Year: 2019

TBLC Honors Former Director Dr. Barbara Stites’ 44 years of dedicated library service

Dr. Barbara J. Stites, Interim Dean of the Wilson G. Bradshaw Library at Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, Florida is retiring on December 24, 2019 concluding a 44-year career in education and libraries. Barbara began her career as an elementary school teacher, moving to management of high school library media centers, then business and […]

Largo Public Library Celebrates National Friends of Libraries Week

National Friends of Libraries Week Casey McPhee and Geri Remming It’s time to honor some of the hardest working volunteers in libraries – Friends of Libraries groups. United for Libraries will coordinate the 14th annual National Friends of Libraries Week which takes place Oct. 20-26, 2019. Many libraries take this opportunity to put forward community […]

Manatee County Library’s Literary Journal Short Story Chosen for Prestigious Short Fiction Anthology

805 Lit + Art, an award-winning literary journal published by the Manatee County Public Library System, is honored to announce the inclusion of a short story in The Best Small Fictions 2019. The short story, “Whatever They Told You Not to Be” by writer Natalie Hernandez, will appear in addition to short fiction by Carmen […]

STARLAB planetariums member discounts for June and July

STARLAB  portable planetariums are now working with libraries to provide an immersive and interactive research and learning tool. During June and July, STARLAB will be offering special discounts for libraries as well. For more information, please contact Stephan Karnauch. View PowerPoint here: StarLab Presentation StarLab is the first truly portable planetarium. Invented in 1977 by […]

TBLC Honors Pride Month: Sharing FLA Presentation on LGBTQ+ Reader’s Advisory

Tricia Smith of the St. Petersburg Public Library System, and Chris Brackett of Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library presented a session titled “Queens, Kings, and ACE: LGBTQ+ Reader’s Advisory” at the 2019 FLA Conference. Both presenters were incredibly generous and allowed us to share their presentation with our members. This is an excellent reader’s advisory resource. […]

2019 FLA Award Winners Announced! Several TBLC member libraries receive accolades

2019 Florida Library Association Award Winners Announced! The 2019 Florida Library Association Awards have been announced. Several TBLC member libraries have been honored: Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Library of the Year Outstanding Business/Media Partner–WTTA News Channel 8 working with Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Library Web Presence Citrus County Library System Outstanding New Librarian– Adam Chang […]

New Member Spotlight: Elling Eide Center

Elling Eide Center Research Library and Preserve We at TBLC are so excited to introduce our latest member library, the Elling Eide Center, a private research library and nature preserve overlooking Little Sarasota bay. The research library at the Elling Eide Center is a leading resource for Asian Studies in the southeastern United States. It […]

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