Breakout Session Topics and Speakers
Areas of Interest

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Public Libraries:
  • Stop Motion Animation
    • Rebecca Greer, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library
    • Sydney Grogan, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library
    • Cheryl Wolfe, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library


Academic Libraries:
General Audience:
  • One Book, One State Panel Discussion
    • Renaine Julian, Florida State University
    • Elana Karshmer, FLA President, Saint Leo University
    • Shane Roopnarine, University of Central Florida
    • Marvin Hobson, Zora Neale Hurston Expert, Indian River State College
  • Genealogy Reference 101
    • Blake Robinson, Florida Collection and Outreach Librarian, State Library of Florida
    • Jody Norman, Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Library Development
  • Creative Solutions in Technical Services
    • Alyssa Koclanes, Eckerd College
    • Renee Gould, Saint Leo University
    • Justin White, Hodges University
    • Christopher Boyd, Florida Gulf Coast University Library
  • Essentials in Developing and Supporting Technology Educators
    • Jaclyn Olano Robinson, Orange County Library System
    • Tony Orengo, Orange County Library System
    • Ormilla Vengersammy, Orange County Library System
  • Explor-a-Bull: A Guide to Automating and Mapping User Generated Metadata through Google Tools
    • Dominique M. Bortmas, University of South Florida
  • Leadership Lessons from the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute
    • Douglas Crane, Palm Beach County Library System
    • Jill Canono, Division of Library and Information Services
    • Amy Johnson, Division of Library and Information Services
    • Heather Ogilvie, Northwest Regional Library System, SSLLI Alum.
    • Katie Reusze, Broward County Libraries, SSLLI Alum.
    • Adam Chang, Citrus County Library System, SSLLI Alum.
  • Library Leadership Roundtable Showcase
    • Renaine Julian, Florida State University
    • Douglas Crane, Palm Beach County Library System
    • Deborah Robinson, Tallahassee Community College
  • Managing Expectations: Can I get this Video Online?
    • Sarah Hammill, Florida International University
    • Elizabeth Lightfoot, Florida International University
  • Career 411: Never too Late to Jumpstart Your Career!
    • John Abresch, University of South Florida, Tampa Library
    • Erin Arnold, Marion County Public Library System
    • Tim Bottorff, University of Central Florida
    • Regina Burgess, Panhandle Library Access Network
    • Lisandra Carmichael, University of North Florida
    • Rachel Cooke, Florida Gulf Coast University
    • Alicia Ellison, Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus
    • Peggy Glatthaar, Florida Gulf Coast University
    • Jaime M. Goldman, Nova Southeastern University,Oceanography Library
    • Josette Kubicki, Valencia College; Adventist University of Health Sciences; University of Central Florida
    • Jeanne Larsen, Seminole State College of Florida
    • Portia McQueen, Librarian
    • Leah Plocharczyk, Florida Atlantic University
    • Apryl Price, Florida State University Libraries
    • Patrice Robson, Life Coach
    • Colleen Whitall, Maitland Public Library
  • Essential to Remote Access: Proxy Servers
    • Andrew Anderson
  •  Social Media and Advocacy (follow-up to popular 2016 program)
    • Laura I. Spears, PhD, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries
    • April Hines, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries 
  • Friend Raising and Fund RaisingShare with your Friends
    • Iris Shalit, President of the Friends, Greater Largo Library Foundation Board Member and ALA Member
    • Patricia Bell, Friends Asst. Book Store Manager,  Greater Largo Library Foundation Board Member and ALA Member
  • Share with your Friends
    • John Gargotta, FF&B Chair
    • Paul Keefe, Co-Founder of PhilanthroPros and Pres. of Planned Giving Council of Broward County
    • Deborah Hohler, Friends of the Ft. Lauderdale Libraries
  • Friends Award Luncheon