ULA Membership Renewal Time!

Welcome the New Year by renewing your Utah Library Association
membership! 2013 will be an exciting year as we look forward to our
annual conference this May at the Utah Valley Convention Center. ULA
depends on your active membership and support as we continue to
provide excellent continuing education programs and networking
opportunities for Utah Librarians. Your membership supports ULA
services and programming like the ULA web site, Newsletter, annual
conference, and fall workshops.

For the first time, we are offering incentives for anyone who joins
ULA or renews their memberships in January 2013.
All January 2013 renewals and new memberships will be placed in a
random pool for a prize drawing that includes:

1) Free Conference Registration for the May 1-3 2013 Conference, Aim
for the Future: On Target with Vision and Advocacy
2) Free Membership for 2014
3) 25$ bookstore gift certificate to a bookstore of the winner's choosing.

To renew your membership, please visit our membership page:
If you have any questions about your membership or the renewal
process, please contact Anna Neatrour.

Thank you for your continued membership in ULA. If you know of
colleagues who are considering joining ULA, please forward this
message to them. 2013 is a great time to get involved with ULA!

Turning the Page 2.0 Advocacy Training now available!

Turning the Page 2.0 Utah! is starting January 22 and going until April 9. You have 3 months to complete the program.

Register today: http://library.utah.gov/workshops

Who can attend? All library workers in Utah: Public, special, academic. Also trustees, Friends of the Library, public officials, and anyone that wants to know more about how to be strong advocates for their library.

What is it? An excellent advocacy program developed by the Public Library Association and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Where is it? Totally online, available 24/7, on your computer

When is it? Online sessions 10 –11 AM Tuesdays:

· Kickoff Jan. 22, 2013

· Session 1 Public perceptions Feb. 5

· Session 2 Telling your story Feb. 26

· Session 3 You as leader Mar. 5

· Session 4 Building relationships Mar. 12

· Session 5 The “Big Ask” Apr. 2

· Session 6 So What’s Next? April 9

Why? Because we all need to live another day.
See details about the program: http://library.utah.gov/programs/training/ttp/index.html

Call for MPLA Conference Proposals

Got a great idea? Want to collaborate with a fellow MPLA member in another state on a project? The upcoming tri-conference provides a great forum to share your ideas with fellow MPLA members and other library colleagues. Proposals are now being accepted for the 2013 Tri-Conference (North Dakota, South Dakota and MPLA) to be held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 25-27.

The program proposal form can be found at http://www.sdlibraryassociation.org/displayemailforms.cfm?emailformnbr=1...

I look forward to seeing you there!

JaNae Kinikin, MPLA President, 2012-2013

SLA's Rocky Mountain Chapter January Virtual Lunch

Registration is now open for SLA's Rocky Mountain Chapter January Virtual Lunch featuring Eugene Giudice on Law Librarianship 101: Unlocking the Code. This is a special collaboration with SLA's Legal Division. Head to our Web site to register today: http://tinyurl.com/bhlcvep.

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time: 12:00 noon, Mountain Standard Time

Cost: Free to SLA members, and $10 for non-SLA members

Have you ever wondered about the law? Are you curious about the things that law librarians do and how they do them? Attend this webinar and hear from practicing law librarian Eugene Giudice about the alchemy that is the profession of law librarianship. This overview will include court decisions, law, regulations, and much more.

Have questions that you’d like to submit beforehand? Email the host at rachelbateswilfahrt@gmail.com.

About Eugene:
Eugene Giudice is currently a Reference Librarian at Latham & Watkins in Chicago and was previously a Reference Librarian at Baker and McKenzie LLP. He has over 20 years of experience in knowledge management, training, and systems development. Combining an MLIS and MBA, Giudice combines the best of library and research skills with a strong consulting background. As the Professional Development Chair of SLA’s Legal Division, he is also a member of the Illinois Chapter.

Rachel Bates Wilfahrt
RMSLA President

Hottest Social Software for Libraries

Looking forward to a new year? Register now for training coming online in January- March 2013. http://library.utah.gov/workshops

Hottest Social Software for Libraries

We all know that social media is huge -- but what does it mean to libraries, and how can it be used to connect to patrons and other library friend and colleges??

Please join Library Technology Consultant Carson Block for a series of five webinars for Utah librarians designed to explore some of the hottest social media opportunities. This isn't a "dummies" approach, but a side-by-side trip through some of the current social media jungles -- designed to be fun and interactive.

Bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and viewpoints to this webinar series. You won't want to miss a single one!

Wed Jan 30 - Social Video
Video is growing like wildfire, with sites like You Tube, Vimeo and others changing how we watch, promote and learn. And as clunky as it can be, interactive video -- open to anyone with a webcam -- is quickly on the rise and being used in new ways everyday.

Wed Feb 13 - Facebook
Facebook is the 300 LB Gorilla of social media -- but what is it, exactly, and how can it be used in libraries? Is Facebook worth your time -- or a waste of time? And what is this whole "Google Plus" thing? We'll explore those questions and more.

Wed Feb 27 - Twitter
How much can a person say in 140 characters? If Twitter is any indication, quite a lot. In this webinar we'll look at Twitter and different ways the short form can make big impacts.

Wed Mar 6 - Photo Sharing and Blogs
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is the value of millions of pictures -- and millions of blogs? In this segment we will look at traditional photo sites, that new upstart called "Pinterest'" and the surprising resurgence of "blogs."

Wed Mar 20 - Hidden (but valuable) Social Networks
Facebook, Twitter and Facebook get all of the attention, but the web has been a social place since it's very beginnings. In this final program we will explore little known -- but very valuable -- sites where social interactions are key, and where the conversation can often be more powerful than the original message.

Grants and Upcoming Educational Opportunities

ALA invites applications for 'StoryCorps @ your library'

Participating libraries to receive $2,500 programming stipend, StoryCorps equipment, training

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with StoryCorps, is accepting applications from public libraries and library systems interested in hosting “StoryCorps @ your library” programs. Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to ALA, “StoryCorps @ your library” seeks to bring StoryCorps' popular interview methods to libraries while developing a replicable model of oral history programming. Program guidelines and the online application are available at www.programminglibrarian.org/storycorps. The deadline for applications is Jan. 18.

In February, 10 pilot sites will be selected to receive:

  • A $2,500 stipend for project-related expenses;
  • A toolkit of written and Web-based customizable program and promotional support materials;
  • A StoryKit (a customized set of professional recording equipment) to use to record on-site interviews during the grant period and retain for future use after the close of the pilot project;
  • A two-day in-person training by StoryCorps staff at the library site to orient volunteers and library staff to interview collection, digital recording techniques and archiving interviews in StoryCorps’ proprietary database.

Building on earlier planning work supported by IMLS, “StoryCorps @ your library,” will be piloted at 10 public libraries selected from across the country. Local libraries will retain copies of all interviews and preservation copies will also be deposited with the Library of Congress. For more information, visit www.programminglibrarian.org/storycorps.

The ALA Public Programs Office promotes cultural and community programming as an essential part of library service in all types and sizes of libraries. Successful library programming initiatives have included Let’s Talk About It reading and discussion series, traveling exhibitions, film discussion programs, the Great Stories CLUB, LIVE! @ your library and more. The website www.ProgrammingLibrarian.org brings librarians timely and valuable information to support them in the creation of high-quality cultural programs for their communities. For more information about the ALA Public Programs Office, visitwww.ala.org/publicprograms.

StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, preserve and share their stories. Each week, millions of Americans listen to StoryCorps’ award-winning broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. StoryCorps has published three books: Listening Is an Act of Loveand Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, andAll There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps—all of which are New York Timesbest sellers. For more information, or to listen to stories online, visit storycorps.org.


Winter 2013 ALSC online courses offer CEUs

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants to sign up for the winter 2013 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.

Registrants will find that ALSC has increased the number of courses offering certified education units (CEUs). The American Library Association (ALA) has been certified to provide CEUs by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

ALSC online courses are designed to fit the needs of working professionals. Courses are taught by experienced librarians and academics. As participants frequently noted in post-course surveys, ALSC stresses quality and caring in its online education options.

The Caldecott Medal: Understanding Distinguished Art in Picture Books (six weeks, Jan. 14 - Feb. 22). For almost 75 years, the Caldecott Medal has been a sign of superior artistry and creativity in children’s picture books, given to only one book every year. With so many children’s picture books published each year, how is the Caldecott Medal winning book selected? What makes picture book illustration distinguished, and how has that definition changed over time? Learn about the history of the award, how the award has transformed books over time and how to look critically at picture book art. Taught by Kathleen T. Horning, director, Cooperative Children's Book Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs Made Easy (six weeks, Jan. 14 - Feb. 22). Our children are lagging behind in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Schools have begun to concentrate on providing better education in these areas, and now libraries are being asked to provide the same. Learn how to provide educational programs using STEM without going to school to become a scientist. Children’s librarians and associates will learn to present and adapt programs for multiple ages. Taught by Angela Young, youth services librarian, Lorain Public Library System. This is a CEU-certified course.

ALSC Core Competencies: Serving Children with Distinction and Commitment (six weeks, Jan. 14 - Feb. 22). Children deserve the best in everything, and library service is no different. But what does superior library service to children look like? The ALSC Core Competencies identify the skills, orientations and understandings that children can expect of the dedicated staff in their school and public libraries. We will look at the Core Competencies in depth, applying them to every aspect of our daily work and using them as a framework to define an individual, professional commitment to creating, providing and championing excellent library service for all children. Taught by Thom Barthelmess, curator of the Butler Children’s Literature Center, Dominican University.

Information Literacy - From Preschool to High School (six weeks, Jan. 14 - Feb. 22). Learn how to conduct information literacy instruction for all ages from preschool to elementary school to middle school and beyond. Participants will be encouraged to examine their local schools’ and state’s requirements pertaining to library skills and to develop methods of using the library to complement those requirements. Participants will learn about examples of successful programs, appropriate skills for appropriate ages, creation and presentation of programs as well as marketing of those programs; also, participants will discuss ways that information literacy instruction can be a useful “outreach” tool to increase library and database usage and develop their own information literacy instruction program. Taught by Maryann Mori, director, Waukee Public Library. This is a CEU-certified course.

Series Programming for the Elementary School Age (four weeks, Jan. 14 - Feb. 8). Children love series books. Lots of libraries have one-shot series parties or events. This course expands on the one-shot idea and provides the tools necessary to establish series clubs at the library so that more children will read and use the library more often. Using trivia, games, music and reading, children will clamor to come back to the library each week. Series such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Magic Tree House, Spiderwick, Fancy Nancy, Froggy, Curious George, and American Girl will be discussed. Taught by Lisa M. Shaia, Children’s Librarian, Oliver Wolcott Library. This is a CEU-certified course.

Detailed descriptions and registration information is available on the ALSC website atwww.ala.org/alsced. Fees are $115 for personal ALSC members; $165 for personal ALAmembers; and $185 for non-members. Questions? Please contact ALSC Program Officer Jenny Najduch at jnajduch@ala.org or 1 (800) 545-2433 ext. 4026.

ALSC is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC, visit their website at www.ala.org/alsc.

June 10-13, 2013; Association of Christian Librarians 57th Annual Conference

Point Loma Nazarene University; San Diego, CA.   Our theme is “More Than True” with keynote speakers Dr. William Badke, Associate Professor of Bible & Theology and Librarian, Trinity Western University, British Columbia, presenting on the "invisibility" of information literacy and how to make it visible in the academy, and Mr. Don Perini, Associate Professor of Youth Ministry & Creativity, Cornerstone University, Michigan, presenting on how librarians can develop creativity to enhance their role with students & faculty. ACL is an association of librarians who embrace the Christian faith and has over 500 members! Contact April VanPutten, conference@acl.org, or 937-766-2255; http://conference.acl.org

Jobline page updated

New positions have been added to the ULA Jobline page

December Newsletter Now Available

The December Newsletter is now available. Thank you to everyone who contributed.  We hope you have a fun and safe holiday season!

San Juan High School Library Fire – How You Can Help

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

San Juan High School Library Fire – How You Can Help

Many thanks to those who contacted the Utah Library Association to offer help for San Juan County High School following the recent fire that left the library destroyed. The care and concern all of you expressed in regard to this situation shows the wonderful giving nature of everyone involved in libraries.
I have spoken with Brett Jacobson, the San Juan School District Library Specialist. He expressed gratitude for the great outpouring of support they have received. Classes started Monday, November 26, utilizing temporary rooms. A makeshift library was set up in a hallway. They have 10 bookcases, 17 computers, and tables and chairs where students can study. Currently, they are stocking the shelves with popular items.
For those who would like to get involved, a book ‘wish list’ has been set up on Amazon.  Right now this is a good way to contribute, as school officials work to rebuild.  To find the ‘wish list’ you can link to a special Facebook page called the “San Juan High School Phoenix Project”.  The Phoenix Facebook Project shows the magnitude of the fire damage and provides regular status updates.
I am inspired by everyone’s spirit of giving. Thank you for your dedication to libraries.
Adriane Herrick Juarez
Utah Library Association President, 2012-2013

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