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

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 across Florida

October 20
Urban Libraries Assembly

For public library directors serving urban populations

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. 

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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    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.