Silent Auction and Networking

This year we will be offering a new event at the conference. In conjunction with our Thursday evening activity we will also be holding a silent auction to raise funds for conference scholarships to be awarded to first time conference attendees in the coming years.

There will be auction items from local businesses and library folks –just like you! If you have extra signed books you’d like to donate, special memorabilia or any sort of gift item—we welcome your donation to this worthy cause.

Please bring your auction item(s) ready to go (ribbons, cellophane, etc.) to the registration tables no later than Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM. Thanks so much for your participation!

ULA Conference - Podcast with Trish Hull

The ULA Conference is almost here. For a preview of some of the planned events visit this weeks' Creative Libraries Utah podcast!


2014 Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information

Statement of Conduct

Following ALA's example, we have created a Statement of Conduct for all upcoming ULA events.

Please see the attachment.

Upcoming ULA Conferences and Locations

Utah Valley Convention Ctr. May 1 - 3, 2013
South Towne Expo/Sandy April 30-May 2, 2014
Dixie Center/St. George May 13-15, 2015
Davis Conf. Ctr/Layton May 4 - May 6, 2016

Spring 2013 Conference

Our next conference will be from May 1 - 3, 2013, at the Utah Valley Convention Center.

2012 Programs with Handouts

Note: if you have program materials to post, please send them to for posting, along with the title of your program. Files smaller than 7mb are preferred, if possible.

This page will be updated as more handouts are added throughout the conference.

The Books They are a Changin: History of Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Centenarian Strategies

Connecting Students to Primary Sources: Integrating Special Collections into the Undergraduate Curriculum

Create a Customer Service Revolution at Your Library!

Developing a Teen Space at the Springville Library....If You Build it They Will Come

Evolving Authorities in Libraries and Archives

From A to Zentangle: How to make programs work in your library

Genealogy Research and Libraries – A Perfect Combination!

GLBTQ Patrons Still Matter

Helping Children With Special Needs

How Repositories Make Better Subject Librarians (and How Subject Librarians make Better Repositories) /
Scholarly Communications Services: New Feedback from Teaching Faculty

The Library in Your Pocket: Designing Mobile Apps Experience

Marketing Your Library: Practical Advice from Those Who've Done It

The Medium Defines the Message

Preserving the Digital Past for the Next 100 Years

Publish or perish: Honest perspectives from naïve librarians

Providing Stellar Services for Seniors

Ready or Not, Here They Come: Library Tours and School Visits

Roping, Corralling, and Branding Silos of Information: Old West Techniques for a New World

Self-Help Reference: Putting the Librarian Back Behind the Curtain / We’re Going Mobile: Roving Reference in an Academic Library

Singing 101: How to Use Singing in Emergent Literacy Storytimes

Training in a 2.0 World

ULA Paraprofessional Certificate Overview

Why Isn't Anyone Having Any Fun Here? Recreational Reading and the University Library

Why your Digital Collections can't be found in Google: Search Engine Optimization for Digital Repositories

Working Hard or Hardly Working: MLIS graduates finding work and making it pay in a harsh economy

Photos from Conference on Flickr

You can see photos from the ULA conference on our Flickr page. We'll be adding more photos, if you took some photos you would like to see added to the ULA flickr page, send them to

ULA 2012 Conference

ULA's 100th Birthday Cake

Twitter hashtag for ULA Conference

Are you going to be tweeting about the ULA conference? Please use the hashtag #ULA2012!



The Government Documents Round Table of the Utah Library Association is pleased to present the 2012 Legislator of the Year award to Senator Curt Bramble for his sponsorship of Senate Bill 177, the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) Amendments, in this past Utah legislative session. This bill was signed by Governor Gary R. Herbert on March 23, 2012. The legislation improves GRAMA by increasing training for records officers, creates a government records ombudsman, and amends other relevant provisions related to government records.  Senator Bramble was also in favor of Senate Bill 100, the Law Library Self-Help Center. This bill was also signed by the Governor, and increases state-wide public access to government and legal information by the Utah State Law Library. 
Senator Bramble and the GRAMA Working Group have received numerous accolades in the media and he is the recipient of previous recognitions from the Utah Technology Council and Utah Media Coalition. The presentation of the award will take place at the Association's Centennial Annual Meeting at the Salt Palace (Thursday, April 26, at 3:00 p.m., Ballroom B).                 

  Senator Curt. Bramble Senator Curtis S. Bramble
The Government Documents Round Table of the Utah Library Association (ULA) has a long-standing commitment to improving public access through libraries to government information. ULA also has a long tradition of supporting librarianship throughout the state of Utah, and is celebrating its 100th anniversary at their April 25-27, 2012 annual conference in Salt Lake City.

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