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Letters About Literature 2017

Results from Utah’s 2017 Letters About Literature

498 students participated in the Letters About Literature contest in 2017.

Level 1 (Grades 4, 5, and 6)

First Place
Molly Friedman, Park City
Second Place
Addison de Boer, Salt Lake City and Mason Thompson, Layton (tie)
Third Place
Aidan Hollingworth, Holladay

Level 2 (Grades 7 and 8)

First Place
Kylee Vandecar, Draper
Second Place
Cambell Kieffer, Salt Lake City
Third Place
Christina Dong, Salt Lake City and David Burnett, Salt Lake City (tie)

Level 3 (Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12)

First Place
Elizabeth Love, Salt Lake City
Second Place
Joshua Colton Rowe, Pleasant Grove and Jaycee Webb, Beaver (tie)
Third Place
Ashley Nobrotsky, Provo

 

 

2017 MARC Records

MARC Records2017 OverDrive Records (New titles only)

Jan 2017 (297 titles)
eBook (157 total)
eAudio (137 total)
eVideo (3 total)
Feb 2017 (295 titles)
eBook (131 total)
eAudio (159 total)
eVideo (5 total)
Mar 2017 (281 titles)
eBook (134 total)
eAudio (142 total)
eVideo (5 total)
Apr 2017 (240 titles)
eBook (123 total)
eAudio (102 total)
eVideo (15 total)
May 2017 (467 titles)
eBook (244 total)
eAudio (216 total)
eVideo (7 total)
Jun 2017 (817 titles)
eBook (372 total)
eAudio (402 total)
eVideo (43 total)
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For more information or assistance contact:

Linda Roholt
Cataloger
Phone Number (801) 715-6754 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address lroholt@utah.gov
 

CSLP

Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries.

Utah State Library joined CSLP in 1997 and is the state representative. By way of the State Library’s membership, all Utah public libraries are members of CSLP.

The State Library provides CSLP summer reading manuals, promotional materials and training to certified public libraries throughout Utah. Funding for these materials and training is supported by grant funds under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Slogans/Themes

  • 2017: Build a Better World (all ages)

Upcoming:

  • 2018: Libraries Rock (all ages)
  • 2019: A Universe of Stories (all ages)
  • 2020: Fairy tales/Mythology/Fantasy theme

Past

PSAs

Visit the CSLP website and register to receive updates, additional clip art, and other great resources for your Summer Reading Program. School libraries and other organizations in Utah that wish to use the CSLP summer reading program theme, slogan, or resources must contact their local public library.

Copyright and Rules of Use All materials for the summer library program (including art, manuals, and DVD materials) are subject to copyright restrictions and certain rules of use. Please refer to the Rules of Use section on the CSLP website for current guidelines.

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 sdeeds@utah.gov
 

Utah Public Library Statistics

Library Statistics

FROM THE UTAH STATE LIBRARY (USL)


The following highlights, datasets and graphs correspond to the data elements reported in the “Statistical Annual Report of Public Library Services” survey administered by the Utah State Library Division.

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Highlights of Service

Quotable Facts

Utah Datasets


FROM PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICS COOPERATIVE (PLSC)

The following datasets and tables correspond to the data elements reported in the annual Public Library Service – PLS (formerly the Federal State Cooperative System [FSCS] for Public Library Data) survey published by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). These data elements are a sub-set of the “Statistical Annual Report of Public Library Services” survey administered by the Utah State Library Division.

*FY 2015 Data to be released August, 2017.

Public Libraries in the United States Survey

Utah Datasets


For more information or assistance contact: 

Juan Tomás Lee
Phone Number (801) 715-6769 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address jtlee@utah.gov
 

Citizenship & Immigration Resources

Public libraries in Utah play a critical role in connecting residents to the information they need and to the organizations and people who can help address those needs. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the United States Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), have established an agreement of collaboration to promote public access to trustworthy citizenship and immigration resources. Libraries are urged to create physical and virtual spaces dedicated to assisting New Americans in their search for immigration and citizenship information and services. Please consider promoting the following resources:

Training for Librarians

  • US Department of Justice Recognition and Accreditation Program
  • Bridges to Citizenship: USCIS and Public Libraries
    The State Library hosted a free webinar conducted by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) to teach librarians how to expand and enhance their services for immigrants in Utah. In this 1 hr. training Amber Vasek, USCIS Community Relations Officer, explained (1) the unlawful practice of immigration law and how it could affect librarians, (2) resources available to librarians and patrons, and (3) how to create a partnership between the library and USCIS.
  • USCIS Tools and Resources
    The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited libraries and museums to participate in a webinar to learn about USCIS customer service tools and citizenship education resources. See the Tools and Resources presentation slides (PDF, 3 MB).
  • Beyond the Welcome Sign: Tailoring Immigrant Services for Success
    Archived webinar, originally presented on May 11, 2017, and hosted by WebJunction and Library Journal. There is much more to supporting immigrants and refugees than hanging out a “welcome” sign at your library. Learn innovative approaches to identifying and celebrating immigrant leaders; how to foster networking between native-born and newcomer populations and between immigrant groups of varying national origins; how to highlight immigrant-positive narratives; and more. You’ll be sure to find practical ideas among the multi-pronged strategies that these librarians have used to ensure that new immigrants really do feel welcomed by the library and the community.

 

For more information or assistance contact:

Juan Tomás Lee
Phone Number (801) 715-6769 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address jtlee@utah.gov
 

Friends of the Library

Trustee Center

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a Friend of the Library. Your enthusiasm for libraries and dedication to serve is commendable. We hope the resources in this page will help you focus your efforts and maximize your labor, thus strengthening the role of the Friends group and its impact on the library and the community.

NEWGetting Grants in Your Community by Sally Gardner Reed & Beth Nawalinski, United for Libraries.

Resources

Getting Organized

Archived Webinars & Recorded Presentations

Professional Organizations

For more information or assistance contact:

Juan Tomás Lee
Phone Number (801) 715-6769 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address jtlee@utah.gov
 

Utah Teen Video Challenge (TVC)

Closed for 2017. Check back in the Fall for the 2018 Teen Video Challenge.

The Challenge:

Create a video promoting summer reading at the public library and interpreting the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) teen summer reading slogan.

Who can enter:

  • Any Utah teen aged 13-18
  • It can be one person or a team effort

How to enter:

  • Download the 2017 Entry Form (PDF). Read all the instructions provided on the entry form.
  • Download the Model Release Form (PDF). Anyone may appear in the video and every person appearing in your video MUST complete a model release form.
  • Explore the resources.
  • Create a 30 – 90 second video that encourages teens to read and use the library. Include an interpretation of the 2017 teen slogan “Build a Better World”.
  • Title the video “2017 TVC-UT-unique name” (same as entry form).
  • Upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Fill out and sign the entry form. Everyone must fill out and sign the model release forms completely.
  • Mail the forms by February 15, 2017 to the address on the entry form.

In 2017, one winning video created by a teen or group of teens will be selected as the state winner in the national CSLP “2017 Teen Video Challenge.” If you are chosen as the winner, you will be asked to mail a DVD of the video and a brief written summary for full accessibility. The DVD should have a minimum of a 640 x 480 aspect ratio. A DVD video or .vmv format is preferred. State winner’s videos will be shared with libraries across the country.

About the 2017 Teen Video Challenge – The Fine Print

Eligibility

The “2017 Teen Video Challenge” is open only to legal U.S. aged 13 -18. Participants are ineligible if directly related to the panel of judges for the contest. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Contest Rules.

Each participant or group may submit one video per entry.  Each entry must include signed model release form(s). A DVD of the video will be requested from the winner.

Terms and Conditions

All audio and artwork must be created by the entrant or be in the public domain and must be specified as such on the entry form. CSLP (and all CSLP member affiliates) have permission to use the “2017 Teen Video Challenge” submissions, including all work created and all intellectual property embodied therein, as per the Contest Release form. See 2017 Teen Video Challenge Resources  for more information on public domain.

Video Criteria for Acceptance

All videos must:

  • Be 30 to 90 seconds.
  • Promote the idea of using public libraries and reading.
  • Include your interpretation of the 2017 CSLP teen slogan “Build a Better World”
  • Be designed for use at any library.
  • Be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages.

 Video will be judged on the following criteria

  • Creativity
  • Message clarity and relevance
  • Motivation and inspiration
  • Overall impact

About the Teen Video Challenge

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and the Utah State Library annually search for excellent videos created by teens to promote the Teen Summer Reading Programs. Any teen, aged 13 -18, can enter the Utah Teen Video Challenge. The challenge is to create a 30-90 second video that promotes Summer Reading to teens and uses the CSLP teen slogan for the current year.

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 sdeeds@utah.gov
 

New Library Directors

Congratulations on your appointment as public library director! We hope you will find this a rewarding experience and that you’ll come to understand the unique role your library can play to enhance the quality of life in your community. We encourage you to study the following documents:

Sample DocumentsTraining, Webinars & Professional OrganizationsReading, Viewing, ListeningStatewide Contracts | LibraryDirectors.org

For more information or assistance contact:

Juan Tomás Lee
Phone Number (801) 715-6769 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address jtlee@utah.gov
 

New Library Directors: Statewide Contracts

State of Utah Cooperative Contracts

  • For assistance, city and county libraries should contact:
    Debbie Johnson
    debbiejohnson@utah.gov
    801-592-8883

 

Contract Number Name Vendor
MA1070 American Sign Language Interpreting Services Interwest Interpreting
MA880 American Sign Language Interpreting Services American Sign Language Communications
MA884 American Sign Language Interpreting Services Kajika Interpreting Services
MA196 Automated External Defibrillators Cardiac Science Corporation
MA2261 Automated External Defibrillators Physio-Control Inc
MA195 Automated External Defibrillators Heartsine Inc
MA198 Automated External Defibrillators Zoll Medical Corporation
MA199 Automated External Defibrillators Philips Healthcare
MA200 Automated External Defibrillators Defibtech Llc
MA054 Background Screening And Verification Services Accurate Background Inc
MA053 Background Screening And Verification Services (Wsca) American Databank Llc
AR455 Black & White Copiers, Color Copiers, Production Copiers, And Related Software, Consumable Supplies And Maintenance (Sharp) Sharp Electronics Corporation
AR182 Black & White Copiers, Color Copiers, Production Copiers, Printers, And Related Software, Consumable Supplies And Maintenance (Konica Minolta) Konica Minolta Business Solutions Usa
AR921 Black & White Copiers, Color Copiers, Production Copiers, Printers, And Related Software, Consumable Supplies And Maintenance (Xerox) Xerox Corporation
AR918 Black & White Copiers, Color Copiers, Production Copiers, Wide Format Copiers, Printers, Digital Duplicators, And Related Software, Consumable Supplies And Maintenance (Ricoh) Ricoh Usa Inc
AR457 Black & White Copiers, Color Copiers, Production Copiers, Wide Format Copiers, Printers, Scanners, And Related Software, Consumable Supplies And Maintenance (Canon) Canon Usa Inc
AR2200 Building Hvac Controls Cci Mechanical, Inc.
AR2201 Building Hvac Controls Repair, Service And/Or Upgrade Only Harris Acquisition Iii Llc
AR2202 Building Hvac Controls Repair, Service And/Or Upgrade Only Holbrook Service Llc
AR2203 Building Hvac Controls Repair, Service And/Or Upgrade Only Trane U.S. Inc.
AR352 Building Hvac Controls Repair, Service And/Or Upgrade Only Siemens Industry, Inc.
AR353 Building Hvac Controls Repair, Service And/Or Upgrade Only Atkinson Electronics, Inc.
AR600 Building Hvac Controls Repair, Service And/Or Upgrade Only Utah Controls
MA247 Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning Services Abacus Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Inc
MA250 Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning Services Rbm Services Inc
MA251 Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning Services Ajs Carpet Cleaning Inc
MA252 Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning Services Business Cleaning Systems Inc
MA254 Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning Services Double Take Advertising
MA247 Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning Services Abacus Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Inc
MA250 Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning Services Rbm Services Inc
MA251 Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning Services Ajs Carpet Cleaning Inc
MA252 Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning Services Business Cleaning Systems Inc
MA254 Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning Services Double Take Advertising
MA1668 Collection Services Allied Interstate Inc (Iqor)
MA1669 Collection Services Nco Financial Systems
MA1670 Collection Services Gc Services Limited Partnership
MA1668 Collection Services Allied Interstate Inc (Iqor)
MA1669 Collection Services Nco Financial Systems
MA1670 Collection Services Gc Services Limited Partnership
MA258 Computer – Pc Store En Pointe Technologies
MA2104 Computer Equipment And Related Services ( Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Servers, And Storage) Transource Computers
PA2216 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Desktops, Laptops, Servers, And Storage) Grace Global Inc.
PA2213 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Servers, And Storage) Dell Marketing, L.P.
PA2215 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Servers, And Storage) Computer Technology Link Corp
PA2209 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Servers, And Storage) Lenovo (United States) Inc.
MA432 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Desktops, Laptops,And Tablets) Hewlett Packard Company
PA2212 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Laptops And Tablets) Apple, Inc.
PA2214 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Laptops And Tablets) Panasonic System Communications
PA2219 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Laptops, Tablets) Microsoft Corporation
PA2211 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Servers And Storage) Hewlett Packard Enterprise
PA2217 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Servers And Storage) Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (“Hds”)
PA2225 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Storage Hardware) Tintri, Inc.
MA2114 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Storage Hardware) Netapp Inc
MA945 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Storage Hardware) Emc Corporation
PA2210 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Storage Hardware) Nimble Storage, Inc.
PA2223 Computer Equipment And Related Services (Storage Hardware) Tegile Systems, Inc
MA2216 Computer Software – Novell Novell, Inc
AR867 Computer Software, Oracle Oracle Corporation
MA256 Computers – Pc Store Valcom Computer Center
MA257 Computers – Pc Store Shi International Corp
MA259 Computers – Pc Store Govconnection Inc.
PA1091 Credit Card Acceptance American Express Travel Related Services Co.
MA110 Data Communication Services Integra Telecom
AR233 Data Communications Products & Services Cisco Systems, Inc.
AR603 Data Communications Products & Services Avaya Inc
AR1464 Data Communications Products & Services Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company
AR214 Data Communications Products & Services Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
AR229 Data Communications Products & Services Juniper Networks (Us), Inc.
AR602 Data Communications Products & Services Dell
AR607 Data Communications Products & Services Adtran
AR608 Data Communications Products & Services Aruba Networks, Inc
AR609 Data Communications Products & Services Barracuda Networks
AR613 Data Communications Products & Services D-Link Systems, Inc
AR615 Data Communications Products & Services F5 Networks, Inc
AR616 Data Communications Products & Services Fujitsu Network Communications
AR617 Data Communications Products & Services Huawei Enterprise Usa, Inc
AR619 Data Communications Products & Services Infoblox Inc
AR620 Data Communications Products & Services Emc Corporation
AR623 Data Communications Products & Services Mitel Business Systems Inc
AR626 Data Communications Products & Services Palo Alto Networks, Inc
AR627 Data Communications Products & Services Shoretel Inc
MA114 Data Communications Services (Including Line Ethernet And High Speed Internet) Xo Communications
MA2035 Debt Collection Services Bonneville Billing & Collections Inc
MA409 Debt Collection Services Progressive Financial Services
MA2032 Debt Collection Services Pioneer Credit Recovery Inc
MA2034 Debt Collection Services Gila Corporation
MA1841 Face To Face Interpreting And Translation Services Commgap International Services
MA2084 Face To Face Interpreting And Translation Services Linguistica International
MA1950 Fire Extinguishers State Fire Dc Specialties
MA1952 Fire Extinguishers Utah Fire Equipment Company Inc.
PD073 Flags, Flag Poles, And Accessories Flags & Poles Int’L
MA2253 Interpreting And Written Translation Services Insync Interpreters, Llc
MA2254 Interpreting And Written Translation Services Catholic Community Services Of Utah
MA2255 Interpreting And Written Translation Services Asian Association Of Utah
MA146 Office Furniture (Systems And Accessories, Desk, Tables, Seating, Filing, Storage, Case-Goods) Hon
MA147 Office Furniture (Systems And Accessories, Desks, Tables, Seating, Filing, Storage, Case-Goods) Steelcase / Midwest Commercial Interiors
MA144 Office Furniture (Systems And Accessories, Desks, Tables, Seating, Filing, Storage, Case-Goods) Mbi Inc (Authorized Dealer For Allsteel
MA145 Office Furniture (Systems And Accessories, Desks, Tables, Seating, Filing, Storage, Case-Goods) Henriksen/Butler Design Group (Authorized Dealer For Herman Miller)
MA142 Office Supplies Office Depot
MA2077 Office Supplies Metro Office Solutions
MA1231 Shelving, Filing And Storage, Mobile And Stationary Nationwide Shelving
MA1943 Shelving, Filing And Storage, Mobile And Stationary Spacesaver Intermountain, Llc
MA311 Snow And Ice Melter Waxie Sanitary Supply
MA303 Snow And Ice Melter 80% Salt, 20% Enhancing Ingredients “Snow And Ice Melter, 94% Salt, 6% Enhancing Ingredients” Streamline Supply Inc.
MA1732 Snow And Ice Melter, 93% Salt, 7% Other Ingredients Siteone Landscape Supply, Llc
AR143 Software As A Service (Saas) Google E-Mail Technology Tempus Nova

For more information or assistance contact:

Juan Tomás Lee
Phone Number (801) 715-6769 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address jtlee@utah.gov