NEFLIN Annual Survey
We want your feedback!
Each year, we ask for your feedback in the NEFLIN Annual Survey. The information we get from the survey helps us know not just how we can improve, but also which programs and services would be most helpful to our members in the future. We invite YOU to take the survey today!
As an added incentive, we'll also enter everyone who takes the survey into a drawing for one of five $25 gift cards.

We look forward to hearing from you!
2023 Technology Conference
Registration is now open!
Registration is now open for the 2023 NEFLIN Technology Conference!

This year's conference will be held at the Schultz Center in Jacksonville on Friday, April 21st. Our keynote speaker will be Nick Tanzi, author, speaker, and creator of The Digital Librarian. Nick will also host a breakout session later in the day.
Keynote Speaker: Nick Tanzi
Nick Tanzi is a nationally recognized library technology consultant and author of the books Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach (2016) and Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services (2020). Tanzi is a past column editor for Public Library Magazine’s “The Wired Library”. His work has also been featured in publications including VOYA Magazine, Computers in Libraries, Library Journal, and Marketing Library Services. Tanzi blogs at

Complete agenda coming soon!
Jim Morris CE Fund Raffle
Buy your tickets now!

Each year, NEFLIN hosts a raffle to raise money for the Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund. All funds raised through this raffle go back into the JMCEF to support professional development travel for our members.
This year, we're raffling off a Home Theater Projector and 100-inch portable projector screen! Raffle tickets are $1 each with a minimum $10 purchase.

The drawing will take place at the 2023 Tech Conference, but you do not need to be present to win!
COOP Kickoff
On February 9th, representatives from 13 member libraries gathered at the Thrasher-Horne Center to officially kick off NEFLIN's COOP Planning Project. With guidance from our project facilitator, Jamie LaRue, the attendees began work on their COOP, or Continuity of Operations Plan. The completed plans will help library staff navigate manmade, natural, or technological emergencies that disrupt normal operations.

Over the next few months, the libraries will work closely with Jamie to develop their final plan.

Best of luck to all of our COOP libraries!
Participating Libraries:

  • Alachua County Library District
  • Clay County Public Library
  • Columbia County Public Library
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Flagler County Public Library
  • Florida Gateway College
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville University
  • Marion County Public Library
  • Putnam County Public Library
  • Santa Fe College
  • Suwannee Public Library
  • Volusia County Public Library
KidsLIb Mini-Con Returns!
After a three-year hiatus, we loved seeing Children's Services staff from all over Florida at last week's KidsLIB MiniCon!

More than 100 attendees traveled to the Marion County Public Library System in Ocala for this fun and informative day. Participants enjoyed keynotes by Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Rachel Giannini, breakout sessions on everything from shadow puppets to live streaming, lots of networking opportunities, and a swag bag full of goodies!
All in all, it's clear that libraries all across the State are providing amazing programs to our youngest Floridians.

NEFLIN and our friends at Tampa Bay Library Consortium are proud to sponsor this event, and we greatly appreciate all the work Jenny Ransone and the Marion County staff did to make this event a success!
New to the Lending Library
We've added several new books to the NEFLIN Lending Library! All you need to do to borrow one of these titles is to send your request to [email protected]. And don't forget that we are developing a collection of professional development eBooks, as well - email [email protected] to set up your account!
Featured Workshop
Unlocking Leader Magic
with James Songster

Unlocking Leader Magic teaches today’s emerging leaders the same tools, strategies, and expertise that James has used during his successful 30 year career in Training and Development with Disney. Participants in this program gain the knowledge and tools to create impact and compel lasting, positive change. In times of uncertainty, crisis, and change, today's teams and organizations need skilled leaders like never before.
This immersive experience is designed to equip participants with the tools and skills to be an empowered and empowering leader

Learning objectives include:

  • Explore various leadership styles and develop the skills of a situational leader
  • Develop effective communication and awareness of communication dynamics
  • Understand how your personal leadership styles bridge the difference between intent vs impact
  • Establish a values-based method for guiding personal leadership decision making
  • Answer the question, “Is leadership what you say, or what you do?”
Trainer: James Songster
James has enjoyed a career covering more than two decades in Training and Development for Walt Disney World. As the senior facilitator for Disney’s Youth Education Series College Edition, he taught seminars on Disney Leadership Skills, Improving Teamwork, and the foundational tools for building a Culture of Excellence. He worked with thousands of college and university students, including the annual NACA Summer Leadership Event at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
This project was funded either under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Library Cooperative Grant program. Florida’s LSTA and LCG programs are administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.
For FY2022-23, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $688,109. 42% of the total costs ($288,109) are supported by federal funds, and 58% of this program ($400,000) is supported by state funds.
Jenny Eason | Member Services Coordinator | NEFLIN
2233 Park Avenue, Suite 402, Orange Park, FL. 32073
904.278.5620 | | [email protected]