Year: 2009

Call for Presenters– 2010 Very Important Paraprofessional (VIP) Workshop

The Very Important Paraprofessional Workshop will be back in 2010 stronger than ever before!  We are soliciting applications for presenters for the 2010 VIP Workshop that will be held on Friday, May 14th at St. Petersburg College EpiCenter. If you have presented before or if you haven’t before but want to now, please apply!  Share […]

TBLC Library Champion Award Honorees Announced

(Tampa) The Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC) has recognized four distinguished leaders with its “Library Champion Award” for the exceptional support for libraries. The 2008-09 honorees are: Dunedin Mayor Dave Eggers, Senator Mike Fasano (New Port Richey), Representative Rich Glorioso (Plant City), and Representative Will Weatherford (Wesley Chapel). The TBLC Library Champion Awards are granted […]

TBLC Library Champion Award Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for TBLC’s 2009 Library Champion Award. The TBLC Library Champion Award is granted to recognize elected or appointed officials serving in any level of government who have demonstrated exceptional support for and attention to libraries. Nominations for the TBLC Library Champion Award may be made by the voting representative of any […]

Get your geek on

Geek the Library is a community-based public awareness campaign designed to highlight the vital role of public libraries for individuals and communities, and raise awareness about the critical funding issues they face. The website, which uses “geek” as a verb, encourages the public to share what they geek, and the answers range from worms to football to […]

WOMM: customer service counts!

Word-of-mouth marketing is the best and most powerful way for you to get your message to potential customers.  (Click here for more info about WOMM in your library.) The following post, courtesy of Alison Circle at’s Bubble Room, explains how customer service — one of the most important pieces of word-of-mouth marketing — can make […]

ResumeMaker offers discount and free trial

ResumeMaker is offering a group discount free trial period to TBLC members. See below for more details, and contact Vickie Frost at (813) 622-8252 (ext. 224) for more information. ResumeMaker helps job seekers write professional resumes and search millions of job openings from one location.  Quick-and-easy step-by-step wizards quide patrons through building resumes and cover […]

Librarians now add social work to their resumes

By Will Van Sant, Times Staff Writer Librarians have an image problem — stern face, thick round glasses, “shush!” —- which they parody with Web sites like Warrior Librarian, Macho Librarians with Guns, Librarian Avengers. Now, harsh reality has swept aside self-mocking pretensions to comic book greatness and turned librarians into real, if largely unsung, […]

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