Program for ULA Fall Workshop 2013

ULA Fall Workshop 2013

“From Folklore to Technology”

27 September 2013

Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University

Early Registration form

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