Special Libraries Association

Announcements

Free webinar on Six Sigma and libraries on August 23 – 8/06/2012
Join us August 23 for a free webinar from 2PM-3PM Eastern, entitled “What’s in your tool belt? How Six Sigma fits with libraries.” Join Michael Kucsak, Six Sigma blackbelt, for a visual tour of how six sigma can help librarians no matter where they work or the size of their library. He will show some basic tools with which libraries can streamline their processed and generate lasting improvements.
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/951963240

Quick facts about the 2012 SLA Annual Conference – 7/31/2012
Some tidbits from the press release about the Annual Conference: 3,473 information professionals and representatives of SLA’s exhibiting partners attended; of these, 1,613 paid to attend the full conference, a 20% increase compared to last year; 207 exhibitors in the Info-Expo; more than 200 productive sessions. The conference next year will take place in San Diego, CA, June 9-11. The keynote speaker will be Mike Walsh, author of The CEO of Tomorrow and leading authority on the digital revolution and emerging markets. Hope to see you there!
http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/pressroom/pressrelease/12pr/pr2012-07.cfm

Webinars with Board candidates announced – 7/27/2012
The following webinars are open to all SLA members. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions. Cabinet Candidate Forum Thursday, August 9, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/903924208 Meet the Candidates for SLA Treasurer Friday, August 24th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/824882033 The presidential forums include: Meet the President-Elect Candidates (hosted by RMSLA) Thursday, August 2, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. EDT Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/615159752 Meet the President-Elect Candidates (hosted by SLA NE) Wednesday, August 8, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EDT Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/843608448 Deb Hunt Hosts “Meet the SLA President-Elect Candidates” Monday, August 20th, 11:55 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. EDT Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/133381433 The elections will take place in September. We hope you’ll vote.

SLA Chicago: report(s) and pictures wanted – 7/24/2012
If you attended the conference last week, please consider writing a conference report or a session report for the Florida & Caribbean Chapter website. It doesn’t need to be long – a session report can be 100-200 words long; an article relating your conference experience (favorite sessions, great finds in the Info-Expo hall, overall impression) can be less than a 1000 words. These reports will be useful for our colleagues that could not make the event. Note that we will also be holding a webinar late July-early August where you will be able to share what they learned and discovered in Chicago if the written word doesn’t appeal to you. Any pictures that you would like to share on our Facebook and Flickr pages will be welcomed as well. You will be credited. If you’re interested, please contact Catherine Lavallée-Welch, Communications Editor clw@usf.edu, for more information.

Annual Conference No-Host Dinner on Sunday Night – 7/12/2012
If you’re planning on being in Chicago, please consider attending out annual no-host dinner (or just appetizers or just a drink) at Hackney’s, Sunday at 7:30PM. The restaurant is just a few short blocks away from the Hilton, so you’ll still be able to drop by the open houses going on that night. This year, we’ve invited a few other chapters to join us, so we’ll have members from North Carolina, South Carolina, and perhaps a few other southern groups. The menu has something for everyone: http://www.hackneysprintersrow.net/menu/ Hackney’s Printers’ Row 733 S. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60605 312-461-1116 Map: http://bit.ly/NsF5Me Please RSVP using the survey below.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J5QJJT2

FCC members presenting in Chicago – 7/05/2012
As you are preparing your program for SLA in Chicago, please consider attending these two contributed papers sessions where Florida & Caribbean Chapter members will be presenting: Dee Baldwin will present on Monday’s Contributed Papers session, July 16th, 4-5:30PM, in room E253A. Dee is the Associate Dean of the Library at the University of North Florida. Along with her colleagues Michael Kucsak and Alice Eng, she will present “Don’t Touch that String! There Went the Databases.” Dee is our Chapter’s President-Elect. Kate Vilches will present at the Contributed Papers session on Tuesday, July 17th, 4PM-5:30PM, in room E253A. Her session is entitled “People-focused Marketing: Showing Value, Gaining Loyalty, Staying Flexible.” Kate is a Research Librarian at Lockheed Martin and is the Chapter Regional Contact for Central Florida (Orlando.) As well, Chapter President Joy Banks is one of two candidates for the Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect for the SLA Board of Directors. Specific times have been set aside for members to meet the candidates. One is Monday, July 16th, 2-3PM on Level 3 of the Convention Center. If it’s your first time attending the Annual Conference, a great session you should be attending is the “SLA Fellows and First-Timers Meet” on Sunday, July 15th, 1:30-3PM in Room E265. This will also be another opportunity to meet the candidates.

First event scheduled for new SCIP South Florida Chapter – 6/20/2012
The newly formed South Florida Chapter for SCIP (Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals) is hosting an inaugural event on July 12th, open (and free) to non-SCIP members. Thursday, July 12, 2012 6:30pm-8:00pm Eastern Citrix Systems 851 W.Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale FL 33309 SPEAKER: Dr. Ben Gilad, Founder/President, Academy of Competitive Intelligence Registration is complimentary for the inaugural meeting. Both SCIP members and non-members are welcome. Seating is limited, so please RSVP early. Deadline for the registration is July 11th at 4PM Eastern.
http://www.scip.org/Training/EventsDetail.cfm?itemnumber=16777

Time to vote in the Agile Professional Snap & Win Contest – 6/18/2012
Until June 27th, you can vote for your favorite picture finalist(s) in the SLA Factiva Agile Professioanl Snap & Win contest. You can vote daily.
https://apps.facebook.com/contestshq/contests/218073/voteable_entries

Meet the SLA President-Elect Candidates – 6/07/2012
Join the Florida & Caribbean Chapter as we host Kate Arnold and Juanita Richardson, candidates for SLA President-Elect in a special webinar. They will each take about 5 minutes to introduce themselves and share their SLA vision. Following the introduction, we’ll have a time for questions submitted by the audience. The whole session will last about 30 minutes. We hope you will take this opportunity to get to know your candidates to better inform your voting this fall. Title: Meet the SLA President-Elect Candidates (hosted by FCC) Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Time: 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT System Requirements PC-based attendees- Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server Macintosh®-based attendees – Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer Register now at the link below. Space is limited. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/816454424

Proposals for 2013 FLA Conference now accepted – 6/01/2012
The Florida Library Association is now accepting proposals for the 2013 Annual Conference in Orlando, May 1st to the 3rd. Proposals will be accepted from June 1st until August 20th, 2012. This year’s theme – New Possibilities and Partnerships – highlights opportunities for improving and introducing new and better products and services. It reflects a positive approach to working within exciting but challenging times by enhancing old partnerships and identifying new ones. Sessions can be 60-, 75-, or 90-minutes long.
http://fs17.formsite.com/ruthodonnell1944/2013_FLA_Conf_Proposal/index.html

Service activities in Chicago during the SLA Annual Conference – 5/25/2012
There will be several service activities available during the Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO in Chicago, varying in time commitment and effort. See the link below for details.
http://slablogger.typepad.com/sla_blog/2012/05/want-to-give-back-at-sla.html

Call for proposals – 2012 FACRL Fall Workshop – 5/24/2012
The FACRL Board is now accepting proposals for presentations and poster sessions on the theme, “Outside the Box: Building Academic Library Partnerships.” The FACRL conference will take place on October 18-19, 2012, at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FACRL2012Proposals

Are you interested in SLA Governance? – 5/21/2012
If you are interested in knowing how SLA actually works, or if you are looking to get involved in a leadership role, you are invited to attend leadership sessions during the Chicago Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO. Mark your calendar NOW to attend important Leadership meetings scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at annual conference. Each unit’s top leaders will gather at the cabinet meetings and SLA has scheduled a leadership orientation just prior to the cabinet meetings. The leadership orientation is replacing the Leadership Development Institute which formerly was on Sunday mornings. Why? Members asked for it… to save you and your company time and money. You can spend time with your family on Saturday, travel on Sunday to arrive in time for the general session and awards presentation at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 – 4:00 – 5:30 pm – LEADERSHIP ORIENTATION SLA’s association, chapter, division and caucus leaders and those who might consider a leadership opportunity will gather to consider a key question: If we did not exist, what association model would we build now? A second key topic will be “Finding and Grooming Tomorrow’s Leaders – Tailor to Your Unit’s Needs,” which will address tips on enticing/encouraging volunteers to take unit roles, developing strategies for making each role’s workload reasonable and enjoyable, and clarifying that not every unit must have every conceivable committee. The final topic is personal for leaders: “How to parlay SLA experience into a promotion, a new job… even your LinkedIn Profile”. Tuesday, July 17 – 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. – CHAPTER AND DIVISION CABINET MEETINGS (CONCURRENT) These are the official business meeting of SLA chapters. Chapter presidents and presidents-elect convene to request and receive reports, advise the board on matters of chapter interest, and initiate proposals for board consideration. Division chairs and chairs-elect convene to request and receive reports, advise the board on matters of division interest, and initiate proposals for board consideration. These meetings are open to all SLA members. Tuesday, July 17 – 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. JOINT CABINET MEETING This is the official joint business meeting of SLA chapters and divisions. Chapter presidents and presidents-elect and division chairs and chairs-elect convene to request and receive reports, advise the board on matters of chapter and division interest, and initiate proposals for board consideration. Chapter cabinet and division cabinet chair-elect candidates will also give remarks. Each chapter and each division have two seats on the cabinets. If the two official delegates are not able to attend the president or chair may appoint another member of the unit as a delegate.

Free Patents workshop at the University of Central Florida – 5/21/2012
The America Invents Act is the most sweeping change to patent law in the last sixty years. Learn how the patent reform will affect inventors, investors, and technology companies. Attendees will learn: – How the patent system protects innovation; – What new aspects of patent reform will impact intellectual property protection; – How to draft a patent claim to software, biotechnology and/or mechanical inventions in an interactive workshop; and – How to find the defects and problems in a poorly drafted patent. Presenter: Anton Hopen, Smith & Hopen, P.A.; U.S. Registered Patent Attorney; Board Certified in Intellectual Property by the Florida Bar When: Friday, June 15, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Where: University of Central Florida, main campus library – Room 223 Pre-registration is required. Registration is free but seating is limited to 50 people. For more information, please call 1-866-271-7589 (toll free) or 407-823-2562
http://library.ucf.edu/Reference/Conference_Registration.php

Agile Professional Snap & Win Contest from SLA and Factiva – 5/16/2012
Brought to you by SLA and Factiva, the Agile Professional Snap & Win Contest is looking for creative, fun photos that capture you in your most professionally agile position. The winning entry will receive $1,000 and a free year of SLA membership. What type of photo might capture your professional agility? A picture of you leading a seminar, training colleagues, learning to use a new technology, networking at a conference, using creative or new research methods–really, anything that shows you advancing within your profession. How to Enter – Enter through Facebook (link below), tweet a link to your photo to @SLAhq and include #Snap2Win, or use the alternative method of entry. – Have fun and be creative. -Use any editing tools you like, such as Instagram. Timing – The contest is open through June 11. – Judges will select the finalists from all of the submissions: June 11- June 13. – VOTE! Choose your favorite photos from the finalists: June 14 – June 27. – Winner announced: July 2.
https://www.facebook.com/slahq?v=app_95936962634

The Innovation Conference coming in August – 5/11/2012
Florida State University and the Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN) are co-sponsoring a two-day event on August 16-17, 2012 to explore how academic libraries can create and sustain a culture of creativity and invention. The Innovation Conference: Fostering Creativity and Invention in Academic Libraries will be held in Panama City, Florida on the campus of Florida State University in the Holley Academic Center. Registration is $100 and the desdline is August 2, 2012. Proposals are now being accepted for presentations, panel sessions, and poster sessions. Deadline for proposals is June 11th, 2012.
http://www.lib.fsu.edu/conference/innovation/

Member Joy Banks presenting at the Society of Florida Archivists Annual Conference – 5/01/2012
Chapter President Joy Banks is presenting this week at the Society of Florida Archivists Annual Conference in Sarasota. This will be a joint presentation with LuAnn Mims, archivist at Florida Southern University. The title is “On Both Sides of the Collaboration Table: How to Seek Out and Facilitate Collaborative Relationships with Other Organizations.” Joy will be talking about her efforts to find other institutions with which she can work since her institution is short on resources. The session will be closing the conference Friday, May 4, 11:30AM – 12:15PM. Joy is the Carillon Librarian at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. She’s also a candidate for Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect for the SLA’s 2013 Board of Directors.

Book reviews published by Jamie Marie Keller – 4/27/2012
Member Jamie Marie Keller, Reference Librarian at the Florida Coastal School of Law, just had a book review published in CHOICE. The legal-citation form for the review is: J.M. Keller, Book Review, 49 CHOICE 1740 (2012) (reviewing ANITA L. ALLEN, UNPOPULAR PRIVACY: WHAT MUST WE HIDE? (2011)). She had two others reviews published earlier this year: J.M. Keller, Book Review, 49 CHOICE 980 (2012) (reviewing DANIEL J. SOLOVE, NOTHING TO HIDE: THE FALSE TRADEOFF BETWEEN PRIVACY AND SECURITY (2011)). J.M. Keller, Book Review, 49 CHOICE 1152 (2012) (reviewing LIOR JACOB STRAHILEVITZ, INFORMATION AND EXCLUSION (2011)). Congrats!

Let us toot your horn! – 4/24/2012
Florida & Caribbean Chapter members are welcome to let us know about presentations, papers published, offices held in other SLA units (Division, Councils and Committees), awards won etc. so we can all share in your successes! Email the Communications Editor, Catherine Lavallée-Welch, at clw@poly.usf.edu with your happy news.

Member Catherine Lavallée-Welch presents keynote address at conference – 4/24/2012
Chapter member Catherine Lavallée-Welch presented the closing keynote address April 13 at the 2012 Joint Spring Conference of the Kentucky Library Association Academic Library Section, Kentucky Library Association Special Library Section and the Special Libraries Association Kentucky Chapter. The theme of the conference was “Become the Library They Need: Understanding User Expectations”. Lavallée-Welch’s presentation was titled “The New Academic Library Building – You Can’t Get What You Want (Til You Know What You Want). The opening keynote speaker at the conference was Janice Lachance, CEO of SLA, who spoke about anticipating users’ needs.

Member Susan Berkman on alternative library careers panel – 4/19/2012
Chapter member Susan Berkman is one of the panelists in the session “CChhh Chhhanging: A Library Job Isn’t Always in a Library – Vibrant and Vital Alternative Career Paths” at the 2012 Florida Library Association Annual Conference. Susan, who’s also the Chair of the Advertising and Marketing Division, will be speaking on her alternative career path, notably as CEO of Research-Ability.

Orlando Get-Together – 4/18/2012
All Central Florida librarians, library workers and library science students are invited to join their colleagues at the Panera in Altamonte Springs for a dutch-treat get-together and career book discussion sponsored by the Special Libraries Association Florida & Caribbean Chapter. Please bring your favorite career-oriented book to share or just come to learn some career advice from others. Friday, May 25th, 6-8:30PM Panera in Altamonte Springs’ community meeting room, 696 East Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Feel free to invite friends! E-mail Kate Vilches at katevilches@gmail.com to RSVP or with questions. Are you an SLA-FCC member and interested in hosting a similar event in your area? Contact Joy Banks at joymbanks@gmail.com to find out just how easy it can be.
https://www.facebook.com/events/208065425963193/

Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute – Year 9 – 3/29/2012
The Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute is now accepting submissions for its 9th edition. The Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute prepares individuals to lead libraries today and into the future. If you are a dynamic, creative and achievement-oriented individual who is interested in increasing and improving your library leadership knowledge and skills, apply today. The Institute includes: – Ten face to face learning sessions. – Online resources including a wiki and webinars. – Self-selected, goal-based mentoring partnerships. – Live and online learning support. This nationally recognized, comprehensive, 10-month Institute provides an opportunity for you to improve your leadership skills and become part of an elite group of over 250 Institute graduates who are leading changes in libraries across Florida, making a difference today while shaping the future of information access. Applications Accepted From April 1 – June 1, 2012 Notification of Acceptance – August 1, 2012 Registration Fee – $195 Host sites are Plant City (Hillsborough County) and Delray Beach (Palm Beach County). Website: http://info.florida.gov/bld/leadership/
http://info.florida.gov/bld/leadership/docs/2012SSLLI-fillable-ApplicationForm.pdf

SLA Diversity Leadership Development Program Award Applications due April 11th, 2012 – 3/22/2012
The SLA Diversity Leadership Development Program (DLDP) Award aims to accelerate the advancement and visibility of members who represent a diverse population of the Association by mentoring them for more leadership opportunities within SLA, to ensure that the Association remains vital, relevant, and representative of its diverse membership. The DLDP awardee receives a $1,000 stipend to defray the cost of attending SLA 2012 in Chicago, as well as complimentary registration and specific ticketed events as appropriate. The awardee also will work with an SLA member mentor to assist the candidate in understanding the mechanics of how the Association works and the roles of the Association leaders. Learn more about the DLDP Award today, and nominate yourself or someone you know. Deadline for applications is 11 April 2012.
http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/awardsrecognition/awardsdescriptions/dlpnomform/index.cfm

SLA-FCC President featured in News Chief – 3/12/2012
Joy Banks, the current President of the Florida & Caribbean Chapter, is featured in a story by the News Chief newspaper. She is described as “thought to be the only carillon librarian in the world” through her work at the Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. And, added bonus to the story, SLA and the Chapter are mentioned. Kudos Joy!
http://www.newschief.com/article/20120311/news/203115014?p=all&tc=pgall&tc=ar

New FCLA service: the Florida Finding Aid Factory – 3/08/2012
The Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) is announcing a new service called the “Florida Finding Aid Factory.” The FFAF is a hosted instance of Archon, software designed to create and publish archival finding aids on the web. FCLA is making this software available free of charge to institutions who may not otherwise have the IT resources to host their own finding aid publishing software. Using Archon, institutions can create collection records, inventory lists, and online finding aids. Collection records can be exported as MARC records or as EAD records. FCLA will also ensure that all finding aids created through the FFAF service will be included in the statewide finding aid repository, Archives Florida (http://palmm.fcla.edu/afl). For more information on this service, please contact Caitlin Nelson, FCLA Digital Initiatives Librarian: cnelson@ufl.edu or 352-392-9020 x298.

2013 SLA Board of Directors candidates announced – 2/28/2012
SLA announced today the candidates for the 2013 Board of Directors. Congratulations to the eight candidates for being nominated. However, let’s especially congratulate the Florida & Caribbean Chapter’s very own President, Joy Banks, who is a candidate for Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect! Kudos Joy!
http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/pressroom/pressrelease/12pr/pr2012-03.cfm

Chicago: registration and hotel reservations now open – 2/27/2012
You can now register at the early bird rate for the SLA Annual Conference in Chicago. You can also make your hotel reservation as well (and rooms usually go fast). On the hotel/travel page, you will also find a link for a discounted airport shuttle reservation. It’s going to be a great conference so we hope you will find your way to Chi-Town from July 15 to the 18.
http://www.sla.org/content/Events/conference/ac2012/index.cfm

Florida Virtual Job Shadowing project – 2/23/2012
The Florida Library Association is inviting all librarians and info professionals to be part, via Twitter, of their Virtual Job Shadowing project. Volunteers (which can include library school students who are currently employed in libraries) can choose a day between April 2nd and April 14th to tweet their daily activities using the hashtag #libjobshadowFL. Volunteers, and readers, can also visit the FLA Twitter page at http://www.twitter.com/libjobshadowFL. Sharing our daily activities will help to illuminate the depth and breadth of our profession. FLA wants to hear from all types of librarians, whether new or time-tested, about the new roles that are being created every day. For a list of our tweeters and the days they will participate, visit the Virtual Job Shadowing Project Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FLAVirtualJobShadowing. The FLA Virtual Job Shadowing Project is coordinated by the Florida Library Association Library Personnel Recruitment Committee. To volunteer to tweet about your workday, please contact Susan L. Smith via email: ssmith1@hodges.edu or phone (239) 598-6134.
http://www.facebook.com/FLAVirtualJobShadowing

New MLIS Alumni program at USF – 2/14/2012
Several Alumni from the the School of Library and Information Science have worked together to form an Alumni Society at USF. It is hoped to be an opportunity for Alumni to share ideas, collaborate on projects, partner with the school and enrich it’s members with continuing education opportunities. The mission of the USF LIS Alumni Society is to partner with the USF School of Information in facilitating networking, professional development, and student assistance opportunities for USF Library and Information Science Alumni around the world. The USF LIS Alumni Society is committed to serve its members by engaging group discussions from leaders in the library field, assisting the School of Information in developing curriculum, providing mentorship opportunities for students, and funding of student scholarships. First meeting: Friday March 9th from 6:30 pm -8:30 pm at Traditions Hall in The Gibbons Alumni Center (USF Tampa). Parking for the event will be free. Speaker: Chad Mairn, St. Pete College Librarian & Instructor and Chief Technology Officer at Novare Library Services – “Transforming Our Vision to Enhance Library Services” Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Cost: FREE Food / Drink: Sandwiches and Soda / Water provided RSVP’s (requested but not required) at the URL below Questions: Contact Bill Harris (bill@findalibrarybook.com) or Jessica Riggins (jzairo22@gmail.com)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHR2RWRydWp6WThEWjM0WWx3cWZ0cmc6MQ#gid=0

TBLC announces the “Florida Visioning Challenge” – 2/08/2012
The Tampa Bay Library Consortium is challenging Florida Libraries to articulate a vision for the future, in 100 words or less. This could be an excellent opportunity for special libraries to make their voice heard too.
http://tblc.org/events/are-you-ready-the-florida-visioning-challenge

2012 SLA Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO – 2/07/2012
Registration opens February 27 for the 2012 SLA Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO. The official Twitter handle and hashtag are, respectively @slachicago and #SLAchicago. See you there!

Health insurance available through SLA – 2/07/2012
SLA members have access to heath insurance through Association Health Programs. They have access to all health insurance plans and carriers to fit any needs. SLA Members can save up to 30% on monthly premiums.
http://www.sla.org/content/membership/mbrbenefits/healthprograms/healthinsurance.cfm

Award winners announced during the Leadership Summit – 2/02/2012
Some SLA award winners were announced in Atlanta during the Leadership Summit. SLA Fellows: Scott Brown, Ann Cullen, Ruth Kneale, Chris Olson, and Roberto Sarmiento have been named Fellows of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). The five information professionals will be honored the 2012 Annual Conference in Chicago. SLA recognizes Fellows for leadership within the information profession and the association. The title is bestowed on mid-career professionals in recognition of past service and in anticipation of valuable contributions and leadership well into the future. Rising Star award: Davis Erin Anderson, Janel Kinlaw, Moy McIntosh, and Chris Zammarelli received the honor in recognition of their early-career achievements and significant contributions to SLA. The Rising Star Award, sponsored by J.J. Keller & Associates, is given to outstanding SLA members with less than five years of experience in the information profession.

New Director on the Chapter Board – 2/02/2012
Please welcome Rachel Bomberger as our new Director on the FCC Executive Board. Rachel replaces Dee Baldwin, who became President-Elect in January.

SLA Leadership Summit – 1/26/2012
The Leadership Summit is now taking place in Atlanta. You can follow the action on Twitter, almost in real time, with the hashtag #SLAleads.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Hurricane Summit in Miami – 1/20/2012
Registrations are now being taken for the upcoming NN/LM Hurricane Summit on Wednesday, February 8th, in Miami, Florida. Seating is limited, A full report of the summit will be made available on the Toolkit in late February or early March. When: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Where: Louis Calder Memorial Library, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Purpose: To provide a forum to discuss best practices and to develop new strategies for how libraries can prepare and respond to natural disasters. Moderator: Dan Wilson, Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative
http://nnlm.gov/ep/2012/01/13/announcing-the-nnlm-miami-hurricane-summit/

2012 Association of Christian Librarians conference is in Florida – 1/20/2012
The annual conference of the Association of Christian Librarians will be hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic University, June 11-14, 2012. The lead keynote speaker on Tuesday morning will be Sue Polanka, Head of Reference and Instruction for the Dunbar Library, Wright State University and moderator for the popular blog, No Shelf Required®. The topic of her presentation will be “Blue Ocean Strategies for the Promotion of E-Resources.” Wednesday morning’s keynote speaker will be Dr. David S. Dockery, President, Union University. He is the author of Renewing Minds and general editor for the new series, Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition. The topic his address will be “Opportunities for Christian Higher Education in the Academic Marketplace.” Registration for the conference will open in February.
http://libraryguides.pba.edu/content.php?pid=194291&sid=1628567

Florida Library Association scholarships – 1/06/2012
The next scholarship application deadline is February 1, 2012 for the FLA student scholarships. The Florida Library Association (FLA) Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that the application process has begun for the 2012 scholarships, which will be awarded at the 2012 Annual Conference. Three graduate school scholarships ($2,000 each) are available: one at Florida State University, one at the University of South Florida and a third, the Minority scholarship, which may be awarded at either school. To qualify for a Minority Scholarship, the candidate must belong to one of the following ethnic groups: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native. Additional scholarships are available for undergraduates: one for a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree ($750) and one for a student pursuing an associate’s degree ($350). You can find the eligibility requirements and forms at the URL below.
http://www.flalib.org/scholarships.php

Copyright seminar at USF St. Petersburg on January 27 – 1/06/2012
Copyright has emerged as a hot-button global policy issue as the Internet and new technologies transform the way millions of people create, access, use, and reuse content. The implications for education are very significant with the emergence of open access, open educational resources, and new distance learning opportunities. Join Dr. Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law of the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law and Dr. Kenneth Crews, Director, Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University for a seminar on copyright and its impact on the academy. To register for the seminar or for more information, please contact Carol Hixson, Dean of Library, USFSP at hixson@usfsp.edu Location: Gallery, Harbor Hall Registration Required for Attendance Free to USFSP Faculty and Staff $25 for other interested parties
http://www.nelson.usf.edu/npml/events.html

New Chapter Board! – 1/04/2012
It gives us great pleasure to announce the results of our recent election: President-elect: Dee Baldwin Treasurer: Claudia Dold Director: Johnny Hill Dee, Claudia, and Johnny will join our President Joy Banks, Secretary Carol Armstrong, Director Lisa Zilinski and Past-President Nancy Kellett as our Executive Board for 2012. Congratulations to all!

Results of the Florida Library Snapshot Day – 12/16/2011
Results of the November 2011 Library Snapshot Day have been published. If that was just one day, imagine the impact over a week, a month, a year…
http://www.flalib.org/snapshot_day_results_nov_2011.php

Chapter elections are now open – 12/06/2011
Please check your email for your personal link to the electronic ballot. The candidates are President-Elect: Dee Baldwin Treasurer: Claudia Dold Director (one position): Rachel Bomberger and Johnny Hill Elections will close at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 15, 2011. Thank you for your participation!

Tampa Area Meet-Up – December 8 – 11/28/2011
Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle, or that project that has to be finished by year end, for some friendly conversation. The topic is e-books, e-readers and tablet apps, oh my! Do you have an e-reader? Are you thinking about asking or giving one as a gift this holiday season? (So many choices!) Are your patrons asking for e-books instead of hardcopy because their tablets cannot be pried out of their hands? Share what you have learned about e-books and e-reader and learn more when we share what we know about e-books at this Tampa area meet-up. When: Thursday, December 08, 2011, 5:00 – ??? Where: Panara Bread, 112 West Shore Boulevard (southeast corner of West Shore & Kennedy). Have a friend, co-worker or non-SLA colleague interested in the topic? Bring them along. In keeping with the spirit of the season, the more the merrier!

Becoming a Library and Information Professional – 11/22/2011
Are you a current LIS student or alum, or considering getting your Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies? Visit Dr. Koontz from Florida State University and Lana Brand from University of South Florida to learn about Master’s in Library and Information Studies degree programs. The Tampa Bay Library Consortium is hosting the virtual conversation on January 31, 2012, 1PM to 3PM in their online classroom.
http://www.tblc.org/ws_info.php?ws=1650

You haven’t missed your chance! – 11/22/2011
There is still time to throw you hat in the ring to serve on the Board of the Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA. The following positions will need to be filled for the coming year, President-elect, Treasurer and Director. If you are interested or would like to learn more about one of these positions, please check the Document sections of our website (link below) to find out more or contact Nominating Committee members Pam Doffek or Liz Bumgarner. At this time we are also looking to fill a number of regional contact positions. This is a great way to get you feet wet, so to speak and get more involved with the chapter before running for chapter office. If you are interested, please contact our President-Elect, Joy Banks. Self-nominating is encouraged! Contact Liz if you’re ready to serve.
http://slafc.cites.fsu.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=publications.documents

What are some of your hobbies? – 11/17/2011
President-Elect Joy Banks would like to know what are some of your hobbies! She wants the Chapter to work on building a network of people connected by the things they do outside the office. By connecting more with each other socially, we can build a stronger network of professionals. Do you knit, crochet or do other kinds of fiber crafts? Would you be interested in doing a common service project? Please contact Joy Banks with your contact information as we try this first “hobby connection”.
http://slafc.cites.fsu.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=bod.view&featureID=248

American Librarians Visit Havana – 11/15/2011
Recently, 15 SLA librarians visited libraries in Cuba to see conditions are like for information professionals there. Susan Fifer Canby, Encore Caucus Convener and former DC/SLA President, write about the conditions they found.
http://dc.sla.org/2011/11/14/american-librarians-visit-havana/

Contributed Papers Sessions: call for proposals – 11/09/2011
SLA is now accepting proposals for Contributed Papers to be presented at the 2012 Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO to be held 15-18 July 2012 in Chicago. – Do ontologies, taxonomies and semantics make your tail wag? – Are mobile devices your passion? – Is social media your thing? – Are you the Content Wrangler for your organization? In this era of a world economy, things are more interdependent than ever. Changes in one arena impact another, borders are blurring, and expectations are higher than ever. Technology is driving change forward at a dramatic speed, and what was impossible three years ago is now commonplace. The Contributed Papers Sessions allow you to showcase your creative and innovative solutions to some of today’s pressing information issues. Share your successes with your colleagues and inspire your peers. We are particularly interested in hearing from our international members. Topics for papers must be related to the conference theme of “Practicing Agility in an Open World Economy” and should focus on putting ideas into practice: don’t just think, ACT. Every SLA member is encouraged to submit an abstract! Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of SLA members in a blind review and the strongest will be selected for development into full papers. Requirements for Acceptance Topics should be related to library or information science, information management, research, client services, technology or administration in special libraries. Proposals will be judged on their relevance to the conference theme “Practicing Agility in an Open World Economy.” Reviewers will be looking for novelty, creativity, scholarship, and applicability to an author-defined audience. Proposed papers must also meet these requirements: – At least one author is a member of SLA – At least one author commits to presenting the paper at the Annual Conference – The proposal is received by December 12, 2011 deadline – The paper has not been published in or submitted to any other publication or conference planning group – The author (and any co-authors) must be willing to sign a copyright assignment form that will permit SLA to use the paper in various formats Deadlines 12 December 2011 – Proposals due. Submit an abstract of your paper via e-mail to Helen Losch at helenlosch@gmail.com. Abstracts should be between 250-300 words in length, or roughly one page in 12-point text. Please also identify your core audience (e.g. academic, web). 01 February 2012 – Notification. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision, and the strongest proposals will be invited to develop them into full papers. 01 June 2012 – Papers due. Authors submit their completed papers and copyright assignments to SLA. 15-18 July 2012 – Conference presentation. Authors will deliver a 15-minute presentation of their papers. Presentation should focus on the practical applications of the research conducted – what is really, really, really important about their topic and results. Authors may be asked to present in the Pecha Kucha format (20 slides with 20 seconds allowed for explanation of each slide).
http://www.sla.org/content/Events/conference/ac2012/index.cfm

Call for Committee/Council Volunteers for SLA – 11/07/2011
Please consider volunteering to a SLA committee or council at the Chapter, Division or Association-wide level. Lending your time and skills at any level of course benefits the association and its members. However, don’t underestimate the benefits for you! You will help your own career by learning new tasks you might not perform in your job. You’ll gain new skills and be able to network in an enhanced manner with peers and mentors. The deadline to fill the online form is November 16. This is especially true for SLA-wide committees and councils. Your active participation in the FCC Chapter is welcomed throughout the year.
http://www.sla.org/content/community/committe/volunteer2.cfm

Fall Workshop this Friday! – 10/26/2011
If you locked your office door and never came back, would anyone notice? The Chapter’s Fall Workshop is taking place this week with our world-renowned, dynamic speaker Jim Kane. He has a hands-on workshop planned for us that will allow you time to think about your own organizations with all of their unique qualities; help you identify some of your audience whether it be users, administrators, board members, or co-workers; and think about ways to help your audience, whoever they may be, become loyal to your organization. Located centrally in Orlando, at UCF, the Fall Workshop is only $40 for SLA members.
http://slafc.cites.fsu.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=features.view&featureID=32

SLA elections results announced! – 10/04/2011
The 2011 election for the Special Libraries Association’s (SLA) Board of Directors drew to a close on Wednesday, September 28, with 2,393 SLA members casting their votes. The voting resulted in five new members being selected to the association’s governing body: President-Elect: Deb Hunt Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect: Debbie Schachter Division Cabinet Chair-Elect: Ann Koopman Directors: Marilyn Bromley and Hal Kirkwood Congratulations to the new Board members, who will enter in function January 2012.
http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/pressroom/pressrelease/11pr/pr2011-13.cfm

2011 SLA Florida & Caribbean Chapter Fall Workshop: Keep ’em coming: Building loyal relationships with those that matter most – 9/29/2011
Do you work with people? No matter the relationship–user, co-worker, administrator, investor–it takes work to build successful relationships. Join the Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA as we hear from James Kane, recognized as “one of the leading researchers and consultants in the science of loyalty and the role it plays in human relationships and the communities we form” (http://www.jameskane.com). During the full-day workshop, we will explore the key elements to forming these lasting relationships, learn to identify target groups, and discuss practical ways to improve the relationships we have. Participants will spend time analyzing their unique organizations and developing customized plans and will leave with practical ways to implement new strategies. Lunch and light snacks are included. When: Friday, October 28th, 2011 Where: University of Central Florida Main Library, Room 223 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Bldg. 2 Orlando, FL 32816-2666 For map and directions: http://library.ucf.edu/Administration/Maps/ *PLEASE NOTE:* There will be a $5 charge for parking. The above website has information on how to obtain a parking permit for the day. The chapter is not responsible for what happens to your car while on campus. Carpooling is encouraged! Agenda 8:30-9:00 Registration and light breakfast 9:00-9:15 Welcome 9:15-12:00 Workshop 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:00-4:00 Workshop 4:00-5:00 Optional tour of UCF facilities Register here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MV9935V Pricing SLA FCC Member ($40) SLA Member ($40) Non-Member ($60) SLA Student Member ($15) Student Non-Member ($20) Need a hotel? UCF Continuing Education provides the following link: http://www.ce.ucf.edu/Hotels/ *They say to mention attending a program at UCF to get a discount, so give it a try. *
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MV9935V

SLA Board of Directors election – one week left! – 9/21/2011
You have 7 more days to vote in the SLA Board elections. Voting will end Wednesday, September 28 at 5PM EDT. Make your voice heard!
http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/governance/2011election/index.cfm

REFORMA de Florida reactivated – 9/21/2011
At ALA 2011 in New Orleans, the REFORMA National’s Board of Directors voted unanimously voted to reactivate the REFORMA de Florida chapter. The first objective of the new board is to facilitate communication among members in order to promote the vision of REFORMA de Florida. Venues for this objective include the subscription to the Latino Library Services listserv; online meeting platforms, the updating of the REFORMA de Florida webpage; and the updating and promotion of the chapter’s existing Facebook page. In addition, they will work to promote REFORMA de Florida’s mission to recruit new members and promote the library and information services to the Latino and Spanish speaking communities in the State of Florida. To become a memeber of REFORMA de Florida, you may contact Isabel Castro at icastro437@aol.com, or go to the website below.
http://www.reforma.org

Florida Library Snapshot Day – 9/13/2011
Libraries of all types, including corporate and special libraries, are invited to register for the FLA Florida Library Snapshot Day on Wednesday, November 2. “All types of libraries are invited to submit library photos, statistics, and stories that showcase what happens during one day in their library.”
http://www.flalib.org/snapshot_day.php

SLA Board of Directors election starts today! – 9/07/2011
Make your vote and your membership count! Starting today, September 7th, and ending September 28th at 5:00 p.m. EDT are the elections for the 2012 SLA Board of Directors. Members with an email on file should receive a link today to vote online. You can also vote on the SLA website with your member ID and password or, request a paper ballot. To note, Florida & Caribbean Chapter member and Communications Editor Catherine Lavallée-Welch is a candidate for Division Cabinet Chair-Elect. The online ballot provides details on Catherine and all the other candidates. Thank you for voting!
http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/governance/2011election/index.cfm

25th anniversary of Suncoast Information Specialists – 9/06/2011
Suncoast Information Specialists, grouping librarians and information specialists in the greater Tampa Bay area, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011. An evening reception will be held in Tampa on October 14, 2011, from 6:30 – 9:30PM, at Stetson University College of Law, Tampa Law Center. The guest speaker will be St. Petersburg Times columnist and editorial writer, Daniel Ruth. We wish them an happy anniversary! ********* Cost: $25.00, payable in advance. Checks, made out to Suncoast Information Specialists, should be mailed to Suncoast Information Specialists c/o TBLC 1202 Tech Blvd., Ste 202 Tampa, FL 33619 Due to the advance planning required for this event, this payment is a non-refundable. On-line RSVP form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGxkOW1EU0luQlFWRC1wZnBkbk4xM0E6MQ (please reply by Oct. 11th) Questions? Please contact Barbara Wiesenberg, bwiesenberg@gmail.com.
http://www.suninfospec.org/

FCC Fall Program – Save the date! – 8/16/2011
We have a date and a place for our Fall Chapter program! It will be Friday, October 28 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. More details to follow.

Videos from the candidates for 2013 SLA President – 8/10/2011
The candidates for 2013 SLA President have prepared YouTube messages for your consideration. The links for the videos are just under each photo on the following pages: David Cappoli – http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/governance/2011election/cappoli.cfm Deb Hunt – http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/governance/2011election/hunt.cfm Also be sure to check out the Candidates’ blog for the latest responses from all candidates to questions posted there: http://slablogger.typepad.com/sla_blog/2011-candidates/ E-Voting begins September 7!
http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/governance/2011election/2012BODCand.cfm

FLA searches featured speakers in alternative career paths – 7/27/2011
The FLA Library Personnel Recruitment Committee is looking for panelists for its 2012 FLA Conference Program Proposal on alternative career paths for librarians and/or library workers. Professionals working in information architecture, knowledge services, and the corporate environment are especially encouraged to participate. If selected, we will ask you to speak for 10 minutes about your current position and job opportunities in your field. For example, what skills and attributes are employers looking for when they hire a library-trained individual for this type of position? The FLA Conference 2012 will be April 18 – 20, 2012, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. Panelists pay their own conference registration and any other costs of attending (although those who are not affiliated with or employed in a library or library-related organization may be eligible for complimentary “speakers only” registration). If interested, please send a short bio and any past speaking experience to the FLA Library Personnel Recruitment Chair, Rachel Cooke (rcooke@fgcu.edu) by Thursday, August 4, 2011. The program proposal is subject to acceptance by FLA. The Committee will know whether their proposal was accepted or not in early November, 2011, and panelists will be notified immediately after.

SLA Future Ready Video – 7/26/2011
This video was premiered during the Annual Conference in Philly. Future Ready means always taking that critical extra step of providing analysis to complement the data you’ve expertly located. Look closely for President Cindy Romaine’s cameo!
http://youtu.be/y7BRHloOkxE

My SLA podcasts – 7/22/2011
With over 9,000 professionals worldwide, SLA is many things to many people. That’s why select members have been asking colleagues to share personal accounts of their SLA experiences. It’s clear that no two members are alike. To highlight some of these unique experiences available to all of our members, the Association launched My SLA: The Podcast. We encourage you to listen to these personal accounts (posted weekly) and hear first-hand the links between association involvement, career passion, and workplace success. The Association also wants to hear from professionals in all phases of their careers. Email share_your_story@my.sla.org to set up an interview or blog post.
http://my.sla.org/?p=601

4,300 info pros attended the 2011 Annual Conference – 7/14/2011
Exactly 4,301 librarians and information professionals attended the SLA Annual Conference in Philadelphia in June 2011. This figures includes 1539 exhibitor registrants for 222 exhibitors on the exhibit floor. This is 25% above the 3429 attendees (1371 exhibitors) at last year’s New Orleans conference. Next year’s Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO will be held July 15-18 in Chicago, under the theme “Practicing Agility in an Open World Economy.” Guy Kawasaki, author, founder of Alltop.com, and former chief evangelist of Apple, is scheduled to keynote. We hope you will attend!
http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/pressroom/pressrelease/11pr/pr2011-08.cfm

Lakeland Librarians Get-Together – 7/13/2011
Librarians and information professionals working in, or from Lakeland and the surrounding area, are invited to an informal get-together on Thursday, July 27th, from 5:30 to 8:30. The dutch treat event will take place at coffeehouse Black & Brew (205 East Main Street, Lakeland). Stay for a while or just drop by.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186645558058106

FACRL Fall 2011 program – 7/06/2011
The Florida Association of College & Research Libraries will hold its annual conference on Friday, October 21st. This year, the conference will take place at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. The theme will be: “The Future of Academic Libraries in Florida”. The call for papers is now out on the association’s website. Deadline is July 31st, 2011.
http://facrl.fcla.edu

Recruit-A-Member Campaign – 7/01/2011
Spread the word and build the SLA community! You know the value of your SLA membership and now it’s time to let your colleagues know. Grand Prize Top Member Recruiter – The individual who recruits the most new members (minimum 10) will win a giftcard valued at US$300. – The grand prize winner will receive special recognition in Information Outlook, SLA’s official magazine. Everybody Wins – An invitation to join from you, a current SLA member, means special recognition for the new member. Every new member recruited will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win a giftcard valued at US$50. – The individual who recruits 10 new members will receive a giftcard valued at US$100 – The individual who recruits 5 new members will receive a giftcard valued at US$50 – The individual who recruits 1 new member will receive a President’s Club lapel pin and a membership in the President’s Club, a special designation signifying your dedication to SLA. – Every recruiter will be recognized on the SLA website New member applications and dues payments must be received between 15 June and 1 October 2011.
http://www.sla.org/content/membership/getamember/toolkit.cfm

Chapter events pictures – 6/28/2011
We’ve published pictures of the 2011 SLA Annual Conference on our Facebook Page (http://on.fb.me/kk80U2) and on our new Flickr Photostream (http://bit.ly/mGWnO0). We welcome any pictures of Chapter events and people you may want to share, either current or from the past. Please send them to Communications Editor Catherine Lavallée-Welch (clw@poly.usf.edu).

Future of the Book Conference – 6/23/2011
The Florida State University Libraries and the Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN)are co-sponsoring an academic library conference on the Future of the Book, July 21-22. The Conference will take place at FSU’s Turnbull Conference Center. The event wants to explore “the significance of emergent digital technologies on the dissemination and reading of text for research and pleasure.” The featured speakers are Elaine Treharne, Ph.D., Bob Stein and Lynn Sutton, Ph.D.
http://www.lib.fsu.edu/thefutureofthebook/

Survey on Continuing Education courses – 6/22/2011
Chapter members should have in their email an invitation to a short, 6-questions survey on continuing education (CE) courses at SLA annual conferences. The Association wants to explore current practices and ways in which we can do it better. A special task force to facilitate this discussion has been appointed by President Romaine. Deadline is Monday, June 27th.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SLACE

Another Future Ready 365 blog post by a Chapter member – 6/20/2011
Another SLA-FCC member has a post published on the Future Ready 365 blog by SLA. Joy Banks, President-Elect and First Five Years Ambassador for the Chapter, wrote a post about different paths and speeds to become future-ready. Any member can submit a post. Send 250 words on how you are future-ready to futureready365@sla.org.
http://futureready365.sla.org/06/20/is-your-future-my-future/

Florida & Caribbean Chapter part of the SLA Loyalty Project with James Kane! – 6/12/2011
More details will follow after the Annual Conference but, this morning, at the Leadership Development Institute, it was officially announced that the Florida & Caribbean Chapter, along with five other chapters, will be working with loyalty expert James Kane in the SLA Loyalty project. Mr. Kane will work with us to develop strategic planning for the Chapter membership and develop a greater sense of belonging. He will come to the Chapter and provide training as well. The Chapter will be asked to help with costs so you can expect fundraising efforts to be put in place by the Chapter’s Board. Results will be presented at the Leadership Summit in Atlanta next January.

SLA First Five Years Survey – 6/06/2011
Are you an SLA member still in those first five years of professional work? Or perhaps you are a student member seeing what SLA is all about. The SLA First Five Years Advisory Council is surveying early career professionals and students to better understand their needs and concerns. The Council would like to use this information to help guide SLA’s programming and support for early career professionals. Please take 20-30 minutes to thoughtfully answer these questions. Feel free to be as candid as possible. The more details you can give, the better. If you have any questions about the survey, contact Joy Banks, SLA FCC President-Elect and FFY Ambassador, at joymbanks@gmail.com.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SLA_FFY_2011

Dine-arounds in SLA Philly – 6/01/2011
The Philadelphia Chapter is inviting SLA attendees to dine-arounds. These are perfect when you have nothing planned for dinner and wish to meet and network with other attendees. Join a Philadelphia Chapter Host for dinner on Saturday (6/11/11), Tuesday (6/14) or Wednesday (6/15) evening. Use the online form to sign up (below) before the conference. *Deadline* for online sign ups is *Friday, June 10th*. Fill out a separate form for each evening you would like to join a group. If there are still slots available for these restaurants after the June 10 deadline, stop by the hospitality booth to *sign up in person until 1pm* the day of the reservation. If on the other hand, these choices fill up fast, restaurants will be added to the list. Typically, you will be gathering with your host at the hospitality table about 45 minutes before the reservation times. Contact the individual host if you have questions about food, meeting time/place, etc. And, of course, be prepared with cash or credit to pay for your dinner.
bit.ly/jsE3jI

SLA Strategic Vision Project – 5/29/2011
SLA President Cindy Romaine has tasked members of the Board of Directors with developing a strategic roadmap for the association. The “Strategic Vision Project” has as its goal to provide direction and a strategic vision for SLA through 2014. The Board has been divided into three topic-related sub-groups: – Skills & Membership Sub-Group: What skills do association current and future members need, and how best can we assist them in acquiring these? How can we build and retain association membership? – Collaboration & Community Sub-Group: Are there other associations, groups, and projects with which SLA can collaborate to achieve a new goal, which we could not create individually? – Alignment & Services Sub-Group: How can we incorporate the SLA Alignment Project research and strategies into association and member performance? What services can the association provide to facilitate this? Members are encouraged to participate and share advice and suggestions on these themes. You can post your comment on the post linked below or contact any or all Board members. The Board will continue discussing this at its June meetings in Philadelphia.
http://futureready365.sla.org/05/27/sla-strategic-vision-project/

ACURIL 2011 – 5/27/2011
It’s still not too late to register for the 2011 annual conference of Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL). The theme this year is timely: “The Role of Libraries and Archives in Disaster Preparedness, Response and Research.” The conference will be held in the United States for the first time in 14 years, at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, in Tampa, May 30th-June 3rd. To note, translators – both textual and simultaneous (verbal) – are needed for English, Spanish and French.
http://guides.lib.usf.edu/ACURIL_2011

Chapter Social at Annual Conference – 5/11/2011
The Chapter has a location for the Social at the Annual Conference. We have a reservation at Maggiano’s Little Italy for 6:00 Monday, June 13. It’s very close to the Convention Center, so we plan to start gathering there after the last session ends at 5:30. Feel free to drop in or out as you need to. Please complete the survey (link below) if you plan to attend, so that we can accommodate everyone. Restaurant info: 1201 Filbert Street Philadelphia PA 19107 (215) 567-2020 http://www.maggianos.com/EN/12th-Filbert_Philadelphia_PA/Pages/LocationLanding.aspx
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9GDGRTV

Joy Banks is Chapter President-Elect! – 5/09/2011
We are pleased to announce that Joy Banks has been approved by the SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter Board to fill the remainder of the term for Chapter President-Elect for 2011. She replaces Sara Russell Gonzalez, who stepped down for family reasons. Joy currently holds the First Five Years Ambassador position on the board. Congratulations Joy!

Enter the SLA & Dialog Sweepstakes for Your Chance to Win a NOOK Color eReader – 4/28/2011
SLA and major conference partners ProQuest and Dialog are joining together to give away two NOOK Color eReader tablets. The contest will end June 12th, first day of the Annual Conference. Here’s how easy it is to enter: 1) Become a Facebook fan of Dialog LLC by clicking “Like” 2) Become a Facebook fan of SLA by clicking “Like” (if you’re already a fan of both pages, you can skip these steps!) 3) Click the “Sweepstakes” tab in the left column of SLA’s fan page and answer this question – “How has social media impacted your professional life? (e.g., impact of participating in a targeted social community, connecting via Facebook or LinkedIn, collaborating using Web tools, etc.)” 4) Keep an eye on your news feed – SLA and Dialog will announce the NOOK Color winners via Facebook on June 13, but stay tuned, you never know what you might discover along the way! A few rules to consider: 1) If selected a winner, you MUST have already become a fan of both Facebook pages. 2) Keep your answer professional and courteous to other contestants. 3) Only one entry per contestant, no exceptions. Visit Dialog and ProQuest in booth #900 at SLA 2011.
http://slablogger.typepad.com/sla_blog/2011/04/enter-the-sla-dialog-facebook-raffle-for-your-chance-to-win-a-nook-color-ereader.html

Last week to apply for the Chapter conference grants – 4/25/2011
This is the last week to apply for the Student Travel Grant and the Virtual Conference Grant to attend the SLA 2011 Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO. Get those applications in!
http://slafc.cites.fsu.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=grants.main

Applications accepted for the 8th Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute – 4/20/2011
The Institute is organized by the Division of Library and Information Services of the Florida Department of State. The primary goal of the Institute is to assist in preparing library leaders to provide the highest quality library services to the citizens of Florida. The Institute is open to individuals from all types of libraries (public, academic, school, and special). It is designed for professional librarians, as well as those in management positions without a master’s degree in Library Science. Candidates should have a minimum of two years professional library experience and a demonstrated successful professional work experience. Deadline for applications: June 1, 2011 postmark Participant selection notification: August 1, 2011 Participant acceptance deadline: August 15, 2011 Enrollment is limited to a total of 40 participants.
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/bld/leadership/institute.cfm

SLA, AALL, and MLA Oppose Funding Cuts for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract Program – 4/19/2011
On 11 April 2011, SLA, AALL, and MLA sent letters to the U.S. Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies’ members opposing the proposed elimination of funding for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract Program included in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request to Congress. The authoritative and comprehensive Statistical Abstract of the United States has been published every year since 1878. It brings together data from 300 sources, including the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, various non-profit organizations, private sector organizations, and more. The abstract is a popular research guide relied on heavily by businesses, researchers, students and others looking for information on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Last year alone, the Statistical Abstract Program’s website received over 1.5 million unique hits.
http://slaconnections.typepad.com/public_policy_blog/2011/04/sla-aall-and-mla-oppose-funding-cuts-for-the-us-census-bureaus-statistical-abstract-program.html

SLA Loyalty Pilot Project – a survey in members’ email – 4/15/2011
Check your email today – Chapter members received an invitation to a 10-questions survey about the chapter. Why the survey? Several members of the FCC Board have been working to submit a proposal to participate in the SLA Loyalty Pilot Project sponsored by SLA and Jim Kane. Kane proposed to SLA to serve as a consultant analyzing the loyalty of SLA members and offering suggestions to improve member loyalty. His plan is to spend 12 months working with one chapter to develop a project that could then be shared with the entire organization (see the March 2011 Information Outlook for more information). So, your feedback is important to inform the Chapter’s proposal. If you do not receive the survey link in your email by the end of the day, please contact Joy Banks from the Chapter Board. The survey will close April 22nd at midnight Your responses to this survey are much appreciated as we try to participate in this exciting venture.

New Board member! – 4/15/2011
The Chapter Board of Directors welcomed recently a new member: Joy Banks became our First Five Years Ambassador. Welcome Joy!

SLA 2011 Annual Conference Discount Extended for U.S. Government Employees – 4/14/2011
In light of the current United States government budget proceedings, SLA is extending its annual conference discounted rate ($495) as necessary for all U.S. government employees until May 2nd, 2011. SLA understands that government employees will not have professional development expenses approved until a budget agreement has been reached. If you work for the U.S. government, and were delayed in registering for the annual conference due to the current state of budget discussions, please contact events@sla.org when you have had your travel and expenses approved by your department and/or supervisor. Provide your employment information, and you will be provided with a registration code. If you don’t work for the government, it’s still possible to pre-register and save $100 on the onsite registration price.
http://slablogger.typepad.com/sla_blog/2011/04/sla-2011-annual-conference-discount-extended-for-us-government-employees.html#tp

Need to Know Forum in Philly – 4/08/2011
At the occasion of the Annual Conference, SLA is holding a new initiative with the Need to Know Forum for business people that want to learn more about what information professionals can do for their organizations. For $50, on June 14th, they will be able to select two out of pre-selected sessions, attend a lunch and visit the INFO-EXPO. If you know anyone in the Philadelphia area (or elsewhere 🙂 ) that would be interested in attending, please let them know.
http://sla2011.tornado1.com/general-information/n2k/

Another Future Ready 365 blog post by a Chapter member – 4/04/2011
Another SLA-FCC member has a post published on the Future Ready 365 blog by SLA. Catherine Lavallée-Welch, Communications Editor for the Chapter, wrote a post about the future of academic library buildings. Any member can submit a post. Send 250 words on how you are future ready to futureready365@sla.org.
http://futureready365.sla.org/2011/04/

Service project in Philly for the SLA Annual Conference – 4/04/2011
SLA has added a local service project to the program of the 2011 SLA Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO in Philadelphia. It’s an easy project and all should be able to participate. What? SLA will be partnering with the Philadelphia office of Dress For Success, an organization that accepts clothing donations to help unemployed women obtain jobs in a down economy. Donations will be tax-deductible, and forms will be available on-site. When? We will accept donations starting the first day of SLA 2011, June 12th, until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15th. Why? Of course, you can always support your local community through donations to charities of your choice. However, this is an opportunity for SLA members to come together as a professional community and make an impact through a shared social responsibility mission. June 12 will be our time to capitalize on our strength-in-numbers, and assist the unemployed in Philadelphia by giving them the crucial advantage of confidence when they interview for jobs. How? It’s easy. Just bring an interview-appropriate piece of women’s clothing in your luggage when you pack for the conference. A good quality business suit that you no longer wear is the ‘Cadillac’ of donations. However, you don’t need to part with a suit to support the program. Bring a scarf, blouse, dress shoes, jewelry, unopened cosmetics – anything that can be used in an interview, as long as it is in good condition. Look for the Dress For Success sign at the conference when you arrive, and drop off your item(s). It’s that simple. With just a 20% participation rate, we could deliver over 1,000 items of clothing to Philadelphia.
http://slablogger.typepad.com/sla_blog/2011/04/sla-2011-in-philadelphia-give-back-while-youre-in-town-.html

Orange County Library system 2011 winner of the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award – 3/23/2011
The American Library Association has named Orange County Library system of Orlando, Fla., the 2011 winner of the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award. This award is presented annually to a library that demonstrates innovative planning and development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting. The winning initiative was Orange County’s Technology and Education Center, offering 1,200 technology classes each month at 15 locations. In 2010, nearly 50,000 patrons participated in the technology training program. Classes are offered in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole.
http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/alainformation-today-inc-library-future-award-winner?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=amlibraries

Information Outlook Survey – 3/23/2011
Information Outlook, SLA’s magazine, is published in two formats: a printed version and an online, HTML-based version. The Information Outlook Advisory Council (IOAC) is exploring whether to cease publication of the printed version and upgrade the online version so it better serves the educational and research needs of SLA members. You can help the IOAC by answering a short, 10-question survey. The survey results will be used by the IOAC in determining how best to proceed in this matter.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZCJ8FQP

State Aid & Library Cooperative Funding Eliminated in Senate TTED Appropriations Subcommittee Proposed Budget – Contacts Needed Now! – 3/22/2011
On March 21, 2011 the Senate Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee proposed a budget entirely eliminating State Aid to Public Libraries and Library Cooperative (MLC) funding. Library advocates need to contact members of the Senate TTED Committee NOW – before the end of business Wednesday or Thursday noon at the latest. They will vote on their proposed budget Thursday afternoon. Floridians and Florida libraries need $21.2 million for State Aid to Public Libraries and $1.2 million for Library Cooperatives. State Aid is critical to library support for job seekers, those seeking E-Government services, and support for early learning. Elimination of State Aid will result in a decrease in the $9 million in federal Library Services and Technology Act funds Florida currently receives. Public library funding generates a $8.32 return on investment. Without this funding branches will close in large and small communities throughout the state. Library Cooperative funding is critical for Interlibrary Loan, resource sharing, and training. Several of the 5 MLCs may not survive without this funding. Cutting funding to public libraries and MLCs can also affect academic and special libraries. Suggested message – To members of the Senate TTED Committee: “Please include funding for State Aid to Public Libraries and Library Cooperative funding in the Senate TTED budget. Please fund State Aid at the current $21.2 million and Libraries Cooperatives at the current $1.2 million.” Please ask your Senators to ask TTED members to fund these programs. Please keep your communications positive! These are difficult budget times. The legislators are our friends, they want to fund libraries, and they need to receive a positive message from Floridians so that they know there is a public mandate. To make your e-mail contacts easier, here are all of the TTED and Senate President’s e-mail addresses ready for copying into your messages. haridopolos.mike.web@flsentate.gov; alexander.jd.web@flsenate.gov; gaetz.don.web@flsenate.gov; margolis.gwen.web@flsenate.gov; benacquisto.lizbeth.web@flsenate.gov; Bennett.mike.web@flsenate.gov; bogdanoff.ellyn.web@flsenate.gov; bullard.larcenia.web@flsenate.gov; dean.charles.web@flsenate.gov; portilla.miguel.web@flsenate.gov; evers.greg.web@flsenate.gov; fasano.mike.web@flsenate.gov; hill.tony.web@flsenate.gov; latvala.jack.web@flsenate.gov; norman.jim.web@flsenate.gov; sachs.maria.web@flsenate.gov; smith.chris.web@flsenate.gov; sobel.eleanor.web@flsenate.gov
http://www.flalib.org/library_day_2011_documents.php

Save the date: Chapter Social at Annual Conference – 3/22/2011
The Florida and Caribbean Chapter Social at the SLA Annual Conference in Philadelphia is scheduled for Monday, June 13, 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Feel free to drop in or out at any point. The location is still to be determined. We’ll keep you posted.

Nominations wanted for Chapter President-Elect – 3/21/2011
Our 2011 Chapter President-Elect has resigned from office due to family responsibilities. The Chapter Board would like to hold an election to fill this position as soon as possible. Please send nominations for President-Elect to the Nominating Committee: Liz Bumgarner liz.bumgarner@custserv.com Pam Doffek Pamala.Doffek@cci.fsu.edu Feel free to contact President Nancy Kellett (nkellett@fsu.edu) if you have questions. Self nominations are encouraged!

SLA Conference Student Travel Grant Application – 3/17/2011
The Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA is offering a grant that will reimburse travel expenses of up to $1,000 to attend SLA 2011 Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO. Link to the SLA web site for conference details:
http://sla2011.tornado1.com/

Call for Applications – Virtual Conference Grant – 3/17/2011
The Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA is offering grants that will reimburse the $250 registration fee to attend the Virtual Conference Component of the SLA 2011 Annual Conference. The Chapter may award up to four grants. Link to the SLA web site for more details about the virtual component of SLA 2011:
http://sla2011.tornado1.com/general-information/virtual-component/

Future Ready 365 blog post by Chapter member – 3/16/2011
FCC member Valrie Davis, Agricultural Sciences Librarian at the University of Florida and the UF Implementation Lead for VIVO, published a post on the SLA Future Ready 365 blog March 11, 2011. She posted about how all information professionals can take advantage of the semantic web.
http://futureready365.sla.org/03/11/become-the-future%E2%80%A6librarian-3-0/

Invite a Colleague to Join and Register and You Could Both Win – 3/12/2011
SLA just announced a special drawing for Annual Conference attendees. Register by May 6 for the conference, then invite a friend or colleague to join SLA and also register for SLA 2011, and both of you will be entered into a drawing to receive a free night’s stay at one of the conference hotels. Here’s how the drawing works: – Register for SLA 2011, and ask your friend/colleague to join SLA and register for the conference. – Enter “1EDRAW11” as the registration code. – Your friend/colleague must answer “Yes” when asked, “Were you referred to us by someone?” He or she must enter your name and e-mail address in the fields provided. Member-only discounts will also apply with this offer, so don’t miss out.
http://view.exacttarget.com/?j=fe57167677670d75741d&m=ff291d707262&ls=fdde1c7573670674701d797c&l=fe6715767667007d7117&s=fdf415747661017573177172&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe3a17707766067e7d1570

West Palm Beach Public Library is the 2011 ALSC/BWI Award winner – 3/10/2011
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the West Palm Beach (Fla.) Public Library the 2011 ALSC/BWI Summer Reading Program Grant. The $3,000 grant, donated by Book Wholesalers, Inc. (BWI), provides financial assistance to a public library for developing outstanding summer reading programs for children.
http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/alsc-tabs-west-palm-beach-2011-bwi-award-winner

FCC member on slate of candidates for SLA 2012 Board – 3/04/2011
Catherine Lavallée-Welch, Communications Editor for the Florida & Caribbean Chapter, is one of the candidates for the position of Division Cabinet Chair-Elect. The 10 candidates running for election to the 2012 SLA Board of Directors are: For President-Elect: – David Cappoli, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Ca. – Deb Hunt, Information Edge, San Leandro, Ca. For Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect – Constance Ard, Answer Maven, Louisville, Ky. – Debbie Schachter, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, Canada For Division Cabinet Chair-Elect – Ann Koopman, Thomas Jefferson University, Broomall, Pa. – Catherine Lavallée-Welch, University of South Florida Polytechnic, Lakeland, Fl. For Director (two positions) – Marilyn Bromley, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Alexandria, Va. – Hal Kirkwood, Purdue University, West Lafayette, In. – Jane Macoustra, Tai-Pan Research, Surrey, United Kingdom – Chris Zammarelli, ATSG, Arlington, Va. Members will have an opportunity to meet them and hear from them at the Leadership Development Institute and the Cabinet meetings at SLA 2011.
http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/pressroom/pressrelease/11pr/2011-02PR.cfm

Can SLA Members and their Friends Break Guinness World Record? – 3/04/2011
SLA members are expert networkers. SLA HQ is issuing us a challenge to beat Charlie Sheen’s just announced Guinness World Record of the “Fastest Time to Reach One Million Followers”. He did it in 25 hours and 17 minutes. Today, Friday March 5th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. EDT, HQ wants us to start our effort to break the Guinness World Record with each of us tweeting “Read Hundreds of Reasons to Join Thousands of Info Pro’s @sla2011 — SLA – 2011 Conference Preview Guide — http://tinyurl.com/6c3t7tu”. If we beat the record, HQ promises to find a suitable prize in addition to bragging rights. And, by the way, they’ve made it easy to share at the click of a “share” button when you see something in the program you like. So, if you do, that’s more tweets for SLA.
http://slaconnections.typepad.com/leadership_connections/2011/03/can-sla-members-and-their-friends-break-guinness-world-record.html

Florida public librarian wins ALA award – 2/28/2011
Sol M. Hirsch, director of the Alachua County Library District in Gainesville, Fla, was awarded ALA’s 2011 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children. The Sullivan Award is presented annually to an individual in a library administrator role who has shown exceptional understanding and support of public library service to children. Hirsch received the award for his leadership in cultivating community relationships and encouraging innovative methods of delivering services to children and families in Alachua County.
http://ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pr.cfm?id=6373

Become Enchanted! A special post on the Future Ready 365 blog by Guy Kawasaki – 2/22/2011
The Future Ready 365 blog has a special post today, February 22, written by Guy Kawasaki, the author of ten books including “Enchantment”, “Rules for Revolutionaries”, and “The Macintosh Way”. Follow the link to see how Kawasaki answers the following question: “In your book, “How to Drive Your Competition Crazy: Creating Disruption for Fun and Profit” you encourage people, when investigating their competitors to, “by all means, suck up to a research librarian.” Can you explain what you meant and provide an example of your relationship with research librarians over the years?”
http://futureready365.sla.org/02/22?

SLA’s 23 Things Updated – 2/14/2011
23 Things is making a new debut. Some outdated links and resources have been removed, existing lessons have been updated, and completely new material has been added to the package. A few highlights: Week 6 was remodeled to introduce “Social Media and Networking.” Now included are Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and how each one can be used to help you find a job, advertise your business, or gain competitive intelligence. Read articles and watch videos that point you to valuable resources you can put to use right away. If you’re a seasoned veteran, we’ve got next steps covered too. With the Future Ready 365 blog in full swing, try out a few of the weeks, learn something new, and become Future Ready yourself. Spend as little as an hour a week, and reinvigorate yourself with fresh ideas and a mastery of tools like RSS,Tagging and Folksonomies, and more. If you’re new to 23 Things, all you need to do is create a username in SLA’s wiki dashboard to get started.
http://wiki.sla.org/dashboard.action

Call for nominations for the Springshare Innovation in Academic Libraries Award – 2/11/2011
The SLA Academic Division has announced the Springshare Innovation in Academic Libraries Award. It recognizes a new program or service that demonstrates an innovative approach to academic librarianship. The winning library will receive $500, courtesy of Springshare, creator of LibGuides. Nominated libraries do not have to have a SLA or an SLA-Academic Division member on staff. The deadline is April 1st 2011.
http://sla-divisions.typepad.com/academic_division/2011/02/call-for-nominations-new-springshare-innovation-in-academic-libraries-award.html

Information Technology Division’s 2011 Joe Ann Clifton Student Award – 2/10/2011
Submissions are now being accepted for the SLA Information Technology Division’s 2011 Joe Ann Clifton Student Award. This award is intended to promote participation in the SLA Annual Conference by an exceptional library science student who has submitted an outstanding paper regarding the use of information technology. This award provides up to $1,500 to the author to attend the 2011 SLA Annual Conference in order to be recognized at the Information Technology Division’s Business and Award meeting, and in order to present the paper. The winning paper will also be published in the Information Technology quarterly bulletin, b/ITe In order to receive the award, the author is required to attend the conference and to be present at the division’s Business and Award meeting to present the paper. If the paper has more than one author, the authors must split the award. (For example, if there are two authors and both are attending the conference, each author would receive $750.) This monetary award is to be used to cover the following conference expenses: – Conference registration (student rate) – Ticket for the SLA Information Technology Business and Award meeting – Travel (economy class 30-day advance purchase airfare or mileage cost calculated using the IRS standard business rate) – Lodging (3 nights maximum) The award does not cover any meals or other incidental expenses. After attending the conference, the award winner must submit original receipts and required paperwork to the IT Division Treasurer in order to receive the award. Submission Requirements: – The topic of the paper should pertain to the use of information technology. A paper which addresses a topic in a practical rather than a theoretical manner is preferred. – Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited MLS or MIS program at the time of the award competition. Previous winners are not eligible for the award. – Entries may be a paper which the applicant has written or is preparing for a class but has not been published. Only one paper per applicant will be accepted. – IT reserves the right not to award the prize if it is the opinion of the judges that no submission is worthy of the award. – IT will retain first publication rights of the winning paper. Submission Deadline The deadline for submission is Friday, March 18th 2011. E-mail your paper to Shawn Livingston, IT Membership and Awards Chair, at IT.Awards.SLA@gmail.com. Please include “SLA IT Student Award 2011” in the subject line. E-mail is preferred (WORD or PDF), but entries may also be mailed to: Shawn Livingston William T. Young Library University of Kentucky 500 South Limestone Street Lexington, KY 40506-0456 (Phone) 859 257-0500 ext. 2113 IT.Awards.SLA@gmail.com

A White House surprise – 2/03/2011
Several Florida and Caribbean Chapter members attended the Leadership Summit in DC. Some of them, President-Elect Sara Russell Gonzalez and FAN Chair Valrie Davis, were in for quite a surprise during their stay. Sara and Valrie had received passes for a White House tour from their legislator. They went on the tour with FAN Chair-Elect Noel Kapriva, who’s from the Pittsburgh Chapter. As they were visiting, they heard a small commotion among other members of the tour. It so happened that they were visiting on the second anniversary of the inauguration of President Obama. To mark the occasion, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, was greeting the visitors in the Blue Room, accompanied by First Dog Bo. Sara, Valrie and Noel were able to meet the First Lady who asked where they were from, discussed the weather in Florida and mentioned how Pittsburgh was one of her favorite cities. Sara and Noel also petted Bo. In the video linked below, you can first see the trio at around 00:16:50 on the right-hand side of the screen. Valrie is in the dark colored coat and Sara is in the red coat. A visit to remember!
http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2011/01/20/raw-video-first-lady-and-bo-surprise-white-house-visitors

Diane K. Foster, 1971-2011 – 1/26/2011
Diane K. Foster, a SLA Florida & Caribbean Chapter member since 2004, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. She was a librarian at the Dirac and Strozier libraries at FSU. She will be greatly missed. Diane served as the 2010 Chair of the Public Relations Committee of the SLA Science-Technology Division. She was also a volunteer during the 4th SARC Conference, among other Chapter activities. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, January 28th at Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home located at 1737 Riggins Rd. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Calvary Chapel located at 8614 Mahan Dr. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her honor to Gideons International (2041 Forest Glen Ct, 32303 / www.gideons.org) or to the Turner Syndrome Society of the U.S., 11250 West Rd #G, Houston, TX 77605. (from http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tallahassee/obituary.aspx?n=diane-foster&pid=148107803&eid=sp_shareobit)
http://guides.lib.fsu.edu/diane

FSU Strozier Library winner of ACRL video contest – 1/26/2011
Congratulations to Job Jamie, Michelle Demeter, and Suzanne Byke from the Florida State University Strozier Library, winners of the ACRL 2011 Video Contest for their clip “ACRL 2011 Strozier Rap Video”!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os4AWVE7yLo

Future Ready 365 – 1/17/2011
SLA just launched a new blog called Future Ready 365. It will contain daily blog posts throughout 2011 to show how SLA members are “an adaptable, resilient, future ready force of information professionals.” The blog is part of SLA president Cindy Romaine’s Future Ready initiative. And, any SLA member can submit a post.
http://futureready365.sla.org/

New SLA Caucus: User Experience (UX) Caucus – 1/17/2011
The SLA Board of Directors has officially approved the formation of the User Experience (UX) Caucus. This new caucus will focus on how users experience their libraries. The caucus will conduct its first annual meeting at SLA 2011 in Philadelphia. The first convener of the caucus is Debra Kolah. A discussion list is open at SLA-KUX@sla.lyris.net.
http://slablogger.typepad.com/sla_blog/2011/01/new-ux-caucus-officially-open.html

PAM Travel Stipend for 2011 SLA Conference – 1/14/2011
The SLA-PAM Professional Development Committee is pleased to announce that IOP Publishing is once again sponsoring four conference travel stipends to help new librarians with the expenses of attending the SLA Annual Conference. The stipends aim to accelerate the advancement of new librarians entering science/technology librarianship by mentoring them to access educational and professional opportunities within the SLA. This is the third year running that IOP Publishing and the PAM Division have proudly offered these travel stipends. The selected recipients will each receive a $1,000 stipend to assist in defraying the cost of attending the 2011 SLA conference in Philadelphia, PA in June, 2011. Learn more about the IOP Travel Stipend Award today and nominate yourself, or someone you know. Applications can be submitted via email to Nedelina Tchangalova at nedelina@umd.edu (subject line should begin with PAM Travel Stipend). Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2011. See the link below for the requirements and eligibility details.
https://listserv.nd.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1101&L=PAMNET&T=0&F=&S=&P=30176

USF SI Emerita wins ALA Award – 1/11/2011
Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith, professor emerita of the USF School of Information, is the winner of ALA’s 2011 Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement.
http://www.cas.usf.edu/news/s/108

Florida’s Paul “The Library Guy” Clark wins national “I Love My Librarian” award – 12/08/2010
From Clay Today, http://www.claytodayonline.com/content/2883_1.php#rating “Paul Clark, known by Florida legislators and in literary circles as “The Library Guy,” is one of 10 librarians in the nation to receive the “I Love My Librarian” award sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the New York Times and the American Library Association.(…) Clark became known as “The Library Guy” because he planted himself at the state capitol every day for two weeks during the 2010 legislative session. He would hold up signs – sometimes two or three at a time – urging politicians to cancel their plans to cut $21 million in public library funding from the state budget.”
http://www.ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian/2010/10winners.cfm

Distinguished Chapter member retires – 11/18/2010
Please join us in extending a warm farewell to Sharon Schwerzel, who is retiring from FSU after 25 years as Head of the Dirac Science Library. Sharon is an alumnus of FSU, receiving her BS and then her MS in Science Education in 1965 and 1967, respectively. She earned an M.L.S. from San Jose State University in California. Before returning to FSU in 1986, Sharon was a reference librarian at Ohio State University’s Health Sciences Library, followed by service as Head of Reference at the Florida Institute of Technology Library. In addition to her leadership and many contributions at FSU, Sharon has been active in the Special Libraries Association and the Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA. Sharon received the SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter’s Hall of Fame Award for 2008 for an extended and sustained period of distinguished service to the Chapter in all spheres of its activities. Sharon leaves a legacy of strong science collections, and has made important contributions to many initiatives, ranging from the development of a Disaster Plan for the University Libraries to digitization of the Dirac Papers. In 2009, she was interviewed for the Chapter website. Please click on the link below to view it.
http://slafc.cites.fsu.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=features.view&featureID=22

SLA Philly 2011 – Call for contributed papers – 11/08/2010
SLA is now accepting proposals for papers to be presented at the 2011 Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO to be held from 12-15 June 2011 in Philadelphia, Pa. This is your opportunity as a member of SLA to share your research and scholarship with your colleagues and peers. Topics must be related to the conference theme of “Future Ready” or to one of the sub-themes – “communicating value through strategic alignment”, “leveraging technology for innovation” and “using knowledge sharing to encourage collaboration”. Every SLA member is encouraged to submit an abstract. The proposals will be evaluated by a panel of SLA members in a blind review and the strongest will be selected for development into full papers with a completion date of 2 May 2011. Requirements for Acceptance Topics should be related to library science, information management, research or other issues related to client service, technology, or administration in special libraries. Proposals will be judged on their relevance to the conference theme, “Future Ready” or one of the subthemes mentioned above, as well on the strength of the ideas, quality of the writing and potential member interest. Proposed papers must also meet these requirements: – At least one author is a member of SLA – At least one author commits to presenting the paper at the annual conference – The proposal is received by the deadline – The paper has not been published in or submitted to any other publication or conference planning group – The author (and any co-authors) must be willing to sign a copyright assignment form that will permit SLA to use the paper in various formats Deadlines 13 December 2010. Proposals due. Submit an abstract of your paper via e-mail to Martha Foote at mfoote@libraryco.ca. Abstracts should be between 250 and 300 words in length, or roughly one page in 12 point text. 17 January 2011. Notification. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision and those with the strongest proposals will be invited to develop them into full papers. 2 May 2011. Papers due. Authors submit their completed papers and copyright assignments to SLA. 12-15 June 2011. Conference presentation. Authors will deliver a 15-minute presentation of their papers with three or four colleagues during a 90-minute Contributed Papers session.
http://slablogger.typepad.com/sla_blog/2010/11/present-a-paper-in-philadelphia.html

Chapter election results – 11/05/2010
We have the Chapter election results for the Florida and Caribbean Chapter! President: Sara Russell Gonzalez Secretary: Carol Armstrong Director: Lisa Zilinski Join us in congratulating our new officers, and supporting their efforts to make our chapter one of the best in SLA!

Student Travel Grants available for SLA Fall Workshop Nov. 5th – 10/14/2010
The Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA is offering grants that will reimburse registration fees and travel expenses up to $100 for students to attend the upcoming SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter Fall workshop, which will be held from 9am – 4pm on Friday, November 5 at the College Center for Library Automation in Tallahassee, FL. To be eligible for a student grant to attend SLA 2010, an applicant must be an accepted candidate for the master’s degree at one of the ALA accredited schools of library science in the state of Florida or the Caribbean and be a member of SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter. Part-time and/or online students are eligible as well as full-time students. Students must be enrolled at the time of the conference. Link to the grant application: http://slafc.cites.fsu.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=grants.view&grantID=12&sortBy=1 Grant applications should be submitted via email to Theresa Burress, Awards Chair. Reimbursement is provided after the conclusion of the workshop upon reception of receipts.
http://slafc.cites.fsu.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=grants.view&grantID=12&sortBy=1

Chapter Board elections now open – 10/14/2010
Check your email for your individual link to the election ballot. Here are the nominees: Sara Russell Gonzalez for President-Elect; Carol Armstrong for Secretary; Joy Banks and Lisa Zilinski for Director. Elections will close at 5:00 P.M. on Friday, October 29, 2010.

Registration open for Fall Program – 10/07/2010
Come to the SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter Fall workshop from 9AM – 4PM on Friday, November 5 at the College Center for Library Automation, Tallahassee, Florida. The workshop topics are “Calculating Return on Investment for Libraries” and “Career Agility for Information Professionals.” The speaker is Cindy Hill, knowledge services consultant and former president of SLA. View her profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/cindyvhill and the conference profile at http://slafc.cites.fsu.edu/files/CindyHillFlyer.pdf . Please register online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V8CPN95 . The cost is $20 for students, $40 for SLA, ALA, FLA, MLA or other professional library organization members, and $60 for non-members. Registration includes continental breakfast (starting at 8:30) and lunch. Onsite registration is available, but lunch is limited, so register today!
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V8CPN95

Save the date! Fall Program will take place November 5 – 9/29/2010
The SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter Fall Program is scheduled for Friday, November 5th in Tallahassee. Cindy Hill, knowledge services consultant and past president of SLA, will be our featured speaker. Stay tuned for more details and registration information.

SLA elections for Board of Directors ends today – 9/29/2010
Voting ends today, Wednesday September 29, at 5PM EDT. Don’t forget to vote!
http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/governance/11election/index.cfm

“Express Your Value” Video Contest – 9/14/2010
SLA invites you to “Express Your Value” through a video contest to take place in conjunction with the “Align SLA” initiative. SLA would like you to create brief videos that answer questions such as “What unique value do you bring to your organization?” or “How do you demonstrate the value you provide to your employer?” You are encouraged to speak straightforwardly, honestly and energetically in these videos about what you do and why it matters. Your video can be as simple or elaborate as you like. By submitting a video, you’ll automatically be entered to win an Amazon Kindle! Videos should be no longer than three minutes, and must be submitted before November 10. Technical requirements and other submission details can be found at http://www.SLATV.org under “Submit a Video”. Please note that SLA staff will review all submissions, and each video may be shared online at SLATV.org or on the Share Forum blog. If you prefer to “Express Your Value” in writing instead of in a video, you can submit your story as a Guest Post on the Share Forum in the Alignment Portal. Guest Post submissions are also eligible to win the Amazon Kindle.
http://www.slaalignmentportal.org/blog/express-your-value-video-contest-win-kindle

FACRL Fall 2010 Program – 9/09/2010
The Association of College and Research Libraries, Florida Chapter and the Florida Library Association Academic Libraries Member Group are collaborating to hold a program on October 28-29, 2010. The theme is “Innovation Under the Big Top: Serving Students and Faculty in a Techno-Savvy World”. The program will take place at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, in Sarasota. The keynote speaker is Joe Murphy, from Yale University Library.
http://facrl.fcla.edu/programs/Fall2010Program/Fall2010programinfo.html

ALA will protest book burning with 9/11 Qur’an reading – 9/09/2010
In light of Rev. Terry Jones’, of the 50-member Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, intention of burning the Qur’an on September 11, librarians and library advocates will assemble on the steps of the American Library Association headquarters in Chicago September 12 at 1 p.m. for a public reading from the Qur’an to counteract the burning in Gainesville, and Banned Books Week will launch on September 25 with readings from the Qur’an.
http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/inside-scoop/fighting-fire-free-speech-ala-will-protest-book-burning-911-quran-reading

Registration for 2011 SLA Annual Conference at 2010 rates – 9/09/2010
Until October 31st, registration for the 2011 annual conference in Philadelphia is offered at the 2010 rates, e.g. $445/full member. The next registration period, with 2011 rates, will start in January.
http://www.sla.org/content/Events/conference/ac2011/index.cfm

SLA elections for Board of Directors now open – 9/08/2010
The SLA e-vote system for the Board of Directors Election is now open. Members with a current e-mail address in the SLA database will receive an e-notification. Members without an e-mail address on file may still log in to vote using their SLA Web UserId and Password, or they can e-mail evote@sla.org to request a paper ballot. Requests for a paper ballot must be received by September 8th. Voting ends September 29th 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Don’t miss your chance to vote!
http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/governance/11election/index.cfm

Chapter Nominations Are Now Open – 9/01/2010
It is time to think about to think about our chapter elections! Sharon Schwerzel, Michael Kim and Liz Bumgarner are forming the nominating committee for the chapter. The SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter is in need of three positions beginning on January 01, 2011: President-elect, Secretary and Director. To know what each of these positions involves, please check the Document sections of our website to find out more. Even if you don’t think you will be interested or able to run for one of these positions, please take a look at these documents to learn more about how the chapter operates. The association website also has an interesting page, “Why seek a leadership position,” (http://www.sla.org/content/resources/leadcenter/whyseek/index.cfm – logging on the website maybe required to access this page) which may give you other things to think about and consider when making this decision. If you have questions about these positions, contact one of the nominating committee members, or the person currently holding that office. Nominations should be sent to the nominating committee by Friday, September 10, 2010 no later than 5:00 P.M.
http://slafc.cites.fsu.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=publications.documents

2011 ACURIL Conference in Tampa – call for volunteers – 8/19/2010
The Association of Caribbean, University, Research, and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) will host its annual conference in Tampa 30 May to 3 June 2011. From ACURIL’s President, Ardis Hanson: “With the hurricanes — Ivan Dennis, and Katrina — and the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, we are increasingly vulnerable to the forces of nature, which we cannot control. However, we can inform ourselves of best practices through the experiences of others and through the research. Therefore, the theme for the 2010 Conference in Tampa is “The Role of Libraries and Archives in Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Research.” The 41st conference will consist of keynote speakers, formal presentations, workshops, and panels who will address real concerns in our response to disasters that occur in our libraries, our role in the community before and after a disaster, and our role in helping to build the evidence base in disaster research to make our communities safer and more resilient to catastrophes. The roles of libraries and archives in disaster planning, preparedness, and management will have three tracks: Our response to disasters affecting our libraries and archives, the role of the libraries and archives in supporting their communities after a disaster, and the role of libraries and archives in disaster research.” If you are interested in being part of the conference planning and coordination, please send Ms. Hanson an email at hanson@fmhi.usf.edu with the areas in which you are interested in working (see options below). Annual attendance at this conference is around 250 to 300 persons primarily from the Caribbean countries. This is the first time in 14 years the conference has been hosted in the United States. – Local Organising Committee: Coordinators; Treasurer; Secretary – Subcommittees: Consultancy; Funding; Public Relations; Speakers & Workshops; Social Activities and Protocol; Registration; Exhibitors; Transportation; Publications; Rapporteur General; Resolutions; Operations Center; Technology Committee
http://acuril.uprrp.edu/

Library Journal survey of 2009 LIS graduates – 8/04/2010
The annual Library Journal salary and placements survey for 2009 LIS graduates is open through August 20.th If you are a 2009 graduate of an LIS program in Florida and haven’t filled out the survey, please take advantage of this opportunity to do so. The information is completely confidential. The link to the graduate survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5PCZS9F and the password for graduate access is lisgrads.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5PCZS9F

Q&A with the SLA Candidates for Division and Chapter Cabinet Chair Elects – 8/02/2010
On Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at 12:00 pm (EDT), the candidates for SLA Chapter Cabinet Chair Elect and Division Cabinet Chair Elect will be participating in a free WebEx seminar. All SLA members are invited to attend. To join the online meeting 1. Go to https://ieee.webex.com/ieee/j.php?ED=119212812&UID=0&PW=NMjRiYzRkYzRk&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D 2. If requested, enter your name and email address. 3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: Vote2010 4. Click “Join”. To join the audio conference only To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the meeting, or call the number below and enter the access code. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-866-469-3239 Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300 Toll-free dialing restrictions: http://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf Access code:552 273 776 For assistance 1. Go to https://ieee.webex.com/ieee/mc 2. On the left navigation bar, click “Support”.
https://ieee.webex.com/ieee/j.php?ED=119212812&UID=0&PW=NMjRiYzRkYzRk&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

On SLA-TV: 2010 Annual Membership Meeting and candidates videos – 7/22/2010
The entire 2010 SLA Annual Membership Meeting is now available on the “Annual Conference” channel of SLA-TV. At http://www.slatv.org/channel.cfm?s=157&c=762, you will find the Annual Membership Meeting, President Anne Caputo’s remarks, the State of the Association report by Janice Lachance and Treasurer Dan Trefethen’s report. As well, at http://www.slatv.org/channel.cfm?s=133&c=758, you will also find videos from the Board of Directors candidates for 2011.
http://www.slatv.org/

Proposals accepted for 2011 FLA Annual Conference – 7/13/2010
FLA is currently seeking program proposals to expand on the theme “Open Libraries, Open Minds” for the 2011 Annual Conference. Examples of possible topics include: – Open Physical Libraries – on the most basic level we need to keep libraries open to the public. With increasing library usage, declining tax support and change in local and state legislative leadership due to term limits, we are facing unprecedented challenges to service delivery. – Open Virtual Libraries – How will people connect to your library? Evolving technologies have the potential to open libraries 24/7 as we adapt our service delivery techniques. How are you incorporating new technologies into your service plans. – Open Minds – one of our traditional values has been to make available information from all points of view. To paraphrase Jefferson – an informed citizenry is the foundation of democracy. Libraries inform citizens. Libraries open kids’ minds. Libraries are the refuge of the incurably curious. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. The conference will be held May 4-6 at the Doubletree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando.
http://www.flalib.org/conference_2011_program_proposals.php

Fundamentals of Rare Book Cataloging event – 7/12/2010
The USF St Petersburg Library will be hosting a seminar on “Fundamentals of Rare Book Cataloging” on July 22nd, 9:30AM – 4:00PM. Presenter is Lori Dekydtspotter of the University of Indiana-Lilly Library. This event is free, however it’s limited to 25 participants. RSVP before July 19th to averydavis@nelson.usf.edu.

Reminder – FCC Dutch treat dinner/get together at SLA NOLA – 6/13/2010
We are meeting Monday night, at 6:00 PM at the Rambla restaurant in the International Hotel (221 Camp St, 504 553 9550). Please fill the survey if you plan to come eat, have a drink or just say hi.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9Z7XDR3

Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop on June 16 – 6/09/2010
Our hurricane season has begun — are you prepared? To help you get ready, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Services Coordinator, PJ Grier, and the Florida Emergency Preparedness NN/LM Coordinators have planned free workshops! The Tallahassee workshop, from 11am – 2pm on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, will be held at the Florida State University College of Medicine. During the workshop (see more details on workshop content below), we will take a short break for lunch – bring your own “brown bag” or a few dollars for pizza. The room reserved will depend on the number of attendees, so please RSVP in the next few days to susan.epstein@med.fsu.edu or 850-644-6683. Since parking on FSU’s campus is challenging, please also let Ms. Epstein know if you will be driving and she will do her best to obtain a parking pass for you. Workshop Content: 1) Overview of the 10-step approach to service continuity- the focus is enabling libraries to maintain their information services to their patrons in the event of an emergency or disaster and includes information about developing basic personal safety procedures as well as how to get help to mitigate the damage to collections after a disaster. (50 min) 2) Table-top exercises which are designed to develop procedures for various types of disasters in your particular library. Think of it as a series of “what if” exercises. (50 min) 3) Discussion of Mutual Aid Agreements or Memorandums of Understanding – this is about having a library buddy agreement that is formalized and documented. What are your core services and if your library was out-of-commission, how could another library assist you? Would you need reference services? ILL services? Online access to resources? Etc. (50 min)

Call for articles – Florida Libraries – 5/26/2010
Article proposals are now accepted for the Fall issue of Florida Libraries. The theme of the issue is “Open Libraries, Open Minds.” Articles should be about or include references to Florida libraries. Proposals should be submitted with Form 18, located at http://www.flalib.org/forms_List.php, and sent to Gloria Colvin at gpcolvin@yahoo.com. Articles for the Fall issue are peer-reviewed and are due by July 15. Guidelines for publishing in Florida Libraries are available at http://www.flalib.org/pub_Guidlines.php.
http://www.flalib.org/forms_List.php

Free ACRL workshop at FSU – 5/25/2010
Florida State University is one of just five sites selected nationally to host ACRL’s one-day, interactive overview of scholarly communication entitled “Scholarly Communication 101: Starting with the Basics.” This workshop will take place Friday, July 9, 2010. Topics to be covered include: •Copyright and intellectual property •Economics of publishing •Open access and openness as a principle •Scholarly communication activities in Florida
http://www.lib.fsu.edu/scholarly-communication/

New Orleans Dutch-treat dinner/happy hour – 5/25/2010
Chapter members will be gathering at Rambla (http://ihhotel.com/restaurant.html) at 6:00 Monday, June 14 for a dutch-treat dinner/happy hour. Please complete the survey if you plan to attend, so that we can amend the reservation if necessary.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9Z7XDR3

SLA Virtual Annual Conference – 5/17/2010
SLA is offering a new conference experience this year. You can attend both the Opening and the Closing Sessions, hear all of the keynote speakers, and participate in the ten spotlight sessions, all in real time and from the comfort of your selected online location — office, coffee house, backyard deck, wherever. If you register before June 4, you can save $50 off of the $200 registration fee by using the code SLA10V.
http://s36.a2zinc.net/clients/sla/sla2010/Public/Content.aspx?ID=99&sortMenu=101001

Register for the Annual Conference now and you may win a prize – 4/27/2010
If you register for the Annual Conference between now and May 7, you will: – save $100 on the full registration price – run the chance to win one of two prizes drawn daily Early-bird registrants are also eligible to win a prize awarded each weekday for those who completed their registrations before April 23. Prizes vary between restaurant gift certificates to tour tickets.
http://s36.a2zinc.net/clients/sla/sla2010/public/Content.aspx?ID=96

State aid restored to Florida public libraries – 4/27/2010
At midnight on Monday, April 26 the House accepted a Senate offer to restore State Aid to Public Libraries to the current year level of $21.2 million for next year. According to FLA, library advocates generated over 60,000 messages to legislators in the last six weeks.
http://www.flalib.org/advocacy_documents/State%20Aid%20restored.pdf

Last day for early bird rate for SLA 2010 in New Orleans – 4/09/2010
Today, Friday April 9th, is the last day for registering at the early bird rate (a sizeable saving of $180). Want to take a look at the program? The Conference Preview has been posted.
http://digital.virtualmarketingpartners.com/vmp/SLA/preliminary-program/index.php#/1/OnePage

Travel grants winners – 4/01/2010
The SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter is pleased to announce the two winners of the 2010 travel grant: Joy Banks has been selected to receive the professional travel grant. She will document her conference experience via an article posted on the Florida and Caribbean Chapter web site, and also plans to expand her involvement with the Florida chapter by working with Carol Armstrong on Mentoring Committee activities. Joy received her M.S. in Library Science from the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She has been a member of SLA since 2006 and currently works as the catalog librarian for Roux Library at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. Laniece Miller has been selected to receive the student travel grant. She will share the results of her research and conference experience with the chapter via an article to be posted to the Chapter web site. Laniece is currently enrolled in the Master’s in Library and Information Studies Program at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. She also works at Dirac Science Library at FSU and plans to pursue a career as a science librarian. The travel grants, sponsored by the Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA, will support these librarians in attending SLA 2010 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO that will be held on June 13-16, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Applications accepted for the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute: Year 7 – 3/30/2010
Future leaders from all types of libraries are accepted in this year-long program designed to increase and improve individual leadership competencies. Deadline for applications: June 1, 2010 postmark
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/bld/leadership/

2 weeks left for early bird registration for the Annual Conference – 3/29/2010
Early bird rates for New Orleans end April 9th. The difference between the early bird and the advance rates is a sizeable $180. Register today! And as you register, please consider participating in one of the three service projects for Habitat for Humanity or Second Harvest. Those full-day or half-day activities will take place on either Saturday, June 12 or Thursday, June 17. Yes, there is a fee to participate but you should find satisfaction in knowing you helped this great city.
http://s36.a2zinc.net/clients/sla/sla2010/public/Content.aspx?ID=63&sortMenu=103000

Free USPTO Workshop – Patents, Trademarks and More – 3/25/2010
The University of Central Florida, a Patent and Trademark Depository Library (PTDL) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), will be sponsoring a free patents and trademarks conference on Wednesday, May 12, from 9 am – 5:30 pm (registration from 8:30am – 9 am). The workshop will cover patents and trademark searching, navigating the USPTO website, and other issues such as copyright and trade secrets. The day long workshop will be conducted by representatives from the USPTO along with a speaker on tech transfer topics, and representatives from local inventor groups. Whether you’re an inventor, entrepreneur, patents attorney, student, professor or other interested individual, this workshop will demonstrate different ways to search for patents and trademarks by strengthening your current skills base. For those new to the process, you will learn how to conduct a patent and trademark search. The University of Central Florida is an excellent venue for the USPTO workshop. As a depository library, UCF provides free assistance for searching the USPTO Website for current and older patents and trademarks to the university’s students, faculty, staff, and community members. In its collection, the UCF library owns supporting patent and trademark materials from the USPTO and commercial publishers.

Florida and Caribbean Chapter group on LinkedIn – 3/17/2010
Are you on LinkedIn? The Florida and Caribbean Chapter now has a Group. Look for it or contact Carolyn Edds at ufriverat@gmail.com for more details.
http://www.linkedin.com

FL State Aid to Public Libraries to be Completely Cut – 3/11/2010
From the Florida Library Association: On Wednesday, March 10, 2010, the House and Senate Transportation and Economic Development Committees both adopted preliminary positions eliminating State Aid to Public Libraries. Most legislators want to fund state aid, and it is up to us to generate enough contacts and pressure to give them the justification to restore it. Both Committees are expected to report out their bills in the next week or so – the Senate has set Friday, March 19th as the date they will report out their bill. This means that the best time for us to act is right now. Follow the link to send a message to your representative.
http://capwiz.com/ala/fl/issues/alert/?alertid=14792616&PROCESS=Take+Action

2011 SLA Board of Directors Candidates Announced – 3/10/2010
The candidates running for election to the 2011 SLA Board of Directors are: For President-Elect: Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, OR David Stern, Maximize Information, Providence, RI For Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect: James E. Manasco, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY Ulla de Stricker, de Stricker Associates, Toronto For Division Cabinet Chair-Elect: Scott Brown, Social Information Group, Longmont, CO Richard Huffine, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA For Director (two positions): Nerida Hart, HartKnowledge Consulting, Murrumbateman, NSW, Australia Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse University/Hurst Associates Ltd., Syracuse, NY P.K. Jain, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi Enclave, Delhi, India Sara Tompson, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA The election will be held electronically in mid-September 2010.
http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/pressroom/pressrelease/10pr/pr1008.cfm

New Board member – 3/09/2010
Catherine Lavallée-Welch, of the USF Polytechnic Library, has accepted the new Board position of Communications Editor. The Communications Editor will research, write and solicit items to be published on the Announcements and Features portions of the SLA-FCC website. A quicker publication turnaround will make sure that the latest news is available to the membership. News and features items will cover the chapter and its members, as well as the Association and the professional field. Members with items of interest are invited to join Catherine at clw@poly.usf.edu

The State of SLA Speech by Janice Lachance – 2/16/2010
Don’t miss this speech, given in four parts, by Janice Lachance on the state of SLA.
http://www.nuthingbut.net/2010/02/state-of-sla-speech-by-ceo-janice.html

Travel Grants – Call for Applications – 2/02/2010
The Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA is offering grants that will reimburse travel expenses of up to $1,000 to attend SLA 2010 Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO. The Chapter may award one student grant and one professional grant for a total of two $1,000 awards. To apply, go to the Grants & Awards section of this web site. Link to the SLA web site for conference details:
http://s36.a2zinc.net/clients/sla/sla2010/public/content.aspx?ID=31&sortMenu=101000

Chapter Officer Election – 12/07/2009
It time to vote for chapter officers. This year we are seeking to fill the treasurer position and a director position. Follow this link to read about the candidates and vote today! Because this is a busy time of year, the election will be open until 5:00 P.M., Friday, December 18, 2009. Thank you and good luck to our candidates!
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QVZRWVX

Fall Workshop Grants for Students – 10/30/2009
The Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA is offering student workshop grants that will reimburse student registration fees as well as travel expenses of up to $100 to attend the Libraries of the Future workshop in Lakeland on November 13. The Chapter may award up to five student grants to qualified applicants. Please use the link below to the SLA Florida & Caribbean Chapter web site for the student grant application: STUDENT ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible for this grant to attend a Florida and Caribbean Chapter workshop, you must be an accepted candidate for the master’s degree at one of the ALA accredited schools of library science in the state of Florida or the Caribbean and be a member of Special Libraries Association or an SLA student group. Part-time and/or off-campus students are eligible as well as full-time and resident students. GUIDELINES: Please submit the attached Student Application for Workshop Grant form. Electronic submissions are required. Registration by November 5, 2009 will include a guaranteed lunch reservation. CONTACT: SLA Florida and Caribbean chapter web site for more workshop information: http://slafc.cites.fsu.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=incites.view&inciteID=119 Theresa Burress, Awards Chair Jacobs Technology/U.S. Geological Survey 600 4th Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33701 tburress@usgs.gov 727-803-8747 x. 3108
http://slafc.cites.fsu.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=grants.view&grantID=12&sortBy=1

Fall Workshop and Awards Luncheon – November 13 – 10/09/2009
Come to the Florida and Caribbean Chapter, Special Libraries Association (SLA) Fall workshop and Awards Luncheon from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on November 13 at University of South Florida-Polytechnic, Lakeland, Florida. The workshop theme is “Libraries of the Future”. The program speakers are Paulette Hasier (Library Task Manager, ARTI, Jonathan Reichental (US IT Innovations Director, Pricewaterhouse Coopers) and Catherine Lavallée-Welch (Associate Librarian, USF Polytechnic) Online registration (full workshop or Awards lunch only) at: http://tinyurl.com/yfsv7eg $20 for students, $40 for SLA, ALA, FLA, MLA (or other professional library organization members) and $60 for non-members. Full registration includes lunch. Awards lunch only for $15. Onsite registration is available, but lunch is limited, so register TODAY. See attached fliers for more information.

Fall Workshop Being Planned – 8/17/2009
Mark your calendar now! A Chapter workshop is being planned for November 13 at University of South Florida-Lakeland. The workshop topic will be libraries of the future. Date and location are subject to change. For more information contact Nancy Kellett, nkellet@fsu.edu.

Affirmative Action SLA Scholarship Awarded to Valdivia – 8/16/2009
Ximena Valdivia received the Affirmative Action SLA Scholarship Award in June at the annual conference in Washington D.C.. Ximena is employed with the University Of Miami, Otto G. Richter Library, Cataloging And Metadata Services and is a master’s student at the University of South Florida, School of Library and Information Studies. The Affirmative Action Scholarship is granted only for graduate study in librarianship leading to a master’s degree at a recognized school of library or information science. One US$ 6,000 Affirmative Action Scholarship is available each year. The official announcement and the presentation of the award was made at the Association’s Annual Conference in June.

Florida Resolution Recognizes Chapter – 5/06/2009
Please see the attached Resolution recognizing March 11, 2009 as the Florida and Caribbean Chapter of the Special Libraries Association Day in Florida.

Announcing the 2009 Travel Grant Winners – 5/06/2009
The SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter is pleased to announce two winners of the 2009 travel grant: Karen Roth and Ann Marie Maloney. Karen Roth has been selected to receive the professional travel grant and will share her conference experience with the membership via an article in the Chapter newsletter. She also plans to expand her involvement with the Florida chapter by mentoring newer librarians. Karen received her M.L.S. from University of South Florida in Tampa. She has been a member of SLA since 2003 and currently works as the solo medical librarian at Morton Plant Mease Health Care in Clearwater, FL. Ann Marie Maloney has been selected to receive the student travel grant and plans to share her conference experience with the chapter via an article in the Blue Heron Newsletter. She will also document her conference experience on University of South Florida’s Librarians in Training Blog. Ann Marie is currently a student in the M.L.S. program at University of South Florida in Tampa. She also works in the library at the Galen College of Nursing in St. Petersburg, FL. The grants, sponsored by the Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA, will support these librarians in attending SLA 2009 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO that will be held on June 14-17, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

Call for Chapter Travel Grant Applications – 3/17/2009
The Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA is offering grants that will reimburse travel expenses of up to $1,000 to attend SLA 2009 Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO. The Chapter may award one student grant and one professional grant for a total of two $1,000 awards. Link to the SLA web site for conference details: http://www.sla.org/content/Events/conference/ac2009/index.cfm STUDENT ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible for a student grant to attend SLA 2009, an applicant must be an accepted candidate for the master’s degree at one of the ALA accredited schools of library science in the state of Florida or the Caribbean and be a member of SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter. Part-time and/or online students are eligible as well as full-time students. Students must be enrolled at the time of the conference. Applicants who demonstrate an interest in special libraries via applicable coursework, volunteer work, employment, association activity, etc., will receive special consideration. Successful grant recipients will share their conference experience with their fellow Chapter members after the conference via a method proposed in the application and agreed to by the Board. Past award recipients are not eligible. PROFESSIONAL ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible for a professional grant to attend the SLA Annual Conference, an applicant must be a current member of the SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter. Successful grant recipients will contribute to the SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter for the year following the conference by participating in a Board Advisory Council or workshop activities under the direction of the Chapter president. Past award recipients are not eligible. GUIDELINES: Please submit the Application for Travel Grant form as well as a current resume. Electronic submissions are required. All materials must be received by Tuesday, March 31, 2009. Winners will be notified by Friday, April 17, 2009. CONTACT: SLA Florida and Caribbean chapter web page: http://slafc.cites.fsu.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=grants.main Theresa Burress, Awards Chair Jacobs Technology/U.S. Geological Survey Florida Integrated Science Center 600 4th Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33701 tburress@usgs.gov 727-803-8747 x. 3108

2008 Florida Library Directory with Statistics – Special Libraries – 1/26/2009
For a comprehensive listing of special libraries in Florida check out the 2008 Florida Library Directory.
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/bld/research_office/2008LibraryDirectory/PDFs/2008SpecialLibraries.pdf

Chapter Treasurer – 1/09/2009
Lisa Zilinski, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Inc., has been elected treasurer of the Florida and Caribbean Chapter for the 2009 term.

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Hall of Fame Award, President’s Award, and President’s Citation Award Bestowed – 12/24/2008
The SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter is pleased to announce our 2008 award winners: Sharon Schwerzel, head of the Dirac Science Library at Florida State University in Tallahassee, has been awarded the Hall of Fame Award for her distinguished service to the Florida Chapter of SLA throughout her professional career. Betsy King, solo librarian at CAE USA, Inc. in Tampa, has been awarded the President’s Award for her outstanding service to the Florida Chapter of SLA in the capacity of Treasurer and Webmaster. Liz Bumgarner, solo librarian at Time, Inc. in Tampa, has been awarded the President’s Citation for her excellent leadership as Chapter President as well as her continuing efforts and leadership in the Florida Chapter. An awards presentation will be scheduled in conjunction with the Chapter’s spring workshop; details will be forthcoming in early 2009. On behalf of the chapter, thank you all for your leadership and involvement in the association. Congratulations! Contributed by: Awards Chair, Theresa Burress, Librarian Jacobs Technology/U.S. Geological Survey

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Announcing the 2009 Chapter Executive Board Officers – 12/22/2008
The Chapter is pleased to announce the following new officers: President-Elect — Nancy Kellett; Secretary — Sue McCauley; Director — Jasmine Griffiths. Remaining on the board in new positions are: President — Pam Doffek; Past-President — Becky Augustyniak. Also, Claudia Dold and KC Hudson will remain on the board as Directors. Congratulations to our new officers, and thank everyone for their participation!

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SLA Launches Centennial Web Site! – 11/30/2008
SLA is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2009! SLA was founded in 1909 by John Cotton Dana and a group of librarians who recognized the need for an association which would promote cooperation and the sharing of knowledge to support business, government, academic and specialized librarians. One hundred years later, the SLA Centennial Celebration Web site, your official gateway to all things related to the SLA Centennial, continues to promote that spirit of knowledge sharing and inspiration among our esteemed community! The SLA Centennial Web site is your way to keep up with all the SLA Centennial Celebration events, news, contests and other fun items like the “100” lists of influential librarians and technological advances. The Web site also provides visionary and inspirational messages from past and present SLA leaders. Their stories address the big questions: Where have we been? Where are we going? This announcement is a reprint from SLA.

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Chapter Featured at FSU CI Club Day – 11/23/2008
Club Day was sponsored by the College of Information (CI), Florida State University (FSU), on Thursday November 20. Pam Doffek, president-elect represented SLA and the Chapter to the 100+ visitors. Pam also held several drawings for Chapter promotional items e.g. beach towels, pins, hand towels. The Chapter is currently working toward establishing a SLA student group at FSU,CI.

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Chapter Seeking Board Candidates – 11/23/2008
The Chapter is currently trying to finalize the roster of candidates for the 2009 year. If you are interested in seeking an opportunity to grow professionally while having fun please contact Liz Bumgarner immediately at liz.bumgarner@custserv.com.

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Chapter Workshop on Collaboration a Success! – 11/23/2008
The Chapter sponsored a workshop on October 10 that was attended by 32 professionals from Jacksonville, Tampa, Gainesville, and Tallahassee. The full-day workshop “1+1=More Than 3: Collaboration, Technology, and Futurism” was held at the College of Information, Florida State University and featured two sessions. Andrew Sanderbeck (People Connect Institute, Tampa Florida) presentation on “8 Tips for Effective Internet Collaboration” was an interactive presentation on many of the successful forms of collaboration in the here and now. J. Dale Prince, (Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine) presentation on “Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends” covered wikis, collaborative word processing, meeting scheduling, and numerous other technologies that aid in corralling the cats. A very special thank you to Pam Doffek for putting together a first class event for Chapter members!

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Chapter Information Ethics Survey – 9/25/2008
As you may be aware, this year SLA is crafting a new code of ethics for the association. We are a diverse organization and the code needs to reflect our varied workplaces and experiences. I’ve volunteered to serve as the FL-Caribbean chapter’s ethics ambassador and I need to collect your opinions, anecdotes and experiences regarding information ethics. I’ve created a survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=aQD8SKO4cmnMzKuTEHPUOQ_3d_3d that asks your opinions on what elements the code should contain plus gives you an opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences. I will compile these results and post a summary later to the list and also our chapter newsletter. The results will also be sent to the SLA committee composing the code. Please take the survey so our chapter can be represented in the new code of ethics! Thanks, Sara Sara Russell Gonzalez Physical Sciences Librarian Marston Science Library, University of Florida sargonz@uflib.ufl.edu / 352-273-2867

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Student Grants for Fall 2008 Workshop – 9/02/2008
The Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA is offering student workshop grants that will reimburse student registration fees as well as travel expenses of up to $100 to attend the Chapter’s fall workshop in Tallahassee, Florida. The Chapter may award up to five student grants to qualified applicants.

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Florida Candidates for SLA Board of Directors – 9/01/2008
Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in Meet the Candidates Call-in forum with the 2009 president-elect candidates 3 September 2008 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT Moderated by Gloria Zamora, SLA President-Elect. The following list provides Florida candidates and links to their YouTube speeches: Cynthia Barrancotta – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_40fFah4EgU Michel Kim – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBtuCZwe5tQ

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Welcome New Board Members! – 8/26/2008
The Chapter has two new Board members: Carol Armstrong, Mentoring Chair and Michael Kim, South (Miami) Regional Representative.

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40th Anniversary Planning Committee Convenes – 8/26/2008
The 40th Chapter Anniversary Committee convened on August 25 to begin developing plans for this special occasion that begins in January 2009. The committee chair is Sheryll Rappaport and committee members are: Sharon Schwerzel, Suzi Hayes, Betsy King, Susan Laura Lugo, Pam Doffek, Becky Augustyniak, and Susan Berkman. Sheryll will be soliciting ideas from Chapter members soon. Stay tuned! If you have any suggestions please contact Sheryl Rappaport, Committee Chair sheryll.rappaport@ruden.com .

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Register Now! Chapter to Host Workshop in Tallahassee October 10 – 8/26/2008
On October 10 the Chapter will host a full-day workshop. The workshop title is “1+1=More Than 3: Collaboration, Technology, and Futurism” and will be presented by Andrew Sanderbeck, People Connect Institute, Tampa Florida and J. Dale Prince, Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Date: Friday, October 10, 2008 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Place: College of Information, Shores Building, Room 206, Florida State University Registration fee (includes lunch): $40.00 – SLA/ALA/FLA etc. $60.00 – Non-member $20.00 – MLIS students (Student workshop grants will be available)/Retirees Online Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=_2bioaB9z17lJXsqnWKg6sUw_3d_3d Onsite Registration (does not include lunch): 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Contact: Pam Doffek, President Elect & Workshop Chair doffek@ci.fsu.edu Workshop presentations include the following: 8 Tips for Effective Internet Collaboration Andrew Sanderbeck, People Connect Institute, Tampa Florida When Dr. Stephen Covey wrote about collaboration and “Synergy” in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People he didn’t know how collaboration would be changed by technology. This interactive and fun session focuses on many of the successful forms of collaboration in the here and now, both in person and through the ever widening scope of technology. Come “Sharpen your Saw” and learn how to upgrade your collaboration skills with others as we learn 8 Tips for Effective Internet Collaboration and take a sneak peak into the future of collaboration, or as Business Week Magazine described it “The Power of Us!” Andrew Sanderbeck is an expert trainer on leadership and team development, communications, customer service and generating revenues for libraries and library systems. He is the past chair for The Small and Rural Libraries SIG of the Florida Library Association, a panel presenter at the 2008 SARC IV Conference and a featured presenter for LIRT at this year’s ALA Conference in Anaheim, California. He is the founder of The People~Connect Institute, an organization that enjoys serving others that value professionalism, vision and purpose while making a difference in the lives of the people in their organizations and communities. Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends J. Dale Prince, Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine With the advent of AJAX and other interactive technologies, the Internet has become a collaborative workspace. Organizations, small and large, find that resources on the Web facilitate group work and remove much of the sting from being chair of a committee or task force. “Geeks Bearing Gifts: unwrapping new technology trends” addresses these developments with a hands-on approach that’s both informative and fun. The session covers wikis, collaborative word processing, meeting scheduling, and numerous other technologies that aid in corralling the cats. J. Dale Prince, MA, MLS, AHIP, is Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region located at the Human Services Library of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dale provides internet and technology instruction to medical librarians and health professionals within the region, as well as training and outreach for a variety of National Library of Medicine programs and services. Mr. Prince has 17 years experience as an instructor and trainer and seven years of experience as a medical librarian. He received his Master of Library Science from Indiana University, is a member of Beta Phi Mu and is a senior member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals

Nancy Kellet’s Avatar Makes Front Cover of IO – 6/12/2008
Our very own Nancy Kellett’s avatar is featured on the cover of the June issue of Information Outlook. SLA Second Life librarians and their avatars in an article on SLA’s Second Life, Information Outlook, 23-30, v.12, No. 6, June 2008. Nancy is a member of the SLA Second Life Workgroup. Contributor: Sharon Schwerzel

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Chapter Facebook Group – 6/12/2008
A Facebook Group has been created for the Chapter to connect with other members, students, and anyone else interested in special libraries in the Florida and Caribbean.

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Seattle Happy Hour/Dinner – 6/12/2008
All Chapter members and their guests are invited to a Dutch treat happy hour/dinner at the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in beautiful Seattle. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and network with chapter members. Please plan to join us! Date: June 16, 2008 (Monday) Time: 5:30 P.M. Place: Purple Cafe & Wine Bar 1226 4th Ave.

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Virtual Book Group Selection is….. – 5/12/2008
The Dip by Seth Godin. Discussion for the book will begin on Tuesday, May 20, 2008. A blog has been set up for the virtual discussion, http://sla-divisions.typepad.com/ fl_c_chapter.

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Cynthia Barrancotto–Board Candidate for Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect – 5/02/2008
Cynthia Barrancotto is a 2008 Board Candidate for Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect. Cynthia served as the co-chair for SARC IV held in Tampa in February. Cynthia we applaud your dedication to the profession and wish you the best in this new endeavor!

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Jasmine Griffiths Recipient of the DLDP Award – 4/25/2008
Congratulations to Jasmine Griffiths who has been selected to receive the SLA Diversity Leadership Development Program Award sponsored by EBSCO at the Annual Conference of the Special Libraries Association in Seattle, WA in June 2008. This award is given to a SLA member who represents a group traditionally under-represented in the Association. Recipient must have an interest and potential for leadership with SLA. Jasmine Griffiths is employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tampa.

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2008 Travel Grant Winners Announced – 4/25/2008
The SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter is pleased to announce two winners of the 2008 travel grant: Cheryl Dee, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the professional travel grant and will continue her extensive Advisory Council work with students and mentoring. In addition, she plans to take an active role in the Chapter’s Virtual World activities. Hana Brown has been selected to receive the student travel grant and will share her conference experience with the chapter via an article in the Blue Heron Newsletter. She also plans to use her conference experience to explore new ways of communicating with and encouraging students to become more involved in professional activities. The grants, sponsored by the Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA, will support these librarians in attending SLA 2008: Breaking Rules – Building Bridges, which will be held in Seattle, Washington from June 15-18, 2008. Theresa Burress, Awards Chair, SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter

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Information Ethics Ambassador – 3/06/2008
Sara Russel Gonzalez has accepted the role of Information Ethics Ambassador for the Chapter. Sara also serves a regional contact for the Gainesville area.

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New Chapter Board Members – 3/06/2008
Please join me in welcoming the following members to the Chapter Board: Regional Contacts: Virgin Islands – Susan Laura Lugo West Indies – Valarie Walters Advisory Council: Virtual World – Nancy Kellett

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Blue Heron Bulletin Spring Edition – 3/04/2008
The most recent issue of the Blue Heron Bulletin is packed with information and includes the Anne & Walter Bladstrom Library, a Message From the President,“Scanning verses Microform”,“Change and How to Deal With It”, and SLA Chapter Scholarships.

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Travel Grants Application Extended to March 8! – 2/29/2008
The Florida and Caribbean Chapter of SLA is offering grants that will reimburse travel expenses of up to $1,000 to attend SLA 2008: Breaking Rules – Building bridges. The Chapter may award one student grant and one professional grant for a total of up to two $1,000 awards. Link to the SLA web site for conference details: http://www.sla.org/content/Events/conference/ac2008/index.cfm

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http://slafc.cites.fsu.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=grants.main

Students Awarded Grant to Attend SARC – 2/21/2008
The Chapter is proud to announce that travel grants were awarded to six students to attend the South Atlantic Regional Conference (SARC). Congratulations to Hana Brown, Tsu Yin Lue, Diana Montoro, Elizabeth Rodrigues Jessica Zairo, and Lisa Zilinski (Duque).

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Plan to Attend SARC IV February 27-29 in St. Petersburg – 1/09/2008
The SLA Florida and Caribbean Chapter welcomes you to Florida in February! SARC IV, The Surreal Landscape, kicks off Wednesday, February 27, 2008 with an opening reception held on the patio outside our meeting rooms at the Carillon Park Hilton in scenic St. Petersburg, Florida. Register now!

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http://units.sla.org/regconf/sarc4/

Congratulations to Our New Officers for 2008! – 1/09/2008
President: Becky Augustyniak; Pres-Elect: Pam Doffek; Secretary: Linda Sobey; Treasurer: Bill Patterson; Director A: Claudia Dold; Director B: KC Hudson; Director C: Kathy Shearin

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