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The monthly SWFLN Continuing Education Newsletter is also emailed to member institutions and to personal affiliates.

Helping Libraries Provide Better, Faster Service

The Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN) is one of the five regional consortia of multitype libraries in the State of Florida. SWFLN serves the counties of Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hendry, Lee, and Monroe.

SWFLN Recognizes Support

We honor a member of the community who has demonstrated exceptional passion in the promotion of libraries (Library Advocate); we commend an elected or appointed official for demonstrating remarkable support for libraries (Library Champion).

SWFLN Map of Florida Multitype Library Cooperatives

Florida MLC's present cost efficient, ongoing technology and training for all types of libraries: public, academic, school, private, and special; and provide even the smallest libraries with immense resource opportunities.

WISH Upon a Shell Program

Do you have an idea for future training? Do you, or a co-worker, need to learn about a specific subject? Contact us to submit your ideas, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Monday, March 23, 2015

SWFLN Member Looking for Volunteers!

Greetings fellow librarians from the staff and volunteers of Lee Memorial Health System Libraries:

My name is Anne Campbell and I chair a children’s reading program “READING ADVENTURES WITH BARBARA’S FRIENDS” at Health Park Medical Center. This program is provided by the Health Park Medical Library and consists totally of volunteers. We go onto wards where children are in admittance and into individual rooms of these children; here we offer to read to the children, make it possible for parent(s) to get a break and in some cases when a child does not want to be read to, we just talk and visit with them if we are permitted. One thing we always do and that is, leave an age appropriate book with that child. We allow the child to choose a book and if there are any siblings, juvenile visitors, parents, etc., they may also choose a book; these books, once they are stamped, belong to the child and we do not take them back to be re-gifted due to health concerns.   Any child who comes to Health Park and their parent(s) are invited to come to the library and choose a book to take home with them. 
We have between 300 and 400 children’s books in our library and are continually getting additional books given to us thru donations, fundraisers and funds to purchase new books. And we need help. This is an invitation to anyone who can devote 3 or 4 hours each week to come volunteer with us. If you have any interest or know of anyone who would be interested, please have them contact me at 239-220-9990, acampbell1936@gmail.com, or thru the Health Park Medical Library 239-343-6367. 
You will need to become a volunteer through Volunteer Services and be assigned to the library as a volunteer for the reading program. You will then be trained by me or someone I designate, and given a special apron designed to be worn when engaging in the service.  Both women and men are encouraged to volunteer.
Thank you; and if you simply want to know more about the program, please do not hesitate to contact me.
With sincerest appreciation,

Anne Campbell

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Monday, February 16, 2015

SWFLN Member seeking Full-Time Librarian!

Hodges University seeks a qualified librarian with strong technology and reference skills. Candidates should understand the role of information literacy, instruction and assessment in higher education and have a demonstrated ability to teach and work online and onsite with a diverse student population. A collaborative, entrepreneurial mind-set along with a team and service orientation is essential. Experience and an MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program is preferred. This full-time position requires day, evening and weekend availability and requires travel between campuses located in Naples and Fort Myers. Librarians at Hodges University hold a faculty rank based on education and experience.
Hodges University is a private, nonprofit, SACS accredited university located in southwest Florida that primarily serves adult students. Applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to gharing@hodges.edu.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SWFLN Member Looking For Part-Time Help!

Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc.
Job Description: Cataloging Librarian (temporary)


Job Title:  Cataloging Librarian
Date:  November, 2014
Hours:  24 hours per week
Prepared by:  T. Purcell

Position Overview
The Revs Institute research collection includes both a library and an archive.  It contains books, manuscript collections, images, objects, ephemera and serials.  We are currently looking for a cataloging librarian to review the records that describe our serial collection and update them according to professional standards. 

Initially the position has been approved for six weeks.  We offer a flexible schedule and an hourly rate of $25.00.  A background check and drug test are required.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Special Collections Manager, the cataloger will:

     1.       Review and clean up the existing bibliographic records.
     2.       Add shelf locations to each record.
     3.       Add information to describe our holdings.
     4.       Check to see which periodicals have been digitized for online access, and add the
                URL to the bib record. 

Required Education
MLS, MSLIS or comparable.
Required Qualifications
·         Cataloging experience
·         Ability to work according to an established schedule and meet deadlines
·         Computer literacy
·         Dependable
·         Service orientated
·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
·         Ability to work without close supervision
·         Good problem solving skills

·         Possession of a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration