally found it to work well with adult learners. It invites a participatory learning experience with a small twist of competition. I work with adult learners of varying technological skills, and a benefit of Kahoot!'s design is it is relatively intuitive; and most participants only require a few minutes to become familiar with the platform (I recommend having one or two practice questions to help familiarize them to the concept). Kahoot! does require an internet connection, a screen projection (for all participants to view), and either mobile devices or computers for players to submit answers. I personally feel that Poll Everywhere or Socrative is better equipped for facilitating discussions via polls and surveys than Kahoot! is, but for quick, interactive gamification, I find Kahoot! to be an excellent resource.
Member Spotlight: Chabha Hocine
The NEFLIN member in this month's spotlight Chabha Hocine, facilitator of the NEFLIN Management Interest Group.
Chabha is the Assistant Regional Librarian at the Volusia County Public Library in Daytona Beach.  

Prior to this position, Chabha spent her entire adult life in academia as a librarian and a professor: Director of Library Services at Palmer College of Chiropractic and Logan University with a focus on Evidence-Based Education, and Student's learning. Chabha brings to librarianship years of experience in leadership and management, teaching at college and university levels, curriculum development, and research. Chabha served at different times on numerous committees and has been active in national and international organizations.
Chabha earned her Bachelor in Jurisprudence from the University of Algiers, Algeria. She earned an MA in Interdisciplinary French Studies in 2001 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She has an extensive experience in teaching Foreign Languages: French and Francophone Literature, French Cinema and Theater, and Humanities. She earned her MLIS from UIUC in 2008.
Chabha's goal is to facilitate a progressive movement in librarianship, to contribute in building the community of learners, to promote and support life-long learning by building bridges between knowledge communities through communication, collaboration, programming, and leadership.

Thank you, Chabha, for helping to kick off our new Management Interest Group! 

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  Katie LaManchia & Emily Vinci
Katie and Emily have been doing webinars for NEFLIN for a few months now. This pair of librarians from Illinois have authored three books from ALA Editions on programming. They did a series of webinars for us last Fall on various types of Pop Culture programming. Those webinars were very well-received, and we're happy to announce that they are returning to NEFLIN in late Summer to offer two webinars:    
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