Program for ULA Fall Workshop 2013

ULA Fall Workshop 2013

“From Folklore to Technology”

27 September 2013

Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University

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Registration: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.


Opening Session:  9:30 – 10:50 a.m.


John Spears, Salt Lake City Public Library  – “Libraries of the Future”

Randy Williams, Fife Folklore Archives – History and Tour


Breakout sessions:


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

All for One & One for All: ‘Marketeering’ in the Library”

                  The Logan Library has drawn upon local talent – current staff members and board members – to establish an internal marketing committee, formal marketing plan and measurable goals and strategies.

Presenters: Robert Shupe, et al., Logan Public Library


 Programs for Elementary Kids”

We have storytimes for little ones and informative sessions for adults, but what can we do for elementary aged kids and tweens? Come get some ideas along with resources for programs online.

Presenter: Melinda Tooley, Salt Lake County Library


Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Luncheon Speaker:

Lynne McNeill, Professor, Utah State University    “Digital Folklore: Tradition Meets Technology”

                  Despite the common perception that tradition and modern technology are diametrically opposed, contemporary folklorists are discovering myriad ways in which the folk culture of the past is asserting itself, reinventing itself, and continuing to evolve in technologically mediated environments.  By expanding our understanding of folklore away from the rustic, the old, and the rural, we find that the core principles of folk expression are alive and well in digital spaces, and that they can help us understand some fundamental ways that we interact and make meaning in modern life.  

Breakout sessions:


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Explore, Enrich, Engage: Taking Special Collections and Rare Books to the Community”

In Utah we have an abundance of riches available to us in terms of the rare books, special collections, and digital collections in our region. Come learn about what “special” collections are out there and how to help library users find what they are looking for.

Presenters: Catherine McIntyre, Utah Valley University Library; Maggie Kopp, Brigham Young University Lee Library; Luise Poulton, University of Utah Marriott Library


“Makerspaces and Teens”

Hoping for more ideas for teen programming? This session discusses creative ideas and thinking outside of the box, as well as making do with no budget. Come learn more about partnering, makerspaces and how to better engage your teen patrons.

Presenter: Nyssa Fleig, Salt Lake County Library


2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

“Providing  On-target Advanced Health Information Reference Services – Using PubMed to find Complementary and Alternative Medicine Health Information”

A hands-on exploration of the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed/MEDLINE database to find complementary and alternative medicine publications. This will help to better prepare library workers for serving the health information needs of their patrons.

Presenter: John Bramble, Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah


“Developing Library Staff through Coaching and Mentoring”

Coaching and mentoring are crucial components of every supervisor’s job. Join us for a lively discussion of coaching strategies designed to help your staff to grow and succeed within your organization.

Presenter: Susan Spicer, Salt Lake County Library


Optional tour: 3:50 p.m.


Merrill-Cazier Library with the BARN




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Successful Library Services for Seniors Webinar

ULA’s November Webinar is Successful Library Services for Seniors. Visit the webinar site here: to sign up for this free training offered Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (MST).

Event Details

The senior population is Booming!  Today’s seniors are active, knowledgeable, and they want more from their library than just a large print collection.  Across the country, libraries are focusing on this ever-growing population.  What are their needs and how can we provide them the services they want?  Learn about programming for seniors, senior advisory boards, outreach and more.

Location: Online

Audience: All Utah library workers

Instructors: Salt Lake County Library staff: Daniel Berube, Whitmore; Nanette Alderman, Kearns; Linda Gee, Draper Library

Sponsors: Utah Library Association; Utah State Library

Series: ULA Lunch Hour Librarianship

Thanks as always to the Utah State Library for partnering with ULA on this webinar series.




ULA Lunch Hour Librarianship: Investing your money: Morningstar & other online resources

Sept. 3, 1:30-2:30 PM

By becoming familiar with Morningstar along with other free or low cost resources, members will be able to research questions such as:
    •    Where is a good place to get stock information about a specific company
    •    What is the meaning of the price-to-earnings ratio
    •    What are some screening methods I can use for finding stocks as well as mutual funds
    •    What is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)
Location: Online
Audience: All Utah library workers
Instructor: Ed Hahn, Business and Economics Librarian, Weber State University
Sponsors: Utah Library Association; Utah State Library
Series: ULA Lunch Hour Librarianship
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ULA Lunch Hour Librarianship: Special Needs Storytimes Webinar

Visit the signup page for full details and to register:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (MDT)

 Youth with special needs like autism often love to read, but this population can be difficult to serve. Learn how to run a sensory storytime for children with special needs. This session includes tips for good books for those with special needs, special needs resources in the community, as well as ideas on how to market your program.
Location: Online
Audience: All Utah library workers
Instructor: Carrie Rogers Whitehead, Senior Librarian, Teen Outreach and Programming, Salt Lake County Library System
Sponsors: Utah Library Association; Utah State Library
Series: ULA Brown Bag Librarianship
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Sign up now for ULA’s first Webinar!

We are offering our first webinar on Business resources with Pioneer with the Utah State Library! Full details and sign-up information is below:

Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (MDT)

Register here:
Explore the business databases offered to the entire state of Utah via Pioneer: Utah’s Online Library. Learn about how to use Ebsco’s Business Source Premier and the Regional Business News to answer frequently asked questions by patrons at both public and academic libraries.
Location: Online
Audience: All Utah library workers
Instructor: AnnaLaura Brown, Assistant Librarian, LDS Business College 
Sponsors: Utah Library Association; Utah State Library
Series: Getting the most out of Pioneer: Utah’s Online Library
To join the meeting:
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Archived ULA Webinars

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