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Wednesday, May 15
 

7:30am

Registration
Coffee available from 7:30 - 8:30 am, sponsored by the Duchesne County Library System.

Wednesday May 15, 2019 7:30am - 4:00pm
MAEC Hall 5 Foyer

8:00am

Leap into Science!
Leap into Science is a nationwide program that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. We empower educators to offer programs in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs to engage underserved audiences in accessible and familiar settings. The State Library along with Utah STEM Action Center, Utah Afterschool Network and USU Extension Service applied for and was accepted as a state leadership team to participate in the National Network, Cohort 2. The Utah team is responsible for training informal educators, such as librarians, from rural and urban areas across the state. Our trainers come from the Afterschool Network, USU Extension and the STEM Action Center.

Speakers
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Sharon Deeds

Youth Services Coordinator, Utah State Library Division


Wednesday May 15, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Eagle Room 200 B

8:30am

Cataloging with RDA: Learning the Changes of the Updated Resource Description and Access PART ONE
RDA (Resource Description and Access), the current cataloging standard, has vastly improved the ways libraries describe their materials in the digital age. RDA has particularly made description easier for electronic and multimedia materials, thus making them more discoverable for patrons. In the last year, RDA has published its most significant update to date in order to clarify rules, provide working examples, and thoroughly reshape the RDA Toolkit to make the entire process of using RDA easier. Robert Maxwell, THE expert in RDA and author of Maxwell’s Handbook for RDA, will provide this informative and invaluable training session.

This is a two-part hands-on training, so please bring your laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Maxwell

Robert Maxwell

Senior Librarian, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
avatar for Valerie Buck

Valerie Buck

Associate Librarian, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library



Wednesday May 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Eagle Room 200 C
  • Topic Tags Cataloging, RDA, Technical Services
  • Objective 1 Teach RDA cataloging, including introducing it to those who don't know much about it.
  • Objective 2 Teach the changes that have come with the 2017-2018 update, which is the most sweeping update since RDA first came out.
  • Objective 3 Help libraries improve discoverability of their materials through proper use of the RDA standard.

8:30am

Purpose, Power, and Persuasion: Presentation Skills for Librarians
Public speaking isn’t easy, but for library workers it’s part of the job, whether you’re reporting to administrators or presenting at ULA. Happily, you don’t have to be a natural. Come learn how to structure your content and master the skills to deliver powerful, persuasive presentations. Liz Dixon helps companies large and small improve communication. Andy Spackman presents on writing and speaking for library associations. Both teach communication skills at BYU’s Marriott School of Business. 

Speakers
avatar for Liz Dixon

Liz Dixon

Principal Trainer, Leverage Communication Workshops, LLC
avatar for Andy Spackman

Andy Spackman

Business and Communications Librarian, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library


Wednesday May 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Eagle Room 200 A

8:30am

The Value of Relationships in Advocacy
This pre-conference session strives to alter library professionals’ perception of advocacy and remove the mystique. Often seen as formal and intimidating, advocacy does not have the be daunting, rather, it can be natural and an expression of self by emphasizing the relationship aspect and by finding your niche. From patrons to local officials, relationships and “the mushy stuff” matter.

Sponsored by an UPLIFT Grant from the Utah State Library.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Werner

Lance Werner

Executive Director, Kent District Library, MI
Lance Werner has served as Executive Director for Kent District Library since 2011. He received a juris doctorate degree from Michigan State University’s College of Law and his master’s degree in Library Science from Wayne State University (WSU). In 2018, he was chosen as Library... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Eagle Room 200 D

10:00am

Break
Sponsored by the Gerald R. Sherratt Library at Southern Utah University.

Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
MAEC Hall 5 Foyer

11:30am

Lunch Break
Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Lunch on Your Own

1:00pm

Authentic Strengths: Move from What’s Wrong to What’s Strong
People who use their strengths daily are 6X more likely to be engaged! Invest in the engagement and fulfillment of your people by leveraging their unique strengths profile. Boost goal achievement with the STRONG Goals© process. Groundbreaking positive psychology research reveals a strengths focus paves the way to satisfaction, success and sustainable high performance.

Sponsored by an UPLIFT Grant from the Utah State Library.

Speakers
avatar for Fatima Doman

Fatima Doman

Founder and CEO, Authentic Strengths Advantage
Author, Speaker and Executive Coach, Fatima Doman has motivated audiences across six continents to leverage their authentic strengths for transformation.  A globally recognized voice in leadership, engagement, well-being and positive change, Doman is passionate about empowering people... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Eagle Room 200 D

1:00pm

Beyond Books: Cataloging Special Format Items
In this session, participants will learn how to create metadata for several “unusual” item formats: manuscripts, archival collections, artists’ books, zines, and posters. The basic principles of special collections cataloging and relevant cataloging standards like RDA and DACS will also be taught. Participants will then apply these standards to examples provided by the instructors. Attendees may also submit problematic items prior to the conference for instructors to discuss. 

Speakers
avatar for Allison McCormack

Allison McCormack

Original Cataloger for Special Collections, Marriott Library, 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 →
avatar for Nicole Lewis

Nicole Lewis

Lead Cataloger, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library
avatar for Becky Skeen

Becky Skeen

Librarian, Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
avatar for Rebecca Wiederhold

Rebecca Wiederhold

Technical Services Archivist, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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 →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Topic Tags Cataloging, RDA, Special Collections, Technical Services
  • Objective 1 Participants will learn the differences between special collections and general collections cataloging.
  • Objective 2 Participants will learn how to catalog manuscripts/archival collections, artists' books, zines, and posters.
  • Objective 3 Participants will learn when to apply various standards like RDA and DACS.

1:00pm

Building Trust Through Successful Hiring, Training and Mentoring
Libraries build trust by providing high quality services which start with hiring and training the best people. The workshop will be focused on the supervision and management of entry-level and student employees. It will be broken down in three sections: hiring, training, and mentoring. For each section, the presenters will discuss tools, literature on the topic, and personal experience. The audience will participate in discussion and draft materials tailored to their supervisory role.

Speakers
avatar for Marissa Bischoff

Marissa Bischoff

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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Shannon Sanders

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library



Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Eagle Room 200 A
  • Topic Tags Mentoring, Personnel and Staffing, Administration/Management
  • Objective 1 The audience will learn the fundamentals of hiring, how to articulate the core values of a job and interview for those values.
  • Objective 2 They will learn how to organize training for the job so that new hires feel empowered instead of overwhelmed.
  • Objective 3 They will learn how to better mentor their employees on job related skills that will help employees in their current position and in their career goals.

1:00pm

Cataloging with RDA: Learning the Changes of the Updated Resource Description and Access PART TWO
RDA (Resource Description and Access), the current cataloging standard, has vastly improved the ways libraries describe their materials in the digital age. RDA has particularly made description easier for electronic and multimedia materials, thus making them more discoverable for patrons. In the last year, RDA has published its most significant update to date in order to clarify rules, provide working examples, and thoroughly reshape the RDA Toolkit to make the entire process of using RDA easier. Robert Maxwell, THE expert in RDA and author of Maxwell’s Handbook for RDA, will provide this informative and invaluable training session.

This is a two-part hands-on training, so please bring your laptop. 

Speakers
avatar for Robert Maxwell

Robert Maxwell

Senior Librarian, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
avatar for Valerie Buck

Valerie Buck

Associate Librarian, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library



Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Eagle Room 200 C
  • Topic Tags Cataloging, RDA, Technical Services
  • Objective 1 Teach RDA cataloging, including introducing it to those who don't know much about it.
  • Objective 2 Teach the changes that have come with the 2017-2018 update, which is the most sweeping update since RDA first came out.
  • Objective 3 Help libraries improve discoverability of their materials through proper use of the RDA standard.

2:30pm

Break
Wednesday May 15, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
MAEC Hall 5 Foyer
 
Thursday, May 16
 

7:30am

Registration
Coffee available from 7:30 - 8:30 am, sponsored by the Park City Library.

Thursday May 16, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm
MAEC Hall 5 Foyer

9:00am

Thriving in Transition: Finding Strength in Change
The only constant in life is change. Identify your top unshakable core strengths that will help you navigate change with greater ease and flexibility. Use practical, evidence-based tools for sustainable, positive change as you leverage your authentic strengths. Tap into an internal reservoir of fortitude using the Motivation Grid© for today’s fast-paced, changing environments.

Sponsored by the Weber County Library System and underwritten by an UPLIFT Grant from the Utah State Library.

Speakers
avatar for Fatima Doman

Fatima Doman

Founder and CEO, Authentic Strengths Advantage
Author, Speaker and Executive Coach, Fatima Doman has motivated audiences across six continents to leverage their authentic strengths for transformation.  A globally recognized voice in leadership, engagement, well-being and positive change, Doman is passionate about empowering people... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Eagle 300 A-C

10:30am

Author Signing - Fatima Doman
Authors
avatar for Fatima Doman

Fatima Doman

Founder and CEO, Authentic Strengths Advantage
Author, Speaker and Executive Coach, Fatima Doman has motivated audiences across six continents to leverage their authentic strengths for transformation.  A globally recognized voice in leadership, engagement, well-being and positive change, Doman is passionate about empowering people... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
MAEC Hall 5 Aisle 30

10:30am

Career Services Booth
Come Visit Career Services at the ULA Booth in Exhibits Hall, booth #2. We can help you:
  • Review open positions in Utah
  • Get feedback on CVs/resumes
  • Get career advice
  • Ask questions about interviewing strategies and best practices
  • And more!

The booth will be staffed during Thursday breaks:
Thursday, May 16, from 10:30-11:00 AM and 2:20-2:50 PM

You can also sign up to reserve a consultation spot at other times at: https://bit.ly/2TmueBJ

Thursday May 16, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
MAEC Hall 5 Booth #2

10:30am

Exhibit Break
Sponsored by the Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library.

Thursday May 16, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
MAEC Hall 5

10:30am

Book Sales
Thursday May 16, 2019 10:30am - 5:30pm
MAEC Hall 5

10:30am

Exhibits
Exhibitor, Booth Number, Website

Thursday May 16, 2019 10:30am - 5:30pm
MAEC Hall 5

11:00am

Crowdsourcing Metadata Practices at USU
USU Libraries’ Cataloging and Metadata Unit has successfully investigated several methods to engage the public to involve them in the creation of metadata for USU’s Digital History Collections. Most, if not all the techniques we have tested have yielded positive results and have improved the relevancy and accuracy of our descriptive metadata. We will give an overview of what we have done and give attendees ideas that they can possibly implement at their own institution. 

Speakers
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Andrea Payant

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
avatar for Becky Skeen

Becky Skeen

Librarian, Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Randy Williams

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
AA

Anna-Maria Arnljots

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 300 C
  • Objective 1 Discuss different ways to engage user communities in crowdsourcing metadata
  • Objective 2 Discuss the value and benefits of crowdsourcing metadata
  • Objective 3 Learn from our experiences what to do and what not to do when crowdsourcing metadata

11:00am

A Donut for Your Thoughts: Best Practices for Usability Testing
The first step in creating change is to take a closer look at what’s working well, what isn’t, & what changes will have the greatest impact. We will discuss usability testing best practices, efficient & low cost testing tools, & effective strategies for communicating needed changes. The Marriott Library houses the University of Utah’s Usability Lab, giving our User Experience & Web Development team a unique perspective to offer support & training while also learning from diverse endeavors. 

Speakers
AC

Amanda Crittenden

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
TM

Tracy Medley

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
LD

Leah Donaldson

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
avatar for Dhanushka Samarakoon

Dhanushka Samarakoon

Assistant Head of Software Development, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library



Thursday May 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 200 B

11:00am

Getting on the Right TRAC : How to Conduct a Digital Preservation Audit
The need for libraries to confront digital preservation has never been more apparent. The Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University recently conducted a digital preservation audit based on the guidelines in the Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification: Criteria and Checklist. This audit delved into policies, and procedures related to all aspects of the library’s digitally formatted and born digital objects. This session will discuss the full audit process, preliminary findings. 

Speakers
avatar for Paul Daybell

Paul Daybell

Special Collections Cataloging Assistant, Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Todd Welch

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 200 C
  • Objective 1 How to conduct a digital preservation audit.
  • Objective 2 Learn why digital preservation is important and what institutions need to be aware of moving forward.
  • Objective 3 Understand the outcomes of this particular audit and how its findings could reflect in other institutions.

11:00am

Inclusion: Using Feminist Pedagogy in Librarianship
This session will discuss what feminist pedagogy is and how it can be applied to library work.  As an educational approach, feminist pedagogy is a way to provide inclusion and social justice in libraries.  We will talk about how it can be used specifically in library instruction and reference interactions.  The session will include definitions, descriptions, examples of feminist pedagogy, hands-on activities, and a discussion of how feminist pedagogy can cultivate learning and social change. 

Speakers
CL

Connie Lamb

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University


Thursday May 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 300 A
  • Topic Tags Inclusion, Instruction, Reference Services
  • Objective 1 Understand what feminist pedogogy is
  • Objective 2 Learn how to apply feminist pedagogy to library instruction and reference
  • Objective 3 Understand how inclusion and social justice applies in libraries

11:00am

Information and Society: Moving Beyond Basic Information Literacy to Responsible Digital Citizenship
At a time when the spread of misinformation, “fake news”, propaganda, and misleading sensationalism is prevalent and more powerfully disseminated than ever, it is important that students are able to properly navigate and analyze information and its sources. Together we developed an upper-division information literacy course on information analysis and evaluation. In this session we share the course proposal process, course design, and tips on how to work collaboratively for curricular change. 

Speakers
avatar for Anne Diekema

Anne Diekema

Instruction Librarian & Department Chair, Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University
avatar for Tammy Buehler

Tammy Buehler

Resource Sharing Analyst, Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library
avatar for Maralee Carlin

Maralee Carlin

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

Caitlin Gerrity

Library Media Program Director, Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library
Southern Utah University
avatar for Rosie Liljenquist

Rosie Liljenquist

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library
AL

Abby Lochtefeld

Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 200 A
  • Topic Tags Civic Engagement, Information Literacy, Instruction, Equity of Access
  • Objective 1 Session participants will examine the course proposal and design process
  • Objective 2 Session participants will analyze how to expand information literacy instruction to include widely applicable information analysis skills using real world examples
  • Objective 3 Session participants will observe how to use collaborative approaches to information literacy course renewal

11:00am

Meaningful Making: Bridging STEM & Teen Programming
Libraries are striving to provide teens with programming opportunities that allow them to learn & collaborate with peers. One facet of programming that libraries are implementing are STEM Maker activities. We have developed a set of easy to follow program guides freely available online to support librarians to implement these activities. In this workshop, attendees will participate in Maker activities and experience fun & cost-effective possibilities for STEM-oriented Making in the library.  

Speakers
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Aubrey Rogowski

Utah State University
HV

Heidee Vincent

Utah State University
VL

Victor Lee

Utah State University
MR

Mimi Recker

Utah State University


Thursday May 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 300 B
  • Topic Tags Programming/Services, Rural and Small Libraries, Children/Youth Services (11-14), Technology
  • Objective 1 Participants will learn about several STEM-oriented Maker activities and be provided with online resources that can be used to support implementing STEM-oriented Making in their own libraries
  • Objective 2 Participants will learn how to implement both passive and librarian-led STEM-oriented teen Maker activities.
  • Objective 3 Participants will be able to participate in a hands-on STEM-oriented Maker activity such as paper circuits or squishy circuits.

11:00am

Beehive Book Buzz
  • Door Prizes! Win a CLAU books grab bag or an Annual Membership worth $15! 
  • Learn the nominees on the 2019/2020 short-lists for the Beehive Award. Schools can win $500 in prize books, and star in the Award Winners video. CLAU provides Book Kits and BotB Questions to all CLAU members. 
  • At Children’s Literature Association of Utah (CLAU), we organize the Beehive Award. We create and share educational content across Utah because Beehive books are transformational and Utah students pick the winner. 

Speakers
avatar for Marilee Moon

Marilee Moon

Salt Lake City Library System
avatar for Virginia Pine

Virginia Pine

Librarian, Salt Lake County Library System
I have been a librarian, specializing in youth services, for nine years. I have also spent several years on the board of the Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU).
MK

Marinda Keller

Salt Lake County Library System



Thursday May 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 200 D

12:00pm

Lunch Break

Sponsored by SirsiDynix, who will present a short video.
ULA award winners for the year will also be announced.

Thursday May 16, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
MAEC Hall 5

1:30pm

In Libraries We Trust: Especially for Accurate Health Information.
Have you ever had someone ask "I have been diagnosed with pheochr......something and don't know what it is, can you help?"  PLA and the Network of National Libraries of Medicine have partnered to help librarians feel more confident about giving health information. Learn about the CHIS certification and about the largest health data gathering effort in US history "All of Us" at this informative, entertaining and potentially life saving workshop.  

Speakers
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Trish Hull

Library Manager, Salt Lake County Library System
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.
avatar for George Strawley

George Strawley

Community Engagement Coordinator, University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library
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 →


Thursday May 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Eagle Room 300 C

1:30pm

Permission-Free Resources for Advertising Library Events, Programs, Collections
How do I find an image of a monkey holding a magnifying glass to advertise my next library event? And should I get permission to use the image in a flyer and on the library’s website? This session will introduce you to a few copyright basics and cover several resources for finding the right image and the right license for library publicity. Bring your own device to follow along with the hands-on search demonstration. 

Speakers
avatar for Allyson Mower

Allyson Mower

Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
avatar for Rita Christensen

Rita Christensen

Children's Librarian, Orem City Library
LS

Liz Sollis

Marketing and Communications Manager, Salt Lake County Library
avatar for Shawn Steidinger

Shawn Steidinger

Assistant Librarian for Clinical Services, Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Ask me about medical/clinical/hospital/academic librarianship, AHIP, Health Information Literacy, and cats. Yup, I said cats.
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Ann-Marie Marchant

Adult and Teen Services Librarian, Provo City Library



Thursday May 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Eagle Room 200 D
  • Topic Tags Administration/Management, Copyright, Marketing, Advocacy
  • Objective 1 Find permission-free resources
  • Objective 2 Feel confident in your use of images and other copyrighted material for library marketing
  • Objective 3 Know when to get permission

1:30pm

Why We Burned Our First Leadership Book, or How to Develop a Leadership Path that Holds Personal Meaning
The creator of Library Leadership Podcast will guide us in developing a leadership path that holds personal meaning. Inspired by interviews from the podcast, a variety of strategic insights will show us how everyone can improve their leadership to personally shape their workplace, the community they serve, and the trajectory of the library profession. Attendees will learn how one library manager’s leadership path was transformed to include personal meaning, resulting in braver development.

Speakers
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Becca Lael

Park City Library
AH

Adriane Herrick Juarez

Park City Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Eagle Room 200 C

1:30pm

Augmented Experiences: Using Augmented Reality for Tours, Escape Rooms, and Exhibits in the Library.
With recent advancements by Apple and Google, augmented reality (AR) is becoming increasingly accessible to the general public. The BYU library has been experimenting with AR as a tool for creating engaging experiences in library tours, escape rooms, and exhibits. We’ll discuss what we’ve learned along the way and look at a variety of tools available to start implementing AR in your library. 

Speakers
MA

Matt Armstrong

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library



Thursday May 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Topic Tags Innovation, Instruction, Technology
  • Objective 1 See the potential of augmented reality and how it could be used in a library experience.
  • Objective 2 Be introduced to a variety of tools for using Augmented Reality
  • Objective 3 Plan ways to use AR without the need for significant technological resources.

1:30pm

Sorting Through the Confusion: Mis-attribution of Authors in HathiTrust, Project Gutenberg, and Other Online Resources
We already know about the misinformation we can find in Wikipedia and other online sources. But what about mistakes in GoogleBooks and the Internet Archive? Or even HathiTrust and Project Gutenberg? What sites perpetuate mistakes from the past? This presentation describes what one librarian discovered during the building of a Victorian women authors database. It will include a discussion of how these mistakes might be blindsighting users, and ways to stop the perpetuation of mistakes. 

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Buck

Valerie Buck

Associate Librarian, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Eagle Room 300 A

1:30pm

45 Diverse Books in 50 Minutes: Fresh Voices in Storytime & Book Clubs
Update your storytimes, tween programs, and book clubs with "windows” books opening outward into the lives to others as well as “mirrors” books enabling all readers to see themselves reflected in the books you feature in your library programming. In this fun, fast-paced, informative session, Lisa, Phuong, Danae, and Heather will share engaging, relevant, diverse books you can use to refresh existing library programs--or create new ones.

Presentation Link

Speakers
LG

Lisa Grant

Salt Lake City Public Library
Sprague Library
DL

DaNae Leu

Davis School District, Snow Horse Elementary
HN

Heather Novotny

The McGillis School
PV

Phuong Vu

Salt Lake County Library System



Thursday May 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Eagle Room 300 B

1:30pm

Yoga Storytime: Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play & Namaste
In an effort to stay connected with early learners and their caring adults during storytime breaks, Salt Lake County Library’s South Jordan Branch identified a simple alternative: Yoga storytime. The program quickly gained popularity among South Jordan patrons, as well as at other County Library branches. Learn the implementation steps involved, lessons learned, and how to adapt and incorporate these ideas at your libraries.


Speakers
avatar for Vern Waters

Vern Waters

Salt Lake County Library System
LA

Lindsay Anderson

Salt Lake County Library System


Thursday May 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Eagle Room 200 A

2:20pm

Career Services Booth
Come Visit Career Services at the ULA Booth in Exhibits Hall, booth #2. We can help you:
  • Review open positions in Utah
  • Get feedback on CVs/resumes
  • Get career advice
  • Ask questions about interviewing strategies and best practices
  • And more!

The booth will be staffed during Thursday breaks:
Thursday, May 16, from 10:30-11:00 AM and 2:20-2:50 PM

You can also sign up to reserve a consultation spot at other times at: https://bit.ly/2TmueBJ

Thursday May 16, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
MAEC Hall 5 Booth #2

2:20pm

Exhibit Break
Sponsored by the Utah Valley University Fulton Library.

Thursday May 16, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
MAEC Hall 5

2:20pm

2:20pm

Bringing Ute Culture to Utah's Doorsteps
Objectives:
  1. Diversity
  2. Cultural Sensitivity
  3. Cultural Understanding
  4. How to involve Native American Literature during Native American Month effectively

Speakers
CL

Cheryl Lone Bear

RASRT Chair, Ute Indian Tribe, Venita K. Taveapont Memorial Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
MAEC Hall 5

2:20pm

In Libraries We Trust: The Role of Libraries in the 2020 Census
Many projections and estimates used in funding allocations and general planning are based on the census. Therefore, it is critical to have a complete count of all Utahns. With this poster, librarians will learn that the Census is mandated in the US Constitution; why a complete count is so important for libraries; timeline; hot topics; population trends; how the State Data Center can help libraries; and what libraries can do to help get a complete count in their communities. 

Speakers
avatar for Juan Tomás Lee

Juan Tomás Lee

Librarian, Utah State Library Division
MB

Mallory Bateman

State Data Center, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
MS

Margarita Satini

U.S. Census Bureau


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Civic Engagement, Rural and Small Libraries, Special Needs Populations, Technology
  • Objective 1 Increase knowledge: Library staff will learn why the census is important to all the residents of the State of Utah.
  • Objective 2 Increase knowledge: Library staff will learn important aspects of the 2020 census.
  • Objective 3 Increase knowledge: Library staff will learn things they can do to help achieve a complete count of community residents.

2:20pm

Libraries in China: A Survey
This poster is part of ongoing research in data collection about current practices, collections, communities, and information access concerns in China. Data was collected when visiting each library in person to understand how the libraries surveyed serve their communities, deal with policy issues, understand and disseminate information, adapt to changing technologies, and affect the communities around them.  

Speakers
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Daniel Cureton

Head Librarian, Independence University
Archives and minority cultural history. Publishing. Speculative fiction and typewriters.


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
MAEC Hall 5

2:20pm

Assessing the Value of E-Books Purchased through Demand-Driven Acquisitions
Libraries rely heavily on demand-driven acquisitions to purchase e-books that are of immediate value to their patrons. Library administrators, collection managers, and anyone involved in providing access to e-books should know how well their DDA program is meeting patron needs. This poster presents a brief analysis of four years of data on the USU Library’s DDA purchases, showing the insights that can be gathered on the quantity, cost, and use of DDA e-books across broad disciplinary categories.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Heaton

Robert Heaton

Collection Management Librarian, Utah State University, Merril-Cazier Library
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 →


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Collection Development, Programming/Services, Public Services, User Experience
  • Objective 1 The poster shows assessment methods that can lead to high-impact decisions on budget use and collection quality.
  • Objective 2 Suggests a worthwhile avenue for acquisitions at smaller libraries that have not implemented DDA.
  • Objective 3 Gives academic libraries data for comparing to their own DDA program.
  • Objective 4 Simplifies a complex technical-services topic for librarians in other roles.

2:20pm

Baptism by Barcoding: Introducing Library Student Workers to Special Collections Management
Catalogers at the Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library are barcoding the entirety of Special Collections and Archives in order to efficiently track the usage of collection items. Students manage the collections and specialize in their different areas. The process involves cataloging, improving existing records, and spreadsheet tracking. Barcoding statistics are totaled and displayed on a physical map of the library. The map playfully markets the progress and value to administration.

Speakers
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Paul Daybell

Special Collections Cataloging Assistant, Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Delaney Gagliano

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Josee Butler

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Bryn Larsen

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Katya Pilkington

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Ashley Hopkins

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Sabrina Leatham

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Ann Sorenson

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Special Collections, Technical Services
  • Objective 1 Viewers will learn the detailed project management of a massive special collections and archives barcoding project including, tracking, workflows, and staffing through the eyes of the cataloging student workers.

2:20pm

Integrating Authorities: Searching and Context in ArchivesSpace
The poster will review how library catalogs and discovery systems use authority data for searching and browsing, comparing this functionality with that provided by ArchivesSpace. It will consider the benefits of such systems, particularly for contextualizing materials maintained according to provenance. It will also look at the potential challenges such linked record systems might pose in library implementations.  

Speakers
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Cory Nimer

University Archivist, Brigham Young University Library
Cory Nimer is the University Archivist at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. He received a Masters of Arts degree in History from Sonoma State University and a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University, and he is... Read More →
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Gordon Daines

Supervisor of Reference Services and Department Chair, Brigham Young University Library
J. Gordon Daines III is the Supervisor of Reference Services and Department Chair in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. He holds degrees in history from Brigham Young University (BA) and the University of Chicago (MA) and a certificate in archives and... Read More →
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Greg Reeve

Brigham Young University Library
Metadata and Identities Librarian, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Digital Libraries/Digitization, Technology
  • Objective 1 Understand how library catalogs and discovery systems use authority data for search.
  • Objective 2 Understand how exposing authority data could assist library patrons.
  • Objective 3 Understand how ArchivesSpace search functionality uses authority data.

2:20pm

Preserving and Disseminating Student-Created Video Games
A student-created video game, Erie, is widely-regarded as games studies program’s flagship game, has become marooned on an obsolete operating system. To avoid losing future student-created video games, librarians secured national grant funding to embed relevant library instruction, develop a preservation strategy, and public display for the student games. As stewards of rich authentic content, the library can preserve other complex forms of digital scholarship.  

Speakers
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Tallie Casucci

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Anne Morrow

Head, Digital Scholarship Services, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Games and Gaming, Popular Culture, Technology
  • Objective 1 Recognize the preservation crisis facing student-created games.
  • Objective 2 Learn about one library’s attempt to develop a preservation strategy for student-created complex digital scholarship.
  • Objective 3 Discover methods for preparing students to preserve their scholarship by embedding library instruction into the curriculum.

2:20pm

Trust Your Gut! Celebrating Special Collections in the Midst of Transformation

A team spent a year identifying opportunities for improvement in the areas of conservation, access, safety, collection management, and policy creation with the intent of improving our ability to prevent theft and damage to collections. A major focus was implementing a full reading room upgrade, including a system for patron registration and record keeping. We want to celebrate our progress toward improvement while continuing our self-evaluation and creating goals for the future. 

Speakers
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Alison Elbrader

Assistant Librarian, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
Starting as a student in 2005, Alison has been with the J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections for fourteen years. Inspired by the sight of the first edition of Galileo's Dialogo, Alison cultivated her passion, earning a BA in History at the University of Utah and, in 2013... Read More →
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Ian Godfrey

Director, Ops & Logistics, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Scott Bigler

Security & Info Services Manager, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Special Collections
  • Objective 1 We hope by sharing our experience we can help other Special Collections and libraries navigate periods of self-evaluation and change.

2:20pm

Bookmobile Stories: Impacting Rural Utah
This poster contains pictures and stories collected from bookmobile patrons with statistical data. The stories and pictures are collected from patrons using a paper survey, distributed by the bookmobile drivers. The statistical data was collected from the Utah State Library Division Resources Division and Bookmobile Program. 

Speakers
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Char Newbold

Digital Library Coordinator, Utah State Library Division
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Shawn Bliss

Bookmobile Librarian, Utah State Library Division
Rural and small libraries | Bookmobiles and outreach | Technology in libraries | Dad jokes


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Rural and Small Libraries
  • Objective 1 This poster will demonstrate the value of bookmobiles in rural areas of Utah.

2:50pm

Formulas for Reflection: Using Safiya Umoja Noble’s Algorithms of Oppression to Engage Student Learners
We read Noble’s recent book with a small group of students through USU's Honors Book Lab program this spring, discussing how human-designed information technologies reinforce racism, sexism, and other oppressions. What emerged from this critical examination of our information seeking practices, our assumptions of neutrality, and our cognition of the algorithmic forces that shape our view of the information landscape – and of the people around us? 

Speakers
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Rachel Wishkoski

Utah State University, Merril-Cazier Library
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Liz Woolcott

Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University, Merril-Cazier Library
Liz Woolcott, liz.woolcott@usu.edu, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Utah State University, manages the MARC and non-MARC metadata creation of the University Libraries and is the co-founder of the Library Workflow Exchange. She publishes and presents on workflow and assessment... Read More →



Thursday May 16, 2019 2:50pm - 3:00pm
Eagle Room 200 D
  • Objective 1 Participants will learn about a creative way of engaging students and participating in the university community outside of a traditional librarian role.
  • Objective 2 Participants will reflect on opportunities for collaborating across library units and hear about how blending perspectives enriches these opportunities.
  • Objective 3 Participants will be introduced to some of the major themes of Safiya Umoja Noble’s work.

2:50pm

Ethical Use of Technologies in Libraries
The recent advancements of technologies such as artificial intelligence and data mining provide an avenue to gain a better understanding of business relations and customers. These techniques can enhance library services and provide a better user experience for its patrons. In line with this years ULA theme of In Libraries We Trust, the presentation will focus on the implications & importance of ethics, when implementing these emerging technologies.

Speakers
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Dhanushka Samarakoon

Assistant Head of Software Development, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Eagle Room 300 B
  • Objective 1 Learn about emerging technologies
  • Objective 2 Learn about the ethical implication of new technologies
  • Objective 3 Discussion on finding the right balance between improvements of services, vs ethical usage of technologies.

2:50pm

Libraries in Sustainable Communities: The UN Sustainable Development Goals as a Framework for Change
Libraries are key institutions for achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a framework for organizational change to create strong, resilient communities. Libraries are familiar, trusted organizations with a mission that supports economic opportunity, equality, civic engagement, education and health.  Rather than creating new, unproven infrastructure, existing library systems can align programming and services to transform lives and connect with community partners. 

Speakers
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Amy Brunvand

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


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Eagle Room 200 C

2:50pm

NOVEL: Building a Sustainable Online Publishing and Educational Platform
NOVEL is a discipline specific open repository. Eccles Library serves as publisher and provides opportunities for health professionals to publish non-traditional scholarly output which builds a neuro-ophthalmology curriculum. Needing continued support, spin off products were developed for licensing. An Illustrated Curriculum was published in Stat!Ref, a Teton Data Systems electronic platform. The revenue generated by the Stat!Ref product will help sustain the NOVEL open repository. The open NOVEL repository allows faculty around the world to share expertise and support training of neuro-ophthalmologists. The model established is transferrable and could be used by other disciplines. The Library-Society collaboration has been a rewarding way to enhance educational cooperation within the discipline of Neuro-ophthalmology. Libraries can be publishers of non-traditional content and manage peer-review. This role is a natural extension of the library profession and places the library in an essential position to further education and research in an academic discipline.

Speakers
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Bryan Hull

Digital Publishing Program Manager, University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library
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Jessica Maestas

Digital Collections Coordinator, University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library
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Carmin Smoot

Digital Collections Coordinator, University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library
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Nancy Lombardo

Head of Digital Publishing, University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library



Thursday May 16, 2019 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Topic Tags Digital Libraries/Digitization, Knowledge Management, Transforming Libraries
  • Objective 1 Understand the benefits of collaboration between a library and a national society
  • Objective 2 Know the strategies used to sustain the project through publishing licensed products to provide financial support
  • Objective 3 Know the strategies used to sustain the project through publishing licensed products to provide financial support

2:50pm

Embedding Information Literacy Through Canvas Modules
In this session we describe a collaboration with the education department to support research and writing literature reviews for Masters’ theses. We created a library of instructional modules in the Canvas learning, developing needs-based online modules to address instruction demands by providing another venue to teach information literacy. In this session we will discuss how solicit input for instruction modules and how to rapidly design and deliver. 

Speakers
avatar for Maralee Carlin

Maralee Carlin

Instruction Librarian, Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library
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Anne Diekema

Instruction Librarian & Department Chair, Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Eagle Room 200 A
  • Objective 1 How to create simple canvas modules for both basic information literacy principles as well as subject specific modules.
  • Objective 2 How to collaborating with faculty and other departments on campus to create and implement these modules based on their needs.
  • Objective 3 The possibility of being virtually embedded into a canvas course.

2:50pm

Assessing the Impact of a Free-Book Program on Parent Reading Frequency
Salt Lake County Library wanted to better understand the impact a free book program can have on reading frequency. Staff at the County Library’s Byington Reading Room put together an English and Spanish survey for parents of children receiving a free book. 

Speakers
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Brian Peters

Salt Lake County Library System


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Eagle Room 300 A
  • Topic Tags Assessment and Evaluation, Children's Services (0-5), Family Engagement
  • Objective 1 Does a free book program increase parental reading frequency
  • Objective 2 Librarians at the Salt Lake County's Byington Reading surveyed parents using the free book program and what type, if any, impact this had on reading frequency.
  • Objective 3 An analysis of the 183 surveys received at the Byington Reading Room showed the more visits parents had made to the reading room to pick up a free book, the more these parents read to their children.

3:05pm

Protecting Patron Privacy in the Digital Age
As increasingly diverse sets of data emerge about library patrons, and libraries depend on that data to demonstrate value and effectiveness, a conversation has started in the library community about how we educate, organize, and engage patrons in their right to confidentiality and privacy in our libraries. This lightning talk will discuss ethical and practical implications for conversations around privacy and technologies of surveillance in libraries. Attendees will walk away with defined terms and available resources on the topic to share with others.

Speakers
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Brandon Patterson

University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library



Thursday May 16, 2019 3:05pm - 3:15pm
Eagle Room 200 D
  • Objective 1 Define terms related to patron privacy in libraries
  • Objective 2 Locate resources related to patron privacy in libraries
  • Objective 3 Learn ways to engage in privacy and security issues relevant to your library

3:10pm

Audiovisual Accessibility: Evaluating Workflows for Closed Captioning and Transcripts
The Marriott Library is exploring methods for creating transcripts for AV resources. We are working with files representing various qualities, formats, and genres. Transcripts are created using three workflows: manual transcription, Google Speech API, and outsourced transcription.  The time, cost, and quality of each are being compared to determine the best workflow for each file type. This presentation includes project details and lessons learned while making our AV content more accessible. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Myntti

Jeremy Myntti

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Molly Rose Stead

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

Head of Digital Infrastructure Development, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Stefano Kinkade

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library



Thursday May 16, 2019 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Eagle Room 300 B
  • Objective 1 The need for making audiovisual content more accessible for patrons with disabilities will be discussed and resources about AV accessibility will be made available.
  • Objective 2 Attendees will learn about different methods and workflows for creating captions and transcripts, including the pros and cons of each workflow.
  • Objective 3 Information about different tools for making audiovisual content more accessible in digital libraries will be shared.

3:10pm

Libraries, the Universe, and Everything: The EXPLORE Model for School Libraries
The EXPLORE model represents a framework for dual STEAM advocacy and school library outreach. As a tool for structuring and organizing outreach events, it seeks to unite traditional STEM disciplines, the humanities, and libraries as epicenters for research and discovery. In this presentation, we will discuss the model and its potential applications in school library outreach activities. 

Speakers
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Christopher Clark

Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Eagle Room 200 C
  • Objective 1 The audience will discover ways to implement the EXPLORE model into their own libraries.
  • Objective 2 The audience will be given specific ideas for incorporating STEM and the humanities into their library outreach.
  • Objective 3 The audience will be given marketing strategies for bringing in enthusiasts from multiple disciplines.

3:10pm

Achieving Greater Access: A Non-Roman Record Upgrade Project
The Marriott Library recently completed a project to upgrade about 105,000 MARC records for titles in non-Roman languages, resulting in the addition of many more fields in the vernacular script. In this presentation, attendees will learn about the chosen method for achieving this upgrade, as well as lessons learned and considerations for taking on a similar project.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lewis

Nicole Lewis

Lead Cataloger, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library



Thursday May 16, 2019 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Eagle Room 200 A
  • Objective 1 Considerations for a record upgrade project.
  • Objective 2 One method for accomplishing a batch record upgrade.
  • Objective 3 Lessons learned after performing a batch record upgrade project.

3:10pm

If They Are Special…Use Them! : A How to Guide for Processing and Tracking Special Collections Material
In 2017, the Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University undertook a project to barcode the entirety of the Special Collections & Archives. The goals of this initiative was to start tracking reading room circulations at the item level, and time stamping circulations at the point of contact.  There was also a desire to reap more complete data relating to patrons and collections, in order to better understand how to advocate and market collections, and to increase overall circulation. 

Speakers
avatar for Paul Daybell

Paul Daybell

Special Collections Cataloging Assistant, Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
avatar for Jennifer Duncan

Jennifer Duncan

Head of Collection Development, Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Objective 1 How to leverage Special Collections for campus outreach.
  • Objective 2 Learn methodology for improving tracking data regarding collection use.
  • Objective 3 How to increase Special Collections use.

3:10pm

Ditch the Room - Turn Your Library into an ESCAPE GAME Instead!
This self-directed program is an effective and budget-friendly way to bring in new patrons, acquaint them with your library, and highlight library resources. We have had more than 400 participants for each game! Don’t have a clue on where to start? We’ll share the puzzles and challenges for our themed games, including Harry Potter and Brandon Sanderson Fandom! Plus, we’ll provide all the pieces necessary for you to put together your library’s own amazing interactive patron experience. 

Speakers
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Lori Bonner

American Fork Public Library



Thursday May 16, 2019 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Eagle Room 300 A
  • Objective 1 Explore the library and discover the myriad of resources available there
  • Objective 2 Connect patrons with authors, series, or particular titles
  • Objective 3 Have fun using your brain

3:20pm

Round Peg, Square Hole: Using National Information Literacy Assessments to Evaluated Embedded Librarians
The undergraduate LEAP learning communities at the University of Utah measurably contribute to higher retention and graduation rates of participants, and academic librarians play a strong role as embedded partners. But how can widely individualized librarian contributions be assessed program wide?  This presentation will look at the information literacy standard SAILS and the new TATIL assessments as an embedded librarian evaluation tool.


Speakers
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Dale Larsen

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 3:20pm - 3:30pm
Eagle Room 200 D
  • Objective 1 Attendees will learn about traditional and non-traditional applications of the SAILS (and subsequent TATIL) information literacy assessments.
  • Objective 2 Attendees will learn about the application of the SAILS test in a freshmen learning communities series of courses at the University of Utah.
  • Objective 3 Attendees will learn about how the assessment results can be used to market library successes on campus.

3:40pm

In Libraries We Trust: The Role of Libraries in the 2020 Census
Many projections and estimates used in planning are based on the census. Similarly, many funding allocations are based on population counts, like the LSTA funds used in Utah. It is critical to have a complete count of all Utahns. Libraries can offer trustworthy information about the census and provide vital services to residents, especially to hard-to-count populations. Join us as we learn about dependable sources of information and how to be more effective census ambassadors to our communities. 

Speakers
avatar for Juan Tomás Lee

Juan Tomás Lee

Librarian, Utah State Library Division
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Mallory Bateman

State Data Center, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
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Margarita Satini

U.S. Census Bureau



Thursday May 16, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Eagle Room 200 A
  • Topic Tags Civic Engagement, Rural and Small Libraries, Special Needs Populations, Technology
  • Objective 1 Increase knowledge: Library staff will learn why the census is important to all the residents of the State of Utah.
  • Objective 2 Increase knowledge: Library staff will learn important aspects of the 2020 census.
  • Objective 3 Increase abilities: Library staff will learn how to connect more effectively community members with trustworthy 2020 census information and services.

3:40pm

Mentor/Mentee: A Two Way Street
Everyone is talking about mentoring. Maybe you want a mentor. Maybe you want to be a mentor. Maybe you want to be both a mentor and a mentee. And maybe you are not sure how to start. Wherever you are in a mentor/mentee relationship and whichever part you want to take there are skills you can bring to the table to help ensure success. 

Speakers
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Ann Marie Barrett

Salt Lake County Library System
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Maggie Mills

Library Manager, Salt Lake County Library System


Thursday May 16, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Eagle Room 200 C

3:40pm

No MLS? No Problem. Training Resources for Library Aides and Paraprofessionals
Our state’s paraprofessionals play a vital role in supporting library services and, in turn, deserve high quality training for their own professional development. This panel talk will highlight several different training strategies and tools available for paraprofessionals in the state of Utah. Resources discussed will include a new online training for school library aides, the ULA Paraprofessional Certificate Program, and effective strategies for training student library aides. 

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Gerrity

Caitlin Gerrity

Library Media Program Director, Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library
Southern Utah University
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Linda Liebhardt

ULA Paraprofessional Certificate Review Board/Committee, Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library
Circulation Coordinator
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Maralee Carlin

Instruction Librarian, Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Eagle Room 200 D
  • Topic Tags Training, Personnel and Staffing, Continuing Education / Professional Development
  • Objective 1 At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to identify available training tools and resources for paraprofessionals.
  • Objective 2 At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to apply the resources to their unique training needs.
  • Objective 3 At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to customize their own training using the strategies and tools shared by the panel.

3:40pm

Let Reference Ring: Transforming and Rebranding Reference Services
Librarians from Westminster College will share their process for transforming and rebranding reference services. The presenters will offer an alternative and more flexible staffing schedule, introduce a dynamic Google Sheet that streamlines staffing workflow, and highlight marketing efforts to expand awareness of services. They will discuss the challenges of the new model as well as the successes—increased use of services, improved consistency in staffing, and greater freedom for librarians. 

Speakers
avatar for Chloe Barnett

Chloe Barnett

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Westminster College, Giovale Library
avatar for Valerie Burnett

Valerie Burnett

Systems Librarian, Westminster College, Giovale Library
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Erin Merrill

Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Westminster College, Giovale Library


Thursday May 16, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Eagle Room 300 A
  • Topic Tags Reference Services, Marketing, Technology, Transforming Libraries
  • Objective 1 Attendees will consider ways to improve reference services by reflecting on and evaluating a new reference model.
  • Objective 2 Attendees will discover customizations in Google Drive to organize, streamline, and track reference staffing in real time.
  • Objective 3 Attendees will examine existing marketing practices and identify ways to market reference in their own libraries.

3:40pm

Using Focus Group Feedback: How the UVU Fulton Library Incorporated Feedback to Make Improvements and Reach More Students
In 2018 the UVU Fulton Library partnered with Institutional Research to run a Library Research Focus Group. They had 15 participants in two sessions. Students gave feedback on what was stressful about research, where they looked for help, and what barriers they experienced asking for help in the library. Using detailed qualitative data the Fulton Library addressed student concerns in instruction, wayfinding, and marketing reference services differently to tackle students’ needs. 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Naylor Stephens

Mary Naylor Stephens

Utah Valley University, Fulton Library
Utah Valley University Library
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Annie Smith

Utah Valley University, Fulton Library
I have been a reference and instruction librarian at UVU's Fulton Library since 2008. I am the library's reference coordinator, social media maven, and perform many other duties as assigned.



Thursday May 16, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Topic Tags Assessment and Evaluation, Marketing, Partnerships and Collaboration, Reference Services
  • Objective 1 Audience will learn what current undergraduate students thought about research projects and processes in their classes, and what they reported their information seeking behavior to be.
  • Objective 2 Audience will learn what barriers current undergraduate students experienced in the library, and how to address them
  • Objective 3 Audience will learn how to partner with other campus entities to receive high quality student feedback

3:40pm

Author Panel: Novel 19s
Come and meet Middle Grade and Young Adult debut authors from Utah and learn about their new books: Dan Haring (MG Fantasy), Samantha Hastings (YA Historical), Sofiya Pasternack (MG Fantasy), Crystal Smith (YA Fantasy), Tiana Smith (YA romance), RuthAnne Snow (YA Contemporary), and Erin Stewart (YA Contemporary). The authors will share 2019 publishing trends, participate in a Q&A session, and host a prize drawing for books and swag. 

Moderators
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Christina Walsh

Salt Lake City Public Library

Speakers
avatar for Dan Haring

Dan Haring

Dan Haring is a visual effects and animation artist, who has worked on films such as Tangled, The Lion King 3D, Incredible Hulk and Rio 2. He is currently helping create new worlds in virtual reality at Strange Reptile. He loves comic books, especially Batman. He lives in Utah with... Read More →
avatar for Sofiya Pasternack

Sofiya Pasternack

Kidlit Author
Hi I’m Sofiya! My debut middle grade fantasy ANYA AND THE DRAGON will release 9/24/19 with HMH! I love love love talking about all things fantasy, writing, story structure, and especially my weird niche passion, the neuropsychology of writing! Come say hi!
avatar for Tiana Smith

Tiana Smith

Tiana Smith is a copywriter turned novelist who grew up in the Rocky Mountains. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing after her ninja son, reading, or binging the Disney Channel. She has double degrees in Honors and English from Westminster College but wants to go back to school... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Eagle Room 300 B
  • Topic Tags Readers Advisory, Children/Youth Services (11-14), Children's Services (6-10)
  • Objective 1 Introduce local authors and how to book-talk their 2019 debuts
  • Objective 2 Read-alike books for the debuts and 2019 publishing trends for middle grade and young adult markets.
  • Objective 3 A Q&A session, including information/availability for author visits and other programming opportunities.

3:40pm

Beyond the 123s of Baby & Me
Take Baby & Me story time to the next level as you learn to apply and adapt books and activities to a wide range of developmental skills and milestones. 

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Pine

Virginia Pine

Librarian, Salt Lake County Library System
I have been a librarian, specializing in youth services, for nine years. I have also spent several years on the board of the Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU).



Thursday May 16, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Eagle Room 300 C
  • Topic Tags Children's Services (0-5), Family Engagement, Programming/Services
  • Objective 1 Learn how to include developmental skills and milestones in a Baby & Me program.
  • Objective 2 Learn how to adapt books and activities for a wide range of developmental levels.
  • Objective 3 Gain a library of resources for early development skills and activities.

4:30pm

 
Friday, May 17
 

7:30am

Registration
Coffee available from 7:30 - 8:30 am, sponsored by the Weber State University Stewart Library.

Friday May 17, 2019 7:30am - 12:00pm
MAEC Hall 5 Foyer

8:00am

Round Table/Committee Business Meetings
The following groups have scheduled business meetings:

  • Business Round Table (BURT): Eagle Room 200 A
  • Copyright Education Committee: Eagle Room 200 B  
  • Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) — by invitation: Eagle Room 200 C

Friday May 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
See Description

8:30am

Better Libraries and Stronger Communities Through Kindness, Empathy, and Love
Living with kindness, empathy and love provides benefits for both the giver and receiver. Studies show that these types of expression might slow aging, decrease pain and create a higher sense of emotional warmth that reduces stress and heart-health risks. For those on the receiving end, a greater sense of inclusion and value contribute to stronger emotional brand engagement. Workplaces with a “kindness, empathy and love culture” have lower staff turnover and greater effectiveness. This culture ripples out from individuals to others in the workplace, to patrons and throughout the community. Our goal with this concept is to take great customer service to up a notch to a more genuine style that focuses on individual needs.

Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services and underwritten by an UPLIFT Grant from the Utah State Library. Travel and other expenses sponsored by the Salt Lake City Public Library System.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Werner

Lance Werner

Executive Director, Kent District Library, MI
Lance Werner has served as Executive Director for Kent District Library since 2011. He received a juris doctorate degree from Michigan State University’s College of Law and his master’s degree in Library Science from Wayne State University (WSU). In 2018, he was chosen as Library... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Eagle 300 A-C

8:30am

8:30am

Exhibits
Exhibitor, Booth Number, Website

Friday May 17, 2019 8:30am - 1:30pm
MAEC Hall 5

9:30am

9:30am

Exhibit Break
Sponsored by the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

Friday May 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
MAEC Hall 5

9:30am

9:30am

Bringing Ute Culture to Utah's Doorsteps
Objectives:
  1. Diversity
  2. Cultural Sensitivity
  3. Cultural Understanding
  4. How to involve Native American Literature during Native American Month effectively.

Speakers
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Cheryl Lone Bear

RASRT Chair, Ute Indian Tribe, Venita K. Taveapont Memorial Library


Friday May 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
MAEC Hall 5

9:30am

In Libraries We Trust: The Role of Libraries in the 2020 Census
Many projections and estimates used in funding allocations and general planning are based on the census. Therefore, it is critical to have a complete count of all Utahns. With this poster, librarians will learn that the Census is mandated in the US Constitution; why a complete count is so important for libraries; timeline; hot topics; population trends; how the State Data Center can help libraries; and what libraries can do to help get a complete count in their communities. 

Speakers
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Juan Tomás Lee

Librarian, Utah State Library Division
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Mallory Bateman

State Data Center, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
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Margarita Satini

U.S. Census Bureau


Friday May 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Civic Engagement, Rural and Small Libraries, Special Needs Populations, Technology
  • Objective 1 Increase knowledge: Library staff will learn why the census is important to all the residents of the State of Utah.
  • Objective 2 Increase knowledge: Library staff will learn important aspects of the 2020 census.
  • Objective 3 Increase knowledge: Library staff will learn things they can do to help achieve a complete count of community residents.

9:30am

Libraries in China: A Survey
This poster is part of ongoing research in data collection about current practices, collections, communities, and information access concerns in China. Data was collected when visiting each library in person to understand how the libraries surveyed serve their communities, deal with policy issues, understand and disseminate information, adapt to changing technologies, and affect the communities around them.  

Speakers
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Daniel Cureton

Head Librarian, Independence University
Archives and minority cultural history. Publishing. Speculative fiction and typewriters.


Friday May 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
MAEC Hall 5

9:30am

Assessing the Value of E-Books Purchased through Demand-Driven Acquisitions
Libraries rely heavily on demand-driven acquisitions to purchase e-books that are of immediate value to their patrons. Library administrators, collection managers, and anyone involved in providing access to e-books should know how well their DDA program is meeting patron needs. This poster presents a brief analysis of four years of data on the USU Library’s DDA purchases, showing the insights that can be gathered on the quantity, cost, and use of DDA e-books across broad disciplinary categories. 

Speakers
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Robert Heaton

Collection Management Librarian, Utah State University, Merril-Cazier Library
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 →


Friday May 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Collection Development, Programming/Services, Public Services, User Experience
  • Objective 1 The poster shows assessment methods that can lead to high-impact decisions on budget use and collection quality.
  • Objective 2 Suggests a worthwhile avenue for acquisitions at smaller libraries that have not implemented DDA.
  • Objective 3 Gives academic libraries data for comparing to their own DDA program.
  • Objective 4 Simplifies a complex technical-services topic for librarians in other roles.

9:30am

Baptism by Barcoding: Introducing Library Student Workers to Special Collections Management
Catalogers at the Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library are barcoding the entirety of Special Collections and Archives in order to efficiently track the usage of collection items. Students manage the collections and specialize in their different areas. The process involves cataloging, improving existing records, and spreadsheet tracking. Barcoding statistics are totaled and displayed on a physical map of the library. The map playfully markets the progress and value to administration. 

Speakers
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Paul Daybell

Special Collections Cataloging Assistant, Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Delaney Gagliano

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Josee Butler

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Bryn Larsen

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Katya Pilkington

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Ashley Hopkins

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Sabrina Leatham

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Ann Sorenson

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library


Friday May 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Special Collections, Technical Services
  • Objective 1 Viewers will learn the detailed project management of a massive special collections and archives barcoding project including, tracking, workflows, and staffing through the eyes of the cataloging student workers.

9:30am

Integrating Authorities: Searching and Context in ArchivesSpace
The poster will review how library catalogs and discovery systems use authority data for searching and browsing, comparing this functionality with that provided by ArchivesSpace. It will consider the benefits of such systems, particularly for contextualizing materials maintained according to provenance. It will also look at the potential challenges such linked record systems might pose in library implementations. 

Speakers
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Cory Nimer

University Archivist, Brigham Young University Library
Cory Nimer is the University Archivist at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. He received a Masters of Arts degree in History from Sonoma State University and a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University, and he is... Read More →
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Gordon Daines

Supervisor of Reference Services and Department Chair, Brigham Young University Library
J. Gordon Daines III is the Supervisor of Reference Services and Department Chair in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. He holds degrees in history from Brigham Young University (BA) and the University of Chicago (MA) and a certificate in archives and... Read More →
avatar for Greg Reeve

Greg Reeve

Brigham Young University Library
Metadata and Identities Librarian, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library


Friday May 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Digital Libraries/Digitization, Technology
  • Objective 1 Understand how library catalogs and discovery systems use authority data for search.
  • Objective 2 Understand how exposing authority data could assist library patrons.
  • Objective 3 Understand how ArchivesSpace search functionality uses authority data.

9:30am

Preserving and Disseminating Student-Created Video Games
A student-created video game, Erie, is widely-regarded as games studies program’s flagship game, has become marooned on an obsolete operating system. To avoid losing future student-created video games, librarians secured national grant funding to embed relevant library instruction, develop a preservation strategy, and public display for the student games. As stewards of rich authentic content, the library can preserve other complex forms of digital scholarship.  

Speakers
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Tallie Casucci

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Anne Morrow

Head, Digital Scholarship Services, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Friday May 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Games and Gaming, Popular Culture, Technology
  • Objective 1 Recognize the preservation crisis facing student-created games.
  • Objective 2 Learn about one library’s attempt to develop a preservation strategy for student-created complex digital scholarship.
  • Objective 3 Discover methods for preparing students to preserve their scholarship by embedding library instruction into the curriculum.

9:30am

Trust Your Gut! Celebrating Special Collections in the Midst of Transformation

A team spent a year identifying opportunities for improvement in the areas of conservation, access, safety, collection management, and policy creation with the intent of improving our ability to prevent theft and damage to collections. A major focus was implementing a full reading room upgrade, including a system for patron registration and record keeping. We want to celebrate our progress toward improvement while continuing our self-evaluation and creating goals for the future. 

Speakers
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Alison Elbrader

Assistant Librarian, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
Starting as a student in 2005, Alison has been with the J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections for fourteen years. Inspired by the sight of the first edition of Galileo's Dialogo, Alison cultivated her passion, earning a BA in History at the University of Utah and, in 2013... Read More →
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Ian Godfrey

Director, Ops & Logistics, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Scott Bigler

Security & Info Services Manager, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Friday May 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Special Collections
  • Objective 1 We hope by sharing our experience we can help other Special Collections and libraries navigate periods of self-evaluation and change.

9:30am

Bookmobile Stories: Impacting Rural Utah
This poster contains pictures and stories collected from bookmobile patrons with statistical data. The stories and pictures are collected from patrons using a paper survey, distributed by the bookmobile drivers. The statistical data was collected from the Utah State Library Division Resources Division and Bookmobile Program. 

Speakers
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Char Newbold

Digital Library Coordinator, Utah State Library Division
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Shawn Bliss

Bookmobile Librarian, Utah State Library Division
Rural and small libraries | Bookmobiles and outreach | Technology in libraries | Dad jokes


Friday May 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Rural and Small Libraries
  • Objective 1 This poster will demonstrate the value of bookmobiles in rural areas of Utah.

10:00am

Traveling National Exhibits
Native Voices is a traveling exhibition created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.  Through a competitive grant application process, Salt Lake Community College Library and San Juan County Library System were chosen as host sites for this exhibition.  Find out how things went from the the librarians who took it on.

Speakers
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Pat Smith

San Juan County Library System
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Jen Hughes

Archives, New Media & Educational Initiatives, Salt Lake Community College, Markosian Library
I work at the Markosian Library at Salt Lake Community College. I oversee the creation of online and physical exhibits for grants as well as to complement our regular displays in the library and to promote our Digital Collections. I work with Physical and Digital Archives, digitization... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:10am
Eagle Room 200 A

10:00am

Peaks, Plateaus, and Pitfalls: Lessons Learned Offering Patron Technology Training in the Library
Four years ago the BYU Library took over the role of software training from the Office of Information Technology. We will share lessons learned over that time on how to plan, promote, and teach successful workshops on everything from Photoshop and Illustrator, to Excel and PowerPoint.

Our trainers are all student employees who often have no experience in these programs before they are hired. We will also talk about how we train them to both know and teach these computer programs.    

Speakers
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Ben Nielsen

Media Center Specialist, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
I manage the multimedia lab of the BYU library. We have an editing lab of iMacs, a sound booth, a production studio, an equipment checkout for audio and video equipment, and a software training program.
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Jed Johnston

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library


Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Eagle Room 200 C
  • Topic Tags Technology, Training
  • Objective 1 Learn the benefits of offering technology trainings
  • Objective 2 Understand resources needed for different technology trainings
  • Objective 3 Identify existing technology training gaps that their library can help fill

10:00am

Project Management and Documentation in Libraries Using Git & GitHub
The University of Utah Marriott Library is using git and github for documenting and tracking code and collaborating on projects, creating group research repositories with version control, developing best practices documentation, and more. This overview will provide case studies illustrating how git and github has become an essential tool in the project manager’s toolbox. Also included in the session will be a guide for learning git on your own. 

Speakers
avatar for Anna Neatrour

Anna Neatrour

Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Brian McBride

Head of Digital Infrastructure Development, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Eagle Room 300 A
  • Objective 1 An understanding of version control systems (VCS)
  • Objective 2 Learn the basics of git and github
  • Objective 3 Know how git and structured version control and project management can help libraries with project management, documentation, and workflow management.

10:00am

Wanna Play a Game? Using Technology to Engage Students in the Information Literacy Classroom
Every librarian knows that teaching information literacy can be tough, especially when you only have one chance in front of a class. How can you foster engagement and conversation while still teaching information literacy in an interesting way? Librarians at LDS Business College have been using game-based technologies in the classroom to engage students of all ages. The results are more participation in classes, more dialogue about the subject matter, and, at the end of the day, a more enjoyable library session. Come play games with us in a highly engaging presentation on Kahoot, Quizziz, Socrative, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Bowen

Brandon Bowen

Reference & Instruction Manager, LDS Business College
LDS Business College
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Rachel Riter

LDS Business College


Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Objective 1 Gain new tools to use while teaching information literacy
  • Objective 2 Experiment with new gamification technologies
  • Objective 3 Find new ways to engage with students

10:00am

Alzheimer's Read and Rhymers: Stimulate Memory and Mind with Adult Storytime
As the age profile in the United States continues to rise, aged populations constitute a growing percentage of our communities. Find out how our library reaches this often underserved and frequently immobile demographic by taking interactive stories, music, and visual aids into local memory care centers. Session organizers will demonstrate a typical Adult Storytime and will provide templates and materials lists for those interested in bringing Adult Storytime into their own communities. 

Speakers
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Deanna Simonis

Salt Lake County Library System
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Vern Waters

Salt Lake County Library System
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Lisa Henderson

Salt Lake County Library System


Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Eagle Room 300 B

10:00am

I Like My Library S.T.E.A.M.ed
Incorporating Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) programming into a Public Library setting. A.K.A. How to Outreach, Outsource, and Out-Pinterest Pinterest. One library's experience turning a struggling weekly evening storytime into a popular and fun learning night.  

Speakers
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Melissa Lindsay

Davis County Library System


Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Eagle Room 200 D

10:00am

SEO: Super Excellent Onlineness
A successful website requires solid SEO — search engine optimization — but "solid SEO" can become needlessly complex. At its core, SEO really means giving Google the helpful, trustworthy, and interesting information it wants. This session will focus on SEO fundamentals and creating content — from compelling images to useful listicles to engaging stories — that helps Google, and therefore users, easily find your library's website and discover everything you have to offer. 

Speakers
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Josh Loftin

Public Information Officer, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts
Josh Loftin has served as the public information officer for the Department of Heritage & Arts since 2016. Prior to joining Heritage & Arts, he oversaw marketing and communications for Wasatch Academy, an international boarding school in central Utah. He also worked for more than... Read More →
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Sarina Ehrgott

Marketing & Brand Director, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts
Rigid in brand consistency. Ravenously curious. Relentlessly helpful. Sarina Villareal Ehrgott comes from a lengthy background in advertising and has worked across agencies, independently, and in non-profit and private sectors. Her work clarifies brand trajectories, formulates marketing... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Eagle Room 300 C
  • Objective 1 A basic understanding of SEO (search engine optimization) for websites.
  • Objective 2 The foundation of good SEO is interesting, helpful content. Through examples and an activity, attendees will learn how to create that content.
  • Objective 3 Identify core keywords and topical keywords for the library's website, and use those keywords to come up with content that can be created immediately.

10:15am

Emotional Intelligence: How to Be an Effective Librarian and Leader
Emotional intelligence is an emerging characteristic required of great leaders and dynamic thinkers. Often times we allow our own personal biases to affect our interactions with both patrons and staff. In an effort to mitigate our own emotions this Lightning Talk will teach participants the meaning of emotional intelligence and how to incorporate it into our daily work lives.

Speakers
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Sarah Goodrich

Salt Lake City Library, Day-Riverside Branch


Friday May 17, 2019 10:15am - 10:25am
Eagle Room 200 A
  • Topic Tags Leadership, Personnel and Staffing, Public Relations
  • Objective 1 Understanding the concept of emotional intelligence
  • Objective 2 Utilizing emotional intelligence to maintain a positive work environment
  • Objective 3 Utilizing emotional intelligence to increase the patron satisfaction and confidence in the library

10:30am

Creative Constraints: Strategies and Structures for Coming Up with Better Ideas
We often hear that constraints promote creativity, but that isn’t always the case. Better understanding what promotes and what hinders creativity can improve our brainstorming sessions and increase our ability to be innovative.  

Speakers
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Matt Armstrong

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library



Friday May 17, 2019 10:30am - 10:40am
Eagle Room 200 A
  • Topic Tags Innovation, Strategic Planning, Training
  • Objective 1 Recognize the implications of less effective brainstorming.
  • Objective 2 Understand how to use constraints as a tool for more creative outcomes.
  • Objective 3 Identify current projects where the concepts could be applied.

11:00am

Internal Knowledge Management in Libraries: Designing Successful Intranet for Seamless Communication
Knowledge management within any organization is important, and more so in academic libraries, which are adept at organizing information resources that students, faculty and community use to further their academic and lifelong learning goals. In this presentation, we will discuss our approach in developing an intranet that has become the information hub for employees. We will touch on tactical, technical, and human success factors that are important to consider while developing such systems.

Speakers
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Harish Maringanti

Associate Dean, IT & Digital Lib, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Tracy Medley

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Amanda Crittenden

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Leah Donaldson

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Dhanushka Samarakoon

Assistant Head of Software Development, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 300 C
  • Topic Tags Knowledge Management, Project Management, Technology, Social Media
  • Objective 1 How to facilitate cross-department communication and workflows using the right tools.
  • Objective 2 How to simplify project management and share relevant information with project stakeholders, partners, and team members.
  • Objective 3 How to design policies to get the most out of intranet and project management systems.

11:00am

Investigating Librarian Burnout and Creating Programs to Build Collegiality and Personal Resilience
Libraries are amazing resources for their communities, but are library employees experiencing burnout? Over the past three years, we investigated burnout levels of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library employees. We created two interventions, the wellness game and Club Eccles, to build collegiality and personal resilience. This presentation will provide an overview of the burnout research field, our project, interventions, and next steps. 

Speakers
avatar for Tallie Casucci

Tallie Casucci

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Erica Lake

Associate Librarian, University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
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Sarah Dickey

University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library
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Amy Locke

Associate Professor, University of Utah



Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 200 C

11:00am

More than We Know What to Do with: The Fulton Library and an Unusual Donation
In 2018, Fulton Library was offered an unusual donation: 63,000 books from the inventory of a closed bookstore.  As this is approximately 1/3rd of the size of the regular collection at Fulton Library, several unique considerations had to be made.  In this presentation, Anthony Morris, Kira Buswell, and Shay Chestnut will discuss our experience with accepting and processing this donation, describe the lessons we've learned, and talk about building mutually beneficial relationships with donors. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Morris

Anthony Morris

Technical Services LIbrarian, Utah Valley University, Fulton Library
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Kira Buswell

Utah Valley University, Fulton Library
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Shay Chestnut

Utah Valley University, Fulton Library


Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 200 A
  • Topic Tags Acquisitions, Collection Development, Technical Services, Administration/Management
  • Objective 1 Describe Fulton Library's experience with accepting, coordinating, and processing an unusually large donation.
  • Objective 2 Discuss lessons learned, including processes developed to manage future donations and what could be done differently next time.
  • Objective 3 Describe building a relationship of trust, respect, and reciprocity with a donor.

11:00am

Understanding the Problem of White Normativity in Academic Libraries
What is "white normativity"? In this session, the audience will learn about the barriers that we, in academic libraries, are creating and maintaining for our students and faculty through a culture of white normativity, in spite of campus efforts to promote diversity. 

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Parker

Adriana Parker

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


Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Topic Tags Equity of Access, Diversity, Social Change, Transforming Libraries
  • Objective 1 The audience will understand the distinctions between the concepts of "white supremacy" and "white normativity."
  • Objective 2 The audience will learn about barriers to building inclusive cultures in academic libraries.
  • Objective 3 The audience will learn what power, privilege, and oppression looks like in a higher education setting.

11:00am

Legal Inclusion for All
Utah courts are flooded with legal filings from self-represented parties.  The Utah Committee on Legal Inclusion (UCLI) is teaming up with the Utah State Library to educate librarians and provide a statewide marketing program designed to educate librarians in the state about use of the Online Court Assistance Program (OCAP). The goal is to increase citizens’ access to justice and to help self-represented persons.  It is designed so that non-lawyers can prepare the necessary documents to file in Utah Courts.  Additionally, by advertising your library as a resource for use of the OCAP forms, you can increase the relevance of your library in your community.   UCLI’s goals of increasing access to justice and ensuring that all citizens of Utah have access to the courts is also achieved given that many marginalized populations use local libraries as their primary resource for information, internet and other valuable information. 

Speakers
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S. Grace Acosta

Utah State Library Division
Ms. Acosta is an AV-rated lawyer experienced in trial, arbitration and mediation who has been named among Utah’s Legal Elite for the past several years. Her practice areas include, workers compensation law, insurance defense, coverage, insurance bad faith, real estate, torts, appellate... Read More →



Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 300 B
  • Topic Tags Inclusion, Transforming Libraries, Reference Services
  • Objective 1 Learn about use of the Court On Line Assistance Program (OCAP)
  • Objective 2 Increase citizens' access to justice
  • Objective 3 Learn to help self-represented persons use online legal resources

11:00am

Let's Talk Tweens
How can libraries meet the needs of the underserved tween population? In this session, we will discuss ways library staff can create an environment for children ages 8-12, bridge the gap between story times and teen nights, and foster a lifelong love for libraries.

Speakers
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Dan Mickelson

Springville Public Library
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Lauren Tolman

Springville Public Library


Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 300 A
  • Topic Tags Programming/Services, Children's Services (6-10), Children/Youth Services (11-14)
  • Objective 1 Participants will be able to assess the needs of their community’s tween population, including addressing gaps in library services by age group.
  • Objective 2 Understanding how to develop a tween programming plan.
  • Objective 3 Understand the factors that go into creating a dynamic tween library space.

11:00am

Facilitating Student-Directed Research Through National History Day
National History Day is a chance for students in grades 4-12 to explore history and learn information literacy and scholarly research skills. Join the Utah History Day State Coordinator and elementary and secondary teacher librarians to discover ways you can support History Day at your school or public library. Learn about curricular connections, collaboration successes with teachers and parents, and tips and tools to give students a successful experience diving into historical research. 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Jamison

Amy Jamison

District Library Specialist, Ogden School District
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Lisa Pockrus

District Library Specialist, Ogden School District
avatar for Elaine Shelburne

Elaine Shelburne

Teacher-Librarian, Weber School District
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Wendy Rex-Atzet

State Coordinator, Utah History Day, Utah Division of State History
See me in the exhibitor hall to learn more about Utah's National History Day program! History Day brings history to life for kids through hands-on research, historical analysis, and creative presentation. Kids can create exhibits, websites, performances, documentaries, and papers... Read More →



Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Eagle Room 200 D
  • Topic Tags Information Literacy, Instruction, Library School Education
  • Objective 1 Introduce National History Day to school librarians
  • Objective 2 Share scholarly research resources and curricular connections
  • Objective 3 Share tips and educational tools to overcome potential obstacles implementing a long-term and rigorous research project

12:00pm

Lunch Break
Come enjoy a lunch with colleagues across the state. During the lunch, the ULA president hand-off will take place and we'll hear from local Utah author, Shannon Hale.

Keynote speaker Shannon Hale sponsored by the Provo City Library.

Friday May 17, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
MAEC Hall 5

12:30pm

Lunch Speaker - Shannon Hale
Shannon's mother says she was a storyteller from birth, jabbering endlessly in nonsensical baby-talk. Once she could speak, she made up stories and bribed younger siblings to perform them in mini-plays until, thankfully, an elementary school teacher introduced her to the wonder of written fiction. At age 10, she began to write books, mostly fantasy stories where she was the heroine.

She continued to write secretly for years while pursuing acting in television, stage, and improv comedy and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah. Shannon was finally forced out of the writers' closet when she received her Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Montana.

A few years and many rejections later, she published her first book, The Goose Girl, an ALA Teens' Top Ten and Josette Frank Award winner. Enna Burning, River Secrets, and Forest Born continue the award-winning Books of Bayern series. Princess Academy won a prestigious Newbery Honor award and is followed by bestsellers Princess Academy: Palace of Stone and Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters. Book of a Thousand Days received a Cybils award and was featured on many best of the year lists. With director Jerusha Hess, Shannon co-wrote a screenplay based on her first book for adults, Austenland. Shot in England, the film was a selection at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics. She penned a sequel, Midnight in Austenland, as well as a third novel for adults, The Actor and the Housewife, which was the City Weekly readers' choice winner for best novel of the year. She and her husband Dean Hale co-wrote the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge, an Al Roker's Book Club for Kids selection and Eisner nominee, and its sequel, Utah Book Award winner Calamity Jack, both illustrated by Nathan Hale. With illustrator LeUyen Pham, they created the Princess in Black series of early chapter books.

In addition to her own creations, Shannon has written a number of books about characters created by others, such as her Ever After High series, supported by Mattel's animated series and doll line; with her husband Dean, two books about Marvel's Squirrel Girl; and the fourth book in the Spirit Animals series. She makes her home near Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, with her super-human husband, their four children, and their two cats, Misty Knight and Mike Hat.

Sponsored by the Provo City Library.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale

Shannon's mother says she was a storyteller from birth, jabbering endlessly in nonsensical baby-talk. Once she could speak, she made up stories and bribed younger siblings to perform them in mini-plays until, thankfully, an elementary school teacher introduced her to the wonder of... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MAEC Hall 5

1:15pm

Author Signing - Shannon Hale
Authors
avatar for Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale

Shannon's mother says she was a storyteller from birth, jabbering endlessly in nonsensical baby-talk. Once she could speak, she made up stories and bribed younger siblings to perform them in mini-plays until, thankfully, an elementary school teacher introduced her to the wonder of... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
MAEC Hall 5 Aisle 30

1:30pm

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges
In the context of Libraries, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to improve both internal operations and user services. Yet, AI can run tangent to the core values and traditions that libraries have nurtured and sustained over the years.

In this presentation, we will discuss the brief history of AI, current AI projects in Libraries and possible impact on library services. We will touch on this year’s theme - “In Libraries we Trust” - and discuss role of Libraries in this age of AI. 

Speakers
HM

Harish Maringanti

Associate Dean, IT & Digital Lib, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Dhanushka Samarakoon

Assistant Head of Software Development, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Objective 1 General understanding of Artificial Intelligence
  • Objective 2 Opportunities of using AI in libraries to improve internal operations and user services
  • Objective 3 Challenges in using AI in libraries

1:30pm

Religious Diversity in Salt Lake City: Historical and Contemporary Photographs at the University of Utah
This presentation highlights historical and contemporary photographs in the Marriott Library's Digital Library showing churches and other religious structures in Salt Lake City.  These photos reflect the history and diversity of religion in Salt Lake, and also the way in which historical buildings have been re-purposed, whether for secular uses or as homes of new religious communities.  

Speakers
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Ken Rockwell

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Eagle Room 200 C
  • Topic Tags Digital Libraries/Digitization, Local History, Metadata
  • Objective 1 To learn about photographs of historical church buildings available through the Marriott Library's Digital Library
  • Objective 2 Learn about the changing religious landscape of Salt Lake City by comparing early 20th century photos with new photos taken in 2018
  • Objective 3 Learn about steps taken to produce a new digital photo collection linked to history resources

1:30pm

Digital Literacy For All: How a Collaboration Between the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Salt Lake City Public Library Led to Increased Information Access for Utah’s Refugee Community
This presentation will describe a collaboration between SLCPL librarians, the IRC, and an MLIS graduate student to create digital literacy programs using user experience and instructional design best practices. The primary objective of the digital literacy program was to serve the refugee population of Utah in their efforts to learn essential digital skills to serve them in the workforce, communicate with friends and family around the globe, and fully participate in the digital world. 

Speakers
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Susannah Woodbury

Taxonomist, Overstock
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Shauna Edson

Digital Inclusion Coordinator, Salt Lake City Public Library
Shauna is the Digital Inclusion Coordinator at The Salt Lake City Public Library. She leads the library’s digital inclusion initiative, the Tech League, and works with library staff and community partners to create long-term digital inclusion programming in the communities the Library’s... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Eagle Room 200 D
  • Topic Tags Digital Literacy, Outreach Services, Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Objective 1 Attendees will be able to: Illustrate the importance of instructional design and user experience to ensure effective digital literacy library programs
  • Objective 2 Examine how libraries can form crucial community partnerships in order to reach underserved communities
  • Objective 3 Gain tools and best practices for teaching in digital community learning spaces

1:30pm

Preparing for the Unthinkable: Active Shooter Training for Library Staff
In today's landscape, it is vital that library staff are prepared for mass victim attacks, including active shooters, stabbers and bombers.  We will discuss warning signs, survival strategies and successful prevention. 

Speakers
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Kim Fong

Director, Murray Library


Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Eagle Room 200 A
  • Objective 1 Participants will learn basic safety techniques to use during an active shooter incident.
  • Objective 2 Participants will learn how to prepare their library for active shooter incidents.
  • Objective 3 Participants will be motivated to improve the security measures of their libraries.
  • Presentation Link https://prezi.com/boazowbgrkiv/preparing-for-the-unthinkable/

1:30pm

Describing Absence: An Analysis of the Utah American Indian Digital Archive
The presenters were faced with the task of creating best practices for ethically describing items and collections where information regarding marginalized groups, in this case Native Americans, was never recorded. The metadata of the Utah American Indian Digital Archive was analyzed via OpenRefine to highlight instances of this "archival silence" within the collection. This presentation aims to discuss the process as well as the larger problem of archival silence and how best to mitigate it. 

Speakers
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Jay L. Colbert

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Jeremy Myntti

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



Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Eagle Room 300 A

1:30pm

Delivering the Library to Henefer
The Summit County Library received an LSTA Grant in 2018 to purchase a Remote Book Locker to place in the rural town of Henefer, Utah. Residents in Henefer can now collect and return their materials through the Locker instead of being required to travel 20 miles round-trip to the nearest Summit County Library Branch. This presentation will give an overview of the project, including how the partnership with Henefer was formed, details about the Locker, and lessons learned. 

Speakers
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Dan Compton

Director, Summit County Library System
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Yvonne Judd

Coalville Branch Manager, Summit County Library System


Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Eagle Room 300 C
  • Topic Tags Outreach Services, Partnerships and Collaboration, Technology
  • Objective 1 This project can serve as a template for other libraries in Utah, and the presenters hope this presentation will inspire others to reach beyond their four walls to remote or under-served communities.
  • Objective 2 The audience will receive tips for writing a successful LSTA grant proposal.
  • Objective 3 The audience will learn about this new library-lending equipment and brainstorm about how they can offer a similar service in the communities they serve.

1:30pm

I Need to Do What? - Recognizing Institutional Barriers to Access
Are you inadvertently creating access barriers that prevent your patrons from using the library? Do your policies and procedures create barriers for your community? This program will help you recognize institutional barriers and how they disenfranchise the populations that need library services the most. You will leave with the ability to recognize unintentional barriers and with real-life examples of implementing change. 

Speakers
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Carrie Valdes

Library Director, Grand County Public Library
I have been the Director of the Grand County Public Library in Moab, UT since 2007 although I have worked at the library for almost 20 years. I have a MLS from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor’s in Human Resources. I have lived in Utah all my life (except for a brief... Read More →



Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Eagle Room 300 B

1:55pm

How to Get Even the Most Reluctant Staff on Board with Assessment: Creating a Culture of Celebration, Assessment, and Improvement
For many staff members, assessment can be an intimidating process. With anxieties about negative feedback, punishment, or toxic oversight, it can be difficult to have staff excited to participate. The assessment librarian at UVU’s Fulton Library will share how she brought assessment to the spotlight as opportunities to celebrate and then used that momentum to tackle more challenging topics in the library.
 

Speakers
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Mary Naylor Stephens

Utah Valley University, Fulton Library
Utah Valley University Library


Friday May 17, 2019 1:55pm - 2:15pm
Eagle Room 200 C

1:55pm

Nothing Could Be Easier: Creating an OER for Fairy Tales, Intermediate Writing, and Information Literacy
The collaborative endeavor of teaching intermediate writing with the focus of fairy tales and introduction of information literacy has inspired the creation of an Open Educational Resource (OER). While the OER project is still in its infancy, this session will discuss how the individual courses benefit from being taught as co-requisites - encouraging students to transfer skills across disciplines - and how librarians can use collaborative ventures to bridge to other projects like OER.  

Speakers
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Rosie Liljenquist

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library


Friday May 17, 2019 1:55pm - 2:15pm
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Topic Tags Information Literacy, Instruction, Popular Culture
  • Objective 1 The audience will be able to apply techniques for enhancing teaching and learning across disciplines that seamlessly include information literacy.
  • Objective 2 The audience will be able to view the OER creation process in action.
  • Objective 3 The audience will develop ideas on working collaboratively with faculty outside the library.

2:20pm

Break
Friday May 17, 2019 2:20pm - 2:30pm
MAEC Hall 5 Foyer

2:30pm

Solving Family and Local History Mysteries Using Utah Digital Newspapers
Do you help patrons who are searching for information to solve family history mysteries? Or assist patrons with an interest in the local history of a small town in Utah? You can find this type of information in Utah Digital Newspapers (UDN), containing nearly 3.5 million newspaper pages dating back to 1850. This presentation will include an overview of UDN with a focus on how you can use UDN to find family or local history information. Tips for conducting research using UDN will also be shared. 

Speakers
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Jeremy Myntti

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

Technical Services Archivist, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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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Tina Kirkham

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library



Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Topic Tags Digital Libraries/Digitization, Genealogy, Local History, Reference Services
  • Objective 1 Attendees will learn how Utah Digital Newspapers can be used to help patrons conduct family and local history research
  • Objective 2 Tips and tricks for using UDN for research will be shared.
  • Objective 3 Learn how you can help support the UDN program to continue growing this database.

2:30pm

Tales of a Pooper Scooper: Things They Don't Teach You in Library School
Handing out Naloxone kits and gun locks, helping an unruly racist patron, unclogging dirty toilets, walking in parades, creating escape rooms, teaching 3D printing class, and talking to the media are just a few of the things you may encounter on the job as a public librarian. Whether you're an experienced librarian, or new to the job, learn practical strategies and skills to help you successfully navigate through unique, real-life scenarios they don’t teach you in library school.
 

Speakers
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Karen Liu

Librarian, Salt Lake County Library System, Riverton Branch
Mother of 3 teens. International expatriate. Triathlete. Dark chocolate. #karenthelibrarian
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Julia Pearce

Adult Services Librarian, Salt Lake County Library System, Riverton Branch


Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Eagle Room 300 C

2:30pm

A Tour of Library Instruction Programs Across the State
This collaborative workshop, sponsored by LIRT, will focus on comparisons and contrasts between library instruction programs across the state. Librarians from different institutions (whether it be geographically, different student populations, or different degree types) will discuss instruction trends, and the pluses and minuses of contrasting instruction models. Participants will reflect on their institution’s instruction program and ways that it might be improved considering different models.  

Speakers
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Elise Silva

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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Anne Diekema

Instruction Librarian & Department Chair, Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University
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Emily Bullough

Reference/Instruction Librarian, Utah Valley University, Fulton Library
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Kacy Lundstrom

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Dory Rosenburg

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
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Nena Schvaneveldt

University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library
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Ashley Bassett

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
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Ernesto Hernandez

Weber State University, Stewart Library
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Chloe Barnett

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Westminster College, Giovale Library
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Jessica Green

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library


ULA 2019 pptx

Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Eagle Room 200 C
  • Objective 1 Participants will understand similarities and differences between library instruction programs across the state
  • Objective 2 Participants will understand the affordances and drawbacks to different instruction program models for different institution types as well as different types of students
  • Objective 3 Participants will use information to consider the positives and negatives of instruction programs in their institutions

2:30pm

Collection Weeding: Breaking New Ground with Innovative Processes and Tools
Collection evaluation, or weeding, is about as popular as, well, real weeding. Unfortunately there isn’t a Library Roundup®-type technology that will make the job easy. BYU science librarians completed a major print collection evaluation project and will discuss essential library-wide collaborations, deselection criteria, innovative project management tools, a novel patron feedback process, and finally, lessons learned. 

Speakers
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Greg Nelson

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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David Pixton

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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Meg Frost

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
DB

Dan Broadbent

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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Michael Goates

Life Sciences Librarian, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library



Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Eagle Room 300 A
  • Topic Tags Collection Development, Assessment and Evaluation, Innovation, Project Management
  • Objective 1 Participants will understand methods for developing selection criteria for a large scale collection evaluation project
  • Objective 2 Participants will discover how patron feedback can inform collection evaluation decisions
  • Objective 3 Participants will benefit from lessons learned from managing a large scale collection evaluation project

2:30pm

A Time to Help: Painlessly Assisting Patrons with Legal Questions at the Reference Desk
Reference librarians, especially in public libraries, often encounter legal research questions. You don’t need to be a law librarian to direct your patrons toward useful research resources! Many free resources are available to help patrons research their legal questions. Reference librarians can develop strategies to direct patrons to appropriate resources and triage patrons to other locations for assistance to improve user experience in their libraries.

Speakers
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Annalee Hickman

Faculty Services Librarian, Brigham Young University, Howard W. Hunter Law Library
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Iantha Haight

Brigham Young University, Howard W. Hunter Law Library



Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Eagle Room 200 A
  • Topic Tags Government Documents and Services, Public Services, Reference Services
  • Objective 1 Learn generally applicable strategies for answering legal questions at the reference desk in any type of library.
  • Objective 2 Learn about the free online resources that can help library patrons with legal research questions.
  • Objective 3 Learn about potential locations to refer library patrons to when their legal research needs exceed free online resources.

2:30pm

Library on the Go: Using Mobile Hotspots and Bikes to Connect the Community
Library bike plus internet equals adventure!  The Grand County Public Library recently implemented an exciting project to expand local access to the internet and library services.  The project uses wifi hotspots, Chromebooks, and a wifi enabled book bike to connect with the community.  This presentation will discuss how we identified community partners, began circulating the mobile devices, used bikes to connect with a wide audience, and fit the project into a busy public library schedule. 

Speakers
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Meghan Flynn

Grand County Public Library



Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Eagle Room 300 B
  • Topic Tags Innovation, Outreach Services, Technology, Equity of Access
  • Objective 1 The audience will learn how to approach incorporating wifi hotspots into library services.
  • Objective 2 The audience will learn how a mobile wifi bike library can connect the community and bridge access gaps.
  • Objective 3 The audience will learn how to identify partnership opportunities for library-on-the-go initiatives.

2:30pm

Ignite Creativity in Your Library with Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark is a website and app suite that encourages impactful learning through creative communication. Go beyond the Powerpoint or Google Slide presentation, and let students show what they know through easy-to-use apps to create videos, web pages, and posts. Discover how you can use Adobe Spark apps for professional-looking library displays, signs, and graphics. Join elementary and secondary teacher librarians who will share their experiences using these tools with students, and in their libraries. You’ll have some hands-on time to explore the Adobe Spark suite and ignite creativity in your library!

Speakers
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Amy Jamison

District Library Specialist, Ogden School District
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Shelly Ripplinger

Syracuse Arts Academy Charter School


Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Eagle Room 200 D
  • Topic Tags Children/Youth Services (11-14), Instruction, Technology, Library School Education
  • Objective 1 Introduce Adobe Spark tools: Video, Page, Post
  • Objective 2 Demonstrate ways Adobe Spark can be used to engage students with creative projects; design professional-looking library signs and displays; and promote libraries through online posts and communications.
  • Objective 3 Provide hands-on opportunities for the audience to create a video, page, and/or post.

3:30pm

Dr. Irene Loewenfeld: Synthesizing and Disseminating 50 Years of Research on the Human Pupil
In 2005, the Eccles Health Sciences Library was gifted a research catalog belonging to the late Irene Loewenfeld, PhD. A prominent and respected researcher of the human eye, Dr. Loewenfeld edited and published the principal medical textbook on the pupil in 1993 after conducting over 50 years of research on the subject. We will present on Dr. Loewenfeld’s methodology for collecting, synthesizing and organizing her own research and the cultural significance of her achievements. 

Speakers
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Nancy Lombardo

Head of Digital Publishing, University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library
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Peter Strohmeyer

Senior Web Designer and Supervisor, University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library
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Carmin Smoot

Digital Collections Coordinator, University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library


Friday May 17, 2019 3:30pm - 3:40pm
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Topic Tags Collection Development, Digital Libraries/Digitization
  • Objective 1 To gain an understanding of the process involved in digitizing and organizing a private medical research catalog in a medical library setting
  • Objective 2 To gain an understanding of the process and methodology for cataloging extensive private medical research
  • Objective 3 To gain an understanding of the life and research of a prominent scholar of the pupil of the human eye, and the cultural significance of her achievements as a woman in this field

3:30pm

Beyond the Bestsellers: Case Studies in Building Inclusive Collections
Collection development outside of the packaged sets from vendors often seems daunting; how can libraries purchase to best serve diverse constituencies? This session will provide insight on how to expand the relevancy of your collection. Three panelists will share their experiences and strategies for assessing community needs and creating methods to ensure collections are “patron-driven.” The session will conclude with a conversation on failures, successes, challenges, and plans for the future.   

Moderators
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Jessica Breiman

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library

Speakers
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Safi Safiullah

Manager--Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library
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Erika Church

Design & Technology Specialist, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
Let's talk about ZINES! Bridging the gap to contemporary primary source material and engaging community archivists and story tellers. Also material collections, design and prototyping resources, maker spaces, and 3D printing.
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Anthony Morris

Technical Services LIbrarian, Utah Valley University, Fulton Library


Friday May 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Eagle Room 200 D
  • Topic Tags Collection Development, Diversity, Equity of Access, Inclusion
  • Objective 1 Participants will learn new strategies of collection development (distinct from “out of the box” vendor solutions)
  • Objective 2 Participants will gain new insights on how to understand community needs
  • Objective 3 Participants will learn what other local libraries are doing to make their collections more inclusive

3:30pm

Perspectives on Collaborating Partnerships Between Collection Development and Library Instruction
What do relationships between collection development and library instructors as well as intergenerational partnerships look like, given the current emphasis on demand driven acquisitions and a movement away from collection focus into patron focused approach?  At the University of Utah an Instruction Librarian and New Collection Development Librarian are exploring that concept, collaborating as liaisons to the school of communications. 

Speakers
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Rachel Blume

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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Dale Larsen

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Friday May 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Eagle Room 200 C
  • Topic Tags Advocacy, Collection Development, Instruction, Technical Services
  • Objective 1 Attendees will examine a post economic crisis collection management & library instruction partnership solution based on teaching the patron (student/staff/faculty) their post-modern role as partner in libraries development.
  • Objective 2 Attendees will learn a way to assess the expectations of different practices & paradigms of librarianship -and use the results to move forward.
  • Objective 3 Attendees will critically examine historic, but successful, collection management practices of outreach & partnerships from a 2019 lens.

3:30pm

From Filters to Followers: Building Your Library's Brand Through Social Media
In this session, we will discuss how to develop a social media strategy that works for your library. Objectives include: 
  • Learning how to utilize the free resources of Instagram and Facebook to build your library’s brand.
  • Using social media as a means to boost program and circulation numbers.
  • Understanding how your online presence can impact the community and fulfill your customer service goals. 

Speakers
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Lauren Tolman

Springville Public Library
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Kim Christensen

Springville Public Library


Friday May 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Eagle Room 300 A
  • Topic Tags Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media
  • Objective 1 Understand how your online presence can impact the community and fulfill your customer service goals.
  • Objective 2 Develop a social media strategy that works for your library.
  • Objective 3 Utilize the free resources of Instagram and Facebook to strengthen program and circulation numbers.

3:30pm

Successful Senior Programming
Attendees can expect to learn fun ideas to reach senior populations, tips for successful community engagement that brings presenters and programming to your library, and an opportunity to hear about and share successful senior programming ideas.

This program is presented by RASRT, the Reference and Adult Services Round Table.

Speakers
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Cheryl Lone Bear

RASRT Chair, Ute Indian Tribe, Venita K. Taveapont Memorial Library
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David Bird

RASRT Vice Chair, Salt Lake County Library System
Kearns Library, Salt Lake County Library Services


Friday May 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Eagle Room 200 A

3:45pm

In Libraries and Technology We Trust: Developing and Supporting Technology Hubs in Libraries
Over the past several years, the Eccles Health Sciences Library developed four technology hubs. The hubs include tech in virtual reality, multimedia tools, 3D printing, and a virtual anatomy table. This presentation will provide an overview of developing and supporting these technologies with minimal budgets and physical space. Additionally, this presentation will highlight specific examples for ways libraries and patrons can interact and leverage these technologies for education and research. 

Speakers
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Brandon Patterson

University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library
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Bryan Hull

Digital Publishing Program Manager, University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library
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Nancy Lombardo

Head of Digital Publishing, University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library
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Tallie Casucci

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library


Friday May 17, 2019 3:45pm - 3:55pm
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Objective 1 Learn about one library’s creation of four technology hubs with minimal budgets and physical space.
  • Objective 2 Identify relevant technology tools and strategies to enrich your own library.
  • Objective 3 Reflect on ways that technology hubs can enhance your library outreach and teaching.

4:00pm

Numbers Don’t Lie: ILL Assessment through Monetary Cost/Benefit Analysis
Conveying the value of a free interlibrary loan service to library administration can be difficult. The Sherratt Library is employing a new method of cost-benefit data selection for ILL. Showing measurable decreases in collection development costs while maximizing user access lends greater administrative value to the service. This presentation outlines our process of data selection and application of a monetary value to ILL requests as well as tips for advocating the service to administrators.

Speakers
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Tammy Buehler

Resource Sharing Analyst, Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library



Friday May 17, 2019 4:00pm - 4:10pm
Eagle Room 200 B
  • Objective 1 Provide the audience with strategies for demonstrating the value of interlibrary loan to university departments and administration.
  • Objective 2 Suggest new ways to capture and organize ILL usage data allowing ILL services to both demonstrate good return on investment and respect library users privacy and intellectual freedom.
  • Objective 3 Provide a workable methodology for advocating for essential library services using objective data.

4:30pm

Prize Drawing
This year, we are excited to have a prize drawing right after the last session of the conference. Prize tickets can be earned during the Networking Social and Silent Auction on Thursday from 4:30-5:30pm. Additionally, you will get a ticket for attending the last session. Please stay to the end and participate in this fun close to an amazing conference!

Friday May 17, 2019 4:30pm - 4:45pm
MAEC Hall 5 Foyer
 


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