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Friday, July 24, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm, EST

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Schultz Center for Teaching & Leadership
4019 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207



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NEFLIN 2020 Hot Topics Conference:
@Your Service (07/24/20)

Please Note:  Due to travel restrictions and concerns for many of our members, this conference has been rescheduled from its original date and will now take place on July 24, 2020.  

NEFLIN invites you to register for the 2020 NEFLIN Hot Topics Conference! This year's theme is @Your Service. We will showcase the many innovative services libraries now offer their customers through presentations and panel discussions. 

While programs offer customers an enriching experience, services provide useful tools and assistance that improves quality of life. The goal is for all attendees to learn how different libraries have successfully implemented services that draw people into their buildings.

Keynote Speaker: Miguel Figueroa
This year's Keynote Speaker is Miguel Figueroa from the Center for the Future of Libraries, an initiative from the American Library Association. The topic will be Service Innovations and the Future of Libraries. Miguel will also lead a breakout session later in the day. He has previously held positions at the American Theological Library Association; ALA’s Office for Diversity and Office for Literacy and Outreach Services; NYU’s Ehrman Medical Library; and Neal-Schuman Publishers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Knowledge River Program, an initiative that examines library issues from Hispanic and Native American perspectives.

Breakout Sessions at @Your Service
You will have the opportunity to select your breakout sessions at the conference. You do not have to register for them ahead of time. Presentations will include:
  • Repurposing library space as a Digital Media Studio.
  • A new immersive experience for English as a Second Language students.
  • Study Nights making finals less stressful for students
  • Working with other local community organizations to offer access to new services for customers.
  • Providing eyewear to enhance vision for the color blind.
  • Implementing ALA's American Dream Literacy Initiative to increase adult literacy rates among customers.
  • A new concept in mobile outreach services using alternatives to the traditional bookmobile.
  • Yoga for student and professor stress relief at the library.
  • Creating holistic, integrated social services experiences with local agencies. 
  • Challenging Dementia with creativity, collaboration and compassion.
  • AND MORE! 

This conference has been funded in part under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.