ULA Nominations Slate 2015-16

Vote for your ULA elected officials.

If you experience any problems registering your vote, contact Barbara Hopkins.

Name and library affiliation are only collected to prevent duplicate ballots, and will not be included when your vote is counted.

ULA Sections & Committees Job Responsibilities

Please write up a one page document (more if you have a very detailed committee) of your roles and responsibilities and attach to this form.

We are looking for your “wheel documentation” so no one else has to reinvent what you do.


        Time involved, details of activities you sponsor, resources you have used, templates for anything you do over and over every year. (certificates, forms, applications etc..)

         If you do a conference or program step-by-step instructions, so someone coming in cold would be able to replicate your efforts.


ULA Expectations:

                  Attendance at every ULA Board Meeting and any other mtgs( conference, program bd)

                  Yearly budget requests due by May 2nd    (non-conference)

                  Conference Budget requests

                  Annual report

                  Annual goals

                  Updated list of officers on webpage( if applicable) and hopefully more information if necessary .

Round Table Roles & Responsibilities

 ULA Round Table Expectations:

Attendance at all board meetings either in person or by phone

Yearly budget request- by May 2nd (Non-Conference)

Annual Round Table report

Annual goals from each Round Table

At the very least an updated list of officers on the Round Table webpage. Links and information for your members would be better.

Please help us obtain a more complete picture of  your Round Table and its functions by answering the questions below.

GettyReady - Remembering the Gettysburg Address - Events and Information

 Are you GettyReady? Check out some amazing resources that help us remember and connect with the Gettysburg Address @ 

North Carolina Central University - School of Library and Information Sciences

North Carolina Central University is gearing up for the Spring 2014 semester.
The deadline for submitting applications for Spring 2014 to the School of Library and Information Sciences program is Friday, December 6, 2013.  If interested,  visit our website at http://www.nccuslis.org for more information. Most of the classes can be completed totally online.
There are also scholarships available through ALA for Library Science graduate students and also for Information Science graduate students through organizations such as NSF.
For those who may be interested in relocating to North Carolina for this program, we do offer some graduate assistantships that cover tuition (excludes fees) and provides a stipend. In order to qualify, you must first be accepted and admitted into the program. 

Emporia State Applications Open

The Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management is now accepting applications for the next student cohort to begin in January 2014 at the West Jordan Library. Anyone accepted into the upcoming cohort will receive a $500 Welcome Scholarship. The Emporia MLS program is the only one of its kind in Utah,  offering regularly-held face-to-face classes to provide personalized learning experiences. Classes are held approximately 12 weekends out of the year on Friday evenings from 5-9 and Saturdays from 9-5. The GRE is not required for admission. Please see the website for complete details and application information at slim.emporia.edu.

ULA Lunch Hour Librarianship Webinar on Morningstar and other resources

ULA Lunch Hour Librarianship: Investing your money: Morningstar & other online resources
Register: http://ulamorningstar.eventbrite.com/
Sept. 3, 1:30-2:30 PM
By becoming familiar with Morningstar along with other free or low cost resources, members will be able to research questions such as:
    •    Where is a good place to get stock information about a specific company
    •    What is the meaning of the price-to-earnings ratio
    •    What are some screening methods I can use for finding stocks as well as mutual funds
    •    What is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)
Location: Online
Audience: All Utah library workers
Instructor: Ed Hahn, Business and Economics Librarian, Weber State University
Sponsors: Utah Library Association; Utah State Library
Series: ULA Lunch Hour Librarianship
To join the meeting: http://stateofutah.adobeconnect.com/usltraining/
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, set up your computer: http://stateofutah.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

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: http://www.lib.utah.edu/services/knowledge-commons/live-broadcast/.


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:  http://parking.usu.edu/htm/parking-information/visitor-parking
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, connie_lamb@byu.edu
If you have questions about using this online registration and payment form, contact Anna Neatrour, anna.neatrour@gmail.com

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