Schedule of Events

Tuesday I Wednesday I Thursday I Friday

Tentative, subject to change. A printer-friendly version will be available closer to conference.

Tuesday, May 14 WednesdayIThursdayIFriday TOP of Page
 1 p.m. -- 5 p.m.

Pre-conference (included with full conference registration)
Wager on Wikipedia: Information Literacy in the Digital Age  

  • Meryl Cinnamon, OCLC
  • Carrie Cullen, Shimberg Health Sciences Library, University of South Florida
  • Robert Fernandez, Prince George’s Community College
  • Paul Flagg, Dunbar Elementary Magnet School
2 p.m. -- 5 p.m.

 Public Library Academy

  • John Chrastka, Executive Director, EveryLibrary
5 p.m. -- 7 p.m. Registration Opens
6 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m. SSLLI Networking Event 
6:30 p.m. -- 8:30 p.m. Poolside Meet-up
Wednesday, May 15  TuesdayIThursdayIFriday TOP of Page
7:30 a.m. -- 7 p.m. Registration Opens
8 a.m. -- 9 a.m. New Member & First Time Conference Attendee Orientation
9 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break
9:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Opening General Session
Keynote Speaker:
Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels and three children’s books. Mary Alice writes richly textured stories that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life. Monroe’s novels are published worldwide. View full bio here.


FLA Awards Presentation-
New this year, Friends' Awards will be presented at the Opening Session!

11:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m. Lunch on your own
12 p.m. -- 1 p.m. Friend's Lunch New day this year!
1 p.m. -- 2 p.m.
  • Committee and Member Group Meetings
1 p.m. -- 3:00 p.m. Performers Showcase- Children's and All Ages
2:30 p..m. -- 3:30 p.m.
  • Committee and Member Group Meetings
3 p.m. -- 4 p.m. Networking with Performers
4 p.m. -- 5 p.m.
  • Committee and Member Group Meetings
4 p.m. -- 6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Opens and Welcome ReceptionAppetizers and cash bar from 5pm -- 6pm Author Tables
5 p.m. -- 6 p.m. Poster Session I (In Exhibit Hall)
6:30 p.m. -- 8 p.m.
  • FSU Alumni Reception-tentative
  • USF Alumni Reception-tentative
6 p.m. -- 10 p.m. After-Hours offsite networking event (additional ticket required)
7:30 p.m. -- 9 p.m.

Film Screening and Discussion

I Know a Man...Ashley Bryan

Thursday, May 16 TuesdayIWednesdayI Friday TOP of Page
7:30 a.m. -- 7 p.m. Registration Open
8 a.m. -- 5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open, Silent Auction and Author Tables
8 a.m. -- 8:30 a.m. Coffee with Exhibitors
8:30 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m. Poster Session II (In Exhibit Hall)
9:30 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m.
  • Even the Odds: Libraries Solving the Student Textbook Problem
    • Rebecca Donlan, Florida Gulf Coast University Library Services
    • Amy Filiatreau, Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library, Lynn University
    • Peggy Glatthaar, Florida Gulf Coast University Library Services
    • Danielle Rosenthal, Florida Gulf Coast University Library Services.
  • Florida Book Awards
  • Committee and Member Group Meetings
11 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.
  • Laughter Yoga
    • Joy Steelman, Laughter Yoga leader, Pranic Healer and Qigong teacher
  • FACRL Board Meeting
  • Committee and Member Group Meetings 
12:30 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Lunch for purchase with Exhibitor
12:30 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Committee and Member Group Meetings
12:30 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Poster Session III (In Exhibit Hall)
1:30 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m.
  • FAME Breakout Session
  • Committee and Member Group Meetings
3 p.m. --4 p.m.
  • FALSC Forum

    • Ellen Bishop, FALSC

    • Rebel Cummings-Sauls, FALSC
    • Brian Erb, FALSC
    • Rachel Erb, FALSC
    • Elijah Scott, FALSC
  •  Kids Can Code and You Can Too!

    • Hyunjin Han, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
    • Kristine Techavanich, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
  •  Leadership Lessons from SSLLI - Panel

    • Jill Canono, Division of Library Services and Information Services - Florida Dept. of State
    • Anne Casey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    • Kim Copenhaver, Eckerd College 
    • Douglas Crane, Palm Beach County Library System
    • Heather Ogilvie, Bay County Public Library
    • Committee and Member Group Meetings
4 p.m. -- 4:30 p.m. Final Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
5:30 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m.

President's Reception- "Casino Night"

  • Blackjack, poker, roulette, wine toss and more*! Take a gamble and join us for an evening of games and silent auction finale.
    *Real money is not being used and actual gambling will not take place.  It's all for fun!
Friday, May 17 Tuesday I Wednesday I Thursday TOP of Page
7:30 a.m. -- 12 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. -- 8:30 a.m. Mystery Writers Breakfast (limited seating)
8:30 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m. Conference Planning Committee Meeting
8 a.m. -- 9:45 a.m. TechZone
8:30 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m.
  • Mystery Writers Breakout Session
  • Committee and Member Group Meetings
9:45 a.m. -- 11:15 a.m.
  • Lightning Rounds
  • Committee and Member Group Meetings
11:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m.

Closing Session with Lunch
Keynote Speaker: 
Greg Forbes Siegman

As a child, Greg spent much of his time in the library. The lessons he learned from his favorite books sparked a lifelong interest in service and diversity. For his subsequent civic and philanthropic efforts, he has received honors such as the Jefferson Award for Public Service and has been featured by media such as Good Morning America. View full bio here.

1:15 p.m. -- 3:15 p.m. FLA Board of Directors Meeting