Month: May 2009

2009-10 Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute

Applications are now being accepted for the 2009-10 Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute.  The deadline for applications is Friday, June 26, 2009.  Visit the Leadership Institute website for the application forms and detailed information about this program.  Contact Brad Ward at or 904-278-5620 with questions. The Leadership Institute is open to individuals from all types […]

Amazon Announces the Kindle DX—Third-Generation Ebook Reader

This post is courtesy of Information Today, Inc. On May 7, just three months after introducing the second-generation Kindle, Amazon officially announced its rumored third-generation ebook reader, the Kindle DX, expected for release this summer ( The announcement of the product, still in early beta, was made at Manhattan’s Pace University by Amazon’s Founder and CEO Jeff […]

Relocating your library

Kent Holle, formally with Professional Movers, is now with a library relocation company called Flood Brothers. Many of our members have used the services of Professional Movers to assemble and prepare collections for relocation, for long-term storage, for painting and recarpeting projects, and much more. Now Flood Brothers is available for all your moving needs. […]

Thorndike Press discounts for TBLC members

Thorndike Press offers the following discounts to TBLC members. If you are interested, email Use promo code L2790 and mention that you are a TBLC member. *** Thorndike Press, part of Gale/Cengage Learning, is the World’s Largest Publisher of Large Print Books. We offer over 1,200 individual titles a year to choose from, at […]

The people of Florida roared and the state’s leaders listened!

On May 3, the House and Senate agreed to fund Florida’s State Aid to Public Libraries program at $21,253,978. Throughout Florida, folks stepped up, got engaged, and made this happen.  We will never know just how extensive this effort was, but we have seen signs of extensive networks and efforts in Florida’s smallest towns.  There are […]

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