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Wednesday, May 16
 

7:30am

Registration
Coffee will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 AM sponsored by the Duchesne County Library System.

Wednesday May 16, 2018 7:30am - 4:00pm
Cascade Foyer

8:30am

Crafting a Fair Use Policy for Your Library
Come learn about the basics of copyright and when to say ‘yes.’ Get hands-on experience crafting a fair use policy for your library in order to provide clarity for both employees and patrons. This will be a practical session. Attendees will work in small groups with a template to build a draft policy. Become the copyright expert at your library.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Anderson

Rick Anderson

Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication, University of Utah
Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. He earned his B.S. and M.L.I.S. degrees at Brigham Young University, and has worked previously as a bibliographer for YBP, Inc., as Head Acquisition... Read More →
avatar for Rita Christensen

Rita Christensen

Children's Librarian, Orem Public Library
avatar for Rebekah Cummings

Rebekah Cummings

University of Utah Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
avatar for Allyson Mower

Allyson Mower

Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian, University of Utah Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Liz Sollis

Salt Lake County Library
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Shawn Steidinger

Medical Librarian, Primary Children's Hospital
I have a Masters Degree in Library Science, and have been a practicing librarian since 1993. I specialize in Medical Librarianship, and am a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). At Primary Children's Medical Library, I provide instruction on accessing... Read More →
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Anna Zanarini

Salt Lake County Library


Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Cascade C

8:30am

How to Communicate in Funkytown – What to Say & How to Say It
Kris’s down-to-earth, no fuss approach to communicating concerns and frustrations  resonates with those who relate to that pit of the stomach feeling when things go  sideways. Many of us are accustomed – especially in the workplace – to avoid conflict at  all costs. Some simply feel like it’s not worth the risk. Others just aren’t sure how and others don’t want to appear “negative.” In this highly interactive and humorous  presentation, Kris will empower participants to speak on purpose as well as provide clear  insightful steps to move tough conversations forward.

Sponsored by grants from the Utah State Library and the Mountain Plains Library Association.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Boesch

Kris Boesch

Choose People
Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness, and boosts the bottom line. The Choose People 360° Culture Audit is based on over 1000 hours of research Boesch conducted with the Industrial Organizati... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Cascade D

8:30am

Making Children’s Library Programs Experiences Instead of Events
Learn how the Provo City Library makes children’s programs experiences instead of events. Watch a sample story time, learn about our “big” programs, and discover how we focus on the magic of a child’s experience.

Speakers
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Jennifer Nelson

Provo City Library
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Gene Nelson

Director, Provo City Library
JP

Joella Peterson

Provo City Library


Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Provo City Library

8:30am

What's Next? How Your Library Can Work Shoulder-to-Shoulder with Your Community
In this pre-conference we'll explore together how using service design thinking can help us work with our communities to discover what's next. What's in the secret sauce? You'll pick up some hints, share experiences, and learn how to work shoulder-to-shoulder with your community to address needs. By doing so you can build support for your library, fill your programming space, and make meaningful and positive impacts in the communities you serve.

Speakers
avatar for Adriane Herrick Juarez

Adriane Herrick Juarez

Park City Library, Park City Library
Leadership, Cutting-Edge Initiatives, Community Engagement
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Sam Passey

Director, Uintah County Library and Museum Services
I am interested in the mix of Libraries, Archives, and Museums and how we can build community bridges by working together with our professional cousins.


Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Cascade E

10:00am

Break
Sponsored by the Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library.

Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Cascade Foyer

11:30am

Lunch Break
Wednesday May 16, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Lunch on Your Own

1:00pm

Free Speech: Keeping it Civil
Free speech implies the freedom to be heard. Our opinions on ‘taking a knee’, allowing Ben Shapiro on campus, or even challenges of library materials are best served when we examine our prejudices and learn civil discourse. Carla Kelley, the Human Rights Education Center of Utah founder and executive director facilitates conversation on biases, challenges, and agreeing to disagree.

Speakers
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Wanda Mae Huffaker

Librarian, Salt Lake County Library
Intellectual Freedom
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Carla Kelley

Human Rights Education Center of Utah


Wednesday May 16, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cascade D

1:00pm

Playing Around with Serious Games in Education
There is a national conversation around incorporation of games and gamification in education, but questions linger as to their implementation and acceptability. This workshop will further the conversation through activity rather than talk. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of serious games and gamification. Additionally, participants will learn and implement the Design Box, thereby calling themselves game designers.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Altizer

Roger Altizer

Roger Altizer, Jr. is the co-founder of the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program, the top ranked game design program in the nation, the Director of Digital Medicine for the Center for Medical Innovation, the founding Director of The GApp lab (Therapeutic Games and Apps) and... Read More →
avatar for Tallie Casucci

Tallie Casucci

University of Utah, Marriott Library


Wednesday May 16, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cascade C

1:00pm

The 2017 Newbery Award: Reflections and Ruminations
Join 2017 Newbery Award committee member Gene Nelson for a preconference on everything Newbery. Learn about the history of the oldest and most prestigious children’s book award in the world. Discuss the selection criteria and the processes of the deliberations of the committee. Discover the responses of the 2017 award winners and the important early Monday morning phone call that changes authors’ lives. Gene will also discuss the award winners and present his favorite 40 books of the year. Come for a fun filled afternoon full of insight into the awarding of the best book of the year.

Speakers
GN

Gene Nelson

Director, Provo City Library


Wednesday May 16, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Provo City Library

1:00pm

Using Directed Storytelling to Improve User Experience
The Salt Lake City Public Library recently embarked on a strategic planning process, and staff have learned how to gain a deeper understanding of user experiences with directed storytelling. Storytelling is a powerful tool to learn about patron experiences. In this workshop participants will learn techniques for interviewing and practice facilitating directed storytelling. The workshop will be highly interactive; come prepared to participate and meet your colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Edson

Shauna Edson

Digital Inclusion Coordinator, Salt Lake City Public Library
avatar for Patrick Hoecherl

Patrick Hoecherl

Salt Lake City Public Library



Wednesday May 16, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cascade E

2:30pm

Break
Wednesday May 16, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Cascade Foyer

4:30pm

After-Hours Activity: Networking Walk
Sponsored by the Utah Society of Health Sciences Librarians (USHSL).
See the attached flier.
Meet at the convention center at 4:15pm or the Provo City Library at 4:30pm. 


Wednesday May 16, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Provo City Library
 
Thursday, May 17
 

7:30am

Registration
Coffee available from 7:30 - 8:30 AM, sponsored by Park City Library.

Thursday May 17, 2018 7:30am - 5:00pm
Cascade Foyer

9:00am

Make Happy Work: How to Experience More Joy in Your Workplace
In this highly interactive and energized presentation, Kris Boesch weaves valuable content, enlightening stories, and tangible tools to improve your library’s workplace culture. Whereas other programs miss the mark by only talking about employee “satisfaction” or “engagement,” Boesch takes workplace culture to a whole new level well beyond compensation, basic HR practices and “perks.” She unveils why emotional intimacy is the secret ingredient to the secret sauce of workplace culture. Participants will learn how to create collaboration, camaraderie and connection amongst their teams. This “glue” results in perseverance through tough times, inspiration to go the extra mile, and retention of top talent. Participants will be able to take her specific tangible no-cost ways to create an extraordinary workplace culture and implement them within their organizations to see immediate results.

Sponsored by Utah Valley University Fulton Library and also made possible by a grant from a Utah State Library grant.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Boesch

Kris Boesch

Choose People
Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness, and boosts the bottom line. The Choose People 360° Culture Audit is based on over 1000 hours of research Boesch conducted with the Industrial Organizati... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Cascade C - E

10:30am

Break & Exhibits
Sponsored by University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

Thursday May 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Ballroom A - C

10:30am

Book Sales
Thursday May 17, 2018 10:30am - 5:00pm
Ballroom Foyer - Level 2

10:30am

Exhibits
Thursday May 17, 2018 10:30am - 5:00pm
Ballroom A - C

11:00am

Digital Exhibition: Leveling Up with OmekaS and Collaboration
At the University of Utah Marriott Library, two departments collaborated to build a digital exhibits program.  Digital Library Services provides technical expertise and experience with item level metadata and Special Collections provides primary source documents, historical context, and depth of knowledge of exhibit topics. Collaborative exhibits workflows and documentation will be discussed, along with a brief demonstration of the OmekaS software platform.


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:25am
Cascade B

11:00am

Increasing Research and Changing Culture: Initial Analysis of Change Efforts
When librarians were asked to focus more of their time on research and creative activity and increase the number of products that result, a research retreat was held to introduce the change.  A survey was distributed to gather data from attendees about responses to the retreat. Initial analysis of results indicated an overall positive experience of the retreat with many recommendations for workshops to gain desired experience and skills. Further research and data collection is planned.

Speakers
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Madison Donnelly

Information and Research Specialist, Marriott Library, University of Utah
MP

Marie Paiva

Graduate and Undergraduate Services Librarian, Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Catherine Soehner

Associate Dean, University of Utah Library
My main area of research is organizational change and incorporating best practices from psychology, business, negotiation, and change management. I love traveling in Utah, so talk to me about your favorite Utah experience!


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Cascade C

11:00am

Memes of Resistance, Election Reflections, and Voices from Drug Court: Social Justice, Ethical Cataloging, and Digital Humanities at Utah State University
USU folklorists and librarians have long championed social justice and advocacy issues. Using skills garnered through principled academic discourse, community based ethnographic fieldwork, and ethical librarianship, we are working to create robust digital collections that focus on timely social issues. The aim is to bring the voices of those often under-heard, underserved, and historically excluded in current social dialog into the hub of USU’s digital humanities.

Speakers
DB

Dylan Burns

Utah State University Library
LM

Lynne McNeill

Utah State University Library
AP

Andrea Payant

Utah State University Library
RW

Randy Williams

Utah State University Library
avatar for Liz Woolcott

Liz Woolcott

Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University
Liz Woolcott, liz.woolcott@usu.edu, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Utah State University, manages the MARC and non-MARC metadata creation of the University Libraries and is the co-founder of the Library Workflow Exchange. She publishes and presents on workflow and as... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Cascade A

11:00am

My Co-Worker is a Lizard! How a Strong Employee Experience Program Can Improve Your Library’s Service, Culture, and Reduce Personnel Issues
As librarians we strive to become customer experience experts; however, how often do we think about the experiences of our employees and how that directly impacts every other area of service? Join us to learn about how a strong employee experience program can foster staff connection, reduce conflict, and unify your team.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Hoecherl

Patrick Hoecherl

Salt Lake City Public Library
MM

Marilee Moon

CLAU-Children's Literature Association of Utah



Thursday May 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Cascade D

11:00am

"Quiero ayudar. Hablo un poquito." - An Incentivized Staff Spanish Program
Having Spanish speaking staff available to help Spanish speaking patrons is a constant struggle. In an attempt to solve this problem, the Provo City Library created an incentivized program to teach “Library Spanish” to interested staff.  In this session you will learn what is needed to create a similar program of your own to better serve your Hispanic populations.

Speakers
CG

Carla Gordon

Provo City Library
JP

Joella Peterson

Provo City Library



Thursday May 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Cascade E

11:00am

Literacy Skills with Preschool Dance Party
Movement is a foundation for learning. Preschool Dance Party helps develop skills that most adults already have on autopilot: inhibitory control, working memory, attention, and cognitive flexibility. It’s also a great opportunity to build school readiness through socialization, cooperation, and the practice of numbers, letters, opposites, and other topics. Most importantly, it’s a fun way for parents and kids to interact with each other and their peers! 

Speakers
SB

Scott Bahlmann

Salt Lake City Public Library
SR

Sharon Robinson

Salt Lake City Public Library


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Soldier Creek

11:00am

Programming for Homeschoolers @ the Library
Why do families homeschool? Why is it important to provide programming for homeschoolers at the library? Learn how to meet the programming needs of homeschool families, how to promote library programs and resources to this audience, and how to serve a variety of ages in library homeschool programming.

Speakers
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Kim Fong

Murray Library
SW

Shelly Ward

Salt Lake County Library


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Battle Creek

11:25am

APIs for Libraries
The advancements in information sharing technologies have led to multiple platforms that can be used by librarians to create value-added services and information portals for patrons. With the markets shifting from isolated and siloed applications to interconnected applications, more and more providers are releasing Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which provide access to their services and information. Anyone with a basic understanding of programming can learn to use an API in a matter of few hours.

Speakers
avatar for Dhanushka Samarakoon

Dhanushka Samarakoon

University of Utah Library


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:25am - 11:50am
Cascade B

12:00pm

Lunch Break
Sponsored by SirsiDynix, who will present a short video.
Award winners for the year will also be announced.

Thursday May 17, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom C

1:30pm

Little Busy Bodies: Active Play with Infants & Toddlers
Little ones are on the move! Early movement experiences help children connect with others, promote physical development, build their intellectual skills, and develop communication and self-confidence. Learn how to put into practice movement activities for children ages 6 months to 3 years old. Providing programs and activities for infants and toddlers means having an influence on one of the most amazing and rapidly developing times of a child's life!

Speakers
AZ

Anna Zanarini

Salt Lake County Library


Thursday May 17, 2018 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Cascade C

1:30pm

Serials Crisis Terminated: A Conversation about the Death Spiral of Collections and Scholarship
We have all seen the serials crisis continue for the past 25 years or more, and we librarians have taken few effective actions to correct the crisis. Indeed, librarians have allowed ourselves to be dominated by publishers, faculty and university administrators and the crisis has deepened. We propose bold, revolutionary leadership from librarians to preserve global access to research and information.

Speakers
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Mark England

University of Utah Library
DF

Darby Fanning

University of Utah Library
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Allyson Mower

Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian, University of Utah Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah


Thursday May 17, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Soldier Creek

1:30pm

William Perry Broke My Thinking: Guiding Students Through Information Literacy Using Perry's Scheme
First-year students have a difficult time seeing research in more than black-and-white. William Perry's Scheme of Educational and Intellectual Development says that there are three main "positions" of intellectual development that students must pass through for full intellectual development. LDS Business College librarians are using information literacy to assist student progression through these positions. Come find out how you can do it in your library!

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Bowen

Brandon Bowen

Reference & Instruction Manager, LDS Business College Library
LDS Business College


Thursday May 17, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Cascade E

1:30pm

Assessment and Visualization Tools for Technical Services
Demonstrating impact and value is a recurring theme in libraries.  But what do assessment and outreach efforts look like in a technical services environment?  How can we relay the importance and impact of work that is typically done "behind the scenes"?  This session will survey and demonstrate open source, freely available tools to help technical services units assess their work, collect and analyze data, create infographics, and visually demonstrate  impact on the library and their patrons.

Speakers
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Andrea Payant

Utah State University Library
BS

Becky Skeen

Utah State University Library
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Liz Woolcott

Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University
Liz Woolcott, liz.woolcott@usu.edu, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Utah State University, manages the MARC and non-MARC metadata creation of the University Libraries and is the co-founder of the Library Workflow Exchange. She publishes and presents on workflow and as... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Cascade B

1:30pm

Defining Your “I” in Supervisor: Experiences and Reflections on Leadership from Four Librarians
While there is no “I” in team, there is an “I” in supervisor. How do we make this “I” represent an inclusive culture, rather than an inquisition? This panel will explore this question and panelists will discuss strategies for “leveling up” inclusion in our supervisory practices in the library. Four librarians with varied levels of supervisory experience, and from different types of libraries, will share their strategies for responsive and caring leadership.

Speakers
KC

Karen Clark

Director, Logan Public Library
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Dory Cochran

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Utah State University Library
I've served on my library's Staff Development Committee for the last four years and my role on this committee is what got me interested in emotional intelligence in the workplace. | | Talk to me about your work culture, activities that bring you and your colleagues together... Read More →
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Anthony Morris

Technical Services LIbrarian, Utah Valley University Library
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Trevor Young

Utah Valley University Library
Utah Valley University Library


Thursday May 17, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Cascade D

1:30pm

Vendor Showcase
Second annual showcase! In this session, six vendors will take 5-10 minutes to discuss and demonstrate their services/products. This is a great way to learn about vendors in a group setting. The vendors signed up to present this year are the Niche Academy, Usborne Books and more/EDC Publishing, SirsiDynix, ChiliFresh, Spacesaver Intermountain, and Baker & Taylor.

Thursday May 17, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Battle Creek

1:30pm

Birth to 100: Leveling Up in Your Library
"Experience Points Acquired!" Learn how our library transitions patrons, birth to seniors, through programs. We will "unlock" the good, better, and best of each program and how they "level up" as the patrons grow with age. The experiences we provide in our programs reinforce the value of a library beyond books and help instill a love of learning.

Speakers
MB

Malissa Brandon

Programs Coordinator, Tooele City Library
BC

Bethany Cruz

Tooele City Library


Thursday May 17, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Cascade A

1:55pm

Bringing Bounce to Your Baby Rhyme Times
Feeling "benched" by boring baby times?  Looking for successful strategies, fresh music, and peppy rhymes to help you get in the game? Join "Ms. Kirsten" to learn how to make your Baby Rhyme Times a slam dunk.

Speakers
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Kirsten Nilsson

Youth Services Librarian, Summit County Library
All things youth services.


Thursday May 17, 2018 1:55pm - 2:20pm
Cascade C

2:20pm

Break, Exhibits, & Poster Session
Thursday May 17, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A - C

2:20pm

Charles Potts Collection
The poster will be a pictorial representation of the purpose, development, and examples from the Charles Potts Collection held in the Special Collections Department of USU's Merrill-Cazier Library.

Speakers
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Becky Skeen

Utah State University Library


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A - C

2:20pm

Digging Deeper into Demographics

Nonfiction materials written for a popular audience are more heavily used than those written for an academic audience, even in our academic library. We will present findings on general demographic information about the users checking out these titles and impacts this information may have on collecting and promoting popular nonfiction.


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A - C

2:20pm

Expose the data: An API for Utah Digital Newspapers
The Utah Digital Newspaper (UDN) program has been operating since 2002 and currently contains approximately 24 million digital artifacts. An Application Programming Interface (API) has been implemented to work with machine interactions, as an additional step in the information dissemination process. The API will allow them to programmatically access the data and process them through custom programs, or transfer the data to external systems for further analysis.

Speakers
avatar for Dhanushka Samarakoon

Dhanushka Samarakoon

University of Utah Library


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A - C

2:20pm

GIS Technologies and Public Libraries
In 2017 Anne Arendt, Anthony Morris, and Mary Naylor Stephens surveyed hundreds of public libraries across America about their use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) resources and technologies. This poster will review their findings, including the most common ways GIS technologies are used in libraries, common barriers, and suggest ways to facilitate implementing GIS in libraries. Presenters will also review GIS resources that are available to Utah libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Morris

Anthony Morris

Technical Services LIbrarian, Utah Valley University Library
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Mary Naylor Stephens

Utah Valley University Library


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A - C

2:20pm

I F ' ing your library
Scenarios - that ask "Are you IF'ed?

Speakers
avatar for Wanda Mae Huffaker

Wanda Mae Huffaker

Librarian, Salt Lake County Library
Intellectual Freedom


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A - C

2:20pm

Improving Online Access to Faculty-developed Bibliographies, Indexes, and Databases
For library faculty who develop reference tools such as bibliographies or indexes, new open source software can help them quickly deploy their tools to the Web. The software (called ATOM) is based on Django and provides flexible searching, sorting, and filtering. Research tools that are built using the system can incorporate an API and custom interfaces. This presentation will introduce the software and show examples of how it is being used in an academic library.


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A - C

2:20pm

STEM-Oriented Making for Teens in the Library

This poster will present resources for librarians to learn how to facilitate engaging and hands-on, STEM-oriented Maker activities for teen programming. Specific Maker activities include paper circuits, squishy circuits, and Makey Makey. Resources include paper and online resources that will help librarians learn to facilitate Maker programming, including activity guides and supply lists, as well as DIY guides for the teens to use during the activities.


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A - C

2:20pm

Storytime Toolbox
Looking for a way to increase participation in your programs? Add an interactive element to your book! Come learn ways to make a book participatory and increase engagement through interactive follow-up activities.

Speakers
AZ

Anna Zanarini

Salt Lake County Library


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A - C

2:20pm

The All of Us Research Program: Librarians, Scientists and a Million People Understanding Health Better
This poster presentation will explain the All of Us Research Program, a federally funded project previously called the Precision Medicine Initiative. It will discuss how this program is laying groundwork for research that includes often-overlooked communities and that seizes on the ability of genomics to tailor medical treatment methods to ever-smaller segments of the population. It will explain the methodology being used by All of Us and introduce a component of the program that it supports.


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A - C

2:20pm

Utah State Data Center

We want to highlight the fact that the State Data Center (SDC) can be an asset for communities. It will include text/figures regarding the type of work that the SDC can do as well as some conversation about the 2020 census. The mission of the SDC partnership is to empower data users with understandable, accurate, and timely information through the partnership with the SDCs and the Census Bureau. We would love for this to be a conversation starter on coordination between the SDC and libraries.


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A - C

3:00pm

Mining Your Alumni Base to Create Authentic Discipline-Specific Information Literacy Instruction
In an effort to teach nursing students information skills relevant to their future professional practice, librarians from four Utah institutions of higher education came together to survey recent nursing-program alumni to better inform information literacy instruction. This presentation will cover the outcomes of the study, how to translate survey data into evidence-based teaching, and how this approach might be used to advance information literacy instruction in other fields.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Diekema

Anne Diekema

Southern Utah University Library
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University
BH

Betsy Hopkins

Brigham Young University Library
BP

Brandon Patterson

University of Utah Library
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Nena Schvaneveldt

Assistant Director of Library Services, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Roseman University of Health Sciences


Thursday May 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cascade B

3:00pm

Not Just Another LibGuide: Applying UX Design to Take Research Guides to the Next Level
This presentation will describe a collaboration between Westminster College librarians, an MLIS graduate student, and the college’s web team to create research guides targeted to our community. We will consider the advantages of developing unique, on-brand research guides and applying user experience principles to inform design choices. We will also discuss the value of working with graduate students who bring new perspectives and additional expertise to our libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Chloe Barnett

Chloe Barnett

Instruction & Reference Librarian, Westminster College
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Susannah Woodbury

Learning and Development Specialist, Willis Towers Watson
Taxonomy | Instructional Design


Thursday May 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Soldier Creek

3:00pm

Beehive Book Bash- Share the Buzz!
What if there were children's book awards that were truly chosen by the children of Utah?  Oh wait, there are!  Join us as we present the 2017-2018 book award winners for the first time ever at the ULA Conference, and come find out how you can help us with our goal of having all Utah children participate in selecting this award.  You will learn creative ways to promote the books in your library programs, ideas for partnering with schools, and may even win one of our prize baskets!

Speakers
LG

Lisa Grant

City Library, Salt Lake City
MM

Marilee Moon

CLAU-Children's Literature Association of Utah


Thursday May 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cascade D

3:00pm

Hot Type: Utah Digital Newspapers
With over 2.3 million pages covering 166 years, Utah Digital Newspapers (UDN) is one of the largest freely-accessible digital newspaper repositories in the U.S. and is continually expanding to include more Utah newspapers. This presentation will have information about the origins of UDN and discuss its future. We will demonstrate the site’s features and show off some of the newly added content. We will also talk about how local communities can participate in adding new content to UDN.

Speakers
TK

Tina Kirkham

University of Utah Library
JM

Jeremy Myntti

University of Utah Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah


Thursday May 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cascade C

3:00pm

Leveling Up Library Support for a Games Studies Program
The University of Utah is home to the number 1 games studies program in the United States, the Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) program. This panel presentation and discussion will feature the co-founder and director of EAE and a team of librarians who are elevating library support for EAE.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Altizer

Roger Altizer

Roger Altizer, Jr. is the co-founder of the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program, the top ranked game design program in the nation, the Director of Digital Medicine for the Center for Medical Innovation, the founding Director of The GApp lab (Therapeutic Games and Apps) and... Read More →
avatar for Tallie Casucci

Tallie Casucci

University of Utah, Marriott Library
GH

Greg Hatch

University of Utah Library
CJ

Christy Jarvis

University of Utah Library
NL

Nancy Lombardo

Information Technology Librarian, University of Utah Library
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Anne Morrow

Head, Digital Scholarship Services, University of Utah Library
In DSS we're managing USpace institutional repository and leading digital scholarship publishing initiatives.


Thursday May 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cascade E

3:00pm

Libraries: Community Destinations
Is your library a gathering place for your whole community? Join our panel discussion to hear how some libraries are working to make their library a community destination.
Three presenters will share low-cost and no-cost ways to improve the user experience, encourage participation, and strategies (besides free food) to help the teens in your area feel like the library is a place for them.
There will be time at the end of the presentation for the audience to share their ideas or Q&A.

Speakers
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Kim Christensen

Springville Public Library
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Melissa Grygla

Saratoga Springs Public Library
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Dan Mickelson

Springville Public Library


Thursday May 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cascade A

4:00pm

ULA General Social & Silent Auction
Join us for the final session on Thursday where Roger Altizer will give a short keynote. Mingle with friends and spend some time learning about ULA roundtables and committees. Play a fun "Level Up" game where you can earn raffle tickets for a prize drawing after the last Friday session (must be present to win). Finally, bid on silent auction items. All proceeds fund scholarships for fellow librarians attending conferences for professional development. 

Speakers
avatar for Roger Altizer

Roger Altizer

Roger Altizer, Jr. is the co-founder of the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program, the top ranked game design program in the nation, the Director of Digital Medicine for the Center for Medical Innovation, the founding Director of The GApp lab (Therapeutic Games and Apps) and... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom A - C
 
Friday, May 18
 

7:30am

Registration
Coffee available from 7:30 - 8:30 AM, sponsored by Weber State University Stewart Library.

Friday May 18, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Cascade Foyer

8:00am

Round Table/ Committee Business Meetings
The following groups have scheduled business meetings:
  • In Cascade A: Library Instruction Round Table
  • In Cascade B: Reference and Adult Services Round Table
  • In Soldier Creek: The Utah State Library is holding a session for library directors titled, "Library Certification for Public Libraries Serving Over 50,000 People"
  • In Battle Creek: Government Documents Round Table

Friday May 18, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
See Description

8:30am

Thinking About the Future: Trends, Signals, and Values for the Library of the Future
Foresight and futuring begin with the study of change – using trends as signals for the future. We can use trends thinking to help us understand the inbound change transforming our world. And we can use our values to guide our use of those trends to create outbound change that helps create the library of the future. This session will share the work of ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries and lead into an interactive session to let attendees share their vision for the future.

Sponsored by the Salt Lake City Public Library System and also made possible by a Utah State Library grant.

Speakers
avatar for Miguel Figueroa

Miguel Figueroa

Center for the Future of Libraries
Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries (www.ala.org/libraryofthefuture), an initiative from the American Library Association. He has previously held positions at the American Theological Library Association; ALA’s Office for Diversity and Office for Lit... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Cascade C - E

8:30am

Exhibits
Friday May 18, 2018 8:30am - 12:00pm
Ballroom A - C

8:30am

Book Sales
Friday May 18, 2018 8:30am - 1:30pm
Ballroom Foyer - Level 2

9:30am

Break & Exhibits
Friday May 18, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom A - C

10:00am

Jerry-Rigging Your Way to a Better Digitization Workflow
While digitization is a staple activity in many cultural heritage institutions, wrangling the resultant files and workflow issues is challenging at the best of times. Budget and support limitations can compound the issue, but a surprising wealth of time-saving functions can be found without expensive software. Focusing on imaging while covering broadly applicable concepts, this session investigates tools and techniques to make the computer do more of the work for you.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Page

Andrea Page

Digital Initiatives Technical Specialist, Brigham Young University Library


Friday May 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Battle Creek

10:00am

Global Children’s Literature in Your Library: Selecting and Promoting the Best Available
Why should we include international children’s literature in our libraries? Learn more about the availability of quality international children’s literature, issues surrounding evaluation, and benefits of promoting it in your library. We will consider the importance of centering vs. othering, cultural authenticity, and the role of United States Board on Books for Young People in aiding availability. 

Speakers
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Lauren Liang

University of Utah Library


Friday May 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Cascade D

10:00am

I Can Tech (and So Can You!)
Tech is everywhere. How does that make you feel? Overwhelmed? Afraid? In this session we’ll explore why tech can make you feel this way, and how to forge ahead, regardless of current skill level. Learn from a former computer teacher who had to face her own tech fears in order to help her students face theirs. We’ll also challenge two common tech hang-ups in a fun, hands-on way. (PS, did that last sentence scare you? Then this session is for you!) Laptops encouraged but not required.

Speakers
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Stacy Vincent

Consultant for Technology and Innovation, Utah State Library Division



Friday May 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Cascade B

10:00am

Post-It: Quick User Surveys for the Price of a Snickers!
Come and find out a fun way to survey library patrons! All you need is post-it notes, a white board, and candy! We'll share with you our experience using this method and the great feedback we received!

Speakers
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Leticia Camacho

Management & Accounting Librarian, Brigham Young University Library
I am the Management and Accounting Librarian at the BYU Harold B. Lee Library. I love being a librarian and working with business students and faculty. I also love the ULA annual conference because it provides an opportunity to interact and learn from dear colleagues from around... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Cascade A

10:00am

Breaking into Library Management
Are you thinking about going into library management?  Whether you are actively interviewing or just toying with the idea, you can take concrete steps to gain and strengthen the leadership skills necessary for the job.  This panel, including new and experienced managers and people who hire managers, will help you understand this exciting role and provide tips to help you make the jump to library management.

Speakers
AM

Ann Marie Barrett

Salt Lake County Library
DB

Darin Butler

Salt Lake County Library
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Jennifer Fay

Library Manager, Salt Lake County Library
I've been lucky enough to work on tons of awesome projects, including the Kearns Future We Choose placed-based intiative, the Evidence2Success Community Board, the Gang Reduction Task Force, Utah Food Bank's Kids Cafe, Magna Kearns Youth Court, SLCLS's Goodreads group, and Utah K... Read More →
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Pamela Park

Salt Lake County Library


Friday May 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Cascade E

10:00am

Building Creative Communities: How Small and Rural Libraries Can Contribute to Economic Development and Civic Pride Across Utah
Art. Diverse heritage. Historic preservation. Libraries. Museums. Public programs. These are all facets of vibrant communities that boost economic development while enhancing the quality of life. Learn about “Creative Communities” and the programs and funding opportunities through the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts to support small and rural libraries in building vibrant communities. Learn practical ways to get grants and tax credits that can spur economic growth through cultural resources.

Speakers
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Juan Tomás Lee Morales

Librarian, Utah State Library Division
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Kerri Nakamura

Utah Department of Heritage and Arts
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Natalie Petersen

Utah Division of Arts and Museum
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Roger Roper

Utah Division of State History


Friday May 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Cascade C

10:00am

The World is Your Oyster: How Librarians Can Facilitate Curriculum Innovation and Student Engagement Through OER and Open Pedagogy
Open Pedagogy uses Open Educational Resources to facilitate innovative student learning where students actively participate in the creation and customization of their learning materials. This session will introduce Open Pedagogy, how it fits into the broader open access movement, and how it can facilitate teaching information literacy in successful librarian-faculty collaborations, including implementation strategies, challenges, and examples of projects happening at Southern Utah University.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Diekema

Anne Diekema

Southern Utah University Library
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University
avatar for Rosie Liljenquist

Rosie Liljenquist

Open Access and Education Initiatives Librarian, Southern Utah University Library


Friday May 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Soldier Creek

11:00am

Activism vs. Intellectual Freedom: What Would You Do?
Intellectual freedom, the rights protected by the first amendment, is a core tenet of democracy and librarianship. Yet in today’s political climate, how individuals or groups exercise first amendment rights has become a charged issue. Facilitated discussion groups will explore challenging case studies to determine if and how intellectual freedom and social justice exist together in modern libraries. 

Speakers
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Patrick Hoecherl

Salt Lake City Public Library
avatar for Mariah Manley

Mariah Manley

Children's Library, Salt Lake City Public Library



Friday May 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Soldier Creek

11:00am

From Futuring to Innovation
In this interactive session, attendees will take some of the trend scanning from the Center for the Future of Libraries – as well as their own community insights and evidence – and consider a positive innovation for the future of libraries. This activity helps demonstrate how we can all use a futures-focused approach, and our commitment to library values, to help build the libraries of the future. Bring your colleagues for this team-based approach to futuring and innovation – and come ready with your bold vision for the library of the future.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Utah State Library.

Speakers
avatar for Miguel Figueroa

Miguel Figueroa

Center for the Future of Libraries
Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries (www.ala.org/libraryofthefuture), an initiative from the American Library Association. He has previously held positions at the American Theological Library Association; ALA’s Office for Diversity and Office for Lit... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Cascade C

11:00am

Learning to Love Our Patrons (Again)
Libraries abound with tales of angry and eccentric patrons.  Workroom stories feed the narrative and keep uncomfortable experiences and negative patrons fresh in our minds.  Is patron bashing keeping you from delivering truly excellent customer service? Learn why critiquing is human nature and how to curtail the tendency.  Learn skills to help you tone down the stress and see the people behind the problems.  

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Schow

Leslie Schow

Herriman Library, Salt Lake County Library
Leslie Schow is the manager of The County Library: Herriman Branch. She has opened this library in 3 different locations and has watched the community grow from 1,500 to 45,000 people over that last 15 years. Previously, Leslie served as a youth services librarian. This intere... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Cascade D

11:00am

Book, Line and Sinker: How to Give Tween Book Talks, and Keep 'Em Coming Back for More!
Reel ‘em in with compelling book talks. This session is a how-to for kid-wrangling (aka classroom management), establishing interactive introductions, the guts and glory of book talks, engaging your audience with props, and having a blast so your children will too.


Speakers
LG

Lisa Grant

City Library, Salt Lake City


Friday May 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Cascade A

11:00am

From Panic to Productivity: Rural Librarians & the Myth of Multi-Tasking
Rural Librarians: does your day include finance, writing, statistics, programming, technology, personnel management, and calling the police? Rural Librarians often have a wider array of duties and productivity can plummet with every transition. Does multi-tasking increase productivity or does it decrease efficiency and increase stress? Hear an occupational therapist explain cognitive function, shifting, and flexibility, to maximize your precious time and leave the wild rumpus for another day.

Speakers
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Shawn Bliss

Utah State Library Division


Friday May 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Cascade E

11:00am

Gaming for the Future in YA Novels
Gaming is a big part of teens lives, so it's no wonder that it's part of their literature too. In this presentation we'll take a look at YA novels focused on games and gaming and talk about ways to use them in teen programming.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Wadham

Rachel Wadham

Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian, Brigham Young University Library


Friday May 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Battle Creek

11:00am

The FamilySearch Microfilm to Digital Transition
In 2017, FamilySearch ended its longstanding microfilm lending program in order to focus on expanding digital access to its collections. Come learn the story behind this milestone decision and about the latest developments in digitization and electronic access at FamilySearch. Also, find out what this means for libraries and their genealogy patrons.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Everett

Joe Everett

Family History, Local History, and Microforms Librarian, BYU Harold B. Lee Library


Friday May 18, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Cascade B

12:00pm

Lunch Break
Come enjoy a lunch with colleagues across the state. During the lunch, the ULA president hand-off will take place and we'll hear from a local Utah author, Ally Condie.


Friday May 18, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom C

12:30pm

Lunch Speaker
Ally Condie is the author of the Matched Trilogy, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller available in 30+ languages. She is author of the novel Atlantia and of Summerlost, a 2016 Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.
Ally is the founder of the non-profit WriteOut Foundation, which runs writeoutcamp.org–a writing camp for teens that allows students to work with published authors, experience the outdoors, and enjoy other activities (plays, costume balls, rock climbing, and more). She lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, writing, running, and listening to her husband play guitar.

Speakers

Friday May 18, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom C

1:30pm

Analyzing Virtual Reference
As more libraries offer virtual reference services, an in depth analysis of these services is needed. To answer this need, we analyzed 4475 virtual reference chats from the entire 2016 calendar year. This session will discuss our methodology, identify common themes, provide possible solutions for frequent errors, and discuss future steps for the virtual reference analysis.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Merrill

Erin Merrill

Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Brigham Young University Library
avatar for Michael Whitchurch

Michael Whitchurch

Virtual Services Librarian, Brigham Young University Library
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University


Friday May 18, 2018 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Soldier Creek

1:30pm

Building Research Topics One Decision at a Time
Determining how to narrow a topic to an appropriate size for an academic research project can be challenging for some researchers. This session provides an example of how a decision-based learning module might be used to assist beginning researchers develop and narrow their topic. Participants will learn about and apply decision-based concepts to a research prompt typically used in a freshmen writing class.  Discussion will focus on how to adapt these ideas to library instruction.

Speakers
JG

Jalen Gibbons

Brigham Young University Library
SJ

Suzanne Julian

Brigham Young University Library


Friday May 18, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Battle Creek

1:30pm

Creating a Government Information Network in Utah – Updates from the Regional Coordinator
This session will introduce attendees to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in Utah. You will learn about the FDLP system, how you can work with the regional coordinator, and share your thoughts about access to government information. Featuring links to new tools and webinars provided by the Government Publishing Office, this session will be a place for academic, public, and school librarians to learn how they can incorporate free government information into their collections. 

Speakers
JK

Jen Kirk

Government Information Librarian, Utah State University Library



Friday May 18, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Cascade C

1:30pm

Take the Leap: Helping Your Staff Bring Themselves to the Next Level
Trying something new is tough, but self-directed achievement is an easy sell. It allows employees to take charge of their own learning with minimal cost to the library. In this session, we'll examine relevant research, share our own experience, and present helpful tools for getting staff (and management) excited about a development program in your own library. We’ll finish with a brainstorming session assisted by a panel of experts to jump start your own employee development program.

Speakers
CF

Caryn Feeney

University of Utah Library
avatar for Liz Gabbitas

Liz Gabbitas

Reserve Supervisor, University of Utah Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah


Friday May 18, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Cascade E

1:30pm

Help! I'm Trapped in the Library: Escape Rooms for Teens and Families
If you are looking for an innovative, exciting library program that provides a memorable, interactive experience for people of multiple ages, abilities, and interests, why not create and host your own library escape room? We will examine the process of adapting an escape room to a public library setting, relating the challenges we encountered, the lessons we learned, and the benefits we gained from creating and executing two library escape rooms, one for families and one for teens.

Speakers
CC

Chelsea Conklin

Orem Public Library
RC

Ruth Covington

Orem Public Library
NR

Nathan Robison

Orem Public Library


Friday May 18, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Cascade A

1:30pm

Providing Culturally Diverse Programming and Services at Your Library
Attendees will be encouraged to become more aware of the diverse cultures within their community.  Emphasis will be placed on how your library can provide programs that will draw participants of differing cultures.   Assessing your library’s relationship with diverse cultures will also be discussed.   If you are looking for ways to bring diversity to your library programming this workshop is just what you are looking for.

Speakers
LW

Lorie Womack

Washington County Library


Friday May 18, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Cascade B

1:30pm

Why Brands and Libraries Matter
As technology evolves, and community needs change, so does the role and perception of the public library. A solid brand and branding strategy is crucial to reinforcing the library’s value in the community, providing positive user experiences, and creating lifelong library ambassadors. Whether requesting a tax increase or promoting a program and/or resource, your library brand matters. In this session, Salt Lake County Library will share their efforts to implement a branding strategy.


Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Cummings

Rebekah Cummings

University of Utah Library
Marriott Library, University of Utah
LS

Liz Sollis

Salt Lake County Library


Friday May 18, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Cascade D

1:55pm

Virtual Reference Power Boost: Conducting a Chat Transcript Analysis at Utah State University
Chat reference at USU Libraries has decreased since introducing the service. In order to understand this trend, we analyzed a year’s worth of chat transcripts from August 2016 to August 2017. In addition to examining the types and timing of patron questions, we coded qualities of the chat interactions themselves. We will share how the results of our analysis might inform future changes to the chat reference service and staff training in an effort to “level up” the library’s virtual reference.

Speakers
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Teagan Eastman

Utah State University Library
MH

McKenzie Hyde

Utah State University Library
KS

Katie Strand

Utah State University Library
RW

Rachel Wishkoski

Utah State University Library


Friday May 18, 2018 1:55pm - 2:20pm
Soldier Creek

2:20pm

Break
Friday May 18, 2018 2:20pm - 2:30pm
Cascade Foyer

2:30pm

www.What?: First-Year Students' Internet Source Evaluation Habits
As librarians, we were curious how well first-year students evaluated sources, so we conducted a study on source evaluation habits. We wondered if grammar and website design were more important to students than a source’s author, or if previous experience outweighed fact checking in determining source validity? Come find out what students say is important in evaluation vs. what they actually do and reflect on teaching source evaluation behaviors.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Green

Jessica Green

Research & Writing Center Specialist, Brigham Young University Library
ES

Elise Silva

Brigham Young University Library
CW

Cole Walker

Brigham Young University Library


Friday May 18, 2018 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Soldier Creek

2:30pm

Creating BUZZ - How to Run a Successful Book Group Program
Discover the Utah State Library's Book Buzz Book Group Program which provides booksets to Utah residents.  Learn tips on how to sustain a successful bookgroup program for book clubs in your area.  We will also cover the do's and don'ts of book group meetings and resources for choosing a great book for group conversations.

Speakers
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Linda Roholt

Utah State Library
JW

Jessica Whetman

Utah State Library


Friday May 18, 2018 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Battle Creek

2:30pm

Fight Fake News with Accurate Information
Fake News is a new term for an old tactic. PT Barnum and the Weekly World News were entertainment, compared to the serious repercussions of world wide manipulation. How do we recognize it? Why do librarians care?

Speakers
avatar for Wanda Mae Huffaker

Wanda Mae Huffaker

Librarian, Salt Lake County Library
Intellectual Freedom


Friday May 18, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Cascade E

2:30pm

LDS Fiction Extravaganza!
Join three of the most popular and prolific LDS authors as they discuss their works of fiction and what they think the future holds for them and their genre.

Speakers
avatar for Cami Checketts

Cami Checketts

Author
Cami Checketts writes clean romantic suspense with a side of humor. Many of her forty plus books have been #1 Bestsellers and have broken into Amazon’s top 100 list.Cami is an idealist who dreams of helping children around the world but can't keep up with the four in her own ho... Read More →
avatar for Dean Hughes

Dean Hughes

Dean Hughes has published more than one hundred books.  He has written fiction as well as non-fiction for all ages: children, young adults and adults. He is best known for Children of the Promise, a series of historical novels about the World War II.  His young adult novel, So... Read More →
avatar for Josi Kilpack

Josi Kilpack

Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and credits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Cascade D

2:30pm

Patron Service & Personal Safety: Getting the Best of Both Worlds
Libraries are open to all, but does that mean you have to endure bad patron behavior? At Stewart Library, we said no--yet most HR training focuses on harassment by coworkers. So we collaborated with departments across campus to create new training on how to handle harassment from patrons you serve. This interactive session features our design process and takeaways from our first round of training, then small group work kicks off patron service and personal safety in your library! Laptop recommended.

Speakers
HD

Heather Downing

Weber State University Library
BG

Barry Gomberg

Weber State University Library
MK

Miranda Kispert

Weber State University Library
LS

Leslie Simpson

Weber State University Library
TZ

Tessie Zarogoza

Weber State University Library


Friday May 18, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Cascade C

2:30pm

45 Diverse Books in 50 Minutes
Freshen up your collections and level up your reader’s advisory skills with 45 Diverse Books in 50 Minutes. A robust, exciting collection of children’s materials includes “windows books” opening outward into the lives others as well as “mirror books” enabling all readers to see themselves reflected in your library’s collection.  In this fun, fast-paced, informative session Lisa, Phuong, and Heather will share 45 new favorite “windows” and “mirrors” books in 50 minutes.

Speakers
LG

Lisa Grant

City Library, Salt Lake City
HN

Heather Novotny

McGillis School
PV

Phuong Vu

Salt Lake County Library



Friday May 18, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Cascade B

2:30pm

Exhibiting Local Collections Online: from Mothballs to Exhibition
A panel of experts will demonstrate how Utah public libraries can successfully create online exhibits with the photos, oral history interviews, maps, journals, family histories, and high school yearbooks hidden in backroom closets. Learn about the resources, services, and funding available to you to put collections online within the budget, time, and personnel limitations that you have.

This session will be sponsored by the Public Library Section and co-sponsored by the Genealogy Round Table (GENRT) and Archives, Manuscripts and Special Collections Round Table (AMSC)."

Moderators
avatar for Ray Matthews

Ray Matthews

Digital Library Services Coordinator, Utah State Library
The Utah State Library has built the Utah Government Digital Library for providing permanent public access to state, federal, and local government publications. This foundation, our experience as a MWDL Member Repository (hosting hub), and our experience in funding library digit... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jen Hughes (Exhibit Builder 1)

Jen Hughes (Exhibit Builder 1)

Archives, New Media & Educational Initiatives, Salt Lake Community College
I work at the Markosian Library at Salt Lake Community College. I oversee the creation of online exhibits for grants as well as to complement our regular displays in the library and to promote our Digital Collections. I work with Physical and Digital Archives, digitization, digi... Read More →
avatar for Alison Gardner (Exhibit Builder 2)

Alison Gardner (Exhibit Builder 2)

Digital Initiatives Assistant, Utah State University, Digital Initiatives Department
I work at the Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University. I assist students with building online exhibits and assist in preparing items from our Special Collections and Archives to be digitized.The Newton Exhibit that I worked on for this presentation can be found here: http... Read More →
avatar for Breighlin Johanson (Exhibit Builder)

Breighlin Johanson (Exhibit Builder)

​Open Educational Resources and Universal Accessibility​ ​Technician, Markosian Library​ Salt Lake Community College
As the OER and UA technician for Salt Lake Community College's Markosian Library, I work closely with the OPEN SLCC initiative to help faculty and staff find open educational resources and integrate them into lesson plans and projects. I research and assess creative commons and o... Read More →
avatar for James Kichas

James Kichas

Assistant Director, Utah State Archives and Records Service
As the Assistant Director and head of the Archives and Patron Services Bureau for the Utah State Archives and Records Service I oversee a host of administrative functions for the institution. This includes electronic records management, digital preservation, records processing, o... Read More →
avatar for Kinza Masood

Kinza Masood

Director, Mountain West Digital Library, Mountain West Digital Library
As the Director of Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL), I work with partner institutions around the Mountain West region, to collaborate on digital library workflows and projects. | | Prior to this, I worked at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah as the He... Read More →



Friday May 18, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Cascade A

2:55pm

A Family-Friendly Study Space
In March 2015, HBLL personnel began creating a family-friendly study space within the library. The space now includes features such as a lactation area for nursing mothers, play structures, books, toys, study rooms, study tables, two family-friendly restrooms, and computers. The room will be available for any BYU student or staff member to use, regardless of parental status. We hope to inspire other higher-education libraries to consider and to potentially champion the space needs of this important and rising population of students.

Speakers
avatar for Jeana W. Haymond

Jeana W. Haymond

Assistant Facilities Manager & Project Manager, Brigham Young University Library
BFA Interior Design, Brigham Young University | MLIS, San Jose State University


Friday May 18, 2018 2:55pm - 3:20pm
Soldier Creek

2:55pm

Taking Advantage of Your Friends (of the Library) or How to Extend Library Hours Without a Budget
Students at Southern Utah University (SUU) continually request additional library hours. They’ve been especially eager for the library to be open more during the end of the semester, yet, with limited staffing & shrinking budgets, this had not been possible. In 2016, the SUU Library’s Friends of the Library group became aware of these requests and offered to provide staffing beyond the library’s typical closing times. Our talk will highlight how this unique partnership has benefited our campus.

Speakers
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Amber Beach

Southern Utah University Library
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Phil Roche

Early Experience Librarian, Southern Utah University Library
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University | | Early Experience | | Library Instruction | | Academic libraries and student retention
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Doug Wayman

UX Librarian / Asst. Professor, Southern Utah University Library
I'm very interested in Book arts, History of the Book, and rare books. I was a cataloger in public and academic library settings for 25+ years. I enjoy food & cooking, travel, playing cards, biking, hiking, and camping (not necessarily in that order).


Friday May 18, 2018 2:55pm - 3:20pm
Battle Creek

3:30pm

ULA Paraprofessional Certificate Program
Yes, the program is still alive and well in the state!  Come and find out if this is something you or your staff may be interested in doing. We will share information on how to access program guidelines and registration.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Liebhardt

Linda Liebhardt

ULA Paraprofessional Certificate Review Board/Committee
Circulation Coordinator


Friday May 18, 2018 3:30pm - 3:40pm
Cascade E

3:30pm

Superheroes Offscreen
Beyond the comics and the movies, superheroes are making a splash in books.  Let’s take a look at all the great young adult and middle grade novels that are bringing new life to popular and less familiar superheroes.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Wadham

Rachel Wadham

Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian, Brigham Young University Library


Friday May 18, 2018 3:30pm - 3:55pm
Cascade D

3:30pm

Level Up with Health Resources in Utah
Did you know that health questions are the #1 reference question asked of public librarians? The Utah State Health Department has amazing resources for librarians to use to help answer those health questions. This presentation will also be a certified Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) class for those of you interested in becoming CHIS certified. If you don't know what that means, look for information from the Public Library Association and National Network of Libraries of Medicine on their new partnership "Promoting Healthy Communities."

Speakers
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Jenny Johnson

Utah Department of Health


Friday May 18, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Soldier Creek

3:30pm

Maps Websites and Apps
We will showcase probably a dozen or so map websites and apps with a particular focus on local Utah history. The session will be especially valuable for family history research and fun for people who just like maps.

Speakers
RC

Ryan Combs

LDS Church History Library
DT

David Taylor

LDS Church History Library
TT

Tyson Thorpe

LDS Church History Library


Friday May 18, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Cascade C

3:30pm

Salt Lake County Library Zephiera Project - Making Our Data Accessible on the Internet with Linked Data
Salt Lake County worked with Zephiera to transform MARC records into BIBFRAME resources and publish them to the web.  This allows us to expose library resources to the web and other services and allow users to find material via search engines linking back to the library’s catalog/discovery layer. The presentation will cover the basics of how we did this, what worked and what didn't, and how we are using the data and some surprises along the way.

Speakers
DB

Dan Berube

Salt Lake County Library
KC

Kathy Crouse

Salt Lake County Library



Friday May 18, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Cascade A

3:30pm

Books Not Booze: Building and Saving Brains at the Library
Partnering with ParentsEmpowered – a statewide underage drinking prevention campaign- Salt Lake County Library is promoting positive social change, and reinforcing brain building, by displaying and sharing campaign material in their branches. Learn how this partnership is informing the community about the impact of underage drinking on brain development and how your library can implement the campaign and provide related programs to promote positive social change.

Speakers
SQ

Sara Quintero

R&R Partners
LS

Liz Sollis

Salt Lake County Library


Friday May 18, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Cascade B

3:40pm

Are You There Students? It's Me, Your Librarian.
As many recent LIS graduates enter into the field of academic librarianship they may have a strong understanding of the profession but unknown variables can catch new librarians by surprise and lead to stress. This presentation will address the challenges new academic librarians face when starting their career. With first-hand experiences from early-career librarians, we’ll discuss the differences from pre-existing job expectations and actual reality.

Speakers
RR

Rachel Riter

LDS Business College
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Mary Naylor Stephens

Utah Valley University Library
EU

Emily Underwood

Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Friday May 18, 2018 3:40pm - 3:50pm
Cascade E

3:50pm

Passive Aggressive Programming: How to Engage Patrons Without Really Trying...If That's What You're Into.
After a 2014 library renovation the North Logan Library put nearly half of its collection in compact shelving in order to create more flexible programming space. Without the ability to have traditional browsing, we have experimented with mobile displays and a passive programming model to both highlight collections and engage patrons in easy, non-threatening ways. This model has resulted in greater engagement and increased circulation. Come to this session if you want to learn new creative ways to run passive programs...or don't, it's fine either way.

Speakers
PD

Paul Daybell

North Logan City Library


Friday May 18, 2018 3:50pm - 4:00pm
Cascade E

3:55pm

Databases & Digital Services for Children
Want to improve your reference services for children? Catch the highlights of some of the best databases and digital services available to Utah children and the adults who serve them.

Speakers
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Tina Bartholoma

Senior Librarian/School Liaison, Salt Lake County Library
I have 12 years experience as a Youth Services Librarian, working at various branches of Salt Lake County Library. My specialties are digital services and teen manga. I've spent the last six months reviewing the digital services and databases offered to Utah libraries motivated b... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 3:55pm - 4:20pm
Cascade D

4:00pm

From Idea to Research Agenda in 10 minutes
From a blank space to a research agenda, this session will outline one librarian’s experience with developing an actionable plan for becoming a researcher. Along the way, you’ll learn tips, tricks, and techniques for enhancing or initiating your own research efforts.

Speakers

Friday May 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:10pm
Cascade E

4:30pm

Raffle Prize Drawing
This year, we are excited to have a raffle drawing right after the last session of the conference. An anonymous donor graciously provided a Nintendo Switch to be given to the winner (must be present to win). Raffle tickets can be earned during the Networking Social and Silent Auction on Thursday from 4-5pm. Additionally, you will get a ticket for attending the last session. Please stay to the end and participate in this fun close to an amazing conference!

Friday May 18, 2018 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Cascade D