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News & Highlights

DLIS Discussions

The Division hosts monthly, open discussions for Florida library staff that focus on a particular topic.

In May we will discuss Koha, the open source LMSPlease join us to share your ideas! 

Monday, May 17, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

No registration necessary.  Join us from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  

Contact us at 850.245.6622 or [email protected] if you have questions or to suggest a discussion topic.

Stars in the Sunshine State: Social Workers in Libraries

Florida’s libraries do amazing things. We take a look at some of their special projects and achievements on our Stars in the Sunshine State pages

In our latest feature, social workers in libraries guide patrons to social services and provide a lifeline to basic needs.  

Read more about this service


Public Library Data Tables available

In 2018-2019, Florida's pubic libraries loaned more than 99.6 million items to more than 12.3 million borrowers.

Public library staff trained almost three million Floridians how to use computers and over 430,000 youth in internet safety.

Review these statistics and more on the 2018-2019 Public Library Statistics & Ranked Data Tables page.

We publish five years of these data tables on our Library Data and Statistics page.

Connection Creators Meeting

No registration needed.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Join us for a quarterly, online meeting of the Community Engagement Workgroup to discuss how to support and market the services libraries provide to their communities.  

In June we'll discuss hurricane preparedness, but other topics are welcome. 

    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.