Library Toolkit: Essentials for Success

The SEFLIN Regional Conference Planning Committee seeks proposals for presentations at the Library Toolkit: Essentials for Success conference to be held Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the Kovens Conference Center in Miami, FL.
SEFLIN’s 2019 Regional Conference will be a shared workbench for best practices, new technology, and innovative ideas to improve services for your patrons and students as well as make life easier and improve workflow for your staff. The committee is looking for a mixture of breakout sessions that provide practical skills and information. We encourage you to consider topics describing strategies designed to meet the needs of our library communities and library staff with innovation, efficiencies, and effectiveness.

The extended deadline for proposals is March 27th.

• Community Resources
• Reference Resources
• Programming ideas
• Collection Management
• Vendor Negotiation
• Advocacy and Marketing
• Description and Access

• Communication and Listening Skills
• Customer Service
• Technology Trends
• Measuring Success
• Budget and Project Management
• Intellectual Freedom
• Models for Innovation

Florida Library Youth Program

We invite youth services staff to join us at one of our 2019 FLYP Youth Summer Workshops in the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN).

This year’s theme, A Universe of Stories, is all about space. Workshop participants will:
• Explore programming elements.
• Brainstorm new ideas.
• Network with other library staff.
These are all-day workshops, so dress casually and plan to participate in activities.

The workshops will be presented:
West Dade Regional Library
9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165
North Dade Regional Library
2455 NW 183 St., Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Please register for the youth workshop nearest you.

For more information or for ADA assistance, please contact:
• Sena Heiman at 850.245.6628
• Jana Fine at 850.245.6629


Upcoming Workshops

Storytimes & Early Literacy-Workshop w/ National Experts
Saroj Ghoting and Elaine Czarnecki have designed this training to help YOU implement Supercharged Storytimes, the proven approach to building children’s early literacy development through storytimes. Participants will learn how to enhance their storytime activities using the three principles of Supercharged Storytimes: intentionality, interactivity, and community of practice.
Mar 26, 2019
9:30am to 4:30pm

RDA Authority Work
This workshop will explore a variety of topics related to RDA authority work, such as how to find and interpret RDA/MARC authority records, how to establish personal name authorized access points, and how to ensure that your MARC bibliographic records include the appropriate authorized access points for user-friendly access. Plenty of examples and hands-on exercises will be provided. Bring your laptop and be prepared to learn in a real-world context.
May 10, 2019
8:30am to 3:45pm


Linked Data for Libraries
Participants will learn about Resource Description Framework (RDF), its importance to the functioning of the semantic web, and how to serialize RDF data to make it machine-readable. In addition, participants will discover how BIBFRAME  is connected to linked data. The basics of Dublin Core, XML, and the software program Oxygen will be covered so that participants will be able to create well-formed linked data in RDF/XML by the end of the workshop. Bring your laptop to get the most of this training.
July 12, 2019
9:30am to 4:30pm

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