History

The Utah Library Association was organized June 8, 1912 in the Salt Lake City & County Building. On the occasion of our centennial in 2012, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert praised ULA for “providing its members with opportunities for library leadership, professional growth, networking, and community service, as well as for providing continuing education programs for Utah librarians and library employees.”

Historical Information

Finding aid for the ULA archives at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Slideshow with photos and information on past ULA Presidents, conferences, and activities
Photos from past conferences and other events on Flickr

Centennial Documents

The Utah Library Association 1912-2012: Essays in Honor of Its Centennial ebook edited by Paul Mogren, Connie Lamb, and Kayla Willey
ULA Centennial Video produced by the Harold B. Lee Library
Letter of congratulations from Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert
Photos from the centennial conference (“From Telegrams to Tweets”) in Salt Lake City

Utah Library Association Historians

1987-1988  Linda Thatcher (Utah State Historical Society)
1988-1999  Roy Webb (University of Utah)
1999-2014  Paul Mogren (University of Utah)
2014-2016  Joseph N. Anderson (Logan Library)
2016-2018  Trudy Jorgensen-Price (LDS Hospital Library)
2018-2020  Alison Elbrader (University of Utah)
2020-present  Allie McCormack (University of Utah)

Job Description

Section 2.8 in Policies & Procedure