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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.

Makerspaces: Creating Programming based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

 This webinar is all about getting ready for the future and how to take your makerspace from small projects to making a difference in the world. From future proofing our libraries to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), Brian will explore how libraries can...

Creating an On-Going Weeding and Inventory Plan for Your Collection

  Handout Handout Handout Handout Handout Handout Handout Handout Handout Looking for a better way to weed more effectively and to develop what is in your collection? If you do, it sounds like you need a plan! This webinar will teach you the steps and processes...

Leadership is a Verb, Not a Noun

  We know there are many types of leadership styles, but leadership as a verb? It is when you consider leadership as the social process shared by all members of your organization. In this interactive and informative webinar, you will be challenged to think a...

How to Write Effective Survey Questions to Get Useful Data

Is your library planning for upcoming services, programs, or events? They'll be more successful if you know what sorts of things the people in your service area truly want and need. Great marketers and planners don’t guess what people want, and they don’t presume to...

Marketing Your Library’s Digital Collection

 While 95% of public libraries lend eBooks, 60% of our patrons indicate a lack of awareness of eBook availability as a barrier to use; this according to a recent Library Journal/School Library Journal poll. As libraries continue to add streaming movies, music, digital...

Creating a Circulating Toy Collection: From Concept to Implementation

Play. We all know how important play is to learning development and pre-literacy skills. In this interactive and informative presentation, we’ll discuss the choices we made in developing and launching a successful education-based toy collection that is not just a fad...

The 2019 Horizon Report – Higher Education Edition

Looking for a concise overview of recent developments in the technology used for training-teaching-learning in libraries and other educational organizations? This highly-interactive one-hour session, drawing from research completed for the EDUCAUSE Horizon Report >...

The Apple User Experience: Creating Programs to Help Seniors

    Learn about the programs that have been employed by our instructor that help to educate, facilitate and foster the learning of Apple devices by seniors. Because learning is a continuing process that does not end with the completion of a class, learn how...

RA for All: Ten Rules of Basic RA Service

    Readers Advisory belongs in every library, no matter its budget. The implementation of this vital service is the responsibility of every staff member-- from pages to directors, from those behind the scenes to the ones on the front lines. This program...

Library Support During Community Emergencies: It’s not Just about the Books

 Flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, power outages, heat waves, lightning strikes, accidents, criminal behavior, civil unrest, and their aftermaths: How can your Florida library support your employees and community members, including the work of early...