Did You Know that SWFLN has Scholarships Available for Institutional Member Staff? Click Here for More Information.

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.

Read our current and past newsletters right here!!

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 13, 2017

SWFLN has started captioning its webinars!!!

In an effort to make its webinars more accessible, SWFLN has recently had five webinars from its current 2016/2017 year transcribed and captioned. SWFLN hopes that this service is beneficial to the SWFLN membership and beyond!

10/12/16: SMILE Setting Departmental and Individual Goals: 

10/21/16: OCLC & Library of Congress Faceted Vocabularies: 

10/28/16:   A is for Attitudes: 

11/18/16: When Opportunity Knocks: Understanding Your Gifts, Passions, and Values: 

12/09/16:   Setting Up a Digital Reference Program: How to Serve our Patrons Effectively: 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Library Staff Day is coming up!

Join SWFLN on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, for an exciting and informative day of training sessions, workshops, and simulations at our Library Staff Day. This fun and educational event, designed specifically for all library staff, will be held at the Airport Hilton Garden Inn in Fort Myers, Florida.

For Sessions A, B, and C there will be three options.

Seats are limited for each workshop, so sign up early or you’ll miss out!

Please remember to register HERE and
indicate your choice on the LSD Session Selection System.

Both breakfast and lunch are included.

Friday, November 18, 2016

SWFLN Annual Meeting 2016, a great success!!!

We were so lucky to have Florida's First Lady, Ann Scott at SWFLN's Annual Meeting this year to receive SWFLN's Library Champion award! It was a great time for all, with middle grade author, Michelle Weber Hurwitz, sharing her stories and inspirations for her books. Two wondering women who support literacy and libraries!!!

Click HERE to view more photos from our wonderful meeting!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Effective October 1, 2016, the email addresses for SWFLN staff ending in "fgcu.edu' will no longer be in operation.

We have created and are using new email addresses.  Please begin to use them immediately as follows:

Luly Castro:  luly@swfln.org

Aaron Blumberg:  aaron@swfln.org

José Rodríguez-Valdés:  jose@swfln.org

Taylor Post:  assistant@swfln.org

Please delete the email addresses:   
1.  lcastro@fgcu.edu
2.  ablumberg@fgcu.edu
3.  jrodriguezv@fgcu.edu

Thank you!  We look forward to continuing to serve you with our new “swfln.org” email addresses!


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