Omeka Training June 18th at State Library

Are you interested in building an updated, awesome collection of digital materials for your library or archive? Come and learn about Omeka, a platform designed specifically for libraries and archives. Build your own exhibit that day with the help of an expert. 
This training session is a part of iLead USA Utah, sponsored by the Utah State Library, but we'd like to invite interested others since this will be a specialized and important training event. If' you're already coming to iLead, no need to re-register here.
June 18, 10:45-4:30. Register today:

10:45-Noon: Intro to Creating a Virtual Exhibit with Talbot
For general audiences. Learn about what Omeka is and how you may be able to use it for your project. A demonstration of the key features and discussion of what's good, what's bad about it.
12-1 PM Lunch provided by the Utah State Library
1:15-2.45 PM Build your own Omeka exhibit! --Liza Talbot
Build your own Omeka exhibit! Bring your own laptop, please, and 20 or so digital objects of any kind (photos, video or sound files, pdfs, documents, or all of the above--a variety will be the most fun to play with) and a .csv file with any metadata you may have (if you don't have any, that's OK, too).
3:00-4:30 PM Build your own Omeka exhibit cont'd.
Finish our exhibits, if we need more time, and then we'll discuss them. What did you like? What did you want to do that you couldn't do? We'll look at some examples of "stretched" Omekae, where institutions have modified the platform to make it suit their needs, and what kinds of skills you need to do this.

Colleen Eggett
Training Coordinator/ Consultant
Utah State Library
250 N 1950 W Suite A
Salt Lake City UT 84116
(801)715-6776 | fax (801)715-6767


Save the date for the CSRT/YART Conference!

Save the Date!
CSRT/YART Fall Workshop
Friday, October 4, 2013
at the Cedar City Library Library
Keynote Speaker:
Nathan Hale, Illustrator
Book a hotel early as it is the same weekend as the St. George Marathon!
More information to come soon! 

ULA Executive Board Letter to Ogden School District Board

The ULA Executive Board recently sent a letter to the Ogden School District Board in support of school librarians.

June Meeting date set

June 7th is the date for our first board meeting! Mark your calendars if you are a board member or a committee, section, or roundtable chair!
Also, Round Table and Section pages have been updated to reflect current chairs for 2013-2014. Please review your pages to make sure you are listed accurately.

The Utah Library Association 1912-2012 Essays in Honor of Its Centennial

The Utah Library Association 1912-2012 Essays in Honor of Its Centennial is now available! Print copies of the book are available for purchase at the ULA booth. Visit our book page to download a PDF of the book for free. Ordering information is also available. 

ULA Financial reports page updated

View our current statement here.

Utah Library Association Executive Board Responds to Ogden School District School Librarian Position Terminations

The Utah Library Association is greatly concerned about the recent news that the Ogden School District plans to terminate the positions of many full-time media specialist/librarians.
School Librarians make essential contributions to schools by teaching lessons in reading, critical thinking, research skills, information literacy, and technological competencies. The presence of full-time school librarians in schools has been linked to improved standardized test scores and greater student achievement.
Multiple studies showing the benefits of full-time School Librarians are available on Library Research Service’s School Library Impact Studies page:

Fully staffed school library programs are a cost-effective way to support students as they become lifelong learners. The Utah Library Association urges the Ogden School District to reconsider this decision.

For more information, contact

Trish Hull
Utah Library Association President
Library Manager 
Magna Branch,
Salt Lake County Library System
8339 West 3500 South
Magna, UT 84044 

Work Phone: 801 944-7626

Shay Woodruff-Walton
Utah Library Association School Library Section Chair

435-755-2380 ext. 5220

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