Schedule of Events 

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In-Person Schedule Virtual Schedule 
Sunday, May 22nd Sunday, May 22nd 
1pm-5pm

FLA Preconference

Register here

These sessions will be free. Limited space.

Reset and Reconnect Library Friends Groups and Foundations
Room-Heritage A/B

Unlocking Creativity Magic
Room- Heritage C/E
   
5pm-7pm  Registration Open    
6:30pm - 8:30pm FLA Networking Meetup
(cash bar)
Dinner on your own- this is a perfect event to visit as a last stop of the evening.
   
Monday, May 23rd Monday, May 23rd 
7:30am-5:30pm Registration Open    
8am-9am First time Attendee and New Member Orientation
Heritage A/B
   
8am-9am

Breakfast with Friends
Heritage C/E

Join us for a round-table discussion facilitated by Beth Nawalinkski and Peter Pearson. This is a chance for you to talk with fellow Friends (and non-Friends) from about the state! Exchange ideas, meet new people and have fun. A breakfast buffet and the opening session is included in the purchase price of the ticket. Limited to 50 people.

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9am-9:30am

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Smart Horizons Career Online High School

9:30am-10am  Zoom Room Networking Lounge
10am-11:30am

Opening General Session
Sponsored by Brainfuse
Masters Ballroom

Keynote Speaker:
Mirna Valerio

"Mirna Valerio is a native of Brooklyn, NY, a former educator, cross-country coach, ultrarunner, obstacle course enthusiast..." click her for bio.

10am-11:30am Opening General Session- Live Streamed
11:30am-12:30pm

Power Lunch with Baker & Taylor
Limited space, invite only

11:30am- 1pm Zoom Room Networking Lounge Open 
On-Demand Videos Open
Scavenger Hunt Open
12pm-1pm Lunch on own 
12pm-1pm

FLA Advocacy & Legislative Committee Meeting
Room- Gallery A/B

12pm-1pm

Advocacy & Legislative Committee Meeting
Meeting Link

1pm-4pm

Performers Arcade
Players Ballroom

• Boppa Chua! The 1950's and 60's through the lens of Popular Song
• DoDad's Lab
• James Songster Emerging Leader Training
• Jane Rosenbohm, Guitar Extraordinaire
• Mr. Richard
• On the Go Music (tentative)
• Orisirisi African Folklore
• The Story Dome
• Turtle Dance Music (tentative)
   
1pm-2pm

Better Stats for Better Stories: Show AND Tell
Room- Masters Ballroom
Sponsored by Bibliocommons

Eight Steps to Excellent Customer Service in Virtual Reference
Room- Heritage A/B

Lightning Rounds 
Room- Heritage C/E 

FLA Professional Development Committee Meeting
Room- Gallery A/B

1pm-2pm

Better Stats for Better Stories: Show AND Tell
Live streamed
Sponsored by Bibliocommons

 

 

 

 

FLA Professional Development Committee Meeting
Meeting Link

2pm-3pm

FLA Communications Committee Meeting
Room- Gallery A/B

2pm-3pm FLA Communications Committee Meeting
Meeting Link
2:30pm-4pm

Support Health and Mental Wellness with Florida Electronic Library Resources
Room- Masters Ballroom

Reset and Reconnect with Adaptive Yoga in the Library and Virtually
Room- Heritage A/B

Alternative Universes - Alternate Reality Games and Creative Website Design
Room- Heritage C/E

2:30pm-4pm

Support Health and Mental Wellness with Florida Electronic Library Resources
Live streamed

3pm-4pm FLA Membership Development Committee Meeting
Room: Gallery A/B
3pm-4pm

FLA Membership Development Committee Meeting
Meeting Link

4pm-6pm

Exhibit Hall Opens 
Welcome Reception (appetizers/cash bar) 
Author Tables

  • James Abraham
  • David Brandt
  • Regina Edwards
  • Dave Finnigan
  • Mary Flynn
  • Rebecca Johnston
  • Penny Musco
  • Mary Reynolds
 4pm - 5pm  Exhibitor Zoom Room Open
4pm-5pm Poster Session I    
5:30pm - 7pm FSU Alumni Reception    
6:30pm-9:30pm

After Hours Networking Event: 

Sunset River Cruise*

We set sail at sunset on Tuesday evening on the St. John's River! Transportation, lite appetizer and 1 drink ticket is included. There will be a cash bar too. Space is limited to 50 people.

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* FLA conference attendees only

   
Tuesday, May 24th Tuesday, May 24th 
7:30am-5:30pm Registration Open    
7am - 8am

OCLC Update Breakfast
Limited space, invite only

   
8am-1pm

Exhibit Hall Opens

Author Tables

  • James Abraham
  • Dave Finnigan
  • Jason Edwards
  • Kai Rush
  • Silvana Spence
   
8am-9:30am Coffee with Exhibitors    
8:30am-9:30am Poster Session II 8:30am-9am  Zoom Room Networking Lounge
9am-10am

Library on the Move: Bringing Library Services to Neighborhoods
Room- Masters Ballroom

Keep Calm and Pivot: Resetting Library Engagement with Remote Outreach
Room- Heritage A/B

The Role of Libraries in the Mis/Disinformation Age
Room- Heritage C/E

9am-10am

Library on the Move: Bringing Library Services to Neighborhoods
Live streamed

10:30am-12pm

Connecting to the Other Side and Local History
Room- Masters Ballroom

Reconnecting the Right Way with Video and Social Media
Room- Heritage A/B

Career 411 - Never Too Late to Jumpstart Your Career!
Room- Heritage C/E

FLA Youth Services Member Group Meeting
Room: Gallery A/B

10:30am-12pm

Connecting to the Other Side and Local History
Live-streamed

 

 

 

 

FLA Youth Services Member Group Meeting
Meeting Link

1030am-12pm

Author Tables

  • James Abraham
  • David Brandt
  • Dave Finnigan
  • Mary Flynn
  • Jose Garcia
  • Joan Ruffins
  • Kai Rush
  • Silvana Spence
   
12pm-1pm

Concession Lunch in exhibit hall

Poster Session III

 12pm - 1pm
Trivia Game for virtual audience
1pm-2pm

Resetting Intellectual Freedom for Today's World
Room- Masters Ballroom

Social Workers in Public Libraries: An Exploration of Current Practice in Florida
Room- Heritage A/B

What We've Learned This Year
Room- Heritage C/E

1pm-2pm Resetting Intellectual Freedom for Today's World
Live streamed
2:30pm-3:30pm

Summer Reading Outreach to Overcome the COVID-Divide
Room- Masters Ballroom

Know Your Neighborhood: Manatee County Neighborhood Histories Project
Room- Heritage A/B

Hire the Best: Enhance the Library Workforce with Inclusive Job Recruitment
Room- Heritage C/E

FLA Awards & Honors Committee Meeting
Room: Gallery A/B

2:30pm-3:30

Summer Reading Outreach to Overcome the COVID-Divide
Live streamed

 

 

 

 

 


FLA Awards & Honors Committee Meeting
Meeting Link

4pm-5pm

From Disconnected to HS Diploma Bound: How Florida Public Libraries are Re-Engaging Adults Back into the Virtual Educational System
Room- Heritage A/B

Refresh & Reconnect Your Instructional Videos
Room- Heritage C/E

FLA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee Meeting
Room: Gallery A/B

 

 

 

 

 

 


FLA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee Meeting
Meeting Link

5:30pm-7:30pm

19th Hole President's Reception
(Heavy hors-d'oeuvres, cash bar)

Sponsored by: L3Harris

   
Wednesday, May 25th Wednesday, May 25th 
7:30am-12pm Registration Open    
7:30am-8:30am Fun Walk/Run 
Sponsored by ByWater Solutions
   
8am-9am

FLA Conference Planning Committee Meeting
Room: Gallery A/B

8am-9am

FLA Conference Planning Committee Meeting
Meeting Link

9am-10am

SLIDE INTO OUR DMS: The Power of the BIPOC Bookstagram Community
Room- Masters Ballroom

English Literacy for Families
Room- Heritage A/B

Your Library - The Place to Be!
Room- Heritage C/E

9am-10am

SLIDE INTO OUR DMS: The Power of the BIPOC Bookstagram Community
Live Streamed

10:30am-11:30am

Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AA & NH/PI) Representation in Comics
Room- Heritage A/B

FLVC - Library Services Update
Room- Heritage C/E

FLA Intellectual Freedom Committee Meeting
Room: Gallery A/B

10:00am - 12:30pm

Zoom Room Networking Lounge Open 
On-Demand Videos Open
Scavenger Hunt Open

 

 

FLA Intellectual Freedom Committee Meeting
Meeting Link

12pm-12:30pm Closing General Session Lunch    
12:30pm-1:30pm

Closing General Session, Awards and Board Inductee Ceremony

Sponsored by GALE

12:30am-1:30pm Closing General Session, Awards and Board Inductee Ceremony
Live streamed
1:45pm-2:30pm

FLA Board of Directors Meeting
Room: Gallery A/B

1:45pm-2:30pm

FLA Board of Directors Meeting
Meeting Link