[Library Media] Programs for Teacher Librarians at ULA Conference

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Mon Dec 30 11:06:03 MST 2013


The next conference of the Utah Library Association, April 30 to May 2nd,
2014 (South Towne Expo Center, Sandy, UT) provides a great opportunity to
re-connect with colleagues from around the state, to learn and re-learn,
and to re-charge our professional batteries. Here are some programs I
thought you might find interesting.

For more info, visit the conference website: http://conference.ula.org/
*Thank you to Jessica Whetman, ULA Programs Chair, for coordinating
conference programs and sharing this information.*

*Second-Language Students' Perceptions of a Research Skills Subject Guide*

Pre-Conference, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 8:30AM-11:30AM

Prior research suggests combining information literacy and language
instruction helps L2 writers learn the skills needed to become effective
researchers (Bordonaro, 2011). Likewise, student beliefs about learning can
influence the impact of information literacy curricula (Jackson, 2005;
Maybee, 2006; Ouellette, 2011). As part of an on-going interdepartmental
collaboration, the University of Utah has developed a subject guide to
standardize the teaching and learning of research skills and promote
academic language proficiency among second-language (L2) writers in the ESL
program. This study examines L2 writer perceptions of the subject guide as
part of the ESL writing curriculum during the Fall 2013 academic semester.
Data analysis of pre-and post-tests, lesson assessments, and user surveys
and focus groups will direct the discussion of students’ perceptions of the
guide’s effectiveness in helping acquire research and academic language
skills and their user experience with both the subject guide interface and
library resources.


Presenter: Lindsay Hansen

*Learning to Hide in the Digital Age*

Pre-Conference, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:00PM-4:00PM

Learn tips and tricks to keep you privacy secure in the digital age of
social networking.

Program Host: Intellectual Freedom Committee

Presenter: Wanda Huffaker

*Teaching Information Synthesis*

Speaker Session, Thursday, May 1, 2014, 11:00AM-12:00PM

Information synthesis is a key skill for participants in our knowledge
society and requires complex processing.  Librarians at Merrill-Cazier
Library (Utah State University) are piloting a method in beginning
composition courses that teaches information synthesis.  Students learn how
to extract main ideas from multiple papers, and then summarize their
findings using post-its and a group collaboration activity.  Presenters
will discuss the role and best practices of information synthesis in
teaching information literacy and possible adaptations for librarians and
teachers.  Workshop attendees will then participate in two hands-on
information synthesis activities followed by a discussion regarding the
role of librarians in teaching information synthesis.


Presenter: Kacy Lundstrom, Utah State University

*Coming of Age with Pioneer: Utah's Online Library*

Speaker Session, Thursday, May 1, 2014, 11:00AM-12:00PM

Now 18 years old, Pioneer turns of age.  Legally considered an adult, my-oh
–my, Pioneer is all grown up!  Explore the new interface, engage in a
discussion of the ever popular OverDrive,  Novelist Plus, Novelist Plus
K-8, Utah NewsSearch, and more.  Get the latest on this dynamic, revolving,
enriching e-source that everyone in Utah can use. Come and wish Pioneer a
happy, successful journey into the future.

Program Host: Continuing Education Committee

Presenter: Colleen Eggett, Craig Nielsen, Darci Card

*Luncheon Speaker - Nathan Hale*

Speaker Session, Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12:00PM-1:30PM

Nathan Hale is the author and illustrator of many exciting graphic novels
and picture books for children, including the Eisner-nominated graphic
novel Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel, Calamity Jack.

Program Host: Trish Hull, ULA President

Presenter: Nathan Hale

*Complaint, Challenged, or Banned?*

Speaker Session, Friday, May 2, 2014, 8:30AM-9:30AM

What is a Challenge? Does it have to be written? Get media attention? Be
taken off the shelf? What about art, music, meetings and rooms? When do you
report it to ALA? Why? How do I handle it? What resources are there?  These
questions and more will be covered in this presentation.

Program Host: Intellectual Freedom Committee / GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS (GODORT)

Presenter: Wanda Huffaker, Salt Lake County Library

*Best Teaching Practices for Engaging International Students in the Library*

Speaker Session, Friday, May 2, 2014, 8:30AM-9:30AM

Second-language (L2) acquisition and pedagogy research supports the
simultaneous teaching of content and language as an effective approach with
intermediate and advanced learners of English (Grabe & Stoller, 1997;
Stoller, 2004). Research suggests that, in the library context, previous
language-learning experiences prime L2 students with the strategies needed
to acquire library research skills, especially when presented using L2
teaching best practices (Bordonaro, 2011; Jackson, 2005). This session will
start with a brief background on L2 learning, inter-cultural communication,
and L2 students in the library. During the workshop, participants will
engage in a number of activities to brainstorm and practice using
principles of L2 teaching in their library instruction and interactions.
Participants will leave with a number of real-world strategies and
accessible resources to create more meaningful interactions with
international and L2 students in the library.


Presenter: Lindsay Hansen, Marriott Library

*40 Sites in 40 Minutes*

Speaker Session, Friday, May 2, 2014, 9:30AM-10:30AM

Explore favorite or often under-utilized websites that “Special Librarians”
have found useful in their jobs.  This is a fast-paced and fun session
offering ideas of sites you may or may not be aware of on the Web in such
fields as medical, legal, family history, or general information.

Program Host: Special Library Section (SpeLS)

Presenter: Christine Cox, LDS Church History Library

*Oh! The Lessons We Learn from Gertrude McFuzz*

Speaker Session, Friday, May 2, 2014, 9:30AM-10:30AM

Our world as librarians is an ever changing one.  We need to look at how we
can become part of the future and not be left in the past.  Are you a
“Gritty Librarian”? This presentation is about looking at yourself in a new
way to keep you and your library moving toward the future, this program
explores the following personality I think a librarian needs in this
changing world Grit, Self-Control, Zest, Social Intelligence, Optimism,
Curiosity.  With the help of Dr. Seuss and Gertrude McFuzz you will be
entertained and ready to Explore! Enrich, and Engage your patrons.


Presenter: Melinda Barlow, Uintah County Library

*There's an App For That*

Speaker Session, Friday, May 2, 2014, 9:30AM-10:30AM

With Apple’s App Store recently celebrating its fifty-billionth download
and Google Play offering well over one million apps, mobile apps have
seemingly become a part of everyday life.  With so many options out there,
how can we make sense of it all?  In this session presenters will give a
lighthearted look at amazing apps and PC tools, showcasing some of their
favorites while giving hands on demonstrations to show with how they can
affect our lives.  Audience participation will be encouraged, so come ready
to share your favorite apps.

Program Host: Service & Technology Training Round Table (START) /Continuing
Education Committee

Presenter: Trevor Alvord, Harold B. Lee Library

*DIY Book Art for Your Library*

Speaker Session, Friday, May 2, 2014, 1:30PM-2:30PM

What do you do with your old discarded books. learn to fold them into
beautiful art. You can create wonderful displays, and conversation pieces
with just an old book. Great idea for adult/teen programs, or just a
fascinating way for a librarian to unwind at the end of a long day. Very
therapeutic as well as beautiful. Bring an old book to fold.

Program Host: School Library Section (ScLS) / YSRT

Presenter: Melinda Barlow, Uintah County Library

*Beehive Book Bash*

Speaker Session, Friday, May 2, 2014, 3:00PM-4:00PM

Get to know the new nominees for the Beehive Book Awards and fun ways to
promote this program in your library!

Program Host: YSRT


*Juan Tomás Lee*, State Data Coordinator/Library Consultant
Utah *State Library* Division
250 N 1950 W Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
801-715-6769  |  800-662-9150  |  jtlee at utah.gov

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