*** Technology Day: A SWFLN Special Event will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, South Regional Library Branch, at 9:00 AM ***

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 the latest!

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, 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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SWFLN's New CE Coordinator is on His Way!

Attention SWFLN members and friends!

It pleases SWFLN greatly to inform you that we will welcome YOUR new Continuing Education Coordinator on November 3, 2014!  A wonderful gift one month into SWFLN’s new fiscal year!  Aaron Blumberg will join us and is busy preparing for his arrival.  Aaron sends all of you the following message:

“Hi everyone,
I look forward to joining the SWFLN team as the new Continuing Education Coordinator.  I hope to utilize my experience and knowledge to create training opportunities to benefit everyone.  I have worked for the Lee County Library System since November of 2011, and SWFLN has been a blessing in my experience.  I plan on making sure SWFLN is able to benefit more library employees and volunteers in the future!”

To contact Aaron on or after November 3, 2014, you can use any of the following methods:  email him at ablumberg@fgcu.edu; call his direct number at (239) 313-6218; call the office’s main number at (239) 313-6338; or fax him at (239) 313-6329.  Of course, you can also email Jeffrey St. Firmin (jstfirmin@fgcu.edu), José Rodríguez-Valdés (jrodriguezvaldes@fgcu.edu), or Luly Castro (lcastro@fgcu.edu) . . . and we’ll be sure to direct you to him!  We hope you are as happy as we are to welcome Aaron . . . .

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Circulating Library

SWFLN has a selection of items as shown below, available for loan to SWFLN member libraries.  Most items can be borrowed for two weeks. Members are responsible for picking up and returning equipment to the SWFLN office in person during SWFLN’s normal business hours.  Members are also responsible for the replacement cost should the borrowed item become non-functional.  To request an item, please click on the link that says, “Click here to request this item” underneath that item’s detail.  You will then be prompted to send SWFLN staff an email requesting the item.  When the item is available for check-out, you will receive an email from SWFLN indicating that it has been reserved and is awaiting your pickup.

Items we have for check-out:

– Portable Screens (2)
      -Click here for details
      -Click here to request this item

-DVDs with Library Topics of interest
     -Click here for a complete list of DVDs we have 

– Projector
      -Click here for details
      -Click here to request this item

-STEM Kit's
      -Click here for details
      -Click here to request this item

-Book Repair Kit
      -Click here for details
      -Click here to request this item