How do I access the archives on Niche?

Our 700+ library of archived webinars are now on Niche Academy.  

You will need to join the Florida Library Webinar Academy on Niche Academy to access the recorded sessions.  

Here is how to create an account, go to https://my.nicheacademy.com/floridalibrarywebinars

If you already have a Niche Account, sign in to your current account and request access to Florida Library Webinars.   

If you are new to Niche, you must create an account. The good news is - there are more than just Florida Library Webinars on Niche! You will find other Florida training from NEFLIN, PLAN, and TBLC.    

Few Key Tips:

  • Florida Library Webinars is an LSTA-funded project and available only to Florida library staff.
  • You must use your work email so we know you are a Florida library employee. 
  • Most library domains are pre-approved for access, so you will be able to get right in. If your library domain name hasn’t been approved yet, we will manually approve your request within 24 hours. 

Are you having trouble? We are here to help. Contact Vikki McLean at 813-622-8252 or mcleanv@tblc.org.

Who can attend webinars offered by Florida Library Webinars?

All staff working in Florida libraries can attend webinars offered through Florida Library Webinars.

What types of training are offered by Florida Library Webinars?

Florida Library Webinars focus on technology training, customer service, management/supervisory skills, personal and professional development, and reference skills.

When can I access the recordings from live webinars?

Recordings are made available within seven days of the live webinar. All archived webinars are accessible through the Florida Library Webinar Niche Academy. Florida library staff can create an account and access our entire library of past sessions.

Who teaches the webinars?

Florida Library Webinars has contracted with PCI Webinars and Novare Library Services to offer the bulk of the training curriculum. Other training is provided by Ask a Librarian staff and staff working in Florida libraries. Training provided by the Division of Library and Information Services is also listed on our site.

Can I teach a webinar?

We are always looking for new content. Contact us to discuss it further.

When I registered, my library was not on the list; how do I get it added?

Our database is a work-in-progress. If your library is missing from the list, choose None of the Above from the list, and we will contact you to get the information we need to add your library to our database.

How is this project funded?

Florida Library Webinars is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, and managed by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.

Who is providing this training?

Florida Library Webinars is a program of the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services. It is managed by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium in collaboration with Florida’s other multitype library cooperatives (NEFLIN, PLAN, SEFLIN, and SWFLN).

Can I participate in a webinar using my Tablet?

Yes. Each of the online classroom platforms used by Florida Library Webinars has an app you can download to view the webinar. We use Zoom and GoToWebinar. 

When will I receive login information for a webinar I am registered to attend?

Login information is provided in an email message 24 – 48 hours before the webinar. The information is provided in an informational webpage that you can use to access the login information, any instructor-supplied materials, the feedback survey and the recording of the session (within 7 days of the live event).

Do you provide ADA accommodations?

Yes, we can provide closed captioning for webinars. Users should check the ADA box in their user profile to indicate that they need accommodations. A Florida Library Webinars staff member will then contact them to confirm the accommodations needed.

When are live Florida Library Webinars held?

Webinars are held at various times and are listed in the Webinars section of this website. All times are Eastern Time.

What are the technology requirements to participate?

Florida Library Webinars courses are taught in a few different online classroom environments. Live courses are currently being conducted in Zoom and GotoWebinar. Recorded content is available via Niche Academy. Each classroom has its own requirements and tips for use. Attendees are provided with a link to a tip sheet for the classroom they will be using for each course attended.