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USL Quarterly

The staff of the Utah State Library are excited to bring you the USL Quarterly newsletter to help keep you informed of the services, training, and resources that are available to you to help you serve your communities better. The main distribution channel will be through the Utah Library Network (ULN) listserv.

 

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Char Newbold
Phone Number (801) 715-6740or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address cnewbold@utah.gov
 

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Library Statistics Dashboard

The Library Statistics Dashboard visually shows the use and activity of Utah State Library programs. Our Dashboard will be evolving over the coming weeks. Check back soon.

Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

The Utah State Library develops, leads, and delivers exceptional library services, while optimizing Utah’s investment in libraries.

Core Values: Pillars of Service

Collaboration & Civic Engagement: We seek to strengthen existing partnerships and identify new opportunities to collaborate on projects and services to strengthen the communities we serve.

Education & Lifelong Learning: We build capacity through continuing education opportunities, sharing best practices and success stories, and offering technical assistance. We recognize libraries as the place where lifelong learning is nurtured and grown.

Stewardship & Institutional Capacity: We build stakeholder capacity through training opportunities and collaborative projects with other entities. We put the interest of the public and libraries first, mindful of how we use their tax dollars.

Innovation: We keep up with technological changes and industry trends. We are leaders in sharing best practices across the state and nation.

Vision

The Utah State Library is the primary leadership resource for librarians, while providing equal access to information and enduring services for citizens.

Our Publications

Annual Reports | Executive Summaries | Strategic Plans | Newsletters | Statistics | Policies & LawsReports & Manuals | Brochures, Fact Sheets & Presentations

Annual Reports

Executive Summaries

Strategic Plans

Newsletters

Current Newsletters

Previous Newsletters

Statistics

Policies & Laws

Reports & Manuals

Brochures,Fact Sheets & Presentations

 

2016 Board Meetings

2014 Library Board Meetings Minutes, agendas, reports and other documents from the Utah State Library 2016 Board Meetings.

All documents are PDFs unless otherwise noted. Documents will be added as they become available.

November 29, 2016 | September 12, 2016 | May 23, 2016 | April 13, 2016March 21, 2016


November 29, 2016

Meeting Location:
Utah State Library
250 North 1950 West, Suite A, Rooms 218 & 219
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM

  1. Agenda
  2. Unapproved Minutes – September 12, 2016 | Approved Minutes – September 12, 2016
  3. Utah’s Library Landscape / Utah’s Certified Libraries / Wireless Filtering in Utah’s Libraries
  4. LSTA Information
  5. 2010 Collection Development Policy | 2016 Collection Development Policy – DRAFT
  6. Dashboard Snapshot – 1st Quarter FY2017
  7. Financial Report YTD FY2017 – As of 9/30/16
  8. Utah Open Public Meeting Act Presentation

September 12, 2016

Meeting Location:
Chapman Branch of the Salt Lake City Library System
577 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
AND
Utah State Library
250 North 1950 West, Suite A, Room 134
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

  1. Agenda
  2. Unapproved Minutes – May 23, 2016 | Approved Minutes – May 23, 2016
  3. Capital Facilities Grant Application, 2016 – Salt Lake City Public Library Chapman Branch
    1. Application
    2. Copy of State Office of Historic Preservation Approval
    3. Salt Lake City Public Library 2016-17 Proposed Budget Book
    4. Design Photos and Drawings
    5. Friends of the City – Letter of Support
    6. Poplar Grove Community Council – Letter of Support
  4. Revisions to USL Bylaws
  5. Proposed Revision to Library Law
  6. Filtering in Libraries Discussion
  7. Dashboard Snapshot Introduction
  8. Financial Report FY2016 and YTD FY2017

May 23, 2016

Meeting Location:
Electronic Meeting
Utah State Library
250 North 1950 West, Suite A, Room 134
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


April 13, 2016

Meeting Location:
Electronic Meeting
Utah State Library
250 North 1950 West, Suite A, Room 134
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


March 21, 2016

Meeting Location:
Salt Lake City Library
Marmalade Branch
280 West 500 North
Salt Lake City, Utah
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

2015 Board Meetings

2014 Library Board Meetings Minutes, agendas, reports and other documents from the Utah State Library 2015 Board Meetings.

All documents are PDFs unless otherwise noted. Documents will be added as they become available.

December 7, 2015 | September 9, 2015 | March 19, 2015


December 7, 2015

Meeting Location:
Utah State Library
250 North 1950 West, Suite A, Room 134
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

  1. Agenda
  2. Unapproved Minutes – September 9, 2015 | Approved Minutes – September 9, 2015
  3. Proposed USL Strategic Plan 2016
  4. USL Strategic Planning Outline
  5. Staff Reports – December 7, 2015

September 9, 2015

Meeting Location:
Utah State Library
250 North 1950 West, Suite A, Room 134
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

  1. Agenda
  2. Unapproved Minutes – March 19, 2015Approved Minutes – March 19, 2015
  3. Capital Facilities Grant Application, 2015
    1. Orem Public Library – Attachment 1
    2. Orem Public Library – Attachment 2
  4. Staff Reports – September 9, 2015

March 19, 2015

Meeting Location:
Electronic Meeting
Utah State Library
250 North 1950 West, Suite A, Room 134
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM

  1. Agenda
  2. Unapproved Minutes – December 11, 2014 | Approved Minutes – December 14, 2014
  3. Unapproved Minutes – March 19, 2015Approved Minutes – March 19, 2015
  4. Timetable – 2015 Regular & Express LSTA Sub Grants
  5. Utah Open Public Meeting Act (UOPMA) Training
  6. LSTA Five-Year Plan, 2013-2017 – Revisions
  7. Staff Reports

State Library Board Members

Jon Ostler, Chair
Utah System of Higher Education
Snow College
150 E. College Avenue
Ephraim, UT 84627
Phone Number 435-283-7362 (work)
Email address Jon.Ostler@snow.edu
Board Member Since: 8/11/2014
Term: 7/1/2017 – 6/30/2021
Vacant, Vice Chair
Phone Number
Email address
Board Member Since:
Term:
Garret Rose
State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Phone Number 801-538-7616
Email address Garret.Rose@schools.utah.gov
Board Member Since: 7/1/2017
Term: 7/1/2017 – 6/30/2021
Jessica Van Buren
Utah State Courts
450 S State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone Number 801-238-7991
Email address jessicavb@utcourts.gov
Board Member Since: 7/1/2017
Term:  7/1/2017 – 6/30/2021
S. Grace Acosta
Public at Large
Lewis Hansen
8 East Broadway #410
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone Number 801-531-7870 (work)
Email address gacosta@scalleyreading.net
Board Member Since: 2/20/2012
Term: 7/1/2017 – 6/30/2021
Linda Fields
Public at Large (Rural)
P.O. Box 13
Annabella, UT 84711
Phone Number 435-896-9459 (home)
Phone Number 435-893-1023 (cell)
Email address lindajeanfields@gmail.com
Board Member Since: 9/1/2012
Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2020
Chad W. Hutchings
Public at Large
Chad W. Hutchings, P.C.
P.O. Box 6698
North Logan, UT 84341-6698
Phone Number 435-787-1696 (work)
Email address chad.hutchings.esq@gmail.com
Board Member Since: 7/1/2015
Term: 7/1/2015 – 6/30/2019
Carrie Valdes
Public at Large (Rural)
Grand County Public Library
257 East Center Street
Moab, UT 84532
Phone Number 435-259-5421 ext. 12 (work)
Email address carrie@moablibrary.org
Board Member Since: 7/1/2011
Term: 7/1/2015 – 6/30/2019
Vacant
Public at Large
Phone Number
Email address
Board Member Since:
Term:

Utah State Library Staff

Donna Jones Morris
State Librarian/Division Director
Utah State Library
250 North 1950 West, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901
Phone Number 801-715-6770
Email address dmorris@utah.gov
Ron Van Harten
Administrative Services Manager
Utah State Library
250 North 1950 West, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901
Phone Number 801-715-6756
Email address rvanharten@utah.gov

 

Staff Directory

Staff Directory 801-715-6777 (State Library)
801-715-6767 (Fax)
800-662-9150 (In-State Toll Free)
801-715-6789 (Library for the Blind & Disabled)

Administration
Donna Jones Morris
Division Director
801-715-6770
Kari May
Assistant Director
801-715-6776
Amanda Rock
Executive Secretary
801-715-6741
Ron Van Harten
Administrative Services Manager
801-715-6756
Bookmobile Program
Britton Lund
Bookmobile Program Manager
801-715-6733
Library Development Program
Rachel Cook
Grants Coordinator
801-715-6722
Sharon Deeds
Youth Services Coordinator
801-715-6742
Juan Tomás Lee
State Data Coordinator
801-715-6769
Stacy Vincent
Library Consultant for Innovation
801-715-6753
Library Resources Program
Darci Card
Digital Services Librarian & Web Manager
801-715-6763
Ruthanne Hansen
ILS System Administrator
801-715-6758
Ray Matthews
Government Information Coordinator
801-715-6752
Char Newbold
Metadata Cataloger
801-715-6740
Linda Roholt
Cataloger & Interlibrary Loan
801-715-6754
Roxann Rose
Interlibrary Loan, Acquisitions & Circulation
801-715-6738
Jessica Whetman
Training Coordinator
801-715-6762
Library for the Blind & Disabled Program
Lisa Nelson
Library for the Blind Program Manager
801-715-6720
Julie Anderson
Contracts & Grants Analyst
801-715-6797
Joe Ballard
Multistate Center West Director
801-715-6783
Matt Boyer
Multistate Center West Administrative Assistant
801-715-6775
Scott Brooks
Distribution Center Supervisor & Recording for the Blind at Corrections
801-715-6784
Karma Clevenger
Reader’s Advisor
801-715-6795
Michael Harris
Reader’s Advisor & Braille Proofreader
801-715-6740
April Kennedy
Reader’s Advisor
801-715-6794
Jeri Openshaw
Program Specialist
801-715-6737
Sarah Pitkin
Readers Advisor Librarian
801-715-6793
Vicki Smith
Receptionist
801-715-6736
Jan Sonshine
Braille Technician
801-715-6788
Paula Stuart
Readers Advisor Librarian
801-715-6780