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(6) Public Librarianship [clear filter]
Thursday, May 16
 

11:00am MDT

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
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Heidee Vincent

Utah State University
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Victor Lee

Utah State University
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Mimi Recker

Utah State University


Thursday May 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • 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.

1:30pm MDT

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
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Lisa Grant

Salt Lake City Public Library
Sprague Library
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DaNae Leu

Davis School District, Snow Horse Elementary
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Heather Novotny

The McGillis School
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Phuong Vu

Salt Lake County Library System



Thursday May 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session

1:30pm MDT

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
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Vern Waters

Salt Lake County Library System
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Lindsay Anderson

Salt Lake County Library System


Thursday May 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 A
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session

3:40pm MDT

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
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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 MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • 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 MDT

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
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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 MDT
Eagle Room 300 C
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • 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.
 
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. 

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 MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session

10:00am MDT

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 MDT
Eagle Room 200 D
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session

10:00am MDT

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 MDT
Eagle Room 300 C
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • 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.

11:00am MDT

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 MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • 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 MDT

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 MDT
Eagle Room 300 A
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • 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.

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. 

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 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.

1:30pm MDT

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 MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session

2:30pm MDT

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

Research Librarian, BYU Law Library



Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 A
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • 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 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. 

Speakers
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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.

3:30pm MDT

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 MDT
Eagle Room 300 A
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • 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 MDT

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 MDT
Eagle Room 200 A
 


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