September 4, 2014
As management positions open up, are you ready and willing to jump into these positions and transform your library and community? What skills are needed to drive libraries forward? What qualities make a great leader? What skills should you start building now to be ready for management? What pitfalls can you avoid with a little practice? This 90 minute webinar will provide you with an introduction to what management jobs entail and introduce you to the skill set and mindset you need to be successful.
Virtual Trainer: Sarah Houghton
Sarah Houghton is the Director for the San Rafael Public Library in Northern California. She is also the author of the long-running blog, Librarian in Black.
This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.
Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.
Cancellation Deadline is 9 am on Tuesday, September 2.
Otherwise, no show fees may apply. See all NEFLIN CE policies at http://www.neflin.org/cepolicies.
September 9, 2014
When is the last time you experienced a change? Last week? Yesterday? Five minutes ago??Change, of course, is inevitable. We have changes in automation systems, technology changes, changes in work schedules, even our patrons change. The stress of change is compounded by our tendency to rush – rush to do this, hurry to get somewhere. It seems as if every single minute of every single day is packed full with a list of “have-tos,” “should-dos” and “musts.” And the list keeps changing!In Keeping Your Balance in the Midst of Change, we will not only discuss the reasons for change, but why most of us resist it. We’ll learn how to deal with that resistance – in ourselves and others. Along the way, we’ll also discover how to deal with the changes we all face every day.And for those occasions when the stress of hurrying through life becomes too much, we will learn how to take control of life. We’ll uncover the time robbers that are stealing our most precious commodity – and how to deal with them more effectively.
You’ll have an opportunity to reflect on what is most important in your life – and decide how you are going to make time for those priorities. As a bonus, you’ll receive an extensive list of ways you, too, can return much-needed balance to your life.
Don’t miss this enlightening and thought-provoking program!
Presenter: Linda Bruno
Linda has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries and other organizations for more than fifteen years. She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Returning Balance – and lots of areas in between! Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions. She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application. Linda is also certified with DDI and Achieve Global.
Are you looking for ways to make sure your users know about your FEL/Gale resources? In this webinar we’ll walk you through using Gale’s ProMo tool where you can order FREE customized marketing materials. Bookmarks, posters, tent cards, and even some electronic tools!
Kids InfoBits has a brand new look and we want to tell you all about it! In this one-hour webinar we’ll explore all the new bells and whistles and show you how it’s going to make research for your younger users more engaging. Pick up tips and tricks for supporting Common Core and using this great new tool in the classroom!
September 12, 2014
Looking for alternatives for Halloween programming? This webinar will feature multimedia resources, research ideas and activities around the general themes of monsters, mysteries, and magic for working with preschoolers, school aged children, and teens.
Presenter: Dr. Susan Smith
Dr. Susan Smith is the Technology and User Experience Librarian and Associate Professor at Hodges University. She works with students and teaches research methods and utilizing library resources. She currently teaches for the Johnson School of Business and has also taught for the Nichols School of Professional Studies. She was named Hodges University Professor of the Year for 2013. Susan serves on both regional and state library committees, and she has previously worked in public libraries in Texas; as a librarian specializing in Children’s Activities, Teens, Reference, and Fiction. She holds a BA in English, a Masters’ Degree in Library and Information Studies, both from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. Susan blogs at http://readspace.net/
The 2014-15 State Aid to Libraries Grant applications must be submitted online using the Florida Libraries and Grants System (fllibraries.org) by October 1, 2014.
Marian Deeney, Grants Program Manager for the Division of Library and Information Services, will be available to answer specific questions regarding the online State Aid application or specific State Aid to Libraries Grant program questions. This session is intended to provide answers to questions that libraries may have encountered while completing their online State Aid application.
This session will not cover completing each component of the entire application. A recording of that information is available https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhF2uB75PxHOEgQjcTQ74jMqlapxVC8g6.
For more information about these sessions, contact Marian Deeney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850.245.6620.
This webinar provides an opportunity for participants to learn about the principles of servant leadership and how servant leadership is a viable leadership style for the development of award winning libraries… just like America’s Fortune 100 companies!
September 16, 2014
From a law enforcement perspective, identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal identifying information without your permission. The most common targets are name and signatures, social security numbers, credit card numbers, and bank and brokerage account numbers. The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identity stolen each year. Most people only discover they have been victimized after receiving a credit card bill or contacted by a debt collector. This presentation will assist you in navigating this process.
Program One: What is Identity Theft
1. Legal definition
2. Overview of the problem
3. How identity theft impacts the economy
4. Most common methods used by criminals to steal a consumer’s identity
5. Most reliable ways to minimize your risks
6. How to defend yourself once your identity has been stolen
Program Two: Identity Theft and Online Shopping
1. Overview of the problem
2. Most reliable ways to minimize your risks
3. Electronic consumer resources
Program Three: Social Networking and Identity Theft
1. Legal definition of a social networking site
2. Benefits to individuals, businesses, and society
3. Potential avenues for identity theft and worse
4. Examples of social media abuse leading to identity theft
5. Most reliable ways to minimize your risks
Presenter: Bryan Mulcahy
Bryan Mulcahy has worked as a Reference Librarian for the Lee County Library System since 1990. He provides reference and directional assistance with special emphasis on patron genealogical research; collection development; supervision and recruitment of volunteers, and is also the branch literacy coordinator and the branch safety/building coordinator for the library. Bryan has also worked as a Reference Librarian at Hodges University since 1999. Bryan also gives speeches to genealogy and business groups in the community. Bryan holds an AA Degree in Business from Miami-Dade Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, both from Florida State University.