2020 Regional Conference


LED SEFLIN: Libraries Exploring Design

2020 SEFLIN Online Regional Conference

July 30, 2020      

SEFLIN presents this conference annually to library staff from our 38 member institutions and across Florida including posters, breakout sessions, and keynotes.
Due to complications of the Covid-19 virus the conference will be held virtually in 2020.
LED SEFLIN: Libraries Exploring Design
Libraries are striving to understand and meet the needs of our communities. Digital and physical library spaces are increasingly complex and challenging. The SEFLIN 2020 Online Regional Conference will dive deep into how libraries are experimenting and innovating with new approaches, new tools and new perspectives. How are we using creative thinking to enhance services, improve outcomes, and measure library services for our students and patrons?

Keynote Speaker

Julka Almquist’s work has been largely focused on cultural and civic institutions exploring how design and thoughtful visions of the future, can empower individuals and communities. She is a co-author of the Design Thinking for Libraries toolkit, which was created as part of a long-term engagement focused on innovation in global public libraries. She has worked as a design researcher at IDEO, and previously taught design students at Art Center College of Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. at the intersection of anthropology and design from the University of California, Irvine.

Stage 1

Communication Breakdown

Set 1 | When the Levee Breaks

Managing Technology Operations in Academic Libraries During COVID-19
Dhanushka Samarakoon – University of Miami

Set 2 | C’mon Everybody

Adopting Machine Learning at FIU
Jamie Rogers – Florida International University

Set 3 | Hey, Hey What Can I Do

Engagement: A Humanistic Approach to Personnel Management
Adam Berkowitz – Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

Stage 2

Dazed and Confused

Set 1 | Nobody’s Fault but My Own

How Do I Get Out of My Head
Sarah Hammill – Florida International University

Set 2  | Building a Stairway to Heaven
Facility Design Panel Discussion
Ray Baker – Miami Dade Public Library, Doug Crane – Palm Beach County Public Library, and Craig Clark – Boynton Beach City Library

Set 3 | If It Keeps on Raining
Lightning Rounds
Contextual Storytelling
Collaboration & Communication During Telecommuting
Best Practices in Data Visualization
Online Game Options for Everyone

Stage 3

Good Times Bad Times

Set 1 | What is and What Shall Never Be
11:00 am
Opening! It’s for you! Observational Website UX Testing: t’s Fun! Its Eye
Amy An – Boca Raton Public Library

Set 2 | Something Else
1:00 pm
Staff Led Professional Development Using the Learning Circles Model
Athanasia Fitos, Jonathan Quinones and Montgomery Lopez- MDPLS/Kendall Lakes Branch Library

Set 3 | The Song Remains the Same
2:00 pm
Designing the Perfect Ingestion: The Kislak Collection at University of Miami
José Vila, Jason Sylvestre, and Linde Brocato – University of Miami Libraries


Stage 4

Whole Lotta Love

Set 1 | We’re Gonna Read
11:00 am
Let’s Read at Mandel Public Library
Kathy Hage – Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Set 2 | That’s the Way
1:00 pm
Homework Help & Tutoring Program Marjorie Lopez – Miami-Dade Public Library System

Set 3 | Everybody Makes It Through
2:00 pm
Social Services Panel
Melanie Zaskey – SEFLIN, Jennifer Abeloff – FIU,
Shana Hinze – MDPLS