Monday, June 25, 2007

CFLC Chronicles: Librarians Serving the Public Scholarship Program

Posted by request of the College of Information of Florida State University:

The Florida State University College of Information invites applicants for the Librarians Serving the Public scholarship program. The College of Information has partnered with the Central Florida Library Cooperative (CFLC), the Northeast Florida Library Information Network (NEFLIN), and the Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN) in this program, which is supported through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. With its partners, the College will recruit and select students to earn the MSLIS degree and to meet the diversity and leadership needs of academic, public, and school libraries in northern and central Florida.

The College is currently able to offer 20 scholarships to begin in Fall 2007. The scholarships will pay tuition for 6 credits of master's degree coursework for 3 semesters (Fall 2007, Spring 2008, and Summer 2008). This is a total of 18 credits, or one-half the MSLIS program at the College. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working in public, academic, and/or school libraries in north or central Florida. Acceptance to the program is also competitive based on the materials submitted in application to Florida State University, the College of Information and to Librarians Serving the Public.

For information about how to apply, visit our web site:


Workshop Wealth: CCLA Database Vendor Workshop

This invitation is posted at the request of CCLA, the College Center for Library Automation:

The College Center for Library Automation (CCLA) is offering a database vendor workshop in your area and would like to invite you to participate. Vendors from Gale and EBSCO will be on hand at Valencia Community College, West Campus on Tuesday, July 24, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. to demonstrate their resources, offer valuable suggestions and tips for effective searching, and answer your questions about features and functionality. The focus will be on the EBSCO medical databases: CINAHL, PsycARTICLES, Clinical Pharmacology, and the Health Source products and the Gale literature databases: Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, etc. and the new Testing and Education Resource Center. Location information is provided below.

Valencia Community College / West Campus
Address: 1800 South Kirkman Road, Orlando
Building: LRC
Parking: Park in the Gamma parking lot - use staff parking area. The LRC is just south of the lot. No permits required.
Local hotels: Marriott Courtyard/International Drive, 407-351-2244
Maps & driving directions here.
Campus map here.

If you would like to register, please send an email to lmccarthy (at) by July 9, 2007 with your name and telephone number.


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Workshop Wealth: Summer Training Schedule

The training schedule for Summer 2007 (July - September) has been posted to the CFLC Web page here.

A new printed schedule should be arriving soon for those of you on the mailing list. Check out the bounty of summer classes!