What is 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.

TBLC members include state colleges, state university system libraries, private academic schools, colleges and universities, public school systems, and public and special libraries. Together these libraries serve over 6.3 million Floridians in central Florida, or over a third of Florida’s population, in 19 of Florida’s 67 counties; Citrus, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Manatee, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Sumter, and Saint Lucie.

TBLC headquarters, located in Tampa, is the heart of the consortium with 5 staff members. The organization is administered by an executive director and is governed by the 13-member TBLC Board of Directors. The board of directors is composed of elected representatives from member libraries.

The Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Inc. is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 59-2410156).

Contact Us

Telephone: 813-622-8252

Mail via US Mail:
Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Inc.
PO Box 75498
Tampa, FL 33675

Packages via UPS, DHL or FedEx:
Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Inc.
1600 E 8th Ave, Suite A200
Tampa, FL 33605

Our Mission

TBLC is a community of libraries and the people who work in them committed to collaboration and bettering Floridians’ lives through continuously improving library services. TBLC supports this community’s success by providing essential services, connecting staff through active engagement, and creating an environment of continuous learning and innovation.
Provide services that push the edge of innovation, help libraries and library staff provide services that transform Floridian’s lives, and build up the library brand.


Jim Walther

Executive Director

Jim is TBLC’s Executive Director, focusing on the leadership of TBLC, member outreach and services, and strategic partnerships.

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Vikki McLean

Senior Grants Specialist

Vikki assists with the TBLC Continuing Education program and Florida Library Webinars.

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Mike Thompson

Grants Specialist

Mike handles the web programming for Ask a Librarian and Delivery.

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Lizzie Weber

Data Specialist

Kelly Doty

Manager of Programs and Services

Kelly manages Ask a Librarian and the TBLC continuing education workshops and conferences.

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Matt Smith

Systems Administrator

Matt manages technology, technical support, troubleshooting, and web services for all of our programs and services.

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Annie Fernandez

Special Projects Staff and Interns