Are you our next Executive Director?

Beyond your passion for libraries, can you commit approximately 5- 6 hours a week to UELMA as our next Executive Director? 

Do you want to be directly involved in the everyday workings of our organization and have great business skills?

UELMA is looking for the next Executive Director to support us in our mission and help manage the business affairs of UELMA. The Executive Director collaborates with the Board, state agencies and other organizations to formulate, organize and execute strategies for the promotion, continuing education and advocacy of school librarians and library aides in Utah.

For details, Please review the summary and qualifications

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UELMA Executive Director position
  This is a part-time paid position.

Please send letter of interest and resume to UELMA President,
Lorraine Wyness; lwyness@graniteschools.org by March 30, 2018.

UELMA Live!

Thanks to everyone who made the UELMA Conference a hit! We had record attendance and the feedback has very positive! Attendees can access all the session information in the members section here with the password provided in a previous email. Need help? Use the Contact form.

Be sure to mark your calendars now for next year so you don’t miss the fun! March 8 2019!

Conference Evaluation and Relicensure Points

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Your feedback is important to us, we use the information to plan for next year’s conference and we appreciate your time and value your thoughts.

At the end of the evaluation, there is a section to complete to register for licensure points.

Please take a moment to complete the evaluation, for your convenience, we have provided the survey in the following formats:

Online Survey-Click here to access

Fill out the survey on your device.

 

 

 

Click here to Download and Print (paper copies available at the registration table)

2018 Conference Evaluation Paper Version.docx

Service Project 2018

Thanks to the generosity and giving spirit of all the UELMA members, $767.20 was raised for the service project at Delta North Elementary! We so appreciate the camaraderie and support that is shown by all members!

 

The Delta North Elementary School was built in 1993. The shelving in the library is from the original build out. The weight of the books, combined with gaps between the shelves and the side of the bookshelves, are causing the the peg holes to tear out the particle board and weakening shelf support. This can be dangerous. When moving books, whether removing or reshelving, the shelves often fall. Adjustment of the shelves does help, but there isn’t much leeway available due to book size. Moving the shelves helps with this situation, however doing so causes another issue. It puts the books too high for the students to see titles well and makes it difficult for them to remove and replace the books. I have concern for my students safety. Currently there are two carts used as shelves for thin paperback books. An alternative shelving unit would facilitate better accessibility to the books.  I really want the library to be a place of learning, adventure, and exploration for the students. Having the shelves replaced or repaired will provide a greater opportunity for students to expand their horizons by creating an efficient and safe atmosphere for learning engagement.  

Thank you for considering the Delta North Elementary library as a recipient for your service project.

Sincerely,

Betsy Lee

Delta North Elementary School Librarian

UELMA Social Media Conference Information

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Hello,

We are so excited you will be joining us this year!

The conference  will be held March 9th at the:

Utah Cultural Event Center

Click here to see the full schedule

Join us on Social Media and share your experience at the 2018 UELMA Conference!

Click here to join us on our Facebook Group

Click here to add your photos to our Google Photo Album

Use @uelma to tag us on twitter

Join us on Pinterest!

Find us on on Instagram!

Repurposed Book Art Contest

Do you have piles of well-loved but tattered and now discarded books?
Turn them into art – flowers, clothing, furniture, table art – the sky’s the limit!
Enter your creations in the Repurposed Book Art Contest.
Win a Grand Prize of a $50 gift certificate from King’s English!
Great way to replace those worn copies that you used!
Members will vote on the Conference favorite by the start of lunch so the winner can purchase books from the Book Sales at the conference.
We can’t wait to see your creations! See you at the UELMA Conference!
Need some Inspiration? Check out Pinterest!

Presidents Message February 2018

It’s hard to believe that our annual UELMA Conference is right around the corner on March 9th! We are excited to welcome you to another conference at the beautiful Utah Cultural Celebration Center.  Please remember to register at UELMA.org.  Our dedicated and talented conference committee, chaired by our past-president Sarah Herron, has been working hard to bring you a great event!  

This newsletter is dedicated to our upcoming conference and it is full of useful information to help you prepare for a wonderful, fun and educational experience. We encourage you to invite your administrator, supervisor or even a teacher that you work closely with to attend with you.

 Don’t forget to enter our fun conference book art competition. paper turkey The book art “Turkey” went viral on social media around Thanksgiving last year so search around for a fun project or be original. You can win a $50 gift certificate from King’s English! We are excited to see what you’ll create!

This year we hope that you have found new ways to stay connected locally and nationally. Did you know there’s a Face Book group for Future Ready Librarians (14k+ members)?  There is also one called “Fellowship of High School Librarians” (645 members and growing). I have gleaned a lot of helpful information from networking on social media, blogs, websites and more. Whether we are in a public, private or charter school, these online resources help to supplement our professional development and library programs.

Our new UELMA.org website has been launched.  We are so excited to bring you a more streamlined look and navigational experience! Thank you to Chris Haught, our Southern Utah Liaison board member, and our UELMA Webmaster, Liz Petty, for helping us to make this smooth transition and to the UELMA board for their suggestions and input.  

The UELMA board wants to continue to strengthen connections with our membership. We recognize that in every part of our beautiful state, you work tirelessly to support student literacy and learning.  We have found a wonderful conference service project that will support a rural Utah school library with adequate and safe book shelves!

Finally, I’d like to thank all of you for supporting UELMA for the 2017-2018 year.  As my UELMA presidency comes to an end, I am able reflect how my journey started, and it was simply because I wanted to serve you. I started as a UELMA board member when I was only a 3rd year teacher librarian over three years ago.  Wow!  But, I can attest that I have grown professionally and personally and most importantly I’ve been privileged to work with the best people on the UELMA board and I consider them my friends. We would like to extend heartfelt farewell to our wonderful Executive Director, Larry Jeppesen, who will be retiring.  He has tirelessly kept UELMA functioning in the background with unwavering dedication and expertise.  We need you to serve with us! Please consider being a future board member or president-elect. If I can do it, so can you!

Next year I will be the 2019 UELMA Conference Chairperson and Lorraine Wyness who is our incoming 2018-2019 UELMA President will bring her talent and dedication to lead us onto to great things.  

UELMA is striving to be Future Ready!  

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UELMA President 2017-2018