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All preconferences will take place on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.

 

8:30 – 11:30am

Learning Like a Jungle Tiger – Using Growth Mindset to Learn and Thrive Outside of Your Comfort Zone. 

***This session is repeated in the afternoon***

Presented by keynote speaker Trevor Ragan.

We’ll take an in depth look at learning: how it works, why we avoid it, and how to overcome the stories and fear that hold us back. Trevor is the founder of TrainUgly.com – a site devoted to discovering and sharing the science behind development and performance.

 

Advocacy Bootcamp

Presented by keynote speaker James LaRue

“‘Who needs libraries?'” Beneath those three words is an iceberg of messaging, a fundamental challenge not only to librarians, but to our society. In this joint effort of ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy and the Office for Intellectual Freedom, we’ll explore some of the brutal facts of our environment, celebrate our assets, and offer practical tips to reclaim a moral sanction for the work we do, and the support our communities deserve.

James LaRue is the director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Executive Director and Secretary of the Freedom to Read Foundation.

 

A Joyous Way to Learn: Music Play and Reading Play to Promote Readiness, Literacy
and Inclusion in Story Time.

Presented by Jim Gill.

Jim Gill is a musician and author who has released seven award-winning CDs of music play for young children. Jim will introduce you to books and songs for your story times, share strategies that engage caregivers and get them involved in the music and stories, and discuss how to create an inclusive environment for children with special needs.

 

Cooperation: Who, What, When, Why, Where

We’ve all heard the statement, “Libraries need to cooperate more.” Recently, a librarian asked me, “Why? Why do we need to cooperate? How will my cooperation with a library in [another city in the county] help anything?” I’m afraid I had to say, “Well…um…I don’t know.” That conversation spurred an effort to look at Utah library inter- and extra-library cooperation. What’s worked? What hasn’t? Why? What are the elements of successful cooperation? Real-life stories from real-life Utah libraries.

 

1pm – 4pm

 

Learning Like a Jungle Tiger – Using Growth Mindset to Learn and Thrive Outside of Your Comfort Zone.

***This session is a repeat of the morning session***

Presented by keynote speaker Trevor Ragan.

We’ll take an in depth look at learning: how it works, why we avoid it, and how to overcome the stories and fear that hold us back. Trevor is the founder of TrainUgly.com – a site devoted to discovering and sharing the science behind development and performance.

 

Family History with the LDS Church History Library

LDS Church History Library employees Marie Erickson, Ryan Combs, and Jay Burrup will show online resources available through the LDS Church History Library for family history research. Specifically showing the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Early Mormon Missionary, and other databases and online resources.

 

Adventures in the scientific method: Turning your library into a lab

In this interactive workshop, facilitators encourage librarians to draw on the “science” of the Library Science degree to think like a scientist. Discussion of the scientific method and its application to both real life and library scenarios will help librarians reframe their perspective on experimentation. Participants will be empowered to apply the scientific method in a way that ensures their success. Facilitators will invite participants to share the results of their experiments at ULA 2018.