2019 Library Day


Let your voice be heard and advocate for libraries at the Florida Capitol on Library Day!  Join us on February 19th, 2019 to meet with your legislators and let them know how important libraries are to our communities across the state.  Use this opportunity to showcase the need for support.  Take advantage of this hands-on experience to learn the legislative process and effective advocacy.  There will be several events to network with fellow librarians from all over Florida, so don't miss out!  Library Day is free and open to all library advocates.  

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Monday, February 18th, Tentative Schedule:

Time Activity Location
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm    In-Person FLA Board Meeting FSU School of Information,
Louis Shores Building,
Room LSB 206 (2nd floor)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Walking tour of FSU Campus including
FSU Libraries
Leaves in front of Shores Building
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm FSU Innovation Hub Reception: Food and refreshments, presentations and demonstrations in FSU's makerspace/fab lab! On the first floor of Shores Building
7:00 pm  Shuttle for pickup and return to FLA hotel Shores Building for pickup; leaves at 7:15pm


Tuesday, February 19th, 
Tentative Schedule: 

Time Activity Location
8:30 am – 9:30 am

FLA Members’ Legislative Briefing
(Breakfast on your own)

  • Welcome/Materials Pick-up
  • Advocacy Chair/Vice Chair – Platform Overview
  • GrayRobinson – Legislative Overview
  • Guest Speaker(s)

Historic Capitol Museum,
2nd Floor, Senate Chamber, Room 215

9:55 am – 10:30 am Group Tour of Senate Chamber & Mock Bill Reading (all welcome) The Capitol Senate Chamber, 4th Floor
10:00 am – 5:00 pm War Room Open until 5:00 pm
(Materials, Refreshments available)
Senate Office Building,
2nd Floor Conference Room
10:30 am – 5:00 pm

*FLA Attendees’ Legislative Appointments
(made in advance)

Visit Capitol Branch Library (on your own)

The Capitol


The Capitol 7th Floor
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Open House at State Library
(Attendees welcome between Appointments!)
R.A. Gray Building - Division of Library & Info Services
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Legislative Reception Andrew’s 228

*FLA attendees can make legislative appointments earlier than 10:30 am if that is the best time for elected officials.

Library Day Locations

Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Senate Chamber, Room 215, 2nd Floor
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Division of Library & Information Services
R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
The Capitol
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Andrew’s 228
228 South Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301


Maps and Directions

Parking

Kleman Plaza Parking Garage,
306 South Duval St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
$7 per day

Hotel Information

Cut off date: Feb. 4, 2019
SpringHill Suites Tallahassee Central
(3 miles east of Capitol off Apalachee Pkwy)
1300 Executive Center Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Room Block: $129+tax, King or 2-Queen available
Free High Speed Internet
Free Breakfast
Free Parking

Book your group rate for Florida Library Association

 

Tools & Resources

2019 FLA Legislative Platform

History of State Aid Funding

Appointment Setting & Templates

10 Strategies for Briefing your Legislator

Florida Legislators by County

Coming Soon: Appointment Calendar 

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