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November 2014

SWFLN Annual Meeting

November 13, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mid-County Regional Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33952 United States
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Get a chance to celebrate another successful year as a network! Visit with your colleagues! Meet new members! Enjoy refreshments and beverages. As always, individuals considering membership to SWFLN are welcome and encouraged to participate!The annual meeting promises to be a terrific event with an enthusiastic speaker. Meredith Myers, the “Stand-Up Librarian,” has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of South Florida and has been performing stand-up comedy since 2002 after checking out a comedy…

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December 2014

SWFLN Emotional Intelligence: What It Is and Why It Matters in Your Workplace

December 4, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SWFLN Office, 13120 Westlinks Terrace Unit 3
Fort Myers, FL 33913 United States
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Emotional Intelligence – maybe you’ve heard the term, but what in the world does it mean? The short answer is simply being intelligent about emotions – yours and others'. The longer and much more interesting answer will fascinate you: • What are emotions anyway? • Are we even aware of them when they happen? • Can we control them? • How do they affect our relationships? • Why does Emotional Intelligence matter? • What are the elements of Emotional Intelligence…

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SWFLN Technology Day: Patrons, Technology & You; A SWFLN Special Event

December 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
South Regional Library Branch, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway
Naples, FL 34113 United States
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This “special event” will give you the tools you need to help your patrons download eBooks onto their devices. Diana Silveira will be teaching us to “Train the Technology Trainer” with tips and tricks for managing the unexpected - from tech issues to problem patrons. Whether you work in a public, academic, school, or special library, you'll enjoy this interactive day! At the end of the day each member will be able to take a Ebook Device Flowchart to there…

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January 2015

SWFLN V is for the Values We Each Bring to Our Communities

January 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Web Based Training

We already know that diversity includes many things, such as culture, race, gender, and age – often physical differences that are visible.  What we may not think about as much is the idea that diversity can and does include a difference in what individual’s value in their lives.  You can find lists encompassing more than 400 words classified as “values.”  Talk about diversity!  And according to The World Values Survey Association, values for a specific group can actually change over…

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SWFLN Integrating iPads into Story Time and Programming with Teens, Tweens, and iPads

January 26, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
SWFLN Office, 13120 Westlinks Terrace Unit 3
Fort Myers, FL 33913 United States
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iPads, tablets, smartphones and computers are in children’s everyday home life. Integrating these items into your story time will model appropriate interactions for parents and caregivers and encourage additional literacy activities. This program will introduce multiple ways to integrate iPads and will also feature a “how to use iPads” section to introduce even the most novice user to the usage of these devices which are now available for checkout to all SWFLN members. Presenter: Artistic Literacy Location: 13120 Westlinks Terrace Unit…

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SWFLN Programing with Teens, Tweens and iPads

January 26, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SWFLN Office, 13120 Westlinks Terrace Unit 3
Fort Myers, FL 33913 United States
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Learn how to put together a successful teen or tween program using iPads. Learn the basics of how to use iPads and how to manage groups of teens and tweens as they engage with this technology in meaningful social and educational ways. You will leave with ready-made programming perfect for teens and tweens, using a great new resource available for checkout from SWFLN’s lending library. Artistic Literacy is committed to teaching librarians new ways to connect with their communities with…

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SWFLN Open Access: What’s In It For Your Library?

January 29, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Web Based Training

This training delivers a crash course on the open access movement and its benefits for libraries and users. Open access can mean any resource—including books, articles, and images—distributed freely and legally online. The Digital Public Library of America, the Directory of Open Access Journals, and other open digital collections will be highlighted. Academic Library staff will be interested in this workshop because open access is key to saving money, improving access to research, understanding copyright, discovering content, and making libraries…

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February 2015

SWFLN Understanding Communication Techniques to Help Build Partnerships

February 10, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SWFLN Office, 13120 Westlinks Terrace Unit 3
Fort Myers, FL 33913 United States
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In our “funding cuts – staff shortages – budget shortfall” world, we need to share resources by building strong partnerships. It’s hard to build partnerships, though, if our communication is not effective. In the first half of this session, we’ll talk about communication techniques – what are they? How can we use them more effectively? During the second half of our day, we’ll apply what we’ve learned to discover better ways to communicate while we are building strong partnerships. Strong…

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SWFLN Literacy Play: The Early Literacy Skills in Storytime

February 24, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SWFLN Office, 13120 Westlinks Terrace Unit 3
Fort Myers, FL 33913 United States
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  Description:  Revitalize your story time with this hands-on workshop. Join us for a review of the early literacy skills, learn new ways to integrate playful learning into your story time, and get an overview of the Every Child Ready to Read program (now available for checkout through the SWFLN lending library). Academic Library staff will be able to create programs that engage students with their children and improve their pre-literacy skills through playful story times. This training is an…

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March 2015

SWFLN “R” is for Respect

March 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Web Based Training

          This is the FIFTH in a series of NINE WEBINARS to learn about diversity and how to best provide library services to your diverse patrons. "R is for Respect" is the successor to “E is for Energizing Your Workplace With Diversity and Culture” in the lineup. The idea of diversity itself is quite diverse, isn’t it? When thinking about the multitude of aspects relating to diversity, an underlying foundation of respect is sure to come…

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