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New Public Library Directors Orientation

When and Where

Tuesday, October 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m 
Gallery for Innovation and the Arts, R.A. Gray Building

Optional dinner at Jacob's Restaurant in the DoubleTree on Monday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m. 

Invited Attendees

Attendees are new public library directors from across Florida.


The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for new library directors from across the state to:

  • Learn about DLIS programs, resources and services. 
  • Gain new insights and skills from contemporaries and leaders within Florida's library community.
  • Network with colleagues and build working relationships.
  • Tour the State Library and Archives, Capitol Branch and Capitol Building.

Benefits to Attendees

Orientation attendees will be provided with information and materials on ways to:

  • Expand services for learning and access to information and educational resources in a variety of formats, in all types of libraries, for individuals of all ages.
  • Develop library services that provide all users access to information through local, state, regional, national, and international electronic networks.
  • Provide electronic and other linkages between and among all types of libraries.
  • Develop public and private partnerships with other agencies and community-based organizations.
  • Target library services to individuals of diverse geographic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds; to individuals with disabilities; and to individuals with limited functional literacy or information skills.
  • Target library and information services to persons having difficulty using a library and to underserved urban and rural communities, including children from families with incomes below the poverty line.


If you are a new public library director, we will email you an Orientation invitation.


View the agenda.

Contact Us

For more about this meeting, 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.