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Online Webinars


FEL webinars

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

DLIS webinars

Stories, Art and Community:
Designing Intergenerational Programs

Join Jon Kay as he presents strategies and activities for using art to connect personal memory to community history and explores multiple generations’ layered lived experience around shared themes.

Register now
Thursday, March 30, 2023
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Division Update

The Director will provide an update on the activities of the Division of Library and Information Services, sharing the status of statewide projects and giving an overview of activities, issues and programs that impact the Florida library community.

Join colleagues from around the state for this opportunity to interact with the Division Director and State Librarian.

Register now
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern

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 April our Discussion will be on services for seniors.

Bring ideas and share with your colleagues from around the state.

Register now
Monday, April 17, 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.

Register now
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Eastern

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.

Register now
Friday, May 26, 2023
2 - 3 p.m.

Library cooperative directors

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
1 - 2 p.m. Eastern

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.

Register now
Friday, May 12, 2023
2 - 3 p.m.

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.

Register now
Friday, April 7, 2023
2 - 3 p.m. Eastern

Archived webinars

For a featured list of our webinar recordings, visit our YouTube page

During FY2022-23, the percentage of total costs for the Continuing Education Program financed with federal money is 66%; 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.