The Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative website provides information, training, tools, and other resources for library staff at the colleges and universities served by the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC).
Visitors are invited to learn more about the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC) and the 150+ libraries at our state's 40 public institutions of higher education. A clickable map locates the colleges and universities that we serve and provides links to each institution's library website.
IN MEMORIAM: FALSC and FLVC sadly announces the passing of one of our dearest colleagues, Sharon Moskowitz, who passed away on Friday, December 7th after a lengthy illness. After beginning her library career at Leon County Public Library and Florida State University, Sharon began work at CCLA in April 1997 as a Library Support Technician. She served the next 21 years providing help to college and university library staff and patrons throughout Florida. Sharon truly loved the challenge of her job and working with others to solve their problems or provide them with the most pertinent information. Here’s a quote from her own Linkedin page: “I love my job! Service desk positions are always fast-paced and challenging, but academic library staff and patrons are a delight to work with, and the constant technical change keeps things interesting.”
In her personal life, she was a devoted wife, mother, and active in the local theatre in Tallahassee. FALSC and FLVC staff are deeply saddened by this loss.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2019 OER SUMMIT: This year, FLVC will take the OER Summit to the next level, featuring guest speakers, breakout sessions to provide attendees with resources, and opportunities to participate in interactive workgroups. At the end of the Summit, attendees will have resources and a better understanding of how to implement OER within their institutions.
Registration for this year’s Summit is open; the cost is $150 per attendee. For more information regarding the summit or to register, visit flvc.org/OERsummit.
UPDATE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: I’m delighted to note the milestone of two years of service to FALSC and to the students, faculty, and staff of our member libraries. It continues to be an honor to work with dedicated professionals in the libraries of Florida’s public colleges and universities, as well as with the incredible staff of the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative. To read about the latest FALSC projects, view the November Update.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Cay Hohmeister is retiring after eight years as Leon County’s library director and 18 years with Leon County. Debra Sears, who has been the Library's Extension Services Manager for 10 years, will be Leon County’s new Library Director. Read more.
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