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Services for Libraries

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2017 Florida Public Library Directors Meeting
October 18 – 19, 2017, DoubleTree Tallahassee

News & Highlights

Libraries and Disaster Recovery

Florida is hard hit on a regular basis by storms and other disasters, and libraries across the state are called upon to 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. 

Stars in the Sunshine State: Assessing Library Instruction

Florida’s libraries do amazing things. We take a look at some of their special projects, achievements and awards on our Stars in the Sunshine State pages. 

Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University needed consistent methods of gauging student learning and satisfaction. They created a pilot program to collect data in new ways. 

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2017 Teen Video Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Deven Otero, the 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) Teen Video Challenge winner for Florida!

The Teen Video Challenge is a national competition where teens create videos to promote summer reading and public libraries. This year’s focus was on the CSLP 2017 slogan Build a Better World.

Deven worked with staff from the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City. His can be viewed on our YouTube page.

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