FLA is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Board of Directors:

*Newly elected board members; will take office May 17 at FLA Annual Meeting.
President: Eric Head
Vice President/President-elect: Laura Spears*
Past President: Sarah Hammill
Secretary: Sarah Divine*
Treasurer: Donna Vazquez
Region 1 Director: Ava Brillat*
Region 2 Director: Matthew Selby
Region 3 Director: Christine Patten*
Region 4 Director: Cheryl Wolfe*
Region 5 Director: Heather Sostrom
Region 6 Director: Renaine Julian
Hurricane Michael: Disaster Relief

FLA is pleased to share that three deserving libraries in the Florida Panhandle received disaster relief donations. Thank you to the many who have donated to this effort, including our dedicated Friends Groups throughout Florida! In early February, a Disaster Relief Review committee met to assess the applications received. The committee awarded disaster relief money as follows:

Gadsden County Public Library 
Calhoun County Public Library  
Parker Library

We are still accepting donations for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Click here for more information.

Employment In Florida Libraries

Florida is a state rich with libraries of many types. The following links to Florida library job listings and to information about library jobs will help those looking for library jobs in Florida. A related list of Resource links to libraries, multitype consortia, and library associations in Florida will also help those looking for library jobs.

 

Thinking Outside the Box: A webinar for Friends, Foundations and Boards

Date: Wednesday, April 10th

Time: 12pm EST

Former librarian and broadcaster Ed Rossman introduces some concepts borrowed from broadcasting to build revenue and partnerships

Click here for more information


 

PLEASE NOTE!
FLA is aware of and closely monitoring recently filed bills (HB855 and SB1454) both referencing Instructional Materials. Both bills would be harmful to school libraries and school media centers. At this point, FLA does not have an official position, but we will support the Florida Association of Media Educators (FAME) in their opposition to these bills.
As more information becomes available, we will share that through our communications channels as needed. 
At this time, there is no FLA Call to Action. Should that change, we will call on FLA members to assist. 
Thank You Honor Roll Donors: 2018, 2019 


Are you ready to find out The ONE Thing that will make your life easier? Gary Keller and Jay Papasan provide the surpisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results. Join in on this year's 2019 One Book One State: The One Thing.  FLA President, Sarah Hammill, has created discussion questions that will inspire you to focus on what matters most!


 

Our Innovation Lab is a creative space to share your best practices! From advocacy to staff development, there's something for everyone. 


Have a specific interest you want to chat about? Start a conversation on FLA's Member Groups!


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