Date(s) - 11/09/2018
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - New Pass Room



Are you ready for our most jaw-some Annual Meeting yet?

Join us for our 2018 Annual Meeting, held at the beautiful Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota. We have a renowned keynote speaker in store, plus a tour of the aquarium planned for after the meeting.

Free valet parking will be available. This is included in your registration fee along with a light breakfast and lunch.


This year’s keynote speaker is Rebecca Jones, of Dysart & Jones Associates, presenting To Next From Now.

Are libraries future ready? Heck yes! Libraries in every sector – public, higher education, schools, government and corporate – may not be certain of what that future looks like, but they have the confidence and change muscle to be successful in whatever the future throws at them. As the 2018 IFLA Trend Report says “Libraries have what it takes to survive, and thrive.”  We’ll look at the implications of artificial intelligence, smart cities, digital divides, shifting social demographics and realities for our communities, campuses and corporate environment – and how libraries are readying for what’s next by building on what’s now.

Rebecca Jones is Managing Partner of Dysart & Jones Associates where she has completed more than 100 strategic, operational and organizational plans for academic, public and corporate libraries, not-for-profits and consortia in the US and Canada during the past 35 years. She’s also been Director Branches and Neighbourhood Services for Brampton Public Library and Director of Professional Learning at University of Toronto’s iSchool.  She is passionate about libraries, their leadership and their measures and is a faculty member for the Research Institute for Public Libraries and LLEAD – a leadership institute for librarians in Canada. She is an SLA Fellow, and has been honoured to receive Canada’s award for Outstanding Service to Librarianship, the Ontario Public Librarian of the Year and SLA’s Leadership Award.

View Rebecca’s Presentation Slides:

Tampa Bay Library Consortia To Next From Now

PAYMENT PROCEDURE: Each registrant will be billed for the $35 registration,  we will send you an invoice via email that you can pay with a credit card or pay by check.  If you need to be invoiced sooner or as a group, please contact Vickie Frost at


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Registrations are closed for this event.