Newsletter
January
2023
2023 Technology Conference
Save the Date!
We're excited to announce our plans for our first in-person NEFLIN Technology Conference since 2019! 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.

Make your plans to join us on Friday, April 21st, at the Schultz Center in Jacksonville. Registration will open in early March. Watch your email for updates!
Call for Proposals
Breakout Sessions needed for the
2023 Technology Conference
And speaking of the Technology Conference...

We're currently accepting proposals for breakout sessions. Sessions can cover a broad range of topics, but they should explore innovative technology and appeal to a broad library audience.

by February 3rd!
New to Equipment Loan
In conjunction with the launch of our new Gaming Interest Group, we've added Board Games to our Equipment Loan program. We're starting with three games: Azul, Ticket to Ride, and Mysterium. Right now, you check out all three at once as a set so that you can create the most varied gaming programs that you can! We plan to add more titles in the future. 

Learn more about these games on boardgamegeek.com, and make your reservations by emailing training@neflin.org.
If you're interested in using games in library programming, consider joining the Gaming Interest Group at their next meeting on Tuesday, January 24th, from 9:00 - 4:00, at the Columbia County Public Library in Lake City. The group will enjoy live demos of the games and will get the chance to try them out as players. Register today!
Welcome, new NEFLIN members!
It's not every day we get to welcome new members...and even less often when it is TWO new members. Please join us in welcoming Daytona State College and Flagler County Public Schools to NEFLIN!
Daytona State College has a library at each of its two campuses - one in Daytona Beach and one in DeLand. Led by Chair of Library Services Mercedes Clement, the DSC staff provides excellent support for their students, faculty, and staff. We are looking forward to getting to know them at upcoming events!
Flagler County Public Schools includes nine schools, all with excellent library media centers serving the student body. Their librarians make a welcome addition to our current school library members in Clay, Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, Putnam, and Alachua counties, as well as our independent school members, Diocese of St. Augustine, Episcopal School Jacksonville, and The Bolles School.
Featured Workshop
Finding Your Leadership Pathway
with Douglas Crane
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
1:00 to 4:00 PM
NEFLIN Headquarters (Orange Park)

There are multiple pathways to leadership. From team supervision to executive positions, the wide array of possible career paths creates a rich leadership opportunity.

Join leaders from across the region to share in an afternoon of exploration, self-reflection, and networking, all focused on mapping your leadership development journey.

Learning objectives include:
  • Assessing your starting point
  • Identifying a leadership destination
  • Anticipating road blocks and detours
  • Developing leadership growth strategies
  • Reflecting on the journey 
Trainer: Douglas Crane
Doug Crane began his career with the Palm Beach County Library System as a children’s librarian in 1998. He was appointed Library Director in 2014, and has spoken at national conferences on topics such as office productivity and leadership. Doug is the author of the articles, “May I Ask You a Question? Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders”; “Efficient Librarianship – A New Path for the Profession” and “Go For It! Advice From Library Directors” all published in Public Libraries magazine. In 2021, Doug was honored as the Florida Librarian of the Year by the Florida Library Association, where he currently serves as Vice-President. He shares his musings at www.efficientlibrarian.com.

In his spare time, he admires his collection of Doctor Who [youtube.com] sonic screwdrivers, and relaxes at home with his wife, daughter, dog and cat.
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 | www.neflin.org | jenny@neflin.org