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

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

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The NSLA-PR will host a summit to discuss discovering solutions that move toward more equitable, healthy and economically viable Nevada communities.

Review the summer road trip and key findings

Five learning strands will feature subject matter experts in::
  • Words matter: learning to listen for community values connected to climate and environment 
  • From the field: environmental listening sessions across northern Nevada.
  • Solutions to information needs: curating a STEM collection and programs
  • Making the invisible visible: addressing environmental justice through photovoice and civic engagement with youth in Nevada.
  • The new economy: the STEM economy and jobs related to environmental sustainability.

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.

Please visit https://nsla.nv.gov/preserving-nevada/home to reserve your spot on the shuttle bus!

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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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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 →
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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 →
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Inaki Arrieta Baro

Basque Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno
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Donna Cossette

Registrar, Churchill County Museum and Archive
Donna was born on the Walker River Paiute Tribe and is of ½ Paiute descent she is an enrolled member of the Fallon Paiute Tribe and is Toi-Ticutta (Cattail Eaters) and Coup-Ticutta (Ground Squirrel Eaters) and Agui-Ticutta (Trout Eaters). Donna has been with the Churchill County... Read More →
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Rina Schumer, PhD

Director, Desert Research Institute, Office of Education
Dr. Schumer's primary research interests involve stochastic models for environmental processes. She uses mathematical models to enhance understanding of subsurface transport in porous and fractured media, surface-subsurface exchange, sediment transport, as well as geomorphic processes... Read More →

Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Nevada State Library and Archives