Conference Hashtag

Want to update your friends about what’s happening at ULA this year? Use #ula2016 on your social media posts! We will create a compilation of tagged posts using Storify, to tell the story of the conference, so be sure to contribute!




ULA Conference Publicity: Blood Drive

As ULA 2016 approaches, please consider participating in the blood drive. Our goal is to get 35 units of blood donated; so far we have 4 donors signed up. We’ll have a fun “thermometer” on site to help track our progress. See the flier image below for the date/time/location and instructions on how to sign up online. There will also be a sign-up sheet at the conference registration desk.

If you can’t donate blood, you can still help. Sign up as a volunteer at the donor registration or refreshment table.


ULA Conference Publicity: Exhibits, Posters, Author Panels, Sponsors

There is still time to register and make plans for travel and hotel accommodations

Some of the highlights of ULA are visiting the vendors, browsing the posters set up in the exhibit hall, and mingling with colleagues from across the state. Take a peek at the current list of exhibitors and posterabstracts. Don’t forget there are two author panels this year, one on Thursday and one on Friday. Lastly, glance at our list of 2016 sponsors and remember to say thanks to those who help make our conference possible. We thank all of you who have registered and plan to attend!


ULA Conference Publicity: Online Program

It’s not too late to register- go to

Don’t forget this year the conference program is posted online at, an interactive website where you can plan out the sessions you want to attend, see who else is attending, and much more!

For example, you can see what sessions relate to specific types of libraries:






An abbreviated printed schedule will be available at the conference.

ULA Conference Publicity: Friday Keynote

We are officially one month away from ULA 2016!

As you sketch out the sessions you plan to attend (, don’t forget to pencil in the second scheduled keynote:

Martin Garnar, Friday, May 6th, 8:30am

Martin Garnar is the dean of the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  He has taught professional ethics for the University of Denver’s library and information science program since 2005 and has served as chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics, and the ACRL Professional Values Committee, or PVC.  He is currently serving as a member of the ACRL PVC and is also the vice-president of the Freedom to Read Foundation. Martin is a frequent speaker on ethics and intellectual freedom at state, regional, and national events. A native New Yorker, Martin lives with his husband Mark in beautiful Colorado Springs at the base of Pikes Peak.

Martin will also host a preconference on Wednesday, May 4th, from 8:30-11:30am: Everyday Ethics: Tools for First Responders on the Library’s Front Lines



ULA Conference Publicity: Early Registration & Thursday Keynote

Early registration for the conference closes April 4th. If you haven’t registered yet, make sure you do so this week:

Also, here’s an overview of our first scheduled keynote:

Sina Bahram, Thursday, May 5th, 9:30am

ULA Conference Publicity: Activities


Social at the Kaysville Branch Library

Hosted by the Reference and Adult Services Round Table (RASRT)

Where: Kaysville Branch Library, 215 N. Fairfield Rd.

When: Wednesday, May 4 at 5pm

What: Dinner and a tour of the library

RSVP to Jason Cornelius at by Friday, April 22.


May the 4th Be With You, A Star Wars Affair

Hosted by Salt Lake County Library Services

Where: Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 W. in West Jordan

When: Wednesday, May 4 from 5:00-9:00pm

Who: This activity is open to the public, but ULA participants are welcome to attend after the pre-conferences
What: An evening of revelry in all things Star Wars, including a performance by KFaceTV, a costume contest, lip sync battle, sabre training, professional costume clubs, photo opportunities, prizes, vendors, refreshments, and more! Costumes are encouraged but not required. This event is for adults only.

Tickets required, but they are free:
Questions? Call Salt Lake County Library Services at (801) 943-4636.


ULA Silent Auction & Networking Social

ULA Conference Publicity: Blood Drive


For the second year running, there will be a blood drive during the ULA conference. See info below about how to sign up to donate.

If you can’t donate blood, you can still help. Sign up as a volunteer at the donor registration or refreshment table.     



Register for ULA 2016 today!


The conference will be held May 4-6 in Layton, Utah.

Register here:

See the schedule here:

From now until the conference, look for weekly email blasts highlighting various conference activities and events.

Let’s get excited for another great gathering of Utah librarians!

ULA Poster Submissions


Please submit your poster proposal, including title, learning objectives, and a short description, here:

Questions? Contact Erin Wimmer ( or Tommy Hamby (

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