The 2023 NEFLIN Annual Meeting will take place
on Friday, September 15th, from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm,
at UNF’s Adam W. Herbert University Center.

The day’s agenda will include:

  • Annual Reports from the NEFLIN Staff
  • Keynote Presentation
  • Presentation of the 2023 NEFLIN Awards
  • Announcement of NEFLIN’s upcoming projects
  • Innovation Project reports from NEFLIN member libraries
  • Silent Auction benefiting the Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund

The deadline for first-time meeting attendees to request NEFLIN sneakers is July 28.

Keynote Session:  We Got This:  Surviving and Thriving in a Deeply Weird World

In 2011, Michael Edson, a Director at the Smithsonian Institute, observed that “the future is going to get deeply weird” and “challenge us in ways we have not had to confront.”  In 2023 we find ourselves living in that deeply weird future and we are discovering that our personal and organizational habits and strategies aren’t serving us as well as they used to.  Together, we will explore and question our assumptions, our behaviors, and our approaches to living and working, and explore new approaches to help us survive and thrive in the  midst of rapid technological, social, and cultural changes.

Keynote Speaker:  Peter Bromberg

Peter has 30 years of experience applying a human-centered approach to the transformation of library services, creating value and positive experiences for people and communities while fostering healthy, equitable, and effective organizations.  As Associate Director for EveryLibrary he advocates for libraries on local, state, and national levels, and coaches and consults with librarians, boards, and associations to develop effective messaging and build strong community and political support for library funding.

Peter has held numerous leadership roles in regional, state, and national associations, including helping to create, launch, and manage the American Library Associations’ Emerging Leaders program in 2007, and co-creating and delivering a statewide leadership institute for the Oklahoma Library Association.  He has written and presented widely on the topics of influence, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, improv, customer experience, and service design.  As an executive coach he enjoys helping people and organizations release their potential by making intentional, healthy, and effective choices.