Vol. 52, No. 1 (Spring 2009)

Florida Library Association Florida Library Association

Abstract


President’s Column: Libraries . . . Connecting People, Information, and Knowledge................................................................................3
By Mercedes Clement

From the Executive Director..............................................................3
By Faye Roberts

Hurricane Preparedness and Response for Florida Public Libraries: Best Practices and Strategies........................4
By Charles R. McClure, Joe Ryan, Lauren H. Mandel, John Brobst, Charles C. Hinnant, Jordon Andrade, and John T. Snead

A Perfect Storm in Public Funding for Florida.....................................8
By Ruth O’Donnell and Faye Roberts

Budget Cuts Impact Florida’s Academic Libraries.............................10
By Gloria Colvin

Exchanging Recipes for IT Success...................................................11
By Krista Van Lewen

Developing Tolerance and Understanding of Family Diversity Through Children’s Literature............................................12
By Madeline Kovarik

Highlights of the 2009 FLA Annual Conference..............................14

11 Tips for the FLA Conference from a New Librarian.......................15
By Jared Hoppenfeld

Floridiana with a Twist: Curious Florida Fauna................................19
By Nancy Pike

Florida Reads: The Book Babes.......................................................20
By Joyce Sparrow

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