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Collaboration = High School Media Specialists and College Librarians Working Together – FLA CE Events Webinar (04/27/17)

 Collaboration = High School Media Specialists and College Librarians Working Together – FLA CE Events Webinar (04/27/17)

Presented by the Florida Library Association

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Date:               Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time:              12 noon – 1 pm, Eastern
Speaker:        Alicia K. Long
Cost:               FREE and open to all Florida library staff
Register:        HERE

Please register for Collaboration = High School Media Specialists and College Librarians Working Together  Apr 27, 2017, 12:00 PM EDT:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3927797864485251074

Presenter:       Alicia K. Long, Reference & Instruction Librarian at State College of Florida Libraries

Overview:       Collaboration = High School Media Specialists and College Librarians Working Together

Learn about how librarians in one FL County developed a plan for collaboration between academic and school librarians in order to improve information literacy skills for students from 9th grade to college graduation. With an increase of Dual Enrollment (DE) opportunities, colleges and universities are seeing an influx of high school students as patrons. Some of them take DE courses in their high schools and never set foot in the college campus. How can academic librarians reach their younger new patrons more effectively? And how can media specialists make sure their students are college-ready?

In this webinar we will show one example of collaboration, including events, meetings, and online support for the information literacy needs of Dual Enrolled students and high school students and teachers, and we will open up the discussion for sharing your experiences and ideas.

Attendees will:

·         Learn about how to develop a plan of collaboration between academic and school librarians, including planning, implementation, and revisions;

·         Share advice, experiences, and ideas that explore other ways to reach out to colleagues in different types of libraries.

Alicia K. Long was Outreach Specialist for the past few years and is now the program liaison for Dual Enrolled students at SCF. In addition to general reference and instruction services, she also coordinates services for the campus’ Collegiate School (6th-12th grades) and curates the Young Adult collection of the SCF Libraries.

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Focused Library Outreach: Supporting Students – FLA CE Events Webinar

Focused Library Outreach: Supporting Students – FLA CE Events Webinar (02/23/17)

Presented by the Florida Library Association

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Date:               Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time:              11:00 am – 12:00 noon, Eastern
Speaker:        Alyse McKeal
Cost:               FREE and open to all Florida library staff
Register:        HERE

Please register for “Focused Library Outreach – Supporting Students” on Feb 23, 2017 11:00 AM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3909425023506761730

Presenter:       Alyse McKeal, Palm Beach State College

Overview:       “Focused Library Outreach – Supporting Students”

This webinar will describe outreach to students (and non-academic areas) on the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College.  Alyse McKeal was hired as a dedicated Student Services Librarian to perform various levels of outreach.  During the webinar Alyse will highlight outreach projects that addressed students’ needs including but not limited to the following: Embedded librarianship in Student Services; bringing a therapy dog into the library and to other areas on campus; creating a Libguide addressing homelessness and providing homelessness resources; and supporting students overall.  Research has shown that the more engaged students are throughout various areas of college then the greater are retention and graduation rates.

Alyse McKeal is a Librarian/Professor 1 at Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus.  She recently acquired the responsibilities of the Electronic Resources Librarian and Serials Librarian. Alyse serves the library in various capacities in this role.  In addition to doing Reference and Instruction librarianship, Alyse does both liaison and collection development work.  She also continues to serve in her role outreaching to student services and student groups. Prior to working at Palm Beach State, Alyse was a Reference Librarian at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.  Alyse is active in the profession and continues to serve on various committees and in different leadership roles throughout college, regional, state and national associations.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  Brought to you by GoToWebinar®  Webinars Made Easy®

FLA Scholarship Opportunities 2017

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FLA is now accepting Graduate Scholarship applications through December 12, 2016!

The Florida Library Association (FLA) Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that the fla-scholarshipapplication process for the 2017 scholarships is now open. The scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2017 and scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2017 Annual Conference.

The scholarship application deadline is December 12, 2016. All application materials must be submitted as one electronic file (PDF). Separate files will not be accepted.

The following scholarships are available:

Three Graduate scholarships ($2000 each) are available: one for a student attending Florida State University, one for a student at the University of South Florida and a third, the Minority scholarship, which may be used at either school.

To qualify for a Minority Scholarship, the candidate must belong to one of the following ethnic groups: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native.  Eligible applicants can apply for more than one scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a resident of Florida and have some experience in a Florida library;
  • Be admitted to an accredited program at a Florida college or university or to a library/information graduate degree program at FSU or USF and not scheduled for degree completion in Spring 2017;
  • Commit to working in a Florida library for a minimum of one year after graduation;
  • Be an FLA member in good standing for 2017.
  • Scholarship winners may be required to serve on an FLA committee during the year after graduation.

Full application information and materials can be found at: http://www.flalib.org/scholarships

State Library Focus Groups

The Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services invites you to participate in a focus group to discuss your opinion of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funded programs in Florida and the future needs of Florida libraries. In November 2016, consultants Nancy Bolt and Tom Clareson will conduct eight focus group sessions across the state to gain feedback from all types of libraries.

We invite one person from your library organization to participate in one of these focus group sessions. For ease of travel and for networking opportunities, we suggest that you attend the session closest to your library, but you are welcome to attend whichever session is most convenient.

By November 7, 2016, please register online to let us know which session you would like to attend. A discussion guide will be distributed prior to the focus group sessions.

For your reference, here is a list of the dates and locations of the sessions:

Date Time Location
November 14 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Delray Beach Public Library

100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach 33444

 

November 14 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Broward County Library System – South Regional/ Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines 33024

 

November 15 10:30 a.m. – noon Lee County Library System – Lakes Regional Library

15290 Bass Road Fort Myers 33908

 

November 16 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Bruton Memorial Library

302 McLendon Street, Plant City 33563

 

November 16 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Seminole County Public Library System – Central Branch Library

215 North Oxford Road, Casselberry 32707

 

November 17 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Jacksonville Public Library – University Park Branch Library

3435 University Blvd. North, Jacksonville 32277

 

November 17 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Columbia County Public Library – West Branch Library

435 NW Hall of Fame Drive, Lake City 32055

 

November 18 10:30 a.m. – noon (Central Time) Washington County Public Library

1444 Jackson Avenue, Chipley 32428

 

For further information on these sessions, please contact Bureau of Library Development LSTA Program Coordinator David Beach at 850.245.6630 or david.beach@dos.myflorida.com.

 

 

Hello, World! Strategies for Starting a Coding Group for Librarians

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Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Eastern
Speaker: Justin de la Cruz
Cost: FREE and open to all Florida library staff

Register:   HERE

Please register for “Hello, World! Strategies for Starting a Coding Group for Librarians”

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7153613243860150786

Presenter:       Justin de la Cruz, Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
Overview:       “Hello, World! Strategies for Starting a Coding Group for Librarians”

With the rise of mobile apps, learning management systems, portable and wearable technology, broadband Internet, and the development of virtual reality systems, technology is playing a larger role in everyday life. Because computer programming is at the core of all of these advances, learning how to code can benefit public service librarians by helping them understand information and how it is processed, shared, stored, and retrieved in digital environments.

Recognizing the benefits of librarians who can code, staff at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library in Atlanta, formed an interdepartmental Coding Interest Group to gain coding knowledge and experience.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to build and foster a comfortable and productive group learning environment.
  2. What tools are available and effective for learning computer programming?
  3. How to structure learning for practical outcomes via project-based learning strategies.

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Justin de la Cruz attended Florida State University for his MLS and worked in the Martin County Library System in South Florida before relocating to Atlanta, GA. He currently serves as the Unit Head of E-Learning Technologies at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.Brought to you by GoToWebinar®Webinars Made Easy®

 

Jennifer says Goodbye

Some of you may have already heard, but I am leaving NEFLIN. I will be heading back to NY to be with my family.

I have accepted a position at Queens Public Library in NY, where I will serve as Director of Community Library Services. It’s a huge system! Last year they circulated over 13 million items and served over 11 million people in person. So please keep me in your prayers!

I am sorry to be leaving you. The past three years have been a lot of fun. You have taught me so much, about your libraries and our field. You also taught me a great deal about myself. I have learned lots of new things, faced fears, made mistakes and laughed a great deal since coming to NEFLIN.

I’ve enjoyed working with Brad, who encouraged me to grow and try new things. Heather who is a great partner on any project. And Jeannie who has tried her best to keep me straight.

But as Member Services Coordinator, I have to say YOU are what makes NEFLIN special. We always say we have the best members and it’s true. You are thoughtful and caring. We frequently receive emails and handwritten notes telling us how much you appreciate us or thanking us for a specific class or project. You come to our events early and leave late to help us.

Our board members work hard, continuing to help us prepare for the future. And when we ask for Continuing Education members and Interest Group Leaders you always step up. Thank you! Thank you!

Please keep in touch! I’m on LinkedIn and Facebook and I would love to stay connected with all of you.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. It has been a pleasure.

FLYP Workshops are back!

The days are getting shorter and winter is getting close…it is time to start thinking about next summer’s library programming!

The Division of Library and Information Services will be holding Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP)/Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP) workshops for the 2017 Summer Library Program. Youth services staff, media specialists and adult services staff are invited to attend these free, all-day workshops that will be held across the state. The theme for next summer is “Build a Better World”. Dress casually and plan to be inspired.

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The presenter for the youth workshop in the NEFLIN region is Erin Arnold:

  • November 16, 2016 at Volusia County Public Library, Daytona Beach Regional Library
  • November 18, 2016 at Live Oak Public Library, Live Oak
  • December 12, 2016 at Alachua County Library District, Headquarters – Gainesville
  • January 10, 2017 at Bartram Trail Branch Library – Fruit Cove

 

Please register for the youth workshops nearest you.  For more information, contact Jana Fine at jana.fine@dos.myflorida.com or 850.245.6629.

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The presenter for the adult workshop in the NEFLIN region is Donna Bachowski:

  • November 14, 2016 at Marion County Public Library, Headquarters – Ocala Public LibraryPlease register for the adult workshop nearest you. For more information, contact Jana Fine at jana.fine@dos.myflorida.com or 850.245.6629

 

For ADA assistance or other workshop questions, please contact Sena Heiman at sena.heiman@dos.myflorida.com or by phone at 850.245.6628, or Jana Fine at jana.fine@dos.myflorida.com or by phone at 850.245.6629.

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Silent Auction Baskets

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A Silent Auction will be held on September 23 at the NEFLIN Annual Meeting to benefit the Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund. We invite you or your library to donate a basket to be auctioned at the meeting.

To contribute your basket:

  • Complete the ONLINE FORM
  • Put together a wonderful basket. It can be a themed basket (for example cooking or travel related items), books, DVDs or CDs, a work of art, crafts, jewelry, gift cards or any items of your choice. Donations of varying values are encouraged and welcome.
  • Click hereto see baskets from previous meetings

If you don’t have time to put a basket together you can make a tax deductible donation to the fund. You can do so at the link below:

Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund

The fund provides an opportunity for individuals employed in NEFLIN member libraries to apply for a stipend of up to $500 to be used towards library related conferences, training, professional development or classes that contribute to the continuing education of the applicant.

So far in fiscal 2015-16, $4,200 has been awarded to members (just like you!)

Fundraising Basics – FLA CE Events Webinar (09/15/16)

Please join us for the following:

Fundraising Basics – FLA CE Events Webinar (09/15/16)

Presented by the Florida Library Association

Date:  Friday, September 15, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Eastern

Speaker: Anne Marie Casey

Cost: FREE and open to all Florida library staff

Register:   HERE

Please register for Fundraising Basics on Sep 15, 2016 12:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4695193203849749250

Presenter: Anne Marie Casey, Embry Riddle

Overview: “Fundraising Basics”

Libraries of all types experience fluctuations in funding from their communities or parent organizations; often finding themselves needing to do more with less. As a result, libraries may need to develop new revenue streams, and one way to accomplish this is through fundraising. But many of us don’t know where to begin. This webinar will cover basic fundraising and offer tips for identifying and approaching donors

Learning Outcomes:

• Learn the basic steps of successful library fundraising.

• Understand how to identify and approach prospective donors.

Anne Marie Casey is Dean of Student Support at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). Prior to this she was the Hunt Library Director at ERAU and Associate Dean of Libraries at Central Michigan University. She holds an AMLS degree from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions from Simmons College. Anne Marie has participated in fundraising for libraries and other community organizations.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Workplace Down – An Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise

The Points of Light is offering an opportunity for Non-Profit, Community and Faith Based Organizations to participate in an internet based exercise entitled Workplace Down – An Active Shooter Exercise on Thursday September 29, 2016.

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This exercise will serve as an opportunity for the staff and management that make up an organization’s workplace to work through scenario information and injects dealing with an active shooter incident occurring within the office.

This exercise is FREE and open to non-profit, community based and faith based organizations.

Access the Workplace Down – An Active Shooter Exercise web site for additional information and to register yourself along with your organization to participate it this engaging exercise.