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Library Board Appoints Interim Director for Jacksonville Public Library (May 22, 2017)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 22, 2017 — The Board of Library Trustees on May 11 voted to appoint Deputy Director for Public Services Jennifer Giltrop to be the interim director of the Jacksonville Public Library, effective July 1, 2017, following the retirement of Director Barbara A. B. Gubbin. Board Chair Ronnie King said Giltrop is the right person to ensure a smooth transition.

JPL Named 'Library of the Year' by Florida Library Association (May 11, 2017)

Annual Award Recognizes Outstanding Service to Community

Main Library Prepares for More than 1,000 to Attend Young Adult Job Fair on June 6 (May 11, 2017)

New This Year: Early Access Pass Lets Job Seekers Enter One Hour Early

Jacksonville Public Library Director Barbara A. B. Gubbin to Retire (May 2, 2017)

Will Leave on ‘High Note’ with Recent National ALA Award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 2, 2017 – After more than a decade of dedicated service with the City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Public Library Director Barbara Gubbin announced her retirement to become effective June 30, 2017. The announcement comes just a month after Gubbin was chosen by the American Library Association to receive the 2017 Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession, which will be presented in June in Chicago.

Two Comic Cons, Same Day (April 24, 2017)


Beaches Branch Library Hosts Fifth Comic Con, No. 2 for Willowbranch Branch Library

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 24, 2017 – The Jacksonville Public Library is again doubling your fandom fun with not one, but two Comic Cons for all ages on May 6. Both events promise to be bigger and better than ever with new performers, activities and things to see such as life-sized TARDIS replicas, courtesy of Hangar 18 Props, at both locations.

Library Director Barbara Gubbin Wins 2017 Ernest Dimattia Award (April 4, 2017)

ALA Award Recognizes Innovation and Service to Community and Profession

Small Business Advice Workshop Series (Mar. 17, 2017)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 17, 2017 – The Jacksonville Public Library is partnering with SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, to offer a series of free Small Business Advice workshops intended to help start and/or improve a small business. Workshops will be held the third Monday of the month through November, focusing on a different topic each month.

The schedule is as follows:

Main Library Announces Inaugural JAX Book Fest for March 25 (Mar. 13, 2017)

More than 150 Local and National Authors and Illustrators to Participate in ‘Literary Event of the Year’

International Film Director Mira Nair to Speak at Main Library (Mar. 2, 2017)

Visit and Presentation Will Highlight JAX READS!/NEA Big Read Community Event

Murray Hill Branch Library Closing for Upgrades Feb. 10 – 22 (Jan. 27, 2017)

Replacing Carpet, Upgrading Teen Computers, and Other Improvements Planned

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 27, 2017 – The Jacksonville Public Library will suspend service at the Murray Hill Branch Library from Feb. 10 through Feb. 22 in order to replace the carpet throughout the branch and make other upgrades to computers and furniture.

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