Saturday, April 22, 2017

9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, EST

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Pedro Menendez High School
600 State Road 206 West
St. Augustine, FL 32086

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NEFLIN School Libraries Interest Group - St. Augustine (04/22/17) 

Being a school librarian can be tough because you’re normally all alone—fear not! Our School Libraries Interest Group gives you the chance to connect with your fellow school librarians from Northeast Florida in a safe and comfortable way on a quarterly basis. We encourage participation in discussions from all members in order to share our successes and our challenges. It is a vital time to advocate for our profession and we will work together to showcase why we are so important to our schools and communities.

Location: Pedro Menendez High School in St. Augustine


9-9:30             Welcome, general info, settling in, etc

9:30-10:30     Breakout sessions (20 min rotation):

  • SSYRA Promotion Ideas,
  • New Florida Teens Read list,
  • Follett Destiny Info

10:30-10:45   Break

10:45-11:15   FAME and Why You Should Join It

11:15-11:45   Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute: What It Is About and Why School Librarians Should Apply

11:45-12:30   Lunch (provided by NEFLIN)

12:45-1:45     Breakout sessions (20 min rotation):

  • Makerspace/Programming Ideas,
  • Partnering with Your Public Librarian,
  • Florida Power-Library Info

1:45-3             Makerspace Exploration

3-3:30             Wrap-up, final thoughts, takeways, etc.

Facilitator: Kate Neff, Teacher Librarian, Pedro Menendez High School

Kate Neff is a high school “technolibrarian” at Pedro Menendez High School in St. Augustine, Florida. She was named a Florida Power-Library in 2015. She is active in the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) and holds various positions in the organization. She is the sponsor of numerous clubs on campus (but her favorite is book club, of course) and is a passionate advocate for school libraries. She tweets as @katereadsitall and blogs for her school’s library at

Cost: NEFLIN Interest Groups are free of charge and are open to NEFLIN members only.  Registration is strongly encouraged.