Take action to restore access to EBSCO for K-12 Utah students!

Are you interested in working with UELMA and ULA to restore access to EBSCO for approximately 800,000 K-12 Utah students? If so, you can do the following things to influence the UEN Board Meeting vote on this issue on October 19th: 
  1.  Please sign and share this link to a petition that will automatically generate emails to UEN Board asking them to vote to overturn the ban on EBSCO Research Databases: http://action.everylibrary.org/ebscoutah.
  2. Offer public comment at the next UEN Board meeting on Oct 19 at 9am at The Dolores Doré Eccles Broadcast Center, 101 Wasatch Drive. Please attend and offer public comment if you are able.
  3. Please also share your public comments with UEN directly through this link: https://www.uen.org/contact_form.php 
  4. Background info (facts and talking points) are available at: https://docs.google.com/
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH ANY AND ALL FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, NEIGHBORS, WHO SUPPORT INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM, LIBRARIES, AND TEACHERS
Yours,

Peter Bromberg, ULA Advocacy Chair

Rebekah Cummings, ULA President

Lorraine Wyness, UELMA President

 

UELMA Board Votes to Support Question #1- Our Schools Now Initiative

The UELMA Board voted on October 4 to join efforts with

the Utah Library Association (ULA), the Utah Education Association (UEA), and the Utah PTA in urging members to support  the Our Schools Now initiative and to vote “For” on Question #1, which will be on the ballot in November’s election.

Should Question #1 pass, the Legislature has agreed to enact the Teacher and Student Success Act which levies a 10 cent tax on motor fuels that would raise over $100 million dollars for education. School librarians are specifically named in the proposal, and school library programs would directly benefit from this new funding. This is a unique, important, and high-impact way to address deficiencies in education funding in Utah, and improve student achievement through better school library programs across the state.

The Board’s vote to support Question #1 reflects our organization’s commitment to the value of school libraries and the fact that School Librarians play a key role in the academic success of students and which has been shown in many studies.

The UELMA Board believes that their vote of support will send a clear message to legislators, partners, and voters that full funding for education, school libraries, and school media specialists is the best way to support the success of our children and that our students deserve a quality education which includes a quality library program in their school. Click here to see how your school can be directly affected.

We are encouraging our members and school librarians across the state to take the Pledge to Vote for Question #1 at http://www.saveschoollibrarians.org/votefor1.

more information on Question #1:

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.