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Wednesday, May 18
 

8:00am MDT

Early Morning Coffee Service
Coffee, hot chocolate, and other beverages available.

Sponsored by Duchesne County Library System (Copper Sponsor)


Wednesday May 18, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MDT
Sky Lobby

9:00am MDT

Bienvenido a su biblioteca / Welcome to Your Library: Removing Barriers to Serving Latinos and Spanish Speakers at Your Library
Join Madeline Peña, Director/Principal Librarian for Community Engagement and Outreach for the Los Angeles Public Library, Nadia Rendón, Spanish Services Coordinator for the Denver Public Library, and Nicanor Diaz, Immigrant Service Manager for the Denver Public Library. In this pre-conference session we will talk about how to remove barriers to better serve your Spanish speaking community. We will talk about how to build up spaces in your libraries, strategies for creating and promoting programs for Spanish speakers and the importance of building a multicultural workforce. At the end of this interactive session you will have an action plan to take back to your library so that you can improve services to your Spanish speakers.

Learning Objectives:
How to promote library and information services to Latinos and Spanish speakers.
How to identify the gaps in services and programs for our Spanish speaking community and what are the best ways to fill those.
How to continually improve the services libraries provide to our most underserved customers.

Thanks to Utah State Library for the Uplift Grant that made this session possible!

Sponsored by BYU Lee Library (Gold Sponsor)

Speakers
ND

Nicanor Diaz

Immigrant Service Manager, Denver Public Library
MP

Madeline Peña

Director/Principal Librarian for Community Engagement and Outreach, Los Angeles Public Library
NR

Nadia Rendón

Spanish Services Coordinator, Denver Public Library




Wednesday May 18, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Meridian A & E

9:00am MDT

Introduction to Library Assessment
This session will discuss different types of assessments that may occur at all levels of libraries. Using an assessment framework designed for and used at the BYU library, it will examine participants' assessment experience and current assessment needs. The workshop will offer opportunities to network with other librarians who are interested in assessment opportunities and collaborations. 

Learning objectives:
The workshop will help participants to identify assessment opportunities within their respective libraries.
The workshop will review the assessment framework used at BYU.
The workshop will provide opportunities for participants to network and collaborate with others.

Speakers
avatar for Holt Zaugg

Holt Zaugg

Assessment Librarian, Brigham Young University


Wednesday May 18, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Twilight 1 & 2

9:00am MDT

MarcEdit for Beginners
MarcEdit is a powerful - and free - tool available for editing, enhancing, and transforming MARC21 data. This workshop-style session will present the variety of editing options available in MarcEdit, as well as possible use cases. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with the latest version of MarcEdit installed for hands-on use of the program.

Learning objectives:
Attendees will learn about the features of MarcEdit.
Attendees will learn common use cases for the program. 
Attendees will gain some experience using the program for basic editing functions. 

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lewis

Nicole Lewis

Digital Metadata Librarian, Brigham Young University



Wednesday May 18, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Zephyr

10:30am MDT

Morning Refreshment Break
Coffee, hot chocolate, and other beverages available.

Sponsored by U of U Marriott Library (Silver Sponsor)


Wednesday May 18, 2022 10:30am - 10:45am MDT
Break Station East

12:00pm MDT

Lunch on your own
Wednesday May 18, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
TBA

1:00pm MDT

Bienvenido a su biblioteca / Welcome to Your Library: Removing Barriers to Serving Latinos and Spanish Speakers at Your Library
Join Madeline Peña, Director/Principal Librarian for Community Engagement and Outreach for the Los Angeles Public Library, Nadia Rendón, Spanish Services Coordinator for the Denver Public Library, and Nicanor Diaz, Immigrant Service Manager for the Denver Public Library. In this pre-conference session we will talk about how to remove barriers to better serve your Spanish speaking community. We will talk about how to build up spaces in your libraries, strategies for creating and promoting programs for Spanish speakers and the importance of building a multicultural workforce. At the end of this interactive session you will have an action plan to take back to your library so that you can improve services to your Spanish speakers.

Learning Objectives:
How to promote library and information services to Latinos and Spanish speakers.
How to fill the gaps in services and programs for our Spanish speaking community and what are the best ways to fill those.
How to continually improve the services libraries provide to our most underserved customers.

Thanks to Utah State Library for the Uplift Grant that made this session possible!

Speakers
ND

Nicanor Diaz

Immigrant Service Manager, Denver Public Library
MP

Madeline Peña

Director/Principal Librarian for Community Engagement and Outreach, Los Angeles Public Library
NR

Nadia Rendón

Spanish Services Coordinator, Denver Public Library



Wednesday May 18, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Meridian A & E

1:00pm MDT

Diversity Management: Creating Organizational Change in Libraries
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.

Learning objectives:
Attendees will be able to discuss the national temperature of diversity and equity in libraries
Attendees will be able to conduct a library equity assessment
Attendees will be able create steps to promote diversity for their library based on equity assessment findings

Sponsored by The City Library (Silver Sponsor)

Speakers



Wednesday May 18, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Twilight 1 & 2

1:00pm MDT

Your Inclusive Catalog
An inclusive library catalog helps all patrons by providing respectful and accurate descriptions and an equitable user experience.  This session will show attendees how to make catalogs more inclusive at the individual, local, consortial, and national level.  We will pay special attention to problematic subject headings, name authority control, and accessibility for disabled patrons.  Every library worker has a part to play in making their catalog more inclusive, so this preconference is for attendees with any level of cataloging experience.

Attendees are encouraged to bring specific concerns from their own catalogs.

Those interested in general librarianship and technical services are welcome to attend this session.

Thanks to Utah State Library for the Uplift Grant that made this session possible!

Sponsored by Weber State University Stewart Library (Bronze Sponsor)

Speakers


Wednesday May 18, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Zephyr

1:00pm MDT

Managing Change When You’re not in Charge: How to keep your sanity during organizational change.
Discover your power in the organization even when you are not in charge. Learn about giving feedback to your supervisor to influence a change process and how you can get better results. Consider how people in organizations typically respond to change, how you respond to change, and how this affects the overall library. Think about expectations around the terms “transparency” and “feedback” when applied to change. Apply this new knowledge to help change interpersonal dynamics within your organization.

Learning objectives:
Learn human systems theory in order to understand typical organizational dynamics.
Analyze your role in your library system in order to consider how you personally contribute to library culture and how you can change current dynamics.
Recognize important concepts of transparency and feedback in order to reconsider how this terminology is used in day-to-day work.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Soehner

Catherine Soehner

Associate Dean, University of Utah
My main area of research is organizational change and incorporating best practices from psychology, business, negotiation, and change management. I love traveling in Utah, so talk to me about your favorite Utah experience!


Wednesday May 18, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

2:30pm MDT

Afternoon Refreshment Break
Coffee, hot chocolate, and other beverages available.

Sponsored by BYU Lee Library (Gold Sponsor)


Wednesday May 18, 2022 2:30pm - 2:45pm MDT
Break Station East

4:30pm MDT

Antelope Island Excursion (optional)
Put on your walking shoes and explore Buffalo Point Trail, a 1.0-mile out-and-back trail with beautiful views of the Great Salt Lake. Visitors to Antelope Island State Park drive across the Antelope Island Causeway, leaving the bustle of the Wasatch Front for a refuge of rangelands floating on a desert sea. Antelope Island is home to free-ranging bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn (antelope), and many other desert animals.

Meet at the Conference Registration Desk at 4:30 if interested.

Entrance fee: $15 per vehicle up to 8 people
Davis County Causeway fee: $2


Wednesday May 18, 2022 4:30pm - 7:30pm MDT
Antelope Island Antelope Island Rd, Syracuse, UT 84075

4:30pm MDT

Clearfield Branch Library Excursion (optional)
Tour the Clearfield Branch Library, finished in 2021, the newest in the Davis County System, replacing the old North Branch Library, which was built in 1975. At just under 14,000 square feet, the branch offers service on two floors and features artwork by notable Utah artists. With high ceilings and a stunning staircase as the focal point, this branch serves as an anchor to the community and celebrates the closeness of Hill Air Force Base with design cues meant to celebrate flight.

Meet at the Conference Registration Desk at 4:30 if interested.


Wednesday May 18, 2022 4:30pm - 7:30pm MDT
Clearfield Branch Library 1 N Main St, Clearfield, UT 84015
 
Thursday, May 19
 

7:30am MDT

Early Morning Coffee Service
Coffee, hot chocolate, and other beverages available.

Sponsored by U of U Marriott Library (Silver Sponsor)


Thursday May 19, 2022 7:30am - 8:30am MDT
Sky Lobby

8:00am MDT

Assessment Roundtable (ASMTRT) Business Meeting
Speakers

Thursday May 19, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

8:00am MDT

Business Meeting Space for Roundtables
Thursday May 19, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

8:00am MDT

Library Instruction Roundtable (LIRT) Business Meeting
Meeting of the members of the Library Instruction Roundtable (LIRT), also open to anyone interested in learning more about the roundtable, talking about instruction, etc.

Thursday May 19, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

8:00am MDT

Outreach Roundtable (ORT) Business Meeting
Thursday May 19, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am MDT
Twilight 2

8:00am MDT

Silent Auction
Come join us for the annual ULA Silent Auction! Proceeds from the Silent Auction go directly into the ULA Scholarship Fund. Donations will be displayed in the Eclipse room beginning Thursday morning (5/19) and the auction will conclude that same day at 6:00pm, which is the end of the Social & Happy Hour. Bidding and purchasing will be done online at https://auctria.events/ULASilentAuction. See you there!

Thursday May 19, 2022 8:00am - 6:00pm MDT
Eclipse

8:30am MDT

President's Address & Keynote: Centering Diversity through Individual Awareness, Action and Advocacy
Librarianship is becoming more diverse, and so are the communities libraries serve. The call to center diversity is not a new one, though the call and heeding it is needed now more than ever before. So, how do you answer the call? What does centering diversity mean? Before centering diversity, how do you define it? How can it be manifested and embedded into your everyday work life? What are your responsibilities to move from awareness to action and advocacy? What are the best practices? In this keynote, Twanna will answer these questions and share her experiences.

Thanks to Utah State Library for the Uplift Grant that made this session possible!

Sponsored by U of U Eccles Health Sciences Library (Silver Sponsor) and Weber County Library System (Silver Sponsor)

Speakers



Thursday May 19, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MDT
Eclipse

10:00am MDT

Morning Refreshment Break
Pick up some coffee, hot chocolate, or another beverage at Break Station East or Eclipse, then visit with our vendors!

Sponsored by Park City Library (Copper Sponsor)


Thursday May 19, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
Eclipse; Break Station East

10:00am MDT

Career Center
Every year, Utah Library Association provides career services at the annual conference. This year, instead of at the vendor fair, you can find career services in their very own room - Twilight 1.

Get career advice and ask questions to seasoned professionals. Participate in a mock interview and learn interviewing strategies. Drop-ins are welcome; however, to ensure your spot, appointments are preferred. Sign up when you register for the conference or email Heidi Fendrick at hlfendrick@utah.gov.

Receive feedback about your resume. Bring your resume and see example resumes for inspiration.

Participate in a post-it note survey to gauge the state of library workers' mental health, how they are feeling about their careers, and library work in general. Stop back to see what others shared!

Stop in anytime at the Career Center. The Center may not have a volunteer at all times, please stop back another time or visit the Registration Desk if you have any questions.

Thursday May 19, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm MDT
Twilight 1 Davis Conference Center, 1651 N 700 W, Layton, UT 84041, USA

10:30am MDT

“You feel special when you get a library card”: Replicating Latinx Students' Public Library feelings in Academic Library Spaces
The goal of academic and public libraries is to support the community by contributing to life-long learning, access, and knowledge. However, the feelings produced by these institutions are dissimilar although both use similar practices to reach their communities. Researchers administered surveys and interviews to understand Latinx students’ perceptions of the academic library. Many of the questions inquired about their feelings towards public libraries as well as cultural affirmation wishes they wanted implemented in academic libraries. In our proposed presentation, we will share how Latinx students view public and academic libraries in relation to their culture and ethnicity.

Learning objectives:
Attendees will be inspired to examine how their own academic libraries support Latinx students. 
Attendees will develop ideas and practices for how to better recreate public library feelings within their academic libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Niki Fullmer

Niki Fullmer

Online Learning Librarian, Utah State University


Thursday May 19, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Meridian D & H

10:30am MDT

Defending Intellectual Freedom
This session will prepare librarians to be proactive in defending intellectual freedom. We will share resources that can be used when developing a collection development policy and responding to challenges. We will then review current trends in intellectual freedom by using scenarios to illustrate how all of these tools and resources can be used.

Learning objectives:
Participants will become familiar with resources and tools that they can use to defend intellectual freedom. 
Participants will learn about the importance of reporting challenges to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Speakers
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Katie Wegner

Summit County Library; Utah Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee Co-Chair
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Debbie Short

Utah Valley University Fulton Library; Utah Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee Co-Chair



Thursday May 19, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Meridian B

10:30am MDT

Evaluating library policies from the perspective of equity
Equity in our libraries is vital, but how do policies in our libraries contribute to, or inadvertently, undermine that objective. Come listen to our panel of librarians and library administrators candidly discuss what their libraries are doing in areas such as removing fines for overdue books, redacting names from CVs before they are seen by search committees, and reviewing employee handbooks to ensure policies and procedures are part of the solution and not the problem.

Learning objectives:
Identify tangible actions your library can take to support equity.
Understand the importance of building equity into policies and procedures.
View policies and procedures through an equity lens.

Speakers
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Jeff Belliston

Brigham Young University
avatar for Ernesto Hernandez

Ernesto Hernandez

Instruction Librarian, Weber State University
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Dan Broadbent

Brigham Young University
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Allison Spehar

Salt Lake City Public Library
DE

Deborah Ehrman

Salt Lake City Public Library
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Teresa Gomez

Brigham Young University


Thursday May 19, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Zephyr

10:30am MDT

How your library can REALLY make a difference in your community's health
This session will discuss how to partner with local health and community organizations to improve the health of your community members. The partnerships are especially centered on diverse underrepresented communities. We are particularly partnering with Latinx and Pacific Island partners among other groups and will also give participants an opportunity to create their own plan. Specific examples will be shared and an opportunity for participants to share their experience as well.

Learning objectives:
Participants will understand the value of partnering with community groups representing diverse populations
Participants will learn how to create effective, impactful and sustainable partnerships
Participants will have an opportunity to create a plan for a partnership in their own community

Speakers
avatar for Trish Hull

Trish Hull

Library Manager, Salt Lake County Library
Leadership, health literacy, CHIS, CTC, business reference, community engagement, outreach, minority engagement, STEM programming, makerspaces, new buildings, local politics, government, ULA, PLA, ALA, fiction, skiing, grandkids, soccer and travelling.
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Raquel Ruiz

Salt Lake County Library


Thursday May 19, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Stratus 7-9

10:30am MDT

Incorporating Inclusivity in Our Catalog
In early 2021, the University of Utah embarked on the journey to review and update harmful subject headings in their catalog, digital library metadata, and finding aids. This session will discuss the background of the project and where we are currently at in the process of changing harmful subject headings. 

Learning objectives:
Attendees will learn about the background of the movement towards more inclusive subject headings.
Attendees will learn which resources we relied on for identifying problematic headings.
Attendees will learn how the University of Utah has included campus groups in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lewis

Nicole Lewis

Digital Metadata Librarian, Brigham Young University
RW

Rachel Wittmann

Digital Curation Librarian, University of Utah



Thursday May 19, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

10:30am MDT

Comic Books, Coding, Cosplay, Crazes, and D&D: Making Libraries a Hub for the Inclusive Nerd Culture
In the 1980's, nerd = social suicide. In 2022, nerd = the place to be for inclusivity! Fandoms and other cultural trends bring people together in a nondiscriminatory way. Come learn how you can increase the diversity of your library through programming, MakerSpaces, and other nerd-based resources. As the Jedi librarian would say: "Attendance leads to knowledge, knowledge leads to action, action leads to inclusion!"

Learning objectives:
Short history of how the once marginalized "Nerd Culture" have now become one of the most inclusive communities in America.
Ideas on events, clubs, and activities - both large and small in scope - to help make the library a welcoming destination for people of all interests in the community.
A list of specific resources and books to build a foundational nerdy collection that can be used by all ages, abilities, and interests. Ways to discover what is popular with your patrons and more will be included.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall

Reference Librarian, Washington County Library System
Cosplayer and reformed sewing machine serial killer, Sarah's secret identity for the past twenty years has been a Teen and Reference Librarian at the Hurricane Branch of the Washington County Library System.  She has created, staffed, and been a guest at conventions, run book and... Read More →
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Gloria Larson

Washington County Library System



Thursday May 19, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Stratus 5 & 6

10:30am MDT

Vendor Hall
Meet a variety of vendors and learn about how their services may improve your library.

Vendors include: SirsiDynix, EBSCO, The King’s English Bookshop, Baker & Taylor, Utah Department of Commerce’s Division of Securities, Interpretive Graphics/Enviro Signs, Brodart, Utah Division of Archives and Records Service, Colibri, Patter Tales, Old Dominion University, Utah State Library, FamilySearch, Rainbow Book Company, Ingram, ByWater Solutions, Blackstone Library, Niche Academy, Emporia State University, Spacesaver Intermountain, Total Imaging, and more.

Thursday May 19, 2022 10:30am - 4:00pm MDT
Eclipse

11:30am MDT

How nurses evaluate consumer and scholarly health information: implications for information literacy
The amount of online health information is unprecedented and yet many patients rely on nurses to find, access, evaluate, and interpret this specialized and high-stakes information. The varying quality of health information especially exacerbates systemic discrepancies in health outcomes, and requires nurses to possess high-level information literacy skills. In this mixed-method study we captured evaluation criteria and processes used by nurses for consumer and scholarly health information. Our findings have implications for nursing education and nursing librarians, specifically information literacy instruction.

Learning objectives:
Employ mixed methods research to inform information literacy instruction
Discuss evaluation criteria used by healthcare professionals
Design information literacy instruction to address evidence-based needs

Speakers
avatar for Anne R. Diekema

Anne R. Diekema

Assoc. Professor/Dept. Chair, Southern Utah University
Anne Diekema is Department Chair of the Library & Information Science department at Southern Utah University's Sherratt Library. Anne teaches information literacy and library research skills and studies how to best prepare students for information problem solving in school, profession... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Patterson

Brandon Patterson

Technology Engagement Librarian, University of Utah
avatar for Betsy Hopkins

Betsy Hopkins

Nursing Librarian, Brigham Young University
Betsy Hopkins is the Nursing Librarian at Brigham Young University. She is interested in the use of metrics in research evaluation and preparing students to succeed in today's complex information environment.
avatar for Nena Schvaneveldt

Nena Schvaneveldt

University of Utah


Thursday May 19, 2022 11:30am - 11:50am MDT
Meridian B

11:30am MDT

Teaching an old dog new tricks: An informal apprentice model for mid/late-career librarians
Three mid-career librarians will share their experience implementing an informal apprentice model, as one librarian seeks to grow their skills in expert literature searching for systematic and scoping reviews. This collaboration encourages intellectual generosity and reciprocal learning, as both librarians give and receive peer review feedback on search strategies and the evidence synthesis process. An informal apprentice model can provide opportunities for professional fulfillment through social support.

Learning objectives:
As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to describe key insights from the literature regarding peer review and evaluation.
As a result of attending this session, participants will reflect on their own professional development where they’ve used a similar model or would like to do so.
As a result of attending this session, participants will discuss ways to implement similar informal apprentice opportunities within their libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Tallie Casucci

Tallie Casucci

University of Utah
LR

Lorelei Rutledge

University of Utah
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
AM

Alfred Mowdood

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



Thursday May 19, 2022 11:30am - 11:50am MDT
Stratus 5 & 6

11:30am MDT

Reference Interview in 2022
Short, quick recap of Reference Interview best practices and tactics for productive reference interactions in 2022.

Learning objectives:
How to listen actively and key questions to better understand a patron's needs before attempting to provide solutions.
How to easily introduce information about digital and physical resources into the interaction.
A renewed determination to dedicate time into becoming familiar with your library's databases.

Speakers

Thursday May 19, 2022 11:30am - 11:50am MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

11:30am MDT

(Mostly) Painless Redescription: Tips and Tricks for Successful Record Enhancement Projects
“Record enhancement” and “recataloging” are words that can strike fear into the most experienced technical services librarian’s heart. While such projects can seem daunting at first, they don’t have to remain that way. In this talk, a cataloger will describe how she planned and executed a redescription project focused on artist’ books and share guidance for how you, too, can be successful in this endeavor. Learn how to identify a project focus, set achievable goals, collaborate with non-catalogers, and more!

Learning objectives:
Identifying the scope and focus of recataloging projects
Finding non-cataloging collaborators for redescription projects
Setting achievable goals for recataloging projects

Speakers
avatar for Allison McCormack

Allison McCormack

Original Cataloger for Special Collections, University of Utah
Allie McCormack is the Original Cataloger for Special Collections at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library, where she works with a wide variety of materials including medieval manuscripts, 19th-century photography collections, and modern artists’ books. She holds an M.A. in... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2022 11:30am - 11:50am MDT
Zephyr

11:30am MDT

Hosting Open Access Journals on BYU's Institutional Repository
Presented by Ellen Amatangelo, Scholarly Communications Coordinator, Brigham Young University Library

Brigham Young University's institutional repository, ScholarsArchive, is currently home to over 40 Open Access scholarly journals run by faculty, students, and societies. This presentation will highlight some of the journals' features, explore how the library's Scholarly Communications team works with editors, discuss the requirements for having a journal housed in the repository, and examine readership statistics and discoverability.

Learning objectives:
Learn more about the process of managing online journals
Tips for working with journal editors

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Amatangelo

Ellen Amatangelo

Scholarly Communications Coordinator, Brigham Young University


Thursday May 19, 2022 11:30am - 11:50am MDT
Meridian C & G

11:30am MDT

A Shark & Unicorn Walk Into a Library: Tips & Tricks to Boost Staff Morale
A guide on understanding the importance of morale and why it's essential in the workplace. This session will help you identify low morale, provide practices to boost morale through positivity, quality interactions & directives, and opportunity for teamwork, and guidance on how to maintain morale long-term.

Learning objectives:
Identifying low morale & how that impacts staff/co-workers
Morale-boosting activities and behavior using fun, directed tasks, and opportunities for teamwork & development
How to maintain morale long-term

Speakers
avatar for Alli Bartus

Alli Bartus

Library Manager, Salt Lake County Library System
avatar for Kim Bryant Welch

Kim Bryant Welch

Salt Lake County Library System



Thursday May 19, 2022 11:30am - 12:20pm MDT
Meridian D & H

11:30am MDT

Dungeons and Dragons (Online) As a Learning and Socialization Tool
Dungeons and Dragons can be a useful tool for libraries to (sneakily) help teens learn various skills ranging from math, problem solving, and resource management to socialization, teamwork, and conflict resolution. With a changing library landscape making virtual programming more attractive, what tools are there to make this programming available when it isn’t possible to sit around a table at the branch?

Learning objectives:
How to use gaming to teach life skills.
How to use online resources to achieve #1 when in person programming is unavailable and/or impractical.
How to prioritize staff time in fulfilling these programming goals.

Speakers
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Mieke Nielson

Salt Lake County Library System--Sandy Library
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Stephanie Novak

Salt Lake County Library System--Granite Library
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Jackson Myrick

Salt Lake County Library System--Granite Library


Thursday May 19, 2022 11:30am - 12:20pm MDT
Stratus 7-9

12:00pm MDT

Creating a policy: the steps we took to suggest a policy for children in the workplace.
A taskforce was formed to suggest a policy for children in the workplace. This presentation will go through the steps that we took to discover what policies currently existed in our institution and in other institutions and methods we used to elicit feedback from the employees at our library.

Learning objectives:
Ways to solicit feedback from stakeholders.
How to evaluate feedback.
The importance of background research and how to use this research to formulate a policy.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee

Manuscript Collections Coordinator, Brigham Young University
avatar for Marissa Bischoff

Marissa Bischoff

Brigham Young University
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Sharolyn Swenson

Continuing Resources Catalog Librarian, Brigham Young University
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Cindy Ledingham

Brigham Young University



Thursday May 19, 2022 12:00pm - 12:20pm MDT
Stratus 5 & 6

12:00pm MDT

Showcase of Business Books on Diversity and Inclusion
We will be highlighting great business books on diversity and inclusion and share the target audience, possible uses, and helpful features. We will discuss the importance of recommended reading for patrons and qualities to look for in great business books on diversity and inclusion. We will raffle a few books! Come join us!

Learning objectives:
To introduce librarians to recommended books in the area of diversity and inclusion. 
To engage librarians in discussion of some great business books. 
To help librarians understand the importance of recommended reading and qualities to look for in great books

Speakers
avatar for Leticia Camacho

Leticia Camacho

Management & Accounting Librarian, Brigham Young University
I am the Management and Accounting Librarian at the BYU Harold B. Lee Library. I love being a librarian and working with business students and faculty. I also love the ULA annual conference because it provides an opportunity to interact and learn from dear colleagues from around... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Marchant

Maggie Marchant

Economics, Finance & Data Librarian, Brigham Young University
I am the Economics, Finance, and Data Librarian at Brigham Young University.  I started my current role in the fall of 2021 and love the opportunity to work with and help students and faculty.  I also love getting to work and constantly learn with great colleagues at BYU and throughout... Read More →



Thursday May 19, 2022 12:00pm - 12:20pm MDT
Meridian B

12:00pm MDT

Marketing Library Programs in Today's Digital Age
The days of marketing using billboards, flyers, and bookmarks, are gone. Learn how to manage, maintain, and take charge of your library's marketing in today’s digital age. The basics of marketing via E-Mail, Websites, and Social Media will be covered in this workshop. Those who attend will also learn basic techniques for measuring the effectiveness of their marketing message.

Learning objectives:
Teach the basics of marketing
Explore various digital venues for marketing library programs
Discuss the ways attendees are currently marketing their library programs and its effectiveness

Speakers
avatar for Lorie Womack

Lorie Womack

Reference Librarian, Washington Branch Library
I grew up in Northeastern Utah.  My earliest memories of books and libraries include checking out books from the bookmobile and school library.   I attended Southern Utah University and later completed a masters degree in library science from the University of North Texas.  It... Read More →
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Michelle Clements

St. George Branch Library



Thursday May 19, 2022 12:00pm - 12:20pm MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

12:00pm MDT

Scanning the Wall: Medium Format Capture of Oversized Cultural Heritage Items
During the Fall 2021 semester, the BYU Library’s Digital Imaging Lab was tasked with digitizing a mural within their building for preservation and access following FADGI guidelines prior to the mural being affected by impending renovations. This project led to research to develop a workflow for digitizing oversized cultural heritage items. This session presents the workflow development, workstation configuration, digitization process, post-process and delivery exploration, and problems encountered and resolved. Successful development of this process demonstrates the potential of this process and others like it have to further the capabilities of cultural heritage digitization solutions at institutions with limited resources.

Learning objectives:
Digitization workflow of oversized cultural heritage items.
The implications of implementing such a project/workflow.

Speakers
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Abby Beazer

Digital Initiatives Tech Specialist, Brigham Young University
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Brenna Cooper

Brigham Young University
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Isaac Harper

Brigham Young University



Thursday May 19, 2022 12:00pm - 12:20pm MDT
Zephyr

12:30pm MDT

Lunch & Diversity Book Club
Grab a lunch and eat outside on the patio.

Come discuss ULA's last Diversity Book Club pick "Me and White Supremacy." We will discuss the book in small groups using the circle way format outlined in the appendix. Please read the book if you plan to attend. Special tables will be arranged on the patio for the book club.

If the book club is full on Thursday, please return on Friday as we will have the book club again.

Sponsored by SirsiDynix (Gold Sponsor) and Orem Public Library (Bronze Sponsor)



Thursday May 19, 2022 12:30pm - 1:20pm MDT
Break Station East; Solstice Courtyard

1:30pm MDT

Caveat Emptor: Scan Quality of Elsevier’s Electronic Backfile PDF Collection
Electronic journal backfiles provide online access to PDFs of older articles and may substitute for a library’s corresponding print journal collection. The BYU Library evaluated the scan quality of articles from 1,546 Elsevier journals from their electronic backfile with an eye to deaccessioning the print collection. We analyzed over 32,000 pages in two rigorous, randomized studies from a collection of over 3.8 million articles. For those contemplating an electronic backfile purchase, or evaluating an existing electronic backfile, we will discuss our evaluation criteria, methodology, and results.

Learning objectives:
Attendees will understand how an electronic backfile was evaluated for PDF scan quality
Attendees will better understand the quality of an Elsevier journal backfile collection

Speakers
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Greg Nelson

Chemical & Life Sciences Librarian, Brigham Young University
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Paul Robbins

Brigham Young University


Thursday May 19, 2022 1:30pm - 1:50pm MDT
Meridian B

1:30pm MDT

Reaching Out to Diverse Student Populations : Collaborations and Programs at the Academic Library
Many libraries have been focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, and our academic library has made it the focus of collaborations with the Multicultural Inclusion Center. This session will discuss different ways academic libraries can support campus diversity efforts, and ways to provide inclusive experiences for students. Learn about this academic library's experiences with this collaboration and related programming, along with additional DEI ideas that have not been implemented yet.

Learning objectives:
Define and describe the various issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
Harness the power of diversity as a source for creativity, innovation, and productive collaboration.
Demonstrate professionalism by working inclusively and co-creating an environment where diverse perspectives are considered to collaboratively make progress toward common goals.

Speakers
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Dianne Aldrich

Dixie State University


Thursday May 19, 2022 1:30pm - 1:50pm MDT
Zephyr

1:30pm MDT

University Treasure - Collections of Secrets: How Utah State University Libraries Modernized the University Archives
Starting in 2018, Utah State University Libraries undertook a largescale cataloging project to modernize the University Archives. Before 2018 the University Archives was largely inaccessible to patrons with only 2% of collections having online finding aids and no existing electronic shelf list inventory. Using a workflow-driven approach, a team of catalogers, archivists, and student technicians embarked on a four-phase journey to inventory over 21,000 items, create EAD finding aids and MARC catalog records for over 2700 unique collections, and ingesting all collections into the Library’s newly implemented archival management system. Presenters will discuss the process developed, tools used, and outcomes of the project.

Learning objectives:
Participants will learn tools and team-based strategies for working on complex cataloging projects. 
Participants will learn project management strategies for tracking long-term cataloging projects. 

Speakers
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Paul Daybell

Special Collections Cataloging Assistant, Utah State University
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Becky Skeen

Special Collections Cataloging Librarian, Utah State University
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Liz Woolcott

Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University
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Kelly Rovegno

Utah State University
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Healther Housley

Utah State University
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Quinn Gerber

Utah State University



Thursday May 19, 2022 1:30pm - 1:50pm MDT
Stratus 5 & 6

1:30pm MDT

Beyond the Homework Gap: Libraries and Technological Equity
The Salt Lake Community College libraries begin providing wireless hotspots for student check out in 2017. As some of the earliest adopters of lending this technology in the state, the experience of SLCC library staff can provide insight into the benefits and potential pitfalls of such technology lending programs and how those lending programs can help diverse students succeed in higher education.

Learning objectives:
How technology lending programs aid diverse students
Things to consider when developing technology lending programs

Speakers
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Zack Allred

Salt Lake Community College
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Lizanell (Liza) Boman

Specialist III, Salt Lake Community College
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Jeff Ouellette

Reference Specialist II, Salt Lake Community College



Thursday May 19, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

1:30pm MDT

The power of equity, diversity, and inclusion as a foundation for a successful library community
In this session, we will share insights from our efforts towards increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in our academic library, resulting in a hiring search for an Outreach Librarian with an EDI focus. We will discuss the practices that gave momentum to these efforts, and resulting strategies for ensuring a diverse pool of candidates, as well as an inclusive environment once the new librarian arrives. We will share best practices informed by our work in Professional Learning Communities, the ACRL Diversity Alliance, Web Design, and our institution’s Chief Diversity Officer to take back to your own library communities.

Learning objectives:
Harness the power of equity and diversity as a foundation for a creative, productive, and collaborative library community
Recognize and reflect on best recruitment, hiring, and retention practices from experts in the field of equity, diversity, and inclusion
Implement the shared strategies in their own places of work

Speakers
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Anne R. Diekema

Assoc. Professor/Dept. Chair, Southern Utah University
Anne Diekema is Department Chair of the Library & Information Science department at Southern Utah University's Sherratt Library. Anne teaches information literacy and library research skills and studies how to best prepare students for information problem solving in school, profession... Read More →
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Caitlin Gerrity

Assoc. Professor/Library Media Director, Southern Utah University
Caitlin Gerrity is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the School Library Media Endorsement Program at Southern Utah University. She teaches college-level information literacy skills and prepares teacher librarians for the State of Utah and beyond.
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Christopher Clark

Southern Utah University
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Katharine Frazier

Southern Utah University


Thursday May 19, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Stratus 7-9

1:30pm MDT

Fun and Interactive Elements of Storytime
Come learn fun and easy new flannels, rhymes and songs to incorporate into your storytime to make it a fresh engaging experience for your families and kiddos and you get to have fun too!

Learning objectives:
Participants will learn about using flannels in storytime from how to make flannels to sampling the different kinds of flannel activities, such as counting, colors, animal identification, stories and attention grabbers, etc. Flannels make stories real, interactive and super fun while building memory, creativity, math and literacy skills. 
Participants will learn and practice singing fun and simple songs to use in storytime on a regular basis. 
Singing is important for brain development. Participants will learn and practice new and favorite songs for storytime.

Speakers
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Tami Austin

Senior Librarian, Salt Lake County Library
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Rachel Goodman

Salt Lake County Library System
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Carrie Kelley

Salt Lake County Library System



Thursday May 19, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Meridian D & H

1:30pm MDT

Promoting Authentic Diverse Voices in Teen and Children's Books
We as librarians know how important it is to showcase books that promote empathy and inclusion, but how do we know which books accurately depict the cultures they are representing? While there is no perfect way to know if a book is sensitive and accurate, there are good resources to help us sift through books for children and teens and pick the ones that will help young members of minority groups feel seen while also teaching young people outside of those minority groups to better understand and empathize with what their peers experience. 

Learning objectives:
Participants will learn how to use good resources to select young adult & children's books that accurately depict diverse cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, etc. 

Speakers
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Melanie Dew

Salt Lake County Library System--Whitmore Library



Thursday May 19, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Meridian C & G

2:00pm MDT

Sources for citations: Creating in-depth citation assistants for APA and MLA
Students have a notoriously difficult time citing sources. Citation generators are prone to user error, and online guides and tools are often text-heavy or difficult to navigate -- while few, if any, help users locate the data required for a complete citation. Originally shared at ALA Annual in 2017 and used over 3,500 times, the APA Assistant now addresses common problems including locating necessary information and setting a hanging indent. Given the success of the APA Assistant, this year we also introduced the new MLA Assistant! See how these tools were designed and share them with your students. 

Learning objectives:
Attendees will recognize the applications for the APA and MLA Assistant citation tools.
Attendees will be able to describe the value and use of the APA and MLA Assistant citation tools with students and other potential users.
Attendees will be able to share access to the APA and MLA Assistant citation tools, including embedding them in LibGuides.

You can access the resources described in the presentation at https://libguides.weber.edu/kispert/ula2022 -- including the presentation slides, links to the APA and MLA Assistants, embed codes for same, and captioned videos of the "How To" portion of the presentation. 

Speakers
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Miranda Kispert

Science Librarian, Weber State University



Thursday May 19, 2022 2:00pm - 2:20pm MDT
Zephyr

2:00pm MDT

Documenting Ourselves: Writing Procedural Manuals
Clear written communication is often a requirement in library work, but we are so busy working that writing procedural documentation seems like an afterthought. Good documentation can save us time, effort, and help us to be better colleagues. Learn how to get started in this session.

Learning objectives:
Why procedure/process documentation is important
How to get started documenting your work
Strategies/Tools for organizing & sharing documentation

Speakers
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Teresa Hebron

Interim Program Director; Digital Metadata Librarian, University of Utah; Mountain West Digital Library



Thursday May 19, 2022 2:00pm - 2:20pm MDT
Meridian B

2:30pm MDT

Afternoon Refreshment Break
Pick up some coffee, hot chocolate, or another beverage at Break Station East or Eclipse, then visit with our vendors!

Sponsored by Uintah Basin Libraries Consortium (Copper Sponsor)


Thursday May 19, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
Eclipse; Break Station East

3:00pm MDT

Copyright Basics
This session will review basic concepts of copyright, particularly in libraries. It will include concepts such as what makes something copyrightable, fair use, duration of copyright, evaluation of rights, licenses and limitations, etc. Our recent survey indicated that there was a large segment of our membership that continue to want copyright basics instruction, either as someone who has not had it before or as a refresher. 

Learning objectives:
To learn/refresh on copyright basics 
To be more comfortable in the handling of copyright questions from patrons
To understand how to make copyright decisions

Speakers
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Ellen Amatangelo

Scholarly Communications Coordinator, Brigham Young University
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Shawn Steidinger

Assistant Librarian for Clinical Services, University of Utah
Ask me about medical/clinical/hospital/academic librarianship, AHIP, Health Information Literacy, and even art librarianship!
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David Pixton

Brigham Young University
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Becky Loveridge

Cataloging and Digital Metadata Manager, FamilySearch
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Benjamin Whisenant

Copyright Education Roundtable



Thursday May 19, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Stratus 7-9

3:00pm MDT

BIPOC Only: For Us By Us: Centering Ourselves in the Profession
Keynote speaker Twanna Hodge will facilitate a ‘for us by us’ session for ULA BIPOC membership. This session will focus on, but not be limited to, ULA BIPOC membership feedback given prior to this session and how to center the needs of BIPOC library workers. (BIPOC is an acronym for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.)

BIPOC attendees are encouraged to fill out this survey prior to attending if they wish. Results will be shared with Twanna Hodge to help shape the session.

Thanks to Utah State Library for the Uplift Grant that made this session possible!

Sponsored by USU Libraries (Silver Sponsor)

Speakers


Thursday May 19, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Meridian D & H

3:00pm MDT

The Library is Open!
The Summit County Library received LSTA grant funding to start a pilot program that gives registered patrons extended access to its Coalville Branch when staff are not on-site. Through this program, patrons in the Coalville area have an additional 22 hours a week to be in the library space when it may be more convenient for them. This presentation will highlight how the program was started, challenges faced, and lessons learned during the first 10 months.

Learning objectives:
New possibilities for extending library service hours

Speakers
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Dan Compton

Director, Summit County Library


Thursday May 19, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Zephyr

3:00pm MDT

Using Entrepreneurship Principles to Guide Library Innovation
When Donna Cardon became director of Highland City Library, her son, Benjamin, was starting the BYU School of Business Entrepreneurship program. As Donna began to navigate her new responsibilities, she found that she could apply a lot of the principles and techniques her son was learning at school to her own efforts to be innovative as a library director. In this class Donna and Benjamin will share some of the basic principles entrepreneurs use to generate and execute innovative ideas and how these principles can be applied to library leadership.

Learning objectives:
Learn how to generate innovative ideas in your library.
Learn how to use measurement and statistics to predict innovation success.
Practice idea generating exercises you can use with staff or your board. 

Speakers
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Donna Cardon

Highland City Library Director, Highland City Library
I have been the director of the Highland City Library since 2018.  Before that I was a children's librarian at Provo City Library since 2021.  I have served on various round tables for ULA in the past including youth services and multi-cultural services.
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Benjamin Cardon

Brigham Young University



Thursday May 19, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

3:00pm MDT

Ethnographic Comics: Stigma, Substance Use Disorders, and Harm Reduction
Stigma about people who have a substance use disorder is one of the largest barriers to recovery. One way to reduce stigma is to tell true stories of substance use disorder and recovery, to help people understand that substance use disorder is not a moral failure, but a disease that requires treatment. Comics are an excellent medium for this work, because they require reader engagement in a way that text alone cannot do. I am creating ethnographic comics with people who have journeyed through substance use disorder and recovery to bring these stories to a larger audience. My presentation will review the project and share the power of comics to address stigma. 

Learning objectives:
Audience will learn about issues of stigma surrounding substance use disorder and harm reduction.
Audience will learn about the power of combining images and text to create a connection.
Audience will hear stories from rural Utah of substance use disorders and recovery.

Speakers
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Katie Zaman

Utah State University


Thursday May 19, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Meridian C & G

3:00pm MDT

What Do YOU Think? Passive Programming for Children and Teens
All kinds of ideas to get kids and teens in the library and entice them to stick around for a little while--interactive displays, movie "binge bundles", fan quizzes, self-directed craft stations and more! Attendees will be encouraged to brainstorm and exchange ideas.

Learning objectives:
Fresh passive program ideas for kids and teens
What passive programming can do for your library
Suggestions how to incorporate more diverse and inclusive titles into passive programming

Speakers
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Kirsten Nilsson

Children's Librarian, Summit County Library
As the Youth Services Librarian for the Summit County Library system, I am passionate about helping all children and teens, from all different backgrounds and experiences find themselves in the library.
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Erin Warnick

American Fork Library


Thursday May 19, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Meridian B

4:00pm MDT

Author Keynote and Q&A: "Mending the Circle"
Libraries can change lives. Can save lives. Can mend the circle. Sometimes they are the only place where a reader can see themselves or be seen by others in a world that often overlooks them. I want to empower you to create spaces that can mend the circle. So all children feel part of the whole.

Book signing to follow during Social and Happy Hour in Eclipse room.

Sponsored by Provo City Library (Silver Sponsor)

Speakers



Thursday May 19, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Eclipse

5:00pm MDT

Social, Happy Hour, and Book Signing with Carole Lindstrom
See old friends and meet new ones at the annual social. Network or lay low while we mingle, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and enter an opportunity drawing for exciting prizes!

Meet Carole Lindstrom and have your book signed! Kings English will be selling copies of her book for purchase at the social.

Get your competitive side out and bid on silent auction items. Proceeds benefit ULA's scholarship fund. Create an online account to bid. The auction will end at 6:00pm sharp!

Sponsored by Wasatch County Library (Bronze Sponsor)


Thursday May 19, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Eclipse
 
Friday, May 20
 

8:30am MDT

Awards Ceremony & Keynote: Empowerment, Leadership & Diversity
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.

Sponsored by UVU Fulton Library (Silver Sponsor)

Speakers



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

10:00am MDT

Morning Refreshment Break
Pick up some coffee, hot chocolate, or another beverage at Break Station East or Eclipse, then visit with our vendors!

Sponsored by EBSCO (Gold Sponsor)


Friday May 20, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
Eclipse; Break Station East

10:00am MDT

Career Center
Every year, Utah Library Association provides career services at the annual conference. This year, instead of at the vendor fair, you can find career services in their very own room - Twilight 1.

Get career advice and ask questions to seasoned professionals. Participate in a mock interview and learn interviewing strategies. Drop-ins are welcome; however, to ensure your spot, appointments are preferred. Sign up when you register for the conference or email Heidi Fendrick at hlfendrick@utah.gov.

Receive feedback about your resume. Bring your resume and see example resumes for inspiration.

Participate in a post-it note survey to gauge the state of library workers' mental health, how they are feeling about their careers, and library work in general. Stop back to see what others shared!

Stop in anytime at the Career Center. The Center may not have a volunteer at all times, please stop back another time or visit the Registration Desk if you have any questions.

Friday May 20, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm MDT
Twilight 1 Davis Conference Center, 1651 N 700 W, Layton, UT 84041, USA

10:30am MDT

Shifting the College Research Paradigm: Approaching Research with Intellectual Humility
Before attending library instruction sessions, first-year writing students complete a series of online lessons. These lessons prepare students for in-person information literacy instruction and a hands-on research experience. A new set of online learning modules focuses not only on traditional library instruction--topic development, research and reading strategies, search tools--but the mindset with which students approach their research. The first module invites students to experience intellectual humility--the idea that they do not know everything about a subject and that seeking for and respecting diverse views offers opportunities to learn. Students learn to view research as exploration, to see information in the context of a conversation with a variety of voices, and to focus on research for the sake of learning. This presentation will discuss the development of the learning module as well as assessments of student learning outcomes.

Learning objectives:
Research as exploration
Information is situated in conversations
Research requires intellectual humility

Speakers
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Matt Armstrong

Experiential Studio and Online Learning Supervisor, Brigham Young University
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Leanna Balci

Brigham Young University
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Brandon Merrill

Brigham Young University
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Annie Brown

Brigham Young University


Friday May 20, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Meridian C & G

10:30am MDT

FamilySearch Digital Library: Something for Everyone
Over 500,000 free digital genealogy books, family histories, maps, yearbooks, and more are available on the FamilySearch Digital Library. Learn how the FamilySearch Digital Library is unifying published genealogy collections from around the globe and the site that makes these resources accessible to your customers. You can be a contributor to the growth of this digital genealogy library! Learn how individuals and institutions, can benefit from having their genealogy books scanned for FREE

Learning objectives:
Attendees will be able to identify where the 1950 census can be reached and some history.
Attendees will have an understanding of digital book collection found on FamilySearch Digital Library and how they can contribute/benefit.
Attendees will learn the layout of the new interface design. 

Speakers
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Cherie Bush

FamilySearch
Booth(s)-221, 223, 225, 227, 320, 322, 324, 326 Provider of tools and resources for records preservation and online access.
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Becky Loveridge

Cataloging and Digital Metadata Manager, FamilySearch


Friday May 20, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Meridian D & H

10:30am MDT

The Library E-Book Wars and State Legislation
E-books are an essential and popular part of library collections that greatly enhance accessibility to books for patrons. Publishers, however, have used their control of e-book licenses to limit library access. Outrage combined with the pandemic put a damper on Macmillan’s library e-book embargo in March 2020. At least one state has passed legislation requiring publishers to offer e-books for sale to public libraries “on reasonable terms.” Is this strategy legal? Should Utah consider it? This session will discuss the e-book wars and legal methods of ensuring equitable access to e-books for libraries. 

Learning objectives:
  • Understand the legal environment surrounding e-book purchases stemming from copyright and contract law.
  • Understand the limitations and opportunities of state attempts to regulate the library e-book industry. 
  • Discuss methods for ensuring equitable access to e-books for libraries.

Speakers
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Annalee Hickman Pierson

Head of Reference and Faculty Services, Brigham Young University Law Library
Annalee Hickman Pierson joined the law library faculty in 2016 after completing a J.D. at Brigham Young University. As Head of Reference and Faculty Services, she oversees legal reference and faculty services, provides faculty research assistance and support, and writes scholarship... Read More →
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Iantha Haight

Research Librarian, Brigham Young University Law Library



Friday May 20, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Stratus 5 & 6

10:30am MDT

ULA 101 for Members
Don't know about what roundtables and sections the Utah Library Association has to offer? Don't know how to get involved? Not sure how to use ULA's membership portal? We will try to address these and other burning questions you have about your ULA membership in this session led by one of ULA's past-presidents. 

Learning objectives:
Help participants better understand their opportunities in ULA.
Allow participants to have the opportunity to ask other membership questions not addressed in the planned presentation.
Help improve participant's experiences and networking in ULA.

Speakers
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Daniel Mauchley

Library Director, Duchesne County Library; Utah Library Association
ULA Past President 2021-2022



Friday May 20, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Zephyr

10:30am MDT

How (and how not) to move a library
Over the last 10 years, the Davis County Library has moved existing collections, staff and patrons from old decaying buildings into brand new or substantially remodeled ones. In this program, we will address prepping your collections, staff and patrons for the move to a new building; the logistics of actually moving collections from one building to another; and, ways to cope when things don’t go according to plan. 

Learning objectives:
Program participants will learn some key strategies on how to prepare for moving from an old library building into a new or substantially remodeled one.
Program participants will learn the basics of creating a moving plan for moving an entire branch library collection in only 1-2 days, using only library staff.
Program participants will learn some coping mechanisms and strategies for dealing with unexpected outcomes before, during and after the move.

Speakers
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Malayna Paskett

Davis County Library
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Matt Goff

Davis County Library
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Jon Sears

Davis County Library



Friday May 20, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Stratus 7-9

10:30am MDT

Reader's Advisory: Booktalks
Are you ever caught off guard when patrons want suggestions for a book? Learn best practices for suggesting books to patrons spontaneously, how to conduct a reader’s advisory interview, and how to read a book in five minutes. Also learn how to prepare booktalks in advance for presentations and outreach events. Become versed in incorporating appeal factors, descriptions, blurbs, brief excerpts, and comparisons to excite your audience about different titles.

Learning objectives:
Conference attendees will be able to implement the strategies from this presentation in their own reader’s advisory interviews and outreach presentations.


Speakers
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Elizabeth Weaver

Salt Lake County Library
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Holly Whistler

Salt Lake County Library



Friday May 20, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Twilight 2

10:30am MDT

3D Scanning: Why and How
We all know the benefits of digitizing the written word, but don't often give thought to how it would benefit our patrons to digitize objects. Come learn about the different options for 3D scanning your collections or patron possessions. We'll talk about the types of learning, preservation, and improved accessibility it fosters. Small-scale needs will be covered as well as large-scale options like the BYU library's open-source and homegrown sphere of cameras.

Learning objectives:
The purpose of 3D scanning
The mechanics of 3D scanning
Which options are best for each member's specific library

Speakers
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Jed Johnston

Innovation Lab Manager, Brigham Young University


Friday May 20, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Meridian B

10:30am MDT

40 Diverse Books in 50 Minutes: Book Joy for Children 0-14
Books are our happy place--and they’re also mirrors to reflect our identities and windows to allow us to look outward into the lives of others. In this session, we’ll share the joy of reading as we talk about our favorite new diverse books for readers 0-14. Our fun, fast-paced session concludes with a prize drawing!

Learning objectives:
Participants will improve their reader's advisory skills by learning about new books featuring diverse protagonists.
Participants will learn about the value of sharing diverse books with children.
We will highlight new books participants can use in storytimes, book clubs, and reading engagement programming.

Speakers
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Heather Novotny

Librarian, The McGillis School
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Lisa Grant

Salt Lake City Public Library
The City Library - Main Branch
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DaNae Leu

School Librarian, Davis County School District



Friday May 20, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

10:30am MDT

Vendor Hall
Meet a variety of vendors and learn about how their services may improve your library.

Vendors include: SirsiDynix, EBSCO, The King’s English Bookshop, Baker & Taylor, Utah Department of Commerce’s Division of Securities, Interpretive Graphics/Enviro Signs, Brodart, Utah Division of Archives and Records Service, Colibri, Patter Tales, Old Dominion University, Utah State Library, FamilySearch, Rainbow Book Company, Ingram, ByWater Solutions, Blackstone Library, Niche Academy, Emporia State University, Spacesaver Intermountain, Total Imaging, and more.

Friday May 20, 2022 10:30am - 2:00pm MDT
Eclipse

11:30am MDT

Building a Diverse Portfolio of OER Services
Learn about Weber State University Stewart Library’s initiatives to raise awareness and usage of open educational resources (OER) on campus through incentives, a syllabus review service, surveys, workshops, and an award. This session will include a discussion on how to scale OER work, initiatives using HEERF funding to increase knowledge about OERs and how to sustainably scale OER projects on campus, and discussion of national OER training available for instructors and librarians.

Learning objectives:
  • Learn about the development of OER services offered at Weber State University 
  • Identify possible initiatives that you could implement at your library or campus
  • Learn about Open Educational Resources and how they can reflect a richer diversity of examples and content

Speakers
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Andrew Stapley

Weber State University
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Justin Kani

Business and Economics Librarian, Weber State University
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Diana Meiser

Engineering, Applied Science & Technology Librarian, Weber State University
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Misty Allen

Resource Sharing Services Manager, Weber State University



Friday May 20, 2022 11:30am - 11:50am MDT
Twilight 2

11:30am MDT

Covid Keepers: Maintaining strategies for morale, productivity, and stress reduction during and after a pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic was a significant disruption to work life and it became clear that different approaches were needed to address issues of morale, productivity, and the high levels of stress. Our library implemented simple strategies including weekly All Staff Meetings, the use of Teams as the communication channel, and the introduction of virtual wellness challenges. As the pandemic continued, new methods were employed including a 4-question survey to invite more feedback. As we make note of successful methods, we will continue those strategies now and after the pandemic as mechanisms to maintain high morale, improve communication, and reduce stress.

Learning objectives:
Learn about successful strategies for connecting with employees at a distance
Motivate others to document their own experiences to improve available research on managing libraries during a pandemic (or stressful world event, or disaster management, etc.)
Incorporate successful strategies into your library to maintain high morale, improve communication, and reduce stress

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Soehner

Catherine Soehner

Associate Dean, University of Utah
My main area of research is organizational change and incorporating best practices from psychology, business, negotiation, and change management. I love traveling in Utah, so talk to me about your favorite Utah experience!
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Carmin Smoot

Digital Publishing Coordinator, University of Utah
HG

Heidi Greenberg

University of Utah


Friday May 20, 2022 11:30am - 11:50am MDT
Zephyr

11:30am MDT

Forging Partnerships for Utah Health Literacy
Formed by a group of state-based health information practitioners, the Utah Health Literacy Coalition conducted a facilitated workshop last year to develop a path toward a plan to address health literacy needs in the state. Among other things, participants agreed that a solid structure and strategic plan will help the coalition with objectives, especially those concerning training of library staff in health information skills. Join coalition members for a two-way conversation that will cover the topic of health literacy, why library patrons need it, the results of the workshop and the future of health literacy in the state. 

Learning objectives:
Participants will learn the results of a facilitated discussion conducted by the Utah Health Literacy Coalition.
Participants will engage in an open discussion about health literacy needs in Utah and the role of libraries in addressing them.

Speakers
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Trish Hull

Library Manager, Salt Lake County Library
Leadership, health literacy, CHIS, CTC, business reference, community engagement, outreach, minority engagement, STEM programming, makerspaces, new buildings, local politics, government, ULA, PLA, ALA, fiction, skiing, grandkids, soccer and travelling.
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George Strawley

Community Engagement Coordinator, University of Utah; Network of the National Library of Medicine
I represent the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, part of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. My organization has funding for consumer health information programs delivered through public libraries. Please see me at the NNLM exhibit table or come to my lightning... Read More →
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Lee Whiting

Manager, Salt Lake County Library
Member of the Utah Health Literacy Coalition.  Interested in supporting CHIS Training.  Interested in topics of business librarianship and supporting small buisness/ entrepreneurial activities in public library settings.



Friday May 20, 2022 11:30am - 12:20pm MDT
Meridian B

11:30am MDT

The State of Federal Government Information in Utah
This program will discuss the current status of federal government information access in Utah. It will provide an update on the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in Utah, including recent developments at regional depositories. It will also explore federal data resources (Data.gov, Data.census.gov), 2020 census data releases, and emerging strategic data initiatives. The program will provide a space for networking and conversation about government information resources. 

Learning objectives:
Attendees will understand where they can access government information resources in Utah libraries
Attendees will obtain a working knowledge of U.S. data resources and available tutorials
Attendees will share their knowledge and questions with a network of government information professionals in Utah

Speakers
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W. Shane Wallace

University of Utah
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Jen Kirk

Government Information Librarian, Utah State University
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Mallory Bateman

University of Utah


Friday May 20, 2022 11:30am - 12:20pm MDT
Stratus 7-9

11:30am MDT

ULA's Paraprofessional Certificate Program -- What's in it for you?
This session will discuss the benefits of continuing education for paraprofessionals and the benefits of ULA's newly revised program. The history and contributions of paraprofessional library workers will be discussed and the new program guidelines reviewed. Benefits of participation will be shared by a library director and a past program participant. A Q&A will end the session.

Learning objectives:
An understanding of how the ULA Paraprofessional Certificate Program works.
Administrators will gain insights into how encouraging participation in the program can help their staff and their library.
Learning about the benefits of the program from a recent participant.

Speakers
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Julie Heckert

Associate Librarian, Digital Services, Orem Public Library
I've been a librarian at Orem Public Library for 28 years. In the past six months I've transitioned to a digital services position (cataloging and digital resource management) and completed my MLIS. I love books, reading, cooking, hiking, traveling with my hubby and playing with my... Read More →



Friday May 20, 2022 11:30am - 12:20pm MDT
Meridian C & G

11:30am MDT

What's Happening at the State Library (And What We Can Do For You!)
This session will give an overview of the various resources and services made available by the Utah State Library. From interlibrary loan, to large print deposit collections, and checking out media equipment, we have life changing services that you won't want to miss out on!

Learning objectives:
Participants will be able to navigate the resources that the State Library has to offer.
Library staff will be familiar with how to effectively market these tools and services to their patrons.

Speakers
ME

Marie Erickson

Library Resources Program Manager, Utah State Library
SP

Sarah Pitkin

Librarian, Utah State Library
DC

Darci Card

Utah State Library
HJ

Hannah Jones

Utah State Library
FF

Faye Fischer

Utah State Library
HF

Heidi Fendrick

Utah State Library
AL

Alan Ly

Utah State Library
RC

Rachel Cook

Utah State Library
KL

Karen Liu

Utah State Library
RL

Rachel Lenahan

Utah State Library


Friday May 20, 2022 11:30am - 12:20pm MDT
Stratus 5 & 6

11:30am MDT

Kid-Lit Confidential: Discretion Advised
A tell-all look at Children's Literature "behind the scenes"--controversy, scandal, secrets, anecdotes, trivia and gossip. Everything you may not know about beloved children's authors and the enchantment behind the children's book business.

Learning objectives:
A richer, more in-depth, understanding of the history of children's literature.
More confidence making children's book recommendations.
More thoughtful insights into the children's books--censorship, racism, and the necessity of diverse stories.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Nilsson

Kirsten Nilsson

Children's Librarian, Summit County Library
As the Youth Services Librarian for the Summit County Library system, I am passionate about helping all children and teens, from all different backgrounds and experiences find themselves in the library.


Friday May 20, 2022 11:30am - 12:20pm MDT
Meridian D & H

12:00pm MDT

Investigation of Tenured and Tenure-Track Academic Librarians’ Service Loads at Public Association of Research Libraries’ (ARL) Institutions.
Even though service is important in faculty work life, it is understudied compared to teaching and research responsibilities (Neumann & Terosky, 2007). This is especially true among library faculty, who often have service as a component of retention, promotion, and tenure guidelines. This session describes the results of a recent study to determine whether tenured and tenure-track librarians in public academic research libraries feel satisfied with their service roles and responsibilities. This research explores librarians’ perceptions of their service load(s) and whether they feel it is allocated fairly.

Learning objectives:
As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to explain factors that affect tenured and tenure-track librarians’ strategies for managing their service loads.
As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to describe what literature in higher education says about factors that affect service engagement.
As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to reflect on how their choices around service are similar to and different from the study participants

Speakers
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Tallie Casucci

University of Utah
LR

Lorelei Rutledge

University of Utah
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Savannah Kelly

University of Mississippi



Friday May 20, 2022 12:00pm - 12:20pm MDT
Zephyr

12:00pm MDT

Helping Immigrants Develop Library Skills
This workshop is designed to assist public librarians develop programs to teach basic library skills to immigrants. Learn how to help patrons to prepare to take the U.S. Citizenship test, use the Dewey Decimal System, and learn English. This offering will also teach attendees how to aide immigrants find community resources they may need.

Learning objectives:
Assist librarians to develop programs to assist immigrants
Identify community resources that will assist immigrants
Teach librarians how to assist immigrants in finding the information they need

Speakers
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Lorie Womack

Reference Librarian, Washington Branch Library
I grew up in Northeastern Utah.  My earliest memories of books and libraries include checking out books from the bookmobile and school library.   I attended Southern Utah University and later completed a masters degree in library science from the University of North Texas.  It... Read More →



Friday May 20, 2022 12:00pm - 12:20pm MDT
Twilight 2

12:00pm MDT

Avoiding a 'Level of Discontent' in Finding Aids: An Analysis of User Engagement Across EAD Levels
USU Libraries Cataloging and Metadata Services unit investigated the discoverability of local Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids. The research team put two versions of the same finding aid online with one described at the file (box or folder) level and the other described at the item level. Over a year later the team pulled the analytics for each guide and assessed the descriptive level most frequently accessed as well as the search terms patrons utilized and where they were found in finding aid tags. Presenters will discuss the methodology of the project and research outcomes. 

Learning objectives:
Participants will learn about user search behavior in an academic library setting. 
Participants will learn research methods for assessing user search behavior in EAD finding aids.

Speakers
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Andrea Payant

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Utah State University
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Anna-Maria Amljots

Utah State University
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Paul Daybell

Special Collections Cataloging Assistant, Utah State University
avatar for Becky Skeen

Becky Skeen

Special Collections Cataloging Librarian, Utah State University
avatar for Liz Woolcott

Liz Woolcott

Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University



Friday May 20, 2022 12:00pm - 12:20pm MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

12:30pm MDT

Lunch & Diversity Book Club
Grab a lunch and eat outside on the patio or in Eclipse for the book club.

Come discuss ULA's last Diversity Book Club pick "Me and White Supremacy." We will discuss the book in small groups using the circle way format outlined in the appendix. Please read the book if you plan to attend. 

If the book club is full on Thursday, please return on Friday as we will have the book club again.


Friday May 20, 2022 12:30pm - 1:20pm MDT
Eclipse

1:30pm MDT

Intellectual Freedom First Responders 101 - Handling the first contact for Reconsiderations and Complaints
Quick training on best practices to handle that first connection with a patron or staff with complaints or challenges. Focus on listening to the patron while setting aside your own biases, asking key questions to get the relevant info you will need for a proper response, and what to do next.

Learning objectives:
Understanding what the difference between a complaint and a reconsideration request
Essential questions to ask to gain trust with the individual while obtaining what you need to properly respond
Knowing when to ask for time before responding and when to offer the reconsideration form

Speakers
avatar for David Bird

David Bird

RASRT Chair, Salt Lake County Library
Library ManagerRuth Vine Tyler Library, Salt Lake County Library Services



Friday May 20, 2022 1:30pm - 1:50pm MDT
Twilight 2

1:30pm MDT

The Value of Seed Libraries: Hosting a Seed Library at your Public Library 
This session will include a presentation on the nuts and bolts of hosting a free seed library at your public library based on the recent popularity of a free seed library at the Kearns Library and what was learned. It will also include a discussion of the value of a seed library as an ongoing program in terms of what it offers patrons well beyond the seeds . 

Learning objectives:
How to create, maintain and promote a seed library at your public library.
The value that a seed library delivers in terms of cost and patron impact. 
How to work with community partners (including patron donations) to increase the quality of your seed library.

Speakers
CB

Christopher Bray

Salt Lake County Library


Friday May 20, 2022 1:30pm - 1:50pm MDT
Zephyr

1:30pm MDT

Ask a Copyright Expert
Our panel of experts, Allyson Mower, Peter Midgley, and Sally Linford with each discuss a current issue relevant to copyright law in libraries followed by addressing, as a panel, several pre-submitted questions from conference attendees. Finally, we will leave a few minutes at the end to field additional questions from session attendees.
Allyson Mower (as in power) is the author of “Copyright Policies & Workflows in Libraries” and the librarian for scholarly communication & copyright at the University of Utah Marriott Library. She studies authorship, reading, and publishing in addition to current practices of copyright in libraries. She developed the Utah Reading Census which is coming out in June and is working on a book about scholarly communication services in libraries.
Peter M. Midgley is the Director of the Intellectual Property Office of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Previously, Mr. Midgley served as Director of the Copyright Licensing Office at Brigham Young University after practicing intellectual property law for 15 years at law firms in California and Idaho. Mr. Midgley is a registered patent attorney with a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from BYU. He presents frequently on copyright topics, especially those confronting educators and librarians, as well as other intellectual property topics, including patents and trademarks.
Sally Linford is with the non-profit organization Copyright and Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens which aims to provide accessible and practical information about copyright – its protections, its limitations, and its role in encouraging creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Allyson Mower

Allyson Mower

Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian, University of Utah
Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Peter Midgley

Director, Intellectual Property Office, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Sally Linford

Director of Curriculum Development, Copyright and Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens
Sally Linford is the Director of Curriculum Development with the non-profit organization Copyright and Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens which aims to provide accessible and practical information about copyright – its protections, its limitations, and its role in encouraging... Read More →


Friday May 20, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Meridian B

1:30pm MDT

Advice from Electeds: How to position your library for support and funding
How can we effectively communicate with elected officials?

In this panel discussion, four elected officials from local and state offices will offer their advice on how we can build relationships with them and successfully advocate for our libraries.

Our panel includes:
  • Kathleen Riebe, Utah State Senator
  • Norm Thurston, Utah State Representative
  • Irene Hansen, Duchesne County Commissioner
  • Jeannie Simmonds, Logan Municipal Council Member

As a result of attending this program you will:
  • Learn how to effectively message the value of libraries to elected officials.
  • Develop an understanding of the challenges that elected officials face, and be able to better position the library for support given constraints on officials' time and attention.
  • Learn how to develop effective collaborative relationships with elected officials.

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Cummings

Rebekah Cummings

Digital Matters Librarian, University of Utah
Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Peter Bromberg

Associate Director, EveryLibrary
As Associate Director of EveryLibrary, the first and only 501c4 doing political work in support of libraries, Peter provides direct consulting to libraries and library supporters on advocacy, ballot initiatives, and funding-focused campaigns. He also works nationally to provide support... Read More →


Friday May 20, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Stratus 5 & 6

1:30pm MDT

How to Speak WHALE: A patron focused model of technology customer service
I will share the customer service model we created to help train student employees in the software training lab at the BYU Library to deliver excellent customer service to patrons needing technology help. This model helps employees focus on the patron's experience rather than only the problem being solved. During the session participants will think through their own scenarios to begin developing their own model of experience-based customer service.

Learning objectives:
Attendees will know the parts that make up the WHALE customer service model
Attendees will learn how we train employees on customer service using the WHALE model 
Attendees will practice thinking through their own customer service scenarios on their way to creating their own models

Speakers
avatar for Ben Nielsen

Ben Nielsen

Software Training Manager, Brigham Young University
I manage the Software Training lab and classes of the BYU library.


Friday May 20, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

1:30pm MDT

Is it outreach or promotion and does it matter? 
Determining if a community engagement effort has a promotional or outreach focus can clarify staff roles, simplify planning, determine evaluation needs, and prioritize community partnerships/events. Using current Utah and national outreach projects, from all types of libraries, we will practice determining if events are outreach or promotion and reflect on how these labels can inform decisions. 

Learning objectives:
Learn how identifying the purpose of an outreach event can simplify outreach planning and evaluation.
Consider how different skill sets are needed at various outreach events; when should you send a librarian, an assistant, clerk or volunteer? 
Discuss a wide variety of local and national library outreach events, from public, academic, school, rural, and special libraries.

Speakers
TB

Tina Bartholoma

Salt Lake County Library



Friday May 20, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Stratus 7-9

1:30pm MDT

The Lightning Round
Seven high energy five-minute presentations on high interest topics for Public Library staff.

Liz Gabbitas - Digital Inclusion - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DvxWoC0QE8HC-o4rwaNy7WhsZklORe91TJSgai0TqXA/edit?usp=sharing
Allison Spehar - BIPOC Affinity Spaces
Liesl Seborg - Pronouns
Destiny Grose - DVD Collections
Erin Warnick - Trauma Informed - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ClTbWD4Qlu6NwKh9n44TWiYngkL7DGR6XwnWNmK1FSw/edit?usp=sharing
Becca Lael - KultureCity
Chaundra Johnson - Leadership - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UJW0mC9oElUiY-GfpkU8lgDh1egTZTGAGUFw0FACWsc/edit?usp=sharing



Speakers
avatar for Patrick A. Hoecherl

Patrick A. Hoecherl

Salt Lake City Public Library



Friday May 20, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Meridian D & H

1:30pm MDT

What Was That Like? Utah librarians share their experiences serving on ALA Youth Media Award committees
A panel of Utah librarians who have served on Youth Media Award committees including Newbery, Caldecott, Odyssey, Early Learning Digital Media, Sibert, and Geisel will share insights about committee service, evaluating books, and what the awards mean to us.

Learning objectives:
Participants will become more familiar with ALA Youth Media Awards
Participants will be inspired to consider volunteering to serve on YMA committees
Panelists will share tips on evaluating books and media

Speakers
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Lauren Liang

University of Utah
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Heather Novotny

Librarian, The McGillis School
GN

Gene Nelson

Director, Provo City Library
DL

DaNae Leu

School Librarian, Davis County School District
DR

Deanna Romreill

Salt Lake City Public Library
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Joella Bagshaw

Children's Services Manager, Provo City Library
Joella is the Children’s Services Manager at the Provo City Library. She has been a librarian for 19 years. She has served on many different ALSC and YALSA Committees—including the Odyssey Award Committee for 2016 and the Excellence in Early Learning and Digital Media Award Committee... Read More →
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Matt McLain

Associate Director of Community Engagement, Salt Lake County Library


Friday May 20, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Meridian C & G

2:00pm MDT

How did they feel about our weeding project? Lessons gleaned from interviewing stakeholders at an academic library.
Following a collection weeding project of over 350,000 print items, Science and Engineering librarians at Brigham Young University conducted interviews with 20 library employees and 19 teaching faculty. Come and hear about the perspectives of these two groups and their opinions on the overall project’s successes and areas for improvement. You will learn how different stakeholders viewed the project and the impact that it had on them. These perspectives are critical to understand for anyone contemplating a substantial weeding project.

Learning objectives:
Attendees will understand how a weeding project was viewed by people in various academic roles
Attendees will be better prepared to address stakeholder concerns as they plan their own weeding project

Speakers
GN

Greg Nelson

Chemical & Life Sciences Librarian, Brigham Young University
DB

Dan Broadbent

Brigham Young University
MF

Meg Frost

Brigham Young University
DP

David Pixton

Brigham Young University


Friday May 20, 2022 2:00pm - 2:20pm MDT
Twilight 2

2:00pm MDT

One Pager - Strategic Planning of the Future
The Park City Library will present on a new trend in Strategic Planning - a one page design. Overall this session will cover planning, development and implementation of the new strategic plan for the Park City Library. 

Learning objectives:
Learning how to create a one page strategic plan that still meets all State criteria.

Speakers
avatar for Adriane Herrick Juarez

Adriane Herrick Juarez

Park City Library, Park City Library
Leadership, Cutting-Edge Initiatives, Community Engagement
AD

Angela Dohanos

Park City Library


Friday May 20, 2022 2:00pm - 2:20pm MDT
Zephyr

2:30pm MDT

Afternoon Refreshment Break
Pick up some coffee, hot chocolate, or another beverage at Break Station East or Eclipse, then visit with our vendors!

Sponsored by EBSCO (Gold Sponsor)


Friday May 20, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
Eclipse; Break Station East

3:00pm MDT

Assessing an Institutional Repository: Findings from an assessment of Brigham Young University’s Scholars Archive
How much do faculty and students know about the institutional repository? Why do they choose to use it? How can it be improved? Come and learn about the findings from an assessment of the institutional repository at Brigham Young University. Also learn how a mixed-methods approach to assessment can triangulate and enrich assessment results.

Learning objectives:
Knowledge of assessment methods related to a patron assessment of a library service including mixed methods
Understanding of faculty members' reasons for using an institutional repository
Understanding of student knowledge and use of an institutional repository

Speakers
avatar for Duane Wilson

Duane Wilson

User Experience Specialist, Brigham Young University
I work as a User Experience Specialist in the Assessment Department of the BYU Library.



Friday May 20, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Twilight 2

3:00pm MDT

Back to Basics: LBOR
Our Core Document, the Library Bill of Rights establishes the foundation for equality, towards people, in materials and in services. Interactive fun to translate ALA-ese to get up close and personal with the LBOR. 

Learning objectives:
What does it really say?
What might it really mean?
Do we really have to follow it?

Speakers
avatar for Wanda Mae Huffaker

Wanda Mae Huffaker

Librarian, Salt Lake County Library
Intellectual Freedom, Privacy, Ethics, Core Values, ALA



Friday May 20, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Stratus 6

3:00pm MDT

How to Be Fearless in Conversations about Broadband
Libraries are a core piece of our nation’s internet infrastructure, but talking about broadband can be intimidating (especially with tech-y professionals). This session will cover essential concepts librarians should know and tools for untangling jargon, with a focus on building confidence rather than technical ability. Participants will learn how to ask the right questions, be bravely wrong, and find opportunities to cheer for libraries. We’ll also practice navigating highly technical conversations with skills learned in this session. This session may be of interest to anyone working on digital equity initiatives.

Learning objectives:
Learn core broadband concepts, vocabulary, and current issues related to libraries.
Find tools for sifting through jargon and untangling difficult questions.
Practice new skills for navigating conversations with IT professionals.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Gabbitas

Liz Gabbitas

Digital Access & Education Program Manager, Utah State Library Division
I'm a librarian in Salt Lake City, UT with an interest in the future of library services and professions. After working for state, public, and academic libraries, I'm passionate about the potential our libraries have to grow and evolve. Ask me about Utah's Connectivity Plan, our roadmap... Read More →


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Friday May 20, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Meridian B

3:00pm MDT

None of our Business: Examining the Economics and Business Dynamics of the Library and Information Industry
Librarians are often referred to as information professionals and talk of the "information industry," but how much do we actually know about the business side of publishing and library vendors? As vendors and publishers continue to consolidate, and costs increase for libraries and our communities, the business side of libraries deserves greater scrutiny from the library community which often shies away from critically examining our role in the greater information industry. Building our awareness and engaging in critical discourse of the library industry is essential for securing our bargaining power, navigating our role as stewards of our collections, and situating our profession in relationship to broader economic forces within the information business.

Learning objectives:
Increase awareness of the current business landscape of scholarly and popular publishing industries, and why it matters for libraries of all types 
Gain greater understanding of the library software and service industries, including consolidation among vendors and potential impacts on libraries
Explore the economics of the information industry and the role of libraries as intermediaries for information access

Speakers
avatar for Alex Sundt

Alex Sundt

Web Services Librarian, Utah State University
avatar for Robert Heaton

Robert Heaton

Collection Management Librarian, Utah State University
Looking for answers: How will we keep paying for all this stuff? How are we going to archive all this digital stuff? How can we align author incentives, the publishing marketplace, and the future of the scholarly record? When will libraries benefit from well-designed free software... Read More →
avatar for Jason Folkman

Jason Folkman

Electronic Resources Librarian, Utah State University
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Nick Gittins

OER Coordinator, Utah State University
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Erica Finch

Utah State University
SW

Stephanie Western

OER Program Manager, Utah State University



Friday May 20, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Zephyr

3:00pm MDT

Hosting Hybrid Programs
This session will discuss the transition the Provo City Library's Adult Programming Team made from offering in-person-only or online-only programs to hybrid programs. The session will discuss the pros and cons of this method, and instruction on how other libraries can do the same.

Learning objectives:
Adult Programming
Diversity and Accessibility of Services

Speakers
MB

Marcie Beard

Provo City Library
WC

Westin Cross

Provo City Library



Friday May 20, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Meridian D & H

3:00pm MDT

Passive Programming After a Pandemic: Patron-driven programming that meets at the point of need
Daily we see patrons from all walks of life enter our libraries. What about those who don’t come into our buildings? This session will share & discuss how we can more fully engage patrons and meet them at their point of need, programming that allows patrons to choose their level of engagement & participation. It may be a “Take and Make” project, literature-based tournament brackets (voting online or in person), or selecting an activity of interest on the library’s website that can be done at any time from anywhere. We will be discussing programming for all ages.

Learning objectives:
Share passive programming ideas that allow the patrons to determine their level of involvement, in person and at home, for children, teens, and adults.
How to evaluate available resources and identify patron needs for passive programming.
Programming with limited time and resources.

Speakers
KB

Kimberly Budd

Davis County Library
CM

Carolyn Myers

Davis County Library


Friday May 20, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

3:00pm MDT

Cataloging Conundrums: Challenging Items that have Crossed our Desks
Some of the most interesting items that cross the cataloger’s desk present difficult cataloging challenges. When cataloging a collection of suspected forgeries, how do you determine the “publication” date for faked documents? Which cataloging workform do you use for a LEGO model of the Salt Lake Temple? Is it a kit? A game? A sculpture? In this session, we will share examples of unique items we’ve cataloged and demonstrate how to effectively solve the questions that come up when trying to help patrons discover exactly what they’re looking for.

Learning objectives:
Participants will learn strategies for solving cataloging challenges
Participants will learn techniques for utilizing context clues and external sources to narrow down production/publication dates when the item-in-hand lacks the info or cannot be trusted.
Participants will build confidence in their own cataloger's judgment through seeing the process other catalogers use to make decisions when the item does not appear to exactly fit the cataloging standard’s guidelines.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca A. Wiederhold

Rebecca A. Wiederhold

Technical Services Archivist, Brigham Young University
Rebecca Wiederhold received her MLS degree from University of North Texas, and also has Graduate Academic Certificates in Digital Content Management and Advanced Management for Libraries. First introduced to the library industry through her work in the Bibliographic Services division... Read More →
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Kjerste Christensen

Cataloger, Brigham Young University
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Sharolyn Swenson

Continuing Resources Catalog Librarian, Brigham Young University
JC

Jessie Christensen

Brigham Young University



Friday May 20, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Stratus 5

3:00pm MDT

Are we ready? Nationwide shifts in teaching of reading that affect children and their parents’ use of libraries
Around the country, laws are being passed shaping how schools teach reading. This session helps participants understand this movement with its emphases on scientific research, terminology such as “core” reading instruction, shifts from “leveled” books to “decodable” books and the belief that all children learn in the same way. As literacy educators, children’s librarians need to understand how values of equity, diversity, and inclusion are affected by these approaches, to communicate with concerned parents, and to continue creating lifelong readers. Included are an overview of the current situation, ways that libraries may be affected, and how library staff can prepare.

Learning objectives:
Understand the current basic approaches to primary reading instruction in Utah
Examine the equity, diversity and inclusion aspects of different approaches to the teaching of reading and the “scientific” and “evidence-based” claims behind them
Respond to parent and educator requests resulting from new classroom emphasis on elements such as phonological awareness, phonics, and decodable books

Speakers
avatar for Jim Erekson

Jim Erekson

Associate Professor of Reading, School of Teacher Education, University of Northern Colorado
How children learn to read. How libraries figure into that equation. The role of authentic text within key aspects of teaching and learning. 
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Lu Benke

Consultant, Consultant with Linking Libraries and Literacy



Friday May 20, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Meridian C & G

4:00pm MDT

Gaming the System: Using Student Employees to Teach Information Literacy and Library Navigation
How do you provide a quality, user-focused library orientation to almost 5,000 students in 240 classes each year? Design a game! We solved the perennial issue of having enough staff to teach first-year writing classes by enlisting our student employees to teach basic information literacy and library navigation in a one-session game format. Join us to learn how using gamification and peers as instructors can transform your library instruction program.

Learning objectives:
Use gamification strategies to engage new students with library resources and services.
Train student employees to provide initial library orientation to free up non-student staff to teach more complex information literacy sessions.

Speakers
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Jessica Green

Writing Programs Supervisor, Brigham Young University
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Brittany Maloy

Brigham Young University
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Lily Skinner

Brigham Young University



Friday May 20, 2022 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Twilight 3 & 4

4:00pm MDT

Surveys for Success: A crash course on best practices for survey creation
Have you administered a survey only to find that your questions didn’t actually ask what you thought the did? Have you wondered how to avoid pitfalls and problems with surveys? Have you wondered what are the best practices for survey research and how you can apply them to your assessments? Then this session is for you! Come and learn how to create and validate surveys so that you are asking the questions that you want to. Find out how to avoid common pitfalls and raise your surveys to the next level.

Learning objectives:
Learn how to choose if a survey is the best method to use
Learn how to write survey questions to avoid common survey problems
Learn how to validate surveys

Speakers
avatar for Duane Wilson

Duane Wilson

User Experience Specialist, Brigham Young University
I work as a User Experience Specialist in the Assessment Department of the BYU Library.



Friday May 20, 2022 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Twilight 2

4:00pm MDT

Visual Thinking for Non-Artists
Learn how to overcome challenges at your library by using the principles of visual thinking. Not a visual person? Not an artist? No problem! Neither are we. Visual thinking is not about art, it is just about using simple pictures to understand complex situations. We have found a few simple tools that anyone can use to become better visual thinkers. We will show you these tools and give you a chance to practice them. 

Learning objectives:
Understand the benefits and processes of visual thinking
Apply visual thinking methods to a current problem or challenge
Assemble a visual thinking toolbox to utilize in future work

Speakers
avatar for Ben Nielsen

Ben Nielsen

Software Training Manager, Brigham Young University
I manage the Software Training lab and classes of the BYU library.
avatar for Matt Armstrong

Matt Armstrong

Experiential Studio and Online Learning Supervisor, Brigham Young University


Friday May 20, 2022 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Meridian D & H

4:00pm MDT

A Library of Things: How We Started Board Game and Video Game Collections at the Provo City Library
This session will discuss the various non-traditional circulating collections offered by the Provo City Library, focusing on their board game and video game collections. It will also cover how these collections were set up, and anything we might do differently.

Learning objectives:
Collection Development

Speakers
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Marcie Beard

Provo City Library
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Allison Smith

Provo City Library



Friday May 20, 2022 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Meridian C & G

4:00pm MDT

DIY Library Escape Rooms
Escape rooms are a fun and interactive way of providing educational programming for your library. They are very popular and appeal to all ages. Executing a Do-It-Yourself escape room can be daunting, but it is very possible, and can save your library a lot of money. Come get some resources and share in the discussion of how you can overcome limitations to build an escape room!

Learning objectives:
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an escape room.
Explore the basics of building an escape room and sharing resources that can help librarians get started.
Discuss escape room event successes and how to work with the space available to you.

Speakers
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Sami Merrell

Associate Librarian, Duchesne County Library
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Kelly Merrell

Associate Librarian, Duchesne County Library
Pronouns: She/her/hers



Friday May 20, 2022 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Stratus 7-9

4:00pm MDT

Hey Kids, Listen to This! Literary Podcasts Not to Miss
A discussion of how to discover, recommend and promote story-telling, writing and literary podcasts available for children and young adults, with particular attention to diverse voices, what to listen for in a successful podcast, and how to launch the podcast you can't find.

Learning objectives:
Knowledge of Literary Podcasts available for Kids and YA
How to launch a podcast
Diverse voices in podcasts for kids and YA

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Nilsson

Kirsten Nilsson

Children's Librarian, Summit County Library
As the Youth Services Librarian for the Summit County Library system, I am passionate about helping all children and teens, from all different backgrounds and experiences find themselves in the library.
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Tami Austin

Senior Librarian, Salt Lake County Library



Friday May 20, 2022 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Meridian B

4:00pm MDT

Toilet Habits in the Ancient World: How to make History STEAM Into Your Library
Ancient history comes alive in STEAM programs at our library where families can see, touch, and experience a piece of ancient cultures. Learning about diverse cultures helps us to better understand our own and appreciate the culture of others. Experience our Ancient Rome program first hand, always educational, fun and sometimes gross. How did people go to the bathroom? What did they eat? What did they wear? How are they like and unlike we are today?

Learning objectives:
Learn about our best tips and practices and what lessons we’ve learned.
Get tips on teaching STEM concepts related to the culture.
How to add art projects and be creative with recycled materials.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Moos

Nancy Moos

Youth Services Librarian, Salt Lake County Library System
I am a youth services librarian specializing in programs for school-age children. I love art and STEM programs and anything that encourages children to read!
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Natalie Giauque

Salt Lake County Libraries



Friday May 20, 2022 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Stratus 5