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Online Webinars


FEL webinars

You can register for FEL Gale webinars to learn how to use those resources. 

DLIS webinars

Division Update

The Division Director will provide an update on the activities of the Division of Library and Information Services, sharing the status of statewide projects and giving an overview of activities, issues and programs that impact the Florida library community.

Join colleagues from around the state for this opportunity to interact with the Division Director and State Librarian.

Register now
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
2 to 3 p.m. Eastern

Summer Stats Webinar

As you finish preparing for Adventures Begin at Your Library, we hope you'll join us as we discuss Summer Library Program statistics. During this webinar, we will talk about:

  • How to count programming.
  • Which programs to count.
  • Where and how to submit your statistics.

We'll also answer any questions you may have about Summer Program Statistics. Please let us know any specific topics you think we should cover.

Friday, April 26, 2024
11 a.m. to Noon, Eastern
Register now

DLIS Discussions

The Division hosts monthly, open discussions for library staff throughout Florida.

These online conversations typically focus on a particular topic, although the time may be used to discuss whatever the audience chooses.

In May we will talk about partnerships. Libraries in Florida partner with art museums, historical centers, and other cultural institutions.

Do you have partnerships you can talk about with your peers?

Do you have questions about how to develop these partnerships? 

Join the conversation. 

Register now
Monday, May 20, 2024
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Interested in other topics we have covered? Explore our recordings and start a discussion in your library. 

Contact us at 850.245.6622 or [email protected] if you have questions or to suggest a discussion topic. We welcome new ideas! 

Adult Literacy and ESOL discussion group

Florida library staff who are interested in adult literacy and ESOL are invited to join us for monthly online discussions with adult literacy program coordinators and staff across Florida’s libraries.

These discussions will focus on:

  • Sharing best practices.
  • Supporting adult literacy and ESOL programs in Florida libraries.
  • Building a new literacy program.
  • Coaching volunteers and staff.

Information is forthcoming.

Adult Programming and Services discussion

Join us to talk about programs and services for adults.

What are you doing at your library?

What do you want to try?

Art, author talks, car maintenance, computer classes, cooking, crafting, furniture refinishing, games, gardening, knitting, movies, painting, puzzle exchanges, telehealth, speakers – programming options are limitless.

Let's discuss.

Information is forthcoming.

Quarterly directors calls

New directors

Meet your peers, discuss issues that are unique to your library or region and share ideas that have been helpful as you have assumed your new role as a public library director.

Friday, June 7, 2024
2 - 3 p.m. Eastern
Register now.

Library cooperative directors

This meeting is intended for the directors of Florida's public library cooperatives, and attendance is by invitation only.

Friday, April 26, 2024
2 – 3 p.m.

Municipal directors

This meeting is intended for public library directors at Florida's municipal libraries to have a forum to discuss the needs in their diverse communities and share common challenges and opportunities.

Friday, May 10, 2024
2 - 3 p.m. Eastern
Register now.

Directors of small & rural libraries

This meeting is intended for directors of libraries in small or rural communities to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities facing their patrons and libraries.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
2 - 3 p.m. Eastern
Register now.

Archived webinars

For a featured list of our webinar recordings, visit our YouTube page

During FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the Continuing Education Program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $188,523. This program does not receive 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.