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Basic UPLIFT

UPLIFT

About Basic UPLIFT

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
 

Advanced UPLIFT

About Advanced UPLIFT

The Utah State Library provides advanced training opportunities for public library directors and key staff who have completed basic certification. Advanced classes include but are not limited to:

  • Technology/Computers in Libraries: planning, development, application, and integration of technology within libraries.
  • Multicultural Populations: explore, understand, and develop library resources and services for multicultural, diverse, and other special populations.
  • Budgeting and Planning: how to manage a budget, plan for short-term and long-term projects, and understand the political process of budgeting and planning.
  • Children’s Literature: learn about the best books for children and young adults and how they can be used in your programming.
  • Collection Development: write your collection development plan.

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
 

UPLIFT Training

UPLIFTUPLIFT – Utah Public Library Institute for Training

Goal: To meet the need of Utah’s library staff and public library trustees for ongoing training so they may provide dynamic professional library service.

Basic Certification Training | Advanced Training |Customized Training | Grants | Find & Register for Workshops

Program Description

Through the Utah Public Library Institute for Training (UPLIFT), the Utah State Library (USL) offers a variety of training opportunities for Utah library staff and trustees. Training includes basic training for non-MLS library staff, advanced training for the full library community, and training for library trustees, through special institutes, mini-workshops, teleconferences, grants to individuals and grants to library organizations.

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
 

Customized UPLIFT

UPLIFT logoCustomized Training

The Utah State Library provides Utah’s librarians (academic, public, school and special) with the means to satisfy their ongoing need for information on a myriad of topics. These customized training events include:

  • Special institutes on vital library issues including but not limited to technology, marketing, libraries and the law, library services to the Spanish Speaking, and library building planning.
  • Mini-workshops taught regionally at the request of library directors by members of the State Library staff covering but not limited to topics like public relations, advocacy, technology, and grant writing.
  • Teleconferences applicable to statewide library development needs.
  • Exchange/clearinghouse: the State Library will continue to host listservs for specific library groups, video-based training, and links to online training in core courses offered by other state library agencies.

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