Bureau of Library Development
The Bureau of Library Development supports the establishment, expansion, and improvement of public library service in Florida within the context of the larger library community by working proactively with library staff, governing officials, trustees, and community supporters.
The Bureau provides leadership, grant funding, and technical assistance; promotes advocacy and cooperation among all types of libraries; supports continuing education and staff development activities; and plans and implements a dynamic program of statewide development.
Each of Florida's 67 counties and designated municipalities are assigned a consultant to serve as a liaison. As a liaison, the consultant provides information and support on library development issues, including administration, legal and governance issues, programs, long-range planning, and resource sharing and data gathering.
Library Development staff provide program development and statewide leadership in specialty areas including:
The Bureau of Library Development administers State and Federal grant programs to support the improvement of library services. Staff assist libraries in developing and designing projects and programs in addition to assisting with development of grant applications. State grant programs include:
Federal funds are received through the Library Services and Technology Act.
For more information, contact Amy Johnson (email@example.com) at 850.245.6622.