Round Tables

Archives, Manuscripts & Special Collections Round Table (AMSC): Promotes the work and development of archives and special collections in Utah by fostering cooperation and collaboration between all levels of professionals; by sharing knowledge of the highest standards in processing, preservation & accessibility; and by promoting the widespread use of archives & special collections.

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL): The higher education association for academic libraries and library workers. Representing more than 10,000 individuals and libraries, ACRL (a division of ALA) develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. 

Business Round Table (BURT): Provides a forum for information sharing, networking and continuing education for library employees who provide business reference service or are interested in such service.

Copyright Education Round Table: Helps to create a consistent understanding of the core rights that make up copyright along with the range of exceptions as they relate to libraries, readers, teachers, and learners.Accordion Content

Diversity Services Round Table (DSRT): The mission of the Diversity Services Round Table of the Utah Library Association is to promote inclusivity, equity, and diversity in our profession and association.

Genealogy Round Table (GENRT): Provides a forum serving the interests of genealogists and of librarians whose work is in, or related to, the field of genealogy. Its objective is to train and assist librarians who provide service to genealogists.

Government Documents Round Table (GODORT): A dynamic forum where information professionals learn, discuss, advocate, and create scholarship on and about government information at all levels of government (local, state, national, international).

Health Round Table (HEART): An organization that provides professional resources and training regarding health and medical information in the library setting. 

Library Administration & Management Round Table (LAMART): Promotes outstanding leadership and management practices and identifies, encourages, and nurtures tomorrow’s leaders and managers.

Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT):  Empowers librarians, from all types of libraries, to become better teachers through sharing best practices, leadership and professional development, and networking.

Library Paraprofessional & Support Staff Round Table (LPSSRT): Provides representation in the Utah Library Association for paraprofessionals and support staff working in Utah Libraries, fosters interaction between professional and paraprofessional librarians in discussion forums and mentoring programs, and provides a forum for discussion about the future of paraprofessionals and support staff in Utah Libraries.

New Perspectives Round Table (NPRT): Promotes the development of librarianship, serve as a channel of communication among library members, and promotes and facilitates discussion of issues that bring a new or fresh perspective to librarianship, libraries, or librarians.

Outreach & Community Engagement Round Table: Promotes best practices for community outreach and programming among Utah libraries. It will create networking and continuing education opportunities for library staff involved in outreach and collect and make available marketing materials for use by Utah libraries.

Reference & Adult Services Round Table (RASRT):  Supports the provision of excellent reference and information services, readers’ advisory, and adult programming in public, academic and private libraries.  We provide support for a broad range of library services through training, conferences and webinars and also host networking opportunities for informational professionals. 

Rural and Small Libraries Round Table: Promotes and facilitate the development of rural and small libraries through communication, collaboration and training opportunities.

Technical Services Round Table (TSRT): Supports and promotes technical services activities such as cataloging, acquisitions, and serials in Utah libraries. The round table disseminates information related to technical services to members, facilitating the exchange of ideas and experience, and fostering research and experimentation related to technical services.

Youth Services Round Table (YSRT): Consists of members of the Utah Library Association who have an interest in developing and promoting library service to children and teens. 


A Round Table shall promote a specified focus area of library activity which covers more than one type of library. Utah Library Association members may belong to several or all Round Tables. Round Tables shall be responsible for major programs at the annual conference of the Association, which shall be planned through and in coordination with the Program Board.