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Wednesday, May 4
 

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday May 4, 2016 7:30am - 3:00pm
Lobby

8:30am

Conducting Research In Your Library: Find Answers to Your Questions!
This preconference will introduce research in libraries from developing a research question through publishing the results. A well-designed research process and basic knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques are essential in order to interpret the story hidden in your data. Research can answer questions about what our patrons want in our libraries, how our patrons are currently using our services, and how we might improve the services we offer. Learn about strategies for gathering quantitative and qualitative research data, the elements of good survey design, the rights of research participants, tools and strategies for analyzing data, and potential venues for publishing research results.

Speakers
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Amy Brunvand

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Ambra Gagliardi

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Peter Kraus

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Alfred Mowdood

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
JR

Jacob Reed

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Lorelei Rutledge

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Catherine Soehner

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah


Wednesday May 4, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Twilight 1&2

8:30am

Everyday Ethics: Tools for First Responders on the Library’s Front Lines (Keynote Speaker)
Concerns and complaints about services and programs aren’t scheduled. When facing an upset patron, there’s no time to brush up on library policies. How can you be prepared for that next public desk confrontation? What if you agree with the complainant? We’ll examine our professional principles, explore various ethical scenarios for frontline staff, offer “equip yourself” suggestions, and review available training resources and expert assistance. You will learn by observing and participating in role-playing exercises and group discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Garnar

Martin Garnar

Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Martin Garnar is the dean of the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  He has taught professional ethics for the University of Denver’s library and information science program since 2005 and has served as chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics, and the ACRL Professional Values Committee, or PVC.  He’s currently serving as a member of the... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Meridian A&E

8:30am

Preventing Death by PowerPoint and Other Calamitous Design Failures
Death by PowerPoint is a well-documented phenomenon. Equally concerning are the countless brain injuries caused by poorly designed handouts, fliers, and even charts and tables. Too many of us are unaware of the damage we're inflicting, but our colleagues and patrons deserve better. In addition to being a business librarian, Andy Spackman teaches a course on oral and written communication to upperclassmen at BYU's Marriott School of Management. This workshop draws from that curriculum, incorporating a variety of activities and centering on lively discussion. Participants will learn simple design principles and techniques that will improve their ability to communicate by creating effective graphics, handouts, and presentation slides. 

Speakers
avatar for Andy Spackman

Andy Spackman

Business and Communications Librarian, Brigham Young University



Wednesday May 4, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Twilight 3&4

11:30am

Lunch (On Your Own)
Wednesday May 4, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Addressing Implicit Bias in Ourselves and in Our Profession
This presentation will be an opportunity for participants to learn about how implicit bias affects how each library staff person perceives and interacts with their patrons. In order to provide the best service possible and to stay true to professions core values and mission, a critical lens must be turned to the individual in order to work on ameliorating the effect of one’s biases. We will describe strategies and resources we used to overcome these challenges, such as encouraging self-reflection, providing discussion about topics such as race, social class and privilege within a holding environment (an atmosphere that encourages openness and ease despite difficult topics), and choosing to show or recommend books and films that address cultural humility. Attendees will be able to define implicit bias, recognize their own biases, understand why teaching and learning about implicit bias is useful, and incorporate strategies learned in this session into their own lives.

To learn more about your own potential implicit biases before this presentation, we strongly encourage you to visit Harvard's Project Implicit page to take an Implicit Association Test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/.

Speakers
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Twanna Hodge

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Lorelei Rutledge

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah



Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Twilight 1&2

1:00pm

Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design, from Demos to Contracts (Keynote Speaker)

This workshop, in three parts, aims to advance general awareness of inclusive design, convey a working knowledge of digital accessibility issues, and proffer actionable advice and tools to library professionals who wish to join the growing community of people who are incorporating accessibility and universal design into their everyday practice.

 

The first part exposes all members of the audience to a screen reader user interacting with digital content. Said content will be interacted with on a laptop and an iPhone highlighting the accessibility features of both platforms. This section facilitates a gentle introduction to real world web and application-based accessibility, while wrapping the knowledge transfer in a fascinating and fun series of technology demonstrations.

 

The second part of the workshop will convey the basic tenets of inclusive design. From the standard seven principles to real world examples, the audience will gain a new appreciation for everything from an electric toothbrush to doorknobs. These principles are not only directly applicable to real world exhibits and digital presence, but also to the design process and should be adopted as a general strategy for addressing the creation or update of any institutional asset or artifact.

 

The third part provides the audience with actionable tools, such as RFP language, that can be freely used to enhance an institution's accessibility. It's easy to believe in accessibility and universal design, but how can we put the correct language into requests for proposals (RFPs) and statements of work (SOWs) so that external developers do not consider these critical concepts unimportant or worse, optional? The audience will be better equipped to understand how best to insure that we, as a community, work to advance our standard expectations of accessibility and inclusiveness, thereby enhancing the experience for all users, regardless of functional limitation.

Sponsored by the Utah State Library. 

Speakers
avatar for Sina Bahram

Sina Bahram

Prime Access Consulting
Sina Bahram is an accessibility consultant, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Prime Access Consulting (PAC), an accessibility firm whose clients include high-tech startups, fortune 1000 companies, and both private and nationally-funded museums. Sina is also a doctoral candidate in computer science at North Carolina State University. His field of research is Human Computer Interaction (HCI) focusing on multi-modal... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meridian A&E

1:00pm

The Empowered Manager/Employee
1. Introduction to the workshop and what will be covered 2. Pre-film worksheet--an initial self-assessment of participants' expectations and their own understanding of what "empowerment" means to them before viewing the film. 3. Show the film, "The Empowered Manager" -- 30 minutes 4. Clarification of concepts discussed in the film. 5. Post film group discussion of the film's message and concepts to help participants transfer the concepts and values presented by the film to their own behavior and attitudes on the job 6. Additional activities: follow-up worksheets, assessment questionnaires to help them begin to change their own management roles and style, and Questionnaires A and B to help participants strategize how best to immediately implement what they have learned in the workshop 7. Evaluation/assessment questionnaire--how effective is this workshop? What could we do better?

Speakers
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April Love

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Mohammad Mirfakhrai

Tenured faculty, Business Specialist, University of Utah
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah



Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Twilight 3&4

1:00pm

What's New at Family Search
Librarians often need to give patrons assistance and advice to help them find information about their genealogy. This presentation is aimed at teaching librarians more about products and websites for genealogists and changes at the Family History Library.

Speakers
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Devin Ashby

FamilySearch
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Joe Everett

FamilySearch
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John Heath

FamilySearch
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Dorothy Horan

Family History Library


Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Zephyr

5:00pm

RASRT Social at the Kaysville Branch Library
Reference and Adult Services Round Table (RASRT) is hosting a social at the Kaysville Branch Library at 215 N Fairfield Rd, Kaysville. Dinner and a tour of the library is included!

Please RSVP to Jason Cornelius at jason.cornelius@loganutah.org by Friday, April 22.

Volunteers

Wednesday May 4, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Kaysville Branch Library 215 N Fairfield Rd, Kaysville, UT, 84037

6:30pm

May the 4th Be With You, A Star Wars Affair

Salt Lake County Library Services invites you to attend an evening activity at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan! This activity is open to the public, but ULA participants are welcome to attend after the pre-conferences.

Join us for an evening of revelry in all things Star Wars! What’s happening—performance by KFaceTV, Costume Contest, Lip Sync Battle, Sabre Training, professional costume clubs, photo opportunities, prizes, vendors, refreshments, and more!

Costumes are encouraged but not required. Please leave the kids at home for this Adult Only event.

Free tickets may be obtained here:  https://viridian.ticketbud.com/may-the-4th-be-with-you

Questions? Call Salt Lake County Library Services at (801) 943-4636.


Volunteers
avatar for Liesl Seborg

Liesl Seborg

Senior Librarian, Salt Lake County Library Services
Silent Auction is my gig! | Also, talk to me about adult programs, authors, big events, technology, outreach and almost anything. :-)

Wednesday May 4, 2016 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Viridian Event Center 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088
 
Thursday, May 5
 

7:30am

Registration
Thursday May 5, 2016 7:30am - 5:00pm
Lobby

9:00am

ULA Business Meeting

The ULA Business Meeting is the official welcome and start of the annual conference. We talk about the theme, report on our finances, talk about the past year of ULA, and generally get the conference started. 


Speakers
avatar for Dustin Fife

Dustin Fife

Outreach and Patron Services Librarian, Utah Valley University Library
Currently President of the Utah Library Association and editor of creativelibrariesutah.org


Thursday May 5, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Meridan B

9:30am

Sina Bahram Keynote

Sina Bahram is an expert and consultant focusing on the fields of technology, accessibility, and design.

Sponsored by the Utah State Library and the J. Willard Marriott Library. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Sina Bahram

Sina Bahram

Prime Access Consulting
Sina Bahram is an accessibility consultant, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Prime Access Consulting (PAC), an accessibility firm whose clients include high-tech startups, fortune 1000 companies, and both private and nationally-funded museums. Sina is also a doctoral candidate in computer science at North Carolina State University. His field of research is Human Computer Interaction (HCI) focusing on multi-modal... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Meridian B

10:30am

Break
Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

Exhibits
Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30am - 6:00pm
Eclipse A&B

10:30am

Posters
Posters will be on display in Eclipse A&B (near the exhibitors), and poster session presenters will be on hand to discuss them during the Thursday afternoon break from 3:20pm-4:00pm.

A Low Tech Alternative to Help You Select Your High Tech Resources
Rich Paustenbaugh, Dixie State University Library

STEM-related jobs make up an important and growing portion of the Utah economy. According to a 2013 report from the Brookings Institution, computer-related STEM jobs make up the largest share of the Utah STEM economy; however, there are currently more vacant jobs in this category than there are qualified applicants available to fill them. Libraries have traditionally partnered with other organizations to provide opportunities for job seekers to enrich their existing job skills. This poster details an easy way to provide focus to library efforts to support patrons who want to develop their computer-related skills and help libraries to become a more effective partner in the efforts to grow Utah’s economy.


Book & Boogie: Pairing Books with Music and Movement Activities
Anna Zanarini, Salt Lake County- Whitmore Library

This poster will present basic facts about how children learn and how movement is key to the process as well as listing pairings of books or programs themes with suggested music or movement activities.

Cataloging Posteritati: Improving Access for Motion Picture Publicity Materials
Pat Frade, Rebecca Wiederhold, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

The past few months we were assigned to catalog a collection of movie posters and we researched the process only to find very little information in the literature on how to catalog this format. We now have the process down, and we would like to share the information with others. This poster will describe the process of cataloging a movie poster, with their various sizes and their unique mix of visual and textual elements. We will include discussion of RDA tags, notes, and genre terms. We will have example records, and sources for further information.

E.L.F. Storytime Training
Heidi Tice, Salt Lake County- Holladay Library
Lindsey Watts, Salt Lake City- Main
Kate Mapp, Summit County- Kamas Branch
Kim Griffiths, Tremonton
Tina Bartholoma, Salt Lake County- West Valley Library

This poster is a summary of the project by the Early Literacy Facilitators team—part of 2015 ILEAD USA Utah.

Maker Corp @ Your Library: Engendering the Future of Tomorrow
Talysa Brimley, Skyler Higley, North Logan City

Maker Education: a nationwide cooperation that specifically chose the North Logan City Library to be one of the few pedagogic sites in the region, and one of four libraries, as a host for the program. We are focusing through STEM based activities that will allow students to fully reach their greatest potential. Maker Corp provides an expansion of knowledge by getting kids to create and explore abound exceptional opportunities. Through the base of Maker Corp, and the incredible minds of children, we will showcase the following: 1) The basic structure of what Maker Corp offers and provides for kids 2) Having kids learn and understand a vast differential perspective on the learning curriculum. 3) Different types of learning activities that have been done through our specific course and the responses that have been received.

Metadata Managed: How to Clean Data That is Up to No Good
Jeremy Myntti, Anna Neatrour, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

What do you do if your metadata solemnly swears that it is up to no good? You perform some data wrangling magic and declare “Metadata Managed.” In order to ensure that we are providing users with the most accurate information in support of digital library discovery, the University of Utah’s Marriott Library has started work on a large-scale metadata audit project for the many collections housed in our CONTENTdm repository. This project has included looking for consistency within specific fields, the correct use of metadata standards, and the proper use of national authority files. This poster will demonstrate some of the methods we are using for reviewing data, tools that are helpful when reviewing large datasets, and a workflow developed for faculty, staff, and student workers to contribute to this project.

Organizing a Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students
Emily S. Darowski, Kristen Kellems, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

Subject librarians act as liaisons between the library and the departments they serve, providing resources that meet research and educational needs. Needs are met by looking for gaps in knowledge or skills and developing new services. I learned after an instruction session with psychology graduate students that they lacked information and training about grant writing. Using this feedback, I collaborated with a research development specialist to organize a 3-part lunch series on grant writing. We offered the series to graduate students and faculty advisors in social science departments. I will describe how we organized the series, outline the topics we covered, discuss general feedback, and review what we learned from the experience. Creating new services or offerings like this illustrates one strategy that helps librarians maintain relevancy and currency in the patrons’ perspective. My experience also highlights how collaborations build relationships with other entities and increase exposure for the library.

Passport 2.0
Steve Decker, Cedar City Public Library

For 25 months the Cedar City Library has engaged in the Passport Series—a general audience programming series that highlighted a different presenter and subject monthly. Attendance remained low (eight to 20 people per session). By moving to a digital format (YouTube Channel) and linking to our website, we anticipate wider public participation.

Refreshing Your Brand & Event Marketing
Alberta Comer, Heidi Brett, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

This marketing poster will share the Marriott Library's process of refreshing our brand by incorporating a tagline as well as launching a marketing event and employing a student to create short videos to market library services, spaces, etc.

The Inverted Pyramid: Closing the Loop Between Your Website, Library Services, and Users
Alex Sundt, Robert Heaton, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University

The inverted pyramid is a classic technique used by journalists to prioritize the order of information presented in news articles. This concept has also been widely employed by web designers to help structure information in the visual layout of webpages. For library websites, designers must also consider unique features like tutorials, help buttons, and contact information, determining how to structure web content when it connects with key public services. Drawing from service and information design, we will illustrate how the inverted pyramid provides a robust framework for the design of library user experiences, closing the loop between websites, points of service, and different types of patron audiences.

Utah OER
Trevor Young, Mary Naylor, Utah Valley University Library
Jen Hughes, Salt Lake Community College Library
Allyson Mower, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Donald Williams, LDS Business College Library

As librarians at Utah’s institutions of higher learning we ensure access to high quality information to the students, staff, and faculty on our campuses. We deliver content that meets teaching, learning, and research needs. Cost of content related to these aspects of higher learning have grown over the last three decades. Open Education Resources (OER) is a growing collection of myriad free, high quality electronic teaching resources. Our team (Utah OER) assembled with the goal of overcoming the barriers instructors have to adopting these resources. We created a website which brings together some of the most important collections of OER resources. It also includes materials that exist to educate instructors on the use of OER resources and provides space for testimonials from Utah instructors with OER experience.


Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30am - 6:00pm
Eclipse A&B

11:00am

Bringing Conversations into Your Teaching, Literally: Reflections from a Librarian and a Student Worker on Co-Teaching (20 minutes) / Unlock Your Creativity: How to Build and Use eLearning Library Instruction Aids (20 minutes)
Bringing Conversations into Your Teaching, Literally: Reflections from a Librarian and a Student Worker on Co-Teaching
11:00am-11:20am
Dory Cochran, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University
William Rozum, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University

Incorporating co-teaching into the library classroom is a valuable strategy in improving teaching practices. When revamping library instruction offered to core Psychology classes at USU in Fall 2015, the Psychology Librarian integrated co-teaching into the curriculum after the Reference & Instruction Department hired a student worker who is a Psychology major and passionate about research. Together, the student worker and the Psychology Librarian are revising and teaching lessons to better address higher order research skills. This presentation will describe strategies for revising lessons collaboratively and also lessons learned about the benefits and difficulties of initiating a teaching partnership. Attendees at this session will walk away with examples of information literacy lessons and how they were revised to address specific discipline needs. Attendees will also be able to learn from the presenters about how coteaching has shaped and changed their perspectives on teaching.

Unlock Your Creativity: How to Build and Use eLearning Library Instruction Aids
11:25am-11:50am
Rita Christensen, Brigham Young University
Janae Wahnschaffe, Highland City Public Library

Two BYU First Year Writing Library Instructors will discuss the process they employ to create eLearning tutorials that make library instruction fun and engaging in the classroom. The analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation methods used during the creation and instruction process will be described. Attendees will come away with new ideas on how they can create lean, motivational, and effective online learning aids.

Speakers
avatar for Rita Christensen

Rita Christensen

HBLL iLearning Manager, Brigham Young University
I design and implement online instructional tools for BYU students and for those visiting the library website. I am familiar with and experienced in using learning taxonomies and models, project management processes and tools, teamwork techniques, collaboration, multimedia software, design principles, technology, and social media to develop and create online learning tools in an educational setting.
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Dory Cochran

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Utah State University
Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University
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William Rozum

Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University
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Janae Wahnschaffe

Brigham Young University


Thursday May 5, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Meridian D&H

11:00am

Work for the Decision Makers: Institutional Research at the Utah Valley University Library
Utah Valley University Library has begun providing literature reviews for Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, and other decision makers on campus. This service has provided new opportunities to interact with decision makers at a high level and serve them directly. This has opened many new opportunities for the library and created a connection with important campus personalities. This presentation will focus on our project in particular, but more generally, principles of outreach and connecting services to people.

Speakers
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Lesli Baker

Utah Valley University Library
avatar for Dustin Fife

Dustin Fife

Outreach and Patron Services Librarian, Utah Valley University Library
Currently President of the Utah Library Association and editor of creativelibrariesutah.org
avatar for Mary Naylor

Mary Naylor

Utah Valley University Library



Thursday May 5, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Twilight 1&2

11:00am

"Where are the Books?" The Transition of Resources from Print to Digital for Health Information
In today’s fast paced world, the ability to obtain information is just a click away. For many the ability to keep up to date with incoming knowledge can be a challenge, especially with regards to the vast resources the health and medical fields have to offer. How can the average public consumer gain knowledgeable, trusted information without the temptation to just Google (search) the subject? This presentation will discuss how the transitions of health and medical information have required a new approach with how librarians assist patrons in finding the information that they need through the daunting World Wide Web.

Speakers
avatar for John Bramble

John Bramble

Librarian, National Library of Medicine - National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
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Lisa Spencer

Hope Fox Eccles Health Library, University of Utah



Thursday May 5, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Stratus 7-9

11:00am

3-D Printing: Can I do it? How do I do it? Should I do it?
The presenters will talk about the entire process of 3-D printing. What it is, why we should be involved, how to go about getting a printer, and what to do once you have one. Important programming practices, access, technology, skill development and meeting the needs of a community will be discussed.

Speakers
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Trish Hull

Magna Branch, Salt Lake County Library Services
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Spring Lavallee

Magna Branch, Salt Lake County Library Services



Thursday May 5, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Twilight 3&4

11:00am

Making a Photobooth a Fundraiser: How you can make READ posters of the public pay
In celebration of our centennial, we made a READ poster photo-booth for users to create a personalized poster for a small fee. The community was excited to support the library and get a picture of their family or child! This event led to wider applications of the READ poster photo-booth, including setting it up at the local Farmer's Market and schools, and participating at the annual Day on the Quad at Utah State University.

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Speakers
avatar for Natalie Gregory

Natalie Gregory

Library Technical Assistant, Logan Library
I've been working at the Logan Library for approximately 4 years. I love working with patrons, especially teens, working with records (Yay Cataloging!), and working on new ideas. I have been fortunate to work on several new initiatives started in the time I've been here; two of those innovations are what my colleagues and I are presenting on at ULA this year. | | I'm am also currently working towards my MLIS at the University of North... Read More →
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Kylee Wood

Logan Library


Thursday May 5, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Meridian C&G

11:00am

Self-Directed Achievement: If you give library staff an hour...
"Set one training goal each week, achievable in one hour." This simple directive was given to every staff member of one Utah library in September 2011. The result just one year later? A sustainable, positive culture transformation. The individual and organizational successes continue after nearly 5 years of practice. The mechanism, called “Self-Directed Achievement,” is a consistent, agile, individualized approach to staff development in a climate of constant change. It champions the basic library principle of lifelong learning. It is achievable for every individual with any level of expertise. And its impact will ripple through your organization from the staff work room to public lounge areas. Following this program, you will understand the model, mechanics, individual accountability, and supervisory responsibility involved in this remarkable method...and you’ll want to do it too.

Recommended articles:

A Happy Hour for Library Staff Learning
http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/happy-hour-for-library-staff-learning.html

Self Directed Achievement on a Small Scale
https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/self-directed-achievement.html

Speakers
avatar for Jami Carter

Jami Carter

Director / ULA President-Elect, Tooele City Library
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Rachel Gull

Tooele City Library
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Steve Peay

Tooele City Library



Thursday May 5, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Stratus 5&6

11:00am

Teenagers Assemble: How we Saved our Teen Program with a Little Help from the Avengers.
In January 2015, the North Logan City Library embarked on an ambitious four month teen program centered around the release of the new Avengers movie. The results of the program were impressive: 1) Drastically increased teen participation. 2) The creation of large community and administrative support. 3) The development of a successful long-term teen programming model. The program culminated in an overnight party at the library, complete with a private opening night screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron at a local theater. Attendees will learn the logistics of pulling off such a large teen program and be able to implement similar program ideas.

Speakers
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Talys Brimley

North Logan City Library
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Paul Daybell

North Logan City Library
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Chelsey Hawkes

North Logan City Library


Thursday May 5, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Meridan B

12:30pm

Lunch & Awards
Thursday May 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Eclipse A&B

1:30pm

Assessment in Special Collections: Improving Collections, Improving the User Experience
Archives and Special Collections libraries are no strangers to gathering statistics about our processes and activities: everything from gate counts and circulation stats to ILS reports and webpage views. The challenge is finding ways to apply the information gathered from our assessments to improve our tools, services, and collections for our core users.This session brings together a panel of archivists and librarians to discuss their current projects using assessments to support curriculum needs, improve catalog records, and develop stronger digital and print collections.

Speakers
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Maggie Gallup Kopp

Curator of Rare Books, L. Tom Perry Special Collections
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
avatar for Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee

Curator, 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts, Brigham Young University
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
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Paula Mitchell

Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University



Thursday May 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Twilight 3&4

1:30pm

Who helps the help desk? Evidence-based troubleshooting support for desk staff
At any busy library, a range of personalities staff the information desk. While all are eager to help library users, some want to be more involved in hands-on technology support for users than others. The Utah State University Libraries' eResource team is opening the door from the information desk to the know-how behind the scenes, putting just the right amount of troubleshooting help into the hands of desk staff. Learn about how we used ticket-tracking trends, info-desk stats, and website analytics to formulate our support materials, including pages on a new "Quick How-Tos" section on the library homepage, and a step-by-step Google form.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Folkman

Jason Folkman

Electronic Resources Acquisition Assistant, Utah State University
avatar for Robert Heaton

Robert Heaton

Interim Head of Collection Development, Utah State University
A generalist at heart, I'm interested in social and organizational change, smart application of technology, and common sense.
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Rosie Liljenquist

Utah State University



Thursday May 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Stratus 5&6

1:30pm

Health and wellness information for librarians
Health literacy is a very strong predictor of an individual’s health status. In fact, it’s a stronger predictor than education level, racial or ethnic group, and income or employment status. People with low health literacy are hospitalized more often, and for longer, and have worse treatment outcomes, due to gaps in communication between patient and health care provider. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other new accountability measures, people are being asked to participate in their own health care decisions and outcomes. That makes health literacy more important now than ever. Librarians have many resources at their fingertips to promote health literacy and to provide high-quality information and learning experiences for their library users. The medical librarians from Intermountain Medical Center will share tips and training resources that librarians might not already know about, as well as apps and information sources that can put a focus on health for your library communities.

Speakers
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Dave Castelli

Intermountain Medical Center Library
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Trudy Jorgensen-Price

Intermountain Medical Center Library



Thursday May 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Stratus 7-9

1:30pm

Opening the Doors to the U.S. Copyright System (20 minutes) / More than an Afterthought: Planning for Physical Exhibits in a Digital Space (20 minutes)
Opening the Doors to the U.S. Copyright System
1:30pm-1:50pm
Allyson Mower, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

Many times we hear what copyright does not allow librarians, teachers, and readers to do, but there is more flexibility than we might normally think. In this session, we will look at the range of exceptions listed in the U.S. copyright system and how they are relevant to the work librarians do in building collections and in supporting teaching, reading, and access to information.

More than an Afterthought: Planning for Physical Exhibits in a Digital Space
1:55pm-2:20pm
Darcy Pumphrey, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University
Liz Woolcott, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University

Physical exhibits are ephemeral, available to the public for a finite amount of time in a finite space. What happens to that information after the exhibit comes down? How can exhibits involve the public beyond the library walls? Digital exhibits can compliment and promote physical exhibits, provide a platform for increased access, and preserve a record of the exhibit itself. Digital exhibit creators from Utah State University will demonstrate their lessons learned and best practices for working with physical exhibit curators to create collaborative exhibits in both a physical and digital space. 

Speakers
avatar for Allyson Mower

Allyson Mower

Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian, Marriott Library, University of Utah
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
DP

Darcy Pumphrey

Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University
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Liz Woolcott

Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University
Utah State University



Thursday May 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meridian B

1:30pm

0-60 in Two Months: The Fast Track to Teen Programming
Last year, the Summit County Library created a teen summer program with the goal of reaching new patrons and publishing a book of teen work. By the end of the summer we had reached a diverse group of teens from across the county. Presenters will give the audience the blueprint to build their own program for teens, with both breadth and depth, and kick it off in under two months.

Speakers
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Dan Compton

Director, Summit County Library
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Joe Frazier

Branch Manager, Summit County Library
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Liz Gabbitas

Reserve Supervisor, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Shaylee Phelps

Summit County Library
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Michelle Williams

Summit County Library


Thursday May 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meridian C&G

1:30pm

Meeting Utah's Diverse Needs Through Programming
As Utah becomes more diverse, so must our programming. You can deliver any program for kids and adults in a language you're not fluent in! Learn how to research, plan, and deliver targeted programming, in languages other than English, that reach the needs of your diverse community.

Speakers
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David Bird

Kearns Library, Salt Lake County Library Services
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Heather Novotny

Senior Librarian, Salt Lake County Library Services
West Jordan Library



Thursday May 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Twilight 1&2

1:30pm

Principles of Design
“If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.” (Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO, Jaguar) It’s easier than ever to design posters, flyers, signage, and more on any computer. But poorly designed items are confusing, distracting, or easy to ignore. Good design, built on solid principles, not only looks better but communicates better, is more engaging, and inspires your users to get involved with your library. In this session, learn the basic principles of design and how they work together to make your next poster, flyer, or display more informative, engaging, and a reflective of your library’s ideals.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Hicks

Morgan Hicks

Senior Designer, Salt Lake City Public Library
I'm a graphic designer with a passion for illustration.
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Andrew Shaw

Communications Manager, Salt Lake City Public Library
As Communications Manager for the Salt Lake City Public Library, Andrew Shaw oversees marketing, public relations, media relations, design, and branding for the eight-library system. In his decade with The City Library's Communications Team, Shaw has continually worked to create more engaging user experiences both online and inside the system's libraries, enhancing and extending the Library's brand to one that is nationally recognized and locally... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meridian D&H

2:30pm

Utah OER the Website: Opening the Door for Free and Affordable Educational Materials for Utah Students
In higher education, the cost of textbooks and other required materials has risen to such high levels that students often purchase these materials late into the semester or forgo purchasing such materials altogether. Open Educational Resources help alleviate that concern by providing high quality textbooks that are free for instructors to modify, use, and distribute. The Utah OER website exists to educate its visitors about OER materials. Areas of focus include: what constitutes an OER, copyright and licensing information, tutorials on using OER, and a categorized directory to resources. Come learn how you can open the door to the benefits that Open Educational Resources will provide your library, institution and Utah students.

Speakers
JH

Jen Hughes

Archives, New Media, Educational Initiative Librar, Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake Community College Library
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Allyson Mower

Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian, Marriott Library, University of Utah
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Mary Naylor

Utah Valley University Library
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Donald Williams

LDS Business College
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Trevor Young

Utah Valley University Library


Thursday May 5, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Twilight 1&2

2:30pm

Beehive Book Bash with a New Spin
Buzz in to discover the latest Beehive Book Award nominees for 2017 and how to promote them in your library. Get your kit with ideas on how to use the books in your classroom or library. Learn more about the Children’s Literature Association of Utah (CLAU), which sponsors the award. There will be prize giveaways.

Speakers
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Laura Berube

Draper Library
LG

Lisa Grant

Sprague Library
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Kara Pearson

Children's Literature Association of Utah; Sandy Library
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Judy Yaka

Taylorsville Library


Thursday May 5, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meridian C&G

2:30pm

Developing campus and community relationships for introverts: How to make important connections and allies for your library, even if you hate talking to people.
As technology makes it easier for people to get their work done without entering a physical library, establishing and maintaining in-person relationships with allies on campus and in the community becomes imperative for maintaining an understanding of what the library does and how it remains a vital component in the lives of the people it serves. How can an introvert develop the skills necessary to develop meaningful relationships with people they barely know? This session will provide examples of methods for cold-calls, requesting meetings, striking up a conversation with complete strangers, and techniques for turning one conversation into an established relationship and ally for the library.

Speakers
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Catherine Soehner

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah



Thursday May 5, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Stratus 7-9

2:30pm

Adult Author Panel
Meet local authors and learn about their books and writing habits at this author panel. Authors include Julie Coulter Bellon, Nancy (N.C.) Allen, and Tara C. Allred. Get copies of their books signed afterward at the King's English station!

Speakers
avatar for Nancy (N.C.) Allen

Nancy (N.C.) Allen

Nancy Campbell Allen is the author of 12 published novels and several novellas, which encompass a variety of genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. Her Civil War series, Faith of our Fathers, won the Utah Best of State award in 2005 and two of her historicals featuring Isabelle Webb, Pinkerton spy, were finalists for the Whitney Award. Her newest Regency romance, My Fair Gentleman, will be released from Shadow... Read More →
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Tara C. Allred

Tara C. Allred is an award-winning author, instructional designer, and educator. She has been recognized as a California Scholar of the Arts for Creative Writing and is a recipient of the Howey awards for Best Adult Book and Best Adult Author. She lives in Utah with her husband. | | Her published works include Sanders' Starfish, Unauthored Letters, and The Other Side of Quiet, a 2015 Kindle Book Award Finalist. | | She is also the... Read More →
avatar for Julie Coulter Bellon

Julie Coulter Bellon

Julie Coulter Bellon is an award-winning author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels. She earned a B.A. in English Teaching from Brigham Young University, worked as an editor for two traditional publishing companies, and has more than twenty years experience as a freelance editor.  Julie loves to write, travel, read, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order. Julie... Read More →
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Brandon Bowen

Reference & Instruction Manager, LDS Business College
I'm a former gov docs librarian now teaching information literacy and managing students at the circulation desk. People should talk to me about reference! And instruction! And techniques to motivate and train student employees! Not because I know anything substantial about these topics, but because I hope to absorb all I can from everyone else. Like a sentient ShamWow.


Thursday May 5, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Stratus 5&6

2:30pm

How to be a rural library rockstar
Are you ready to turn the dial up to 11? Feeling stuck in the same routine, listening to the same mixed tape? Need some funds to get your show on the road? Need to paint a new picture to get rockin’ results? Want customized training to make your gig rock solid? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, your library is ready to go platinum! Utah State library wants to help you expand your repertoire and totally rock your community. In this workshop we will present topics on areas of continuing education, grant seeking, and using statistics to tell your library’s story. See what the State Library has to offer you!

Speakers
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Telesa Nicholes

Utah State Library
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Kristen Stehel

Utah State Library
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Jessica Whetman

Utah State Library


Thursday May 5, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Twilight 3&4

2:30pm

Principles of Social Media
It seems every library is on Facebook. And Twitter. Maybe Instagram? Tumblr? Goodreads, Periscope, Snapchat, YouTube, or MySpace? The constantly shifting and expanding social media landscape is hard for anybody to keep up with. In this session, the Salt Lake City Public Library Communications Team will share their experiences and strategies for using social media platforms to connect with the community in effective ways, and provide some foundations for evaluating and addressing emerging social media platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Communications Manager, Salt Lake City Public Library
As Communications Manager for the Salt Lake City Public Library, Andrew Shaw oversees marketing, public relations, media relations, design, and branding for the eight-library system. In his decade with The City Library's Communications Team, Shaw has continually worked to create more engaging user experiences both online and inside the system's libraries, enhancing and extending the Library's brand to one that is nationally recognized and locally... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Torres

Katherine Torres

Marketing and Communications Specialist, Salt Lake City Public Library
As a Marketing and Communications Specialist, I get to connect with Salt Lake City's various communities online and though printed materials and let them know about the endless resources and programs they can access from the Salt Lake City Public Library system.


Thursday May 5, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meridian D&H

2:30pm

Queer Community Library-Utah Pride Center Library
The Utah Pride Center is a non-profit organization in the state of Utah that serves the needs of the LGBTQ population. The library at the Center is a collection of LGBT material covering a broad rang of topics. Housing over 3,000 paper items, the lending library is operated on a donation basis, and is a unique repository/community library on LGBT history, culture, humor, education, and fiction. The queer collection is designed to be a resource for those who may not have access in other libraries, or who may not feel they can check out materials in the public setting. The materials are checked out on the honor system and a first name basis, allowing for anyone to provide their chosen name/identities and to feel free to study and read topics of their interests free of shame and stigma.

Speakers
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Daniel Cureton

Utah Pride Center Library



Thursday May 5, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meridian B

3:20pm

Break / Posters
Poster session presenters will be on hand to discuss their posters during the Thursday afternoon break from 3:20pm-4:00pm in Eclipse A&B.

Thursday May 5, 2016 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Eclipse A&B

4:00pm

Improving Access to Special Collections by Automating Descriptive Metadata Creation
At the Marriott Library, the Digital Library Services Department has partnered with Special Collections to design new workflows to improve the efficiency of metadata creation and discovery for both physical and digital resources. This panel will present brief overviews of the workflows, as well as demonstrate free or low cost tools and technologies involved in improving discoverability for special collections items. Workflows described will include using XSLT and Excel to generate item descriptions from an EAD finding aid, using MarcEdit to create MARC records from finding aids, using XSLT to transform ProQuest XML metadata about theses and dissertations, and writing custom scripts for generating MARC records from an inventory spreadsheet.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Breiman

Jessica Breiman

Assistant Moving Image and Sound Archivist, J. Willard Marriott Library
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Jeremy Myntti

University of Utah
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Anna Neatrour

Metadata Librarian, University of Utah
University of Utah
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Betsey Welland

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah



Thursday May 5, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Twilight 3&4

4:00pm

Exhibitions to Engage Your Community
This is an interactive session covering the elements of putting up community engaging exhibits. It will focus on the resources the National Library of Medicine's award-winning Exhibition Program makes available online. These resources provide the basics needed for the exhibit so that all you have to add are the finishing touches to personalize it to your local user population. The exhibition program covers a variety of popular topics such as forensic medicine (think CSI), Frankenstein, Harry Potter, as well as U.S. Civil War doctors, nurses, and disabled veterans, and African-American academic surgeons.

Speakers
avatar for John Bramble

John Bramble

Librarian, National Library of Medicine - National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
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Claire Hamasu

Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
JW

Jessica Whetman

Utah State Library



Thursday May 5, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Meridan B

4:00pm

Maximum benefit, minimum wage : How to find, train, and motivate the best student employees
Librarians are often called on to supervise student employees, pages, and clerks for a variety of reasons. Whether they’re college students trying to complete a degree, volunteers from the community, or high school students looking for an after-school job, most of our libraries would grind to a halt without their help. This roundtable-style presentation aims to bring together library supervisors of all sorts and answer the questions: How do you find the best? What is your training regimen like? How do you keep student employees happy, and how do you minimize turnover? Come discuss these topics, and any others you have on your mind, with your fellow supervisors!

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Bowen

Brandon Bowen

Reference & Instruction Manager, LDS Business College
I'm a former gov docs librarian now teaching information literacy and managing students at the circulation desk. People should talk to me about reference! And instruction! And techniques to motivate and train student employees! Not because I know anything substantial about these topics, but because I hope to absorb all I can from everyone else. Like a sentient ShamWow.


Thursday May 5, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Stratus 5&6

4:00pm

MS Buddy: Opening Doors for Utah Multiple Sclerosis Patients through a Personalized iPad Lending Program
ILEAD leadership institute brings together librarians to create innovative, participatory technology projects that address an identified community need. A 2015 ILEAD team in Utah developed a project connecting people physically and socially isolated by multiple sclerosis (MS) to information, resources, and support. The MS Buddy program loans customized, preloaded iPads to participants to help them learn more about their disease through vetted online content and support resources. Content is tailored for the participant’s geographical location, providing links to their doctor and health care facility, MS chapter, and public and health libraries. Initial evaluations have been excellent, with participants gaining the skills and confidence needed to use the various technologies and access meaningful information in between doctor visits, and increase their support connections. The team also created a detailed toolkit, enabling other public and health librarians and health care providers to adapt and implement a similar project in their communities.

Speakers
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Casey Cox

Tooele City Public Library
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Erica Lake

Associate Librarian, University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
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Katie Larsen

Library Technician, Tooele City Public Library
Tooele City Public Library
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Liesl Seborg

Senior Librarian, Salt Lake County Library Services
Silent Auction is my gig! | Also, talk to me about adult programs, authors, big events, technology, outreach and almost anything. :-)



Thursday May 5, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Meridian D&H

4:00pm

Putting Your Personality to Work
"Why does she do that?" "How come he thinks this instead of that?" "Am I wrong because I act/react this way?" Discover answers to questions like these when you learn about your personality and how you can make it work for you in every part of your life.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Tice

Heidi Tice

Holladay Library, Salt Lake County Library System



Thursday May 5, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Twilight 1&2

4:00pm

Libraries Helping New Americans: Information Literacy for Immigrants
In today’s global society, contact with immigrants and their questions are becoming a daily occurrence. Libraries play a critical role in serving our immigrant communities, but are we prepared for this challenge? During this session, participants will learn how to guide immigrants to answers using free, online tools and resources while keeping themselves safe from the unauthorized practice of immigration law. Participants will also discover how they can participate and encourage citizenship in their libraries through collaboration with US Citizenship & Immigration Services. Participants will receive free citizenship materials.

Speakers
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Laura K. McNeer

US Citizenship & Immigration Services, Salt Lake City Field Office
AV

Amber Vasek

US Citizenship & Immigration Services, District 19



Thursday May 5, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Stratus 7-9

4:00pm

The Opposite of Outreach? Using Your Library to Connect Services to the Community
People see libraries as a source for help in many different ways, but sometimes they need more than we can or should provide. It is our mission to connect people with resources, though, so what can we do? There are many non-profits and other community groups that provide free services and need ways to expand their reach. By hosting them in our buildings, we can facilitate their success and help our patrons (without adding too much to our workload). We will talk about how to find and develop partnerships with organizations like Utah Food Bank, Head Start, mental/physical health providers, financial advisers, etc., and share tips to make these programs benefit everyone involved.

Speakers
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Tia Allred

Utah Food Bank
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Jennifer Fay

Library Manager, Salt Lake County Library Services
I've been lucky enough to work on tons of awesome projects, including the Kearns Future We Choose placed-based intiative, the Evidence2Success Community Board, the Gang Reduction Task Force, Utah Food Bank's Kids Cafe, Magna Kearns Youth Court, SLCLS's Goodreads group, and Utah Kids Ready to Read.
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Raquel Wood

South Valley Services



Thursday May 5, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Meridian C&G

5:00pm

Silent Auction & Networking Social
Network and Win!
 
Back by popular demand! In conjunction with our Thursday evening social, we will be holding a (semi)Silent Auction to raise funds for conference scholarships to be awarded to first time conference attendees in the coming years. Last year we raised over $1,600!
 
The Social and Silent Auction starts at 5:00 on Thursday in Eclipse A&B. This year, you may preview items for the auction (and begin bidding) during the afternoon vendor break.
 
Some of the great items donated so far: Baskets from major universities, over 15 books signed by their authors (including Newbery winners!), gorgeous collectibles, and more. There is something for everyone--big bids and small.

If you have something to donate, please bring your auction item(s) ready to go (ribbons, cellophane, etc.) to the registration tables no later than Thursday, May 5 at 12:00 PM. For questions, please contact Liesl Seborg LSEBORG@SLCOLIBRARY.ORG.

Thursday May 5, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Eclipse A&B
 
Friday, May 6
 

7:30am

Registration
Friday May 6, 2016 7:30am - 12:00pm
Lobby

8:00am

Academic Section Business Meeting

Come meet and mingle with members of the Academic Section and learn how you can get involved. You don't need to be an official member of the section to attend.


Friday May 6, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Stratus 6

8:00am

Business Round Table Business Meeting

Come meet and mingle with members of the Business Round Table (BURT) and learn how you can get involved. You don't need to be an official member of the round table to attend.


Friday May 6, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Stratus 7

8:00am

Intellectual Freedom Committee Business Meeting
Come meet and mingle with members of the Intellectual Freedom Committee and learn how you can get involved. You don't need to be an official member of the committee to attend.

Friday May 6, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Twilight 1&2

8:00am

Library Paraprofessional & Support Staff Round Table and Paraprofessional Certificate Review Board Business Meeting
Come meet and mingle with members of the Library Paraprofessional & Support Staff Round Table and the Paraprofessional Certificate Review Board and learn how you can get involved. You don't need to be an official member of the round table to attend.

Friday May 6, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Zephyr

8:00am

Outreach Committee & Diversity Services Round Table Business Meeting

Come meet and mingle with members of the Outreach Committee and the Diversity Services Round Table and learn how you can get involved. You don't need to be an official member of the committee or round table to attend.


Friday May 6, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Stratus 9

8:00am

Reference and Adult Services Round Table (RASRT) Business Meeting
Come meet and mingle with members of the Reference and Adult Services Round Table (RASRT) and learn how you can get involved. You don't need to be an official member of the round table to attend.

Friday May 6, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Stratus 5

8:00am

Technical Services Round Table Business Meeting
Come meet and mingle with members of the Technical Services Round Table and learn how you can get involved. You don't need to be an official member of the round table to attend.

Friday May 6, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Stratus 8

8:00am

Youth Services Round Table Business Meeting

Come meet and mingle with members of the Youth Services Round Table (YSRT) and learn how you can get involved. You don't need to be an official member of YSRT to attend.


Friday May 6, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Meridian D&H

8:00am

Blood Drive
Give blood, save lives! The blood drive will be administered by the American Red Cross. Schedule your appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org; enter sponsor code ULA in the box in the upper right corner of the page to start your appointment registration. Please bring photo ID and drink plenty of fluids beforehand. Contact Emily Darowski with any questions at emily_darowski@byu.edu.

Friday May 6, 2016 8:00am - 2:00pm
Twilight 3&4

8:30am

Martin Garnar Keynote- Keep Up the Good Fight: Promoting our Principles in the 21st Century Library

Do you ever wonder if you earned a master’s degree in library science for the sole purpose of protecting the public’s right to view pornography? Why do we make such a big deal about privacy when our patrons are posting intimate details of their lives online for everyone to see? How did you end up as a copyright enforcer for multinational entertainment corporations? In today’s library, we are faced with new challenges to our professional principles on a daily basis, and it can be hard to remember why we chose this line of work in the first place. Join Martin Garnar for an engaging conversation about the applicability of the Library Bill of Rights and the ALA Code of Ethics more than 75 years after their creation, and how focusing on our shared values is a surefire way to rekindle our love for librarianship.

Sponsored by the Salt Lake City Public Library System. 


Speakers
avatar for Martin Garnar

Martin Garnar

Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Martin Garnar is the dean of the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  He has taught professional ethics for the University of Denver’s library and information science program since 2005 and has served as chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics, and the ACRL Professional Values Committee, or PVC.  He’s currently serving as a member of the... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Meridan B

8:30am

Exhibits
Friday May 6, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm
Eclipse A&B

8:30am

Posters
Posters will be on display in Eclipse A&B (near the exhibitors), and poster session presenters will be on hand to discuss them during the Thursday afternoon break from 3:20pm-4:00pm.

A Low Tech Alternative to Help You Select Your High Tech Resources
Rich Paustenbaugh, Dixie State University Library

STEM-related jobs make up an important and growing portion of the Utah economy. According to a 2013 report from the Brookings Institution, computer-related STEM jobs make up the largest share of the Utah STEM economy; however, there are currently more vacant jobs in this category than there are qualified applicants available to fill them. Libraries have traditionally partnered with other organizations to provide opportunities for job seekers to enrich their existing job skills. This poster details an easy way to provide focus to library efforts to support patrons who want to develop their computer-related skills and help libraries to become a more effective partner in the efforts to grow Utah’s economy.


Book & Boogie: Pairing Books with Music and Movement Activities
Anna Zanarini, Salt Lake County- Whitmore Library

This poster will present basic facts about how children learn and how movement is key to the process as well as listing pairings of books or programs themes with suggested music or movement activities.

Cataloging Posteritati: Improving Access for Motion Picture Publicity Materials
Pat Frade, Rebecca Wiederhold, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

The past few months we were assigned to catalog a collection of movie posters and we researched the process only to find very little information in the literature on how to catalog this format. We now have the process down, and we would like to share the information with others. This poster will describe the process of cataloging a movie poster, with their various sizes and their unique mix of visual and textual elements. We will include discussion of RDA tags, notes, and genre terms. We will have example records, and sources for further information.

E.L.F. Storytime Training
Heidi Tice, Salt Lake County- Holladay Library
Lindsey Watts, Salt Lake City- Main
Kate Mapp, Summit County- Kamas Branch
Kim Griffiths, Tremonton
Tina Bartholoma, Salt Lake County- West Valley Library

This poster is a summary of the project by the Early Literacy Facilitators team—part of 2015 ILEAD USA Utah.

Maker Corp @ Your Library: Engendering the Future of Tomorrow
Talysa Brimley, Skyler Higley, North Logan City

Maker Education: a nationwide cooperation that specifically chose the North Logan City Library to be one of the few pedagogic sites in the region, and one of four libraries, as a host for the program. We are focusing through STEM based activities that will allow students to fully reach their greatest potential. Maker Corp provides an expansion of knowledge by getting kids to create and explore abound exceptional opportunities. Through the base of Maker Corp, and the incredible minds of children, we will showcase the following: 1) The basic structure of what Maker Corp offers and provides for kids 2) Having kids learn and understand a vast differential perspective on the learning curriculum. 3) Different types of learning activities that have been done through our specific course and the responses that have been received.

Metadata Managed: How to Clean Data That is Up to No Good
Jeremy Myntti, Anna Neatrour, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

What do you do if your metadata solemnly swears that it is up to no good? You perform some data wrangling magic and declare “Metadata Managed.” In order to ensure that we are providing users with the most accurate information in support of digital library discovery, the University of Utah’s Marriott Library has started work on a large-scale metadata audit project for the many collections housed in our CONTENTdm repository. This project has included looking for consistency within specific fields, the correct use of metadata standards, and the proper use of national authority files. This poster will demonstrate some of the methods we are using for reviewing data, tools that are helpful when reviewing large datasets, and a workflow developed for faculty, staff, and student workers to contribute to this project.

Organizing a Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students
Emily S. Darowski, Kristen Kellems, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

Subject librarians act as liaisons between the library and the departments they serve, providing resources that meet research and educational needs. Needs are met by looking for gaps in knowledge or skills and developing new services. I learned after an instruction session with psychology graduate students that they lacked information and training about grant writing. Using this feedback, I collaborated with a research development specialist to organize a 3-part lunch series on grant writing. We offered the series to graduate students and faculty advisors in social science departments. I will describe how we organized the series, outline the topics we covered, discuss general feedback, and review what we learned from the experience. Creating new services or offerings like this illustrates one strategy that helps librarians maintain relevancy and currency in the patrons’ perspective. My experience also highlights how collaborations build relationships with other entities and increase exposure for the library.

Passport 2.0
Steve Decker, Cedar City Public Library

For 25 months the Cedar City Library has engaged in the Passport Series—a general audience programming series that highlighted a different presenter and subject monthly. Attendance remained low (eight to 20 people per session). By moving to a digital format (YouTube Channel) and linking to our website, we anticipate wider public participation.

Refreshing Your Brand & Event Marketing
Alberta Comer, Heidi Brett, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

This marketing poster will share the Marriott Library's process of refreshing our brand by incorporating a tagline as well as launching a marketing event and employing a student to create short videos to market library services, spaces, etc.

The Inverted Pyramid: Closing the Loop Between Your Website, Library Services, and Users
Alex Sundt, Robert Heaton, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University

The inverted pyramid is a classic technique used by journalists to prioritize the order of information presented in news articles. This concept has also been widely employed by web designers to help structure information in the visual layout of webpages. For library websites, designers must also consider unique features like tutorials, help buttons, and contact information, determining how to structure web content when it connects with key public services. Drawing from service and information design, we will illustrate how the inverted pyramid provides a robust framework for the design of library user experiences, closing the loop between websites, points of service, and different types of patron audiences.

Utah OER
Trevor Young, Mary Naylor, Utah Valley University Library
Jen Hughes, Salt Lake Community College Library
Allyson Mower, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Donald Williams, LDS Business College Library

As librarians at Utah’s institutions of higher learning we ensure access to high quality information to the students, staff, and faculty on our campuses. We deliver content that meets teaching, learning, and research needs. Cost of content related to these aspects of higher learning have grown over the last three decades. Open Education Resources (OER) is a growing collection of myriad free, high quality electronic teaching resources. Our team (Utah OER) assembled with the goal of overcoming the barriers instructors have to adopting these resources. We created a website which brings together some of the most important collections of OER resources. It also includes materials that exist to educate instructors on the use of OER resources and provides space for testimonials from Utah instructors with OER experience.


Friday May 6, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm
Eclipse A&B

9:30am

Break
Posters will be available for viewing on Thursday and Friday in the Horizon Lobby. Poster presenters will be available to discuss their posters and answer questions during the Thursday afternoon break.

Friday May 6, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

From Acquisition to Advertising: Collection Development and Outreach Efforts in Special Collections
This panel includes discussion of the collection development strategies pursued by three librarians/archivists. We will discuss what led us to propose specific collection development projects or acqusitions, how we acquired materials, and how the collections were shared. Trevor Alvord will report on the Harold B. Lee Library’s adventures at Comic-Con in
Salt Lake City in 2014 and 2015. He will also discuss how this fit in to his efforts to acquire the work of comic book artists. Sarah Langsdon will discuss her work developing Weber State University’s collection of baseball and roller-derby material. Greg Seppi will describe his experiences acquiring the papers of a major Utah printer and artist, including how
he learned about the collection, what he had to do to get administrative buy-in, and how the collection was shared
after its acquisition.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Alvord

Trevor Alvord

Curator of 21st-century Mormonism and Western Americana, Brigham Young University
I am responsible for the growth and development of BYU's web archive and for collecting 21st-century Mormon imprints. Before coming to BYU I served as a Processing Archivist at Utah State University and as Head of Special Collections at James Madison University. I received undergraduate degrees from Utah State University in History and Religious Studies and a Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in 2009.
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Sarah Langsdon

Stewart Library, Weber State University
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Gregory Seppi

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University


Friday May 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Meridian C&G

10:00am

Special Collections Outreach via Library Instruction to First Year Engineering Students
With a goal of increasing graduation rates, a year-long freshmen cohort program was designed to foster relationships between hopeful engineering students who may not otherwise have a peer support group. After several years of poor results in student presentations, one librarian appealed for help from Special Collections and as a result, student interest & participation anecdotally improved, which merited a more formal curriculum. The collaboration between an instruction librarian and Special Collections archivists seeks to break down the traditional notion of who is a patron of Special
Collections, and introduce Special Collections materials as an integral part of library research. This presentation will explore novel Special Collections outreach ideas, the need for expanding library instruction with Special Collections and primary sources, and the unexpected outcome of improved collaboration between personnel in different areas of the library.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Breiman

Jessica Breiman

Assistant Moving Image and Sound Archivist, J. Willard Marriott Library
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Dale Larsen

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah



Friday May 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Meridian D&H

10:00am

Emergency Preparedness: It is not a matter of if but when
Utah is vulnerable to man-made threats and natural disasters. Since 1983, Utah has received eight presidential disaster declarations. The unexpected happened in 2005 when our state had three declarations in one year. Be Ready Utah is the State of Utah's official emergency preparedness program and provides valuable information for individuals and families, communities, public safety professionals, business and civic leaders, school administrators and volunteers. Learn about how to put together an emergency plan and emergency supply kit. Learn about Utah’s natural hazards and how to get to know the local emergency manager in your community. Learn about opportunities to get involved and volunteer your expertise and talents. Learn about how the time and effort we invest in preparing now will help navigate through and recover quickly from what may come our way at the most unexpected moment.

Speakers
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Marilyn Hoff

Be Ready Utah, Division Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety


Friday May 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Twilight 1&2

10:00am

Everything I Know About Change Management I Learned in Yoga Class
Using yoga teaching examples for helping people ease into yoga, I will introduce these concepts as they relate to change management. I will use practical examples and examples from books and articles on change management.

Speakers
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Jan Elkins

Salt Lake County Library Services


Friday May 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Zephyr

10:00am

Books and Babies
Babies need Books! Reading aloud to babies stimulates their developing senses, teaches them about communication and introduces them to the concepts that will be the basis for language and reading development down the road. In this presentation we will share some innovative ways to encourage parents to read with their babies both within the walls of the library and through community partnerships. We will look at 1,000 books before kindergarten programs, literacy kits created especially for babies that can be checked out through your library, community partnerships that will encourage reading and get books into the hands of babies and caregivers, and more!

Speakers
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Liesl Johnson

Salt Lake City Public Library
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Deanna Romriell

Salt Lake City Public Library



Friday May 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Meridian B

10:00am

Fractured Fairytale fun--A Readers' Theater for Kids
This workshop will introduce a program in the Arts with a hands-on component kids and librarians will really have fun with.  The scripts are based on familiar fairytales with funny new twists. We will talk about logistics, props, resources, tangental activities, and picture books that adapt well for scripts.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Eastmond

Annie Eastmond

Youth Services Librarian, Salt Lake County Library Services
Millcreek Branch, Salt Lake County Library Services | I love working at the library and connecting with kids via school visits and trying new library programs that entice and benefit our young patrons. | My husband and I are a music duo called Harvest Home. We do Celtic and Americana music. We are also grandparents to 11 grandkids. And I'm just getting into Storytelling. These interests are all natural piggybacks to my love of being a... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Stratus 7-9

10:00am

Library Services in Latin America and Utah: Applying lessons learned abroad in library outreach and collections
This presentation will provide information about Libraries Without Boarders (LWB) and their international efforts to increase access to information in developing countries. The introduction will contain a description of the work being done by LWB to create one of the only school libraries in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. The presentation will include descriptions of current library practices, photographs of the physical libraries, and education statistics in Guatemala. This introduction will offer a basic understanding of library practices in Guatemala and how current Utah library outreach can to be adjusted to better connect with immigrant populations. The presentation will conclude with information on how to improve our own library services for immigrant populations by offering simple marketing suggestions and resources for collection development.

Speakers
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Stephanie Anderson

South Main Clinic, Salt Lake County Library Services
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David Bird

Kearns Library, Salt Lake County Library Services



Friday May 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Stratus 5&6

11:00am

Establishing discipline-specific information practices for upper-division information literacy instruction
Extending information literacy instruction to the upper-division classes and integrating information literacy directly into the different disciplines allows students to become familiar with the information practices of their chosen fields. The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is supportive of integrating information literacy instruction
throughout the undergraduate years (ACRL, 2015). However, before librarians can familiarize students with the information ecosystems and knowledge practices specific to their future professions, research is required to establish what these current information practices are. In this presentation we discuss a framework for carrying out this type of research, which involves interviews, focus groups, and surveys, and how to integrate research findings into information literacy instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Diekema

Anne Diekema

Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University
avatar for Caitlin Gerrity

Caitlin Gerrity

Library Media Program Director, Southern Utah University
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University
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Phil Roche

Outreach and Instruction Librarian, Southern Utah University
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University | Outreach & Marketing | Library Instruction | Academic libraries and student retention



Friday May 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Meridian D&H

11:00am

ILEAD
Learn about the ILEAD Leadership & Technology Institute. Presenters will discuss benefits of participation, the kinds of projects that have resulted from the Utah instance of the program, and how you can get involved!

Speakers
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Kristen Stehel

Utah State Library



Friday May 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Stratus 5&6

11:00am

Making it Work!

Maker programs are gaining traction nation-wide in both public and school libraries, but few libraries have the funds to create a fully stocked Makerspace.  However, librarians can institute free and low-cost Maker programs for all ages by implementing the most important aspects of the Making Movement: experimentation, creativity, and community.  


Speakers
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Spring Lavallee

Magna Branch, Salt Lake County Library Services



Friday May 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Stratus 7-9

11:00am

To Connect and To Serve: Building Community with Law Enforcement
We call the police when times are bad, but what about the good times? Law enforcement organizations face many of the same challenges as libraries, and together we can increase our impact in the community. Learn about Salt Lake County Library’s experiences in partnering with local law enforcement to operate a jail library, provide enrichment programs for incarcerated adults and youth, reduce gang influence, establish a youth peer court, and foster better relationships with the community.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Fay

Jennifer Fay

Library Manager, Salt Lake County Library Services
I've been lucky enough to work on tons of awesome projects, including the Kearns Future We Choose placed-based intiative, the Evidence2Success Community Board, the Gang Reduction Task Force, Utah Food Bank's Kids Cafe, Magna Kearns Youth Court, SLCLS's Goodreads group, and Utah Kids Ready to Read.
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Trish Hull

Magna Branch, Salt Lake County Library Services
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Vern Waters

Salt Lake County Library Services



Friday May 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Twilight 1&2

11:00am

Young Reader Author Panel
Meet local young readers authors and learn about their books and writing habits at this author panel. Authors include Bobbie Pyron, Jean Reagan, and Lora Koehler. Get copies of their books signed afterward at the King's English station!

Speakers
avatar for Lora Koehler

Lora Koehler

Lora Koehler’s first picture book rose to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list. Lora is a Youth Services Librarian at Salt Lake County Library Services’ Millcreek Branch. She is originally from Pittsburgh (home of, among other things, the Steelers! pierogies! and a number of beautiful and still-functioning Carnegie Libraries). Oh, and fireworks! She currently lives in Salt Lake City where she hikes, bikes and backpacks with... Read More →
avatar for Bobbie Pyron

Bobbie Pyron

Bobbie was born in Hollywood, Florida and spent her growing up years up in the panhandle, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and dreaming of being a mermaid.  She has degrees in Psychology and Anthropology, and a Masters degree in Library Science, and worked as a librarian and library manager for over twenty-five years. Her first book, a novel for teens titled The Ring (WestSide Books), was published in October of 2009. Her second book, A... Read More →
avatar for Jean Reagan

Jean Reagan

Jean Reagan is a picture book author from Salt Lake City. Her “HOW TO” series which started with HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDPA and HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDMA (illustrated by Lee Wildish), regularly make the New York Times Bestseller and the Indie Bestseller lists. Her recent HOW TO CATCH SANTA was a NYTimes #1 bestseller. Four more books are in production. Jean's first picture book, ALWAYS MY BROTHER (illustrated by Phyllis... Read More →
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Liesl Seborg

Senior Librarian, Salt Lake County Library Services
Silent Auction is my gig! | Also, talk to me about adult programs, authors, big events, technology, outreach and almost anything. :-)


Friday May 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Meridian C&G

11:00am

Your Windows are a Billboard; or Painting Your Way to a Public Presense
It wasn’t until our purpose as part of the Main Street/Downtown Logan community was threatened that we realized we were wasting a HUGE marketing space: our front windows. Since August 2014, we’ve fought different kinds of paint, weather and design to create a simple, beautiful way to communicate with our community, patron or not. We will show the
evolution of our process so other libraries won’t have to use the valuable time and monetary resources trial and error take.

Download Handout

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Gregory

Natalie Gregory

Library Technical Assistant, Logan Library
I've been working at the Logan Library for approximately 4 years. I love working with patrons, especially teens, working with records (Yay Cataloging!), and working on new ideas. I have been fortunate to work on several new initiatives started in the time I've been here; two of those innovations are what my colleagues and I are presenting on at ULA this year. | | I'm am also currently working towards my MLIS at the University of North... Read More →
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Laura Nelson

Logan Library
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Kylee Wood

Logan Library



Friday May 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Meridan B

11:00am

EXTRA: Examining AV Enterprise at a Regional Academic Archive
In 2014, a grant to digitize the local television newsmagazine EXTRA (1977-1984) became a turning point for the J. Willard Marriott Library’s AV Archive, helping to redefine its operations and role within the Library. Running an AV archive inside an academic library requires finding a place for archival AV alongside traditional print materials, online databases, and other physical and digital resources. Over the past year, representatives from Special Collections and IT came together to explore how to enhance communication and improve efficiency in interdepartmental workflows, evaluate the needs of archival collections, recognize institutional capacity when writing grants and planning projects, and introduce archival materials to the community, all because of a small, grant-funded project to digitize decaying U-matic videocassettes of EXTRA. In this case study, speakers from Special Collections and Digital Preservation will discuss the significant institutional
takeaways for regional archives and academic libraries who are just beginning to tackle their AV collections.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Breiman

Jessica Breiman

Assistant Moving Image and Sound Archivist, J. Willard Marriott Library
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Tawnya Keller

Interim Assistant Head of Digital Preservation, J. Willard Marriott Library
I'm the Interim Assistant Head of Digital Preservation at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
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Molly Steed

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah



Friday May 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Zephyr

12:00pm

Lunch & Jami's Coronation
Friday May 6, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Eclipse A&B

1:30pm

The Comeback: A Library Celebration of Faculty Achievement
As academic libraries provide more materials in electronic format, faculty have fewer reasons to enter the physical library space or connect with library employees. Library-sponsored events provide an opportunity to introduce faculty to current library services and resources. The J. Willard Marriott Library implemented a celebration of faculty achievements in research, scholarship, and creative works with the following objectives:
At the end of the evening, attendees will have:
• Acknowledged the variety of faculty achievement.
• Increased awareness of the research and creative efforts of faculty colleagues.
• Discovered interdisciplinary connections.
Planning for such an event requires the establishment of criteria to honor exemplary faculty achievements, which will inevitably mean that others will not be honored, some of whom may feel they deserved to be honored. A review of planning, criteria, implementation, and evaluation of the result will be presented with recommendations for
improvements and adjustments for a variety of library settings.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Hatch

Greg Hatch

Head of Creativity & Innovation Services, University of Utah Marriott Library
Interdisciplinary research and productivity, with an emphasis on arts and design, multimedia technology, experiential learning, and multimodal communication.
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Catherine Soehner

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah



Friday May 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Twilight 1&2

1:30pm

Building Spiritually Inclusive Cultural Collections-Paganism in Utah (20 minutes) / Bringing in fresh faces: Creating a diversity residency program (20 minutes)
Building Spiritually Inclusive Cultural Collections-Paganism in Utah
1:30pm-1:50pm
Daniel Cureton, Utah Pride Center Library

This presentation will demonstrate the need for building inclusive spiritual archives. Pagans in Utah are a minority population, with many activities happening yearly, but few are documented. Over the last five years, the Marriott Library archives has made a specific goal to collect papers and ephemera from groups and events from around the Utah Pagan community. The rate at which this specific community changes, the dissolution of groups and their documents, the intolerance of majority faiths, and the censoring of the historical records away from these communities, makes their documentation and inclusion in spiritual collections ever more important. Collecting archival papers and popular spiritual books, and creating exhibitions and displays are all strategies that can be taken to build more inclusive spiritual collections.

Bringing in fresh faces: Creating a diversity residency program
1:55pm-2:20pm
Twanna Hodge, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Lorelei Rutledge, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

The J. Willard Marriott Library hired its first diversity resident as part of an inaugural program in July 2015. In this presentation, the resident and her supervisor will discuss why the residency program was created and how it benefits both the resident and the hosting institution. We will also offer suggestions for how participants interested in creating a similar program can gain support from administration for a residency, important things to remember when planning a residency, how to identify and overcome potential barriers to a successful residency, and how the resident interacts with other entities in the library and on campus. 

Speakers
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Daniel Cureton

Utah Pride Center Library
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Twanna Hodge

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Lorelei Rutledge

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah



Friday May 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Stratus 7-9

1:30pm

EPOCH Obituary and Tribute - A Nationwide Initiative
Funded by IMLS, EPOCH (Electronically Preserving Obituaries as Cultural Heritage) is a free, nationwide initiative encouraging community generated obituaries and tributes of deceased loved ones. Cedar City has agreed to champion EPOCH in Utah. Thus, in September 2015, Cedar City joined Orange County Florida Library (the originator of the program), Tulsa City-County Library, and the Brooklyn Public Library in this effort. Obituaries often cost $600 or more. EPOCH’s originator, Donna Bachowski, has noted that in the Orlando Sentinel traditional obituaries have decreased some 46% over the past decade. EPOCH is a way to preserve the memory of the deceased and the cultural heritage found in obituaries. This session will explain EPOCH, demonstrate its use, and forward and promote the notion that libraries are an essential and natural hub for this effort.

Speakers
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Steve Decker

Cedar City Public Library


Friday May 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meridian C&G

1:30pm

E.L.F. Can Help
2015 ILEAD USA Utah Team E.L.F. (Early Literacy Facilitators) has created a website of storytime training materials. Come see how these resources can benefit ALL of your staff, and learn how you can contribute.

E.L.F. Website

Speakers
avatar for Tina Bartholoma

Tina Bartholoma

Youth Services Librarian, Salt Lake County Library Services
I've been doing weekly storytimes a various public libraries since 2006, currently I can be found at the West Valley Branch, Salt Lake County Library Services. Unique things you will see in my storytimes include digital presentation tools, amateur ukulele playing, frequent mention of early literacy skills, and lots of full body songs and rhymes.
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Kim Griffiths

Tremonton Library
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Kate Mapp

Kamas Branch, Summit County Library Services
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Heidi Tice

Holladay Library, Salt Lake County Library System
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Lindsey Watts

Main Branch, Salt Lake City Library


Friday May 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Zephyr

1:30pm

LDS Fiction in the 21st Century: Where do we go from here?
Meet three up and coming LDS Fiction authors as they talk about themselves, the LDS market and what's ahead for the genre. Bring your business card for free books & other giveaways!

Moderators
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Ruby Cheesman

Bingham Creek Branch, Salt Lake County Library Services

Speakers
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Heather Moore

Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational nonfiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University... Read More →
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Kathie Oram Peterson

Kathi Oram Peterson learned to write the hard way by spending years practicing her craft. Her path to publication took a detour as she raised her three children. During those years, she read all the how-to books on novel writing that she could find. When her last child graduated high school, she returned to college and earned her BA in English. She was fortunate to do an internship for the University of Utah's Continuum magazine where she learned... Read More →
avatar for Karen Tuft

Karen Tuft

Karen Tuft was born with a healthy dose of curiosity about pretty much everything, so as a child she taught herself to read and play the piano. She studied composition at BYU, graduating from the University of Utah in music theory, and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies. Before delving into the world of writing, Karen was a pianist, composer, and arranger. She has spent countless hours back stage and in orchestra... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meridian B

1:30pm

POWerful Partnerships
Libraries can (and should) become the hub for information and resource sharing in our communities. We can join existing coalitions, create new ones, and break down barriers between organizations and individuals. We can create value in our communities, in education and literacy, encouraging healthy lifestyles, helping to prevent social ills, and helping people come together in dialogue to solve community problems. We can encourage creativity and dynamic growth in our communities. Librarians make POWerful partnerships!

Speakers
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Malissa Brandon

Programs Coordinator, Tooele City Library
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Blythe Ogilvie

Richfield Public Library


Friday May 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meridian D&H

1:30pm

Teen Programming "Unconference"
Have you ever wished you could just brainstorm with other cool and exciting librarians about what they are doing for teen programming in their libraries? Or maybe you have done some awesome teen programming that you would love to share, but not necessarily in a formal presentation format? Experience the best of both worlds by attending a loosely structured "unconference" that will give you the chance to get new ideas and share successes - all in one conference session!

Speakers
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Laura Nelson

Logan Library
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Robert Shupe

Logan Public Library


Friday May 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Stratus 5&6

2:30pm

Exhibiting Women's Studies: Using Women's Archives to Showcase their Lives and Achievements
This session will discuss how to create small exhibits, using women's archival material as a case study. It will include information on selection of materials, purposes, approaches and layout for exhibits. In the process, we will discuss the importance of including women in historical and cultural displays.

Speakers
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Valerie Buck

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
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Maggie Gallup Kopp

Curator of Rare Books, L. Tom Perry Special Collections
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
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Connie Lamb

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
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Kristi Young

Curator of Folklore Archives, Brigham Young University
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University



Friday May 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meridian B

2:30pm

Information Literacy Instruction: Integrating the ACRL Framework and ProQuest's New Research Companion
Information Literacy instruction is a core service many librarians provide in a wide array of contexts. Regardless of formal instruction versus informal guidance, the evolution of best practices has been profoundly impacted by the recent revision to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. In this program, participants will be exposed to evolving information literacy instruction in many different arenas including online, face-to-face, formal course instruction, embedded, informal instruction, one-shot, and more. Particular emphasis is placed in the academic library, as the session will explore an online information literacy course, the ACRL Framework, and integration of the new ProQuest Research Companion database.

Speakers
avatar for John Burns

John Burns

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Dixie State University
Libraries and just about everything else! I am a librarian...we love everything!


Friday May 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meridian D&H

2:30pm

Black and White is Bad Customer Service: Principle Based Customer Service at Utah Valley University Library
Utah Valley University has recently implemented a new customer service program that focuses on principles instead of rules. This program empowers employees to be present and connect with patrons to fulfill library goals and patron needs. We will discuss building, implementing, and following up on a new customer service program.

https://sites.google.com/site/behereuvulibrary/home

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Fife

Dustin Fife

Outreach and Patron Services Librarian, Utah Valley University Library
Currently President of the Utah Library Association and editor of creativelibrariesutah.org
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J O'Day

Utah Valley University Library
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Kim Rollins

Utah Valley University Library
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Cole Smithey

Utah Valley University Library
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Karen Sturtevant

Interlibrary Loan Manager, Utah Valley University
Utah Valley University Library | Interlibrary Loan



Friday May 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Stratus 7-9

2:30pm

Genealogy Un-meeting
The Genealogy Un-meeting offers an opportunity for those who are interested in genealogy and family history to raise the issues that are of most concern to you. A moderator will be present to guide the discussion along the lines that the group desires. Come join interested colleagues in a creative chance to network and learn from each other.

Speakers
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Terry Dahlin

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University


Friday May 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Zephyr

2:30pm

Libraries and Afterschool Programs- A match made in ?
Many children are "hanging out" in libraries with no place to go. They are bored, hungry and often rowdy. We can partner with others in providing opportunities that benfit both the children and other library patrons. Kelly Riding, Director of Utah Afterschool Network will help us connect with others so we don't reinvent the wheel. Trish Hull and Jennifer Fay will provide examples of effective programming that works in many different ways.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Fay

Jennifer Fay

Library Manager, Salt Lake County Library Services
I've been lucky enough to work on tons of awesome projects, including the Kearns Future We Choose placed-based intiative, the Evidence2Success Community Board, the Gang Reduction Task Force, Utah Food Bank's Kids Cafe, Magna Kearns Youth Court, SLCLS's Goodreads group, and Utah Kids Ready to Read.
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Trish Hull

Magna Branch, Salt Lake County Library Services
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Spring Lavallee

Magna Branch, Salt Lake County Library Services
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Kelly Riding

Executive Director, Utah Afterschool Network
Kelly Riding joined the Utah Afterschool Network in November 2015 as the Executive Director. She is responsible for the growth, development, and strategic leadership of UAN and the execution of its mission and initiatives, which is ensuring youth have access to high quality afterschool programs. She has over a decade of experience creating, managing, and sustaining high quality afterschool programs that yield positive outcomes... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Twilight 1&2

2:30pm

Digital Literacy a service? Yes! You can help bridge the digital divide
The Tooele City Library Enrich team has created a path to technology literacy training as a service. This process allows for building up from a program with a few staff members teaching classes, to a service where all staff members can assist patrons in learning digital literacy. Come learn how you can implement a technology training service for digital immigrants. This service has been implemented in steps. We will show you where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we are going as we develop this service for library patrons and community outreach. We will share impact stories from those we have already served.

Speakers
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Alisha Dangerfield

Library Technician, Tooele City Library
Tooele City Public Library
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Katie Larsen

Library Technician, Tooele City Public Library
Tooele City Public Library
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Judy Taylor

Tooele City Public Library



Friday May 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Stratus 5&6

2:30pm

Telling Stories with Data

State and public libraries around the nation are working together to share data, learn new data-collection techniques, and tell the stories their data document. Gathering, analyzing, and using data for strategic plans and decision making can feel like dry, ineffective work. We are ready to help you change that! Gathered thoughtfully and presented creatively, data can be used to tell the stories of the impact your library is having in your community. We will teach you how to communicate creatively with data.


Speakers
avatar for Kristen Stehel

Kristen Stehel

Utah State Library



Friday May 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meridian C&G