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April 28, 2014

FEL Health Resources

This workshop will focus on using the health resources available through FEL. Did you know you could find surgery videos in Health and Wellness Resource Center and Health Reference Center Academic? How about using these resources for healthy living – find recipes, exercise tips, and more? Tune into this workshop to uncover ways to use these resources with your patrons! The instructor will discuss the strengths of each of the resources for different types of health research projects and queries.

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Start: April 28, 2014 4:00 pm
End: April 28, 2014 5:00 pm
Address:
United States

April 29, 2014

The ABCs of Advocacy

In the broadest sense, an advocate must educate his or her constituents about the importance of the issues and projects for which they seek support. To be an effective advocate, you must learn who your legislators are and what they do, create a continuing relationship with them and their staff members, understand the legislative process, be fully informed about the issues affecting your projects (and keep your legislators informed), and reinforce the assistance and support you do receive. You must also be able to enlist the help of others through various means and coordinate advocacy efforts, building a permanent and active advocacy network that develops relationships with community leaders and other key persons through ongoing education efforts and participation in local political events.

This program is designed to discuss the key elements of effective advocacy. Topics include:
• An “alphabet” of advocacy tips and ideas (one for each letter!);
• The nine C’s to effective advocacy;
•Tips for making your voice heard;
•A checklist for action; and
•The ten commandments of advocacy.

Academic Library staff will be interested in this workshop because Academic Library staff members are perfectly poised to learn what library users and others have to say about the library, as well as to inform people about the library’s value and needs as part of a common and naturally-occurring relationship.

Public Library staff will find this training beneficial because today’s public libraries are consistently being challenged to do more with less. It has never been more important for librarians, staff members, trustees, and others with a vested interest in their public libraries, to convey to their communities the value of the library. Advocacy, the process of acting on behalf of the public library to increase public funds and ensure that it has the resources need to be up to date, is critical to the success of libraries.

School Librarians and Media Specialists will learn how to speak in a common voice to let the public know who you are and the crucial role you play in impacting the bottom line- student achievement! With so many labels within one profession (school library media specialist, teacher librarian in an elementary or high school setting, etc.), make sure your advocates understand what is at stake and the strategies you are using in your school library media center.

Special Libraries will be interested in this workshop because it will help professional staff to spread the word about the fantastic things that are happening in their libraries and encourage people to come and take a look! Regardless of what your library is called (library, information center, knowledge resource center, competitive intelligence unit, intranet department, content management organization, etc.), all special libraries exist to advance the mission of their organization, and they do this through the work of information professionals who access and deliver information that is critical to the organization’s operation and success.

Presenter: Dr. Alfred Bitting

Dr. Bitting works at Alfred University, and is an independent leadership and organizational development consultant and trainer. During the past 20 years, he has developed and presented over 1,000 training programs for industry, government, not-for-profit and human service agencies. He earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from SUNY Buffalo, with an emphasis on leadership and organizational development. He has published numerous articles related to research and economic development, as well as articles on leadership, change, and effective communications. Dr. Bitting is currently the Director of the Graduate Public Administration Program, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, for the Downstate (NYC area) Graduate School. He teaches in both the Public Administration and Counseling Programs. He has also served as Associate Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs, coordinating outreach and liaison efforts with industrial and government research sponsors, interacting with foundations and economic development agencies, and administering grants and contracts.

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Start: April 29, 2014
End: April 29, 2014
Venue: SWFLN Office
Phone: 2393136338
Address:
3120 Westlinks Terrace, Unit 3, Fort Myers, FL, United States, 33913

Teen Services Essentials – Deltona

Explore the wonderful world of teen services! Learn who teens are today and what they are interested in, discuss best practices for programming with teens, review the Common Core and how to connect with your local schools, and investigate current trends in teen publishing.

Trainers: Amber Holley, Jennifer Parker and Elizabeth McConney, Artistic Literacy

Artistic Literacy is a group of librarians, artists, and educators who are committed to teaching others how to connect art to literacy through programming. Elizabeth McConney and Amber Holley both have years of experience working in libraries and providing programs for teens and tweens.

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Start: April 29, 2014 9:00 am
End: April 29, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Deltona Regional Library
Address:
2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL, United States, 32725

NEFLIN Fundamentals of CSS: Webinar

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CSS Stands for Cascading Style Sheets.  It is used to create the design elements of a web site: layout, color, font size, etc, and it can allow multiple pages to share the same formatting.  Learning how to manipulate CSS will make your HTML sites pretty!  This workshop will introduce and demonstrate the basic principles of modern CSS. Students will learn how to apply Cascading Style Sheets to provide layout and styling to a website.

Virtual Trainer: Michael Anello, Anello Consulting, DrupalEasy

Michael Anello is a Drupal developer, trainer, and consultant, and is a leader in the Florida Drupal community. Through DrupalEasy, he specializes in custom modules, theme integration, and project management. He has worked on dozens of Drupal sites including FieldandStream.com and Techwell.com, as well as mini-sites for Marriott and JetBlue. He has built educational, library, and political web sites with active social communities and has contributed several Drupal modules to the Drupal Project. He also hosts the weekly DrupalEasy podcast.
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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 Friday, April 25.
Otherwise, no show fees may apply. See all NEFLIN CE policies at http://www.neflin.org/cepolicies.

Start: April 29, 2014 9:00 am
End: April 29, 2014 11:00 am
Venue: Online
Address:
United States

Teen Programming Essentials – Deltona

Explore the wonderful world of teen services! Learn who teens are today and what they are interested in, discuss best practices for programming with teens, review the Common Core and how to connect with your local schools, and investigate current trends in teen publishing.

Trainers: Amber Holley, Jennifer Parker and Elizabeth McConney, Artistic Literacy

Artistic Literacy is a group of librarians, artists, and educators who are committed to teaching others how to connect art to literacy through programming. Elizabeth McConney and Amber Holley both have years of experience working in libraries and providing programs for teens and tweens.

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Start: April 29, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 29, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Deltona Regional Library
Address:
2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL, United States, 32725

April 30, 2014

Library Staff Day

Join SWFLN on April 30, 2014 for an exciting and informative day of training sessions, workshops and demonstrations at our Library Staff Day. This fun and educational event is designed specifically for all library staff.

Both breakfast and lunch are included.

Keynote Presentation by Amy Herman:

Amy Herman is the Founder of The Art of Perception, a professional development program that teaches participants to enhance their perception and communication skills by analyzing works of art. Using a variety of works of art in her presentation, Amy Herman will discuss the relevance of visual literacy across the professional spectrum and demonstrate how art has afforded an innovative way to refresh critical inquiry and reconsider the skills necessary for professional success.

Library Staff Day is an exciting, information-filled day, reaching out to all Library Staff, in a fun and interactive way.
Keynote Presentation by Amy Herman
Description:
Using a variety of works of art in her presentation, Amy Herman will discuss the relevance of visual literacy across the professional spectrum and demonstrate how art has afforded an innovative way to refresh critical inquiry and reconsider the skills necessary for professional success.
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Four Presenters…
A Total of 9 sessions with a Keynote Presentation …
One GREAT day for library staff!

Artistic Literacy

(Session A) Painting with Young Children
(Session B) Paper Airplane Club
(Session C) Printmaking with Teens

(Session A) Reader’s Advisory

So Many Books, So Little Time

This workshop will cover an overview of reader’s advisory (RA) including tips, tricks, and online resources. Become more comfortable with RA techniques, learn about RA tools, genre fiction, appeal factors, methods for providing RA, and writing annotations. In addition to lists of resources and tools you can start using today, you’ll learn how to read a book in a timely manner and how to set someone up on a blind date with a book. This session will cover issues that are of interest to staff in all kinds of libraries serving all ages.

Amy Herman

(Session B) Multiple Perspectives for Better Decision Making
(Session C) Dialogues and Conversations

Dr. Bob Bitting

(Session A) Topic Coming Soon
(Session B) Under Construction
(Session C) Check back to see what we finalize!

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Start: April 30, 2014
End: April 30, 2014
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn
Phone: (239) 210-7200
Address:
16410 Corporate Commerce Way, Fort Myers, FL, United States, 33913

May 1, 2014

NEFLIN Copyright and Online Teaching: Webinar

Copyright and Online Teaching: Strategies for Supporting Educators and Students

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The rapid rise in online course offerings presents librarians with new opportunities and challenges in providing services to educators and students. One such opportunity (and challenge!) is assisting educators with locating, licensing and linking to resources that can be used in online courses. This webinar will review the questions that may arise when using copyrighted materials in online courses and the various alternatives available for royalty-free or license-free materials.

Virtual Trainer: Christine Fruin, Scholarly Communications Librarian, UF

Christine Fruin is Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications at the University of Florida. An attorney and a librarian, Fruin regularly speaks and writes on matters of copyright law, open access and other scholarly communication issues.

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This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

NEFLIN Webinars are open to library staff in Florida only.

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, April 29.
Otherwise, no show fees may apply. See all NEFLIN CE policies at http://www.neflin.org/cepolicies.

Start: May 1, 2014
End: May 1, 2014
Venue: Online
Address:
United States

NEFLIN Publisher 2013 for Library Staff

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Library staff will learn all of the basic desktop publishing capabilities of Microsoft Publisher 2013, including how to produce certificates, library newsletters, greeting cards, and calendars, integrating mail merge features for a list of recipients and exporting publications as HTML web pages.

In this full-day workshop, expert Microsoft trainer Sherrie Butterfield, will guide library staff through 6 valuable lessons.  All attendees will be provided with courseware, and you will head back to your libraries with the skills needed to create professional library publications.

Trainer: Sherrie Butterfield, New Horizons Computer Centers
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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, April 29.
Otherwise, no show fees may apply. See all NEFLIN CE policies at http://www.neflin.org/cepolicies.

Start: May 1, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 1, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Bradford County Public Library
Address:
456 W Pratt Street, Starke, FL, United States, 32091

May 2, 2014

NEFLIN Leadership Interest Group: Online

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Leadership Interest Group – new members are always welcome!

Interest Group Leader: John Lucy, Trinity Baptist College Library

Dr. John Lucy currently serves as the Director of the Trinity Baptist College Library, a position held for three years.  John has always had a keen interest in leadership, and more specifically, what constitutes an effective leader.
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To access the online meeting:

http://joingotomeeting.com
Use Meeting ID: 
289-146-041
GoToMeeting Support is 800-263-6317

Cost: NEFLIN Interest Groups are free of charge and are open to NEFLIN members. Registration is required for all meetings.

Cancellation Deadline is 9 am on Wednesday, April 30.
Otherwise, no show fees may apply. See all NEFLIN CE policies at http://www.neflin.org/cepolicies.

Start: May 2, 2014
End: May 2, 2014
Venue: Online
Address:
United States

May 6, 2014

NEFLIN Genealogy Interest Group: Online

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Genealogy Interest Group – new members are always welcome!

Interest Group Leader: Amy Ackerman, St. Johns County Public Library
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Cost: NEFLIN Interest Groups are free of charge and are open to NEFLIN members. Registration is required for all meetings.

Cancellation Deadline is 9 am on Friday, May 2.

Otherwise, no show fees may apply. See all NEFLIN CE policies at http://www.neflin.org/cepolicies.

Start: May 6, 2014 2:00 pm
End: May 6, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Online
Address:
United States