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Katrina G. Figgett
Director of School Libraries and Information Services
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 424
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

Phone: (850) 245-0758
Fax: (850) 245-0826

Library Media Services and Instructional Technology

About the Office of Library Media Services and Instructional Technology

The mission of the Office of Library Media Services is to support district library media supervisors and other stakeholders; ensuring that school librarians create and maintain quality library programs that foster the love of reading and the effective use of ideas and information by both students and faculty. This mission is accomplished by building programs that:

  • provide intellectual and physical access to materials in a variety of formats
  • provide instruction to advance competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing and using information and ideas
  • involve other educators in designing learning strategies that meet the needs of individual students

Instructional Support and Resources

Professional Groups

  • FAME - Florida Association of Media Educators - includes information on Florida Teens Read! and Jim Harbin Student Media Festival programs
  • FRA - Florida Reading Association - includes information on the Children's Book Award, a program similar to SSYRA for grades K-2
  • FLA - Florida Library Association
  • ALA - American Library Association
  • AASL - American Association of School Librarians

School Library Award Program

Florida Power-Library Schools
Program sponsored by The Florida Association of Supervisors of Media (FASM) and the Florida Department of Education's Library Media Services which recognizes outstanding library media programs in the State of Florida.

Library Science Degrees

A comprehensive listing of universities and colleges that offer degree programs in the field of Library Science can be found at