Month: March 2008

Governor proclaims Library Appreciation Month

Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed April 2008 as “Library Appreciation Month.”  The proclamation identifies many of the ways that libraries contribute to Floridians’ quality of life.  This proclamation is posted on the State Library and Archives of Florida’s Web site. County and city governments may choose to issue similar proclamations of their own.  We encourage […]

ACRL offers interactive webcast

The Association of College and Resource Libraries (ACRL) offers the first-ever “ACRL Springboard Event” on April 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT.  It’s a free 90-minute “interactive webcast” for ACRL members with Henry Jenkins (Peter de Florez Professor of Humanities and co-director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program). Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals Extended for FACC Spring Conference

The Florida Association of Community College (FACC) Commission’s Joint Annual Spring Conference will be held at Indian River Community College (IRCC) in Fort Pierce, Florida, April 10 and 11, 2008. The theme “Reflect on the Past-Focus on the Future” was selected to highlight the “reflection of the change” of our students, our institutions and our […]

Barbara S. Ponce Bids Farewell

Barbara S. Ponce, Pinellas Park library director, will retire on March 31 after nearly 30 years with the City of Pinellas Park. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida in June 1974, and her Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of South Florida in 1983. After beginning as a cataloger, she […]

Tell the world what makes your favorite library employee special

Submit a star and tell us about your healthy workplace for National Library Workers Day CHICAGO – Start the celebration early for National Library Workers Day (NLWD) by telling the world what makes your favorite library employee special. ALA-APA is accepting submissions for the NLWD Stars web site – www.ala-apa.org/about/nlwdstarsform.html. NLWD is celebrated on Tuesday, […]

News from the Library of Congress: Digital Preservation Program Launches Newsletter

A monthly online newsletter highlighting the important work that the Library of Congress’s digital preservation program is performing to collect and preserve the nation’s heritage in digital form will launch in March. The Newsletter of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) will be produced by the Library’s Office of Strategic Initiatives, which […]

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