[Library Media] You weren't able to attend the 2017 UELMA Conference?

georgeweight at integrity.com georgeweight at integrity.com
Fri Mar 10 11:21:40 MST 2017

Sarah, Herron, I was impressed last night with a news report on what East
High is doing to help disadvantaged students. Some of the schools down
here offer a "free book" corner using donations from the community,
carefully sorted and selected for age and curriculum appropriateness. I'm
curious to know how many of our school libraries are doing that?


George Weight
BTW: welcome to the ranks of "past presidents!"

> Hello!
> The UELMA 2017 Conference, Agents of Change, is now over. For those of you
> who were not able to attend, please know that you were missed and we hope
> that you will join us at the 2018 UELMA Conference at the Utah Cultural
> Celebration Center next year on March 9, 2018.
> Here is an update of what UELMA has done this year:
> We moved from a conference-planning board to a Conference-planning
> Committee, allowing the Board to focus on Membership Support/Expansion,
> Professional Development opportunities and Advocacy strategies.
>   *   Membership Support/Expansion
>      *   We enhanced our partnerships with other organizations in Utah
> (UCET, UEN, USL, ULA, PALS) and nationally (AASL).
>      *   We reached out to more Utah school library workers (public,
> private, paraprofessionals) by attending the SUMS Conference in Cedar
> City and updating a decade-old list of the current staffing of school
> libraries.
>   *   Professional Development
>      *   We offered two scholarships for UELMA members to attend the 2017
> AASL Conference. These scholarships were awarded at our recent
> Conference.
>      *   We shared websites, grant opportunities and articles as resources
> though our UELMA website as well as the UELMA Facebook, Twitter,
> Instagram and Pinterest accounts. This information is on our website.
>      *   We have organized a Summer Library Boot Camp (1.0 SUU credit)
> entitled Modern Issues in Media Centers in Cedar City on July 20 &
> 21, 2017. For $51.00 ($30.00 for lunch both days + $21 SUU Credit
> processing fee), it is a fantastic deal. You can fill out the
> application here<https://goo.gl/forms/HPAbpowYFhkI5XOw1>.
>   *   Advocacy
>      *   We held 3 workshops on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in
> order to learn how school libraries can benefit from its funding
> opportunities and develop advocacy strategies by building coalitions
> and speaking points.
>      *   After a conference call with Keith Curry Lance (Library
> research/statistics consultant - School library impact studies), we
> are gathering data on librarianship in Utah in order to advocate for
> our program's importance for student success.
> We will continue to have a fantastic Conference in March, an informative
> Newsletter and a strong presence on Social Media.
> Please consider joining UELMA today. The full-year membership is $20.00,
> allowing you access to UELMA Grant Opportunities, Conference Presenter
> Handouts, past Newsletters, Board Meeting Minutes, and Librarian
> Resources. The Membership Application is attached to this e-mail.
> I have been honored to serve as your 2016-2017 UELMA president. Thank you
> for the opportunity.  All of us on the UELMA Board hope that you will join
> us at the UELMA 2018 Conference on March 9, 2018!
> Take care,
> Sarah
> Sarah G. Herron
> Past President, Utah Educational Library Media Association
> Library Technology Teacher, M. Ed.
> East High School
> 840 South 1300 East
> Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
> Email: sarah.herron at slcschools.org<mailto:sarah.herron at slcschools.org>
> Phone:    801-583-1661 x2202
> Fax:         801-584-2927
> "I really didn't realize the librarians were, you know, such a dangerous
> group. They are subversive. You think they're just sitting there at the
> desk, all quiet and everything. They're like plotting the revolution, man.
> I wouldn't mess with them."
> Michael Moore
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