July 2022
Register now for the
2022 NEFLIN Annual Meeting
The 2022 NEFLIN Annual Meeting will take place on Friday, September 16th, from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, at UNF’s Adam W. Herbert University Center.  

The day’s agenda will include:
Cost to attend:  $45.00 (includes a catered lunch)

**NEFLIN members who have not received a pair of NEFLIN shoes at a past Annual Meeting are eligible to receive a free pair this year.  You must register by August 1st to receive shoes.

Registration will close on Friday, September 2nd, unless the event reaches capacity before that date.
Call for Proposals
Lightning Round Sessions at the Annual Meeting
This year, we're including Lightning Round sessions as part of the Annual Meeting agenda. If your library has a program, service, or resource you'd like to share, please consider submitting a proposal.

Each presenter will have 5 minutes to present their Lightning Round session.

Remember that the NEFLIN membership includes all types of libraries from all types of communities, and if something is important or interesting to you, it will be to someone else, as well.

To submit a proposal, fill out the form below with a short description of your topic by Tuesday, August 9th. Contact [email protected] with questions.
Help Support the
Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund!
We invite you or your library to donate a basket to be auctioned off at this year's Annual Meeting. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund.
To Contribute:

Don't have time to donate a basket and would like to make a tax deductible donation? Click here.
Congratulations, JMCEF Recipients!
Congratulations to the most recent recipients of the Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund! JMCEF provides stipends for NEFLIN members to use towards library-related conferences, training, professional development, or classes that contribute to the continuing education of the applicant.

The NEFLIN Board awards funding twice a year. The next opportunity to apply will be in Fall 2022 for events happening any time in 2023.
April Helena
University of Florida

"Introduction to Rare Materials"

"Part of my position at the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries involves participating in the purchases of rare materials for selectors and curators of our Special & Area Studies Collections Department, or SASC.  This class gave me a general overview of the rare collections materials I work with, including handmade books, manuscripts, photography, and various archival collections and materials.  My favorite part of the course was getting to learn and communicate with such a diverse group of students from all over the world.  We all had different backgrounds and experiences but shared an interest in rare materials.  Hearing about people’s digitization projects, cataloging and archiving questions, and resources they used, gave me a better understanding of how rare materials are handled at libraries around the world, and at the University of Florida. "   
Karen Kaufmann
Seminole State College of Florida

"The focus of the conference is information literacy, and each day included a keynote address and presentations in parallel sessions. Robust discussions and question and answer sessions provided opportunities to interact, build new friendships, and share collegial interests and scholarship surrounding information literacy.
Key themes from the keynotes related to diversity, equity, and inclusion including the importance of representation and the distinction between diversity and decolonization. A key theme from the presentations I attended centered around the language we use when talking about information literacy with stakeholders and others outside of the library; being mindful of the user and audience and connecting information literacy to the user/stakeholder paradigm."

Tammy Kiter
Jacksonville Public Library

"With generous financial assistance through NEFLIN’s Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund, I was able to attend the Public Library Association Conference in Portland, OR, in March 2022. The conference provided me with the opportunity to attend panels that are directly related to my responsibilities as a Special Collections Librarian/City employee in a large urban institution as well as my duties as a Person in Charge (PIC). "
Suzanne Odom
Florida Institute of Technology

"I chose to attend sessions that would benefit myself or my library. The Lightning Rounds touched on many helpful topics such as providing excellent service, library commercials, community outreach, health literacy, and the walking library. The walking library focused on getting out into the community with local history walks, gardening clubs, and writing clubs.

Other wonderful presentations I attended covered virtual programming, inclusive job recruitment, refreshing your instructional videos, and Asian American representation in comics."
Featured Webinar:
Would YOU Do Business with YOU?

Trust. Peace of Mind. Empathy. These traits and others are front and center in the minds of your customers and their prospects right now. If there was a time to think and act like one of them, that time is now. Every sense is heightened for them about you, and all their senses will be on "high alert" as we continue to navigate through this new economy.

That's why the "Impact Points" in your organization may now be one of the most important elements in creating a top-notch Customer Service Experience.

What if you and your team could take part in an interactive seminar where we transform them into a Customer or Prospect in their organization and take them on a journey on the life cycle of a customer?

This webinar gives you the three stages of Impact Points that every customer may go through. And sometimes the impact you make is in the little details that you will be doing for them. However, you need to see it through their eyes first.
Meet the Trainer: Bob Pacanovsky
An entrepreneur for 25 years, primarily in the hospitality industry, Bob Pacanovsky, and his team created over 7,000 meetings, events, receptions (including catering 25 of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction events), and had one opportunity to create both a “wow experience” and a lasting impression (or a Black Tie Experience) on his clients and guests. 

Bob lives in Akron, Ohio and as a keynote speaker and strategic trainer, he uses his two decades of working “in the trenches” to teach companies and organizations how to focus on Service Excellence and Hospitality to attract and retain more customers, and employees and to create Brand Ambassadors of them. 
Innovation Project Spotlight
Over the next few months, we'll be highlighting the 8 NEFLIN member libraries who are recipients of a 2022 Innovation Project Award. These libraries all submitted their innovative ideas to the NEFLIN Board, who then awarded up to $10,000 for each winning idea. All of the libraries are working now to put their projects into action, and at the NEFLIN Annual Meeting on September 16th, they will share their progress and results.
Our next highlighted winner is Brevard County Public Libraries. Their project, Tech-To-Go, is a Mobile Library that will serve as an extension of the Creative Lab at the Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central Library in Cocoa. The Mobile Library has been retro-fitted with 5 workstations that allow staff to present a variety of Creative Lab programs to patrons who would otherwise be unable to participate. 
With Tech-To-Go, the Creative Lab experience and programming is limited to the physical library. In addition, library staff are able to provide basic computer instruction along with the popular Ask-A-Tech program. Ask-A-Tech allows patrons to schedule sessions with staff members to learn the basics of mobile devices and instruction on other library services such as Libby and Hoopla. The program also allows staff to share YA programming such as coding and other STEM-related activities to more residents.
Join the Academic Libraries Interest Group at Embry-Riddle!
We enjoyed our last in-person Academic Libraries Interest Group meeting and library tour so much that we're doing it again! This time, we'll be meeting at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Hunt Library in Daytona Beach. If you haven't visited this beautiful and unique facility, make your plans to join us on Wednesday, August 17th, at 9:00 am.
9:00:  Arrive and networking with light refreshments
9:30:  Welcome
10:30: Hunt Library Highlights
  • Tour of the website
  • Research & Instruction including support of distance learners
  • Collaboration with other building partners
  • Scholarly Commons institutional repository
11:30: Tour of Hunt Library

Optional Add-ons

12:00: Lunch in the Student Union
1:00:  Advanced Flight Simulation Center Tour
These training opportunities have been funded in part under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division
of Library and Information Services.
For FY2021-22, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $676,872. 41% of the total costs ($276,872) are supported by federal funds, and 59% 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]