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News & Highlights

Fall Events 2017

October 17
New Public Library Directors Orientation
For new public library directors by invitation only

October 18-19
Public Library Directors Meeting
For public library directors and library leaders of Florida

October 20
Urban Libraries Assembly
For public library directors serving urban populations

Check out other events in our community that might be of interest.

During the first week of October, Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute Year 14 participants and mentors (PDF) gathered at their respective host sites in Niceville and High Springs for session one.

Together with their mentors, the participants:

  • Created their own leadership definition.
  • Identified areas for professional development.
  • Charted out their mentoring partnership.
  • Discussed their leadership projects.

IMLS Funding Reports

The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has released detailed funding reports for the past six years. These documents:

  • Provide a one-stop summary of publicly available data distributed across multiple databases. 
  • Include total dollars and counts of grants and awards. 
  • List all museums and libraries receiving IMLS grants.
  • Describe the library Grants to States program projects. 

You can view a PDF of Florida's Funding Report here

Libraries and Disaster Recovery

When Florida is hard hit by storms and other disasters, libraries across the state respond by serving their communities in a variety of ways. They have helped prepare for and endure disasters and have worked to reassemble their communities after these events. 

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    imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.