ULA Executive Board Letter to Ogden School District Board

The ULA Executive Board recently sent a letter to the Ogden School District Board in support of school librarians.

June Meeting date set

June 7th is the date for our first board meeting! Mark your calendars if you are a board member or a committee, section, or roundtable chair!
Also, Round Table and Section pages have been updated to reflect current chairs for 2013-2014. Please review your pages to make sure you are listed accurately.
 

The Utah Library Association 1912-2012 Essays in Honor of Its Centennial

The Utah Library Association 1912-2012 Essays in Honor of Its Centennial is now available! Print copies of the book are available for purchase at the ULA booth. Visit our book page to download a PDF of the book for free. Ordering information is also available. 

ULA Financial reports page updated

View our current statement here.
 

Utah Library Association Executive Board Responds to Ogden School District School Librarian Position Terminations

The Utah Library Association is greatly concerned about the recent news that the Ogden School District plans to terminate the positions of many full-time media specialist/librarians.
School Librarians make essential contributions to schools by teaching lessons in reading, critical thinking, research skills, information literacy, and technological competencies. The presence of full-time school librarians in schools has been linked to improved standardized test scores and greater student achievement.
Multiple studies showing the benefits of full-time School Librarians are available on Library Research Service’s School Library Impact Studies page: http://www.lrs.org/data-tools/school-libraries/impact-studies/

Fully staffed school library programs are a cost-effective way to support students as they become lifelong learners. The Utah Library Association urges the Ogden School District to reconsider this decision.

For more information, contact

Trish Hull
Utah Library Association President
Library Manager 
Magna Branch,
Salt Lake County Library System
8339 West 3500 South
Magna, UT 84044 

Work Phone: 801 944-7626

THull@slcolibrary.org

Shay Woodruff-Walton
Utah Library Association School Library Section Chair 

shaybwoodruff@yahoo.com

435-755-2380 ext. 5220
 

Join the new ULA LinkedIn Group!

There's a new ULA group on LinkedIn to support your professional networking!
 

April ULA Newsletter Posted

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