In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar: 2014 NEFLIN Annual Meeting!
Remebering the Home Front
Keep Your Cool
Spotlight on a New Member Library
Featured Classes

2014 NEFLIN Annual Meeting 

  Save the Date
Mark your Calendar!  The 21st NEFLIN Annual Meeting will be Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center in Orange Park.

We will provide the usual good food, fun, and learning.  We just need you...and five of your friends.    

Look for more information in future newsletters.

Online Scavenger Hunt Winners        


As part of launching our new website, NEFLIN hosted an online scavenger hunt. 


The following NEFLIN members were the first five to submit an entry with correct answers to all of the questions.  Each of them won a $25 Amazon Gift Card (and learned more about NEFLIN along the way!) 

Penny Cairns
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Kristin Corbin
Suwannee River Regional Library 
Julie Gross
School District of Clay County 
Alison McCarty
Nassau County Public Library 
Scottie Kapel Episcopal School of Jacksonville

NEFLIN Awards  

2013-14 award winners
2013-14 NEFLIN Award Winners 

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual NEFLIN awards. We have added an extra month to encourage more nominations. The deadline for nominations this year is Friday, June 20th.  
  • Member of the Year Award   
  • Distinguished Career Award  
  • Innovation Award
  • Library Champion Award
Detailed information and the online nomination forms are available at
We know that you work at a library with some exciting, dynamic people and ideas.  Let everyone know by nominating them for one of these awards!

Remembering the Home Front        

There are currently 230 items available to NEFLIN members through our Lending Library, including this fun new acquisition for 2014:


Remembering the Home Front Kit
from BiFolkal Productions, Inc.

Home Front Kit  


BiFolkal materials have two focuses - remembering and sharing. These kits are designed to offer a complete presentation. The
Remembering the Home Front kit comprises a Media Presentation on DVD with guide, Sing-Along Songs and Radio on CD with guide, 25 Booklets, Skit, and Things to Touch all held together in a convenient carrying case. The Manual includes program suggestions and resources, more discussion topics, and specific information about wartime America.  


Check out this handy programming tool from NEFLIN and encourage the folk tradition of handing down stories at your next Adult Program.


Keep Your Cool under this Canopy 
Do you have an event coming up that you would love to have outside...but then you remember how hot it gets in the summer?

NEFLIN has a canopy that can be used to allow folks to keep their cool. This 18' x 30' canopy seats 75 people comfortably in the shade.

Contact NEFLIN to reserve the canopy now for your next outdoor program.



Spotlight on a New Member Library

Institute of Technical Arts
Dr. Mitchell McClay
Library Director

The Institute of Technical Arts (Casselberry, Florida) offers two programs in veterinary technology. The school offers a Veterinary Technician Associate of Science degree program and Veterinary Assistant diploma program.    


  ITA Vet ITA Group


The school offers educational programs at the diploma and Associate of Science degree levels. Diploma programs give students the career-oriented skills that are needed in the work place in a short period of time.  Associate of Science degree programs go much further in depth. These programs offer general education courses that are designed to encourage students' intellectual growth in addition to their career-oriented skills.      


The Professional Pet Styling program teaches students how to perfect their grooming skills and concentrate on proper breed profile. Students spend an extended period of time learning to refine their scissoring skills and enhance the pet's coat. This training gives students the ability to work with any kind of coat or hairstyle.    


   ITA Grooming   


The Institute of Technical Arts Library is available for student, staff, and faculty use Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm; Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm. Dr. McClay assists students with all library related activities including tutoring, term paper writing skills, and research assistance utilizing print or electronic databases.  


Instituteof Technical Arts  

Northeast Florida Library Information Network 
2233 Park Avenue Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073
Featured Classes
2 Half-Day Face-to-Face Classes at NEFLIN
with Andrea Giggetts

Tuesday, June 17 


Disaster Planning: Mixing and Managing Generations in the Library Workplace
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

This inter-generational training guides supervisors and other library staff in understanding and embracing generational diversity.  Learn tips and strategies on how to communicate with, motivate, and manage generational differences in the library workplace. 


Discovering Your Communication DNA
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This fun and engaging workshop will cover:  

  • Effective communication
  • Interacting with confidence
  • Understanding communication styles
  • Improving working relationships

And more!  

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