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Utah County – Countywide Library System Plan Revived

Utah and National Library News - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 2:51pm

The dream of a countywide library, long fought for but never on the horizon, may have a new breath of life — without Provo and Orem.

Daily Herald

National Consumer Protection Week

Utah State Law Library - Mon, 03/04/2013 - 9:14am
March 3-9, 2013 is National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). Organizations from around the nation developed National Consumer Protection week to make people aware of their consumer rights and help them make better financial decisions. The NCPW website features a variety... Joanne Vandestreek

Why Judges Can't Speak Out

Utah State Law Library - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 10:22am
The Utah State Courts' YouTube Channel has a new video posted: Why Judges Can't Speak Out. In this short video, Third District Court Judge Robin Reese discusses the Code of Judicial Conduct and explains why judges can't comment on a... Joanne Vandestreek

Last Will and Embezzlement: Panel Discussion

Utah State Law Library - Wed, 02/27/2013 - 9:58am
Last month we blogged about the free film screening of Last Will and Embezzlement at the Salt Lake City Public Library. If you missed the screening, you can still see the panel discussion that followed the film, which is available... Joanne Vandestreek

Office of Property Rights Ombudsman's New Website

Utah State Law Library - Mon, 02/25/2013 - 5:15pm
The Utah Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman helps resolve property rights disputes and helps citizens understand land use and property rights laws. Their website has recently been redesigned. From the new home page you can find quick links... Joanne Vandestreek

Divorce Education Online Scams

Utah State Law Library - Thu, 02/21/2013 - 9:08am
If you are involved in a Utah divorce case and you need to take your divorce education classes, be aware that there may be companies that advertise online divorce education classes. They may also promise to print a certificate... Joanne Vandestreek

New Utah Legislature App

Utah State Law Library - Tue, 02/19/2013 - 9:05am
A new free app has been developed to help you track the Utah State Legislature's bills and resolutions that are proposed and passed during legislative sessions. It's called Watch Utah Legislature Bills, and it's compatible with both Apple and Android... Joanne Vandestreek

Law Library Closed on President's Day

Utah State Law Library - Fri, 02/15/2013 - 9:58am
The law library, and all Utah State Courts offices, will be closed on President's Day, Monday, February 18. Regular library hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) resume on February 19. Utah city and county government offices are also closed on... Joanne Vandestreek

Helper Library – Plan to merge with Carbon County Bookmobile

Utah and National Library News - Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:29am

The Helper City Library is in line to more than double the number of books on its shelves. So now the search is on for more shelves, shelf space and parking for the Utah Bookmobile that will make the expansion possible.

Sun Advocate

Guide to Buying Jewelry

Utah State Law Library - Mon, 02/11/2013 - 9:07am
One of the most popular gifts to buy for Valentine's Day is jewelry. If you do plan to purchase jewelry for that special someone, check out the jewelry buying tips from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This page includes important... Joanne Vandestreek

Utah OnLaw

Utah State Law Library - Thu, 02/07/2013 - 4:55pm
The University of Utah's S.J. Quinney School of Law has a new publication: Utah OnLaw, a online supplement to the Utah Law Review. You can access each article's abstract and full text for free. If you are interested in submitting... Joanne Vandestreek

2013 Annual Report to the Community

Utah State Law Library - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 9:07am
The Utah State Courts' 2013 Annual Report to the Community is now available on the Courts' website. The report notes several court achievements, including: Positive results from the 2012 Public Trust and Confidence Survey of Utah residents.Successful public programs such... Joanne Vandestreek

Salt Lake City’s Library Turns Ten

Utah and National Library News - Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:16am

The building helps define Utah’s capital city and, some say, it started a new architectural era in Salt Lake City.

 

Salt Lake Tribune

Caldecott Medal Goes To “This Is Not My Hat”

Utah and National Library News - Thu, 01/31/2013 - 3:40pm

“Don’t steal” is one message of “This is Not My Hat,” named Jan. 28 as winner of the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. “Don’t get caught” is another. The humorous story of a tiny fish who steals a hat from a big fish lets its visual images provide hints that keep readers following the fish and imagining the dangerous consequences.

Deseret News

2013 State of the Judiciary

Utah State Law Library - Wed, 01/30/2013 - 10:25am
On Monday, January 28, 2013, Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant delivered the 2013 State of the Judiciary Address. In it, Chief Justice Durrant discusses several court programs including eFiling and the Self Help Center. He also discussed... Joanne Vandestreek

Opening Day of the 2013 Legislative Session

Utah State Law Library - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 9:50am
Today, January 28th, marks the opening day of the 2013 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. The 2013 session ends on March 14, 2013. Since the legislature's website was redesigned, there are several ways to follow proceedings from the... Joanne Vandestreek

Judge for a Day

Utah State Law Library - Thu, 01/24/2013 - 9:10am
Law Day is celebrated each May 1st to commemorate the rule of law in the United States. The Utah State Courts will be celebrating Law Day 2013 with several events, including Judge for a Day for high school students. Selected... Joanne Vandestreek

Wireless Password: No Longer Required!

Utah State Law Library - Tue, 01/22/2013 - 9:04am
As a reminder, the Utah Courts Public Access WiFi network - Pathway - no longer requires a key or password to access the internet. To use Pathway, connect with the SSID of "Pathway", open a browser, and accept the terms... Joanne Vandestreek

Law Library Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Utah State Law Library - Fri, 01/18/2013 - 9:44am
The Law Library, and all Utah State Courts, will be closed on Monday, January 21, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular library hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) resume on Tuesday, January 22. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary since... Joanne Vandestreek

Film Screening: Last Will and Embezzlement

Utah State Law Library - Wed, 01/16/2013 - 10:12am
The Utah State Courts' Court Visitor Program will be hosting a film screening of Last Will and Embezzlement, a documentary about the financial exploitation of vulnerable adults. The film screening will be held on Wednesday, February 13 at 6:30 pm,... Joanne Vandestreek
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