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Wednesday, May 17
 

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday May 17, 2017 7:30am - 5:00pm
Foyer

8:30am

A Joyous Way to Learn: Using Music Play and Reading Play to Promote Readiness, Literacy and Inclusion in Story Time.

Jim Gill is a musician and author who has released seven award-winning CDs of music play for young children. Jim will introduce you to books and songs for your story times, share strategies that engage caregivers and get them involved in the music and stories, and discuss how to create an inclusive environment for children with special needs.



Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am
200B

8:30am

Advocacy Bootcamp
"‘Who needs libraries?'” Beneath those three words is an iceberg of messaging, a fundamental challenge not only to librarians, but to our society. In this joint effort of ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy and the Office for Intellectual Freedom, we’ll explore some of the brutal facts of our environment, celebrate our assets, and offer practical tips to reclaim a moral sanction for the work we do, and the support our communities deserve.

Speakers
JL

James LaRue

Director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Executive Director and Secretary of the Freedom to Read Foundation.
MM

Marci Merola

Marci is the Director of the ALA Office for Library Advocacy.


Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am
200C

8:30am

Cooperation - Who, What, Why, When, Where
We’ve all heard the statement, “Libraries need to cooperate more.” Recently, a librarian asked me, “Why? Why do we need to cooperate? How will my cooperation with a library in [another city in the county] help anything?” I’m afraid I had to say, “Well…um…I don’t know.” That conversation spurred an effort to look at Utah library inter- and extra-library cooperation. What’s worked? What hasn’t? Why? What are the elements of successful cooperation? Real-life stories from real-life Utah libraries.

Speakers
SD

Steve Decker

Cedar City Public Library


Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am
200D

8:30am

Learning Like a Jungle Tiger - Using Growth Mindset to Learn and Thrive Outside of Your Comfort Zone
We'll take an in depth look at learning: how it works, why we avoid it, and how to overcome the stories and fear that hold us back.

Trevor is the founder of TrainUgly.com - a site devoted to discovering and sharing the science behind development and performance.


Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am
200A

10:00am

Break/Beverages
Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
Foyer

11:30am

Lunch on your own
Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Adventures in the scientific method: Turning your library into a lab
In this interactive workshop, facilitators encourage librarians to draw on the “science” of the Library Science degree to think like a scientist. Discussion of the scientific method and its application to both real life and library scenarios will help librarians reframe their perspective on experimentation. Participants will be empowered to apply the scientific method in a way that ensures their success. Facilitators will invite participants to share the results of their experiments at ULA 2018.

Speakers
CJ

Christy Jarvis

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
EN

Erin N. Wimmer

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
200D

1:00pm

Advocacy Bootcamp
"‘Who needs libraries?'” Beneath those three words is an iceberg of messaging, a fundamental challenge not only to librarians, but to our society. In this joint effort of ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy and the Office for Intellectual Freedom, we’ll explore some of the brutal facts of our environment, celebrate our assets, and offer practical tips to reclaim a moral sanction for the work we do, and the support our communities deserve.

Speakers
JL

James LaRue

Director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Executive Director and Secretary of the Freedom to Read Foundation.
MM

Marci Merola

Marci is the Director of the ALA Office for Library Advocacy.


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
200C

1:00pm

Family History with the LDS Church History Library
LDS Church History Library employees Marie Erickson, Ryan Combs, and Jay Burrup will show online resources available through the LDS Church History Library for family history research. Specifically showing the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Early Mormon Missionary, and other databases and online resources.

Speakers
JB

Jay Burrup

LDS Church History Library
RC

Ryan Combs

LDS Church History Library
ME

Marie Erickson

LDS Church History Library


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
200B

1:00pm

Learning Like a Jungle Tiger - Using Growth Mindset to Learn and Thrive Outside of Your Comfort Zone (repeat)
We'll take an in depth look at learning: how it works, why we avoid it, and how to overcome the stories and fear that hold us back.

Trevor is the founder of TrainUgly.com - a site devoted to discovering and sharing the science behind development and performance.


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
200A

2:30pm

Break/Beverages
Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Foyer
 
Thursday, May 18
 

7:30am

Morning Coffee

Thursday May 18, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Registration

7:30am

Registration
Thursday May 18, 2017 7:30am - 5:00pm
Foyer

9:00am

“Choose your own Adventure – Learning and Mindsets.”
Trevor is the founder of TrainUgly.com – a site devoted to discovering and sharing the science behind development and performance.

Session includes ULA business meeting 


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
300 A-C

10:30am

Break & Exhibits

Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall 5

10:30am

King's English Booksale
Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall 5

10:30am

Posters
Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 6:00pm
Exhibit Hall 5

11:00am

Book a Librarian 2.0: Supporting Users through On-demand Research Consultations
Consultations extend reference beyond the service desk, allowing for more personalization and flexibility. But a successful consultation service requires more than a simple "build it and they will come" digital strategy; users need help understanding their options, overcoming library anxiety, and finding the right librarian. Presenters will discuss usability testing and design concepts that informed an improved design for a “Book-a-Librarian” website, featuring a friendlier and more engaging UX.

Speakers
DC

Dory Cochran

Utah State University Libraries
AS

Alex Sundt

Utah State University Libraries


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
200B

11:00am

Entrance into the Forbidden L-Space: collaborating with student organizations to create programming for early-experience students at your academic library
Need some ideas on how to invite early-experience students into your academic library? Join us as we discuss programs that worked (and some that didn't) through collaboration with our campus student organization to help early-experience students feel comfortable in the library.

Speakers
JM

Jill Mallek

Southern Utah University


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
300B

11:00am

© Myth (Destroyers)
Sometimes it can feel like ‘all or nothing’ when working with copyrighted material, but, in reality, many options exist. This session will utilize case study questions as a primer to illustrate examples of how librarians can successfully navigate the copyright system in their pursuit of offering great library services such as story time, 3D printing, and digital collections. Ten lucky winners will get their own copy of “The Librarian’s Copyright Companion, 2nd edition” by James Heller, et al.   

Speakers
RA

Rick Anderson

Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Jessica Breiman

Assistant Moving Image and Sound Archivist, J. Willard Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
avatar for Rebekah Cummings

Rebekah Cummings

Research Data Management Librarian, University of Utah Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
EM

Elizabeth Miles

Marriott Library, University of Utah
avatar for Allyson Mower

Allyson Mower

Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian, Marriott Library, University of Utah
Marriott Library, University of Utah
SQ

Susie Quartey

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
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Becky Thoms

Head of Digital Initiatives, Utah State University
PV

Peter Vanderhooft

Marriott Library, University of Utah
EW

Erin Warnick

Youth Services Librarian, American Fork Public Library


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
200C

11:00am

A Reference Guide to You: Personal Branding for Librarians
Librarians are known for efficiently guiding patrons toward the information and resources they need. Are you as proficient in showing others what they should know about you? This workshop will help you get to know yourself and teach you how to package that information as a professional reputation. Learn about the tools you can use to show off your personal brand and better position yourself in your profession, library, and community.

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... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
200D

11:00am

Community Programming - When Story Time Just Isn't Enough
Programming can include so much more than story time. Find ways and receive practical tools to increase library use and visibility through expanding programming. Maybe you want to receive traveling exhibits, join national programs, produce videos, create a community classroom, offer flora, rock, or “bug” collecting courses, or assist would-be genealogists. Have you considered a city-wide book discussion event? Figure drawing, pole dancing, political cartoons – we’ll bring it all to the table.

Speakers
SD

Steve Decker

Cedar City Public Library


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
300A

11:00am

Discover Discovery Kits
The City Library and the Provo City Library have implemented circulating discovery kits for children. The City Library kits were based on the STEAM initiative, Utah Core and the LEAP into Science Program. We will discuss our approach to discovery kits including process and funding, the differences between literacy kits and discovery kits, and opportunities for community partnerships. Come discover discovery kits with hands on exploration and lively conversation.

Speakers
VC

Virginia Catherall

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
AC

Amy Childress

Salt Lake City Public Library
RG

Robyn Green

Salt Lake City Public Library
JP

Joella Peterson

Provo City Library


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
300C

11:00am

Teens Teach: The Teen-Led Programming Revolution!
Teens are a difficult demographic to reach, but teen-led programming allows both teens and their communities to experience high-quality, interesting, and educational programming opportunities. Teens Teach takes teen-driven programming to the next level-by recruiting and training teens to not only suggest the program idea, but to develop, market, and present it themselves. In addition to providing community-driven programming, the teens benefit from hands-on training and real-life work experience.

Speakers
SL

Spring Lavallee

Salt Lake County Library Services
JM

Jenn McKague

Salt Lake County Library Services


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
200 A

12:00pm

Lunch/Awards
Sponsors

Thursday May 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit Hall 5

1:30pm

Choose your own research adventure: Developing a technical services based research project (Joint Session with Collaboration)
Developing a research project in technical services that answers an important and relevant question can be challenging. This presentation will demonstrate the methods used to discover the changing environment of cataloging units within academic libraries. The presentation will include some results from the project, methods for conducting the research project, tools and methods for collecting data, analyzing the data, lessons learned, sharing the research project, and plans for the future.

Speakers
JM

Jeremy Myntti

Head of Digital Library Services, University of Utah, Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Liz Woolcott

Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
300B

1:30pm

Let's dance: Libraries supporting global service learning (Joint Session with Promoting Films...)
This presentation describes a service-learning collaboration focused on teaching information literacy and cultural competence between the J. Willard Marriott Library and the University of Utah School of Dance. We offer practical suggestions for how academic libraries can promote service learning partnerships with other departments and describe how we created workshops designed to emphasize information literacy, dance pedagogy, cultural competence, and cross-cultural communication.

Speakers
LR

Lorelei Rutledge

Marriott Library, University of Utah
JW

Jennifer Weber

Marriott Library, University of Utah


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
300C

1:30pm

Promoting Films from our Marriott Library's Collections (Joint Session with Let's Dance...)
From a collection development point of view, librarians purchase dozens of films each year. But who has actually viewed the entire film?
Along the way, we learned through trial and error to produce a film series to students, faculty, staff and community members. We have had to learn how to and when to collaborate with faculty and other partners on campus.
So what worked well? What did not? We will share some do’s and don’ts about running a library film series.

Speakers
JC

Joni Clayton

Marriott Library, University of Utah
MP

Marie Paiva

Marriott Library, University of Utah


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
300C

1:30pm

Collaboration: The Key to an Excellent Adventure (Joint Session with Choose Your Own Research...)
Effective collaboration helps individuals work together to accomplish more than they could if they were working on their own. It is a way to add value, create strong teams, and increase efficiencies. This session will present principles of successful collaboration and show how working together in technical services can reduce costs, improve quality, and reduce processing time.

Speakers
JC

Jessie Christensen

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
RS

Rebecca Schroeder

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
300B

1:30pm

Need a Map? Maps, Mapping, and Geospatial Services in Libraries
Libraries are increasingly providing a broad range of geospatial (maps and mapping) services to their patrons, ranging from collections to tools to instruction. Learn about the types of services libraries provide, the tools they use, and the rationale for spatial services to be housed in the library. This session will address these kinds of collections and services primarily in academic libraries, but options for other kinds of libraries can be part of the discussion as well.

Speakers
AH

Anne Hedrich

University Library, Utah State University and Logan Library
TH

Todd Hugie

University Libraries, Utah State University
JS

Justin Sorensen

Marriott Library, University of Utah
ST

Sally Thompson

University Libraries, Utah State University


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
200B

1:30pm

Painless Staff Development: Using Microlearning and Gamification to Make Training Fun
If you would like to learn how to deliver effective training in five minute increments, turn to page 12. If you would like to learn how to add game elements to training in order to make learning more fun, turn to page 73. If you would like both, come to this session. Attendees will learn about microlearning, gamification and some successful applications of both at the Salt Lake City Public Library.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Hoecherl

Patrick Hoecherl

Staff Development Trainer, Salt Lake City Public Library


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
200C

1:30pm

The Future of LIS Education
Original research about what LIS professionals wished they had learned in school will be presented. We will discuss the future of education within our profession and how we can change it to be more dynamic and useful long-term.

Speakers
DF

Dustin Fife

Western State Colorado University
MN

Mary Naylor

Utah Valley University


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
200D

1:30pm

"Mom, I don’t want to leave the library!” – Creating a Children’s Space for Children
In the past 2 years, the children’s space at South Jordan Library has drastically changed. It was the typical library children’s area, but now it hums with the sounds of impromptu puppet shows, parental networking, child-parent play, and families.
To support the five Early Literacy Practices, we implemented a playspace, reorganized our picture books to encourage browsing, and adjusted collection locations. Over time and with a little money we came up with delightfully surprising results.

Speakers
AM

Ann Marie Barrett

Salt Lake County Library Services
AM

Allison Madsen

Salt Lake County Library Services
MM

Matt McLain

Salt Lake County Library Services


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
300A

1:30pm

Allied at the Library: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth
LGBTQ+ youth are more susceptible to bullying, sexual assault, depression, mental illness, homelessness, and suicide. Public libraries are in an unique position to offer these youth help, support, and resources that can make a dramatic difference in their lives. Learn how to further our belief that "The library is for everyone" through staff training, developing a diverse collection, and creating quality programming experiences for LGBTQ+ youth. You belong at your library!

Speakers
MC

Michael Cox

Salt Lake County Youth Services
SL

Spring Lavallee

Salt Lake County Library Services
SO

Salvador Oregon

Utah Pride Center


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
200A

1:30pm

Career Services Booth

Visit the booth to review open positions in Utah; get feedback on CVs/resumes; look at model CVs/resumes; get career advice; ask questions about interviewing strategies and more!


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall 5

2:30pm

How I Weaseled My Way into a Class for a Whole Semester and Successfully Killed the One-Shot (Joint Session with Y Search)
Research tells us that one-shot library instruction sessions aren't as effective as multiple sessions. In an effort to increase information retention and develop rapport with my students, I shot for the moon and asked for weekly visits in their classroom. In this presentation, I describe the (overwhelmingly happy) outcomes.

Speakers
AP

Adriana Parker

Marriott Library, University of Utah
CP

Cassie Power

Gender Studies, University of Utah


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
200B

2:30pm

Y Search: Tutorials that Scaffold Learning (Joint Session with How I Weaseled My Way...)
Library instructors at BYU struggled presenting standardized content across all sections of first year writing classes. Four learning modules were created to allow more time to problem-solve in class. This blended learning approach has been well received by students, library instructors, and writing faculty. The tutorials scaffold information literacy learning in the areas of background research, topic development, search strategies, and source evaluation.

Speakers
LF

Leanna Fry Balci

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
ES

Elise Silva

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
200B

2:30pm

Planning Your Own Adventure: Discovering Tools for Library Programs and Grants Planning
When developing library programs and grant projects, the key to success is planning! Planning can be a challenging process as it requires thoughtful consideration of all project details. Fortunately, there are tools available to help guide your planning efforts. This session will introduce library professionals to useful planning tools, principles, and best practices. Participants will get a crash course lesson on logic models, needs assessment models, evaluation tools, and more!

Speakers
AG

Ambra Gagliardi

Marriott Library, University of Utah
DZ

Donna Ziegenfuss

Marriott Library, University of Utah


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
200C

2:30pm

Vendor Showcase
Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
200D

2:30pm

Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community
This 50 minute presentation will provide an overview of ideas you can use to conduct health information outreach and create health programs for libraries. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members in fun and engaging ways. Examples of programs for children, teens, adults and/or seniors using NLM and other National Institutes of Health center and office resources will be shared.

Speakers
JB

John Bramble

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
CH

Claire Hamasu

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
TH

Trish Hull

Magna Library, Salt Lake County Library
EU

Emily Underwood

LDS Business Library
SM

Stacy M. Vincent

NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellow Utah Non-Profit Housing Corporation


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
300B

2:30pm

BIG Ideas for Small Libraries (Joint Session with Successful Adulting)
Despite being a small library (small staff, small budget, small space), we have BIG ideas, such as establishing a recurring STEAM (ages 8+) program, and a monthly Family Night @ the Library. As we've done so, we've had some wildly successful events - and several epic fails. Through it all, we've learned quite a lot. Our goal in sharing what we've discovered is to help you successfully implement your next BIG idea at your own small library.

Speakers
LB

Lori Bonner

American Fork Library
EW

Erin Warnick

Youth Services Librarian, American Fork Public Library


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
300A

2:30pm

LDS Fiction Extravaganza!
Join LDS Fiction authors Sarah Eden, Jeremy Maughan, and Jennifer Youngblood as they tell about their journey into writing....and what the future holds for LDS Fiction!

Speakers
RC

Ruby Cheesman

Salt Lake County Library Services


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
200 A

2:30pm

Successful Adulting (Joint Session)
Many of library systems may find that adult programming is difficult to establish and sustain. This failure of planning can be wrongly interpreted as lack of interest. In this session presenter will share tips and ideas using concrete examples, TEDxMarmaladeLibrary and Marmalade Coffee and Chocolate Class, to illustrate what it takes to create successful adult programs. The presenter will discuss why it is important to know your community, as well as importance of planning and marketing.

Speakers
avatar for Azra Bašić

Azra Bašić

Adult Librarian, Salt Lake City Public Library
Salt Lake City Public Library


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
300A

2:30pm

Every Student Succeeds with Strong School Libraries
The “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) has sections that can be directly linked to the school librarian/library program. Come learn how we as Utah Library Workers can advocate for our programs and funding using the ESSA framework and the strategies discussed with AASL.

Speakers

Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
300C

3:20pm

3:20pm

3:20pm

Poster: Communicating and Collaborating on Teaching Guidelines
Speakers
DL

Dale Larsen

Marriott Library, University of Utah
LP

Lis Pankl

Marriott Library, University of Utah
SW

Shane Wallace

Marriott Library, University of Utah
DZ

Donna Ziegenfuss

Marriott Library, University of Utah


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall 5

3:20pm

Poster: Large Journal Package Cancellations
Speakers
RB

Rebecca Boughan

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
JH

Jared Howland

Harold B. Lee Library - Brigham Young University


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall 5

3:20pm

3:20pm

Poster: Listening, Hearing, Understanding, Empathizing
Speakers
DC

Dory Cochran

Utah State University Libraries
SW

Sandra Weingart

Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall 5

3:20pm

Poster: Our Own Adventure! : Building a Program for Teens by Teens
Speakers
PD

Paul Daybell

North Logan City Library
CG

Carmen Guadarrama

North Logan City Library
MH

Maren Hatch

North Logan City Library
MR

Mallory Robison

North Logan City Library
KS

Kira Shelton

North Logan City Library


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall 5

3:20pm

3:20pm

Poster: Using Digital Commons to Highlight a Digital Collection: The Adventures of Sophie
Speakers
BM

Becky McKown

Harold B Lee Library, Brigham Young University
MO

Mandy Oscarson

Harold B Lee Library, Brigham Young University


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall 5

3:20pm

Poster: What Can We Learn From Serbian Libraries?
Speakers
NM

Nancy Moos

Salt Lake County Library Services


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall 5

3:20pm

Poster: Write Your Own Story
Speakers
CF

Caryn Feeney

Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Liz Gabbitas

Reserve Supervisor, J. Willard Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall 5

4:00pm

Careful, the Monster Eats Bad Sources: Using Gamification in an online information literacy tutorial
In order to help students better apply information literacy, the LDS Business College Library recently rebuilt their online tutorial from the ground up to embrace more gamification principles. The resulting comic book-style tutorial led to a significant jump in the number of students achieving a mastery of the subject. It was also, >gasp<, fun! Come hear how Brandon Bowen, Sarah Sorenson, and Mikaylie Kartchner envisioned, created, and use this tool, and how you can apply the same principles!   

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Bowen

Brandon Bowen

Reference & Instruction Manager, LDS Business College
LDS Business College
MK

Mikaylie Kartchner

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
SS

Sarah Sorenson

Director of Learning Resources, LDS Business College
LDS Business College


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
200B

4:00pm

No really, we can help with this: Librarians facilitating research assignment design
Bringing librarians to the assignment design table establishes stronger connections with teaching faculty and provides deeper learning opportunities for students. This interactive presentation explores collaborative, interdisciplinary research assignment design, following a workshop held at Utah State University. Presenters will discuss the workshop, feedback, and future steps, including assessment of student work and follow-up interviews with faculty participants.

Speakers
ED

Erin Davis

Utah State University
KL

Kacy Lundstrom

Utah State University
RW

Rachel Wishkoski

Utah State University


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
300B

4:00pm

Refugees in Utah: Collaborating With Partners to Welcome New Neighbors
Utah is one of the many refugee sponsoring states in the United States of America, resettling about 1500 refugees annually. How do refugees arrive, and what sponsoring agencies bring them to Utah? What challenges do new refugees face after arrival? What are the opportunities, funding and resources available for them in Utah? How should libraries collaborate with non-profit and government agencies to help these refugees to overcome such challenges?

Speakers
AB

Aden Batar

Catholic Community Services of Utah
NF

Nyssa Fleig

Salt Lake County Library Services
CF

Caren Frost

University of Utah
EL

Erica Lake

Hope Fox Eccles Health Library, University of Utah
SS

Safi Safiullah

City Library


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
200C

4:00pm

"Damn it man, Libraries are for books, not "Things!"
The info with your new library card includes paddleboards, cotton candy machines, Go-Pros, Outdoor Movies Kits and more.
Do you:
A: Look around as if you are getting punk'd or
B: Reserve all of the above and throw an epic family reunion!
Learn from our experiments in pragmatic policy, innovative services models and developing a framework to circulate non-traditional items that add tremendous value to your community without detracting from primary library services.

Speakers
PD

Paul Daybell

North Logan City Library
MT

Michelle Tippetts

North Logan City Library
AW

Adam Winger

North Logan City Library


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
200A

4:00pm

How small is it?
The Rural & Small Libraries Committee asks the question: “You know you work in a small library if…?” It’s easy to tune out impressive program ideas when it isn’t practical for your smaller library. Liesl Seborg & Shawn Bliss discuss examples from Outreach programming on how to redesign deluxe ideas to fit your small or rural library. Finish with a table-talk exchange about where to find hidden gems in your community for programs and how to delegate when there’s nobody to delegate to.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Bliss

Shawn Bliss

Bookmobile Librarian, Utah State Library
Rural & Small Libraries Committee
LH

Laurie Hansen

Rural & Small Libraries Committee
avatar for Liesl Seborg

Liesl Seborg

Senior Librarian - Lifelong Learning, Salt Lake County Library Services
Outreach Committee



Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
300A

4:00pm

Lightning Fast RA: How to Catch Their Attention in 90 Seconds or Less
The key to getting kids and teens interested is to catch their attention quickly. How do we do that? In this session, learn how to effectively use appeal factors to catch a reluctant readers attention as well as get some hands-on experience.

Speakers
KM

Kira Moody

Whitmore Library


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
200D

4:00pm

Finding Curriculum & Homework Items from Utah's Online Library
We will demonstrate areas within Utah's Online Library that will help with K12 homework topics and core skills development using Explora and Learning Express Library. All disciplines and grades will be covered. Bring your questions and search topics and join our learning session.

Speakers
LJ

Lisa Jones

EBSCO Information Services


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
300C

5:00pm

 
Friday, May 19
 

7:30am

Registration
Friday May 19, 2017 7:30am - 12:00pm
Foyer

8:00am

8:00am

Copyright Education Committee
Friday May 19, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
200 A

8:00am

Intellectual Freedom Committee
Friday May 19, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
300A

8:00am

Paraprofessional Roundtable
Friday May 19, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
200D

8:00am

8:00am

YSRT Business Meeting
Friday May 19, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Exhibit Hall 5

8:00am

Red Cross Blood Drive
Sign up to donate blood! Go to: http://www.redcrossblood.org/  and search for code utlibassoc

Friday May 19, 2017 8:00am - 2:00pm
Van outside South Towne Center

8:30am

Free Speech and Diversity: Connecting the Dots.

In 2016, Scholastic Publishing offered a children’s book written, illustrated, and edited by women of color. “A Birthday Cake for George Washington” first met with critical praise – but then fierce condemnation. The publisher withdrew it from the market. In 2017, Simon and Schuster announced a $250,000 advance for a book by Internet troll and self-described “super-villain” Milo Yiannopoulos. The Chicago Review of Books announced a yearlong boycott of reviews on all S&S titles. Some librarians have said they would not buy the book for their libraries. What do librarians stand for: intellectual freedom, or social justice?

 


Speakers
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James LaRue

Director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Executive Director and Secretary of the Freedom to Read Foundation.

Sponsors

Friday May 19, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
300 A-C

8:30am

King's English Booksale
Friday May 19, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall 5

8:30am

8:30am

Career Services Booth

Visit the booth to review open positions in Utah; get feedback on CVs/resumes; look at model CVs/resumes; get career advice; ask questions about interviewing strategies and more!


Friday May 19, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall 5

9:30am

10:00am

Connecting Libraries to the Curriculum Through Digital Exhibits (Joint Session with Faculty Visibility/Promoting Academic...)
Library staff at Utah State University work with instructors to incorporate a digital tool, Omeka, into courses. Digital exhibits take the place of a research paper as a final project. Students learn about their topic as well as copyright, presenting content to a global/online audience, using a digital tool to display research, and creating basic metadata. This presentation describes strategies for implementation and discusses lessons learned when using Omeka as a digital tool in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Thoms

Becky Thoms

Head of Digital Initiatives, Utah State University


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
300B

10:00am

Faculty Visibility - ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and Beyond (Joint Session with Promoting Academic/Connecting Libraries)
This session will provide a quick map of the characteristics, benefits, and pitfalls of the most common tools for faculty and professional visibility and networking - along with some ideas about how to traverse the landscape!

Speakers
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Shane Wallace

Marriott Library, University of Utah


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
300B

10:00am

Open Educational Resources from the Bottom Up
Open educational resources (OER) promise to be part of the solution to the cost of higher education. A survey shows faculty are willing to use open textbooks, and the savings would help students graduate faster. Lacking an administrative directive or institutional policy, the BYU Library has worked from the bottom-up, partnering across campus and using a donor-funded grant to support faculty creating open textbooks. We’ll explore one of these: a communications text for the business school.

Speakers
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Andy Spackman

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
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Michael Whitchurch

Virtual Services Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
200B

10:00am

Paws and Breathe: How Pet Therapy Thrives in an Academic Library (Joint Session with Workplace Wellness)
Pet therapy does not only work in an academic library, it thrives there. USU has offered pet therapy since 2014, and we’ve recently expanded this program due to positive feedback. This session will offer advice for libraries trying to get a similar program off the ground – as well as descriptions of our efforts to assess impact and lessons learned.

Speakers
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Andrea Krebs

Utah State University
PM

Pamela Martin

Utah State University
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William Rozum

Utah State University


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
300C

10:00am

Promoting Academic Librarian Expertise (Joint Session with Faculty Visibility and Connecting Libraries...)
Graduate and Undergraduate Services (GUS) at Marriott Library at the University of Utah designed a website that promotes and highlights librarian expertise and contributions to scholarly discourse. The website promotes the individual team members in GUS and provides an easy method for contacting specific librarians based on the expertise needed. The website also constructs a personality for each librarian to help bridge the gaps that often divide librarians from students and faculty.

Speakers
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Lis Pankl

Marriott Library, University of Utah


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
300B

10:00am

Grants, Partners & Outreach - Oh My!
The path of grants can seem scary with lions, tigers, and bears since many grants require outreach and partners in addition to a sound plan of action these days. Fear not! As you choose your adventure in Grantland remember you will always have the tools you need. This session will present ways to find those community partners, manage multi-partner grants, develop agreements that accurately document each partner’s roles in the grant as well as tips for identifying 501(c)(3) partners.

Speakers
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Nyssa Fleig

Salt Lake County Library Services
TN

Telesa Nicholes

Utah State Library, Utah Department of Heritage & Arts
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Liesl Seborg

Senior Librarian - Lifelong Learning, Salt Lake County Library Services
Outreach Committee


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
200C

10:00am

Is it time to get rid of fines at your library?
For many years most libraries have clung to fines as a way to make sure that their materials are returned in a timely manner. However, an increasingly large number of libraries are rejecting fines in order to improve the patron experience and remove negative library perceptions. So do libraries really need fines? Why do patrons really return items? Come and learn the answers to these questions and discuss whether or not fines are really that important for your library.

Speakers
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Duane Wilson

Head of Patron Services, Brigham Young University
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
200D

10:00am

Workplace Wellness (Joint Session with Paws and Breathe)
This session will discuss aspects of a workplace wellness program. We will talk about what you need to start a wellness program and how to determine what your co-workers are looking for. We will go over some strategies that aided in successful (and a few not so successful) wellness challenges and events. You will be encouraged to participate in some idea sharing and group discussion.

Speakers
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Amber Lawvor

Salt Lake City Public Library


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
300C

10:00am

Awesomeness on the Cheap: Teen programs on Little or No Budget
Got big ideas and a small budget? Tired of grand schemes that are beyond your means? Join our session for tips, tricks, and tales from the trenches to get teens to attend without breaking the bank. Discussions will include social media, book & movie release parties, holiday bashes, workshops, clubs, and more!

Speakers
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Natalie Daniel

Washington County Library, Hurricane Branch
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Sarah Hall

Washington County Library, Hurricane Branch


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
300A

10:00am

STEAM in Storytime
Learn to incorporate STE[A]M concepts in preschool story times. No expertise required. If we can do it so can you! Use books, interactive experiences and crafts to inspire the imaginations of young children. Prepare hands on activities that increase awareness and encourage observation and creativity. This presentation will promote simple activities created with readily available supplies and rely on a basic knowledge of the subject matter. Some examples included and handout provided.

Speakers
SW

Shelly Ward

Taylorsville Library
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Elizabeth Weaver

Taylorsville Library
AZ

Anna Zanarini

Salt Lake County Library Services


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
200A

11:00am

State of the State: Information Literacy Instruction across Utah
Ideally, information literacy instruction is sequenced throughout students’ academic careers, continually building on earlier instruction. Given the complaints by librarians and employers about the level of preparedness of our students and graduates, this so-called information literacy pipeline clearly warrants a second look. This session will serve as a “state of the state” update regarding information literacy instruction in school libraries and academic libraries across the state of Utah.

Speakers
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Anne R. Diekema

Southern Utah University
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Caitlin Gerrity

Library Media Program Director, Southern Utah University
Southern Utah University
PM

Paula Mitchell

Southern Utah University
PR

Phil Roché

Southern Utah University


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
200B

11:00am

Supercharged Digital Collections: Moving from the slow lane to the fast lane with scalable open source infrastructure
The University of Utah Marriott Library recently completed a large-scale migration from CONTENTdm to a new open source system. Workflows, tools, and techniques used during the migration process will be discussed, in addition to the project management and collaborations needed to ensure a successful migration. We will also share our roadmap of future projects and ideas to explore as a result of transitioning away from CONTENTdm.

Speakers
MB

Matt Brunsvik

Marriott Library, University of Utah
BM

Brian McBride

Marriott Library, University of Utah
JM

Jeremy Myntti

Head of Digital Library Services, University of Utah, Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
avatar for Anna Neatrour

Anna Neatrour

Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Utah
Marriott Library, University of Utah
AW

Alan Witkowski

Marriott Library, University of Utah


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
300B

11:00am

Everyone can Use a Friend: the Value of Friends Groups to Libraries (Joint Session with Say What You Think)
What does a Friends of the Library group do for a library? Why do libraries have affiliated Friends organizations? Should your library create a Friends group? This session will provide general information about Friends organizations and share resources for creating and operating them. Friends groups in two libraries, one public and one academic, will be discussed: the activities and services provided, and the rationale for and value of such groups to the libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph N. Anderson

Joseph N. Anderson

Head of Adult Nonfiction & Reference Services, Logan Library
Trustee, Friends of Merrill-Cazier Library | ULA Rural & Small Libraries Committee
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Anne Hedrich

University Library, Utah State University and Logan Library


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
300C

11:00am

Man in the Middle: Issues in Internet Filtering and Cybersecurity
Recently, internet filtering in public libraries has captured the attention of the Utah Legislature. Jamie LaRue (ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom) will provide a history of filtering in libraries and ALA’s position, give an overview of the mechanics of filtering, and raise some new issues about specific filtering approaches. (Confirmed)

Speakers
JL

James LaRue

Director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Executive Director and Secretary of the Freedom to Read Foundation.


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
200C

11:00am

Say What You Think: The positive impact of pulse surveys (Joint Session with Everyone Can Use...)
Everyone has something important to say, but the squeaky wheels seem to be getting all the attention. Learn how to provide everyone an equal chance to be heard and get brutally honest feedback about your organization.

Speakers
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Liz Brimley

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
CO

Cali O'Connell

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
300C

11:00am

Through the Rift: Library Explorations with Interactive Media
This presentation will focus on the implementation and educational merits of interactive media (IM) in library settings, ranging from free mobile device apps to dedicated augmented and virtual reality environments. We’ll address how IM complements disruptive technologies already embraced by libraries, and share best practice tips for academic, public, and school libraries wishing to explore IM. We’ll rate equipment costs, technical expertise, and staffing and space needs. Hands-on demos, too!

Speakers
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Thomas Ferrill

Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Greg Hatch

Head of Creativity & Innovation Services, University of Utah Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
200D

11:00am

LEARNING WITH PUPPETS, The Ultimate Adventure
Learn about the incredible visual learning connections puppets can make with young minds. This unique presentation will show how when they are joined with the art of ventriloquism they easily become a lasting entertaining educational story telling experience for all.

Speakers
EC

Ed Casey

Rocky Mountain Puppets
MC

Meghan Casey

Rocky Mountain Puppets


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
200 A

11:00am

Now Playing at Your Library: Music Programming and You
Do you want to bring a jolt of energy and excitement to your library? Try presenting live music at your location. This session will cover planning, promoting, and presenting live music in library venues. The music events may include one-time concerts, an ongoing series, open mic nights, or outdoor performances. Learn about cultivating and utilizing community partners in setting up and promoting shows. Support your local music community, engage your library patrons, and let the music play.

Speakers
DB

Dan Berube

Salt Lake County Library Services
TC

Tyler Curtis

Salt Lake County Library Services
KG

Karl Gilchrist

Salt Lake County Library Services


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
300B

12:00pm

Lunch

Friday May 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit Hall 5

1:30pm

Turning Outreach into Partnership: Using Skills-based Information Literacy Instruction to Prepare Students for the World of Work
Learn how LDS Business College librarians have identified research and information literacy skills that students need in their working lives and then partnered with instructors of courses as diverse as accounting, business law, entrepreneurship, and others to develop or enhance assignments that help students practice and apply skills, build habits, and learn about resources so they can be successful in their chosen careers.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Bowen

Brandon Bowen

Reference & Instruction Manager, LDS Business College
LDS Business College
SS

Sarah Sorenson

Director of Learning Resources, LDS Business College
LDS Business College
EU

Emily Underwood

LDS Business Library


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
200B

1:30pm

Why Digital Matters: Cooperative Scholarship at the University of Utah
How can libraries support digital scholarship? The Marriott Library first posed answers to that question a decade ago, with varying degrees of success and failure. In 2015, Marriott Library began anew, with an approach intent on remedying mistakes, building on successes, and implementing best practices gleaned from peer institutions. This case study will discuss the development of the “Digital Matters Lab,” a cooperative space to support innovative computational methods and digital publishing.

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Cummings

Rebekah Cummings

Research Data Management Librarian, University of Utah Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Greg Hatch

Head of Creativity & Innovation Services, University of Utah Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
200D

1:30pm

The Intern
Lucky contestants can try to win valuable prizes as a Library Intern, by working through Intellectual Freedom scenarios. Their quick judgment has to impress the audience who can Fire them, or not.

Speakers
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Wanda Mae Huffaker

Librarian, Salt Lake County Library Services
Intellectual Freedom Committee


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
200C

1:30pm

ULA Paraprofessional Certificate--which direction will it take you?
An overview of the Utah Library Association Paraprofessional Certificate, who it is for and how to earn it. Do you work in a library in Utah? Do you love your job and want to continue on this path, yet don't see a Master of Library Science degree in your near future? (And don't we all want and need appreciation and acknowledgement from our peers?) This program may be what you are looking for. Come and see if this "adventure" is for you.

Speakers
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Linda Liebhardt

Paraprofessional Certificate Review Board


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
300B

1:30pm

Involving Culture in Programming
All communities have many different cultures and it's important to involve those other cultures in our libraries. We will talk specifically about involving the cultures in your community into your libraries. Whether it's through having specific story times for these other cultures or having specific activities involving these cultures. This is directed for all ages including adult, teenagers and children. Which means this is specifically directed towards programming in public libraries.

Speakers
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Jeanne Evans

Logan Public Library


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
200A

1:30pm

Purposeful Planning in Children's Programming
As libraries become community gathering places and resource centers, children’s programming is expanding. In addition to story times, children’s services frequently offer maker spaces, after school activities, multicultural events and other important activities. How do we choose which activities receive our limited time, energy and physical resources? Purposeful planning can help. Come share your experiences and ideas and learn from others in this interactive presentation.

Speakers
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Sherrie Mortensen

Logan Library, Logan Library


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
300A

1:30pm

Makerspaces and school libraries: From librarianship practices to implementation strategies
This presentation will discuss findings from a two-phase IMLS-funded research project: first by closely examining the work practices of three rural school librarians; then, the researchers, in partnership with the participating librarians, used their findings about the librarians’ work to develop a plan to create and implement STEM-oriented makerspaces within these libraries.

Speakers
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Victor Lee

Utah State University, Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences
AP

Abigail Phillips

Utah State University


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
300C

2:30pm

Librarian’s Choice Awards: Utah Librarians’ Favorite Apps
The Special Library Section is sponsoring a session using data collected from you and your fellow Utah librarians. This presentation will provide commentary on apps (for both iOS and Android) that librarians have identified as being useful in accomplishing their work and that have helped them better serve their patrons. It will all lead up to the top five apps Utah librarians think that you should all know about and use.

Speakers
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Tyson Thorpe

LDS Church History Library
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Michael Whitchurch

Virtual Services Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University


Friday May 19, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
300B

2:30pm

So, you want to work in the library: Getting hired in a 21st Century Library
An academic associate dean, public library manager and public library HR manager, who all have years of hiring experience will discuss the ways to successfully navigate all the stages of the hiring process.
From pre-interview preparation, the interview to post interview. We want to answer your questions and help prepare you for the experience and help you get the job you want. Practical and experienced information from people who interview others and have been interviewed.

Speakers
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Trish Hull

Magna Library, Salt Lake County Library
PP

Pamela Park

Salt Lake County Library Services
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Catherine B. Soehner

Marriott Library, University of Utah


Friday May 19, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
200C

2:30pm

Transforming Spaces: Environmental Branding & Patron Experience
Creating library spaces that engage, inform, and inspire your visitors is as important as developing your collection. Chelsea Howells, Environmental Designer at the Salt Lake City Public Library explains the elements of environmental design, and working to improve user experience at the City Library. Get tips on how to start improving your spaces today.

Speakers
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Chelsea Howells

Salt Lake City Public Library


Friday May 19, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
200B

2:30pm

Lessons Learned: Adventures in Teaching Technology
With the right road map, anyone can build their own technology program. Given in a "train‐the‐trainer" format, this 50 minute session will empower you to build your own
technology classes at your library from the ground up. It will include lesson planning, community surveying, program evaluation, and long-term maintenance through keeping your content relevant.

Speakers
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Crystal Snider

Holladay Library
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Nia Thimakis

Library Assistant, Salt Lake County Library
Whitmore Library, Salt Lake County Library Services


Friday May 19, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
300A

2:30pm

Lights, Camera, Teenagers: A step-by-step guide for throwing Teen Movie Parties
As darkness falls, teens descend on the Library. What do you do? Pick one:
1) Host a five hour program based on their favorite YA flicks. You can seek school glory in a Triwizard Tournament or fight for your life in the Hunger Games. 2) Assume the fetal position because...teens are scary.
Choose #1, come to an engaging workshop with step-by-step program plans from the North Logan Library. Followed by an opportunity to build your own. Choose #2, enjoy another session...maybe cataloging?

Speakers
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Paul Daybell

North Logan City Library
AW

Adam Winger

North Logan City Library


Friday May 19, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
200A

2:30pm

Get the Buzz With Beehive Books
The Beehive Books can transform and enrich lives! Come learn how you can help make the Beehive Book awards those that truly represent all the children in Utah. Ideas will be presented to help you know how to promote the books, as well as ways that you can use them creatively in library programs. You also won't want to miss our drawing for prizes!

Speakers
MM

Marilee Moon

CLAU-Children's Literature Association of Utah


Friday May 19, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
200D