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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 […]

TBLC 2018 Library Champion Awards: Senator Jeff Brandes

TBLC 2018 Legislative Champion Awards Announced The Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC) is pleased to announce that Senator Jeff Brandes is one of the recipients of the 2018 Library Champion Awards. These honorees were nominated by library leaders from TBLC’s 18 county region and as community leaders who have demonstrated exceptional support for library programs.     PPLC Executive Director Cheryl Morales […]

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 […]

Important changes to the OCLC NetLibrary Service

OCLC announced last week that EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and OCLC have signed an agreement for EBSCO to acquire the assets of the NetLibrary division. NetLibrary eBook content and eAudiobook subscriptions will continue to be available on the NetLibrary platform. EBSCO plans to provide access to the NetLibrary eBook content on the EBSCOhost® platform, one of […]

Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Awards 2010

The Rethinking Resource Sharing (RRS) Innovation Awards recognizes and honors an individual or institution for changes they made to improve users’ access to information through resource sharing in their library, consortium, state or country. It is hoped that the award will encourage libraries and librarians to make changes in how they do resource sharing to […]

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 […]

TBLC E-Book Conversation Generates Ideas for Positioning Libraries

On February 2rd TBLC convened a conversation of the library role in providing access to e-books and e-publications.  An energetic and highly motivated group of about 14 participated.  Chad Mairn of St. Petersburg College Library and Al Carlson got things started with back ground information about the e-books products, the readers, adoption rates of similar […]

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