Programs & Services

Programs & Services

TBLC provides ongoing programs and services for members and libraries through out Florida including:

Training & Workshops

With a regional focus on continuing education, TBLC offers training in the form of webinars, in-person workshops, conference-style events, and blended learning courses.

Florida Library Delivery Service

All Florida libraries that are members of FLIN are eligible to participate in the Florida Library Delivery Service, which provides pickup and delivery of interlibrary loan materials among over 200 libraries throughout Florida.

Florida Library Webinars

Florida Webinars is dedicated to bringing the most accurate, relevant and current training to staff working in Florida Libraries. We believe that a well trained library staff makes for an excellent service to its community.

Ask A Librarian

Ask a Librarian provides Florida residents with virtual reference service via live chat and text messaging Sunday – Saturday. The service was activated on July 28, 2003 and has continued to serve residents across the state of Florida. Ask a Librarian has evolved into a vital core service of many Florida libraries.

Video Production

TBLC offers FREE video production services to member libraries. Our Award-Winning Media Content Producer is available to help you create media content for your library and staff.

Video Digitization

In addition to our FREE video production services, TBLC can now digitize VHS and audio cassette tapes to a digital format, for FREE to our member libraries. To better understand your needs, click the Digitization Service request button below.

OverDrive

Through TBLC we are able to offer you eBooks right to your Kindle device or reading app.

Reciprocal Borrowing

Libraries who are members of TBLC’s reciprocal borrowing agreement have agreed to allow walk-in patrons to check out materials free of charge from any participating library. Patrons may use their own library card with a reciprocal borrowing sticker attached to check out materials.

Membership Discounts

TBLC offers member libraries group discounts on library supplies and electronic resources. Group purchases leverage the group’s buying power, resulting in better pricing for all participants. 

Performer Database

TBLC has offers of the best performers to come and entertain your patrons. Click below to see the full list. 

Other Member Services

Consulting

 TBLC provides consulting services to assist your library staff in planning, development, analysis and good old-fashioned advice. We consult on cataloging, interlibrary loan, technology, video production and editing, and other things, just ask us. 

Social Media 

Need help with your social media? We can help you develop a plan for your library, decide which platform is right for your library, assist in statistical collection, writing policies, and much more.

Staff Training 

TBLC staff members provide continuing education for staff development days, individual classes or group sessions. You can book us to speak on a full range of topics, from technology to advocacy and everything in between. Previously presented topics available here. 

Facilitation 

TBLC staff can help facilitate planning for your library. We also provides other types of facilitation services. Contact us for more information.

Discussion List 

TBLC manages a discussion list dedicated to all things eBooks. If you have questions or comments, want feedback on a problem, or need a good suggestion about eBooks, Join this Group to email and correspond with members. 

Disaster Recovery Role 

TBLC libraries have requested that TBLC perform a communication and reporting role in the event of hurricanes or other disasters affecting the region. TBLC will work with libraries in the region to fulfill that role. Read more about the Disaster Recovery Role here.

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