Committee Leadership Details


Library Advocacy Standing Committee

Committee Description
  • The Committee will develop social media strategies to consistently promote the "Library Advocacy: As Easy as 1-2-3" website. These strategies should include: selection of social media platforms and development of tools to organize, publish, monitor and evaluate social media postings.
  • The Committee will develop scheduling system for maintaining and updating the "Library Advocacy: As Easy as 1-2-3" website. The Committee will actively promote the website and its messages, with the added support of SEFLIN.
  • The Committee will collaborate in promoting the “Our Library” advocacy messages to SEFLIN members and actively participate in contacting legislators using multiple formats, including at community events.
  • The Committee will stay informed about the Florida Library Association legislative priorities and the progress of library funding initiatives. The Committee will publicize progress, add local focus for messages, and issue calls for action.

Committee Leadership
Brock Peoples
(SEFLIN Liaison)
Executive Director
SEFLIN (Southeast Florida Library Information Network)
Boca Raton, FL
United States FL

Craig Clark
(Committee Member)
Library Director
Boynton Beach City Library
Boynton Beach,
United States FL

Rodney Freeman
(Committee Member)
Library Director
Riviera Beach Public Library
Riviera Beach,
United States FL

Alexandra Gutierrez
(Committee Member)
Librarian III
Miami-Dade Public Library System
Miami, FL
United States FL

Fara Lynn Jacobson
(Committee Member)
Librarian II
Miami-Dade Public Library System
Cutler Bay, FL
United States FL

James R. Larson
(Committee Member)
Branch Manager
Palm Beach County Library System
West Palm Beach, FL
United States FL

Lynlee Lebensart
(Committee Member)
Main Library Manager
Palm Beach County Library System
Boca Raton, FL
United States FL

Juan Manzueta
(Committee Member)
Public Services Coordinator
St. Thomas University
Miami Gardens, FL
United States FL

Lawrence Mello
(Committee Member)
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
United States FL

Mercedes Munias
(Committee Member)
Circulation Services Supervisor (CSS)
Miami-Dade Public Library System
Miami, FL
United States FL

Alexandria Ortiz
(Committee Member)
Hialeah Public Libraries
Hialeah, FL
United States FL

Cindi Permenter
(Committee Member)
Librarian IV
Palm Beach County Library System
Wellington, FL
United States FL

Oyuki De Santiago Poletz
(Committee Member)
Programming Librarian
Boca Raton Public Library
Boca Raton, FL
United States FL

Eduardo Porben
(Committee Member)
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Barry University
Miami Shores,
United States FL

Lisa Testa
(Committee Member)
Boca Raton Public Library
Boca Raton, FL
United States FL

Ms. Tara Zimmermann
(Committee Member)
Grants Officer
Broward County Library
Fort Lauderdale,
United States FL