Committees

Advocacy Committee: Committee members watch current and pending legislation and respond to requests for information from legislative agencies and other associations and organizations. 

Awards Committee: Awards are presented at the annual ULA conference and chosen based on nominations. Committee members volunteer to help select the award winners from the nominees.

Conference Planning Committee: Coordinates program selection and activities for ULA’s Annual Conference.

Continuing Education Committee: To represent ULA on continuing education issues in Utah; to coordinate with the Utah State Library Division in implementing the continuing education directives of the Statewide Advisory Committee on Library and Information Services; to recommend to the Board of Directors specific proposals for association support and expenditures for continuing education opportunities for ULA members; to foster continuing education involvement by ULA members at the annual conference and at least one regional workshop; and to prepare and administer periodic needs assessment surveys.

Finance Committee: Considers all matters of a financial nature that are referred to the committee. Manages Non-Program Budget and Non-Conference Programming Budget Requests. 

Intellectual Freedom Committee: Creates an awareness of the issues of intellectual freedom, investigates any controversial issue, provides resources for handling problems, and prepares recommendations.

Nominating Committee: Submits to the Board of Directors a list of candidates for the next annual election and prepares master ballots of Association, section and roundtable candidates for distribution.

ULA Paraprofessional Certificate Program: This program is designed to recognize the involvement and contributions of career-oriented library paraprofessionals in Utah and to acknowledge their support of libraries and librarianship. For the purposes of this program, a paraprofessional is defined as a library worker who does not hold a professional library degree.

Past Presidents: All Past Presidents of the Utah Library Association.

Program Board: Responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating all programs of the Association and its subunits throughout the year.

The Publications Committee: The Publications Committee creates and distributes the newsletter directed to the ULA membership and Utah’s library community.



Committees are formed by the Board to provide specialized guidance and support to Association-wide operations.