Month: June 2009

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, […]

What can TBLC do for you?

Florida libraries are going through a time of transition, and many of you are taking on more responsibilities in your job, or even taking on completely new roles that may require targeted training. Or perhaps budget restraints in your library have caused high tension among coworkers. This is where TBLC comes in. Over the past […]

YALSA’s SummerSlam Reading Jam

Attention public librarians! YALSA and World Wrestling Entertainment® have joined forces for the SummerSlam Reading Jam, a pilot project with two great prizes: your library could win $1,000 for teen and tween materials for your library’s collection and two of your tween and teen library patrons can win a free trip for two to WWE’s […]

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