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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 […]

Clearwater Public Library System’s Collaborative Role in the City of Clearwater’s Economic Development Efforts

Shortly before her recent retirement, Barbara Pickell, then Director of the Clearwater Public Library System, wrote a description of the collaborative role the library played and continues to play in the City of Clearwater’s Economic Development efforts. She described how the library was a major collaborator and partner in advancing the City’s vision, particularly in […]

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 […]

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