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Basic 21st Century Technology, Information & Communication Skills for Successful Citizens

Basic 21st Century Technology, Information & Communication Skills for Successful Citizens Paul Alford Learning Services Manager Citrus County Library System “The illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler, 1970 Information, media, communication and knowledge building have undergone […]

TBLC Honors Former Director Dr. Barbara Stites’ 44 years of dedicated library service

Dr. Barbara J. Stites, Interim Dean of the Wilson G. Bradshaw Library at Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, Florida is retiring on December 24, 2019 concluding a 44-year career in education and libraries. Barbara began her career as an elementary school teacher, moving to management of high school library media centers, then business and […]

TBLC Honors Pride Month: Sharing FLA Presentation on LGBTQ+ Reader’s Advisory

Tricia Smith of the St. Petersburg Public Library System, and Chris Brackett of Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library presented a session titled “Queens, Kings, and ACE: LGBTQ+ Reader’s Advisory” at the 2019 FLA Conference. Both presenters were incredibly generous and allowed us to share their presentation with our members. This is an excellent reader’s advisory resource. […]

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 Announces New Executive Director, Jim Walther

It is my pleasure to announce Jim Walther as the new Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Jim comes to the TBLC from Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management where he was an Assistant Professor. His teaching included leadership and management, adult learning, and much more. He served two years […]

Monthly Member Spotlight: March

Library Staff Member Spotlight Britney Hord Library Services Manager Largo Public Library My name is Britney Hord and I have worked for Largo Public Library for nine years. I became a librarian because I wanted to help people find resources and information that would help them improve their lives. I was fortunate to find my […]

TBLC 2017 Legislative Champion Awards Announced

The Tampa Bay Library Consortium is pleased to announce that Sarasota County’s Shannon Staub, Senator Jeff Brandes from Pinellas County, and Senator Jack Latvala who represents parts of Pinellas and Pasco Counties as the recipients of its 2017 Library Champion Awards. TBLC Library Champion Awards are granted to recognize elected or appointed officials who have demonstrated exceptional support for, […]

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