Leadership.  Advocacy.  Communication.

Presidential and Conference History

Year

Location

President

Theme

2014

Lake Buena Vista - Buena Vista Palace Hotel

Gladys Roberts

Envision Excellence

2013

Orlando - Hilton Orlando

Barbara J. Stites

New Possibilities and Partnerships

2012

Orlando - Wyndham Orlando Resort

Gloria Colvin

Florida Libraries: Vibrant and Vital

2011

Orlando - Doubletree Hotel at the entrance to Universal Orlando

John Callahan

Open Libraries...Open Minds

2010

Orlando - Rosen Plaza Hotel

Wendy Breeden

Thinking Outside the Book

2009

Orlando - Doubletree Hotel at entrance to Universal Orlando

Mercedes Clement

Libraries...connecting people, information, and knowledge

2008

St. Pete Beach – Tradewinds Hotel

Charlie Parker

Celebrate the Leader in You!

2007

Orlando – Buena Vista Palace Hotel

Sol Hirsch

Libraries Tell Stories

2006

Orlando – Buena Vista Palace Hotel

Nancy Pike

Better Together

2005

Jacksonville – Adam’s Mark Hotel

Derrie Perez

Common Threads – Libraries…Heritage…Museums…Culture

2004

Daytona Beach – Adam’s Mark Resort

John Szabo

Vibrant Voices! Vital Libraries!

2003

Orlando – Wyndham Palace Resort

Marta Westall

Libraries? Priceless

2002

Daytona Beach – Adam’s Mark Resort

Betty Johnson

Libraries Link Lifelong Learners

2001

Kissimmee – Hyatt Orlando

Mary Brown

Building on the Past…Embracing the Future

2000

Tampa – Marriott Waterside Hotel & Convention Center

Madison Mosley

Diverse Libraries United to Serve Floridians

1999

St. Augustine – World Golf Village

Mary Jane Little

Florida Libraries: Leaders in Service with Innovation and Style

1998

Tampa – Hyatt Regency Hotel & Convention Center

Patricia DeSalvo

Some Things Don’t Change…The Importance of the Library

1997

Daytona Beach – Adam’s Mark Resort & Ocean Center

Eileen Cobb

Libraries – The Heart of Community Partnerships

1996

Tampa – Hyatt Regency Hotel & Convention Center

Elizabeth Curry

Today’s Libraries Transform Tomorrow

1995

Ft. Lauderdale – Pier 66 Hotel & Convention Center

Helen Moeller

Opportunities Unlimited

1994

Orlando – Twin Towers Hotel

Susan Anderson

Florida Libraries: Gateways to the Future

1993

Daytona Beach – Marriott Hotel & Ocean Center

Ann Williams

Partnerships in Success

1992

Miami – Hyatt Regency Hotel

Alphonse Trezza

Information Access: The Key to Discovery

1991

Orlando – Twin Towers Hotel

Linda O’Connor-Levy

Each One Reach One

1990

Daytona Beach – Marriott Hotel & Ocean Center

Thomas Reitz

Your Link to the Information Future

1989

Jacksonville – Omni Hotel

Althea Jenkins

Progress Through Unity

1988

Miami Beach – Doral Hotel

John D. Hales

Quest for Quality

1987

Clearwater - Belleview Biltmore Hotel

Lydia Acosta

A Cooperative Effort

1986

Tampa – Admiral Benbow Inn

James Wheeler

Florida’s Libraries – A Renewable Resource

1985

Orlando – Hyatt Hotel

John McCrossan

Towards Excellence in Florida Library Service

1984

Orlando – Hyatt Hotel

Jean Rhein

Management/Legislation/Services: Don’t Let the Big Ones Get Away

1983

Orlando – Sheraton Twin Towers

Harold Goldstein

FLA is Florida Libraries in Action

1982

Orlando – Hyatt Orlando Hotel

Ada Seltzer

The Florida CE Experiment: Managing Libraries in the 80’s

1981

Miami Beach – Konover Hotel

Sam Morrison

Florida Libraries – Resource for the Future

1980

Sarasota – Hyatt Hotel (Business Meeting) and one workshop

Bernadette Storck

 

1979

FLA/FAME Joint Conference Orlando - Oct. 31 - Nov. 3 Sheraton Twin Towers

Bernadette Storck

FLAME – Trailblazing for Tomorrow

1979

Orlando - May 9 -12, Sheraton Twin Towers

John DePew

Libraries In Our Future

1978

Orlando - Hyatt House

Glen Miller

Libraries In the Sunshine

1977

St. Petersburg – Hilton On The Bay

Eloise Harbeson

 

1976

Hollywood – Diplomat Hotel

Ed Sintz

Liberty & Justice for All

1975

Orlando – Carlton House

Virginia Grazier

Cooperation

1974

Jacksonville – Hilton Hotel

Dennis Robison

Do It Now!

1973

St. Petersburg – Hilton Hotel

David Kantor

Florida Librarians Coping with Change

1972

Miami Beach – Playboy Plaza Hotel

Leo Meirose

 

1971

Daytona Beach – Daytona Plaza Hotel

LynnWalker

 

1970

Ft. Lauderdale – Galt Ocean Mile

Cecil Beach

 

1969

Miami Beach – Marco Polo Hyatt

DeLyle Runge

Threshold of a New Decade

1968

Miami – DuPont Plaza Hotel

Verna Nistendirk

The Challenge of Excellence

1967

Jacksonville – Roosevelt Hotel

Elizabeth B. Mann

Reading Is What’s Happening

1966

Clearwater – Jack Tar Harrison Hotel

Margaret Chapman

The Enlightened South

1965

Miami – New Everglades Hotel

Harry Brinton

Festival of Knowledge

1964

Palm Beach – George Washington Hotel

Thomas Dreier

 

1963

Clearwater – Jack Tar Harrison Hotel

Ruth Rockwood

 

1962

Jacksonville – George Washington Hotel

Betty S. Lunnon

 

1961

Miami Beach – Carillon Hotel

Elliott Hardaway

 

1960

Clearwater – Fort Harrison Hotel

Frank B. Sessa

 

1959

Miami – McAllister Hotel

Archie L. McNeal

 

1958

Orlando – San Juan Hotel

Helen L. Keepfe

 

1957

St. Petersburg – Soreno Hotel

Dorothy Dodd

 

1956

Jacksonville – George Washington Hotel

Elizabeth Peeler

 

1955

West Palm Beach – George Washington Hotel

William Frieze

 

1954

Pensacola – San Carlos Hotel

Dr. Louis Shores

 

1953

Sarasota – MiraMar Hotel

Alice Pearce

 

1952

Miami – Hotel McAllister

Paul A.T. Noon

Program cover for 1952 through 1964: Better Libraries for A Better Florida

1951

Orlando – Wyoming Hotel

Clara E. Wendel

Toward These goals…

1950

Gainesville – Hotel Thomas

Stanley L. West

Florida Libraries Make Progress

1949

Tampa – Hillsboro Hotel

Sara Malcolm Krentzman

Florida Libraries Take Action

1948

Lakeland – New Florida Hotel

Betty W. Service

Florida Libraries Take Stock

1947

Miami – McAllister Hotel

Ida Kelley Cresap

Florida Libraries Come Alive

1946

Sarasota – Terrace Hotel

Eulah Mae Snider

 

1945

No conference

Eulah Mae Snider

 

1943 & 1944

No conference

Wesley Summers

 

1942

Vero Beach – Hotel DelMar

Bertha Aldrich

 

1941

Clearwater Beach – Clearwater Beach Hotel

Olive Brumbaugh

 

1940

DeLand – Putnam Hotel

R.W. Severance

 

1939

Mt. Plymouth – Mt. Plymouth Hotel

Henrie Mae Eddy

 

1938

St. Petersburg – Suwannee Hotel

Mary Bright

 

1937

Miami Beach – Whitman Hotel

Mary Bright

 

1936

Jacksonville – Carling Hotel

Carl Bohnenberger

 

1935

Orlando – Wyoming Hotel

William F. Yust

 

1934

Lake Placid – Club (Melville Dewey’s home)

William F. Yust

 

1933

Clearwater – Municipal Auditorium

Louise Richardson

 

1932

Winter Park – Virginia Inn

Louise Richardson

 

1931

Gainesville – Hotel Thomas

Helen V. Stelle

 

1930

Jacksonville – Windsor Hotel

Joseph F. Marron

 

1929

No conference –regional meetings

Joseph F. Marron

 

1928

Lakeland – Terrace Hotel

Olive Brumbaugh

 

1927

Miami – MiraMar Hotel

Anne VanNess Brown

 

1926

Eustis

Anne VanNess Brown

 

1925

Orlando

Cora Miltimore

 

1924

St. Petersburg

Cora Miltimore

 

1923

DeLand

Louise Gamsby

 

1922

Tampa – Public Library

Helene V. Stelle

 

1921

Ocala

Joseph F. Marron

 

1920

Orlando – meeting to re-establish the Association

Helen V. Stelle (Convener)

 

1910

Meetings with FEA

George B. Utley

 

1909

Meetings with FEA

George B. Utley

 

1908

St. Petersburg

George B. Utley

 

1907

Jacksonville (?)

George B. Utley

 

1906

St. Augustine

Carolyn Palmer

 

1905

Miami

Carolyn Palmer

 

 

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