June 2013
In This Issue
NEFLIN Receives State Funding
NEFLN Awards: Deadline Extended
Mentors Needed for Leadership Institute
Member Library Spotlight: FSCJ
NEFLIN sponsoring ALA Virtual Conference
Interest Groups Update
Featured Class: Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle!

NEFLIN Receives State Funding 

After last year's surprise veto of state funding by Governor Scott, we are pleased to announce that NEFLIN will receive state funding in 2013-14! To add more good news, funding for both the Multitype Library Cooperatives and State Aid for Public Libraries increased (MLCs from $1 million to $1.5 million and State Aid from $21.3 million to $22.3 Million).

Thanks go to Secretary of State Ken Detzner who included requests to fund MLCs and public libraries in his Department of State budget for 2013-14. We also appreciate that Governor Rick Scott included funding for MLCs and public libraries in both his proposed budget and in the final budget signed in May. Finally, we would be remiss if we didn't mention the usual stellar work provided by our MLC lobbyist, Dale Patchett.

NEFLIN Awards: Deadline Extended  

We have extended the deadline for nominations to June 28. We would like to recognize the accomplishments of members by presenting a number of awards at the 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting. The NEFLIN Board has added two new awards, bringing the total to four.
  • Member of the Year Award (New)
  • Distinguished Career Award (New)
  • Innovation Award
  • Library Champion Award

Detailed information and the online nomination forms are available at

Mentors Needed for Leadership Institute  

Have you been thinking about giving back to your colleagues, and profession? What better way than to mentor someone in the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute!

Mentors work (face-to-face or remotely) in one-on-one relationships with mentees during the Leadership Institute.

sslli mapMentors help mentees to:
  • Identify professional development goals
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a library leadership project  
  • Master the Institute's leadership competencies  

Interested? Contact Jill Canono at (850) 245-6648 or

Member Library Spotlight

 Florida State College at Jacksonville
Donna Martin,
Associate Dean, Library/Learning Commons


Florida State College at Jacksonville's campuses and centers are located throughout Duval and Nassau counties. They proudly serve approximately 80,000 students annually from the Northeast Florida region as well as numerou
s other states and countries.

The Florida State College at Jacksonville Library/Lea
rning Commons (LLC) are instructional areas of the College offering academic support services within an optimal learning environment by providing a variety of learning, research, and teaching resources  - physical and virtual - to students, faculty, and staff of the College. The LLC supports academic success by providing library services and resources, information literacy instruction, academic tutoring, student centered facilities, and innovative technology.

NEFLIN sponsoring ALA Virtual Conference

NEFLIN has purchased a Group Registration for the ALA Virtual Conference on July 24 and 25. NEFLIN Members can register with NEFLIN to be one of up to 15 site locations to receive the access information (do not register with ALA). See ALA Virtual Conference program details here.
ALA Virtual Conference 
Interest Groups Update

NEFLIN Interest Groups continue to meet for valuable information, sharing and support. Register to attend one or more:

Technical Services Interest Group with Leader John Lucy
Thursday, July 18, 9:00 - 10:30 am Online

Leadership Interest Group  with Leader Harold George
Thursday, July 18, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Online

Young Adult Services Interest Group with Leader Michelle Forde
Friday, July 19, 10 - 11 am Online

Staff Development Interest Group with Leader Chris Culp
Monday, July 29, 2 - 4 pm
at Alachua County Library District Headquarters Library, Gainesville AND remotely online

School Librarians Interest Group with Leader Jenny Eason
Thursday, August 1, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon at NEFLIN in Orange Park

Library Technologies Interest Group with Leader Otto Pleil
Friday, August 2, 1 - 3 pm Online

Outreach Interest Group with Leader Ted Hornoi-Centerwall
Wednesday, August 7, 10 - 11 am Online

Children's Services Interest Group with Leader Laura Minnich
Wednesday, September 25, 9 am - 4 pm
at Millhopper Library in Gainesville

Northeast Florida Library Information Network 
2233 Park Avenue Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073
Featured Class
Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle!
Monday, July 22
9 am - 4 pm
NEFLIN in Orange Park

Register here.

This is a great hands-on workshop for teen and adult librarians who are eco-conscious and on a budget.

Upcycling is the art of recycling objects, by giving them a new purpose. You will learn to turn old books and magazines into artworks, t-shirts into book bags or aprons, cardboard tubes into seed starters and plastic bottles into an herb garden. Participants will be introduced to about 15 projects throughout the day. No art or craft experience needed, just the love of learning and reusing.

Please bring:
   1. Scissors
   2. Old t-shirt (to be cut up)
   3. Old dish (plate, cup, bowl...)
   4. Plastic water or milk jug - gallon or half gallon

Trainer: Marie Myers, Jacksonville Public Library 
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