Library Association denounces layoff of North Logan Library workers


Herald Journal (6/5/18)

Library Association denounces layoff of North Logan Library workers

Cache Valley Daily (6/8/18)

North Logan Library cuts staff, denounced by Cache Valley Library Association



PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5 June 2018
Contact: Dory Cochran, CVLA President
Library Association Denounces Treatment of North Logan Librarians
The Cache Valley Library Association strongly condemns the May 25 firing without notice of North Logan City Library Assistant Director Paul Daybell and Clerk Stephanie Western by North Logan City and their library board “to reorganize and reduce the staff” just days before a new library director began his job. The meeting minutes which might shed light on this decision have not been posted online. This was a shameful act towards two experienced, educated, and well-respected professionals.
Paul and Stephanie have master’s degrees in library science and have demonstrated a further commitment to their vocation by participating in library organizations and conferences locally and further afield. Paul served capably as the president of our association in 2017. But most importantly, Paul (since 2014) and Stephanie (2007-08 and since 2013) have given years of faithful service to the citizens of North Logan by improving their library’s collections and programs.
Our colleagues should not have been treated this way and their loss will be deeply felt by all who care about the North Logan City Library.


Service Project


Emily Coltrin, our CVLA Member at Large for Public Libraries and our Service Project coordinator, has put together a great service project for this year that will coordinate with our May business meeting. 

Throughout the month of May, we will be collecting donated items for hygiene kits and then we will be assembling those items at a Hygiene Kit Packing Party on May 24th at 6:30 pm. This project will support 

The Little Lambs Foundation, a local non-profit in the Valley, that provides comfort kits to children who are transitioning into foster care, emergency shelter, or who have been hospitalized.

Here are the details:

How can you participate?
  • Put a box our at your library for community members and/or library staff to donate new hygiene kit items 'til May 24th.
  • Designate a member of your library team to deliver the donated items to a CVLA Exec Member or bring them to our May 24th event.
  • Attend the May 24th event and help assemble hygiene kits
What can you collect? (all new and unused items)
  • body wash; shampoo; conditioner; toothpaste; toothbrushes; soap; lotion; bubble bath; washcloths; hair brushes & combs; dental floss; deodorant; gallon ziplock bags
If you have any questions, contact Emily Coltrin at ecoltrin@hyrumcity.com.

Let's start collecting and we hope to see you on May 24th!

Mountain Plains Library Association Leadership Institute


Congratulations to our member Karen Clark (Logan Library) who is a 2018 Fellow of The Mountain Plains Library Association Leadership Institute!

Karen is spotlighted with other Fellows here: https://bit.ly/2HIX99r.