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Online Webinars


FEL webinars

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

DLIS webinars

Information is forthcoming.

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 December our Discussion will be about Express Reads. Join us to talk about building, using and promoting fiction and nonfiction collections for adult literacy and English language learners. 

Register now
Monday, December 18, 2023
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 on the next discussion 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.

Information on the next meeting is forthcoming.

Library cooperative directors

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

Information on the next meeting is forthcoming.

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.

This call will be rescheduled; information forthcoming.

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.

Information on this meeting is forthcoming.

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 $182,560. 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.