Tech Conference Registration & Raffle
Registration is underway and seats are being filled. This one has a smaller capacity than some of our other events, so if you plan on going, you should register now. The deadline for registration is Friday, July 5.
Continuing our tradition of awesomeness at our conferences, you will have the opportunity to win a set of
Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones
(valued at $349.95)! You do not have to attend the conference to purchase tickets for the raffle.
Click on this link
for more information.
Featured Trainers: Awful Library Books
We are beyond happy to announce that we have added Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly, the brains behind the
Awful Library Books
website to our roster of trainers.
If you aren't familiar with the site, Hibner and Kelly showcase books recently weeded from library collections that likely should have been shown the door years (or even decades) before. From a 1983 book on computers in libraries to 1975's Woman's Work Book to a "Self-help, How-to Book" from 1966 titled Brainwashing Is a Cinch!, the site is full of submissions from library staff of books they find in the course of weeding. Hibner and Kelly appropriately roast the books while giving actual professional thinking for why the book should be weeded or occasionally defending the inclusion in a collection.
Their first two webinars,
Making a Collection Count
Stuck in the Weeds
will surely prove to be invaluable viewing for staff needing an introduction or refresher on Collection Management. The School Libraries Interest Group recently enjoyed a presentation from the duo, and we're betting that the rest of our membership will enjoy their style of instruction as well.
Dive into Interest Groups This Summer!
Summer's a great time to dive into a new Interest Group - register for one of these upcoming meetings today!
NEFLIN's Partnership with Amazon
Good News - Your Amazon orders can benefit NEFLIN!
If you have helped us out in the past by using the previous Amazon Referral program - or if you are looking for a painless way to help a worthy cause - please be sure your purchases benefit NEFLIN by taking the following steps:
1. Instead of going to www.amazon.com to begin your shopping by going to http://smile.amazon.com.
2. On your first visit, choose "NEFLIN" as your favorite charitable organization (use the search box).
3. For future visits, create a bookmark to http://smile.amazon.com or install the Chrome or Firefox browser extensions to make shopping easy. Remember that you must begin your shopping at Amazon Smile in order for NEFLIN to benefit.
Summer Reading Has Launched!
Summer Reading programs have launched all over Northeast Florida with the theme of
A Universe of Stories
- here's just a taste of what's going on this summer across the NEFLIN region!
St. Johns County
residents, young and old, are having "
The Best Summer at Your Library
". Youth Services Librarian Andy Calvert shared what the library is offering the community this summer on an edition of SJC Today.
themed programs will rotate
on a daily basis from branch to branch.
de Pokemon, Magic,
Buzz Lightyear, Baby Shark, and the Grand Finale Glow Maze.
The crowds at Levy County Summer Reading programs are legendary!
One thing is for sure about Summer Reading in
...it will be dramatic!!!
In just four days, the Library gave out over 150 Summer Readings bags to kids and 150 entry forms for the Adult Reading Program and signed up 20 teens for the Reading & Writing Contest. Buckle your seatbelts!
Summer at the Library
is all about
tracking your reading with
earning badges, and more;
Connecting by following
and tagging the library's Social Media
new resources, programs, and adventures in the Alachua County community. You can even participate in
by finding, reading, and logging titles located at local businesses throughout the County.
We wish we had the space to mention ALL of the programs taking place throughout our region, but we'll be watching all summer for your Social Media updates - good luck, NEFLIN libraries!
Member Spotlight: Stephanie Boilard
The NEFLIN Member in the Spotlight this month is Stephanie Boilard. Stephanie is a Library Associate in the Jacksonville Public Library's
. She is currently working towards her Masters of Information at Florida State University.
Stephanie began her library career as Flagler College's first
Proctor Library intern
then worked for the St Johns County Public Library System before moving to Jacksonville. She has worked in Reference Services and Youth Services, with a special interest in young adult/teen literature.
In her current role in the Jax Makerspace, she teaches a variety of classes, including music, sewing, and technology classes. She received the Challenge the Process Team Award for developing the Main Library
Girls Who Code
club, which began its third session on June 8. The club has served over 30 girls in 6th-12th grade to date. They focused on Web Design programming languages for the first two club sessions and have now expanded into the Scratch coding language. Stephanie also performs collection management for the Jacksonville Public Library's
, the largest public Zine collection in the Southeastern United States.
Read Stephanie's full spotlight on the NEFLIN website.
Northeast Florida Library Information Network
2233 Park Avenue Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073
with Claudia Monte
10 - 11:30 AM
Need to freshen up your customer service skills? Do you need to work on bettering your relationships with both external customers and your coworkers or staff? Here's Claudia Monte with the webinar for you!
This webinar will focus on establishing positive relationships between you and others so that both parties leave the dialogue with a mutually beneficial experience.
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