Save the Date! March 6, 2020

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March 6, 2020
Weber State University

We are gearing up for our next conference at Weber State University in Ogden. Keep following us for details on keynote speakers, proposal requests to present your expertise in a breakout session and opportunities for exhibitors to sponsor our event.

Books at home

UELMA has gathered up some links (just like everyone else) but ours our mostly FREE books, READ alouds with times, Publisher Copyright stuff. We made our own page located here – https://uelma.org/covid19-resources/ or under the Resources tab above. The best is that Audible is now FREE!! Enjoy and share as you see fit.

Global Read

WRAD 2020

Let’s make this a Utah thing!!! February 5th. Sign up on the map to show our presence. (Below is straight off their website. https://www.litworld.org/worldreadaloudday

LitWorld founded World Read Aloud Day in 2010 as an opportunity for people all around the globe to celebrate the joy of reading aloud, and advocate for literacy as a fundamental human right that belongs to everyone. Over the last ten years, World Read Aloud Day has evolved into a global movement of millions of readers, writers, and listeners from communities all across the world coming together to honor the joy and power of reading and sharing stories, and continue expanding the definition and scope of global literacy.

In 2019, World Read Aloud Day was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter, and was celebrated by millions of people in over 170 countries. From celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Chelsea Clinton to students of all ages from around the globe, we all came together to celebrate the unique joy of reading. Now, join us again this year and help make World Read Aloud Day 2020 the best one yet!”

Words Have Power

more information on this!

Schedule:

10:00 – 11:00 – Opening Session – Wanda Huffaker, Chair-elect of the ALA Roundtable on Intellectual Freedom
11:00 – 11:15 – Break/Snack
11:15 – 12:00 – Breakout Session One
12:15 – 1:00 – Breakout Session Two

Breakout Sessions – (Participants pick two)

  • Evaluating and Updating Library Policies to Foster Academic Freedom – Jim Wilson, Canyons School District
  • Book Selection Strategies and Guidelines – Sharon Deeds, State Library
  • Good Reading Processes – Monica Flint, Davis School District

                               

Please see the attached flyer for our upcoming statewide symposium on intellectual freedom.  The  main meeting/broadcast site will be at Highland High School.  We are excited to have the following regional sites onboard – Heber City, Blanding, Richfield, Price and Cedar City.   We are still working out logistics to broadcast to the Uintah Basin, Grand County and Logan and other areas which have all shown interest in having local meetings. We can arrange for more sites if there is interest.

Wanda Huffaker, Chair-Elect of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table, will be our keynote speaker and there will be breakout sessions following.

Our Agenda for the day will be:

  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM:  Opening Session – Keynote
  • 11:00 – 11:15 AM: Break/Snacks
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM:  Breakout Session 1
  • 12:15 – 1:00 PM:  Breakout Session 2


The entire event will be broadcast, including the breakout sessions. This will be a very informational event, if you have questions about book purchasing policies, book challenges and how to handle controversial content and more,  you must attend! You can register in Midas, this is the state system mostly used by teachers, but all paraprofessional have access as well, you just need to create an account here.https://usbe.midaseducation.com/site.php?page_id=1210