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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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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


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.


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

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Policies & Laws

Reports & Manuals

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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
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