NEFLIN Technology Conference 2021
Registration for NEFLIN's Technology Conference 2021
is now open!

This free, virtual conference will feature Keynote Speaker Matt Finch:
The Art and Craft of Strategic Foresight

How can we think a few steps ahead and plan for what awaits us? This participatory, practical session will share decision-making tools to see you through times of turbulence and uncertainty. Find out more about Matt at
The conference will also feature a wide variety of breakout sessions that address the topic "How can we use technology to create the future for libraries?"
In support of the Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund, we'll also be raffling off a Nintendo Switch and Animal Crossing game! You do not have to attend the Conference to win - purchase your tickets for $1.00 each (minimum $5.00 purchase). Purchase your Raffle tickets here.

Don't miss this exciting and information-packed day!

Contact NEFLIN at (904)278-5620 or with questions.
This conference has been funded in whole under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.
NEFLIN Receives CARES Act Funding
NEFLIN has received $175,000 in funds from the Cares Act to assist a group of member libraries to respond to the Covid pandemic. 

Through the Division of Library and Information Services, NEFLIN has received funds to purchase items for:
These items include; book sanitizers, Chromebooks, eBooks, patron lockers, UV sanitizing wands, and video production equipment. Check out this video of Flagler County Public Library's new book sanitizer in action!
Next Level Library Leadership Institute Update
The Next Level Library Leadership Institute (NLLLI) is well underway, and we are excited to see the 20 participants from around Florida target and strengthen specific leadership skills. The inaugural NLLLI cohort has met together twice so far, but between sessions, the members are working closely with professional coaches and the NLLLI facilitator, Linda Bruno, to set and pursue goals for growth.
While NLLLI builds on the foundation of SSLLI, it is a very different program that creates more room for participants to take the driver's seat on their leadership journey. NLLLI is also completely online, which has allowed us to continue to offer a leadership program during the pandemic while also looking ahead to a fully face-to-face SSLLI once we are able to return to that format.

Stay tuned to your NEFLIN emails for future SSLLI and NLLLI plans and opportunities!
Thank you for taking
the NEFLIN Annual Survey!
Congratulations to these five members who won a $25 gift card for completing the 2021 NEFLIN Annual Survey!

Nearly 400 of you recently completed the survey, and we want you to know how much we appreciate your feedback! We use the data from this survey, which is currently being analyzed, to plan future NEFLIN services and programs and to find ways to serve you better.
Maria Atilano
University of North Florida
Kimberly Crawford
Bradford County Public Library
Deborah Johnson
Three Rivers Library System
Erica Reed
Clay County Schools
Deborah Simonik
Jacksonville University
On-Demand Training from Linda Bruno
Linda Bruno is consistently one of NEFLIN's most requested trainers, and now you can experience Linda's workshops in bite-sized, on-demand "Nibbles of Knowledge". Lessons are typically 5 minutes long and include topics such as "Dealing with Difficult People", "Making Meetings Work", and "The Art of Saying No to Customers".

To begin accessing these resources, email or call us at 904-278-5620.
Featured Classes
with Diana Silveira
Thursday, 4/29/21
10:00 - 11:00 am
with Diana Silveira
Thursday, 5/27/21
10:00 - 11:00 am
with Barbara Stites
Friday, 6/18/21
10:00 - 11:00 am
Best wishes to Jeannie Owens!
This announcement is so important, we are featuring it twice!

It's hard to imagine NEFLIN without Jeannie Owens, but after 17 years, the time has come for our beloved Administrative Assistant to begin a new adventure: Retirement!

If you've ever taken a NEFLIN workshop, attended a NEFLIN event, received a NEFLIN email, borrowed a piece of NEFLIN equipment, or worn a pair of NEFLIN shoes, you can thank Jeannie for the tireless work she has done behind the scenes to make that possible. On top of that, she is the friendly face you see when you walk in the office and the friendly voice you hear when you call. It certainly won't be the same here without her, but we share her excitement in reaching this well-deserved milestone.

Thank you, Jeannie, for all you've done for NEFLIN. You will be missed, but not forgotten!

If you'd like to send your best wishes to Jeannie, you can email her at or send cards to the NEFLIN Office by March 31st.
Jenny Eason | Member Services Coordinator | NEFLIN
2233 Park Avenue, Suite 402, Orange Park, FL. 32073
904.278.5620 | |