Monday, April 27, 2009

Randy Olsen Receives Scholarly Communication Award

Randy Olsen, BYU Library Director, was honored by BioOne and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) with its inaugural Howard Goldstein Award to Advance Scholarly Communication. The award was presented to Olsen April 16, 2009, at a special ceremony in conjunction with BioOne’s annual meeting of publishers, librarians, and partners. The Goldstein award was created in 2008 to recognize and encourage efforts to enhance the sustainability of communication within the scholarly community. Randy J. Olsen has held leadership positions in the Utah Library Association, the American Library Association, Research Libraries Group, Greater Western Libraries Association, Mountain Plains Library Association, and Utah Academic Library Council. He currently chairs the Library and Scholarly Communications Advisory Council at Brigham Young University and currently serves as a member of the Steering committee for SPARC.

New UVU Library Featured in "American Libraries"

The Utah Valley University Library was featured in the April 2009 issue of the American Library Association's (ALA) American Libraries magazine. UVU Library was one of 23 new and renovated academic, public and school facilities showcased in the publication's yearly Library Design Showcase. The article can be found on page 39 at

Friday, April 10, 2009

UALC's Upcoming Training Update

This is the first edition of UALC’s Upcoming Training Update! Below you will find upcoming professional development opportunities listed in order by date. Don’t miss out on these great opportunities!

· All About Repositories Webinar Series: Increasing use and content through creative service-repository bundling; the case at University of Nebraska-Lincoln FREEDATE: Wed., April 15, 2009; 12:00 p.m. ET
LOCATION: WebMORE INFO: Register at no later than April 14, 2009.

· Negotiation: Path to Collaboration $$$
DATE: Wed., April 22, 2009

· Understanding Institutional Copyright Policy $$$
DATE: Mon, May 18, 2009 - Wed., May 20, 2009

· Libraries and Copyright in the Digital Age $$$
DATE: Wed, July 29, 2009

· Virtual Reference Competencies $$$
DATE: June 22 - July 31, 2009
MORE INFO: Online ACRL Class; visit

· Incorporating Outcomes into Library Measurement and Assessment FREE
DATE: August 14, 2009
LOCATION: The U, Salt Lake, UT
MORE INFO: Contact Pamela Martin, or see LLAMA description:

· Institutional Repositories: Disseminating, Promoting, and Preserving Scholarship FREEDATE: Sept. 30, 2009
LOCATION: Utah State University, Logan, UTMORE INFO: Contact Heather Leary,

· Copyright and the Library, Part 1: The Basics Including Fair Use $$$
DATE: check website for dates
MORE INFO: Online ACRL Class; visit

UALC’s Upcoming Training Update will be blogged quarterly. If you have questions or suggestions for this update or for future Updates, please contact Pamela Martin, Chair of UALC Professional Development Committee at .

Thursday, April 2, 2009

University of North Texas MLS Program is Coming to Utah

The University of North Texas Department of Library and Information Sciences Master of Library Science program is coming to Utah. The next Nevada-Utah Cohort for the online program will begin in September 2009. Students can earn a master’s degree by participating in two four-day institutes (September 4 - 7, 2009 and January 15- 18, 2010), with the remainder of the instruction delivered on the web. The Web Institute will be held at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah in the new library. Information about the program can be found at:

Information sessions about the master’s program will be held in the Salt Lake City area on the following days:

Saturday, April 4, 2009
10:15am - 12:15am:
Davis County Library - North Branch
562 South 100 East, Clearfield, UT

Saturday, April 4, 2009
2:00pm - 5:00pm:
Salt Lake City Public Library – Main Conference Room D
200 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT

Monday, April 6, 2009
11:00am - 1:00pm:
Day Riverside Branch Library
1575 West 1000 North, Salt Lake City, UT

Monday, April 6, 2009
3:00pm - 5:00pm:
University of Utah - J. Willard Marriott Library
295 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
12:00pm - 2:00pm:
Utah State University - Merrill-Crazier Library, Administration Conference Room,
300 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm:
Park City Library, Room 109
1255 Park Avenue, Park City, UT