Up the Down Staircase at the USU Eastern Library

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Posted Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 7:29pm

On April 27, staff of the USU Eastern Library will give a presentation to other professional Utah librarians at the annual Utah Library Association conference held in Salt Lake City at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

It is an honor for USU Eastern that their Library Staff has been selected to represent the school at this important statewide conference. The theme for the conference this year is “From Telegrams to Tweets: 100 Years of Connecting Utah Librarians.”

The Library Staff will incorporate ideas from the 1968 movie, “Up the Down Staircase” directed by Robert Mullian into their presentation.

The staff plans to demonstrate how academic libraries, specifically how the USU Eastern Library transitions from a traditional-print materials library to a modern library complete with electronic resources and modern equipment while keeping traditional print resources available for USU Eastern students, faculty and staff.

Last Wednesday at 6 p.m. several USU Eastern students arrived at the Eastern Library to act in video clips being filmed for the presentation. Directed by Aimee Lauritsen, public services manager, and filmed by Troy Hunt, associate professor of communications, students walked up and down the library staircases as well as used computers on the main floor.

Student participation was voluntary; however, all those who helped received free ice cream thanks to a donation from USU Eastern Food Services.

Also, special thanks to Becky Archibald and Terry Johnson for their valuable assistance.

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