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Tips & Tactics for Time Management & Organizational Skills

Getting to Yes

Feeling overwhelmed by deadlines as well as pressure from the many different demands on your time? Librarians and library staff members frequently report that they feel stressed by the need to multi-task, to keep up-to-date, and to manage tight schedules. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done on time. How can you work more efficiently and effectively and feel in control of your time? Will you ever see the top of your desk again? This workshop will provide practical strategies for gaining control of your time and setting priorities.

Goals and Objectives:

Participants will learn practical strategies for:

  • Surviving information overload.
  • Taking control of their time.
  • Getting paperwork organized.
  • Prioritizing deadlines.
  • Managing multiple responsibilities.
  • Making decisions and saying “no” based on their priorities.

You will also learn to avoid the worst mistakes people make in allocating their time and how to practice the best strategies for maximizing your productivity.

View Archived Webinar: Online

Presenter: Marie L. Radford

Sponsors: Utah State Library

Date: January 11, 2018

Categories: 2017 WebinarsLeadership Webinars

Book Buzz

Book Buzz lends book sets to book clubs, book groups, libraries, organizations, schools, and community centers. The Utah State Library acquired the Book Buzz lending program from the Utah Center for the Book, Utah Humanities Council in 2012. Please read our Policies before requesting any books.

Featured Collection

Holiday Stories

Newest Book Buzz Additions

How to Request a Book Set

  1. Choose a Title
  2. Check Availability
  3. Request a Title

Book Buzz Title Lists

Promotional Materials

For questions or problems contact:

Linda Roholt
Book Buzz Coordinator
Phone Number (801) 715-6754 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address

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.


USL Quarterly – Previous Year

Other Utah State Library Newsletters

For more information or to suggest content:

Char Newbold
Phone Number (801) 715-6740or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address

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.

Letters About Literature: Annual Writing Contest for Young Readers

25th Annual Writing Contest 2017-2018

Theme:  How did an author’s work change your view of the world or yourself?

2017-2018 Guidelines & Application (pdf)

Deadlines & Length of Letters:

Level 3: Grades 9-12
Postmarked by: January 12, 2018
Level 2: Grades 7-8
Postmarked by: January 12, 2018
Level 1: Grades 4-6
Postmarked by: January 12, 2018

About Letters About Literature

Letters About Literature is an annual national reading-writing contest for students in grades 4-12. To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author (living or dead), stating how reading his or her work changed the reader or the reader’s view of the world. Letters About Literature is a program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

Read Winning Letters from Past Competitions

For more information or assistance contact:

Sharon Deeds
Youth Services Coordinator
Phone Number   (801) 715-6742 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address