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Call for Presenters– 2010 Very Important Paraprofessional (VIP) Workshop

The Very Important Paraprofessional Workshop will be back in 2010 stronger than ever before!  We are soliciting applications for presenters for the 2010 VIP Workshop that will be held on Friday, May 14th at St. Petersburg College EpiCenter. If you have presented before or if you haven’t before but want to now, please apply!  Share […]

Get your geek on

Geek the Library is a community-based public awareness campaign designed to highlight the vital role of public libraries for individuals and communities, and raise awareness about the critical funding issues they face. The website, which uses “geek” as a verb, encourages the public to share what they geek, and the answers range from worms to football to […]

ResumeMaker offers discount and free trial

ResumeMaker is offering a group discount free trial period to TBLC members. See below for more details, and contact Vickie Frost at (813) 622-8252 (ext. 224) for more information. ResumeMaker helps job seekers write professional resumes and search millions of job openings from one location.  Quick-and-easy step-by-step wizards quide patrons through building resumes and cover […]

Librarians now add social work to their resumes

By Will Van Sant, Times Staff Writer Librarians have an image problem — stern face, thick round glasses, “shush!” —- which they parody with Web sites like Warrior Librarian, Macho Librarians with Guns, Librarian Avengers. Now, harsh reality has swept aside self-mocking pretensions to comic book greatness and turned librarians into real, if largely unsung, […]

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 […]

TBLC offers new free video to members

TBLC maintains a collection of free videos that are available to all our members, and we’ve just added a new title. Supervisory Solutions: 6 skills you need to succeed in management Do you often feel a little overwhelmed in your role as manager or supervisor? Do you feel that others have unreasonable expectations of you now that […]

Amazon Announces the Kindle DX—Third-Generation Ebook Reader

This post is courtesy of Information Today, Inc. On May 7, just three months after introducing the second-generation Kindle, Amazon officially announced its rumored third-generation ebook reader, the Kindle DX, expected for release this summer (http://amazon.com/kindledx). The announcement of the product, still in early beta, was made at Manhattan’s Pace University by Amazon’s Founder and CEO Jeff […]

Relocating your library

Kent Holle, formally with Professional Movers, is now with a library relocation company called Flood Brothers. Many of our members have used the services of Professional Movers to assemble and prepare collections for relocation, for long-term storage, for painting and recarpeting projects, and much more. Now Flood Brothers is available for all your moving needs. […]

Thorndike Press discounts for TBLC members

Thorndike Press offers the following discounts to TBLC members. If you are interested, email sherry.cookson@cengage.com. Use promo code L2790 and mention that you are a TBLC member. *** Thorndike Press, part of Gale/Cengage Learning, is the World’s Largest Publisher of Large Print Books. We offer over 1,200 individual titles a year to choose from, at […]

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