Past Meetings

Schedule & Locations


04 November, 2022 - Interview with a Prison Librarian

23 August, 2022 - Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Libraries

20 June, 2022 - Books at Park Place, St. Petersburg

20 May, 2022 - Anna in the Tropics at Stageworks Theatre

27 February, 2022 - The Lost Apothecary and Forest of Vanishing Stars Discussion with Authors Sarah Penner & Kristin Harmel


December 10, 2021 - Holiday Networking/Meet Up - Tiki Docks St. Petersburg

August 20, 2021 - Lunchtime Virtual Meeting - Cyber Citizenship Initiative

June 04, 2021 - Lunchtime Virtual Meeting - Zion Cemetery Discussion

April 09, 2021 - Lunchtime Virtual Meeting - SciStarter Superstars

March 2, 2021 - Lunchtime Virtual Meeting - Family Heritage House Museum Tour


October 30, 2020 - Online Zoom Discussion, PolitiFacts - Fact-checking, Misinformation, and the 2020 Election

August 5, 2020 - Online Zoom Discussion, John F. Germany Library Art Collection

July 16, 2020 - Online Zoom Discussion, Pinellas Talking Book Library

April 16, 2020 - Canceled

February 19, 2020 - 2020 Census Discussion, USF St. Pete Campus


December 13, 2019 - SIS/TBLC Holiday Hobnob and Cookie Exchange

October 24, 2019 - State College of Florida Library & Learning Center

August 27, 2019 - Bookbinding Workshop, Clearwater East Community Library

June 13, 2019 - Wild Rover Brewery

April 2, 2019 - Nielsen Media

February 28, 2019 - Cyber Intelligence, SouthShore Regional Library


December 5, 2018 - Besitos, Tampa, FL. Holiday Social

November 7, 2018 - Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library

August 15, 2018 - Ringling Art Library, Sarasota, FL

June 7, 2018 - Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

April 14, 2018 - Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library

February 28, 2018 - USF, Career Stages round table


December 6, 2017 - Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Westshore Plaza, Tampa Fl. Holiday Social

October 25, 2017 - HCC Plant City

August 28, 2017 - Manatee County Public Library, Bradenton FL

June 19, 2017 - Art Institute of Tampa. Speaker Theresa Burress

April 22, 2017 - Dade City. Pioneer Florida Museum and Village

February 22, 2017 - John F. Germany Public Library, Tampa. Speaker Bill Harris. Genealogy Training for Library Staff


December 13, 2016 - Hofbrauhaus, St. Petersburg. Holiday Social

October 14, 2016 -Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, SIS 30th Anniversary Celebration

August 23, 2016 -St. Petersburg Public Library, Brooke Stewart and the MacDill Puppy Raisers

June 17, 2016 - Dunedin Public Library

April 25, 2016 - SouthShore Regional Library, Speaker David Thomas. Digital Humanities: Exciting Tools for Discovery

February 15, 2016 - USF Tampa Library. Wikipedia


December 10, 2015 - Holiday Dinner, Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar, Tampa

October 20, 2015 - Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library. Speaker Stacey Jurewicz. Libraries: Community Engagement, Partnerships, and Grants

August 31, 2015 -Largo Public Library. Speaker David Ellis on Copyright

June 13, 2015 - Clearwater Main Public Library, Clearwater, FL

April 14, 2015 - Gulf Gate Public Library, Sarasota, FL

February 23, 2015 - Palm Harbor Library, Palm Harbor, FL


December 11, 2014 - SIS/TaBaMLN Holiday Mixer, Revelry Pub and Grill, Sarasota, FL

September 27, 2014 - Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, FL

August 5, 2014 - Seminole Heights Branch Library, Tampa. E-learning, technology, and the job market for Information Specialists, Educators, and Information Technology Specialists

June 17, 2014 - SouthShore Regional Library, Technology Roadshow

April 29, 2014 - USGS, St. Petersburg

February 26, 2014 - North Tampa Public Library


December 5, 2013 - The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge. St. Petersburg, Holiday Dinner Social

October 1, 2013 - West Tampa Public Library. Round table discussion about resumes, interviews, networking

August 19, 2013 - Temple Terrace Public Library

June 15, 2013 - Heritage Village, Largo. Speaker Jim Schnur. History of Heritage Village and archives

April 25, 2013 - Palmetto Branch Library. Laurie Bates-Weir talked about Wanting What You Can’t Have: Independent Scholars, Information Vagabonds, and Inaccessible Information

February 2, 2013 - Ringling Museum of Art Library, Sarasota. The Fantastic Challenges of Librarianship: Digital Solutions panel discussion by Mēgan Oliver, Gail Donovan, and Sarah Norris


December 11, 2012 - SIS/CFALL Holiday Dinner Social, Bungalow Restaurant, Tampa.

October 24, 2012 - Port Tampa PL. Elections. Andrew Breidenbaugh, Chief Librarian in the THPL System, spoke about Library Informational Partnerships with Local Government

August 18, 2012 - Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. Sue Stover, Director of the Arthur Vining Davis Library along with other Mote staff, discussed the Research Library's Special Environmental Collections and give a tour

June 27, 2012 - CANCELLED. Town 'N Country Regional Public Library, Tampa. eBooks: What's Hot, What's Not. Sue Polanka, a Library Journal 2011 Mover and Shaker for her work with e-books, reviews the latest information on ebook trends, via Skype

April 2, 2012 - Privatization of Public Libraries. The panel discussion with Sarabeth Kalajian, General Manager of the Sarasota County Library System and Ed Kilroy, Former Director of the Osceola County Library System

February 18, 2012 - New College, Sarasota. The speaker Gene Coppola (Director: Palm Harbor Library) gave a presentation on "Florida Library Leadership Today"


December 1, 2011 - SIS/CFALL Holiday Dinner Social, Red Mesa Cantina, St. Petersburg

October 14, 2011 - 25th anniversary celebration

August 17, 2011 - J.F. Germany Public Library, downtown Tampa. SIS Roundtable Discussion: Changing Technologies, Services and Our Libraries. Recaps by SIS members of recent presentations

June 11, 2011 - Saturday lunch at Mattison's Riverside, Bradenton. Speaker Matt Woodside, Director of Exhibits and Collections at South Florida Museum, and tour of South Florida Museum

April 14, 2011 - Canterbury School, St. Petersburg. "The School Library Media Center in the Private School" Speakers Linda Garrison and Ramsey Jones

February 15, 2011 - CAE, Tampa. Google Apps. Speakers Jessica Riggins, Betsy King, Al Carlson, Diana Silveira


December 9, 2010 - SIS/CFALL Holiday Dinner Social, CBD's Southside Italian Restaurant and Bar, Tampa

October 11, 2010 - Jan Platt Public Library, Tampa. Speaker Drew Smith and the 2010 IFLA Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden

August 7, 2010 - Saturday brunch and program in Sarasota at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Program by Linda McKee, head librarian at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library

June 23, 2010 - Tour and Talk with News Researcher Carolyn Edds of the St. Petersburg Times and Dinner at The Hanger

April 14, 2010 - Picadilly Cafe, Tampa. Teen Services in Pasco County. Speaker Paul Stonebridge

March 3, 2010 - CAE, Tampa. Speaker Jessica Voss, Communication and Information Officer at the USF School of Library and Information Science. "The New Way to Market Yourself - How to Utilize Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing and Online Media"


December 7, 2009 - Columbia Cafe, Florida History Museum, Tampa. Joint SIS/CFALL Holiday Mixer

October 13, 2009 - Stetson Univ College of Law, Gulfport Campus. "Technology Petting Zoo"

August 18, 2009 - Tour of Ringling Museum of Art Library, with Librarian Linda McKee, Sarasota, FL

June 17, 2009 - Florida Orchestra, St. Petersburg. "From the Page to the Stage". Speaker Ella M. Fredrickson, Principle Librarian, Florida Orchestra

April 29, 2009 - Florida History Museum, Columbia Cafe, Tampa. "Exploring Electronic Collections, License Agreements and Negotiations." Speaker Monica Metz-Wiseman, Coordinator of Electronic Collections at USF libraries

February 26, 2009 - CAE, Tampa. Speakers Alicia Ellison and Judy Nolasco. "Thanks for This Assignment - A Research Paper Students (Eventually) Love"


December 8, 2008 - Habana Cafe, Gulfport. Joint SIS / CFALL Holiday Mixer

October 28, 2008 - Piccadilly Cafeteria, Tampa. Speaker: Alan Nichter. "Book Talks to Young Adults"

August 27, 2008 - Tampa Theatre, Tampa Florida. Special screening of movie "Hollywood Librarian

June 24, 2008 - Stetson Univ. College of Law, Tampa Campus. "Legal Research." Speakers Jessica Zairo and Wanita Scroggs

April 17, 2008 - Panera, Largo. Speaker: Gary Mormino

February 26, 2008 - CAE, Tampa. "Print-On-Demand Publishing." Speaker: Ken Kister, Librarian and author


December 3, 2007 - Trang Viet Cuisine, Tampa. Joint SIS CFALL Holiday Mixer

October 21, 2007 - CAE, Tampa. "MedlinePlus - the best kept secret at NLM." Speaker Karen Keene, USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library

August 23, 2007 - Columbia Restaurant, Tampa. "From Archivist to Author: Writing the Columbia Restaurant�s Centennial Cookbook." Speaker: Andrew Huse, Assistant Librarian, USF, Tampa Library

June 4, 2007 - Stetson University College of Law Library, Gulfport. "Special Collections Librarianship and the Fine Arts." Speaker: Keli Rylance, Assistant Librarian, USF Tampa Library

April 25, 2007 - Piccadilly Cafeteria, St. Petersburg. "10 Books Every Floridian Should Read." Speaker Jeff Klinkenberg, St. Petersburg Times reporter

February 8, 2007 - CAE, Tampa. "Web 2.0: Its all about YOU." Speaker: Diane Sachs-Silveira, Virtual Reference Manager at TBLC


December 6, 2006 - Ceviche Restaurant in St. Petersburg. Dutch Treat dinner and elections

October 9, 2006 - Stetson Univ. College of Law, Tampa Campus, 20th Anniversary Reception

August 7, 2006 - Piccadilly Cafeteria, St. Petersburg, Nora Everlove.

June 8, 2006 - Habana Cafe, Gulfport, Dutch treat and book swap

April 5, 2006 - Panera, Clearwater. RSS Feeds, presented by Shirl Kennedy

February 7, 2006 - Stetson Univ. College of Law, Tampa Campus. Rare book dealer John Shevock


December 14, 2005 - Safety Harbor Public Library, Altered Books demonstration

October 5, 2005 - CAE, Tampa. Current Issues in IT Systems Security, speaker Dr. Bruce Judd

August 12, 2005 - Panera, Clearwater. "The Power of Literature," with guest speaker Dr. Speaker Joan F. Kaywell

June 2, 2005 - Viva la Frida's, Tampa. Dutch Treat Dinner and summer reading book swap

April 6, 2005 - restaurant, Pinellas Park. Living With Terrorism, presented by Steve Collins Purl

February 23, 2005 - Stetson Univ. College of Law, Tampa Campus. "Advocating for Public Access to Legal Resources." Guest speaker was Rebecca Frank, director of the Pinellas County Law Library


December 9, 2004 - Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport. "Library Management Roundtable"

October 6, 2004 - Berkeley Prep, Tampa. "What Else Can You Do with a Library Degree?"

August 12, 2004 - Networking dinner, Cancelled due to Hurricane Charley

June 16, 2004 - CAE, Tampa. "Professional Publishing." Panel discussion

April 8, 2004 - USF, Alice G. Smith Lecture

February 11, 2004 - Jan Platt Branch, Tampa Hillsborough Public Library. One Community, One Book project


December 8, 2003 - Pinellas Park Public Library

October 14, 2003 - Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa. Dinner

August 7, 2003 - Safety Harbor Public Library. "Library services for the deaf." Dinner

June 9, 2003 - CAE. TBLC projects - Florida Virtual Reference Project, and Anywhere-Anytime Library

April 7, 2003 - Eckerd College. "Why Marketing and Mentoring Matters!" presented by Anita Lindsay

February 20, 2003 - McDill AFB, hosted by Kathy Kaldenberg. Speaker Jay Hines, Historian for U.S. Central Command, discussed his role as historian


December 4, 2002 - Picadilly Cafeteria, St. Petersburg, dinner. Speaker Lynn Carol Henderson, storyteller

October 8, 2002 - St. Peterburg College, Seminole. Dinner. Election

August 7, 2002 - Hill, Ward & Henderson, Law Firm, Tampa. Lunch. Speaker Cary Kenney: "Recent Trends in Online News Delivery"

June 5, 2002 - Picadilly Cafeteria, St. Petersburg, dinner. Speaker Patsy Shipp Lieb, author

April, 4, 2002 - CAE, Tampa. Dinner, sponsored by Dialog

February 26, 2002 - Bennigans, St. Petersburg. Dutch treat dinner


December 5, 2001 - Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa. Dinner

October 3, 2001 - USF Tampa Campus Library. Joint meeting with CFALL and USF SLA/ALA Student Chapters. Lunch

August 22, 2001 - USF Bayboro Campus library, St. Petersburg. Lunch

June 6, 2001- CAE, Tampa. Dinner, sponsored by Lexis-Nexis

April 5, 2001 - Hops Restaurant & Brewery, Tampa. Dutch treat dinner

February 21, 2001 - Stetson College of Law, St. Petersburg. Lunch


December 2000- BAE Systems, Tampa. Dinner

October 5, 2000 - Pinellas Public Library Cooperative: Talking Book Library

August 2, 2000 - Dinner at Rio Bravo, Tampa

June 7, 2000 - lunch at Sweet Tomatoes, tour of Heritage Village, Largo

April 5, 2000 - Tampa Hillsborough Public Library, Tampa. This was a joint meeting the Central Florida Association of Law Librarians - CFALL. Bill Raddatz from Pro Vise Management Group, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Advisor, spoke on financial planning. Lunch

February 9, 2000 - Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, hosted by Karen Roth. The SLA video on marketing the library, entitled "Selling the Invisible," was shown. Dinner


December 2, 1999 - Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Tampa. TBLC staff discussed the mission, services and focus of the Consortium

October 6, 1999 - Paradyne Corp, Largo. CD McLean and Teresa Burress gave presentation on web site development (hosted by CD McLean)

August 2, 1999 - Raytheon, luncheon. Speaker from Road-Runner cable internet (hosted by Sue Weiss)

May 18, 1999 - Tampa Hillsborough Public Library with catered dinner, program by John Iliff - John's electronic handouts:

April, 1999 - Time, Inc, with dinner at Ruby Tuesday's (hosted by Liz Bumgarner)

February 1, 1999 - Stetson University College of Law. Lunch

December 7, 1998 - St. Pete JC Seminole Campus. Workshop and tour. Lunch


Juvenile Welfare Board Library, Pinellas Park: Dr. R.J. Doody, "Enneagram"

American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), Tampa

St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg

Reflectone, Tampa

Joint Meeting with ASIS at USF: Dr. James Carey, "Human Communication and Information Processes"

Dinner Meeting, Bombay Bicycle Club, Clearwater: Ebsco representatives, Melissa Howard and Chuck Leachman


Pinellas Center for the Visually Impaired, Largo

Tour of new Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida at St. Pete

Science Library at MOSI, Tampa

Dinner meeting, Valencia Gardens Restaurant, Tampa: Harriet Tompkins, "The Perils of Downsizing"

SPJC Allstate Center Criminal Justice Library, St. Petersburg

Dinner meeting, West Shore Steak & Ale, Tampa: Ken Kister, "Electronic Reference Sources"


Lunch meeting, Chi Chi's Restaurant, Pinellas Park: Marilyn Mulla, "SCFN"

Annual Meeting of ASIS, FMHI, USF, Tampa: speakers on GIS

All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg

Channel 13 WTVT, Tampa

Commerce Clearinghouse, St. Petersburg

Dinner Meeting, Red Lobster, Tampa: Dr. Joseph Ponds, "A Short Course for a Short Memory"


Florida Power, St. Petersburg

Lamalie Amrop International, Tampa

Center for Applied Engineering, St. Petersburg: John Newton, DataTimes "new features of DataTimes"

10th Anniversary of SIS at USF: Guy Sinclair, "Power and Influence: Enhancing Information Services with the Parent Organization"

Dinner meeting, Radisson Bay Harbor Inn, Tampa


Solinet speaker | TBLC, Tampa

AT&T Paradyne, Largo

Price Waterhouse, Tampa

Dinner meeting | Tampa Bay Conference Center, Largo

"Courtroom visit" | Stetson College of Law, Gulfport

Tom Kennedy, "Hurricane Watch" | Dinner meeting Red Lobster, Tampa