Libraries Connect:                                                                                       Volume 55, No. 1 ...
A Message from the President……............................................3                         Volume 55, Issue 1    ...
C hange has been a constant during my entire library career,           will discuss the advantages and disadvantages ofbut...
By Lisa B. BuggsG  one are the days of reverent silence during library hours. Visitors of the Main Library of the         ...
The community enthusiastically supports the Battle of the Bands each year.Businesses donate prizes including musical equip...
All performances feature time when the youth get toplay along and create music with the performers. Ifyou watch closely, y...
By Katie Tyler, Courtney Moore, and Nicole Heintzelman                                                                    ...
In 2009 the city of Winter Park put up a $40,000match to help prevent a shortfall at the end of our           “We know fro...
Since our budget is initially very small, we purchase                      OverDrive service. Due to the high number oflim...
By Faye RobertsFriends of Library groups provide valuable financial and advocacy support for Florida’s libraries. To sur- ...
slides are now available on the FLA Web site at http://www.flalib.org/friends_found_boards.php Al-so available is a list o...
By Joyce Sparrow  I  had the opportunity to correspond with three   authors who set their newest novels in Florida. Myques...
Burdette comments on why she chose to set her                 Craig Pittman, a Tampaamateur sleuth mystery in Florida:    ...
I  n late 2011, Florida Library Association (FLA) Presi- dent Gloria Colvin announced the selection of Our Ice-           ...
works for leading and managing change that           addition, she envisions this program will spur discussionsKotter prop...
By Ava Iuliano and Nuria Curras   This year’s Florida Library Association’s “Florida    Snapshot Day hosted in January 201...
ies are front and center in providing the much-neededinstruction and access to technology. Libraries alsoassisted 1,447 jo...
dents, library advocates can educate and enable de-                It is worth mentioning a few examples of some of thecis...
A   lthough ebooks fill ever more space in both li-        Housed in some instances by universities, these braries and in ...
enable artists and scholars to create artists’ book                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwJaFl5ZmwMeditions th...
tionships and outreach to            Edward Corrado & Heather           Regional Library System  Wednesday,               ...
the unemployed and under-          Every Child Ready to Read           services such as teen tech        Ormilla Vengersam...
Spring 2012 Issue of "Florida Libraries"
Spring 2012 Issue of "Florida Libraries"
Spring 2012 Issue of "Florida Libraries"
Spring 2012 Issue of "Florida Libraries"
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  1. 1. Libraries Connect: Volume 55, No. 1 Spring 2012 Generations with a Love for Learning Users with Information Library Professionals with Each Other, New Ideas, and Learning Opportunities Florida Library Association Patrons with 2012 Annual Technology Conference and and Exhibits Internet Access April 18 - 20, 2012 Wyndham Orlando Resort In This Issue Message from the President • Vivace! Music for the Masses • Shifting into Overdrive: How a Small Public Library Raised Funds to Offer Downloads • Friends Indeed: Nonprofit Resources for Friends Groups from Stetson University College ofLaw Library • Florida Reads: Why Florida? • Exploring Leadership: The FLA “One Book,One State” Program • Snapshot: A Day in the Life of Florida Libraries • Floridiana with a Twist: PRINT IT! • 2012 FLA Conference and Exhibits Preview
  2. 2. A Message from the President……............................................3 Volume 55, Issue 1 By Gloria Colvin Spring 2012 Florida Libraries is published twice a year for theT Vivace! Music for the Masses …...……......................................4 By Lisa B. Buggs members of the Florida Library Association. It is indexed in Library Literature, Wilson OmniFile, and EBSCO Academic Search Premier. Articles inA the fall issue of each year are refereed. Shifting into Overdrive: How a Small Public Library Raised Editor & DesignerB Funds to Offer Downloads………………………. …...……..........7 Maria Gebhardt, Broward County Libraries mariagfla@gmail.com By Katie Tyler, Courtney Moore, and Nicole HeintzelmanL Friends Indeed: Nonprofit Resources for Friends Groups fromE FLA Executive Board 2011-2012 Stetson University College of Law Library................................10 President – Gloria Colvin By Faye Roberts Florida State University Libraries Vice President/President-elect Florida Reads: Why Florida?................………………..........…12 Barbara Stites By Joyce Sparrow Florida Gulf Coast UniversityO Secretary – Ruth O’Donnell Exploring Leadership: The FLA “One Book, One State” Library ConsultantF Program....................................................................................14 Treasurer – Susan Dillinger By Anne Marie Casey and Kristen Davis New Port Richey Public Library Past President – John Callahan Snapshot: A Day in the Life of Florida Libraries ....…………...16 Palm Beach County Library System By Ava M. Iuliano and Nuria V. Curras Director – Sarah HammillC   Florida International University Floridiana with a Twist: PRINT IT!.............................…….......19 Director – Marilyn MatthesO By Nancy Pike Collier County Public LibraryN Director – Elizabeth Killingsworth 2012 FLA Conference and Exhibits Preview...............……......21 University of Central Florida LibrariesT Director – Gene Coppola Palm Harbor LibraryE Message from the Executive Director.......................................27 Director – Barbara Gubbin By Faye C. RobertsN Jacksonville Public Library Director – Linda McCarthyT College Center for Library AutomationS ALA Councilor – Alan Kornblau Delray Beach Public Library State Librarian – Judith Ring FLA Executive Director Faye Roberts, faye.roberts@comcast.net Send articles for Florida Libraries to Editor Maria Gebhardt, Broward County Libraries, mariagfla@gmail.com by January 7 for the Spring issue; July 15 for the Fall issue. http://www.flalib.org ISBN 0046-414Page 2 Florida Libraries
  3. 3. C hange has been a constant during my entire library career, will discuss the advantages and disadvantages ofbut recently my head has been spinning at the dizzying pace moving to the cloud.at which change is taking place. Ebooks, mobile devices,  Library consultant Allan Kleiman will lead severalsocial media, changes in scholarly publishing, new technolo- sessions on library services and spaces for seniors.gies — all are transforming the way in which information is  American University law professor Peter Jaszi will pro-communicated and shared and having a significant impact vide a briefing on the newly released Code of Beston the work we do. Practices for Fair Use in Academic Libraries.  NPR librarian Kee Malesky will close the conference This year, we’ve talked a lot about libraries as vibrant and with her reflections on working for one of the nation’svital organizations. In part, our libraries remain vibrant and premier news organizations.vital because we embrace these changes that are takingplace and find ways to use them to offer new services or In addition to all of the programs, there will be opportuni-improve existing ones. ties to network with other attendees in informal settings and at social events; see the latest technologies, publications, One of the goals in planning this year’s annual FLA Con- and products and meet with vendors in the exhibits hall;ference has been to offer speakers and programs that will learn about innovative projects in the poster sessions; seebe both instructive and stimulating so that attendees will be performers display their talent in the Performers’ Show-able to return home with skills, information, and ideas to en- case; and relax and enjoy the beautiful grounds and facili-sure that Florida’s libraries will continue to be vibrant and ties of the Wyndham Orlando Resort.vital. As you look through the conference schedule, you’llfind an array of programs that will appeal to a wide range of As I look forward to the conference, I’m also looking backinterests. and reflecting on the past year. It’s been an honor to serve as President of FLA this year. I’ve enjoyed visiting a num- There are so many exciting topics and I don’t have space ber of libraries, working with the dedicated members of FLAto mention them all, but I’d like to highlight some of the na- Committees, the Board, and staff, and getting to know FLAtional speakers we’re fortunate to have on the program this members. During the year, FLA sponsored a successfulyear. Library Snapshot Day; launched an informational effort about elections and voting; advocated for funding for public Michael Porter, President of Library Renewal and ALA libraries, multi-type library consortia, and the successor to Council member, will lead off the conference as the key- FCLA and CCLA; and raised awareness of the importance note speaker at the Opening General Session. He’ll talk of keeping public libraries public. We coordinated a mini- about the role that Library Renewal is taking to assure conference in the Panhandle, offered an online course on the ongoing role of libraries in electronic content delivery Audacity, and initiated a One Book, One State reading pro- in the face of competition from for-profit entities. gram. Florida Libraries was designated as an open-access Sue Polanka, author of No Shelf Required and No Shelf publication. Our membership grew Required 2, a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and our financial base remained sta- and national expert on ebooks and libraries, will present ble. I want to thank everyone who a program on the latest ebook trends and news and an- generously gave of their time and tal- other on ebook readers. ents and contributed to making this a Virginia Tech librarians Rebecca Miller and Carolyn Mei- successful year and I look forward to er will present ideas for integrating iPads and tablet seeing you all in Orlando! computers into your library. Edward Corrado and Heather Moulaison, co-authors of Getting Started with Cloud Computing: a LITA Guide, Gloria Colvin President, 2011 - 2012Spring 2012 Page 3
  4. 4. By Lisa B. BuggsG one are the days of reverent silence during library hours. Visitors of the Main Library of the said Ed Lein, who holds master-level degrees in library science and music. “The concerts wereJacksonville Public Library (JPL) may encounter another reason for folks to come downtown onresonant melodies from centuries past, velvety jazz, Sunday afternoons and to attract people to the librarythe roar of rock’n’roll, or the booming voice of a DJ who might not otherwise come.”layered over music from the last four decades. The concerts showcase the artistry of prominent “Libraries today offer so much more than books,” First Coast musicians, as well as the emerging talentssaid Barbara Gubbin, director of the Jacksonville of gifted students from among the areas manyPublic Library. “Music programs open the door to a outstanding music education programs. In addition tonew library experience; for some customers, it players from the Jacksonville Symphony and facultyserves as their first library experience.” artists from the University of North Florida and Jacksonville University, the series has featured visit- Music lovers of all ages can be found accessing ing musicians, including the internationally-acclaimedtunes from the library through live performances, chamber ensemble enhakē; Trio Solis, faculty artistsdownloadable media, personalized assistance from from Florida State University; Italian pianist Lauralibrarians, or listening to public radio stations. Nocchiero; and Noteworthy Duo, faculty artists from Vanguard University of Southern California. TheMusic @ Main Intermezzo Sunday Concerts series even served as the American debut of Iraqi Classical music is the foundation of the popular pianist and television personality Abbas Abboud.Music @ Main Intermezzo Sunday Concerts, whichbegan in February 2006, several months after the Program guides accompany each performance,opening of the new Main Library. highlighting information about the compositions and performers, as well as selective listings of related Taking advantage of the superior acoustics of the reading and listening materials available from thelibrarys Hicks Auditorium, program offerings have librarys collection of music resources.ranged from a concert version of Purcells opera,Dido and Aeneas, complete with chorus andchamber orchestra, to cutting-edge pieces for Teen Battle of the Bandsunaccompanied violin. Performances have included Throngs of screaming teens can be seen and heardworld premieres of more than a dozen newly- in the Conference Center at JPL for at least onecomposed works in a variety of vocal, choral, and Saturday afternoon each June. It’s not due to theinstrumental styles. appearance of a professional athlete, a reality television personality, or a Top Ten singer – it’s the The Intermezzo series is presented in partnership Annual Teen Battle of the Bands.with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, FridayMusicale – Jacksonvilles oldest community music Started in June 2005 by the Teen Department staffsociety, and area schools, colleges and universities. at the Main Library, the event was conceived as aAll of the performers freely donate their time and way for teens to showcase their musical talents, lettalents for the opportunity to perform in the series. them know that the library has more to offer in addi-“I originally started library concerts in the late 1980s tion to books and encourage use of the library byunder the series name Ex Libris, in the old Main young people who might not normally be aware ofLibrary, when we first began opening on Sundays,” JPLs resources.Page 4 Florida Libraries
  5. 5. The community enthusiastically supports the Battle of the Bands each year.Businesses donate prizes including musical equipment, music shop giftcertificates, and studio recording time. Restaurants contribute meals for bandmembers and judges, and area musicians and music teachers volunteer forroles as judges or as the competition emcee. Youth that attend the Battle canenter their names into a drawing to sit as the teen judge. After the Battle has been won, teens continue to access music CDs anddownloadable media, and attend other programs. The library isn’t necessarilya quiet place any more and our teens like it that way.Music Club Children and tweens ages eight through twelve are not left out of the JPLmusical experience. Music Club, a bi-weekly series, allows them to exploredifferent types of music and learn about particular artists, composers,instruments and theory through the most engaging way possible – enjoyinglive bands and performers. The guests share their personal histories as musicians and talk about theplaces they play and record. Each musician goes in depth about his or herinstrument of choice – its history, how he or she learned to play it and how itworks. Music Club sessions are designed to allow plenty of time for perfor-mances, discussion, audience questions, and musical interaction. Duringsome sessions the children are divided into groups and directed to stationswhere they have the chance to hold and play some of the instruments.Music Club Featured:  Von Barlows Jazz Journey, a Jazz Hall of Famer who has played with the likes of Ray Charles, Etta James, and Harry Connick Jr.  Tony Steve, an internationally-touring percussion professor from Jacksonville University whose presentation focused on percussion in film.  Tropic of Cancer, a New World jazz fusion band complete with vibraphones, focusing on interactive activities incorporating Reggae, Samba and African rhythms.  After The Bomb Baby; an electro-punk band featuring an unlikely mix of synthesizers, contact microphones, and a trombone. They conjured up a hands-on digital music experience and an audience of children of all ages doing the “Backwards Frankenstein.”  Manatella, focused on women in rock ’n’ roll. Singer/songwriter Christina Wagner conducted a class on rock song structure, lyric writing and performance. Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. ~ ConfuciusSpring 2012 Page 5
  6. 6. All performances feature time when the youth get toplay along and create music with the performers. Ifyou watch closely, you will see parents, grandparentsand caregivers joining in on the fun!Fresh Picked Ever notice how readers advisory gets all the love?Avid readers are enjoying the personalized readinglists offered by libraries all over the world. Librariansare even running their own in-house readers advisoryservices with nifty innovations like reading maps. “I started wondering why libraries didn’t similarlyoffer music advisory services to their patrons,” saidlibrarian Matthew Moyer. “Sure, established sitesalready offer listening advice, but librarians shouldn’thave to leave music advisory up to commercialservices based on search algorithms.” Moyer and fellow librarian and music aficionadoAndrew Coulon decided the time had come to provide A blog, http://jplmusicadvisory.wordpress.com/,personalized playlists for JPL customers. of content-rich playlist responses are archived online providing more searchable resources for other users. Coulon explains, “We defined three goals when we began the project last spring: 1 - Match listeners with albums they might like 2 - Increase catalog usage, circulation and awareness of JPL’s excellent music collection 3 - Have fun at work.” Coulon and Moyer also share their love of music with the community by hosting Lost in the Stacks, a weekly, hour-long radio show airing on 89.9 WJCT Public Broadcasting. Each Thursday at 11 p.m., they uncover gems from the library’s diverse music collection, focusing on influential and overlooked albums from a variety of genres and performers. Music is naturally a vital component of a vibrant community and the Jacksonville Public Library provides the melodies – in various genres and The service allows library users to submit an online formats – to its customers. Vivace!form, http://jpl.coj.net/lib/music-advisory2.html,detailing their taste in music. Within four dayscustomers receive a list of listening recommendations Lisa Brown Buggs, a former public broadcastingwith direct links to items in the JPL catalog based on producer, is the Community Education and Enrichmenttheir preferences. Program Supervisor for the Jacksonville Public Library.Page 6 Florida Libraries
  7. 7. By Katie Tyler, Courtney Moore, and Nicole Heintzelman “I heard “Hi! I heard I you had can get audio e-books. books for my I’ve got a iPod. Nook. How do I do that?” How can I get a book?” “I’m sorry but we only offer “I’m sorry. We don’t offer downloadable Netlibrary ebooks. The materials at this time.” downloadables are on our wish list, though.”T hese were common exchanges at the Winter Park Public Library prior to August 2011. Patrons and staff budget cuts. The Library Board decided the answer was to have a fundraiser. For several years our alike desired access to digital downloads but our patrons had been increasingly vocal about their small library felt it was beyond our meager budget. desire to see us offer digital downloads, so we took As the larger county library systems began to offer our financial dilemma to them. OverDrive, the most popular downloadable service, Winter Park is a suburban, yet cultural city locat- more and more pressure was placed on Winter Park ed just outside Orlando, FL. It has a population of to join them. Something had to be done! The staff approximately 30,000 and according to the most knew it. The director knew it. But how does a small, recent U.S. Census, a majority of residents earn an public library meet the public demand for digital annual average of $50,000 - $74,999. The Winter materials? Park Public Library has been a community staple Our biggest – and perhaps only – challenge was since 1885 and has received tremendous communi- finding the funds to pay for the endeavor. We ty support over the years. Therefore, we felt confi- could not rearrange our materials budget; it had dent the community would rise to meet the Over- already been stripped down in response to annual Drive fundraising challenge, especially given past fundraising successes.Spring 2012 Page 7
  8. 8. In 2009 the city of Winter Park put up a $40,000match to help prevent a shortfall at the end of our “We know from pastfiscal year. We were able to raise the funds tomeet the match (for a total of $80,000) within a campaigns that our donorstwo-month period. Other successes include the love matching opportunities,”Bash for Books event that brings in $40,000 to$50,000 each year and the thirty plus endowment acknowledged Libraryfunds which total $4.5 million. It was decided that the best way to raise money Director Bob Melanson.for OverDrive would be a matching opportunity.“We know from past campaigns that our donors the new service as library staff offered classes all daylove matching opportunities,” acknowledged to show them how to navigate the new OverDrive WebLibrary Director Bob Melanson. Patrons were made site. They had full access to the downloadable materialsaware of the campaign through letters and e- two weeks before everyone else. This cost-free thankblasts. As a secondary measure, the library’s Web you was appreciated by all who attended; donors feltsite and Facebook page included information recognized and staff became acquainted with ourabout the fundraiser. Our library’s growing list of philanthropists.Facebook friends has long been an indicator thatour patrons are interested in more digital options. To maintain the small budget, it was decided all title selection would be done by the director. Then The fundraising goal for OverDrive was reached another cost-cutting decision was made by Libraryin just one month, a testimony to the community’s Administration: library staff would manually import thelevel of enthusiasm for the new technology. After records into OverDrive. This saved the library $1.50 perreaching the goal in such a short amount of time, title. With the cooperative effort of the Technicalthe Board decided to continue raising money to Services department and the Reference staff, all thesecure funds for additional titles down the road. records were transferred in just under three weeks.The fund eventually exceeded $20,000. To familiarize the library staff with eReaders, thelibrary purchased what we determined to be thethree most popular readers on the market: aKindle, a Nook and an Apple iPad. The referencestaff learned how to use the devices, experiment-ing on the beta OverDrive page. Eventually, stafftrainings were offered where the reference librari-ans sat down one on one with members of thestaff. The idea was for every person on staff to beable to identify a Kindle, Nook or iPad by sight andoffer very basic OverDrive assistance if referencelibrarians were unavailable. To thank everyone who gave to the cause,donors were given the opportunity to request atitle to be included in the digital collection. Wealso offered Donor Day in advance of the publiclaunch: donors enjoyed an exclusive sneak peak atPage 8 Florida Libraries
  9. 9. Since our budget is initially very small, we purchase OverDrive service. Due to the high number oflimited titles, only one copy of each title, and set a inquiries, the Reference staff decided to teach amaximum of two checkouts at a time. Some of our series of classes to introduce the public to Over-patrons inquired about these restrictions, asking us Drive. Patrons were encouraged to bring theirwhen additional titles would appear in the catalog. The eReader devices so they could be walked throughaddition of public domain titles from Project Gutenberg the process of checking out and downloading anprovided 34,000+ classics to our collection but we eBook.knew patrons were hungry for newer titles. So we Five months after offering OverDrive, WPPL didcountered this by offering donations cards, stressing not offer classes as frequently but regularly assistedto patrons that as our funds grew, so would our col- patrons who stopped by the desk for help. Thelection. Each donation card included a line for a “Title holiday season ushered in new eReaders, tabletsSuggestion” to encourage the idea that the OverDrive and mobile devices to more patrons, thereforeendeavor, beginning to end, is patron-driven. classes restarted in January. As word spread and interest grew, an increasing And, at last, a common exchange betweennumber of patrons came in to ask about our new librarian and patron is: “Hi! I heard your offer ebooks. How do I download them?” To which we reply, with a smile (and great relief ): “What kind of device do you have?”NOTES:1 - U.S. Census Bureau, “State and County QuickFacts,” last modified October 18, 2011, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/1278300.html.Katie Tyler is a reference librarian at the Winter Park Public Library. She received her MLIS from Florida State University in 2008.Courtney Moore is a reference librarian at the Winter Park Public Library. She earned her MLIS from Florida State University. Nicole Heintzelman is Head of Reference and Archives at the Winter Park Public Library. She earned her MLS from Florida State University.Spring 2012 Page 9
  10. 10. By Faye RobertsFriends of Library groups provide valuable financial and advocacy support for Florida’s libraries. To sur- vive and thrive, these groups need to operate within the law and to be well run. Unfortunately, clear, reliable information on tax and legal issues facing Friends groups can be difficult to find. Now, thanks to the pro bono work of lawyer/ librarians from Stetson University College of Law Library, this problem has been solved. Stetson Law Professor Rebecca Trammell, who also directs the Stetson Law Library, developed a program on tax and legal issues for nonprofits. Us- ing a survey of Friends groups distributed by FLA, Trammel researched topics of concern, including tax exempt status, fundraising, volunteers and risk man- agement. She then prepared short talks on each topic and recorded these in eight separate video sessions. The entire set of sessions was presented at six locations around Florida during October, 2011 with Trammell or her colleagues, Stetson law librarians Robert Brammer and Whitney Curtis, attending each session in person to answer attendees’ questions. A total of 104 persons registered for the workshops which were promoted by FLA’s Friends, Foundations and Boards member group. The workshops were held in libraries in Delray Beach, Jacksonville, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, and Palm Harbor with refreshments provided by the library or its Friends group. A member of the FLA Board attended each workshop and served as onsite coordinator. Trammell’s recordings and accompanying Page 10 Florida Libraries
  11. 11. slides are now available on the FLA Web site at http://www.flalib.org/friends_found_boards.php Al-so available is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that Trammell has provided since the workshopto address questions that arose at the various sessions. Thanks to the contributions of all who helped, the workshops were a resounding success andFlorida Friends have a lasting resource. O ut: he ck to C links) ber hese mem on t Re k ues Iss er Clic ( Le gal y s Fl T ax & profit Non df file ) for (.p ons t a ti Pr es en Faye Roberts is the Executive Director of the Florida Library Association.Spring 2012 Page 11
  12. 12. By Joyce Sparrow  I had the opportunity to correspond with three authors who set their newest novels in Florida. Myquestion is always: Why Florida? Why did the author how years ago, doctors prescribed Florida’s fresh air and sunshine to help cure “bad humors”. Reed’s book is not to be missed.choose to set the novel in the Sunshine State? Burdette, Lucy. An Appetite for MurderReed, Deborah. Carry Yourself Back to Me (Penguin, 2012).(Amazon Encore, 2011). Hayley Snow arrives in Key West from New Jersey, This original love story and family history set in following her new boyfriend Chad Lutz, only to findpresent-day central Florida involves forty year old she is one of several loves in his life. Luckily, Haley’spopular singer and song writer Annie Walsh who es- freshman college roommate Connie lives on a house-capes the limelight by living in a pale creamsicle- boat in Key West. Hayley decides to stay in Keycolored bungalow cloaked by over grown trees. It is West. She applies for a job as food critic at a newa foggy, cold December. Annie’s boyfriend has left magazine. As complications build, soon Haley isher and her brother is in jail accused of murder. questioned in the murder of one of Chad’s otherReed said: “I moved to Central Florida from Michigan girlfriends.as a teenager, and though I was already finishedwith high school, it was really in Florida that I cameof age. Back then (in the early 80s) there was still somuch rural area right around Orlando—Im thinkingparticularly of the eastside, out past Goldenrod andup in the Howell Branch Road area. In fact, this isthe area I had in mind when I wrote the chapterswith Annie and Calder as children. Coming fromMichigan, you can imagine how exotic Florida was forme. And so beautiful. I had never seen or experi-enced anything like it. The area I thought of for An-nies house as an adult is west around Clermont”.Reed writes beautifully about Florida’s weather andbuilds a strong sense of place. She even mentionsPage 12 Florida Libraries
  13. 13. Burdette comments on why she chose to set her Craig Pittman, a Tampaamateur sleuth mystery in Florida: Bay Times award-winningMy husband and I visited Key West about five years environmental reporter has ago. The town has so many layers, reaching from written The Scent of Scan- the richest of the rich at one end to a significant dal: Greed, Betrayal, and homeless population on the other. There are folks the Worlds Most Beautiful who were born and raised on the island and lots of Orchid for the University others who come to party or who come because Press of Florida’s Floridathey dont quite fit into a traditional lifestyle but feel History and Culture Series. comfortable here. Theres a thriving artistic scene, The book’s focus is the great food, and a fabulous literary history. And the 2003 - 2004 federal trials of island is gorgeous and tropical. So when thinking the Marie Selby Botanical about pitching a new series, Key West was a natu- Gardens Orchid Identifica- ral! Key West is really like no other town and it tion Center scientists andseemed as though the way to show that was by us- James Michael Kovach, the ing key details in my descriptions. The challenge man accused of smuggling with that is to avoid slowing the story down with a a new orchid species into travelogue! Burdette’s new mystery will be popular the United States from Pe- with readers. ru. Pittman tells the conse- quences of Kovach bringing orchids to the Selby Gar- dens in order for the scientists to name if for him. This book has a broad appeal to all readers who like a good crime story.Mandel, Emily St. John. The Lola Quartet And finally new series releases: Nancy J. Cohen(Unbridled Books, 2012) has published a new book in her Bad Hair Day series. Brooklyn resident Mandel set her latest novel in Coincidentally, Shear Murder (Gale Cengage Learning,Florida to expose the state’s exotic wildlife problem. 2012) has an orchid smuggling story line surroundingThe novel opens with Gavin, a New York City re- the marriage of her main character Marla Shore andporter being sent back to Sebastian, his home town, Dalton Vail.to report on the problem with pythons creepingcloser and closer to the homes built near canals and Steven M. Forman just published Boca Daze (Torswamps. Gavin visits his sister, Eilo, who is a real Doherty Associates Book, 2012) the third comic mys-estate agent dealing in foreclosed homes. Eilo tery where retired Boston cop Eddie Perlmutter inves-shows Gavin a photo of a ten year old girl, Chloe tigates the problems of pill mills financial scams, andMontgomery, who Eilo saw when she recently visit- homelessness in Boca Raton.ed a house for a new real estate listing. The photosends Gavin on a quest to find Anna Montgomery,his high school girlfriend, to find out if he is the fa-ther of the little girl. Mandel does a good job expos- Joyce Sparrow can be reached ating Florida’s contemporary problems while telling joycehopesparrow@gmail.com.the story of four high school musicians who per-formed as the Lola Quartet.Spring 2012 Page 13
  14. 14. I  n late 2011, Florida Library Association (FLA) Presi- dent Gloria Colvin announced the selection of Our Ice- By Anne Marie Casey and Kristen Davis ship and contribute to continuous improvement ofberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding under Any library services in Florida.”5Conditions1 for the inaugural “One Book, One State”program at the 2012 FLA Annual Conference. The pro- Colvin chose this particular book for several rea-gram, sponsored by the FLA Leadership Development sons. She reviewed a number of titles that wereCommittee, provides a way to create a network of activ- submitted by members of the FLA Leadership De-ities and conversations about leadership throughout the velopment Committee. She found Our Iceberg Isstate,2 in the words of committee member, Elizabeth Melting to be particularly timely in the current peri-Curry, who proposed the idea. Curry stated that in an od of rapid change in libraries. Also, since this isera where travel to professional development activities the first title of one of the Committee’s annualis often not possible, a program such as this offers op- “Leadership Legacy” initiatives, she wanted oneportunities for librarians and library staff around the that has wide appeal and is accessible to manystate of Florida, regardless the area of librarianship, to librarians and library staff members in order toshare ideas about leadership based on the common encourage broad participation. This short book,experience of reading the same book. with many illustrations, is available in a variety of formats and is easy to read. The idea of creating environments for communities tocome together and hold discussions on particular is- Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeed-sues through the framework of one book has become ing under any Conditions is a fable that focusesincreasingly popular in the twenty-first century. The on a group of penguins and illustrates how eachstate of Rhode Island instituted a one book, one state individual works as part of a team to solve a melt-program in order to encourage communities to discuss ing iceberg crisis. The book uses the penguinways to improve literacy. The Reading across Rhode story as an example to discuss how people canIsland program was designed to stimulate conversa- work together to adapt to the constant changestions about the importance of literacy in the state.3 occurring in both our professional and personal lives. The penguins encounter obstacles much Another example is the project in Nebraska in 2005 like we do in our everyday lives, including mem-implemented to encourage citizens of that state to read bers who are resistant to change. The book de-and discuss native daughter, Willa Cather’s, My Anto- scribes how members of the penguin colony worknia.4 The book Colvin selected for the 2012 FLA pro- together to overcome the obstacles with clevergram involves a leadership theme that is particularly tactics and heroic action.relevant in a climate of change in libraries -- how to leadan organization through change. Curry suggests that“the project would enhance the development of leader- The fable draws considerably from the frame-Page 14 Florida Libraries
  15. 15. works for leading and managing change that addition, she envisions this program will spur discussionsKotter proposed in earlier works6 as well as a in which members can begin to develop structures forshort training exercise about the penguins de- addressing change and produce examples that FLAsigned by Rathgeber. The authors’ state, “Our members can apply in their own libraries.goal in writing Our Iceberg Is Melting was todraw on the incredible power of good stories to For more information, please contact Gene Coppola,influence behavior over time -- making individu- Chair of the FLA Leadership Development Committee,als and their groups more competent in handling gene@phlib.org or Elizabeth Curry, FLA Leadership De-change and producing better results.”7 Their velopment Committee member and program organizer,story raises questions for discussion group elizabethcurryFL@gmail.com.members to ponder after reading it and offersan eight-step process of successful change thatparticipants can use to develop procedures fortheir organizations. NOTES: Colvin views the discussion of change in OurIceberg Is Melting as a complement to the con- 1 – Kotter, John P. and Holger Rathgeber, Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing andference theme. As she stated in an interview Succeeding under Any Conditions (New York: St. Martins Press, 2006).about this program, part of what she means to 2 – Elizabeth Curry, e-mail message to authors, December 16, 2011.convey through the conference theme is howlibrarians and library staff have to make changes 3 – Arvidson, Anne J. and Pamela Blanco, "Reading across Rhode Island: Onein order to maintain libraries that are “vital” in Book, One State, Many Successful Readers," English Journal 93, no. 5 (2004): 47-their communities currently and into the future. 53. She added that library employees need to em- 4 – Monaghan, Peter, "Their Antonia," The Chronicle of Higher Education 51, no.brace new ideas and let go of traditions that no 33 (Apr 22, 2005): A.6-A6.longer support “vibrant” library services. 5 – Elizabeth Curry, e-mail message to authors, December 16, 2011. 6 – Particularly: Kotter, John P., Leading Change (Boston: Harvard Business The “One Book, One State” program featuresregional group discussions centered on Our Ice- School Press, 1996) and Kotter, John P. and Dan S. Cohen, The Heart of Change:berg Is Melting, which will take place throughout Real-life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations (Boston: Harvardthe state of Florida beginning in early 2012. A Business School Press, 2002).formal program which includes a discussion of 7 – Kotter and Rathgeber, Our Iceberg is Melting, 142.the book will be hosted by the Leadership Devel-opment Committee at the 2012 FLA conference.Part of the program will offer an opportunity forparticipants to share advice and guidelines withcolleagues who wish to initiate local book talksand start conversations about how to deal with Anne Marie Casey is the director of the Hunt Library at Embry-Riddlechange. These local groups may include any- Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. She has an AMLS de-one from the library community as well as library gree from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Managerial Leader-staff members from every level of the organiza- ship in the Information Professions from Simmons College.tion. Kristen Davis is the Hunt Library Evening Circulation Library Technical Assistant at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Through her choice of this book and support of FL. She is enrolled in the Master of Science degree program at thethe program, Colvin hopes to stimulate discus- Florida State University School of Library and Information Studies withsions statewide and to encourage librarians and an anticipated graduation in May 2012.library staff to consider the need for change. InSpring 2012 Page 15
  16. 16. By Ava Iuliano and Nuria Curras This year’s Florida Library Association’s “Florida Snapshot Day hosted in January 2011, this is an in-Library Snapshot Day” is an event that provides a crease of nearly 30,000 visitors (253,168 in Januarystrong tool for advocacy that is sorely needed by all versus 287,631 in November). Florida libraries circu-libraries, public, academic and special. Library lated at least one item for every patron that walkedSnapshot Day is a nationwide effort that focuses on through the doors, 3,061 library cards were issued andcollecting library use data (gate counts, workshops, 33,673 reference questions were answered in a singlequestions, circulation statistics, photographs, user day.feedback, etc.) for one single day out of the year as It is well-known that in times of economic hardship,a way for librarians and library staff members to the library becomes a central access point for libraryshow their communities how they serve their mem- visitors to use current technologies such as computers,bers every day. It is one of the best times to be a the Internet, online government services, e-Books, andFlorida Library, but also one of the worst. Consid- other resources. Library Snapshot Day revealed justering that we are in the midst of an economic re- how much libraries aid the community by providingcession and spiraling budget cuts, Florida libraries computer access and instruction. A total of 56,813on the other hand have seen a boom in their us- people used computers in a single day, with 8,872 pa-age. In such times when libraries are caught be- trons receiving computer skills instruction. The state oftween two directly opposing forces, there is only Florida is home to a diverse population, including sen-one strategy that we can follow to help get us out of ior citizens, people pursuing second careers, and Eng-this dire situation: the use of clear and strong ad- lish language learners. Computer skills are essentialvocacy. for success in today’s technological society and librar- Library Snapshot Day, according to the AmericanLibrary Association Web site, was originally con-ceived in New Jersey through the collective effortsof the New Jersey Library Association and the NewJersey State Library. Soon, other states followedsuit, creating their own Library Snapshot Days. Insupport of the efforts of the ALA, the Florida LibraryAssociation has charged its Public Relations Com-mittee with overseeing and coordinating LibrarySnapshot Day throughout the state of Florida. The November 2nd, 2011 Library Snapshot Dayevent had 538 participating libraries throughoutFlorida, including 299 public, 56 academic, 11 spe-cial and joint-use libraries and 175 school media Photograph shared on the Florida Library Snapshot Day’s Flickr account, a free digital photograph hosting site, of acenters. These libraries had over a quarter of a librarian assisting patrons at the TNC Technology Class at amillion visitors. Compared to the previous Library Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative location.Page 16 Florida Libraries
  17. 17. ies are front and center in providing the much-neededinstruction and access to technology. Libraries alsoassisted 1,447 job seekers in their searches for em-ployment and 1,383 people needing access to govern-ment-provided services. Students and children also benefit from the pro-grams in their libraries. “The school library has helpedme a lot because I don’t have a library close to myhouse,” wrote Emily, a student in Orange Park. Manypublic libraries have suffered budget cuts that have ledto decreased hours and staffing, which has inconven-ienced library visitors and increased the workload forthe remaining library staff members. Due to the eco-nomic conditions, students in elementary, middle andhigh schools have become more dependent on their Clearwater Library System shared a photograph of patrons using computers (from Flickr).school libraries and media centers while the number ofcertified media specialists in school libraries has de- nology and information. Many academic librariescreased. 13,710 children (age 12 and under) attended circulate laptops to students who cannot afford theirprogram sponsored by the library or media center, own.nearly double the number of children in the beginningof the year (7,875 in January 2011). Libraries also Visit the FLA Library Snapshot Day Web site,welcomed nearly double the number of young adults http://www.flalib.org/snapshot_day_results_nov_2011.php,as well; 2,924 young adults (ages 13 through 17) at- to see even more statistics, stories and picturestended a library instruction program or special event in documenting libraries and librarians hard at work toNovember versus 1,596 in January. Additionally, stu- serve their communities. It is important to note thatdents received help with schoolwork in their local all statistics were gathered for a single day and onlyschool or public library, a number that has grown from reflect participating libraries. In actuality, library use5,780 students in January to 8,968 students in Novem- is much higher. FLA’s Library Snapshot Day givesber. These increases were influenced by the dramatic libraries across the state a venue to collaborate andsurge in media centers and school libraries participat- build a comprehensive picture of how communitiesing in Snapshot Day. During the January event 27 lo- use their libraries. By providing a clear picture ofcations participated while during the November Snap- how libraries affect their communities, decision-shot Day 175 locations submitted statistics! makers and local residents can see exactly how budget cuts would impact the daily lives of Florida Academic libraries provide key instruction programs citizens.and research support to students and faculty. 33,673students in universities and colleges across the state The ultimate purpose of Library Snapshot Day isreceived bibliographic instruction at their campus li- to provide an advocacy tool grounded in statisticsbraries. “The library helps by providing an environ- and evidence. Touting the inherent ‘good’ of librar-ment where I can work on my homework without dis- ies does not reveal what ‘good’ libraries do on a dai-traction. It also provides me with a computer which I ly basis. In providing numbers, photos, stories anddon’t really have at home,” wrote Angelica, a student quotes, Library Snapshot Day celebrates the dailyat USF Polytechnic in Lakeland. Many students com- work of libraries in addition to arming librarians andpleting degree and certificate programs have been im- staff with a strong tool for advocacy. Economicpacted by tuition increases and reductions in available hardships often place legislators and governmentgrant funds. Academic librarians and library staff as- officials in difficult situations. By providing a clearsist students by continuing to provide access to tech- picture of libraries’ roles in the lives of Florida resi-Spring 2012 Page 17
  18. 18. dents, library advocates can educate and enable de- It is worth mentioning a few examples of some of thecision-makers to make the best decision for the en- “16 Ways to Make Snapshot Day a Success,” availabletire community. on the Florida Library Snapshot Day Web site to show just how Snapshot Day might work as an advocacy orUsing Your Library Snapshot Day Statistics for public relations tool for any library:Advocacy Purposes  Use the quotes and comments collected in the The Florida Library Snapshot Day entailed a lot of library’s annual report.planning and work by the FLA Public Relations Com-  Feature information about the library’s participationmittee. One of its ongoing tasks was to send out in the next newsletter.emails to all types of libraries in Florida. The commit-  Share the results with library’s board.tee also created customizable statistical forms, pro-  Make a slideshow of the Flickr photographs.motional materials (press releases, bookmarks, stick-  Ask if the library’s governing agency can featureers) and a series of Result Templates (Microsoft the slideshow and results on their Web site.Word, Publisher and Power Point). Links to theseresources, available on the Florida Library Snapshot All of these advocacy tools create an impact on aDay Web site, allow librarians and staff to enter theirsmall or large scale in the community. An example ofresults, including photographs, comments, and share this was last seen in an article published in the St. Petersburg Times on November 6, 2011 shortly follow-this information with their own patrons, staff, adminis-trators, and funding agencies. ing Florida Library Snapshot Day titled “Statistics show Floridians love their libraries” by Bill Maxwell who at- tended the event. The article highlighted the value of Much emphasis was placed on encouraging partici- libraries, showcased some of the important programspation and to make it even easier the FLA Public available at the St. Petersburg Public Libraries, andRelations Committee made available resources and shared the results of the Florida Libraries Snapshottools to make the most out of the event and results. Day event. The results were conclusive in showingParticipating and sharing the results with FLA was an that Floridians love their libraries, but there is still moreaccomplishment for most libraries. Libraries wanting to be done to ensure that libraries continue to receiveto create a greater impact in their community utilized the tax dollars and support they need in order to offerthe customizable press releases, flyers, bookmark- their services and resources to all the taxpayers anders, and stickers to advertise the event. Others used visitors who need them.ideas from “16 Ways to Make Snapshot Day aSuccess” to get the most out of the results. NOTES: 1- American Library Association. Library Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Your Library. http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advleg/statelocalefforts/snapshotda y/index.cfm. 2- Data gathered from responses from a survey created by the FLA’s Pub- lic Relations Committee on November 2nd Florida Library Snapshot Day. Ava Iuliano, a graduate of the USF School of Information, works as the International Relations Librarian for the FIU Green Library. Nuria Curras, a graduate of USF School of Library & Information Science, is currently the UCF Regional Campus Librarian at the University of Central Florida/Valencia College Audubon Elementary (Brevard Public Schools) shared a photograph on Flickr highlighting that “Collaborative West Campus Library. Ava and Nuria are also part of the Floridainstruction is infused with technology for 21st Century learning.” Library Association Public Relations Committee.Spring 2012 Page 18
  19. 19. A lthough ebooks fill ever more space in both li- Housed in some instances by universities, these braries and in the publishing news, there are still presses produce small editions of beautifully crafted craftsmen and -women who print books the old books, pamphlets, broadsides and artist prints. Orig- fashioned way, by hand, at the same kind of equip- inal artwork and elegant typography on handmade ment that was used over a hundred years ago. paper, individually bound, with decorative covers and unusual formats are some characteristics of fine Private printing presses, as opposed to commer- press work. Some presses specialize in graphic art. cial presses, grew out of the arts and crafts move- Florida has several fine presses. ment at the turn of the twentieth century. With its dedication to quality handmade items, William Mor- John Cutrone and Seth Thompson in Fort Worth ris’ Kelmscott Press in England was perhaps the are proprietors of Convivio Bookworks where they best known. These fine presses printed limited edi- have been using antique letterpress equipment and tion, artistically designed books and other printed making books by hand since 1995. John is also the items made basically by hand of high quality mate- director of the Jaffe Center for the Book Arts at Flori- rials. da Atlantic University and Seth is Collections Specialist. Their Web site not only shows their work As the arts and crafts movement spread to the but also offers a monthly message to which you can United States, so did fine presses. While the eco- subscribe as well as their monthly Book of Days. nomics of mechanized and digitized printing have http://www.conviviobookworks.com/index.html made it difficult for small presses to survive finan- cially, there are still some in our country, even in Small Craft Advisory Press, lead by Denise Florida, devoted to their small niche in the printing Bookwalter, is an artists’ book press at Florida State universe. University in Tallahassee, Florida. “Our mission is toPage 19 Florida Libraries
  20. 20. enable artists and scholars to create artists’ book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwJaFl5ZmwMeditions that push the boundaries and traditions of the Hoopsnake Press operated by Ke and Marybook arts,” explains the Web site: Francis has offices in Oviedo, FL. Hoopsnakehttp://smallcraftadvisorypress.art.fsu.edu/. Denise Press, www.hoopsnakepress.com, publishes limiteddescribes the origins of the press on a Book Artists and edition fine art prints and artists books, sharingPoets podcast available at iTunes or equipment at a privately sponsored space in thehttp://www.bookarts.ua.edu/podcast/podcasts.html. UCF Foundations facility at Research Park,You can listen to John Cutrone and Seth Thompson at Orlando.this site, as well. Graphicstudio at the University of South Florida Flying Horse Editions is “the University of Central is not only a press. The Web site:Florida’s fine art research facility and non-profit pub- http://ira.usf.edu/GS/gs_about.html states,lisher of limited-edition prints, artist books, and art ob- “Graphicstudio is a university-based atelier engagedjects by internationally renowned artists,” according to in a unique experiment in art and education,their Web site: http://flyinghorse.cah.ucf.edu/ Theo committed to research and the application ofLotz is the director. Lotz demonstrates and describes traditional and new techniques for the production ofthe printing process, in this YouTube video: limited edition prints and sculpture multiples.” Want to know more? A history of the private press is outlined in The Private Press by Roderick Cave. (Bowker, 1983) For those who want to try printing, see Letterpress Printing: a manual for modern fine press printers by Paul Maravelas. (Oak Knoll Press, 2006) The American Printing History Association publishes a newsletter and bi-annual journal called Printing History. The Web site, www.printinghistory.org, provides membership information. For a directory of artists’ books collections at museums and librar- ies, including some in Florida and some with online images, visit: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/md2z/ArtistsBooksDirectory/Artis tsBookIndex.html. Nancy Pike is former Director of the Sarasota County Library System and former President of the Florida Library Association.Spring 2012 Page 20
  21. 21. tionships and outreach to Edward Corrado & Heather Regional Library System Wednesday, assure the future of libraries. Moulaison, co-editors of Get- Sponsor: Learning Support ting Started with Cloud Member Group April 18 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Computing: A LITA Guide Is an open source integrated Continuing Education The speakers will cut through library system right for your8:00 – 8:45 A.M. the hype about “The Cloud” Committee Roundtable library? Find out how this soft-New Member and First-Time Discussions and Member and dispel some of the myths ware is working out at someConference Attendee Group Discussion surrounding cloud computing libraries that have made theOrientation Tables (cash lunch) as they introduce the concept switch. Speakers will shareSpeakers: Gloria Colvin, FLA Table Leaders: Linda Chanc- and how it pertains to librar- lessons learned and what’sPresident; John ey, Polk County Library Co- ies. They will discuss ad- happening in this increasinglyCallahan, FLA Past President; operative; Gene Coppola, vantages and disadvantages attractive approach to ILS.Gene Coppola, FLA Board Palm Harbor Community of moving to the cloud,Director; Christy Koontz, FLA Library; Elizabeth Henry & including issues of privacy, Library Snapshot Day –Member Rachel Longstall, Saint Leo security, staff workload and The Results and How to Use University; Mary Page, Uni- overall cost. ThemSponsor: New Members versity of Central Florida Salena Coller, Sanford-BrownRound Table Member Group Meet the Keynoter, Michael Sponsors: Continuing Educa- Porter Institute; Lisa Horton, EmeraldThis session provides new tion Committee Get up close and personal Cove Middle School; KarenFLA members and first- Pick up some lunch, check- with Michael Porter, Presi- Kaufman, Seminole State Col-time conference attendees out the Roundtable topics dent of Library Renewal. This lege of Florida; Brian Smith,with an overview of the and make your own topic at is your chance to get in-depth Delray Beach Public LibraryFlorida Library Association, discussion tables for FLA answers to questions raised Sponsor: Public Relationsassociation involvement, and Member Groups. by his Opening Session Committeeconference highlights to help speech.“newbies” navigate the pro- 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Snapshot Day is more thangram. Speakers will discuss just the great pictures and FLA Student Member Mixeropportunities for getting active The Choice is Yours: Teen customer stories – results fromin FLA and getting the most Vital Reference in a Vibrant GLBT Titles for a New Era the day are a tool for libraryout of your FLA membership Society Authors David Matthew- advocacy. Learn about the dayand conference attendance. Tony Garrett & John Phil, Barnes, Steve Berman, Sam in all library types and how you Troy University Cameron & Greg Herren, can use the published results9:15 – 11:15 A.M. to promote services and Making information and refer- Bold Strokes Books Opening Gen- ence services vital through funding. eral Session Sponsor: GLBT Library Ser- using non-traditional tools vices Support Member Group Florida’s new such as QR codes, Zotero, 2:15 – 3:30 P.M. Secretary of cloud computing, apps, The authors discuss their State, Ken recent works and the Back to Work @ Your text/mobile reference, eBook Detzner will significance of these titles for Library readers – this program co- bring greetings vers it all to help you discover teens grappling with identity Stephanie Race, Florida De- from his de- ways to bring your services and their place in the world. partment of State, Division of Michael Porter partment. Mi- into the 21st Century. Future trends in the genre Library and Information Ser- chael Porter, will also be discussed. vices; Paolo Melillo, Orangekeynote speaker and Nothin’ But Blue Skies Do I County Library System; BrianPresident of Library Renewal See: Cloud Computing in Open Minded: Moving to an Smith, Delray Beach Publicas well as Communications the Library Open Source ILS Library.Manager for Web Junction Paul Alford & Adam Brooks, Today’s challenging economywill talk about the leading role Hernando County Public Li- brings many people to a libraryLibrary Renewal is taking in brary System; Brendan Gal- seeking assistance. Learncharting the future of electron- lagher, ByWater Solutions; about the services librariesic content delivery in libraries Cheryl Pulliam, Three Rivers provide to meet the needs ofand its work in research, rela- Edward Corrado Heather MoulaisonSpring 2012 Page 21
  22. 22. the unemployed and under- Every Child Ready to Read services such as teen tech Ormilla Vengersammy,employed, small business 2nd Edition: What’s differ- tutors, senior socials, blogs, Orange County Libraryowners, and people seeking ent? What’s the same? and more. Some services are Systemfinancial literacy assistance. taken to seniors where they Technology programs for kids Sue live and gather. enhance learning, exploration McCleaf and creativity. The speakers 3:45 – 4:45 P.M. share their motivating and edu- Nespeca, Kid Lit Plus Legal Research – The cational programs developed Consulting Basics for Assisting using instructional design prin- Library Customers ciples. A national expert will Eric Young, Shepard BroadRebecca Miller Carolyn Meier Law Center, Nova Southeast- Opening up Open Access: bring you up to speed on the Open Access is Not Just anIntegrating iPads and Tablet updated and expanded 2nd ern University Academic Library IssueComputers into Your Library edition of Every Child Ready Florida citizens need access To Read which incorporates Lee Dotson, University of Cen-Rebecca Miller & Carolyn Mei- to legal information and a simple research-based prac- tral Florida; Christine Ross,er, University Libraries at basic ability to navigate its tices to help parents and University of Florida; JonathanVirginia Tech complexities. Learn how you other caregivers develop Miller, Rollins College; Isabelle can help your customersTablet devices offer major early literacy skills in children Silver, University of Florida; when they have legal infor-potential for enhancing library from birth to age five. Micah Vandegrift, Florida State mation needs.services and instruction as Universitywell as increasing staff produc- Engaging Students in Infor- The panel will discuss how Top 10 Mobile Apps fortivity. The speakers will share mation Literacy: The First open access has been, and Librariestheir experiences with a multi- Year and Beyond can be, brought out of the aca-faceted tablet program and Chad Mairn, Novare Library Elana Karshmer & Jacalyn demic library and into theprovide guidance on building Services Bryan, Saint Leo University; broader community throughyour own program, from Smartphones are every- efforts such as institutional Anna Carlin, Florida Gulfchoosing and purchasing where! Hear about the best open access mandates and Coast University; Diane Fulk-through deployment. of the best apps for library public library advocacy. The erson, University of South staff and users from a librari- future of open access as a Florida Polytechnic; Portia an who is in the app develop- movement will also be dis- McQueen, Florida State Uni-Implementing Web Scale ment business. cussed. versityDiscovery without a Map The speakers will present a Soy Culto! Connecting with DesigningRhonda Kitchens, State Col- variety of innovative strate- the Hispanic Population and Build-lege of Florida, Manatee- gies for teaching informationSarasota; Jean Phillips, Flori- Wendi Bost, Orange County ing a Gold literacy skills with a focus onda Center for Library Automa- Library System; Sami Level Certi- first-year students. Topics willtion; Danielle Rosenthal, Flori- Haiman-Marrero, Urbander fied LEED include creating and usingda Gulf Coast University; Jane Business Development & Library online tutorials, using GoogleStrudwick, Florida Atlantic Marketing; Dr. Joyce Nutta & Cay Hohmeister, LeRoy Collins to teach research skills, de-University; Dave Whisenant, Alison Youngblood, Universi- Leon County Public Library; signing instruction for incom-College Center for Library ty of Central Florida School Ivan Johnson, Johnson Peter- ing engineering majors, andAutomation of Teaching, Learning & son Architects; Judith Rundel, creating videos to address Leadership Eastside Branch Manager; problem-based learning situ-Providing a single point of ac- ations. Orange County Library Sys- John M. Ward, Leon Countycess to a broad range of li- tem’s partnership with UCF is Facilities Managementbrary materials seems to be Meeting Seniors in the breaking down barriers to The new Eastside Branch ofemerging as the Holy Grail of Community serving Hispanic residents the Leon County systemthe library world and vendors Isabelle Fetherston & Mary through a concentrated effort opened in fall 2011 and has allhave responded with an array Keesling, Pasco County involving collection develop- the latest bells and whistles toof products. Speakers will dis- Library System; Kathy Mayo, ment, English language sustain and protect our envi-cuss a variety of these tools Lee County Library System; classes, and education about ronment. The major players inand provide practical, useful Roberta Reiss, Collier Coun- available resources. this building project take youinformation on implementation ty Public Library on the grand tour, sharing whatand whether the tools were Shaping Kids with Today’s worked and what didn’t as they Librarians from three public Technology forsuccessful in their academic sought gold level LEED library systems describe how Tomorrow’s Futurelibrary settings. certification for the building. they delight seniors and en- Brian Knoll, Tony Orengo & rich lives with personalizedSpring 2012 Page 22

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