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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …