Check out the great photos from the 2013 FLA Annual Conference in Orlando. It was wonderful to connect with so many of you out there.
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If you are attending the 2013 Annual Florida Library Association Conference, please help support the FLA Scholarship Committee’s fundraiser with a wine donation.
Please submit the Donation Submission Form by Monday, April 29th and bring your donation to the Conference Registration Desk by noon on Wednesday, May 1st.
Join library staff from around the state in tweeting about your daily activities to raise awareness about the importance of librarians and to advocate for the librarianship profession, April 14-27, 2013
This is the third annual Virtual Job Shadowing event coordinated by the Library Personnel Recruitment Committee of the Florida Library Association. Virtual Job Shadowing is a way to share the interesting aspects of library work with those considering this field as a career.
Participating staff will use the hashtag #libjobshadowFL. Follow the tweeting on http://twitter.com/
For a list of tweeters and the days they will participate, stop by the Virtual Job Shadowing Project Facebook page.
Follow this project on Twitter: @LibJobShadowFL and on Facebook: FLA Virtual Job Shadowing
Let the local media know that you are participating. Consider sending a press release to the local newspaper or news outlets. Here is a template for creating a local press release.
Please consider joining us, as I know many of you have interesting and diverse library jobs
TBLC members and friends will be gathering at
on the evening of Monday, March 11 at 7:00 pm
Come join other librarians from around the state for a social gathering.
Andrews is located at 228 South Adams Street
1 block North of the Capital
Food and drinks will be a dutch treat.
If you have questions, please contact
The scholarship application deadline is February 1, 2013. The application packet must be submitted entirely in electronic PDF format.
The Florida Library Association (FLA) Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that the application process will begin for the 2013 scholarships on September 1, 2012. The scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2013 and scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2013 Annual Conference.
Three graduate school scholarships ($2,000 each) are available: one for a student attending Florida State University, one for a student at the University of South Florida and a third, the Minority scholarship, which may be used at either school.
To qualify for a Minority Scholarship, the candidate must belong to one of the following ethnic groups: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native.
Additional scholarships are available for undergraduates: one for a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree ($750) and one for a student pursuing an associate’s degree ($350).
The scholarships are available from a dedicated fund and have been given since 1989. This fund is replenished through donations and fundraising activities. The primary fundraising activity is the Silent Auction held at the FLA Annual Conference.
- applicant must be a resident of Florida and have some experience in a Florida library;
- be admitted to an accredited program at a Florida college or university or to a library/information graduate degree program at FSU or USF;
- commit to working in a Florida library for a minimum of one year after graduation; and
- be an FLA member in good standing.
Email Forms in PDF Format to:
FLA Scholarship Committee
New College of Florida, Jane Bancroft Cook Library
5800 Bay Shore Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34243
Congratulations to Sarasota County Libraries! The Florida Library Association (FLA) has named them the 2012 Library of the year! The Florida Library Association presents this award to a library that demonstrates outstanding community service, creative and innovative programming, and strong leadership.
Here is a quote from the Sarasota Patch from Sarabeth Kalajian, Library Director:
“This award is truly a recognition of the library staff, volunteers and community partners who, day after day, dedicate themselves to delivering extraordinary customer service,” said Sarabeth Kalajian, General Manager, Sarasota County Library System.
Herald-Tribune: Sarasota named Florida 2012 Library of the Year
Sarasota Patch: Sarasota Library System named best in Florida
It was so wonderful to meet members from around the region at the FLA Annual Conference last week. Please check out some of the photos from the event!
Nominations for the following two positions are being accepted now through April 13th, 2012. To be eligible to nominate, vote, and be a candidate, individuals must be members of REFORMA de Florida in good standing as of March, 2012. If you are not a current REFORMA de Florida Member, you can JOIN or RENEW online at www.reforma.org
Nominees (self-nominations accepted) please submit a statement of intent by email to President Loanis Menendez-Cuesta atloanis.menendez@delraylibrary.
REFORMA de Florida members in good standing will receive an email requesting their vote. Members are asked to use their registered email address to submit their vote to the Recording Secretary: Alicia K. Long at Alicia K. Longalicia.firstname.lastname@example.org by 6:00PM on April 18th, 2012.
Election results will be announced at the 2012 FLA Conference in Orlando Florida during the Annual 2012 REFORMA de Florida meeting on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in Room Azalea A.
Below is a list of the positions; duration of term and description of duties:
Recording Secretary: One Year from April 2012 to April 2013
- Shall be in charge of the recording and the preservation of all records, publications and history regarding the functions and activities of this organization.
- Shall take minutes for meetings of the general membership.
- Shall pass on all records to the succeeding officer who is elected to this position.
Membership Secretary: One Year from April 2012 to April 2013
- Shall maintain information on members of REFORMA de Florida
- Shall oversee efforts to recruit new members.
- In the event that a membership committee is established at a later date, the Membership Secretary will serve as chair.
Here is a message from FLA who is inviting all librarians to tweet about their jobs! They want everyone to be a part of their Virtual Job Shadowing Project! Take a look at the description below!
Tweet about your library work! The Florida Library Association (FLA) would like to invite librarians in all types of jobs to be part of our Virtual Job Shadowing Project (library school students who are currently employed in libraries can also participate). Choose a day between April 2 and April 14th to tweet your daily activities using the hashtag #libjobshadowFL. Inform potential (and current) librarians about your workday. Users can also visit the FLA Twitter page at http://www.twitter.com/libjobshadowFL.
Librarians have embraced the changes brought about by the internet age and we are creating new roles to become the information guides of this new century. Sharing our daily activities will help to illuminate the depth and breadth of our profession. We want to hear from all types of librarians, whether new or time-tested, about the roles you are creating every day.
For a list of our tweeters and the days they will participate, stop by the Virtual Job Shadowing Project Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FLAVirtualJobShadowing. The FLA Virtual Job Shadowing Project is coordinated by the Florida Library Association Library Personnel Recruitment Committee. To volunteer to tweet about your workday, please contact Susan L. Smith via email: email@example.com or phone (239) 598-6134.