COOP Planning Project
Apply by October 21st
Participants in this project will work with Jamie LaRue to develop a COOP (Continuity of Operating Procedures) Plan for their library.

The purpose of developing a COOP Plan is to establish procedures and guidance to ensure that essential functions for the library are continued in the event that man-made, natural, or technological emergencies disrupt normal operations. The COOP enables the library to operate with a significantly reduced workforce, diminished availability of resources, and to operate from an alternative work site should the primary facility become unusable.

A wide range of interruptions and disasters can be addressed in the COOP. This includes major disasters, localized acts of nature, accidents, technological emergencies, fires, power loss, mold and pest infestation, attack-related emergencies, hackers, active shooter, and more.

A completed application form is due by 5:00pm on Friday, October 21, 2022.
Management Training Institute
Apply by October 21st
Back by popular demand!!!

The Management Training Institute (MTI) provides new skills and tools that address gaps in the preparation of librarians for management roles. Participants will attend eight monthly sessions (January -August 2023) at the NEFLIN Office in Orange Park.

Session Topics include:

  • Basic Employee Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • How to Manage Change Effectively at Work
  • Creating a Culture of Employee Engagement
  • Dealing Effectively With Employee Performance Issues
  • How to Effectively Coach/Mentor/Train Your Employees
  • How to Build a Team Environment
  • How to Transition Into a Lean Environment
Innovation Projects
Apply by November 15th
NEFLIN Innovation Projects provide up to $7,500 for members to fund a new project or service at their library. The application must describe how this new idea is innovative for your library.  

Find out more about the Innovation Projects, including descriptions of past winners, at

Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund
Open Now for Applications
The Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund helps NEFLIN members attend conferences and other professional development opportunities. NEFLIN members are eligible to apply for up to $500 for out-of-state travel and $250 for in-state travel. We are now accepting applications for events happening any time in 2023!

You'll find more information about the JMCEF and a link to apply at

We also welcome donations to help this program thrive! Make your tax-deductible donation here.
Youth Performers Showcase
November 9, 2022
When: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Alachua County Library District Headquarters

Looking for an entertainer for your summer reading program, or for a special performance any time of year? NEFLIN has partnered with the Alachua County Library District to provide a forum for performers, entertainers, and educational speakers to demonstrate their talents to library staff serving all ages of the public looking for quality programming. 

Throughout the day, performers will present a preview of their routines suitable for children and teens. The entertainers featured are all based in Northeast Florida, or available for bookings in FL with modest travel fees. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement.
KidsLib Mini-Con
February 10, 2023
KidsLib Mini-Con is back!

If you work in Children's Services, mark your calendar to join us on Friday, February 10, 2023, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters in Ocala for a day focused on library programming and services for kids ages 12 and under. The day will feature keynote speaker Jamie Campbell Naidoo, as well as a wide range of breakout sessions. Registration will open in November.
Have a successful program or idea to share? Submit a proposal to present at KidsLib! Proposals are due on Friday, September 30th.
Save the Dates!
There's lots more happening in 2023!
Save the dates for these upcoming opportunities:
April 21, 2023
Schultz Center, Jacksonville
June 15, 2023
September 15, 2023
Location TBA
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]