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Programming, Training and Resources for Library Staff

Programming ideas, training and resources from the Division of Library and Information Services, and state, local and national organizations that support adult programming and services for underserved populations.

Blind and print disabled

  • Florida Braille and Talking Book Library
    Braille and recorded audio books for Florida residents who are unable to use standard print due to visual, physical or reading disabilities.
  • See Different – Florida Division of Blind Services
    The Division of Blind Services is working to change misperceptions about blindness through their See Different initiative, offering professionally-facilitated virtual and in-person forums.

Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing

Memory care and creative aging

Multitype Library Cooperative trainings

Florida’s five Multitype Library Cooperatives offer webinars and on-demand training for libraries.

DLIS webinars and online discussions

General programming and training resources for library staff

A learning portal for professional development webinars, self-paced courses and discussion groups. The materials and activities support adult education leaders and practitioners.

  • WebJunction
    Free training and staff development programs from OCLC.


These library programming and training titles are available through interlibrary loan (ILL) from the State Library of Florida. 

General reference for library staff

For FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the Adult Learning Program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the project is $94,618. This program does not include any non-governmental 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.