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SIS Meeting, April 2, 2012 (Monday, evening)

The next Suncoast Information Specialists meeting will be held on Monday, April 2, 2012, in Ruskin at the SouthShore Regional Library Library. Guests are always welcome and we encourage students to attend. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a evening of professional networking and continuing education.


Privatization of Public Libraries. The panel will include Sarabeth Kalajian, General Manager of the Sarasota County Library System and Ed Kilroy, Former Director of the Osceola County Library System. Sarasota studied privatization but decided against it. Osceola County outsourced management of its branch libraries to Library System & Services (LSSI) late last year.

SouthShore Regional Library is the largest branch in Hillsborough County. Opened in October 2006, the 40,000 square foot library has a Genealogy Center, Children's Library decorated in a Florida Wildlife Theme, and the John Crawford Art Education Studio.


SouthShore Regional Library (HCPLC)
15816 Beth Shields Way
Ruskin, FL 33573-4903


Monday, April 2, 2012
5:30 -- 6:00 meet and greet.
 -- 6:30 Dinner.
 -- 7:00 Business Meeting (if we are still eating, that is ok).
 -- 8:30 panel discussion including Q&A


Assorted sandwiches (Publix Deli) 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: $10.00, payable by check or cash at the meeting.
         $10.50, 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 March 29, 2012. If you need to cancel after submitting your RVSP, please contact Bill Harris,

There is no charge for attending the program only. Cancellation of your meal order after the deadline date still obligate you to the cost.


For more information or questions, contact Bill Harris,
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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.