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We're taking a deep breath here at the NEFLIN office because the 2021 Tech Conference is complete! We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did. 177 of you attended, which might just be a NEFLIN record.
Before we jump into planning our next event, we want to take a moment to encourage you to nominate a deserving person for one of our four NEFLIN Awards. It's easy to overlook these opportunities, but it's so important to let others know that we see their hard work and dedication. These award winners will be honored at this year's Annual Meeting.
Until then, we hope you all enjoy the lazy, hazy days of summer that are to come!
This year's NEFLIN Annual Meeting will be held online on Friday, September 10th. We hope you'll save the date and plan to join us to find out what's been going on at NEFLIN and what we're looking forward to in the year ahead.
See you in September!
2021 Technology Conference Recap
As we reported above, we had a throng of 177 folks attend the 2021 Technology Conference. We hope you enjoyed the day. We certainly did. If you were unable to join us, here's some of what you missed:
A fantastic Keynote address from Dr. Matt Finch, a noted strategist and writer from the UK.
Twelve breakout sessions delivered by your colleagues and others from the library world. Recordings of those sessions are available on the Conference website. We also have slides and supplemental material from some presenters. Click here to see all that great stuff.
One NEFLIN memberwon our Nintendo Switch and Animal Crossing raffle benefitting the Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund. Scroll down for more on that.
If you did attend, please do us a great favor and tell us what you thought of the Technology Conference. Please click here to complete a survey on the Conference. This will provide valuable information for our future events.
Do You Know a Library Champion?
Is there a community member, library advocate, or volunteer who is making an impact on behalf of your library?
The Library Champion Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional support for a NEFLIN library. Previous award winners, who come from a variety of roles and backgrounds, include:
2020 – Linda Bruno, Trainer and SSLLI Facilitator
2019 – Mary Geer, Vice-Chair, St. Johns County Public Library Advisory Board
2018 – Jill Canono, Library Consultant, State Library of Florida
2018 – Sharon Coon, Brentwood Friends, Jacksonville Public Library
2017 – Rachael Bennett, County Commissioner, St. Johns County
2016 – Dee Kaufman, President, Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library
2015 – Pat Laurencelle, St. Johns County Public Library Advisory Board
2014 – William Gulliford, President, Jacksonville City Council
This conference is partly funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act program. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.
Take the Continuing Education Survey
Last year, 306 people helped us out by participating in our Continuing Education Survey. It gave us some great input on what you like and don't like in our slate of educational offerings. Now it's time for the 2021 edition of the survey! The survey is open now through June 15, 2021. This time around, you'll find yourself in the running for one of four $25 Amazon Gift Cards. Winners will be drawn at random by the independent service conducting the survey for us.
Please click on this link (or paste this into your browser: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bjYMujG9JIrGCwe) and help us provide the best possible training opportunities for you and your colleagues! We aren't exaggerating to say that this survey is one of the key things that guides our choices in programming for you, our loyal friends.
Privacy and Security in Today's World
Our featured webinar this month addresses topics at the forefront of all our minds: privacy and security.
Diana Silveira is a librarian and president of Novare Library Services where she works with libraries to develop, implement, and utilize technology effectively. Previously she worked at the Tampa Bay Library Consortium and the Charlotte Mecklenburg, NC Library. She has an MLIS from UNC-Greensboro and a BS in psychology from Catawba College.
We were able to raise $910 to add to the fund, which provides financial support for NEFLIN members to attend conferences and other professional development opportunities.
Although JMCEF has not been accepting applications during this time when so many face-to-face conferences have been canceled, we look forward to reopening applications as these events return. Stay tuned!