2019-2020 UELMA Board Slate

Confirm the Slate Here by March 1, 2019

Tina Johnson-New Board member

Tina Johnson, Davis School District Paraprofessional Liaison Tina Johnson is the teacher librarian at Kays Creek Elementary and joins the UELMA board this year as our paraprofessional liaison. When asked why she wanted to become a librarian, Tina said, “Books are my life.  I love to read. I love to talk books. I can’t think of anything better than being around books all day and helping kids find great books.  I also really love teaching. I love teaching kids. I love coming up with fun lessons and helping kids learn.” Two librarians she considers mentors are Ann Riding and Selena Read More …

Heather Price-New Board Member

Heather Price, Skyridge High School, Alpine School District Heather Price joined UELMA has a board member this year. She has been the teacher librarian at Skyridge High School since it opened two years ago, and was previously at Canyon View Junior High School and Reagan Academy Charter School. She became a librarian by accident, even though the career test she took in junior high told her to be one! Her supervisor for her student teaching in English, Sandy Barney at Lehi High School, became a librarian. She says, “I went to see if Sandy would still give me a recommendation Read More …

The Lonely Librarian-a world of desperate isolation

As a charter school librarian I often feel isolated and alone.  I don’t have a district meeting to attend I have no other librarians with which to collaborate.  I know I learned how to weed and build a curriculum during my library endorsement but learning and hands on are a different story.   I am eternally grateful for UELMA.  It has given me a place to ask questions, learn skills and make friends with other librarians.   If you are a lonely librarian such as I, or you know other librarians who might feel lonely please reach out to me at emccoy@paradigmhigh.org.  Read More …