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ILEAD USA Utah 2015

Utah was one of ten states participating in ILEAD USA (Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover) in 2015. ILEAD USA was a year-long program designed to help library staff understand and respond to user needs through the application of participatory technology tools and the creation of an easy-to-replicate model program.

2015 Utah ILEAD Projects

2015 Utah ILEAD Speakers



2015 Utah Program Dates

Session 3: October 26-29, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Keynote: 8:00am – 9:15 am MST
Libraries are for use. And by use, I mean copying.
Mita Williams, Librarian, Leddy Library, University of Windsor
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Libraries are allowed to lend printed books because of the first-sale doctrine. But digital and digitized material does not fall under the doctrine so now frequently, ownership is kept by publishers and use is governed by restrictive licenses. In this talk, we are going to explore what possibilities libraries might explore in this new landscape and will consider that the future of libraries might be dependent on the ability to copy work.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Keynote: 8:00am – 9:15 am MST
Making and Learning in Libraries
Bill Derry, Director of Innovation, The Westport Library, Westport, CT
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With over 3 years of managing a Makerspace at the Westport Library there are many stories to share about planning, implementing and growing a participatory learning environment. MakerSpaces are serving as engaging learning environments in all types of libraries. They are symbols of the evolving library and this presentation will focus on concepts and strategies that can be used to help create or expand YOUR community’s interpretation of a Makerspace.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Keynote: 10:30am – 11:00 am MST
Final Thoughts with David Lankes
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Session 2: June 22-25, 2015

  1. Agenda
  2. Videos: Illinois Keynote Speakers
    1. David Lankes
      1. Part 1
      2. Part 2
      3. Part 3
      4. Part 4
    2. James LaRue
    3. Michael Stephens
  3. Videos: Utah Speakers
    1. Catherine Soehner & John Spears
    2. Anne Arendt
    3. Kari May
    4. Tod Robbins
    5. Amanda Crittenden

Session 1: March 23-26, 2015

  1. Social Media Links
  2.  Keynotes
    1. Keynote Schedule
    2. Handouts for Keynotes
    3. Keynote Video: Anne Craig / David Lankes
    4. Keynote Video: John Emerson
    5. Keynote Video: Eli Neiburger
    6. Keynote Video: Sina Bahram
    7. Keynote Video: David Bendekovic
    8. Keynote Video: The Llamas
  3. ILEAD USA Utah Team Videos
    1. HEALTH (Health Empowerment Alliance for Literacy and Tech Help)
    2. The Advisors
    3. Utah OER (Open Educational Resources)
    4. Cache Collection Connection
    5. ELF (Early Literacy Facilitators)

For more information or assistance contact: 

Kristen Stehel
ILEAD USA Utah Program Director
Phone Number (801) 715-6753 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address