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

Saturday, November 2 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Preserving Nevada (Preconference)

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Summit to discuss discovering solutions that move toward more equitable, healthy and economically viable Nevada communities.

Review the summer road trip and key findings

Break out into 4 different learning strands:
  • Issues related to the most pressing needs in Nevada communities related to preserving the environment. (Strand Leads: Tammy Westergard, NSLAPR and Mark Andersen, Lifeliqe)
  • Word matters: learning to listen for community values connected to climate and environment (Strand Lead: Lynda Walsh, Professor of English, UNR
  • Discovering solutions to information needs and curating a collection (Strand Lead: Amelia Gulling, DRI)
  • Jobs related to environmental sustainability (Strand Leads: Karsten Heise, GOED & Dr. Kumud Acharya)

Shuttle bus will pick up attendees at the Downtown Reno Library (301 S. Center St) at noon and will be returning at 6:00 p.m.

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Tammy Westergard

Deputy State Librarian, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records
Tammy Westergard is deputy 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... 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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Lynda Walsh

Professor of English, University of Nevada, Reno
Lynda Walsh, 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: A... Read More →
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Karsten Heise

Director of Strategic Programs, Governor’s office of Economic Development / State Council on Libraries and Literacy
Mr. Heise is a state leader in Innovation Based Economic Development: originating and implementing novel programs and policy initiatives leading to ground breaking change in the state’s economy over short time periods. He has abundant experience in creating strategic initiatives... Read More →
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Dr. Kumud Acharya

Interim President, Desert Research Institute
Dr. Acharya began his career at DRI in 2006 as an assistant research professor. He currently serves as Interim Vice President for Research. During his tenure, he has brought in over $18 million in external research grants and contracts and has previously served as a senior director... Read More →
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Rose McKinney-James

Managing Principal, Energy Works LLC and McKinney-James & Associates
Rose McKinney-James is the Managing Principal of Energy Works LLC and McKinney-James & Associates. The firms provide business-consulting services and advocacy in the areas of government and public affairs, economic development and public policy related to energy policy, education... Read More →

Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Nevada State Library and Archives 100 N. Stewart St, Carson City NV
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