Sunday, February 27, 2011

Thank You sign available for download

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I would print this off with minimum dimensions of 18" x 20". It is also available to be picked up in Tallahassee if you contact Charlie Parker for arrangements.

This is the sign that I used this Thursday at the Capitol and would use at this moment in time until we find out what the Legislators decide to fund the libraries.
Sign (DOCX) Word 2007 Format

Return on Investment (ROI) sign available for download

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This is one of my recent signs that I am making available for others to use. It is based on the ROI Brochure that can be found I printed this one off at the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center on Thomasville Rd in Tallahassee since they are open 24 Hours. The dimensions are 18" x 24" and costs around $30 to print in color. I would recommend having some of the brochures with you if you decide to use this sign.
Sign (PDF)

Monday, February 21, 2011

The message was on the sign, six lessons learned by “The Library Guy”

Presentation given to the "Management of Information Organizations" class at Florida State University on 2/21/2011
Presentation Slides (PDF)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Be the "Library Guy or Gal" For a Day

The Florida Library Association is looking for folks willing to help us maintain a positive presence in Tallahassee while the legislature is at work. The shaded areas of this calendar identify key times for the “Library Guy or Gal” to be in the Capitol.

To coordinate your effort with FLA please e-mail Charlie Parker, FLA Legislative Committee Chair, at and let him know when you are planning on being there. He can provide information about issues and where to be. Of course folks are also invited to tell the library story in the Capitol whenever you can. And groups are great – the more the better!
More Info

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rick Scott's budget leaves library funding untouched

Published February 14, 2011 Times Union
One reason Scott may have held library funding steady is because a decrease would have affected $9 million in federal matching dollars.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Push is on to save Volusia County library funding

Published Feb 8, 2011 The West Volusia Beacon
Volusia County Library Advisory Board Chairwoman Sue Lombardi doesn’t have any trouble Saxon mess in Deltona: roadway of the future?
speaking her mind on the topic.

Her message to the county and the Florida Legislature: “Keep the libraries open.”

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Are You a Librarian Superhero

Four librarians will be selected from your submissions and turned into cartoon superheros! Winners will be featured on a metal lunch box and unveiled at the American Libraries Conference in New Orleans!
1. To nominate someone you need to log into Facebook
2. Click Like at their website
3. Enter the Nominee’s name; where they work; and what makes them exceptional.
Include how this person makes a difference for the community and
patrons, and how the library is improved because of their process or
Note: If they win you will need to provide contact information for the winner and a photo of the Nominee