UELMA Conference 2018 Keynote Speakers

 

We are excited to announce the keynote speakers for the

UELMA 2018 Conference!

 
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Shannon McClintock Miller
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Craig Seasholes

Shannon is THE Future Ready Librarian guru. She is an author, teacher librarian, international speaker and consultant, the 2016 ISTE Make It Happen Recipient, and a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstar Finalist. This past February, Shannon was named Spokesperson for Future Ready Librarians. Read about Shannon in this School Library Journal article and check out her blog, The Library Voice . Shannon will be joining us via Skype.  Craig is an elementary teacher-librarian in Seattle, Washington. He has been president of the Washington Library Media Association several times as well as an AASL director for the Pacific Northwest (Region 8). He blogs at Booksmansbytes and is active @craigseasholes on Twitter.

 

We are fortunate that Craig will be the “Sage on the Stage” with Shannon during the keynote.

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UELMA Board Members with Shannon and Craig at AASL

Repurposed Book Art Contest

Do you have piles of well-loved but tattered and now discarded books?
Turn them into art – flowers, clothing, furniture, table art – the sky’s the limit!
Enter your creations in the Repurposed Book Art Contest.
Win a Grand Prize of a $50 gift certificate from King’s English!
Great way to replace those worn copies that you used!
Members will vote on the Conference favorite by the start of lunch so the winner can purchase books from the Book Sales at the conference.
We can’t wait to see your creations! See you at the UELMA Conference!
Need some Inspiration? Check out Pinterest!

Erin Summerill at UELMA!

Erin Summerill was born in England. After spending years bouncing between Air Force bases in Hawaii, England, and California, her family finally settled down in Utah. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she’s busy chasing after her four kids, two dogs, one cat, and five chickens.

 

Pamela S Turner at UELMA!

womanI was very interested in books as a child. I still remember how hard I worked as a four-year-old at learning to write my name because my mother promised I could have a library card as soon as I could scrawl “PAMELA.” When my parents made me turn my bedroom lights out at night, I would read by the tiny red glow on the temperature control for my electric blanket. I grew up in Riverside—a rather hot part of Southern California. I was forced to sweat through many books, and not just because I was worried about the hero.
The first thing I can remember wanting to be is a children’s author. I also loved animals. We had a dog and a big outdoor cage full of doves. My good friend, Jenny, lived on a dairy farm and it was critter heaven for me. We would jump her horses bareback over bales of hay and ride for miles in the hills.

Continue reading here……

 

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Jean Reagan at UELMA!

 

womanJean Reagan is a picture book author from Salt Lake City. Her “HOW TO” series, which started with HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDPA and HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDMA (illustrated by Lee Wildish), regularly makes the New York Times Bestseller and the Indie Bestseller lists.

The Christmas book, HOW TO CATCH SANTA, was a #1 NYTimes Bestseller.  Her most recent books are HOW TO RAISE A MOM and HOW TO GET YOUR TEACHER READY.

Jean’s first picture book, ALWAYS MY BROTHER (illustrated by Phyllis Pollema-Cahill), was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award.   Her Grandma book won the Beehive Book Award.

Each summer she and her husband serve as wilderness volunteers in Grand Teton National Park, living without water or electricity.  To learn more about Jean, her books, or her summer “gig,” visit www.jeanreagan.com

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