PO Box 75498 Tampa, FL 33675 | 813-622-8252
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WELCOME TO TBLC!

 

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.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

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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TRAININGS & UPCOMING EVENTS

27 Feb

Ask Me Anything! Cataloging with RDA

02/27/2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$0.00
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. [...]
04 Mar

Novare Self-Paced Course: How to Host Virtual Gaming Events in Libraries

03/04/2024    
12:00 am
$0.00
Access to this Self-Paced Course though Niche Academy begins March 4, 2024 and ends February 1, 2025. Learn how to create enticing virtual gaming programs [...]
04 Mar

Novare Self-Paced Course: Introducing Emerging Technology at Your Library

03/04/2024    
12:00 am
$0.00
Access to this Self-Paced Course though Niche Academy begins March 4, 2024 and ends February 1, 2025. We live in a time of rapid technological [...]
04 Mar

Novare Self-Paced Course: Mastering the Search - Essential Skills for Libraries

03/04/2024    
12:00 am
$0.00
Access to this Self-Paced Course though Niche Academy begins March 4, 2024 and ends February 1, 2025. Enhance your search skills and assist library users [...]
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 [...]
21 Mar

TBLC Tech Conference: AI for ALL

03/21/2024    
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Join us for an exciting exploration of the world of artificial intelligence and its potential to revolutionize our lives. Our conference offers a unique opportunity [...]
27 Mar

Intermediate Book Repair Webinar

03/27/2024    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$0.00
During the webinar, participants will watch narrated action videos of the repairs with live step by step instructions. Attendees will learn how to repair common [...]
28 Mar

Creating Accessible Instructional Materials

03/28/2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$0.00
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, Brave Spaces, and Self-Care

04/03/2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$0.00
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

04/25/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$0.00
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

05/02/2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$0.00
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

05/09/2024    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
$0.00
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
$0.00
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

07/09/2024    
10:30 am - 11:30 am
$0.00
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

07/24/2024    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$0.00
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 [...]
27 Aug

Cricut for Beginners

08/27/2024    
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
$0.00
Cricut is a brand of electronic cutting machines that allow users to draw and cut various materials precisely for various crafting projects, such as vinyl [...]
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813-622-8252 | info@tblc.org

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