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Successfully Supervising People

Leading others through the process of achieving organizational objectives is a challenging, yet rewarding assignment that requires excellent administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills.  In today’s professional worlds, successful supervisors and managers not only need to create a proactive environment, but they must also react professionally to unanticipated issues and situations.

Join NEFLIN Trainer Claudia Monte in one, or all five, sessions in this series for library managers and supervisors!

Claudia-MonteSession One: Introducing Situational Leadership; Identifying Leadership Challenges/Rewards

Session Two: Practicing Emotional Intelligence; Motivating Others

Session Three: Understanding Performance Management; Delegating and Communicating Wisely

Session Four: Managing Differences Constructively; Moving Forward Together

Session Five: Coaching for Positive Outcomes (full-day classroom experience)

Expert Series: Meet Tony Greiner

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Our NEFLIN Expert Series is coming to a close this summer, but there is still time to register for a day with our final Expert Facilitator, Tony Greiner.

Tony shadowJULY 8 – Tony Greiner Analyzing Library Collection Use with Excel

Knowing how your collection is used is a core part of librarianship.  Budgeting, purchasing new items and duplicates and weeding can all be done faster and better when you have information how your library collection is used at your fingertips. In this workshop we will take the use records for a local library collection and for any given range learn how to determine average and median use, age of the collection, use of recently purchased books, relative use (use compared to the size of the sub-section), candidates for weeding, and more.  The class will take a day, and in the past participants have completed use analyses of their own collections the next day.

Participants will receive a handout with step-by-step directions in addition to hands-on work.  This will be Tony’s 4th trip to NEFLIN, and the classes always fill up. Register for this Expert Series workshop today!

Soft Skills for Your Paraprofessional Toolkit

Soft Skills for Your Paraprofessional Toolkit: 

Customer Service and Time Management 

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Presented by the Florida Library Association

Date:       Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Time:       11:00 am – 1:00 pm, ET

Cost:        FREE and open to all Florida library staff

Register

Library support staff, or library paraprofessionals, is involved in all library operations at all levels.  They are often the first contact for library users. These webinars are intended to educate staff on topics related to library skills and making a good first impression to the public and other staff.

Session One: Customer Service: Creating a Positive Work Environment – ideas on promoting a positive, helpful environment for staff and patrons.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the tools that are at your library
  • Key ideas on promoting a positive environment
  • Find different means of customer service inspiration

Phyllis Gorshe is the Library Director of the Dunedin Public Library and has been a librarian with the City of Dunedin since 2000. Phyllis has worked as a Law Librarian, Youth Services Librarian and Reference Librarian. She loves her current job as Director and has worked on numerous initiatives such as online resources, an award winning seed library, collaboration with local organizations and schools along with being involved in libraries and literacy at the County and State level.

Session Two: Do you feel stuck on a big project?

Based on the book, Getting Things Done by David Allen, participants will be able to:

  • Identify dead end models
  • Learn the five components of a project / meeting
  • Uncover best practices for each component
  • Discover the source of procrastination and how to overcome it

Doug Crane is the Director of the Palm Beach County Library System. He has presented talks on productivity to SEFLIN, the State Library of Florida, and the Palm Beach County government. His article called “May I Ask You a Question? Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders” can be found in Public Libraries magazine, Nov/Dec. 2015.

Hot Topics Conference

UX Conference

User Experience (UX) Design

Friday, May 20, 2016

Ringhaver Student Center – Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

This event will offer a featured session with Nate Hill and closing keynote with Courtney Greene McDonald, author of Putting the User First, along with other presentations, hands-on experiences, and a tasty lunch.

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Select one topic from each session to attend when registering.

Concurrent Session #1: 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Beyond the Brick and Mortar with Justin Denton
Building a UX Army at Your Library with Carrie Moran
UX Through the Eyes of Our Patrons with Nadine Nance
 
Concurrent Session #2: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
 
Dealing with CAVE People with Andrea Giggetts
Developing a UX Toolkit for Libraries with Darrell Naylor-Johnson
The Library Interface and the Business of UX with Michael Schofield
 
See Concurrent Session Descriptions HERE

REGISTER NOW!

Open to NEFLIN Members and Invited Guests: Registration Fee $25

Teaching and Assessing with the ACRL Framework

Teaching and Assessing with the ACRL Framework: Webinar (04/07/16)

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Presented by the Florida Library Association

In partnership with FLA’s Continuing Education Committee and Academic Instruction & Information Literacy Member Group

Date:               Thursday, April 7, 2016

Time:              12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET

Speaker:         Diane Fulkerson

Cost:               FREE and open to all Florida library staff

Register:        HERE

Teaching and Assessing with the ACRL Framework

This webinar will provide participants with an update on the ACRL Framework in addition to ideas on how to teach one-shot classes using the Framework. Assessment will focus on the types of assessment that can be used when teaching with the Framework. Participants are encouraged to discuss ways they incorporate the Framework into their library instruction sessions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to design library instruction sessions using the Framework.
  • Participants will recognize the interconnectivity of the Frames
  • Participants will develop assessments based on the Framework for their instruction sessions

Virtual Trainer: Diane Fulkerson

Diane Fulkerson is the Director of the Information Commons and Library Services at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, She was a member of the ACRL Task Force that developed the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. She is currently a member of ACRL’s Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee.

Registration Discount – Computers in Libraries

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NEFLIN is offering a $230 discount for our member libraries to attend the 2016 Computers in Libraries Conference  held March 8 – 10, 2016 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC.

The discounted NEFLIN rates are:

  • 3-day event $319 (regular rate is $549).
  • Library Leaders Summit $599 (regular rate is $749).
  • Internet@Schools Track Only $109 (regular rate $209).

No discounts are available for one-day registrations, pre/post conferences and workshops. View the conference program at the CIL Conference Web site.

Register online by February 5, 2016 to receive the NEFLIN discount:

  • Click for NEFLIN CIL Discount Registration page
  • No registration code required; the link includes the discounted rates

Contact register@neflin.org for additional information.

Makers All Around You

Being Creative in Your Library and Beyond: Webinar (02/24/16)

Presented by the Florida Library Association

FLA logo 2015Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET
Speaker: Bob Anstett
Cost: FREE and open to all Florida library staff
Register: HERE

Overview:      Makers all around you is an interactive session to talk about the many possibilities of bringing the maker community into the library. We will start off by talking about what makers actually are rather than just using buzz words. The perils and pitfalls that staff will encounter both with customers and with institutional concerns will be discussed as well as the positive publicity the library will achieve. Ideas for getting outside of your four walls will be offered and a look at what other libraries are already doing. This is a chance to come hear what is happening around maker spaces and bring your ideas and successes to share.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will come away from this webinar with an increased understanding of where to find connections and how to work with them so that everyone benefits. Attendees will be energized about the possibilities for their library.

Virtual Trainer: Bob Anstett

Robert “BOB” Anstett is the Coordinator for Digital Initiatives for Broward County Libraries. Bob is in charge of the Creation Station at Main library in Fort Lauderdale as well as Creation Station Business and other creative spaces around the County. Bob likes to say that he “lives in the future” where he gets to work with 3D printing, creative design, hands on maker projects and robotics. He is currently organizing and running a robotics track for the public to learn coding and building robots as well as a virtual reality track with an Oculus Rift available for the public to try out and develop on. Bob works at building connections with the local community and the library, along with cooperation between libraries around the State of Florida.

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7802793489390338305

Teaching and Assessing with the ACRL Framework

Teaching and Assessing with the ACRL Framework – Webinar (04/07/16)

Presented by the Florida Library Association

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Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET

Speaker: Diane Fulkerson

Cost: FREE and open to all Florida library staff

Register: HERE

ACRLOverview: This webinar will provide participants with an update on the ACRL Framework in addition to ideas on how to teach one-shot classes using the Framework. Assessment will focus on the types of assessment that can be used when teaching with the Framework. Participants are encouraged to discuss ways they incorporate the Framework into their library instruction sessions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to design library instruction sessions using the Framework.
  • Participants will recognize the inter-connectivity of the Frames
  • Participants will develop assessments based on the Framework for their instruction sessions

Professional Growth: Show Your Skills

Professional Growth: Show Your Skills – Webinar (12/16/15)

Presented by the Florida Library Association

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Date:               Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Time:              1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, ET

Speaker:         Jennifer Parsick

Cost:               FREE and open to all Florida library staff

Register:        HERE

Professional Growth: Show Your Skills

Overview:      In today’s world, everyone wants to know what you can do for them.  But without the right tools, you might never get the opportunity to show your skills, even when you know you’re the best candidate for the job.  In this webinar presented by Jennifer Parsick, learn how to communicate with employers to grow professionally.

Topics will include:

  • Dressing for Success – how the presentation of YOU can be your first stepping stone
  • Communication – how to communicate to your supervisor that you’re ready for more challenges and responsibilities
  • Presentation – how to present your life experiences and skills as a benefit to the company so employers hear your message, both in daily work when looking for a promotion as well as an interview when trying to get a foot in the door.

ParsickVirtual Trainer: Jennifer Parsick

Jennifer has been a manager with the Osceola Library System for three years.  She has taught all levels of patrons, from retired senior citizens through Stetson University’s Lifelong Learning Program, to a masters’ track library science class at Florida State University.  She has been published in the CSLP Summer Reading manual two years in a row, and presented at the 2014 Florida Library Association Annual Conference.

 

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1739679551925224450