It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Florida Division of Library and Information Services family member Sandy Newell. She has been a passionate supporter of Florida’s library staff over the 28 years she has been with the Division. She will be greatly missed.
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 […]
Black History Month Guide
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 […]
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 […]
Staff from the Manatee County Public Library System and Sarasota County Libraries completed a two and a half day Harwood Institute for Public Innovation lab sponsored and coordinated by the Patterson Foundation.
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Now that summer reading has come to an end, take a few moments to reflect on what you have accomplished.
Thanks to Andrew Breidenbaugh and Laura Doyle from Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for sharing their insight