SEFLIN Membership and Qualifications
SEFLIN membership provides the following benefits:
Continuing Education program for member library staff that provides face-to-face, live online, and self-paced training covering a variety of topics including reference/public services, cataloging/RDA, digitization, children/youth services, management and leadership and much more.
Professional Interaction allows member library staff opportunities to serve on committees and discussion groups that plan two annual conferences, engage in library advocacy activities, and collaborate on specific areas of interest including reference, cataloging, technology, digitization, user experience, and marketing services.
Access to discounts from vendors such as Taylor & Francis, Thorndike Press, Gale Cengage, Baker & Taylor and much more.
How to Apply for SEFLIN Membership
SEFLIN single type library membership was approved by the SEFLIN Board on February 10, 2012. To apply for SEFLIN membership, complete the PDF membership application form and send the completed application to SEFLIN by mail, fax, or email. Retain a copy of the membership application for your records.
After an application is received, a site visit is scheduled. The SEFLIN Board reviews the application and site visit report and makes a recommendation on acceptance. After Board action, the library is notified of the membership recommendation and invoiced. Membership in SEFLIN is activated upon payment of annual dues.
Contact Us for more information about membership and regional library resource sharing. For effective resource sharing, online catalog records should be included in OCLC for discovery by library users and for interlibrary loan. Participation in the Florida Library Information Network (FLIN) is encouraged – An OCLC symbol is a required for participation in the statewide library ground delivery system. Applicant libraries can provide an explanation if using other procedures for resource sharing.
SEFLIN Member Services at-a-glance
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) is a membership organization for Southeast libraries that endeavors to:
- Connect libraries for maximum and equitable benefit, through interest groups, committees, and cost sharing initiatives.
- Advocate for libraries on local and state levels for continued support.
- Develop librarians and staff members for flourishing and vibrant careers to help shape the library leaders of tomorrow.
Live F2F Training
Live Virtual Training
SEFLIN Annual Conference
SEFLIN Annual Membership Event
cloudLibrary eBooks and eAudio
OverDrive eBooks, eAudio, and eMagazines
Palace Project eBooks and eAudio
ByWater Koha ILS and Aspen Discovery Layer
Adobe Creative Cloud Apps
Kanopy Streaming Videos Discount Program
Five T-Mobile Hotspots to Circulate
SEFLIN Connect and Leadership Building Committees and Discussion Groups
Breakthrough Digitization Awards and Conference Scholarships
Summer Reading Programs
SEFLIN OneCard Reciprocal Borrowing Program
“SEFLIN projects are funded under provisions of the State of Florida Library Cooperative Grant program, administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. For FY2022-23, 91% of the total costs for the SEFLIN Library Cooperative Grant program 2022-23 ($400,000) is supported by State of Florida money. The total budget of the project is $440,478. SEFLIN continuing education projects are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. For FY2022- 23, 74% of the total costs for the SEFLIN Continuing Education Program 2022-23 ($218,625) is supported by federal money. The total budget of the project is $296,692.”