Nominations for the 2018 ULA Awards are now open!

Consider nominating a fellow librarian or library advocate for one of six available awards, covering many areas of recognition:

Distinguished Service Award
Librarian of the Year Award
Special Service to Libraries Award
Special Recognition Award
Legislative Award for Excellence in Political Affairs and Library Advocacy
Outreach Award

Please review the awards definitions to determine the most applicable category, and then submit your nomination using the online form by January 16, 2018. You can also review previous ULA award winners online.

Questions? Contact Emily Bullough at

ULA Program Submissions

Dear Utah Library Association Member,

Program Submissions for the Utah Library Association 2018 Annual Conference are open from now until midnight on October 31st. Click here to submit a program or here to see the information needed to submit a program. The 2018 conference will be held at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah from May 16th-18th. This year’s theme is Level Up.

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 Session – 20 minutes or Lightning Talk – 10 minutes) and on any topic applicable to libraries. Last year’s attendees expressed particular interest in more programs on the following topics:

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

Extra consideration will be given to programs covering the topics listed above, however all submissions will be considered.

I am looking forward to seeing another great crop of submissions from a great group of people.


Patrick Hoecherl, Program Board Chair: