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Thursday, May 16
 

9:00am MDT

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 MDT
Eagle 300 A-C
 
Friday, May 17
 

8:30am MDT

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 MDT
Eagle 300 A-C

12:30pm MDT

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 MDT
MAEC Hall 5
 


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