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.
SEFLIN also coordinates a reciprocal borrowing program for libraries as well as digital consortiums for e-books (OverDrive) and e-magazines (Zinio).
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.