In This Issue
Return on Your NEFLIN Investment
2015 NEFLIN Technology Conference
Mastering Facilitation Series
Distinguished Career Comes to a Close
Member Spotlight: Jacksonville University Library
Return on Your NEFLIN Investment
At the end of each year NEFLIN provides their member libraries with a personalized Return on Investment report.



The median return for a member library this year was $7,359 which is many times what a library pays ($500 - $1,500) in membership dues!

Hats off to our libraries who continue to take advantage of the wide variety of NEFLIN services and have such a good return on their investment.

2015 NEFLIN Technology Conference

Thanks to the generosity of the State Library we will again have funding available to hold the biennial NEFLIN Technology Conference, Friday, June 12, 2015 in Jacksonville.  

Our keynote will be Steven Bell, former ACRL President and one of the premier speakers in our field.  Keep an eye out for details in future newsletters.

JUNE 12, 2015
Steven Bell

Mastering Facilitation Series 

NEFLIN is offering a series of highly interactive classes designed to improve skills when leading meetings, webinars, and other events.  One "master class" session will offer a limited number of attendees the opportunity to practice the skills they have developed through participation in the series.

Register separately for one or all classes in the
with Paul Signorelli
Online webinars will be held on Tuesdays from 2pm - 3 pm on the dates listed below.  
Distinguished Career Comes to a Close  
Ginny Bird, recent winner of NEFLIN's Distinguished Career Award, had a wonderful retirement bash last month at the Union County Public Library.

Ginny has been a pioneer in helping rural communities in Florida grow in library services, including establishing library service in Union County (the last remaining county in Florida that did not have a public library). She has assisted in building expansions, collection development, technology services, and many community projects throughout her career.

New River Directors
Mary, Ginny, April, and Robert New River Library Directors

Member Library Spotlight: JU Library

Jacksonville University Library

The Carl S. Swisher Library of Jacksonville University prides itself on meeting student needs in resources, facilities, and services in an ever-changing academic environment. In addition to the library, the 53,000 square foot building houses a computer lab, a training lab, the Tutoring Center, offices of theTRiO Program, and the Marilyn Repsher Center for Teaching and Learning.


The library was built in three phases between 1953 and 1970 through the generosity of Carl Swisher, former chairman of JU's Board of Trustees and CEO of King Edward Cigars in Jacksonville. The design of the first portion of the building, by architect J. Brooks Haas, was recognized with awards at Georgia Tech and the International Trade Fair in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. As with many of the campus buildings, it is designed in what is now called Mid-Century Modern style.


The library is currently undergoing a multi-year renovation centered on reclaiming book stack areas to provide more areas for group and individual study, art exhibits, and a coffee shop. Staff members are withdrawing massive numbers of older books and other physical resources, many of which have been replaced in content by eBooks and other electronic resources, addressing both current student research preferences and the need to support an increasing number of online courses and programs. 


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

with the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)

Thursday, November 13
2 pm - 4 pm, Online

Digital files such as email, photos, videos, and text messages all help document our lives, our work, and our families and friends.  These digital assets represent a significant investment in both time and resources, and are often more fragile than we realize.  This webinar will offer guidance and strategies for preserving your digital life.

To register and learn more click HERE

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