UELMA, Utah Educational Library Media Association, will be holding their conference on March 3 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. UELMA is the only organization in the state that was organized specifically as a support and community for school libraries. UELMA provides a yearly conference to enable professional growth in a dynamic and changing environment. One of UELMA's ongoing goals is to publicize the components and dimensions of school library media programs.
The theme for the UELMA conference this year is "Librarians: Agents of Change". School Librarians work to create welcoming, fun, interactive library experiences for all students. Join us at UELMA to learn more, have fun and lend a hand in spreading the word about Utah's school libraries!
Guest Speakers and Authors/Illustrators this year include
Chris Raschka, author of Yo!Yes!
Emily Wing Smith, author of The Way We Lived
Judd Winick, author/illustrator of Pedro & Me
Jake Parker, creator of the Missile Mouse graphic novels
The Service Project for the year is YouthLinc & the Santa Isabel, Peru Library Project. Youthlink is dedicated to creating lifetime humanitarians of Utah young people.
UEN presenters this year include Dani Sloan, Shannon Ririe, & Jami Gardner.
Stop by the UCET Table to enjoy sit down comedy with Michael Hackkarinen and Andrew Clark.
Here is a sampling of the Utah School Library Media Specialists who will be leading workshops.
Celia Powell & Cindy Moyle – Picture Books with Secondary Students
Jeff Curran – Twitter & Google+
Jessica Moody – BookTube
Chris Haught – Research 2 Write
Cindy Mitchell – Book Frenzy
Sarah Herron – Every Student Succeds with Strong School Libraries
DaNea Lau – Censorship Vs. Selection
Brad Butcher – Hosting an Author
Warren Child – Hosting a Book Group
Sheri Haderlie & Jadene Denniston – Fake News & Real Strategies
Complete Conference Schedule – March 3, 2017 – Utah Cultural Celebration Center – 1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City
To register for UELMA visit this website.