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SIS Meeting, February 18, 2012 (Saturday), New College, Sarasota

The next Suncoast Information Specialists meeting will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012, in Sarasota at New College of Florida, Jane Bancroft Cook Library. Guests are always welcome and we encourage students to attend. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a afternoon of professional networking and continuing education.  Watch messages on the SIS-L list for information about carpooling.


The speaker will be Gene Coppola (Director: Palm Harbor Library) who will give a presentation titled "Florida Library Leadership Today". Gene is a member of the Board of Directors at the Tampa Bay Library Consortium and heavily involved with leadership issues in the Florida Library Association. He will also give everyone an opportunity to answer the question: "How can library leadership play a vital role in your community?

The Library is hosting a special exhibition from the collection of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C, "Fighting the Fires of Hate: American and the Nazi Book Burnings" during February 8, 2012 - March 30, 2012.  This powerful exhibit focuses on how book burnings became a potent symbol during World War II in America’s battle against Nazism. You are invited to visit the exhibit before or after the SIS meeting. There is no charge to visit the exhibit.

We will be collecting books for the USF Student Organizations of Library and Information Science SOLIS/USF at the meeting. If you would like to donate any new or used books please bring them to the meeting! SOLIS/USF Book Drive


New College of Florida
Jane Bancroft Cook Library
5800 Bay Shore Road • Sarasota, FL 34243


Lunch, business meeting, Program - Begins at 1:00 PM


Assorted sandwiches (Carr's Corner Cafe) and drinks can be ordered in advance. The food is optional; however if you RSVP to have a meal, please consider it an obligation to pay even if you cannot make the meeting,  since SIS must turn in the headcount for lunch in advance  .
Cost: $8.00, payable by check or cash at the meeting.
         $8.50, payable by credit card in advance (see link below)


Online RSVP form: Click here
Indicate whether or not you will be ordering food. 
RSVP deadline is Thursday February 16, 2012. If you need to cancel before Thursday, Feb 16, please contact Bill Harris,


For more information or questions, contact Bill Harris,
Google Map and driving directions        

If you want to pay in advance for the meal by credit card, please continue to PayPal. Be sure to indicate the Member/Guest name(s) when you pay.