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July - September 2009     VOLUME 13 ISSUE 3
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Florida and Florida Libraries "Thinking Outside the Book"

Florida Library Association President's Theme 2009 - 2010
Wendy R. Breeden, President

As we continue to work through difficult economic times, the Florida Library Association is committed to strengthening the library profession by “thinking outside the book.” FLA has already undertaken important transitions over the past several years by employing its Executive Director, opening FLA’s first administrative office, and improving advocacy efforts. But times dictate that the transition must continue and FLA must find new ways to engage and interact with its members, often through the use of new available technologies. Take a look at some of our plans for next year:

  • More virtual meetings;
  • Opportunities to promote the importance of all types of libraries;
  • Partnerships with the State Library on statewide initiatives;
  • Participation in National Library Day in Washington, D. C., May 11, 2009;
  • Support of Stimulus Package Initiatives;
  • Refined legislative alerts and communications;
  • Virtual components to 2010 Florida Library Day including a virtual briefing;
  • A shorter, smarter, engaging 2010 Annual Conference; and <
  • Don’t think we’re ignoring books. Look for outstanding author events at the 2010 Annual Conference in Orlando.

With the help and continued enthusiasm of its membership, the Florida Library Association will remain nimble, ensuring that in tough economic times, FLA will remain a great value for you, your libraries and your community. Look forward to an exciting, yet challenging, 2009-2010 year.