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SIS Meeting, 23 February 2015 (Monday)

2015-02-23 Palm Harbor Library


The Library as a Cultural Destination. Presentations by Gene Coppola (Library Director), Kiki Durney (Head of Youth Services), and Marisa Meale (Youth Services Librarian).  Guests are invited to join us. 
  • Gene Coppola was born in Manhattan and attended Iona College (where he received his BA in English Lit. and Classical Civilization) and St. John’s University (where he acquired his Master’s Degree in Library Science).  After six years with the Brooklyn Public Library, he moved to Florida in 1990 and became a Branch Manager for the Pasco County Library System.  In 2000, he became the Director for Palm Harbor Library, and serves on the boards for FLA and TBLC.  In fact, he is currently FLA's Vice President/President-Elect.  Gene loves the Yankees, art, theater, and books (of course!).
  • Kiki Durney (formerly Kiki Harduvel - she just got married!), is the Head of Youth Services for the Palm Harbor Library.  She earned her Bachelor's in English Lit and worked as a middle school English teacher before earning her MLIS at USF.  She joined Palm Harbor Library in April of 2013.  She loves reading, her dog Carl Bob, and coordinating lots of fun programs for our kids!
  • Marisa Meale is a Youth Services Librarian at the Palm Harbor Library.  She earned her Bachelor's of Fine Arts from USF and earned her MLIS from there as well. She began her library career at the Hernando County Public Library System, until September 2013, when she came to Palm Harbor.  Currently, she is the Secretary for SIS.  She loves art, musical theater, and all things libraries!

5:30 pm - Meet-and-Greet
6:00 pm - Tour
6:30 pm  - Dinner / Business Meeting 
7:00 pm-8:30 pm -  Program


Palm Harbor Library
2330 Nebraska Ave.
Palm Harbor, FL  34683
Voice (727) 784-3332 


Assorted sandwiches and drinks. The food is optional. If you RSVP and order a meal, please consider it an obligation to pay even if you cannot make the meeting, since we must turn in the headcount for the meals in advance.


$10.00, payable by check or cash at the meeting. 
$10.50, payable by credit card in advance (see link below)

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

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Please RSVP on-line and indicate if you will be ordering a meal by Thursday, February 19th, 2015. For questions regarding the program or to delete your RSVP, contact Vilma Sylva Buytm,
Online RSVP form: Click here