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

 

UELMA 2018 Conference Wrap Up

2018 Conference – Future Ready Librarians – The Future is Now!

The 2018 Conference is behind us and what a wonderful day it was!  Thank you so much for attending and we hope that it was informative and fun. Please remember you can access conference session videos on the UELMA website under Member Resources (https://uelma.org/member-resources/). (email us at uelmaboard@gmail.com if you need the password)

Here are a few of the conference highlights:

  • Skyping with Shannon McClintock Miller in Hong Kong – a first for our conference!
  • Authors Pamela S. Turner, Jean Reagan and Emily Summerill – inspiring speakers!
  • Amazing Book Art Contest – what talented crafters we are with books!
  • 35 Sessions with over 45 Presenters – the largest offering ever!
  • The Idea Lab Café – multiple presentations to sample!
  • Shuttle Service to alleviate parking – a first for UELMA and UCCC!
  • And last, but certainly not least – 465 library staff/supporters/vendors in attendance – a record!

Much gratitude to the inspiring and inexhaustible 2018 conference committee, the UELMA Board and conference volunteers. With all of the presenters, we had an army of facilitators. We are an organization of volunteers and pulling this conference together is a labor of love and endurance. This event would not have been possible without everyone’s efforts.

We also want to thank the Utah State Library for the generous $3,000.00 Uplift Grant that offset the rental cost of the venue. It was a pleasure to meet Colleen Leggett, the new Director of the Utah State Library, and show her our passion for school libraries.

sarah headshotFinally, I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve you on the UELMA Board. I have had an amazing time the last 5 years meeting so many of you throughout Utah. You are all truly inspiring. I am not only leaving the Board this spring but also retiring as a library technology teacher. This truly has been a dream career for me but it is time for me to let others have this much fun. Thank you, all of you, for your support, collaboration and friendship. You are wonderful.

Sarah G. Herron

2018 UELMA Past President & Conference Chair

President’s Message May 2018

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Our conference in March was a great success and has steadily grown over the past several years. Past president Sarah Herron with the help of many wonderfully dedicated conference committee volunteers, did an amazing job pulling it all together!  We are ever grateful for the longstanding service of Larry Jeppesen, our retiring Executive Director, who has kept our organization financially sound to be able to continue our mission. Hopefully you gained valuable information and skills that you were able to implement in your library. UELMA is already working on next year’s conference with Selena Campbell at the helm our current Past President, lining up several great authors as keynotes.  Stay tuned!

With the close of celebrating School Library Month in April, I hope you had the opportunity to showcase how your library is Future Ready and that you reflect on all the connections you make in your libraries everyday.  Often we don’t necessarily acknowledge the many ways we are connecting with students, teachers and the community to create meaningful academic opportunities, encourage critical thinking and support the emotional and social growth and development of students. Our libraries are no longer just quiet areas but collaborative spaces where we can create  personalized learning which is key to a Future Ready Library. The primary mission for UELMA is to support you in reaching that goal in “providing professional support, leadership, and enrichment for school library media personnel and those who support library programs.” The board is continually working on ways in which we can best serve you and the work you do in your libraries that impact students.

Our newly redesigned website at UELMA.org and more consistent use of social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter are ways in which we want to connect with you on a more personal level to provide a more robust professional learning network(PLN) to share expertise, resources, ideas, encouragement and dialog with each other, not only during the annual conference.  One of my goals as president is to begin a discussion board on UELMA’s website and use social platforms like Twitter to have a monthly live UELMA twitter chat (#UELMAcxn) that anyone who supports Utah school libraries can join .  If you are not sure about the basics, information and some examples can be found here. Currently the  #TLChat hashtag is used by school librarians as one of the main hashtags for targeting school library tweets and once a month, it becomes a live chat, now on the first Monday of the month at 8pm ET.  More and more regional school library associations are using live twitter chats. If you have participated in the Edtech twitter chats run by UEN or UCET, you know that they can be stimulating, informative, and a great chance to interact in real time with your peers and discuss a topic of interest.

We want to make UELMA an important resource for you year round whether you are in a public, private or charter school and either a certified teacher librarian or classified personnel.  I hope that today’s digital tools can help us to stay in touch while continuing to empower you to transform teaching and learning for yourself and in your libraries.  Be sure you join our UELMA Facebook group and follow us on Twitter. The dates and times of live twitter chats will be promoted there. Please let us know how we can better focus our mission to support your school library needs and professional development goals.  Reach out to the UELMA board from the contact page on our website, via email(uelmaboard@gmail.com) or via social media platforms. I hope to connect with you online soon!

Lorraine Wyness- UELMA President 2018-2019

lwyness@graniteschools.org

@ledwyness