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FAQ

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 focuses on training in technology, customer service, management/supervisory skills, personal and professional development, and reference skills..

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 offered 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.

My library was not in the list when I registered, 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: GotoMeeting and Adobe Connect

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 prior to the webinar. The information will be 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.

When can I access the recordings from live webinars?

Recordings are made available within seven days of the live webinar. If you were registered to attend the live event, you can access the recording link from the information page you used to access the login for the live event. If you did not register for the live event, many of our webinars are made available as on-demand sessions and are available from the On-Demand section of our website.

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 Adobe Connect and GotoWebinar. Recorded content is available via Vimeo, Adobe Connect and YouTube. 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.