*** Congratulations SWFLN Members! YOUR LSTA Grant Proposal for the 2015/2016 year received a "High Priority for Funding"! ***

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!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thank you!!!

Hello SWFLN World!!!!!!!

Well as some of you may already know, today is officially my (Jeffrey) last day at SWFLN!!!! Starting next week, I will begin my Graduate Program as a Physician Assistant (PA) at Nova Southeastern University. It has been a wonderful experience to work for SWFLN and its dedicated members. I was able to take away some valuable assets, which I can apply in my career. You have made my journey here at SWFLN memorable and I would like to sincerely say thank you!!!! Most importantly I want to say thank you to the best Supervisor/Boss/Executive Director Luly Castro. She plays a pivotal part in my success and where I have made it thus far! Always providing me with valuable advice, life lessons, and watching over my back! She has been like a second mom to me! Thank you Luly and I love you!!! I will see you all soon!! GO SWFLN!!!!!

Congratulations SWFLN Members!

YOUR LSTA Grant Proposal for the 2015/2016 year received a "High Priority for Funding" this morning!
Stay tuned for June 3, 2015 and mark your calendars . . . for that day we shall learn the level of funding for your training program beginning October 1, 2015!
Your voices, constant requests, and support have made an impact!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Congratulations to FGCU

Dear Colleagues, I am thrilled to share with you that the Florida Library Association has announced its 2015 Awards and FGCU is the winner of the Library Web Presence Award! The following is from the FLA Press Release: FGCU Library’s website incorporates multiple points of access to a variety of users through good design and integration of resources and services. The website utilizes the latest upgraded LibApps modules, including a customized database portal, an interactive FAQ that reaches users at the point of need, a discovery tool, and social media through Facebook and a blog. Usability studies are conducted and improvements incorporated based on the data and best practices. Statistics, usage, and traffic are analyzed regularly and adjustments made accordingly. Our web development librarian has a strong customer service approach, teaching background, and is highly collaborative with all library departments, giving the FGCU Library website the user-centric focus it needs to help our students succeed. Congratulations to everyone who has contributes to our web presence and special kudos and thanks to Danielle Rosenthal, our fabulous Web Development Librarian. Kathleen F. Miller, Ed.D. Dean, Library Services Florida Gulf Coast University

Saturday, May 2, 2015

SWFLN Seeking Full-Time Office Assistant!!!

Please Share Widely!!!!!
Attention SWFLN family and friends!
The moment you’ve been anxiously awaiting has arrived! The mechanics for posting YOUR Office Assistant position at SWFLN have been completed! You can see the posting at the link below:
From this page at which you will arrive after clicking on the above link, please do the following:
1. Click on “Search Postings” at the top, left, blue column;
2. Click on the box that says, “SEARCH”;
3. Scroll Down and click on “Next Page > >”
4. Scroll Down to “Senior Secretary, Req. #2329 – Library”
Please note that the job closes on Sunday, May 10, 2015 . . . so, if you know of anyone that is interested in working in an ever-changing, challenging, and exciting job . . . . and at a terrific workplace . . . . . please share this information quickly!!! I will be happy to answer any questions from anyone interested.
We look forward to being able to add this important member of the SWFLN Staff very soon!