Conference Recap:
Florida Libraries Online
We just delivered our second Florida Libraries Online conference. Working in concert with three other Florida Multitype Library Cooperatives - Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN), Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN), and Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC) - we assembled a day full of discussion and presentation from some true luminaries of the library world. This year's conference theme was Libraries Reimagined.

The conference kicked off with a keynote address from Shola Richards, Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging. Following a robust Q&A time with Shola, our breakout sessions began. Each MLC sponsored a single themed conference track. NEFLIN provided Library Services Reimagined. Our three breakout sessions were from Ned Potter (University of York [UK]), Callan Bignoli (Olin College of Engineering), and the tandem team of Mary C. Brown (Union County Public Library) and Jackie Spiritas (Jacksonville Public Library). Recordings of the sessions are available by clicking the presenter's name above or via the conference web page.

Overall the day was a smashing success. We had 249 attendees for the keynote address and each breakout session drew well from that audience.
Interaction Associates Workshops
NEFLIN is excited to partner with Interaction Associates, a leading training firm with expertise in dealing with leadership and team-building.

We have a multi-part Continuing Education opportunity from them coming your way in July, How to Tame the Online Meeting Monster. The first part is similar to our traditional webinars - a two-hour session on planning, guiding and leading online meetings. That happens Wednesday, July 14 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

In addition to invaluable knowledge, you'll come away with an assignment to complete by the following week. That next Wednesday (July 21), you will reconvene with your classmates for a Practice Lab session where you look at the results of your assignment and receive feedback from your Interaction coach and your peers.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity! NEFLIN is bringing you one of the top leadership experiences in the country - Click here to Register or for more information. You'll kick yourself if you miss this one!
Lightning Rounds
at the 2021 Annual Meeting
We're looking for a few NEFLIN members with something cool to no more than 5 minutes!

This year's NEFLIN Annual Meeting will include lightning round sessions for academic, public, and school libraries. Lightning Rounds give you just enough time to introduce a project, service, or resource, pique your audience's interest, and provide follow-up contact info.

If you have an idea for a lightning round session, let us know! Email [email protected] with a short description and we'll work with you to make plans and answer any questions you have.
Don't forget to Save the Date for the 2021 Annual Meeting!

Friday, September 10th (Online)
Service Spotlight: Virtual Meeting Space
As a NEFLIN member, you have access to an online room in the GoToMeeting platform. Hold staff meetings, author talks, Friends groups, and other events in this reliable, easy-to-use virtual meeting space.

Lead from the Library with Creative Advocacy and Branding
Our featured webinar this month is geared toward school libraries, but any NEFLIN member is welcome to attend.

Now is the time for librarians to lead, and leadership takes strategy and courage! As you look for innovative ways to share the story and voice of your library -- including the voice of your students -- with the rest of your school and district you’ll uncover allies and skills you didn’t realize you possess. . With creative advocacy and branding, you can bring your library story to life, while leading within your school community and throughout the world like never before. 

In this session, Shannon McClintock Miller will share advocacy and branding ideas and strategies designed to empower you and share your own library story, goals and vision in memorable, effective and valuable ways. Miller will share the why and the how of library advocacy and branding, while taking a look at specific resources and examples to communicate your story. 
Virtual Trainer: Shannon McClintock Miller
Shannon McClintock Miller is an international speaker, consultant and author who has a passion for education, librarianship, advocacy, technology, social media and making a difference in the world and lives of others, especially children. 

Shannon serves as the K-12 district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa. She is also the Future Ready Librarians Spokesperson working with the Alliance of Excellent Education in Washington DC on the Future Ready School National Faculty. She is Buncee’s Librarian Advisor, Capstone Publishing Librarian on the Street and MIE Expert. Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums including ISTE, School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. She has published 12 children’s books, Leading from the Library with ISTE and Bill Bass, and has contributed to several other professional books. 

And her most favorite roles of all….She is the mom to three amazing children and lucky wife of Eric. 
You can find Shannon at @shannonmmiller on Twitter and Instagram and by following her blog,  
NEFLIN Hits the Road Again...
After a year of sticking pretty close to the NEFLIN office, we are excited to be back on the road again and visiting our NEFLIN members! It's been wonderful to see friendly faces and to hear about the ways our libraries have adapted to serve their communities in this difficult year.

Why do we visit? Because the better we know you, the better job we can do supporting you.

If you would like a visit from NEFLIN, please let us know. Email [email protected] and we'll do our best to work out a day to drop by.
Here are a few of our recent visits.
The St. Johns County Public Library System has been busy creating make and take kits for their patrons, and their patrons are taking them as quickly as they are made!
The Pedro Menendez High School Library in St. Johns County is the thriving hub of the school, thanks to the hard work of Librarian Kate Neff (pictured with new NEFLIN staff member Beth Cox).
Putnam County's Bostwick Branch is housed in the former Bostwick School, c. 1921, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Embry-Riddle's Hunt Library is housed in this beautiful spaceship-like building at the center of campus.
Volusia County's Port Orange library found some unexpected notoriety a few years ago, but even with challenges from nature, they remain a busy, active branch. Plus, they have an amazing set of cake pans available for checkout!
We were so impressed by the beautiful displays at the Palatka Branch of Putnam County Library System! Many members of the staff lend their artistic talents to create a welcoming and immersive experience for kids and adults alike.
Jenny Eason | Member Services Coordinator | NEFLIN
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