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Friday, May 17

10:00am MDT

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. 


Deanna Simonis

Salt Lake County Library System
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Vern Waters

Salt Lake County Library System

Lisa Henderson

Salt Lake County Library System

Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session

1:30pm MDT

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. 

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Susannah Woodbury

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Shauna Edson

Technology and Digital Equity Manager, 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 MDT
Eagle Room 200 D
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • 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 MDT

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. 

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Dan Compton

Director, Summit County Library

Yvonne Judd

Coalville Branch Manager, Summit County Library System

Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 C
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • 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.

2:30pm MDT

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. 


Meghan Flynn

Grand County Public Library

Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • 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.

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