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2017 Webinars

May 10, 2017 – Register
All for Tech & Tech for All, Part 3
Shauna Edson, Elaine Stehel, and Stacy Vincent
May 3, 2017 – Register
All for Tech & Tech for All, Part 2
Shauna Edson, Elaine Stehel, and Stacy Vincent
April 26, 2017 – Register
All for Tech & Tech for All, Part 1
Shauna Edson, Elaine Stehel, and Stacy Vincent
February 23, 2017
Delegating: When, How, and to Whom?
Linda Bruno



Delegating: When, How, and to Whom?

You know you should. You wish you could. But delegation has never been your strong suit. Take heart! This is definitely an area you can improve in – it just takes knowing yourself, knowing your employees, and knowing how to put that knowledge to work for you!

In this session, you’ll learn specific tips to help you delegate more effectively – not just more – and you’ll also discover why doing so is important to your success as a supervisor. We’ll uncover some important questions to consider when you finally make that leap to delegating on a consistent basis. We’ll also look at not just whether or not a task should be delegated, but also to whom – and how to make sure the delegation process is successful.

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Presenter: Linda Bruno

Sponsors: Utah State Library

Date: February 23, 2017

Categories: 2017 Webinars | Leadership Webinars

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

By: Margot Lee Shetterly
Published: ©2016
Pages: 349 (Includes Reading Group Guide)
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & Memoirs | Science & Technology | Women in History | Books Made Into Movies

Description: Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as “Human Computers,” calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these “colored computers,” as they were known, used slide rules, adding machines, and pencil and paper to support America’s fledgling aeronautics industry, and helped write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

By: J.D. Vance
Published: ©2016
Pages: 264
Total Copies: 15
Genre:  Nonfiction | Biographies & Memoirs | Regional, American South | Social Issues

Description: Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of poor, white Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for over forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. In Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hanging around your neck.

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The Orphan Keeper

By: Camron Wright
Published: ©2016
Pages: 418 (Includes Study Guide)
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Fiction | Historical Fiction | Cultural, Indian | Uniquely Utah

Description: Based on a remarkable true story. Seven-year-old Chellamuthu’s life is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in India, sold to a Christian orphanage, and then adopted by an unsuspecting couple in the United States. It takes months before the boy can speak enough English to tell his parents that he already has a family back in India. Horrified, they try their best to track down his Indian family, but all avenues lead to dead ends.

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By: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Published: ©2007
Pages: 346
Total Copies: 15
Genre:  Fiction | Young Adult | Historical Fiction

Description: Bella, fresh off the boat from Italy, arrives in New York and gets a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. There, along with hundreds of other immigrants, she works long hours at a grueling job under terrible conditions. Yetta, a coworker from Russia, has been crusading for a union, and when factory conditions worsen, she helps workers rise up in a strike. Wealthy Jane learns of the plight of the workers and becomes involved with their cause. Bella and Yetta are at work–and Jane is visiting the factory–on March 25, 1911, when a spark ignites some cloth and the building is engulfed in fire, leading to one of the worst workplace disasters ever.

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The Underground Railroad

By: Colson Whitehead
Published: ©2016
Pages: 306
Total Copies: 15
Genre:  FictionHistorical Fiction | Cultural, African-American  | Regional, American South

Description: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood – where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned and, though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

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