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WELCOME TO TBLC!

 

The Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Inc. (TBLC) is a nonprofit Multitype Library Cooperative that assists and empowers over 120 libraries. All types of libraries – public, academic, school and specialized – are members. Since 1979, TBLC has worked with member libraries to provide better, faster service to the residents of central Florida.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

TBLC provides ongoing programs and services for members and libraries through out Florida including:

Training & Workshops

With a regional focus on continuing education, TBLC offers training in the form of webinars, in-person workshops, conference-style events, and blended learning courses.

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Florida Library Delivery Service

All Florida libraries that are members of FLIN are eligible to participate in the Florida Library Delivery Service, which provides pickup and delivery of interlibrary loan materials among over 200 libraries throughout Florida.

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Florida Library Webinars

Florida Webinars is dedicated to bringing the most accurate, relevant and current training to staff working in Florida Libraries. We believe that a well trained library staff makes for an excellent service to its community.

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Ask A Librarian
Ask a Librarian provides Florida residents with virtual reference service via live chat and text messaging Sunday – Saturday. 
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TRAININGS & UPCOMING EVENTS

06 Jun

Doing Digital Preservation: Small Steps to Ensuring Access - 2 Part

06/06/2024 - 06/07/2024    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
For libraries that collect and create digital objects, digital preservation is the elephant in the room. Digital objects are fragile and even libraries that are [...]
01 Jul

Introduction to Cataloging - Online Course

This Webinar is now full, please email Vikki McLean at mcleanv@tblc.org to be added to our wait list, if space becomes available we will be back in [...]
09 Jul

The Art of the Reference Interview

07/09/2024    
10:30 am - 11:30 am
$0.00
Whether as a refresher or an introduction, this Know &Go session details the art of the reference interview, including the behaviors of reference service providers, [...]
24 Jul

Alphabet Soup: Decoding Cataloging Speak

07/24/2024    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$0.00
Cataloging and metadata have so many acronyms -- how is that even possible? BIBFRAME? FRBR, FRAD, FRSAD, LRM? MARC? RDA? XML? What does it all [...]
07 Aug

ESL Program Presentation

08/07/2024    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
$0.00
Getting started with an English as a Second Language (ESL) program at your library does not have to be an intimidating commitment. You may offer [...]
16 Aug

VIP Conference 2024 - Together Towards Tomorrow

08/16/2024    
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
$0.00
Registration Ends Thursday, August 8 at 5:00 PM ET. Join us for our 2024 VIP Conference in Tampa, FL, where this year's theme, “Together Towards [...]
20 Aug

Designing Quality Survey Questions

Surveys are revered for their ease of use and promise of reaching many, but we must be able to craft rich, concise, and focused questions [...]
27 Aug

Cricut for Beginners

08/27/2024    
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
$0.00
Cricut is a brand of electronic cutting machines that allow users to draw and cut various materials precisely for various crafting projects, such as vinyl [...]
05 Sep

Situational Leadership: One Size Does Not Fit All!

Situational Leadership is a model for developing people. In simple terms, a situational leader is one who can adopt and apply different leadership styles depending [...]
12 Sep

Impostor Syndrome in Instruction Librarians: Impact and Solutions

Impostor syndrome is a form of anxiety characterized by lack of confidence in one's own knowledge and competence, the feeling that success is undeserved, and [...]
24 Sep

Picture Books and Problem Solving: The Coding Connection

Can picture books teach coding concepts? Absolutely! In this session, we will take a look at multiple picture books that provide a segue into coding. [...]
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