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2020 ULA Annual Call for Proposals

Do you want to see more programs at the ULA Annual Conference on topics relating to diversity, inclusion, and equity? Consider submitting a proposal to present at the 2020 ULA Conference! Please read the message from the Program Board below for more information. You can also contact the DSRT officers if you have any questions, ideas, or concerns.

Co-Chair: Chaundra Johnson at crjohns@utah.gov

Co-Chair: Katie Wegner at kwegner@summitcounty.org

Secretary:  Jennifer McKague at jmckague@slcolibrary.org


Dear Utah Library Association Member,

It’s finally here! Proposal submissions for the Utah Library Association 2020 Annual Conference are now open. The Call for Proposals will run through midnight on Friday, November 1st.  Click here to submit a program or to see the information needed to submit a program.

The 2020 conference will be held at the Dixie Convention Center, St. George, Utah from May 13th-15th.

Please consider sharing your expertise with your colleagues from around the state by submitting a conference program proposal. We are looking for programs of a variety of lengths (Pre-conference – 3 hours, Speaker/Panel Session – 50 minutes, Speaker/Panel Mini-session – 20 minutes, or Lightning Talk – 5 minutes) and on any topic applicable to libraries. The following topics are of interest to many in our state:

  • Adult or Senior Citizen Programming
  • Author Sessions
  • Collection Development
  • Digitization
  • Fundraising
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Leadership
  • LGBTQ & Diversity
  • Marketing
  • Staff Training & Development
  • Special Collections
  • Technical Services

We know there are librarians doing some really cool things throughout the state and would love to hear from you! St. George is beautiful in May, so get your colleagues together and show us what you’ve been up to this year.

I am looking forward to seeing the new/creative/innovative ways you serve your patrons and each other!

Click here to submit!

Thank you,

Brandon Bowen, Program Board Chair: bowenbrandon@ldsbc.edu

Jessica Whetman, Program Board Vice-chair: jwhetman@utah.gov


Inclusion Experience Project

This Inclusion Experience is for any leader interested in learning and applying inclusive behaviors in the workplace. We believe improved communication on all sides and at all levels will result in reaching the degree of authenticity required to achieve real growth.

Inclusion Experience Project IXP2: Building Resilience in Leadership
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Two sessions to choose from
Morning: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Afternoon: 1:30PM-4:30PM
(Breakfast and mid-day snacks provided)

Hosted at Oak Conference Room
Salt Lake Community College Main Redwood Road Campus
Taylorsville, Utah

$99 Early Bird by Sept 30
$129 Oct 1-Oct 23
$149 Oct 24 (at the door)
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusion-experience-project-building-resilience-in-leadership-tickets-71421925903



The mission of the Diversity Services Round Table of the Utah Library Association is to promote inclusivity, equity, and diversity in our profession and association.

Goal 1: Communication and Promotion

Librarians may use the Diversity Services Round Table website to learn about providing equitable library services to everyone. The website will be updated with information about relevant training opportunities and resources.

Summary of Objectives: The Diversity Services Round Table leadership will use the website to communicate with members and librarians. The website will be used to promote the Diversity Services Round Table, recruit members and leadership, and share valuable resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion in library services.

Goal 2: Training, Programming, and Initiatives 

The Diversity Services Round Table will advocate for and promote training and development opportunities at the ULA Annual Conference.

Summary of Objectives: The Diversity Services Round Table leadership will encourage members to lead and attend training and conference sessions focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion within librarianship.


Join the Diversity Services Round Table

1. Login to your Wild Apricot account.

2. Click on your name in the top right hand corner to view your profile.

3. Click on the “Edit profile” button.

4. Under the “Round Tables” section, check the box next to “DSRT- Diversity Services Round Table”.

5. Click “Save”.

Do you have a multicultural or diversity event coming up?

We would love to hear about it and showcase it here. Contact one of our officers.

For a broad idea of what’s happening around Utah subscribe to the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs’ newsletter.

Around the Salt Lake Valley, check out the Salt Lake County Office of Diversity community calendar. 

Officers 2019-2020

  • Co-Chair: Chaundra Johnson, Utah State Library Division-crjohns@utah.gov
  • Co-Chair: Katie Wegner, Summit County Library-kwegner@summitcounty.org
  • Secretary: Jennifer McKague, Salt Lake County Library-jmckague@slcolibrary.org
  • Members-at-large:
    • Vacant

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