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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.

 

USL Quarterly – Previous Issues

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 cnewbold@utah.gov

 

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.

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 lroholt@utah.gov
 

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.

UPLIFT Training

UPLIFT

Register

Salt Lake County – May 23-24
Snow College – May 30-31

About UPLIFT Training

The Utah State Library offers the popular core courses required to meet the personnel standard required for public library certification under Standards for Utah Public Libraries.

Library directors and key personnel who do not have formal training in library science may participate in basic certification training which includes introductory coursework in core areas:

  • Technology includes things the librarian needs to know to keep computer services up and running. It includes computer security, wireless access issues and solutions, technical support that the librarian can do, and when to call an IT person for help. Spring 2018
  • Reference brings the skills needed to be an effective provider of reference and information services. Emphasis is on reference services, the reference interview, online searching strategies including Pioneer, and sources of information. Fall 2018
  • Library Administration covers the fundamentals of public library administration, the need to integrate planning, budgeting, the basics of personnel management and policy development. Spring 2019
  • Cataloging/Acquisitions/Technical Services explains how to create accurate bibliographic records and standard resources used in catalog work: Dewey Decimal Schedules, AACR2 Rules, and MARC Records; also basic acquisitions and technical services functions. Fall 2019
  • Youth Services explores the elements of running a successful program for children and teens including presenting library programs for children and young adults, developing children’s and young adult materials collections, and using the stages of childhood and adolescent development to guide your programs. Spring 2020
  • Collection Development teaches the principles of selection of library materials and standard practices involved in building and promoting collections. Fall 2020

For more information or assistance contact:

Jessica Whetman
Training Coordinator
Phone Number (801) 715-6762 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address jwhetman@utah.gov