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NEFLIN's 25th Annual Meeting: Save the Date
Cricut Raffle
Library MakerFest Recap
Mentors Needed for Leadership Institute
Order from Amazon and Benefit NEFLIN
Member Spotlight: Ann Collins & Erica Davis
NEFLIN's 25th Anniversary: Save the Date 
25th Anniversary Block
At this year's Annual Meeting, NEFLIN will be celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Plan to join us at the Marriott Resort at World Golf Village in
St. Augustine on
Friday, September 14, 2018.

We will have our usual mix of fun and learning along with a look back at the last 25 years of NEFLIN. 

Registration will open this summer.
Win a Cricut from NEFLIN!
Cricut for Raffle
NEFLIN is adding a new fundraiser for the Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund - we are raffling off a Cricut Explore Air, valued at $200. Tickets are only $1 each. If you have been wanting a Cricut, how could you pass up this awesome opportunity? We will draw a winner during Lunch at the Hot Topics 2018: Libraries Unplugged Conference. You do not have to be present at the conference to win . Your library does have to be a NEFLIN member for you to enter. 

You can purchase your ticket(s) prior to the conference using PayPal or a credit card by clicking here. You can enter this way through June 8, 2018. We will still accept ticket purchases at the conference (cash only). 
Library Makerfest Recap

Thanks to all of you who joined us for 

The day was full of creating, experimenting, innovating, and, of course, lots and lots of making.  We hope all of you who were there left with ideas that you can use as you make your libraries more and more Maker-friendly.
Check out more pictures of Library Makerfest 2018  here , and begin making your plans to be a part of next year's fest, which will again be held in the NEFLIN region.

We want to extend a HUGE thank you to our vendors and to the libraries who hosted a booth, either as part of our Showcase or as part of Maker's Row - Library Makerfest would not have been possible without you!  

Also, we need to extend an extra-special thanks to all of the volunteers who helped us make the event a success! NEFLIN members helped in setting up and breaking down furniture, directing traffic (both people and vehicles), table-sitting for exhibitors and so many other things during the event. We honestly couldn't have done it without you! 

Special thanks, too, to our friends at Tampa Bay Library Consortium, who not only shared their past experiences with Library Makerfest to help us along the way, but who also traveled to be with us for the day.  We appreciate you all!

Mentors Needed for Leadership Institute 

Each year, 40 Library professionals from across Florida take part in the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute (SSLLI), a yearlong program that empowers participants to become leaders in their institutions and in the library field.  

As a core part of the program, each participant finds a mentor who can serve as an adviser, confidant, teacher, resource, sponsor, and cheerleader during the SSLLI process.  This mentor is a crucial and valuable component of SSLLI.

If you are looking for a way to share your experiences and the professional wisdom you've gained in your career, consider being a mentor for SSLLI Year 15.  You might find that you gain as much from your experience as your mentee does!

Find out more about the SSLLI program and the criteria and process for getting involved as a mentor by visiting the Division of Library and Information Services SSLLI page.
Order from Amazon and Benefit NEFLIN
Good News - Your Amazon orders can benefit NEFLIN!

NEFLIN now participates in the   Amazon Smile program, so 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, 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.
Thanks for helping us help you, and as always, thanks for being a part of NEFLIN!

Member Spotlight: Ann Collins & Erica Davis
The NEFLIN members in this month's spotlight are Ann Collins and Erica Davis, facilitators of the NEFLIN Makerspace Interest Group.
Ann Collins Ann Collins is the branch manager at the Volusia County Public Library Deltona Regional Library Branch. She has really enjoyed watching the increase in makerspace programming in libraries, since she has always loved crafting. Ann's current favorite thing to do is designing and creating hand embroidery samplers. She also knits, crochets, sews and just recently completed her first woodworking project, a shelving unit for the garage, which is still standing. Ann received a Master's Degree in Library Science in 2008 from the University of South Florida and a Master's Degree in Liberal Studies in 2002 from Rollins College, FL.
Erica Davis is the Makerspace Librarian in Volusia County Public Library's Daytona Beach Regional Library. She has been with the Volusia County Library for 10 years and has experience working in the three main service areas: Circulation, Reference, and Children's. Erica has many years of experience in programing for all ages and now is in charge of creating and coordinating all activities within the makerspace. She will graduate with her Master's Degree in Library Science this Fall from the University of South Florida and is excited to get some free time back to enjoy the things she loves; reading for enjoyment, crafting, tinkering, Girl Scouts, and enjoying nature.
Thanks, Ann and Erica, for helping our members learn more about creating Makerspaces and incorporating Maker programming in their libraries! 

Northeast Florida Library Information Network 
2233 Park Avenue Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073
with Lou Greco

Wednesday, July 25
Sivia Center, Gainesville
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you curious about the new AASL standards and how to incorporate them into your school library program?  Join us as we understand the origin of the AASL standards, analyze them and their component parts, and make connections between the new Standards and your daily practice. 

The workshop will have large group and small table group work so each participant can leave ready to implement the student based AASL standards and how it can interface with the State of Florida ExC3EL rubric for library program guidelines.

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