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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

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

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).

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