Emerging Technology Grant – LSTA funds provided by IMLS

To apply for the 2023 Emerging Technology Grant, go to this link: https://cce.my.salesforce-sites.com/usl/ You must use your login information (or create login information) to open the USLS Grants Portal.

  • Click on Funding Opportunities at the top of the page.
  • Click on 2023 Emerging Technology (AI) Grant.

Schedule of Grant:

  • 9/11/2023 – Grant opens
  • 9/22/2023 – Grant closes
  • 9/26/2023 – Recipients notified, contracts sent
  • 10/2/2023 – Contracts due, grant spending begins
  • October 2023 – Virtual training
  • 9/30/2024 – Grant spending ends
  • 10/15/2024 – Reimbursements and final report due

Emerging Technology grants of up to $1,000 are available to public and school libraries who do not currently have subscriptions to AI tools. Ten school and ten public libraries will be selected for this grant for an annual subscription to five AI tools for patron use in the library. The types of AI tools to be purchased include a writing, sound, image, and coding tool, plus one additional tool of the library’s choice. 

Good luck!

UELMA & UCET Join Forces for 2024 Spring Conferences

We are so excited to finally announce the news about our upcoming 2024 UELMA Conference and the fact that we will be joining forces with UCET for an incredible event that is sure to change your educational experience!

Check out the event details below and a joint message from UELMA President Gretchen Zaitzeff and UCET President Matthews Winter announcing and explaining the decision to combine forces. Then read through a couple of posters with the different keynote and featured along with information about some of the different educational strands we’re looking to host for sessions. And if you’re feeling up to it, use the QR code on the final poster (or go to https://ucet.org/2024proposals) to submit a proposal to present! Proposals are being accepted until October 15th, 2023!

What: 2024 UCET/UELMA Conference

When: March 19th – 20th

Where: Salt Palace Convention Center – 90 S W Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101





Now Accepting Proposals for National Leadership Grants for Libraries, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Programs 

Click on this link: https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/laura-bush-21st-century-librarian-program for information on a grant that will help fund training and continued professional development for library and archives specialists and initiatives that can advance practice and strengthen library and archival services.

If you have general questions, please contact imls-librarygrants@imls.gov.

Applications deadline: September 20, 2023

Grant Program Webinar: We invite you to watch a pre-application webinar to learn more about the program.

Good luck!

Library Collaboration on UEN PD!

In part one of this special two-part series, host Katie Blunt takes you to Providence Hall High School in Herriman, Utah, to meet with Library Media Specialist Mariah Gerlach, who shows us how she uses technology tools to support students’ information literacy skills while collaborating with English teacher Catherine Jensen and her students on their research project. More resources here!