*** SWFLN wishes all its members and friends a happy and healthy Holiday Season . . . and a prosperous 2015! ***

Photos from our Annual Meeting are now posted on our Facebook page!

Big thanks to all our members, special guests and to the Fort Myers Beach Library staff.

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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!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

SWFLN Member Providing Preservation and Archival Workshops!

Upcoming Programs at The Revs Institute®
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is partnering with 
The Revs Institute® to offer training programs in collections care activities for the preservation of cultural collections.  The programs are for staff and volunteers who have responsibility for cultural collections, such as librarians, archivists, curators, collections managers, stewards of historic house museums and records managers.
This workshop will give an introduction to best practices in caring for paper-based artifacts. Topics covered will include: handling guidelines, assessing storage materials and special needs, prioritizing for treatment, and understanding preservation and conservation terminology.
This program is appropriate for those looking to develop new skills, as well as for individuals wanting to increase their knowledge about best practices in the care of paper-based collections. 
Speakers:            Jessica Keister, Paper & Photograph Conservator, CCAHA
                                Stephenie Schwartz Bailey, Education Program Manager, CCAHA
Fee:                       $50.00 (includes lunch)
​Date:                     Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Time:                    Registration 9:15am to 9:30am
                                Program 9:30am to 3:30pm
Proper archival procedures enable safe and effective management of collections. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of archival appraisal, acquisition, and access; proper storage materials; and the most common preservation problems associated with paper-based archival collections. This program will touch briefly on processing, arrangement, and description. 
Volunteers, historians, and those with archival responsibilities in addition to other duties may find themselves in the position of "archivist" without formal training in the profession; this program offers an introduction to best practices in the field. 
Speaker:              Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA
Fee:                       $50.00 (includes lunch)
Date:                     Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Time:                    Registration 9:15am to 9:30am
                                Program 9:30am to 3:30pm
Please visit http://www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar for more information and to register.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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

Monday, October 27, 2014

SWFLN Makes the Local Headlines!

Here is the story of our new 3D Printer from WINK TV's visit on October 23, 2014. We told them all the cool things this wonderful resource can do: STEM Support, Children's Programming for libraries, science project help for schools, Engineering Program support in higher education, medical advances, architectural restoration, and more. At least we made the news and awareness begins, which is a good thing!! 

Click Here, to watch the video and read the story.