Nevada Library Association Annual Conference - 2019; November 2-4, 2019

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Monday, November 4 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Howz the Weather? An Overview of Learnings from Rural, Northern and Northeastern Nevada

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This year, the American Library Association established as a core value and program priority: Libraries Fostering Resilient Communities. The Nevada State Library recognizes its role to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information regarding the topic of sustainability and resilience. Both the challenge and the opportunity is to help communities, town by town, exchange issues of common concern. Guided by librarians, discussions are more likely to result in discovering solutions that move toward more equitable, healthy and economically viable Nevada communities. Therefore, the Nevada State Library and allied public and private partners in a systematic approach joins the Desert Research Institute’s Science Alive Green Box program to support sustainability through STEM curriculum development; collections; exhibits; events; and communication.

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Tammy Westergard

State Librarian, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records
Tammy Westergard is State Librarian at the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR). Her great passion is advancing educational opportunities through the library. She helped spearhead statewide initiatives in workforce development, extended reality, and library development... Read More →
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Mark Andersen

President, Lifeliqe
Mark Andersen is president and co-founder of Lifeliqe, an education platform used by students and patrons to learn in 3D. Its groundbreaking visual learning tool has over 1,300 interactive 3D models with augmented reality and 700 lesson plans that can be used for programming. Lifeliqe... Read More →
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Amelia Gulling

Desert Research Institute’s K-12 STEM Education and Outreach
Amelia Gulling has administered the Desert Research Institute’s K-12 STEM Education and Outreach program, GreenPower, since July 2012. In this capacity, she frequently promotes engagement between distinct organizations, performs K-12 education and outreach, fosters and maintains... Read More →
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Jen Willett

Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
Jennifer Willett, PhD, is an assistant professor of social work at UNR. Her current research focuses on documenting slow violence and environmental injustice in Nevada through community-based research. The core of this research team are local high school students that are trained... Read More →
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Lynda C. Olman

Professor of English, University of Nevada, Reno
Lynda C. Olman, PhD, is a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her primary field is the rhetoric of science, particularly the public reception of visual STEM arguments and of the ethos or public role of the scientist. Her most recent book, Scientists as Prophets... Read More →
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Nancy Cummings-Schmidt

Board Member, NV Humanities
Nancy Cummings-Schmidt is the retired director of the Washoe County Library System, having served from 1995-2008. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Yuma County Library District in Yuma, Arizona. She began her library career at the Clark County Library in Las Vegas where she... Read More →

Monday November 4, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Pyramid Room