Author Archives: Colleen Eggett

About Colleen Eggett

Library Resources Program Manager for the Utah State Library Division

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


Auto Repair Reference Center


In this Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) Database Training we will:

  • Locate the Database
  • Identify the Help Section
  • Search a vehicle
  • Overview each topic in the Topics Menu, and learn to navigate between those pages
  • Overview the Care & Repair Tips, Troubleshooting, and Auto IQ sections of AARC

Presenter: Katie Larsen, Tooele City Library

Audience: All Utah library workers, especially those working with online resources

Date: Nov, 20, 2014

Ebsco Reference Centers


On Pioneer: Utah’s Online Library, all public libraries in Utah have access to new Ebsco resources. Come and get a general overview of what’s there for us, and how to find and use them:

  • Biography Reference Center
  • History Reference Center
  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
  • Legal Information Reference Center
  • Literary Reference Center
  • Poetry and Short Story Reference Center
  • Points of View Reference Center
  • Science  Reference Center
  • Small Business Reference Center

Presenter: Colleen Eggett, USL

Audience: All Utah library workers, especially those working with online resources

Date: Nov. 13, 2014