ULA 2018 Fall Workshop

“Enrich Your Library Services in Richfield”

Date: September 28, 2018

Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Place: Richfield, at the Sevier Valley Center, on the Snow College Richfield Campus

Registration on-site: $20

Lunch is included in the registration fee.

Opening Session Speaker: Colleen Eggett, Utah’s new state librarian

6 program sessions:

Big Bang or Little Pop: Marketing through Programming

Looking through New Lenses: How to run a Media Equipment Checkout at your Library

Citizen Science: Putting Your Patrons in Touch with Discovery

Intellectual Freedom: A Value for the Left and the Right

Are You Safe? A Practical Guide for Online Privacy and Security

I Need to do What? Recognizing Institutional Barriers to Access

For questions, please contact Valerie Buck valerie_buck@byu.edu  or Erin Morris emorris@slcpl.org .

Utah Library Association Statement on Exhibits

The Utah Library Association (ULA) has received numerous messages regarding a recent article published in the St. George Spectrum & Daily News titled “Southern Utah Library workers told to remove buttons, displays featuring LGBTQ-themed materials” by David DeMille. In light of renewed questions and concerns over library exhibit policies, ULA reiterates our commitment to the American Library Association (ALA) Library Bill of Rights, which states “Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.”

ULA upholds our fundamental professional value of equity, diversity, and inclusion and the belief that communities are best served when a variety of viewpoints and voices are represented in our collections and exhibits. ULA recognizes the importance of having a collection development policy that includes a process for responding to challenges to our materials, exhibits, and use of space. We will continue to work with our members to develop library policies regarding exhibits and intellectual freedom challenges and welcome any feedback you have on these issues.

Rebekah Cummings, ULA President

Dan Compton, Past President

Vern Waters, ULA President-Elect

Wanda Huffaker, Chair, ULA Intellectual Freedom Committee



Call for Submissions: ULA Fall Workshop Session Proposals


The annual ULA Fall Workshop will be September 28, 2018 in Richfield, UT. The theme is “Enriching Your Library Services in Richfield.” Sessions will be 60 minutes long. Please provide the following information regarding your proposal in an email to Erin Morris (emorris@slcpl.org) by July 23, 2018.


  • Name
  • Library
  • Email
  • Phone

Intended Audience:

  • Academic
  • General
  • Public
  • School
  • Special

Working Title for Program:

Program Description (50-150 words):

Please note popular workshop program topics include Marketing/Advocacy, Professional/Staff Development, Serving Youth and Children, Technology and tools.

If your proposal is accepted, please understand and agree to the following:

  • You must be able to travel to Richfield, UT to present.
  • You must provide your own devices and connection cables for your presentation.
  • ULA does not pay honorariums or reimbursement for travel expenses.

Thanks for a Great Conference

We had a great conference Leveling Up. Thanks to those who helped with planning, those who presented, and those who attended!

If you have slides from a presentation that you would like posted to the website, please send them to Emily Darowski, emily_darowski@byu.edu.

Are you Ready to Level Up?

We are just days away from joining together in Provo for the 2018 ULA Annual Conference. Below, you’ll find a summary of key details that will make sure you are fully prepared to Level Up!

Conference Information

Conference Highlights

  • Four Keynotes: Kris Boesch, Miguel Figueroa, Roger Altizer, Ally Condie
  • Silent Auction & Networking Social: Closing Session on Thursday at 4pm
    • There will be a short keynote, bidding on silent auction items, and fun ways to network and learn about ULA roundtables & committees
  • Friday Raffle Prize Drawing for a Nintendo Switch
    • Right after the last session on Friday at 4:30, we’ll draw for this awesome prize. Must be present to win. Tickets can be earned at the silent auction and networking social on Thursday and by attending the last Friday session.
  • 2nd Annual Career Services Booth: visit booth # to learn how to ramp up your career
  • 2nd Annual Vendor Showcase: come learn about various vendors in a lightning talk format.
  • Book Drive: Instead of a blood drive, we’re trying out a book drive this year. Please look at the linked flier to see if you might be able to donate.

The Conference Planning Committee