ULA 2022 Election Results
ULA 2022 Election Results

Thank you very much to so many of you for voting in our annual elections! It does matter, and the races were very competitive this year with exceptional candidates. The ULA Board expresses their appreciation for each of them and their willingness to run.

Incoming 2022-2023 Chairs are also listed below along with those just elected as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elects. It is our pleasure to congratulate and declare the following candidates elected to the following offices and ULA Bylaws amendments approved:

ULA President-Elect: Patrick Hoecherl, SLC Public Library

ULA Board Member-at-Large: Angela Edwards, Wasatch Library

ULA Board Member-at-Large: Hiroko Hashitani, U of U

Academic Section

  • Chair: Diana Meiser, Weber State University
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Paul Robbins, Brigham Young University
  • Member-at-Large: Nena Schvanavelt, University of Utah
  • Member-at-Large: Catherine Soehner, University of Utah

Public Section

  • Chair: Erin Warnick, American Fork Library
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Casandria Crane, American Fork Library

Special Section

  • Chair: Karen Newmeyer, Rocky Mountain University
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: NO CANDIDATE

ULA Bylaws Amendments

  • Article 1. ULA Bylaws Mission Revision - PASSED (87.2%)
  • Article 5.C.; Article 6.B.4.;L.; Article 7.A.;B.; Article 9.C.2,; Article 14.B.3.a. - Dissolution of the School Section; Reinstatement of UELMA Liaison; ULA Voting Board reduced to 14 votes - PASSED (97.8%)
  • Article 10.D. - Program Funding Request Clarification - PASSED (99.1%)

Archives, Manuscripts, & Special Collections Roundtable

  • Chair: Kathleen Broeder, Dixie State University
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Bryan Hull, University of Utah

Assessment Roundtable

  • Chair: Molly Cozzens, Salt Lake County Library
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Heidi Fendrick, Utah State Library Division
  • Member-at-Large: Ambra Gagliardi, University of Utah
  • Member-at-Large: Lindsey Memory, Brigham Young University
  • Member-at-Large: Cristina M. Reyes, Utah State Library Division

Business Roundtable

  • Chair: Zach Allred, Salt Lake Community College
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Brandon Bowen, Ensign College
  • Member-at-Large: Leticia Camacho, Brigham Young University
  • Member-at-Large: Alex Sundt, Utah State University
  • Member-at-Large: Ben Wilson, Utah Valley University

Copyright Education Roundtable

  • Chair: Dave Pixton, Brigham Young University
  • ice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Ann Richins, Salt Lake Community College
  • Member-at-Large: Becky Loveridge, Family History Library

Diversity Services Roundtable

  • Chair: Diana Castro, Salt Lake City Public Library
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Karen Liu, Utah State Library Division
  • Member-at-Large: David Bird, Salt Lake County Library
  • Member-at-Large: Teirza Kupka, Orem Public Library
  • Member-at-Large: Cristina Reyes, Utah State Library Division

Genealogy Roundtable

  • Chair: Jeremy Myntti, University of Utah
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Matt Armstrong, Brigham Young University
  • Member-at-Large: Katie Althoff-Hall, Family History Library
  • Member-at-Large: Joe Everett, Brigham Young University

Government Documents Roundtable

  • Chair: Shane Wallace, University of Utah
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Jen Kirk, Utah State University

Health Roundtable

  • Chair: James Heiner, Provo
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Meg Frost, Brigham Young University

Library Administration and Management Roundtable

  • Chair: Casandria Crane, American Fork Library
  • Vice-Chair (Not Chair-Elect): Juan Lee, Wasatch County Library

Library Instruction Roundtable

  • Chair: Ernesto Hernandez Jr., Weber State University
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Jessica Green, Brigham Young University
  • Member-at-Large: Ashley Bassett, Intermountain Health Care
  • Member-at-Large: Anne Diekema, Southern Utah University
  • Member-at-Large: Katherine Paterson, Utah Valley University

Library Paraprofessional and Support Staff Roundtable

  • Chair: Abigail Brisson, Provo
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Kara VanderLinden, Salt Lake County Library
  • Member-at-Large: Melanie Petersen, Duchesne County Library

New Perspectives Roundtable

  • Chair: Nathan Robison, Orem Public Library
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Maggie Marchant, Brigham Young University

Outreach and Community Engagement Roundtable

  • Chair: Trevor Alvord, Brigham Young University
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Cindy Brightenburg, Brigham Young University
  • Member-at-Large: Pat Huff, Huff Paralegal
  • Member-at-Large: Dainan Skeem, Brigham Young University

Reference and Adult Services Roundtable

  • Chair: Jamie Bartlett, Orem Public Library
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Deanna Simonis, Salt Lake County Library
  • Member-at-Large: David Bird, Salt Lake County Library
  • Member-at-Large: Cynthia Lopez, Manti Public Library

Rural & Small Libraries Roundtable

  • Chair: Rachel Cook, Utah State Library Division
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Emily Coltrin, Hyrum City Library

Technical Services Roundtable

  • Co-Chair: Tammy Buehler, Southern Utah University
  • Co-Chair: Christopher Clark, Southern Utah University
  • Co-Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Abby Beazer, Brigham Young UniversityCo-Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect:
  • Julia Pehrson, Murray City Library

Youth Services Roundtable

  • Chair: Gloria Larsen, Washington County Library
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Katrina Kmak, Park City Library

Thank you again to all our candidates and for all who voted!

Daniel Mauchley ULA Past President Nominating Committee Chair 2021-2022

2022 ULA Annual Conference
2022 ULA Annual Conference

United in Diversity | Unida en la Diversidad

Registration is now open for the 2022 ULA Annual Conference being held May 18-20 at the Davis Convention Center in Layton!

ULA Conference Program | PDF — Digital Magazine

The theme for the conference is "United in Diversity | Unida en la Diversidad." Tracks include general librarianship, public librarianship, academic librarianship, management and leadership, technical services, and youth services. Diversity driven sessions will be featured in each track.

We are excited to welcome a variety of speakers:

    • Nicanor Diaz, Vice President of ALA’s Reforma, who will present on library services to Latinos and Spanish speakers.
    • Twana Hodge, Diversity, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Librarian at the University of Florida, will answer questions about how to answer the call to center on diversity in librarianship. She will also be leading a ‘For Us By Us’ session for ULA’s BIPOC membership. ULA’s BIPOC membership is encouraged to fill out this survey that will shape this session.
    • Carole Lindstrom, Caldecott Medalist Author of We Are Water Protectors, will speak about her experience writing an award-winning picture book.
    • Jane Sandberg, editor of Ethical Questions in Name Authority Control, who will present on respectful and accurate catalog descriptions for an equitable user experience.
    • Patty Wong, American Library Association President, who will speak on diversity management and creating organizational change.

ULA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for our annual conference. The following safety standards will be in place:

  • All attendees are required to have up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations or a negative test within 72 hours of admittance.  Attendees will need to upload their vaccination card through the Docket App and show proof of vaccination in the app or negative test results upon entry.
  • Masks will be required indoors, except while presenting.
  • Seating at the conference will promote physical distancing. Some sessions may become full. Please be prepared to go to an alternative session if your first choice is full.
  • Individuals are encouraged to monitor symptoms and be tested for COVID-19 before attending.  Those who have symptoms or test positive should stay home and contact ULA about canceling or reassigning registration.
  • ULA will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions and make adjustments as needed.

Other things of importance for the upcoming conference:

  • Conference fees have changed. See the new rates here. Scholarships are available here - it takes minimal time to apply! Less than 5 minutes!
  • Download the Sched app on the App Store or Google Play to view the upcoming keynotes and sessions. Or, visit the Sched website.
  • ULA has adopted Unity in Diversity Communications Guidelines for conference attendees to have respectful and thoughtful dialogues around diversity and our ever evolving profession.
  • The final United in Diversity Book Club will take place at the conference. Everyone is invited to read Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad.
  • A BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) only session will be held at this conference. Keynote speaker, Twanna Hodge, would like BIPOC membership to provide feedback to shape this session. Please consider filling out this BIPOC Google Form.
  • We will be holding a 5K before the conference! Stay tuned for more information!
  • Do you have a co-worker that has done something recognizable? For a small donation to ULA, you can highlight them at the ULA conference! Find more info at our ULA Wild Apricot Shop.
  • Conference swag is available now! You can purchase swag directly here. There are items for the conference and for the upcoming 5K.
  • To get reduced hotel rates, book with the ULA block at the Hilton.

Have questions about the upcoming conference? Please feel free to email Becca Lael, Conference Chair, at

ULA Virtual 5K
ULA Virtual 5K

New Perspectives Roundtable 5k Event

ULA United in Diversity Run
Anywhere, Utah – May 1-17, 2022

Join the Utah Library Association's first road race! As part of the events leading up to this year's conference, join us virtually by yourself, with a friend or colleague, or a group. All participants will receive a T-shirt.

When should you run/walk/bike? You can do your event anytime between May 1st and May 17th. We can’t wait to see those photos whenever you decide to do your race. Use #ULA5k on social media.

Where should you run/walk/bike? Anywhere you want! Grab a family member (dogs count!) and/or friends and find a path that works for you! Prefer putting in those miles on a treadmill? That’s great! This is your race, do it wherever you want!

Register Now and get your T-shirt mailed in advance for the event!