ULA Committees

Association Review Committee
The Association Review Committee reviews the actions of the elected officials of ULA to help insure that they comply wih the purposes of the organization as stated in documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service.

Awards Committee
The Awards Committee recognizes outstanding achievement in librarianship, service to libraries and the library profession, and service to the Utah Library Association. Recipients may be librarians, trustees, legislators, news media personnel, and friends of libraries. The committee also coordinates the awards given by the subsidiary units of ULA.

Bylaws Committee
The Bylaws Committee initiates recommendations for amendments to the ULA Bylaws, reviews proposed amendments to the bylaws of subsidiary units to assure that they do not conflict with the association bylaws, maintains an up-to-date ULA Policies and Procedures Manual, and works with the vice-president/president elect to plan and present an annual Board of Directors Orientation Program for incoming officers and chairs.

Conference Committee
Information on the ULA annual conference.

Continuing Education Committee
The Continuing Education Committee represents ULA on continuing education issues in Utah, coordinates with the Utah State Library Division in implementing the continuing education directives of the Statewide Advisory Committee on Library and Information Services, recommends specific proposals for association support and expenditures for continuing education opportunities for ULA members to the Board of Directors, fosters continuing education involvement by ULA members at the annual conference and at least one regional workshop, and prepares and administers periodic needs assessment surveys.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee receives and reviews all Board of Directors, subsidiary unit and committee budget requests, ascertains amount of present funds and anticipated revenues for the year, prepares a proposed budget for the year for the consideration and approval of the Board of Directors by the date established in the annual calendar, advises the Board of Directors on all proposed changes to the budget and on financial matters pertaining to the association, recommends policy, monitors the expenditure of funds, oversees all of the ULA treasurer’s financial transactions and reports, works with the Executive Committee to recommend the selection and annual contract terms for the ULA treasurer to the Board of Directors, and annual evaluates the treasurer’s performance.

Intellectual Freedom Committee
The Intellectual Freedom Committee administers the association policy on intellectual freedom, recommends disbursement of the Intellectual Freedom Fund, represents the association on censorship and First Amendment issues under the direction of the Board of Directors, educates ULA members and the public on First Amendment issues, and offers guidance and support to individual members or libraries on censorship and intellectual freedom challenges.

Legislative Committee
The Legislative Committee studies legal and legislative matters relevant to libraries and librarianship in Utah, disseminates information on these issues to librarians, recommends library legislation to be submitted to the Utah State Legislature, lobbies senators by attending hearings, advising on pertinent matters, and acting as a resource for legislators on libraries and related matters, organizes the lobbying effort of ULA members through legislative newsletters, and organizes telephone information and notification networks, etc.

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee promotes personal, institutional, and corporate membership in the Utah Library Association.

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee selects suitable nominees for elected office by conducting elections as required by the Bylaws.

Public Relations Committee
The Public Relations Committee promotes the activities and goals of ULA and libraries of all kinds statewide through publicity, special events, printed materials and networking. The committee also provides consultation for ULA officers, ULA members and Utah libraries regarding publicity, promotion and community relations.

ULA Round Tables

ULA Round Tables

  • ACRL, Utah Chapter (ACRL)
  • Archives, Manuscripts, & Special
    Collections (AMSC)
  • Business (BURT)
  • Children’s Services (CSRT)
  • Computer Applications (COMART)
  • Computer and Digital Technologies Training (CDTTRT)
  • Genealogy (GENRT)
  • Government Documents (GODORT)
  • Health (HEART)
  • Library Administration & Management (LAMART)
  • Library Instruction (LIRT)
  • Library Paraprofessional & Support Staff (LPSS)
  • New Perspectives (NPRT)
  • Reference & Adult Services (RAS)
  • Technical Services (TSRT)
  • Young Adult Services (YART)


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