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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 November 28-29, 2018, rather than in conjunction with the Directors Meeting in October. 

Online Meetings

Public Library Director Discussion: Marketing 

Public library directors and their public relations staff are invited to attend this discussion on marketing. Share your successes and challenges:

  • Telling your library's story
  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Targeting specific populations
  • Involving staff
  • Using social media, word of mouth, etc.
Register Now
Friday, July 27, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern 

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.