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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:

Online Meetings

Public Library Directors Discussions

Follow-Up to the Academy and Directors Meeting: Getting Into Action

In order to give public library directors opportunities to network and learn from each other, we will  host online meetings again this year.

Our first meeting will be a follow-up to the 2017 Public Library Academy and the 2017 Public Library Directors Meeting. You can: 

  • Register for the discussion today.
  • Before the meeting, send questions or topics to Sandy Newell at
  • Or drop in to the meeting to bring up topics of concern or interest.

As part of this interactive discussion, each person attending will be asked to contribute one or more comments or questions via chat, VOIP or your telephone. 

Register Now
Thursday, November 16, 2017
10:00 to 11:00 a.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.