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Florida Library Webinars is dedicated to bringing the most accurate, relevant and current training to staff working in Florida libraries. We believe that a well-trained library staff makes for an excellent library – providing excellent service to it’s community.  FLW is a continuing education program offering weekly live webinars – you can see what’s upcoming here.  Our live classes and recordings are for ALL staff working in Florida libraries. We offer introductory level training in technology, customer service and other soft skills and library skills.  We have a curriculum of over 800 training sessions recorded from our live webinars.  Search our On Demand section to find the right training for you.

Open Education Resources in Libraries

  According to the Open Education Consortium, “sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built."" Whether they...

Getting into the Habit of Regular Collection Weeding and Maintenance

  The benefits of regular collection maintenance are many, however librarie are rarely able to find time to fit regular collection weeding into their already hectic project schedules. Find out how Karen was able to create an ongoing weeding plan for Suffolk...

I Spy: Intellectual Freedom Issues at Your Library

Libraries have embraced technologies such as ILS, security cameras and social media, along with patron conveniences such as self-check out, open hold shelves, and Internet computers. But do these conveniences jeopardize our core value of patron privacy--the right to...

How to Create a Vision Board to Help You Realize Your Dreams

 Visualization is a powerful mind exercise that can help you plan and achieve goals. A vision board, as a tangible representation of what you want to achieve in your life, plays a vital role in this effort.This Webinar provides you with a roadmap to help you to create...

Best Children’s Books of 2018 (2 Hour Special)

  With over 30,000 titles published for children in 2018, it can be challenging to see the forest through the trees. Identifying new titles for use in programs, displays, teacher collections, and class visits can be challenging and time consuming. In this...

Online Reader Resources

  What’s new in the world of ebooks and online reading? This webinar will help you learn about online resources to help all kinds of readers. We will take a close look at all that OverDrive, Hoopla, Freading, Novelist and GoodReads have to offer so you can help...

Pros and Cons of a Library Gaming Center

  Many libraries have incorporated video gaming centers into their teen areas as part of an overall goal to provide safe, welcoming places for them to gather. Have you been thinking about doing the same, but aren’t sure where to start? Do you have concerns about...

Creating Boundaries with Patrons

The Pareto Principle suggests 80 percent of something is caused or is affected by 20 percent of something else. Pareto was an Italian economist who saw that 80 percent of the peas in his garden came from only 20 percent of his pea pods. And 20 percent of his chickens...

Best of 2019 CES: Emerging Technology for Libraries

  New technologies are often revealed at the annual CES (Consumer Electronic Show) Conference. Diana Silveira will review the newest trends, devices and innovations with a focus on which technologies can benefit libraries today and tomorrow, and what will our...

Managing the Media When a Crisis Strikes Your Library

 Mainstream media and social media platforms have changed dramatically in the last decade. Libraries who don’t understand the motives, cycles, deadlines, and methods of today’s “Multi-Media Journalists” (MMJs) run the risk of being portrayed badly in the Court of...