Date: Friday, September 25th
Place: Uintah County Library - Vernal, Utah
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Early registration - $15
Early registration deadline is Friday, September 18th
Regular registration - $20
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The program will be as follows:
“Libraries: The Bedrock of Our Communities”
ULA Fall Workshop
Uintah County Library / Vernal, Utah
25 September 2015
Registration 9:30 – 10:00
Opening Session 10:00 – 11:15
Tour of the Regional History Center & Tour of the Uintah County Heritage Museum
Break 11:15 – 11:30
Breakout Sessions: 11:30 – 12:30
Community Programs at the Library
The program will address new innovative programming, thinking outside the box of traditional library programming, as libraries across the country are transforming. The presenters will discuss community programs in libraries such as yoga, music, concerts, biking, hiking, games, community conversations, dance, cooking, sewing, etc., in the library complex or outside the library. Librarians can sponsor or collaborate with other organizations to do such programs with low or no budget.
Presenters: Amber Lynch, Youth Services and Teen Activities Librarian, Uintah County Library & Dani Rasmussen, Director, Garland Public Library
Family History Resources for Librarians
Budgets are tight and librarians are busy. Fortunately, there are many free, online resources that librarians can point patrons toward, allowing them to help themselves discover their own family histories. And simple handouts can help patrons tap into billions of free, online records and discover websites where they can build and store their family trees.
Presenter: Robert Raymond, Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer, FamilySearch
Lunch 12:30 – 1:40
A park ranger from the Dinosaur National Monument will fascinate us with stories of the history and geology of the park.
Breakout Sessions: 1:45 – 2:45
Babies Need Words Every Day: Talk, Read, Sing, Play
Children whose parents talk to them frequently hear 30 million more words by the time they start kindergarten than children whose parents seldom talk to them. This can result in a huge disparity of vocabulary attainment between children from different backgrounds when they start school.
To help combat this “word gap,” the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC) has created a campaign to help libraries and their community partners raise awareness to parents and caregivers who may not understand the importance of talking continually to their children. Matt McLain was on the ALSC Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee to help design the posters that are the centerpiece of the initiative—called Babies Need Words Every Day. He’ll talk about the program’s background, highlight the posters, and lead a group discussion about how to incorporate Babies Need Words Every Day into your library. For a sneak preview visitwww.ala.org/alsc/babiesneedwords .
Presenter: Matt McLain, Manager, South Jordan Library
Issues of Open Source Software (OSS) for Libraries
As libraries begin to look at open source software to resolve a variety of modern needs, there are many questions to be asked. Will it really save us money because it’s free? We don’t want to give up our current software – what OSS alternatives are out there? We can’t write computer code – how hard is it to start using OSS? What kind of tech support is there for OSS? How do we find the best OSS for our situation? This session will discuss these questions and others, and help to provide answers.
Presenter: Christopher Davis, Systems and Electronic Services Librarian, Uintah County Library
Break 2:45 – 3:00
Breakout Sessions: 3:00 – 4:00
Awareness & Outreach: The Bedrock for Improving Library Services to the American Indian / Alaska Native Community
Increase your knowledge about Utah’s eight sovereign tribal nations and discover many opportunities to develop programs and services for your AI/AN patrons. This workshop will highlight the needs, achievements, and opportunities to enhance the service to Utah’s AI/AN communities. We will share success stories and strategies from other communities to help you develop and strengthen your own library programs.
Presenter: James Toledo, Program Manager, Utah Division of Indian Affairs
The Power of One iPad
This workshop will focus on what libraries can do with a single iPad. iPads offer a unique opportunity for librarians because they are relatively affordable, easy to configure and maintain, and highly adaptable. We will be discussing the integration of iPads in story times at the Salt Lake County Library and looking other programming trends, apps, and best practices.
Presenters: Robin Chalhoub, Training Coordinator, Salt Lake County Library System & Jessica Whetman, Training Coordinator, Utah State Library
We Hope To See You There!