The NEFLIN Continuing Education Committee (CEC) will work in an advisory capacity with the Continuing Education Coordinator to develop a training program to meet the needs of member libraries.

The CE Committee will be actively involved in the direction of continuing education options such as workshops, webinars, conferences, etc.

In addition to generating ideas and feedback essential to a thriving CE program, the Committee will promote these resources to enhance the professional knowledge of fellow members.


Current Committee members:

Becky Adams,
Branch Manager
Suwannee River Regional Library
Jasper Branch
311 Hatley Street
Jasper, FL 32052
2021-2024Becky Adams
Heather Blair, Branch ManagerColumbia County Public Library
308 NW Columbia Avenue
Lake City, Florida 32055
2023-2026Heather Blair
David Freudenburg,
Branch Manager
Marion County Public Library System
Forest Public Library
905 S. Highway 314A
Ocklawaha, FL 32179
2021-2024David Freudenburg
Chelsea Gentry
Digital Initiatives & Collection Management Librarian, Assistant Professor
Carl S. Swisher Library
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd. North
Jacksonville, FL 32211
2023-2026Chelsea Gentry
Kay B. Hogan
Coordinator of Library Services
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
2023-2026Kay Hogan
Katie Jackson
Branch Manager
Keystone Heights Branch
Clay County Public Library
175 Oriole St.
Keystone Heights, FL 32656
2023-2026Katie Jackson
Kendall McCurley
Public Services Librarian
St Johns River State College
Orange Park Campus
283 College Drive
Orange Park, FL 32065
2023-2025Kendall McCurley
Beryl White-Bing
Virtual Learning Librarian
University of North Florida
Thomas G. Carpenter Library | 3402
Jacksonville, FL 32224


The CEC is comprised of volunteers from member libraries. Committee members will serve a three-year term beginning in October, running parallel with the NEFLIN fiscal year.

The CEC will meet bimonthly on the first Wednesday of even-numbered months (i.e. February, April, etc.). NEFLIN’s Continuing Education Coordinator will create an agenda for the meetings and distribute it to CEC members no later than one week prior to the upcoming meeting.

The CEC will be composed of a minimum of nine members.

Member roles and responsibilities:

  • Advise the Continuing Education Coordinator on potential additions to the training schedule, including topics, specific classes and trainers
  • Advise the Continuing Education Coordinator on potential additions to the Equipment and Lending Libraries
  • Provide feedback from colleagues on current training offerings
  • Assist in promotion of NEFLIN offerings within their library in such a manner as would not conflict with their normal duties or employer’s policies
  • Assist NEFLIN staff at conferences and other events by helping with registration, room hosting and other duties as needed

Contribution to committee activities:

Members should be able to attend bimonthly Committee meetings. If a member misses three meetings in a row, NEFLIN may ask them to find a replacement member from their institution. Online attendance via GoToMeeting or similar methods is acceptable.

Each year, NEFLIN’s CE Committee recognizes member libraries with Continuing Education Awards, given at the NEFLIN Annual Meeting.

Previous Award Winners