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Wednesday, May 15

1:00pm MDT

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.

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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 MDT
Eagle Room 200 D

1:00pm MDT

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.

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Marissa Bischoff

Brigham Young University

Shannon Sanders

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library

Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 A
  (4) General Librarianship, Pre-Conference
  • 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.
Thursday, May 16

3:40pm MDT

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. 

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Caitlin Gerrity

Assoc. Professor/Library Media Director, Southern Utah University
Caitlin Gerrity is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the School Library Media Endorsement Program at Southern Utah University. She teaches college-level information literacy skills and prepares teacher librarians for the State of Utah and beyond.
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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 MDT
Eagle Room 200 D
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • 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.
Friday, May 17

10:15am MDT

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.


Sarah Goodrich

Salt Lake City Library, Day-Riverside Branch

Friday May 17, 2019 10:15am - 10:25am MDT
Eagle Room 200 A
  (6) Public Librarianship, Lightning Talk (10 Minutes)
  • 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

11:00am MDT

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. 

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Tallie Casucci

University of Utah
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Erica Lake

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

Sarah Dickey

University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library

Amy Locke

Associate Professor, University of Utah

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Eagle Room 200 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session

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