State Library Focus Groups

The Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services invites you to participate in a focus group to discuss your opinion of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funded programs in Florida and the future needs of Florida libraries. In November 2016, consultants Nancy Bolt and Tom Clareson will conduct eight focus group sessions across the state to gain feedback from all types of libraries.

We invite one person from your library organization to participate in one of these focus group sessions. For ease of travel and for networking opportunities, we suggest that you attend the session closest to your library, but you are welcome to attend whichever session is most convenient.

By November 7, 2016, please register online to let us know which session you would like to attend. A discussion guide will be distributed prior to the focus group sessions.

For your reference, here is a list of the dates and locations of the sessions:

Date Time Location
November 14 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Delray Beach Public Library

100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach 33444


November 14 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Broward County Library System – South Regional/ Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines 33024


November 15 10:30 a.m. – noon Lee County Library System – Lakes Regional Library

15290 Bass Road Fort Myers 33908


November 16 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Bruton Memorial Library

302 McLendon Street, Plant City 33563


November 16 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Seminole County Public Library System – Central Branch Library

215 North Oxford Road, Casselberry 32707


November 17 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Jacksonville Public Library – University Park Branch Library

3435 University Blvd. North, Jacksonville 32277


November 17 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Columbia County Public Library – West Branch Library

435 NW Hall of Fame Drive, Lake City 32055


November 18 10:30 a.m. – noon (Central Time) Washington County Public Library

1444 Jackson Avenue, Chipley 32428


For further information on these sessions, please contact Bureau of Library Development LSTA Program Coordinator David Beach at 850.245.6630 or