Public Libraries Interest Group Meeting (3/24/23)


Friday, March 24, 2023
10:30 am - 1:30 pm, EDT

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JPL Main Library 
303 N Laura St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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 Meeting Information

The first meeting of the year will be March 24, 2023 from 10:30-1:30 at the Main library branch of the Jacksonville Public Library in downtown Jacksonville. Join us for an awesome day in downtown Jacksonville touring the five floors of the Main library branch, listening to an awesome speaker and collaborating on takeaways we can all use! We should end just in time for lunch and we’ve got a great list of spots downtown just for you.

Interest Group Facilitator:  Claire Olson


Welcome to the public library interest group everyone! I am the project manager for the JaxKids Book Club at the Jacksonville Public Library. Prior to this position, I worked as the Teen librarian in our Main branch. I graduated with my MLIS from Valdosta State University in 2021 so I’m a newbie and really excited about the power and the possibility of public libraries. I’m especially interested in library outreach and how public libraries can serve the needs of their communities through collaboration and creativity. I think we all bring such talent and experience to our roles in the public library – it’s what makes us all so cool! Join me this year as we explore the possibilities of our public libraries.

Cost: NEFLIN Interest Groups are free of charge and are open to NEFLIN members only.  Registration is strongly encouraged.

This project was funded either under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Library Cooperative Grant program. Florida’s LSTA and LCG programs are administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

For FY2022-23, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $688,109. 42% of the total costs ($288,109) are supported by federal funds, and 58% of this program ($400,000) is supported by state funds.