Influence when you have no power or authority


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Regardless of whether you have a great deal of positional power or authority or none at all, you can exert meaningful influence and help bring about the future you prefer. Using proven techniques grounded in a simple model of coaching, and practicing emotionally and socially intelligent behaviors, you can learn to bring yourself into a state of greater resourcefulness, focus your attention and energy, get into action, and exert purposeful influence in any situation.

Presenter Bio: Peter Bromberg is the Associate Director of Public Services for Salt Lake County Library Services. He has been working in libraries for nearly 25 years  and has worn many hats including those of reference, teen, legal, environmental, and consortial librarian.  Peter was dubbed “The Transformer” by Library Journal in their 2008 Mover/Shaker issue for his work as a coach and mentor, and his role in building a number of high impact collaborative statewide programs such as  “NJ Train-the-Trainer” and “Super Library Supervisor workshops, and QandANJ, the country’s first 24/7 Virtual Reference service.  He has been involved with many leadership initiatives on state and national levels, including Chairing and co-facilitating ALA’s “Emerging Leaders” program, and co-designing and delivering an intensive experiential leadership institute for the Oklahoma Library Association that was structured around the principles of emotional intelligence.

Location: Online

Audience: All Utah library workers

Presenter: Peter Bromberg, Associate Director of Salt Lake County Library Services

Sponsors: Utah Library Association, Utah State Library, Salt Lake County Library Services

Series: ULA / USL Lunch Hour Librarianship

Date: 24 Feb. 2015

Ebsco Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

craftsThe Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter’s World and many more. Come and learn what’s in this new reference center, available on Pioneer: Utah’s Online Library. Categories covered:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Collecting
  • Home & Garden
  • Indoor Recreation
  • Kids’ Crafts
  • Model Building
  • Needlecrafts & Textiles
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Performing Arts
  • Science & Technology
  • Scrapbooking & Papercrafts

Presented by:  Lisa Dennis, Ebsco

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center – Promotion Kit:

Ebsco Support Site

Día MultiCultural Mini Grants

Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros / Children’s Day, Book Daydia

The Día Multicultural Mini Grant Project is open to all school libraries, public libraries, and tribal libraries in the State of Utah interested in holding their own Día! event or activities. Come and learn more about the grant and how much funding is available to you. The goals of the project include:


  • Connect children to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.
  • Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.
  • Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
  • Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.


In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Background information about Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros / Children’s Day, Book Day
  • Specifics about the State Library’s Día MultiCultural Mini Grants
  • Application form & Final Evaluation form
  • Ideas for events and activities


Presenter: Juan T. Lee, Project Coordinator, Utah State Library Division