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Wednesday, May 15

8:00am MDT

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.


Sharon Deeds

Youth Services Coordinator, Utah State Library
Sharon Deeds is the Youth Services Coordinator at the Utah State Library.

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

8:30am MDT

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. 

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Liz Dixon

Principal Trainer, Leverage Communication Workshops, LLC
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Andy Spackman

Associate University Librarian for Collections Services, Brigham Young University

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

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
Thursday, May 16

3:40pm MDT

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. 


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 MDT
Eagle Room 200 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session

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

10:00am MDT

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.    

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Ben Nielsen

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

Jed Johnston

Innovation Lab Manager, Brigham Young University

Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Eagle Room 200 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • 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

10:30am MDT

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.  

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Matt Armstrong

Experiential Studio and Online Learning Supervisor, Brigham Young University

Friday May 17, 2019 10:30am - 10:40am MDT
Eagle Room 200 A
  (4) General Librarianship, Lightning Talk (10 Minutes)
  • 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.

1:55pm MDT

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.

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Mary Naylor Stephens

Utah Valley University, Fulton Library
Utah Valley University Library

Friday May 17, 2019 1:55pm - 2:15pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session (20 minutes)

2:30pm MDT

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.

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Karen Liu

Librarian, Salt Lake County Library
Karen Liu (MLIS) has worked in library systems for over 20 years, including Orem City Public Library, Santa Monica College Library, and Salt Lake County Library. Her areas of expertise include teen programming, community outreach, and working with diverse populations. She has also... Read More →
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Julia Pearce

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

Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session

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