Surviving the Earthquake: How Scientists, Publishers, and Libraries Will (or Won't) Thrive in a Radically Destabilized Scholarly Communication World

Gould Lecture Series

2013 Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
The Twentieth Annual
William R. and Erlyn J. Gould Distinguished Lecture on Technology and the Quality of Life
September 4, 2013
Noon, Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library

One of the most horrifying things about being in an earthquake is the realization that there is, literally, no such thing as "solid ground" on which to stand, and that you don't know how soon there will be. This is exactly the situation in which all participants in the scholarly communication environment currently find themselves. And here is the hard truth: it doesn't much matter whether libraries and publishers survive. What matters is that scientists continue to do their research and communicate the results effectively to their colleagues and the public. Libraries and publishers will (and should) survive to the exact degree that they make those two things possible. One upside of the current disruption is the way in which it makes new methods, approaches, and philosophies—some of which may have seemed unthinkable twenty or even ten years ago—not only thinkable today, but urgently needed.
Rick Anderson is the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. 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 Acquisitions Librarian for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and as Director of Resource Acquisition at the University of Nevada, Reno.  He serves on numerous editorial and advisory boards and is a regular contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen blog, as well as writing a regular column for Library Journal's Academic Newswire. His book, Buying and Contracting for Resources and Services: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians, was published in 2004 by Neal-Schuman.  In 2005, Rick was identified by Library Journal as a “Mover & Shaker” – one of the “50 people shaping the future of libraries.”  In 2008 he was elected president of the North American Serials Interest Group, and he was named an ARL Research Library Leadership Fellow for 2009-10. He is a popular speaker on subjects related to the future of scholarly communication and information services in higher education.
If you are unable to attend this lecture in person, please note that it will be available via live stream at the following website:


ULA Fall Workshop 2013 Information and Registration Form

Friday, September 27th, 2013
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Merrill-Cazier Library
Logan, Utah
Early registration (through Sept. 20th) is $15.00 On-site registration is $20.00
We will learn about the Logan area, and have breakout sessions on:

  • Programs for Elementary Kids"
  • “Providing On-target Advanced Health Information Reference Services”
  • "Taking Special Collections and Rare Books to the Community”
  • Staff Development
  • "All for One and One For All: Marketeering in the Library”
  • Teen Programming

Note: Registration includes lunch
Full Program now available!
We have a group reservation for Best Western Weston Inn Sept 26 1 night $79.99, 10 rooms
250 N Main, Logan
Hotel information:
Group name: Utah Library Association
Cutoff date Sept 13th
Confirmation number 101425
Contact person: Brad Wheelwright
Free breakfast, 2 queen beds, can request 1 king bed instead.
Please visit the following link for parking rates & maps:
Parking rates appear at the top. Scroll down to link to the maps.
Please visit the following link for the Cache Valley Visitor Center web site:
It’s an incredibly friendly site that offers a huge variety of activities for visitors – you’re going to want to stay all weekend.

For questions, contact Connie Lamb at 801-422-6196,
If you have questions about using this online registration and payment form, contact Anna Neatrour,

Utah Libraries News Call for submissions

With fall fast approaching, summer reading programs winding up, and hordes of returning students on their way, the staff of Utah Libraries News is planning a new issue. Please send your announcements, articles about programs, etc. to us at If you are a ULA committee chair or representative to other library organizations, send us a short update.
As the Utah Library Association grows, so too must the newsletter. To help gather news and content of interest to the ULA community, we’re adding to the volunteer staff:
•Annie Smith, General Editor
•Zachary Allred, Co-General Editor
•Barbara Hopkins, School Library Section Editor
•Brian Peters, Academic Section Editor
•Jason Cornelius, Features Editor
•Deb Greathouse, Columnist
•Verlene Shaefer, Columnist
•Paul Daybell, Reporter
We still plan to publish bi-monthly during the fall and spring. With this expanded roster of talent, we hope to be able to present high-quality articles on new ideas, programs, challenges, and so on from librarians around the state. 
There are still two open spaces on the roster. We’re looking for a Public Library Section Editor and a Special Libraries Section Editor. If you’re interested, or have an idea for a regular column, please email Annie Smith at
Annie Smith, MLS
UVU Library
Utah Libraries News, General Editor

ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter 2013 Virtual Conference Call for Proposals

We are seeking proposals for the ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter virtual conference. Please consider submitting a proposal!
 WIDE ANGLE: Perspectives on Visual + Media Arts Information
ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter 2013 Virtual Conference
November 15, 2013
The Mountain West Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America invites proposals for their upcoming conference, which will examine current and future issues in libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions for art, film, and media. We welcome proposals for sessions and/or papers on any of the following themes as they relate to art, architecture, film, or media studies:
--the role of information professionals in the teaching of these disciplines
--future directions in the acquisition, preservation, or cataloging of visual materials
--the future of the art library, the film library, or the media collection
--new developments in copyright and fair use for visual material
--assessment, planning, outreach, or marketing of services or collections
--other relevant areas of interest to information professionals working with art, film, media, and related disciplines
Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to by Aug 15, 2013.  Specify if you are submitting a paper (20 minutes) or a session (panel of 3 papers, 20 mins each). Please include the names, titles, and affiliations of all presenters. The ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter welcomes submissions from students, new professionals, librarians, non-librarians, and interested individuals from outside the Mountain West region. You do not need to be a member of Mountain West or ARLIS/NA to submit a proposal. 
About ARLIS/NA-Mountain West:
The Mountain West Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America serves Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. ARLIS/NA is the leading professional organization for art information professionals in libraries, museums, archives, and cultural heritage institutions.
Nicole Beatty
Vice Chair/Chair Elect, ARLIS/NA-MW Chapter
Arts & Humanities Librarian
Stewart Library
Weber State University

ULA Brown Bag Librarianship: Special Needs Storytimes Webinar

Visit the signup page for full details and to register:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (MDT)

 Youth with special needs like autism often love to read, but this population can be difficult to serve. Learn how to run a sensory storytime for children with special needs. This session includes tips for good books for those with special needs, special needs resources in the community, as well as ideas on how to market your program.
Location: Online
Audience: All Utah library workers
Instructor: Carrie Rogers Whitehead, Senior Librarian, Teen Outreach and Programming, Salt Lake County Library System
Sponsors: Utah Library Association; Utah State Library
Series: ULA Brown Bag Librarianship
To join the meeting:
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, set up your computer:

ULA Jobline Updated

The ULA Jobline has been updated with a new position.

Sign up now for ULA's first Webinar!

We are offering our first webinar on Business resources with Pioneer with the Utah State Library! Full details and sign-up information is below:

Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (MDT)

Register here:
Explore the business databases offered to the entire state of Utah via Pioneer: Utah's Online Library. Learn about how to use Ebsco's Business Source Premier and the Regional Business News to answer frequently asked questions by patrons at both public and academic libraries.
Location: Online
Audience: All Utah library workers
Instructor: AnnaLaura Brown, Assistant Librarian, LDS Business College 
Sponsors: Utah Library Association; Utah State Library
Series: Getting the most out of Pioneer: Utah's Online Library
To join the meeting:
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, set up your computer:

2014 MPLA Leadership Institute

Are you looking for ways to become a better leader in your library?  Look no further than our own backyard – or at least one state over!  Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Mountain Plains Library Association’s prestigious Leadership Institute in Estes Park, Colorado, May 4-9.  Click on the link for more information.  Deadline for applications is Friday, Nov 1, 2013.

Award Winning Author Sherman Alexie Coming to Utah

As part of their "One Book, One Community" program, the Summit County Library, the Park City Library and other community partners are bringing Sherman Alexie, author of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," to Utah this summer. See the official PDF flyer attached. All events lead up to the screening of the film "Smoke Signals" with a panel discussion with Sherman Alexie (who wrote the screenplay) and Chris Eyre. director and co-producer of the film.
Here are the events planned:
Upcoming Events for the One Book, One Community Program
All events are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, August 6th, 7:00 p.m.—Community Book Group to discuss "The Lone Ranger and Tonto
Fistfight in Heaven" at Dolly’s Bookstore. You are welcome to attend even if you have not read the book.
Thursday, August 15th, 7:00 p.m.—“Introducing Sherman Alexie: His Work, His Film, His Impact.” A
multi-media presentation by Westminster English Professor, Katy Evans, in the Richins Auditorium at the Summit County Library, Kimball Junction Branch.
Thursday, August 22nd, 10:30 a.m. and Friday, August 23rd, 12:00 p.m.—PCHS Student Book Discussions of Sherman Alexie’s "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" at the Summit County Library, Kimball Junction Branch. Please call Kirsten Nilsson at 435-615-3903 to reserve a space.
Thursday, September 19th, 7:00 p.m.—Community Film Screening of "Smoke Signals" followed by a panel discussion with Sherman Alexie and Chris Eyre.

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