PD Survey

During this challenging time we would love to offer some professional development options to help our UELMA members. Please fill out the linked survey, letting us know what format would work best for you, and what topics you would be interested in!

click below for the
Professional Development Survey

This same survey was e-mailed this morning. If you did not get please be sure to sign up for our mailing list over on the right-hand side of our website. If you got it twice… you are probably on the mailing list and on the website subscriber list when something new gets posted. Both are good.

Thank you in advanced for filling out the survey and letting us know what works best for the majority.

Opening Covid-style

Assuming schools open this August… what are your plans in YOUR school library. I’ve been thinking about some questions and am not sure how to share them so it will be whatever is below! I don’t think UELMA has a legal right to recommend or say what to do but many of us have the same questions – so let’s discuss them! The list is numbered so you can comment according to the number. (Not in any particular order!)

  1. Are you making the decisions or is your administration or district?
  2. If returned books need to be quarantined for 3-4 days, how are you doing that? Or do you have other plans?
  3. Can patrons do holds and/or “curbside” pick-up somewhere?
  4. Will you limit the number of students in the library?
  5. Limit number of students at a table?
  6. Yes, masks are required but will it be just another dress code item not followed?
    • will you have the “power” to kick them out of your space?
    • will anyone!?
  7. Do you have social distance signage?
  8. Do you manage your technology – are you going 1:1?
  9. Do you have plexi-shields around your checkout area?
  10. Is your library space going to be used as a classroom?
  11. What is missing?

Upcoming Webinar

Links to the best resources.

I could have listed many more – but all seem to originate from one of these 3 sources!

Please comment on your plans here on the website or on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are the heart of UELMA . We rely on the many volunteers who generously dedicate their time and commitment to the UELMA organization either as a conference volunteer or a UELMA board member.  

Steps to Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Setup Support: Support exhibitors and board members in preconference setup Friday morning @ 6:00 a.m.
  • Registration & Information Table: Assist in initial sign in and conference questions.  
  • Presenter Facilitator: Introduce and support presenter. Check in attendees. 
  • Exhibitor Support:  Support our Platinum exhibitor and exhibitor Rep.
  • Idea Lab Support: Support IdeaLab presenters. Check in Attendees.

Volunteer Perks:

The conference would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of our volunteers. As a thank you,  we provide the following perks to show our immense appreciation:

  • A UELMA T-shirt 
  • Entry into a volunteers-only drawings
  • A volunteer badge
  • Networking opportunities with our amazing authors and presenters. 

Thank you for your help and support!!

Registration is still Open for Conference 2020!

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