ULA wants to allow for physical distancing so rooms will have some lower capacity. Arrive early to your sessions. When a room reaches capacity, the doors will be closed to indicate that the session is full.

HIGHLIGHTS | Unforgettable Speakers, Exhibitors, New Products and Services, Fun and Entertaining Networking Activities and Social Events

TRACKS | General Librarianship, Public Librarianship, Academic Librarianship, Management & Leadership, Technical Services, and Youth Services

The Utah Library Association advocates for libraries and cultivates leadership development to promote library excellence for the Utah Library community.
Friday, May 20 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Awards Ceremony & Keynote: Empowerment, Leadership & Diversity
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Patricia “Patty” Wong is currently the President for the American Library Association. In her 34-year career she has held positions throughout CA at Santa Monica Public LIbrary, Yolo County Library, Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, Oakland Public Library and Berkeley Public Library, and Oakland Unified School District and has been a bookseller during her student life.

Her work in managing change, equity and diversity, youth development, developing joint ventures and collaborations between public libraries and community agencies, and fundraising has been published in a number of journals, conference proceedings and edited collections.

Each year, the Utah Library Association presents awards at the conference to information professionals nominated by their colleagues who deserve recognition. Nominations may be submitted by any member of the Utah Library Association. Awards presented include: Librarian of the Year, President’s Award, Outreach Award, Distinguished Service Award, Special Recognition Award, Legislative Award for Excellence in Political Affairs and Library Advocacy, Special Services to Libraries Award, and Legislative Champion Award. View more information about award winners in the conference e-magazine.

In this all-member session, Daniel Mauchley will be recognized for completing his Past President term and Marissa Bischoff will be recognized as the incoming president. Marissa Bischoff will address ULA members to share her vision for her presidential term.

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Friday May 20, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MDT