PO Box 75498 Tampa, FL 33675 | 813-622-8252



The Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Inc. (TBLC) is a nonprofit Multitype Library Cooperative that assists and empowers over 120 libraries. All types of libraries – public, academic, school and specialized – are members. Since 1979, TBLC has worked with member libraries to provide better, faster service to the residents of central Florida.


TBLC provides ongoing programs and services for members and libraries through out Florida including:

Training & Workshops

With a regional focus on continuing education, TBLC offers training in the form of webinars, in-person workshops, conference-style events, and blended learning courses.

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Florida Library Delivery Service

All Florida libraries that are members of FLIN are eligible to participate in the Florida Library Delivery Service, which provides pickup and delivery of interlibrary loan materials among over 200 libraries throughout Florida.

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Florida Library Webinars

Florida Webinars is dedicated to bringing the most accurate, relevant and current training to staff working in Florida Libraries. We believe that a well trained library staff makes for an excellent service to its community.

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Ask A Librarian
Ask a Librarian provides Florida residents with virtual reference service via live chat and text messaging Sunday – Saturday. 
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11 Dec

Copyright Basics for All Library Staff (New Date)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
What is fair use? How about Creative Commons? Can you use that image you found online? Can you make copies of that disc? How about [...]
13 Dec

Establishing Healthy Boundaries at Work

When we think of boundaries, we often think of saying no to someone or something. Then we feel…guilty, resentful, overwhelmed, irritated, relieved, proud – you [...]
14 Dec

Vibe Check: Engaging Teens with Social Media, Browsing-Friendly Organization, & Low-Tech Makerspaces

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join high school librarian Kelsey Bogan to learn about how she uses social media, dynamic shelving strategies, and low-tech maker stations to engage teens in [...]
05 Jan

Be Your Own Motivator (Nibbles of Knowledge Self-Paced Course)

Access to this Self-Paced Course though Niche Academy begins January 5 and ends September 30, 2024. So often we hear comments like, “How can I [...]
17 Jan

Introduction to Canva: Graphic Design for Everyone

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Canva (canva.com) is your express ticket to the world of effortless graphic design. Whether you're a complete beginner or someone looking to improve your Canva skills, this interactive course is [...]
18 Jan

Designing Community Centered Libraries

Workshop Outline 1. Designing from the Outside In: Evaluating Community Needs a. Responsive vs. Observational Research b. Identifying underserved communities 2. Translating Observations to Design [...]
23 Jan

The Caring University: A Roadmap to Reimagining the Higher Education Workplace

Many colleges and universities continue to experience high turnover, prolonged vacancies, and questions about how to engage employees. Drawing on his in-progress book, Dr. Kevin [...]
25 Jan

Summer Reading Performer Showcase 2024

Join us for an all new Performer Showcase workshop hosted by SWFLN and TBLC. At the showcase, you'll have the chance to network with fellow [...]
14 Feb

The Relationship-driven Library: Accelerating Partnership Creation and Resource Sharing

9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Most people tend to avoid talking or working with people they do not know. But to do so is to short-circuit much of the creative [...]
15 Feb

Weeding Your Way to Equitable, Engaging, and Accessible Library Collections

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Weeding is a critical component of collection development, and is necessary to ensure our collections remain current, relevant, and accessible to our library user communities. [...]
20 Feb

Navigating the Future of AI in Libraries

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
As libraries increasingly embrace the digital age, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into library services and processes has become inevitable. Dr. Souvick 'Vic' Ghosh, [...]
27 Feb

Ask Me Anything! Cataloging with RDA

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This session is an open discussion for the audience to ask any questions they may have related to the current RDA: Resource Description and Access. [...]
19 Mar

A Peek at Personalities

Are you an employee? A manager? Do you have a spouse? Children? Friends? Acquaintances? Do you volunteer in an organization? Are you on committees? Do [...]
27 Mar

Intermediate Book Repair Webinar

10:00 am - 11:30 am
This webinar will introduce participants to book repair for circulating or general collections. During the webinar, participants will watch narrated action videos of the repairs [...]
28 Mar

Creating Accessible Instructional Materials

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Have you attended multiple webinars and trainings on accessibility and feel a little overwhelmed with information and resources? Join me as we focus on specific [...]
03 Apr

Safety, brace spaces, and self-care

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
How safe do you feel in your library? How safe do your patrons? This session discusses safety from various perspectives, draws from trauma-informed and trauma-responsive [...]
16 Apr

Tapping Into Employee Talents

We say that our staff members are the most important resource for achieving the library’s mission and goals. Supervisors spend valuable time to recruit, interview, [...]
22 Apr

RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader ~ Booktalk Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town

9-10:30 AM RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader: Readers Advisory belongs in every library, no matter its budget. The implementation [...]
25 Apr

Authority Control: Creating and Maintaining Consistency

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Authority control, the process of ensuring consistent use of access points in bibliographic records, helps library users discover all relevant information within a library’s catalog. [...]
02 May

AI and Metadata: Opportunities & Challenges – the ChatGPT Vision

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
How can ChatGPT and other AI content creators help us in our data creation, management, and maintenance? Does AI have a place in our cataloger’s [...]
03 May

Unlocking Teamwork Magic - New Date

Unlocking Teamwork Magic provides teams and emerging leaders with the tools and strategies needed to build and maintain empowered, and highly motivated teams. Participants will [...]
09 May

How to Search for Grant Opportunities for Your Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am
As  library personnel, it's important to know the various ways and places you can search for grant opportunities. Getting to know a funder from information that [...]
06 Jun

Doing Digital Preservation: Small Steps to Ensuring Access - 2 Part

06/06/2024 - 06/07/2024    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
For libraries that collect and create digital objects, digital preservation is the elephant in the room. Digital objects are fragile and even libraries that are [...]
09 Jul

The Art of the Reference Interview

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Whether as a refresher or an introduction, this Know &Go session details the art of the reference interview, including the behaviors of reference service providers, [...]
24 Jul

Alphabet Soup: Decoding Cataloging Speak

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cataloging and metadata have so many acronyms -- how is that even possible? BIBFRAME? FRBR, FRAD, FRSAD, LRM? MARC? RDA? XML? What does it all [...]
20 Aug

Designing Quality Survey Questions

Surveys are revered for their ease of use and promise of reaching many, but we must be able to craft rich, concise, and focused questions [...]
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