Southern Utah Media Conference

October is a great time of year to be in Southern Utah!

Come to the beautiful Southern Utah University Campus and join over 100 librarians from the Southwest Region to share ideas and make new friends!

We will have book vendors, engaging sessions on topics such as Collection Development, Library Lessons, revealing a brand new training opportunity and sharing a new software program for creating MARC Records.

Admission is free for Media Specialists in the Southwest Educational Development Center area, we ask those not in the SEDC region to please pay $15 at the door to cover lunch.

Register Here-https://bit.ly/2PCXCNN

Contact Chris Haught (chris@sedck12.org) with questions or if you would like to present!

Show and Tell!

You know that UELMA post-conference feeling, when your batteries are recharged, you’re brimming with new ideas from other librarians, and just can’t wait to implement them in your own space?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have that little kick start of creativity every day? How would you like to take a virtual field trip to libraries across the state, so you could see the innovative and creative things your fellow librarians are doing?

It’s possible! Just follow the hashtag #UELMAshowandtell to see a variety of ideas from our fantastic UELMA members!

This will only work if you are willing to share the great things happening in your library space.

Did you just create a display that you’re really proud of?

Did your last book club meeting knock it out of the park?

Do you have an innovative idea for collaborating with your faculty?

Share it on Instagram or Twitter with our hashtag so your fellow librarians can find it!

We’ll also keep an eye out and repost things on our UELMA Instagram, so if you don’t already follow us, please do so @uelma_librarians.

To give you an idea of where to start, we’ll be choosing a theme for each month. This month’s theme is displays. It could be book genres, how you show what your teachers are reading to create a reading community, or anything you do to liven up your space!

So snap a quick picture of something in your library right now, and share it with our hashtag.

Let’s get this virtual show and tell started!

Check this library for inspiration! Reading gets your Wheels Turning!

Job Announcement

This is a technology break/fix position.
Looking for a high school graduate who enjoys troubleshooting issues with computers, printers and other issues related to technology. Prefer if those who have at least 24 college credits. Great job while you go to school. Will train but must be comfortable with a basic knowledge and understanding of Windows 10, Office 365, Google Suite, and able to troubleshooting tech problems. Needs to be self motivated, organized, punctual, and willing to do other tasks as assigned.
This is a 29 hour position with the starting pay of $11.49.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $11.49 to $15.00 /hour

Contact Michelle Asay (mmasay@graniteschools.org); there is no official posting for this position because it is considered classified hourly.

Job Announcement

Media Clerk – Skyline High
Job Type: Classified Salary Range: Hourly Classified Salary Schedule Lane ff Contract: Hourly Only
Description:
Work with LMETS (Technology Specialist)

• Self-motivated, but able to take directions from supervisors

• Help manage Chromebooks, iPads, and PCs

• Basic computer skills, including Google Drive

• Able to perform assigned tasks without direct supervision

• Diagnose, fix and report problems with student technology

• Able to learn new computer skills as updates happen

• Catalog, shelve and manage school library, including student check-in and check-out

• Create monthly promotional library materials

• Manage monthly library reports
Qualifications:
This is a 19 hour per week position and requires Friday morning hours.
High school diploma required, some college preferred.
Date Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018
Application Deadline: Thursday, September 06, 2018 by 3 P.M.

Reading Gets Your Wheels Turning

The theme of the library this year is…READING GETS YOUR WHEELS TURNING…so, when students read a book, they fill out a reading ticket and then turn it in to their teacher (each teacher has a little box to hold all the tickets that are turned in.)

Then once a month when their class comes to library time…I will draw several reading tickets out of the classroom box, and then those students will get to spin the wheel.  They can win a book, a “prize” ( I got some free small toys from a company), a pencil, or sticker, depending on where the wheel stops.

Sharyn Manley

Teacher-Librarian at Gateway Preparatory Academy in Enoch Utah.

AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2018

AASL best websitesThe 2018 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. Sites recognized are free web-based sites that are user-friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

Download a printable bookmark file to share with teachers and colleagues.

Job Announcement

 

  • Position Type:
    Certified/Licensed/Library Technology Teacher

  • Date Posted:
    6/21/2018

  • Location:
    Ensign Elementary School

  • Date Available:
    08/15/2018

  • Closing Date: 
    Open Until Filled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • SUMMARY: This position plans and provides instruction to students based on state, District, and school curricula and requirements and based on the students’ social and other formative skills. 

For additional information and to apply, go to: https://www.applitrack.com/slcschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Certified%2fLicensed&subcategory=Library+Technology+Teacher

 

SUU UELMA Boot Camp

Our second annual bootcamp was a great success with 45 attendees, more than double the number of participants from last year! School librarians as well as Librarian Paraprofessionals from all around Utah attended two days of training on the campus of SUU to gain valuable skills and network with fellow librarians.  A number of attendees even chose to stay in the dorms and got to experience the nostalgia of their college days.

Many thanks to Caitlin Gerrity of Sherratt Library at SUU and the presenters from SEDC, SUU,  and UEN who helped make this workshop a great success, and especially the UELMA Professional Development Committee. 

UELMA hopes to continue to be part in offering annual professional  development opportunities like the summer bootcamp.

Presentation Links

Google, Databases and Research Skills with Chris Haught

Building Your PLN with Derek Larson

Painless Password Management with Clint Stephens

Adobe Spark with Rob Bentley

Better than Google with Rob Bentley

Creating Critical Thinkers with Rob Bentley

Rob’s UEN page for more!

More useful links

LSTA Grants

BreakoutEDU

Teen Author Book Camp