Category Archives: Utah Library Association

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


ULA: Successful Services for Seniors


The senior population is Booming!  Today’s seniors are active, knowledgeable, and they want more from their library than just a large print collection.  Across the country, libraries are focusing on this ever-growing population.  What are their needs and how can we provide them the services they want?  Learn about programming for seniors, senior advisory boards, outreach and more.

Location: Online

Audience: All Utah library workers

Instructors: Salt Lake County Library staff: Daniel Berube, Whitmore; Nanette Alderman, Kearns; Linda Gee, Draper Library

Sponsors: Utah Library Association; Utah State Library

Series: ULA Lunch Hour Librarianship

Investing your money: Morningstar and other online resources


By becoming familiar with Morningstar along with other free or low cost resources, members will be able to research questions such as:

  • Where is a good place to get stock information about a specific company
  • What is the meaning of the price-to-earnings ratio
  • What are some screening methods I can use for finding stocks as well as mutual funds
  • What is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)

Audience: All Utah library workers

Instructor: Ed Hahn, Business and Economics Librarian, Weber State University

Sponsors: Utah Library Association; Utah State Library

Series: ULA Lunch Hour Librarianship