Sarasota County Public Libraries Staff Day ft. R. David Lankes

On February 17, Sarasota County Public Libraries hosted a staff day event and invited library professionals from all over the state to attend. The keynote speaker at the event was R. David Lankes, a nationally renowned speaker and author, and Director of the University of South Carolina School of Library & Information Science. He is […]

TBLC brings Joan Frye Williams and George Needham to town

Join Joan and George for a half-day workshop at the Fruitville Library on Monday, May 17th from 1pm to 4pm. Times, technologies, and funding levels change, and even the best laid plans could probably use a tune-up.  Join library futurist Joan Frye Williams and library strategist George Needham for a no-holds-barred discussion of where library […]

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 […]

2009-10 Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute

Applications are now being accepted for the 2009-10 Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute.  The deadline for applications is Friday, June 26, 2009.  Visit the Leadership Institute website for the application forms and detailed information about this program.  Contact Brad Ward at brad@neflin.org or 904-278-5620 with questions. The Leadership Institute is open to individuals from all types […]

Stand & Deliver: Putting the Patron in Control

FLA preconference May 5, 2009 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.    Join your resource sharing colleagues for this informative event. Topics include: The Future of the OPAC from the Patron Perspective Unmediated Borrowing Panel discussion on Delivery Methods in Today’s Economy Rethinking Resource Sharing Register at www.flalib.org.* Contact Kristine J. Shrauger at (407) 823-5422 or […]

2009 Leadership Symposiums: Leading in Shifting Environments

Description: This one-day session is designed for library leaders who are challenged to support and sustain staff through changing environmental realities.  Today’s high customer expectations, changing technological demands, and shifting resource allocations require new energy and new commitment from our staffs.  The challenge for library leaders is to find ways to tap the best within […]

Bigger and better VIP Conference in 2010!

The VIP Conference Planning Committee sent out a survey to our library community in Fall 2008 to determine our next steps for the annual Very Important Paraprofessionals (VIP) Conference. After reviewing the responses and giving it a lot of consideration, we have decided to start holding the conference every other year due to libraries needing […]

Save the date: Michael Stephens to speak at TBLC Annual Meeting

***SAVE THE DATE!*** Friday, November 7, 2008 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crowne Plaza 10221 Princess Palm Ave. Tampa, FL 33610 We are thrilled to announce that Michael Stephens, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker at this year’s annual meeting. Michael writes Tame the Web, a blog about libraries, technology and people, and how they […]

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