Put Your Good Idea to Work
Apply now for a 2022 Innovation Project!
NEFLIN Innovation Projects provide up to $10,000 for NEFLIN member libraries to turn an innovative idea into a reality. Start brainstorming now - and remember: every library is different, so focus on a project that is innovative for YOUR library and situation.

This year, in order to assist libraries that have never received Innovation Project funding before, the NEFLIN Board of Directors will add points to those applications during the evaluation process. Read more about the Innovation Project guidelines at

The deadline will be here before you know it. Start innovating today!

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on
Friday, January 5, 2022.
Open for Applications:
The Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund
The Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund assists NEFLIN members with funding for conferences and other professional development opportunities. 

Apply by Dec. 31st, 2021, for any events taking place in 2022!

Full-time and part-time employees of NEFLIN member libraries may apply for a stipend of up to $500 to be used toward registration and travel to library-related conferences, professional development, and classes that contribute to the continuing education of the applicant.
Welcome, New Continuing Ed Committee Members!
We're excited to welcome five new members to the NEFLIN Continuing Education Committee!

Beginning their terms are:

The eleven members of the NEFLIN Continuing Education Committee represent member libraries of all sizes, types, and locations. This committee plays a crucial role in helping us make decisions about training, conferences, the equipment loan program, and more.

Thank you, CE Committee - we couldn't do it without you!
Becky Adams
Suwannee River Regional Library
Jason Anfinsen
Seminole State College
Heather Blair
Columbia County Public Library
David Freudenburg
Marion County Public Library System
Chett Wood
Volusia County Public Library
Featured Webinar:
Handling Negative Feedback Online: Strategies for Your Library

We all dread it: the negative comment.

Whether it’s on a blog post, in an email or on a social media channel, negative feedback can quickly demoralize us and leave us wondering how to handle it.

In this webinar we’ll examine the most common kinds of negative commentary and the best methods for handling each. We’ll also learn what differentiates an online troll from other kinds of negative users and what to do if you encounter one.

Get ready to be a whole lot more prepared the next time one of those undesirable comments appears!
Virtual Trainer: Laura Solomon
Laura Solomon is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network. She has been doing web development and design for twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She specializes in developing with Drupal. She has written three books about social media and content marketing, specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both these and technology-related topics. As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.  
Help NEFLIN this Holiday Season
NEFLIN participates in the Amazon Smile, which allows your purchases to benefit our programs and services. If you are looking for a painless way to help a worthy cause, take the steps below.

  1. Begin your shopping by going to
  2. On your first visit, choose “NEFLIN” as your favorite charitable organization (use the search box).
  3. For future visits, create a bookmark to You can also activate the program on your Amazon app by going to "Settings". Remember that you must begin your shopping at Amazon Smile in order for NEFLIN to benefit.

**Please note that any purchases you make through this program
remain confidential.
Exciting Upgrades at
St. Johns River State College
For many years, the students at St. Johns River State's Orange Park campus benefited from BIG library service in a SMALL library space. But we're excited to share that the library space at SJRSC Orange Park is now a perfect match for the resources and services available to students. With open spaces and high ceilings, tons of computers, comfortable seating areas, and meeting rooms for small groups, there's no doubt that the library is now the hub of the campus. In addition, the academic tutoring services and writing center are housed within the library for easy access for students and collaboration with the library staff.

The Orange Park campus offers an Associate in Arts transfer degree, as well as programs in Nursing, Medical Assisting, EMT, Paramedic Programs, and Engineering Technology. Some NEFLIN members will remember attending a NEFLIN Annual Meeting at the Thrasher-Horne Center, which is located on campus. St. Johns River State College has two other campuses in Palatka and St. Augustine.
Public Services Librarian Kendall McCurley welcomes students
Photos from the new Library at
St. Johns River State College in Orange Park
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 | |