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Library Administration and Planning

New Public Library Directors

Are you a new director learning the lay of the land in your community?

Are you trying to figure out what laws impact your library?

Here’s what you need to know today:

New Public Library Directors Orientation

Please note that the New Public Library Directors' Orientation will be held in January 2019 rather than in conjunction with the Directors Meeting in October. 

Online Meetings

Public Library Director Discussion: Rural, Small and/or Under-Resourced Libraries 

Join this discussion for directors of rural, small and/or under-resourced public libraries.

Come with topics and questions related to your successes and challenges as you manage your library.  

Our discussion could include:

  • Developing staff
  • Innovating
  • Using space efficiently
  • Partnerships
  • Making the case for funding
  • Collaborative activities
  • Makerspaces
  • Adult literacy
  • English-language-learner educational programs
  • Other topics that you suggest

As you register, please list topics that interest you.

If possible, use voice over internet protocol (VoIP) or the telephone. We have found the sessions are more interesting when everyone hears your voice.  

Thursday, April 26, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern
Register Now

Recordings of Online Meetings

Marketing for Busy Library Staff

Do you want to know more about marketing and promoting your library?

Check out the recordings of and handouts from our blended learning course presented by Lawrence Webster. You will gain practical tools that can help you get the attention of important decision makers and constituents alike.

Week One


Marketing for Busy Library Staff Week 1 (10.26, 9:14, 7:05, 1:01:07)


Week Two


Marketing for Busy Library Staff Week 2 (9.58, 13:57, 10:49)


Week Three


Marketing for Busy Library Staff Week 3 (11:35, 10:20, 16:24, 1:01:47)


Selected Resources

Marketing for Busy Librarians Selected Resources (PDF)

Contact Us

For more about public library administration, contact Sandy Newell at or 850.245.6624.

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.