UELMA has waited to make a statement to gather input and produce a combined effort statement from UEA, UELMA, ULA and ULMS. The statement is below or you may download it hereLibrary-Book-Challenge-Statement-2021
We have also created this infographic for your use if a challenge does arise. It is aimed at diffusing the situation and providing talking points. Here is a link to the .ppt file if for you to customize. Or here is the “As is below” .pdf to downloadHow-to-respond-to-book-challenges
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Let’s Build a Library!
Dixie Montessori Academy is a K-7 Charter School in Southwest Utah. They have been in operation for over six years without a library! They are also a “Turnaround School”, which means they are currently one of the most underperforming schools in Utah.
With a new director, Julie Atwood, they are turning that around, Director Atwood has created a school improvement plan and part of that was building a library in the school. Kathy Thiriot was chosen to be the librarian and rose to the occasion! She has been purchasing books with a very tight budget, seeking donations and working to make the library the heart of the school.
This library is in need of high quality books in all areas. In order to help the library save funds, the team at Southwest Educational Development Center have set up a KOHA library to check out books. The team recently spent a day at the school entering all the current books, many of which are gently used, but very much appreciated.
While we were there, many students poked their head and asked when they could check out books!