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 ulasubmissions@gmail.com. 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 ulasubmissions@gmail.com
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 nicolebeatty@weber.edu 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: http://ulaspecial.eventbrite.com/
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: 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

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: http://uslbusiness1.eventbrite.com/
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: 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

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.

ALA president releases statement on libraries and the Affordable Care Act

ALA president releases statement on libraries and the Affordable Care Act
CHICAGO — American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling issued the following statement:
“The American Library Association anticipates that many Americans will turn to libraries for help in accessing enrollment information when open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins on October 1, 2013.
“Our research shows that Americans regularly turn to their local libraries as a trusted resource for information regarding government initiatives and programs. A recent study showed that more than a third of library computer users (28 million people) use library computers and seek assistance from librarians for health and wellness issues, including learning about medical conditions, finding health care providers, and assessing health insurance options. A 2012 ALA study found that 97 percent of libraries reported assisting library patrons with applying for and accessing e-government services.
“The American Library Association and other groups are working to be sure librarians and the public are aware of information on the new law. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the federal agency responsible for the improvement of library services nationwide, and the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are working in partnership to make sure that libraries are aware of and able to connect patrons with the information and resources they will need.  IMLS has also awarded a grant to OCLC’s WebJunction to provide training support for this effort.
“Just as our communities turn to libraries for help to learn about citizenship and passport requirements, use public access computers to get disaster relief information and obtain assistance with copyright and patent questions, we expect libraries will receive many inquiries from the public about the Affordable Care Act.
“Decisions about how libraries will respond to inquiries about the ACA will be made by local libraries. As always, libraries do not promote specific programs or points of view, but provide the public with balanced, unbiased access to information."

Creative Libraries Utah


Creative Libraries Utah is a 2013 ILEAD USA project focused on greater cooperation between all Utah libraries (academic, public, and school) and increased sharing of uniquely created library content and programming. Creative Libraries Utah has founded a site which will easily archive and disseminate library creations for the betterment of all Utah libraries. Redundancy is not only the enemy of budgets, but of creativity. All librarians need more time to program and create and by sharing resources and ideas we can do more.


Find us at http://creativelibrariesutah.org/ or email us at creativelibrariesutah@gmail.com. This project is being spearheaded by:
Tegan Davis
Park City Library
Youth and Spanish Services Manager

Dustin Fife
San Juan County Library

Kristen Stehel
Utah State Library
Resource Sharing Coordinator

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