2016 Conference: Keep on Learning


By: Dustin Fife

ULA Past-President

Annual conference has come and gone. I had an incredible experience because of all of you. I want to express gratitude to everyone who helped plan and execute the conference, and to everyone who presented. The annual conference is one of the best ways to share information and make all our libraries better. Conferences also always help me rejuvenate and prepare for the future. Once again, thank you to all who participated.

We now have several ways to help the learning continue, for those who attended and those who could not. First of all, using the conference hashtag (#ula2016) we have pulled all of the conference tweets and Instagram posts together into one feed using Storify. See what everyone was saying throughout the conference here:

ULA Conference Storify

We are also posting presentations through the online scheduling tool Sched.org. You can find the program here:

Conference Program

If you click on individual presentations such as this one, you can then find links to the individual presentations, just like this.

One of the most important things that you can do to continue the learning though, is to help us collect feedback so that we can make future conferences better. Please fill out the conference survey here:

Conference Survey

Once more, thank you to all who participated. I am excited to see the incredible things that will come from our new ULA President Jami Carter and President-Elect Dan Compton.


ULA Conference Publicity: Blood Drive

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As ULA 2016 approaches, please consider participating in the blood drive. Our goal is to get 35 units of blood donated; so far we have 4 donors signed up. We’ll have a fun “thermometer” on site to help track our progress. See the flier image below for the date/time/location and instructions on how to sign up online. There will also be a sign-up sheet at the conference registration desk.

If you can’t donate blood, you can still help. Sign up as a volunteer at the donor registration or refreshment table.

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ULA Newsletter–April 2016

ULANews-APR 2016 – April Newsletter

ULA’s latest newsletter is now available. Thanks to Paul Daybell and his editorial staff for writing about Utah’s libraries and library professionals. There are great things happening in Utah libraries, and this is a great place to read about some of them. We are also excited for ULA Annual in two weeks. Read up and we will see you soon!

Visit the newsletter archive here.


ULA Conference Publicity: Exhibits, Posters, Author Panels, Sponsors

Open the Doors ULA 2016

There is still time to register and make plans for travel and hotel accommodations

Some of the highlights of ULA are visiting the vendors, browsing the posters set up in the exhibit hall, and mingling with colleagues from across the state. Take a peek at the current list of exhibitors and posterabstracts. Don’t forget there are two author panels this year, one on Thursday and one on Friday. Lastly, glance at our list of 2016 sponsors and remember to say thanks to those who help make our conference possible. We thank all of you who have registered and plan to attend!


ULA Conference Publicity: Online Program


Open the Doors ULA 2016

It’s not too late to register- go to http://conference.ula.org/content/registration

Don’t forget this year the conference program is posted online at sched.org, an interactive website where you can plan out the sessions you want to attend, see who else is attending, and much more!

For example, you can see what sessions relate to specific types of libraries:





An abbreviated printed schedule will be available at the conference.