Call for Presentations - YSRT Fall Workshop

Do you have an idea for a session you would be willing to share with your fellow youth services librarians? You are invited to submit a proposal for a session to be presented on September 26, 2014 at our YSRT Fall Workshop. The conference will be held at Summit County Library.

The theme of the Workshop is "Get with Program." We are looking for presentations that deal with any aspect to do with library programming. Some ideas include
*Planning (time management; multiple programs at once, realistic ideas, financial)
*Marketing Programs (flyers, ads, social media, community, press releases)
*Outreach Programs
*Collaborative programs
*Evaluating your programs
*Finding presenters for programs
*Engaging your audience
*Set-up/take-down time (when is too much; affecting other staff; not having enough time!)
*Dealing with program difficulties expected or unexpected (no-show programs; low attendance; weather conditions/library closure; no staff/volunteer support)

Please return the form attached below by: August 1, 2014
Send form to: Heidi Tice, YSRT Chair / / 801-944-75628

Information Doesn't Want to be Free: Freedom, Networks and the Future We Want

Cory Doctorow will be speaking on July 7, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM at the City Library in Salt Lake City. The topic is "Information Doesn't Want to be Free: Freedom, Networks, and the Future We Want." This event is free to the public so make sure to mark your calendars.

***Note: Weller Bookworks will be selling Cory's books at the event, and they're specifically going to order extra copies of Little Brother and Homeland. 

ULA Board Meeting


The ULA Board meeting will take place on June 5th (Thursday) at The West Jordan Library (

10am-11am: Executive Committee Meeting
11am-2pm: ULA Board Meeting, Lunch (Included), Training

More details to come!


Conference Program Handouts

If you would like to post your program handouts send them to Barbara Hopkins at

To access handouts that have been uploaded click here.

Conference Hashtag - #ULA2014

To tweet about all of the great sessions and events at our upcoming conference use hashtag #ULA2014.

ULA 2014-15 Schedule of Board Meetings

The following dates are planned for 2014-15 ULA Board Meetings

THURSDAYJune 5, 2014

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Friday, March 6, 2015



Utah Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MDT)

West Jordan, Utah

2014 Utah Library Association Great Issues Forum


The Utah Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee is excited to announce an upcoming Great Issues Forum about privacy, the library, and the ever-evolving milieu in which we all work and live. This event will be held May 21, 2014 at the Viridian Event Center at the Salt Lake County West Jordan Branch in West Jordan, Utah.

More and more we are asking ourselves how surveillance into our private lives makes us more or less secure. Thomas Panuzio (Homeland Security expert), DeborahCaldwell-Stone (ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom) and the Utah ACLU will present a compelling discussion on our safety, freedom, and rights at this Great Issues Forum.

Lunch will be provided and there is limited seating, so please register as soon as possible.

To register please follow this link:

Conference Hotel - Reduced Rates

The ULA 2014 Conference is almost here.  The Hilton Garden Inn (conference hotel) has special rates for ULA attendees.  Those rates will be in effect until Thursday, April 10th.  If you need housing for the conference and have not made your hotel reservation, please do so now.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

Angela Igo
ULA 2014 Conference Chair

Syndicate content