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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

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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


E-Rate 2.0: What it means for your library

E-rate, the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Program, has just E-rate UENundergone the greatest transformation since it was originally authorized in 1996. These changes offer new opportunities previously unavailable to many E-rate eligible libraries in Utah. Join us in a Utah Education Network (UEN) E-rate webinar session where we’ll discuss these changes, offer our perspective on new opportunities, and brainstorm with library constituents on how to best take advantage of E-rate 2.0.

Topics include:

  • New Annual Funding Cap – $3.9 Billion annually
  • Category 2 (formerly known as Priority 2) additional funding and new service possibilities
  • E-rate qualification, competitive bidding, application process, and timelines
  • UEN and State Library resources available to you to help you navigate the E-rate process

Presenter: Sabrina Scott, State E-Rate Coordinator, Utah Education Network

Host: Juan T. Lee, Utah State Library

Location: Online

Audience: Library Directors & Trustees interested in saving money on Internet and other online expenses