PO Box 75498 Tampa, FL 33675 | 813-622-8252



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.


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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22 Apr

RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader ~ Booktalk Your Way to the Friendliest Library in Town

9-10:30 AM RA for All: Flip the Script and Think Like a Reader: Readers Advisory belongs in every library, no matter its budget. The implementation [...]
25 Apr

Authority Control: Creating and Maintaining Consistency

This event is at capacity. Please email Vikki McLean at mcleanv@tblc.org to be added to the waitlist. Authority control, the process of ensuring consistent use [...]
26 Apr

President's Retreat: Seeing and Solving Problems Differently

TBLC Board President, Mary Beth Isaacson, invites you to this new learning and togetherness opportunity where we leave the walls of libraries and retreat into [...]
02 May

AI and Metadata: Opportunities & Challenges – the ChatGPT Vision

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
How can ChatGPT and other AI content creators help us in our data creation, management, and maintenance? Does AI have a place in our cataloger’s [...]
03 May

Unlocking Teamwork Magic

Unlocking Teamwork Magic provides teams and emerging leaders with the tools and strategies needed to build and maintain empowered, and highly motivated teams. Participants will [...]
09 May

How to Search for Grant Opportunities for Your Library

As  library personnel, it's important to know the various ways and places you can search for grant opportunities. Getting to know a funder from information that [...]
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

Library Juice Academy Online Course from July 1 - July 28 Please register by Friday, June 21 - Seating is limited. Are you a librarian [...]
09 Jul

The Art of the Reference Interview

10:30 am - 11:30 am
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

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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

10:00 am - 11:00 am
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 [...]
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

9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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 Dose 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 [...]
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