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State Library Council

The State Library Council was created in 1970. In July 2015, the Florida Legislature refined the council's duties, which are "to advise and assist the division with planning, policy, and priorities related to the development of statewide information services." (Section 257.02, Florida Statutes)

The Council has nine members who are appointed by the Secretary of State for four-year terms. 

Membership consists of: 

  • Three representatives for public libraries
  • Two representatives for academic libraries
  • One representative for Multitype Library Cooperatives
  • One representative for school library media centers
  • One representative of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida
  • One representative for library professional associations

Additional information

Contact us

For questions or concerns, call 850.245.6603.

During FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the Administration of the Annual Program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $334,129. This program does not receive any nongovernmental funding.

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.