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

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Saturday, November 2
 

9:00am

360 Immersive Storytelling (Preconference)
The Nevada XR Libraries (emerging technology early adopter program ETEAP) is a multifaceted and integrated library and information services partnership. It is made possible by the 2019 Nevada State Legislature. The Califa Group is delivering  XR Libraries in partnership with the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records to the ETEAP in Nevada. XR Libraries provide Nevada librarians one stop access to virtual reality, mixed reality and augmented reality equipment, materials and professional development resources to support the learning and information needs of key library user groups.



Speakers
avatar for John MacLeod

John MacLeod

XRLibraries
John MacLeod has worked teaching technology, media creation and video production with youth for over 15 years, winning numerous state and national awards. He has the technical expertise to produce compelling media and the personal skills for working in a collaborative team. As the... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Downtown Reno Library-Auditorium 301 S Center St

1:00pm

Preserving Nevada (Preconference)
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.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Westergard

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 →
avatar for Mark Andersen

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 →
avatar for Amelia Gulling

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 →
avatar for Lynda Walsh

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 →
avatar for Karsten Heise

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 →
avatar for Rose McKinney-James

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
 
Sunday, November 3
 

9:00am

Nevada Libraries: A Vibrant Future
Where we’re at and where we’re going – and what each of us can do to help move Nevada’s libraries forward.

Speakers
avatar for Tod Colegrove

Tod Colegrove

State Librarian, Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records
Tod Colegrove, Ph.D., MSLIS, is Nevada’s State Librarian and professor emeritus at the University of Nevada, Reno. Administrator of the Division of the Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records, he holds a master’s degree in library and information science, as well as... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Topaz Room

10:00am

Morning Break: Visit the Vendors
Visit the vendor area while you enjoy a variety of delicious continental breakfast items that will be provided

Sunday November 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Vendor Area (Topaz 2)

10:00am

SCLL/Director's meeting
Sunday November 3, 2019 10:00am - 12:45pm
Cutthroat Room

10:00am

Hack-a-Thon
Join us in cataloging extended reality materials during the conference.  We will be available all day on Sunday and Monday near Lifeliqe’s vendor booth.  No experience required, if you can recognize a MARC record and understand the concept of controlled vocabularies, you can catalog with us. Tutorials will be provided. Our laptops will be loaded with OCLC’s Connexion (with cataloging templates), Lifeliqe’s 3D collection, ClassificationWeb, WebDewey and a project management tracking spreadsheet. Stop by and discover the joy and fun that is cataloging.

Partners recognize this 3D immersive content is simply another form/medium of information and needs to be accessed from any library collection, just like accessing print or e-books, maps, videos or photos and more. The work of the Hack-A-thon in creating these catalog records shares best practices in a hands-on learn by doing professional development event. Soon this immersive content from many publishers will be even more accessible to library users throughout the world via WorldCat. Special thanks to XR Libraries Director, John MacLeod and Lifeliqe Cofounder and President Mark Andersen for helping us organize and obtain access to a collection.


Speakers
avatar for Kelly Robertson

Kelly Robertson

Government Publications Librarian, Nevada State Library
Kelly Robertson is the government publications librarian for the Nevada State Library (NSLAPR). In January of this year Robertson uploaded the first-in-the world 3D information experiences created for virtual reality by Lifeliqe, a Silicon Valley based virtual, augmented and mixed... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 10:00am - Monday November 4, 2019 4:00pm
Downtown Reno Library-Quad 301 S. Center St

10:45am

Curated Book Displays: More Than a Stack of Books
Stuck in a rut with your curated book displays? If you aren't engaged, your readers won't be. Let's explore some best practices for curating, finding inspiration, and leveraging your themes where possible to promote inclusion & diversity.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Keller

Katherine Keller

Library Technician II
Katherine Keller has worked for University Libraries, UNLV since the year 2000, transfering to the Teacher Development and Resources Library (TDRL) in 2013, she created the TDRL's ongoing curated displays.  She has served on the steering committee for the Vegas Valley Comic Book... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Pyramid Room

10:45am

Organizing for Us: Applying Usability Testing to Library Knowledge Management
Librarians organize information every day with users’ needs in mind.  But what happens when the users are us, and the needed information is contained in staff-facing documentation with obscure file names, and folder directories that have long ago lost any clear structure?  With rapidly-changing job roles, library systems, and the inevitable staff turnover, explicit knowledge management has become essential to enabling an effective and efficient workplace. The Nevada State College Library has never had an explicit protocol for how we organize our documentation, nor any formal process for reviewing and updating it.  As of 2011, with just one full time employee, there were seemingly always more pressing needs than knowledge management.  But since that time, rapid staff growth and turnover, as well as multiple changes in library systems, functional priorities, and staff roles, resulted in a body of library documentation that had become increasingly complex, dispersed, and disorganized.   We realized that we needed a knowledge management plan that would not only organize our existing documentation, but also provide for its sustainable growth and maintenance.   We will focus this presentation on how we applied usability testing techniques to help organize the documentation on our network drive folders.  Before we began the project, our User Experience Librarian conducted an efficiency test, timing and observing each staff member as they attempted to locate each of six specific files or documents.  The results revealed the nature of some of the problems in our current practices.  We will show how a card sort and tree test, conducted after an inventory of the network folder directory, assisted in establishing the new organizational principles not only for the network directory, but also for our larger knowledge management plan. We will conclude with a section on how this file organization project fits into our knowledge management strategy, including why we are migrating certain documentation from the network drive to a cloud-based platform.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Lutz

Kelly Lutz

Systems Librarian, Nevada State College, Henderson
Kelly Lutz is the Systems Librarian at Nevada State College in Henderson, NV.  She customizes, configures, and integrates library applications to help create convenient and seamless access to library resources and services. Kelly holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, an MA... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson

User Experience Librarian, Nevada State College
Lauren Johnson is the User Experience Librarian at Nevada State College. She designs and conducts holistic assessments of library resources and services so the library can make evidence-based changes to better serve the College’s growing community. She holds a BA in English and... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
River Rock Room

10:45am

Building a Toy Library
The Toy Library Program at the Clark County Library has been going strong for 3 years now. Learn how it came into being, including how items were cataloged, stored, and made available for patrons. You'll join Kristy Gibson, the librarian that completed this task as she walks you through step by step in the process, that has now moved into 4 other Las Vegas Clark County Library District Branches. You will also get suggestions for toys, toy storage and budgeting to bring this program to your library and learn the benefits of having such a program available to your patrons.

Speakers
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Kristy Gibson

Kristy Gibson has been a Librarian for 13 years, 11 of those years as a Children's Librarian at the Clark County Library. She has been part of numerous pilot programs and grants including Family Place, American Girl Doll Collection, and the Toy Library Program. She enjoys planning... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Sage Room

10:45am

Transforming Library Services for and with Teens
Bruce Douglass will report on the “Transforming Library Services For And With Teens Through Continuing Education” train the trainer event they attended. This is a new nationwide effort by COSLA and YALSA to improve continuing education for teens and all library staff in the fields of computational thinking and computer science using the public library. In their presentation, they will outline the purpose, goals, and plans to support the library in creating a culture of lifelong professional learning for both teens and library staff. A facilitated learning circle will form to discuss the plan and experiences with young adult continuing education programming.


Speakers
avatar for Bruce Douglass

Bruce Douglass

Librarian Consultant, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records
Bruce M. Douglass is a Librarian Consultant for the Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records in Early Literacy and Youth Services. A graduate of Florida State University with a Master’s Degree in Information and Library Studies, he has worked for the Miami Dade Public... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Topaz Room

11:45am

Answering Patron Questions with EBSCO Databases and LearningExpress Library
Are your patrons looking for Consumer Reports, test preparation books, or help with nursing, real estate or military careers?  Come learn how your Nevada State Library funded databases and LearningExpress Library can help answer patron questions and supplement your print collection.  We’ll also review Spanish language and homework help resources. 
 
The Nevada State Library provides access to EBSCO databases, Learning Express Library, and Computer Skills on behalf of all public libraries, academic institutions, and school districts in the state. 


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Rooth

Jennifer Rooth

Regional Sales Manager for Public and K-12 Libraries, EBSCO
Jennifer is a the Regional Sales Manager for Public and K-12 Libraries.  She has over 15 years’ experience working with Public and K-12 Libraries.  Prior to joining EBSCO, Jennifer worked at Brodart and the Follett Corporation.  In her free time Jennifer enjoys playing golf and... Read More →
avatar for Donna Liss

Donna Liss

Regional Sales Manager, EBSCO
Donna Liss is EBSCO’s Regional Manager for public and K12 libraries, with responsibility for EBSCO databases and digital archives, as well as EBSCO’s software and e-learning products. Donna has worked at EBSCO for just over six years. She enjoys quilting, swimming and snowshoeing... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm
River Rock Room

11:45am

Public Forum, the 1st Amendment, and Intellectual Freedom: Topics in Library Meeting Rooms
There are possible conflicts for libraries that allow the public to use their meeting rooms between the right of free speech and the prohibition against hate speech. The balance of the 1st Amendment and public forum can be difficult and professionals have to consider a variety of topics.

This talk will discuss relevant court cases, legal fundamentals, policy fundamentals, how to formulate policies for the use of meeting rooms, and what to do if your library is challenged over a meeting room issue.

Legal advocacy groups have sued public libraries that refuse to give meeting space to religious groups. Discussion about defining a religious group, a meeting versus worship gathering, topics of restriction of speech, and other hot-button subjects are on our agenda! Come join us!

Speakers
avatar for Robbie DeBuff

Robbie DeBuff

Library Manager, Green Valley Library
Robbie DeBuff is the current Library Manager at the Green Valley Library, a Henderson Libraries branch, in Henderson, NV.  Prior to this, Robbie worked as an Assistant Branch Manager at the Clark County Library, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, and as a Library Consultant... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Weitz

Jennifer Weitz

Adult Programming Supervisor, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Jennifer Weitz has worked for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District for over eighteen years, holding various public service and administrative positions throughout her career. For the past four years, Jennifer has held the position of Adult Programming Supervisor in the Programming... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm
Topaz Room

11:45am

Reaching Outside the Library: Providing Collections and Programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada
Community organizations with complementary missions can partner together to help provide more services to more people. In 2019 the Carson City Library and the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada have worked together to increase the satellite book collection at the club by 1000% and significantly expand the number of outreach programs. In this session we will share how we leveraged existing resources and relationships to expand our services outside the library’s walls.



Speakers
avatar for Amy Lauder

Amy Lauder

Collection Development Manager, Carson City Library
Amy Lauder is a professional librarian with over 8 years of experience connecting users and library resources. She has worked in public and research libraries as well as in digital publishing. She has experience in collection development, digital media production, and cataloging and... Read More →
avatar for Maria Klesta

Maria Klesta

Creative Learning Manager, Carson City Library
Maria has worked for the Carson City Library for over three years and currently manages the library's outreach, programming, and special events. She has been working in public libraries for over nine years including the Akron-Summit County Library System in Ohio and the Carbon County... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm
Pyramid Room

12:45pm

Create Your Own NLA Swag @ the Quad
Using a variety of NLA and conference logos, participants can create their own 2019 NLA Conference buttons, tote bag, and mug in the Quad makerspace inside the Downtown Reno Library. Participants will use button machines, a clamshell heat press, a vinyl cutter, a sublimation printer, and a mug heat press to create their own unique NLA swag on their lunch time on Sunday or Monday. Members of the WCLS Maker Services Team will be assisting. Supplies limited to 20 persons per session, first come, first served. 

Speakers
avatar for Washoe County Library System's Maker Services Team

Washoe County Library System's Maker Services Team

Washoe County Library System
The Washoe County Library System's Maker Services Team planned and implemented the Quad, a new library makerspace at the Downtown Reno Branch that opened in August 2018. A variety of equipment is available to the community to use, including a heat press, sublimation printer, a vinyl... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Reno Library-Quad 301 S. Center St

12:45pm

Lunch (On Your Own)
See our map in the conference program for nearby lunch suggestions

Sunday November 3, 2019 12:45pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm

Upgrading Information Literacy in First-year English Composition: Mapping Student Learning Outcomes to the ACRL Framework
In response to the shifting trends of library instruction for first-year English Composition courses at the University of Nevada, Reno, a team from Research & Instructional Services collaborated with the English Department’s Core Writing Program to identify intended learning goals and differentiated outcomes for each course, develop a bank of shared information literacy activities to address those outcomes, and avoid redundancy in information literacy instruction. Working in teams and using recent ENG 101 and ENG 102 syllabi as a starting point, the presenters identified course learning outcomes with information literacy components. From the course outcomes, the presenter's wrote information literacy learning outcomes that were tied to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education and identified or developed activities for each information literacy learning outcome. The presenters will share strategies for mapping student learning outcomes, creating a shared activity bank, designing interactive learning exercises, and marketing newly scaffolded instruction to faculty.

Speakers
avatar for Rayla Tokarz

Rayla Tokarz

Information Literacy Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno
avatar for Tati Mesfin

Tati Mesfin

Core Writing Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno
Tati Mesfin provides information literacy instruction at the University of Nevada, Reno.  She helps support English Composition faculty and first-year students with their research, and supervises the Peer Research Consultants at the Research Help desk in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge... Read More →
avatar for Rosalind Bucy

Rosalind Bucy

Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno
Rosalind Bucy is a Research & Instruction Librarian at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she supports faculty and students in teaching, learning, and research for the Humanities and Core Writing.


Sunday November 3, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Pyramid Room

2:00pm

Librarians of Color Discussion Group
This discussion group is for people of color in libraries to connect across library types and locations.  
The most recent available data shows that 88% of credentialed librarians are white. Because librarians of color make up only 12% of the profession, they may be the only person of their ethnic and/or racial background in their department, unit, or entire organization. This discussion group is an opportunity to for library workers of color to meet, build community, and empower each other. The discussion will begin with the presenter sharing details about Southern Nevada's first POC in LIS Gathering and answering any questions about the event. The rest of the topics to be discussed will be determined by the interests and needs of the participants. Potential discussion topics include: networking, mentorship, diversity committees, microaggressions, etc.   

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Paloma Fiedler

Brittany Paloma Fiedler

Teaching & Learning Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brittany Paloma Fiedler is a Teaching & Learning Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she spends most of her time providing information literacy instruction to first-year students. She also facilitates professional development for UNLV faculty and provides library... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
River Rock Room

2:00pm

From Advocacy to Action
This program is intended for public library directors, staff, trustees, Friends of the Library members, library foundation/association members, and anyone interested in learning more about effective advocacy for their local library. Two Nevada library directors will lead a discussion with library trustees and other library supporters on ways to engage the community and demonstrate the library's value to governing bodies. Attendees will be encouraged to join the discussion and share success stories or ask for ideas to help with their local situations.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Powers

Linda Powers

Trustee, North Las Vegas Library Board of Trustees
Linda Powers is an active, proud member of the North Las Vegas community. She retired there from Tucson, Arizona where she was a classroom teacher, Literacy Specialist and also a Coordinator of the Gifted and Talented program.  In 2002, Linda accepted a Literacy Specialist position... Read More →
avatar for Norma Fowler

Norma Fowler

Professional Library Development Consultant, NSLAPR
Norma Fowler, Library Development Consultant with the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records, works directly with libraries throughout the state to develop programs and services for their communities and utilizes her diverse library background in academic and public libraries... Read More →
avatar for Forrest Lewis

Forrest Lewis

Director of North Las Vegas Library District
Forrest Lewis was named Director of the North Las Vegas Library District in November 2013.  As director of the North Las Vegas Library District, Forrest oversees the operations of the City's three full-service libraries -- the North Las Vegas Library, Aliante Library and Alexander... Read More →
avatar for Kelli Kelly

Kelli Kelly

Kelli loves to read and is an avid library supporter. She is the Director of the Fallon Food Hub and is a Library Board of Trustee member 
avatar for Carol Lloyd

Carol Lloyd

Library Director, Churchill County Library
Carol was raised in rural Pennsylvania. Her path to the Churchill County Library, where she has been the Director for 6 years, has been long and winding. She worked in a blouse mill, guided trail rides, tested butterfat levels in cow milk and in a factory making computer parts prior... Read More →
avatar for Anita Wood

Anita Wood

Chair, Friends of the North Las Vegas Library District
Anita Wood is a community activist who cares about the well-being and safety of, as well as the quality of life for, the residents of Clark County, particularly those in her hometown of North Las Vegas.  Anita has held many volunteer, elected and appointed positions, and is currently... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Topaz Room

3:00pm

Building Healthy Communities through Power Partnerships
From the most rural towns to bustling cities, libraries in Nevada are well-positioned to improve the health and well being of their communities, but how? Attend this session to learn about the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), a super-partner that provides free services, training, and resources to all types of libraries in Nevada and around the country. NNLM helps libraries engage their patrons with free book club kits, innovative health programs, citizen science projects; technology improvement opportunities, and much, much more. NNLM also helps libraries partner with local, state, and regional organizations to expand services that might not be possible otherwise. In addition, the presenter will introduce a simple tool that identifies the major health issues in your community populations to help guide your programs and services. This session will provide ideas for easy actions that any library can take now, plus provide strategies for building robust partnerships for longer-term projects.

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Ham

Kelli Ham

Community Engagement Librarian, NNLM PSR
Kelli Ham is the Community Engagement Librarian at NNLM PSR, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, located at the UCLA Biomedical Library in Los Angeles. Kelli partners with public libraries to improve the health of entire communities through outreach... Read More →
avatar for Julie Botnick

Julie Botnick

Julie Botnick is an Education and Outreach Librarian at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region. She completed her MLIS at UCLA, and has worked in a broad range of archives and libraries around the country.


Sunday November 3, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Pyramid Room

3:00pm

Get That Grant!
Tips and insights from the Nevada State Library LSTA coordinator that will help you turn your brilliant ideas into actual, fundable grant projects. Topics covered include: finding grant sources, identifying funding priorities, rubrics, budgets, and outcomes. Get that grant!

Speakers
avatar for Sulin Jones

Sulin Jones

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) coordinator, Nevada State Library
Sulin Jones is the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) coordinator, overseeing this federal grant program for the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records. She attended Carleton College, (BA, Classical Studies) and San Jose State University (MLIS).


Sunday November 3, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Sage Room

3:00pm

The Power of Virtual Reality in Your Library
Virtual reality and augmented reality are more than just popular buzz words in libraries these days. Virtual and augmented realities provide new ways to learn, connect, and engage with library resources. This session will provide an overview of how virtual reality is being used in schools and libraries, why virtual reality can be so powerful as a learning tool, and the powerful results of the first year of the Nevada XR Libraries program, which brought virtual reality technology to 16 libraries across the state.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Andersen

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 →
avatar for Tammy Westergard

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 →
avatar for John MacLeod

John MacLeod

XRLibraries
John MacLeod has worked teaching technology, media creation and video production with youth for over 15 years, winning numerous state and national awards. He has the technical expertise to produce compelling media and the personal skills for working in a collaborative team. As the... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Topaz Room

3:00pm

GREAT New Storytime Books
RECHARGE and get ready to learn about new storytime books that will get the children in your community excited about reading and ready for kindergarten! You will learn about the hot new titles for 2019 as well as go home with storytime themed ideas to pair them with. All participants will leave with a FREE publisher swag bag.

Speakers
avatar for Rita King

Rita King

Children’s and Teen Services Manager at Baker & Taylor, Baker & Taylor
After receiving her MLIS from Wayne State University in 2003, Rita began her career as a youth librarian at Kent District Library in Michigan before becoming a Branch Manager at Muskegon Area District Library.  Rita currently works as the Baker & Taylor Children’s and Teen Services... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
River Rock Room

4:00pm

Nevada Library Association President's Reception and Awards Ceremony
I would like to personally invite you to unwind at the Nevada Library Association President's Reception and Awards Ceremony on Sunday November 3. After a long day at the conference, come down to the Downtown Reno Library from 4:00-6:30pm for a special library after dark event. This event gives you a chance to see this historic library with its newly renovated children's area, our updated auditorium with 4K projector, or take a blast from the past with our historic bomb shelter tours. You will also get a great opportunity to network with other NLA members, enjoy light drinks, snacks, and music. This is a great way to catch up with friends, old and new! There is a $10 charge for this ticketed event that supports the Nevada Library Association.


Please join us on Sunday November 3 at 4:00pm for the President's Reception and Awards Ceremony!

- Jeff Scott, 2019 NLA President



Sunday November 3, 2019 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Downtown Reno Library 301 S Center Street, Reno NV
 
Monday, November 4
 

8:00am

NLA Breakfast Social
Coffee, tea, and a variety of delicious continental breakfast items will be provided in the vendor area.

Monday November 4, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Vendor Area (Topaz 2)

9:00am

Helping People “See” Themselves in a STEAM Job – 3D Immersive Tools as the Looking Glass
Career exploration through the Nevada Career Explorer combined with 360 video, STEM virtual reality and data analysis modules creates a job coach on steroids. In a proof of concept with the College of Southern Nevada dialysis technician program, learn how these assets also become homework help once a patron enrolls in the certification program. Key innovative elements include potential to accelerate the workforce pipeline capable of meeting the needs of employers in advanced technology and advanced manufacturing industries.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Westergard

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 →
avatar for Mark Andersen

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 →
avatar for John MacLeod

John MacLeod

XRLibraries
John MacLeod has worked teaching technology, media creation and video production with youth for over 15 years, winning numerous state and national awards. He has the technical expertise to produce compelling media and the personal skills for working in a collaborative team. As the... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Sage Room

9:00am

Integrating the Nevada Career Explorer - Learn Best Practices from Las Vegas Clark County Library District
The Nevada Career Explorer is an exciting tool available to all public libraries in Nevada which assists users in finding a career they love and that matches their interests and skills. Using local job openings and profiles on regional employers, the Career Explorer is built for Nevadans and highlights the occupations that are a high priority for the State of Nevada. This program shares what the Las Vegas Clark County Library District has learned system wide and discuss its best practices. Additional workshop elements will include ideas wrap-around programming that can be used with the Nevada Career Explorer to introduce the tool to your patrons.

Speakers
avatar for Leo Segura

Leo Segura

Regional Library Operations Manager, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Leo Segura is a Regional Library Operations Manager for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District with over 22 years of public library experience where he helps support LVCCLD libraries and communities with incorporating technologies and makerspaces and by supporting the coordination... Read More →
avatar for Katherine DeRosear

Katherine DeRosear

Vice President of Partner Engagement, Headed2
Katherine DeRosear is the Vice President of Partner Engagement for Headed2, bringing to the position 20 years of experience in applied social science. Specializing in workforce development, government relations, and community development. Before joining Headed2, Katherine served as... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
River Rock Room

9:00am

Pedagogy - Bridging Past and Present
Librarians will have the chance to learn about big shifts happening in science education and explore through hands on activities ways that they can make there spaces and workshops more engaging for their visitors. Participants in this workshop will work in teams to accomplish goals like creating a spinning top and explore how they can make choices that will allow for more open ended inquiry and fun!

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Schiede

Meghan Schiede

Museum Programs Manager, The Discovery Museum
Meghan Schiedel, School and Museum Programs Manager –Meghan has a master’s in Elementary Education from Portland State University and is passionate about science education.  She has an undergraduate degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  Meghan has worked for The Discovery... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Pyramid Room

9:00am

Teaching Blockchain in Libraries
Blockchain is a new and exciting technology that is poised to offer many new opportunities in the workforce. Learn about blockchain and how to implement library programs teaching about blockchain technology.

Speakers
avatar for Sena Loyd

Sena Loyd

Senior Research Analyst, Blockchains
As Blockchains’ senior research analyst, Sena leads research efforts for projects supporting product development, community, and the company’s innovation. A graduate of San Jose State University’s Master of Library and Information Science program, she has worked for the Nevada... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Topaz Room

9:00am

Page-Turning Promotion: Marketing Your Library, Magazine Style
Are you stuck in a monthly flyer rut? Are you spending too much on printing? Engage your community and reduce your overall expenses by producing professionally-printed guides for your users. In this session, John Andrews (Washoe County Library) and Jamie Hemingway (Washoe County Library) will share their experience in leading the library toward a quarterly magazine-style guide for library events. The session will include tips for success and pitfalls to avoid, working with printing vendors, getting buy-in and participation from staff, maintaining a consistent and professional look and feel, and planning for deadlines.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hemingway

Jamie Hemingway

Library Assistant III, Washoe County Library System
Through my passions for marketing and PR, I constantly put 100% of my creative energy toward maintaining the stellar image of the Washoe County Library System within the local community. In addition to being a lead worker at the Northwest Reno Library, I also serve as a member of... Read More →
avatar for John Andrews

John Andrews

Internet Services Librarian, Washoe County Library System
John Andrews began his career with Washoe County Library as a youth services assistant in 2003. His love of libraries goes back to childhood, and his first library "job" was as an aide in his middle school library in 7th grade. After years of working with youth, adults, and seniors... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Downtown Reno Library-Auditorium 301 S Center St

10:00am

Librarians and Researchers on Academic Library Impact: Characteristics and Perspectives
The ACRL Academic Library Impact (ALI) report defines strategic directions of research for the area of academic library impact on student success through six priority areas. These areas were developed through a literature review and interviews with primarily administrators and provosts. This research project seeks to address this limitation by surveying and interviewing librarians and researchers who conduct academic library impact research. We focus on two main questions: 1) What are the characteristics of the population of librarians and researchers who conduct research in this area? and 2) What are the thoughts and perspectives of this group in response to the ALI report? This presentation will discuss the results in order to explore the perspectives and experiences of librarians and researchers, particularly around their experiences conducting library impact research, and compare and contrast the responses between librarians and researchers versus administrators.

Speakers
avatar for James Cheng

James Cheng

Library Data Analyst, University of Nevada Las Vegas
James has been the Library Data Analyst in the University Libraries since December 2016. Prior to joining UNLV, he was the North Carolina State University Libraries Lois Madden Todd Fellow. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Colorado College and his Master... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Pyramid Room

10:00am

Girls Who Code- Teaching Girls to Code and Change the World
Join Girls Who Code for a deep dive into activities you can do you in your libraries to engage youth in technology, while highling Women in STEM. Girls Who Code offers FREE curriculum, books and resources to schools, libraries and nonprofits- including small grants for supplies.   Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology

Speakers
avatar for Kat Dej-Panah

Kat Dej-Panah

Partnership Coordinator, Girls Who Code
Kat is a Partnership Coordinator for Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by empowering young women through CS. Girls Who Code offers FREE curriculum, books and resources to schools, libraries and nonprofits- including small... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Topaz Room

10:00am

The 2020 Census and Your Library
The 2020 Census not only will determine federal representation, billions of dollars of federal and state funding, and essential demographic data, but more is at stake for libraries as this Census will be the first with an internet response option, and government distrust is on the rise. Libraries, as trusted voices in your community, can help ensure a complete and inclusive count. Attendees will gain practical strategies for raising awareness and encouraging participation, either through using the library's online connections or completing the census questions at home.  

Speakers
avatar for Joy Holt

Joy Holt

Digital Services Librarian, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records
A native Nevadan, Joy began her time in libraries as a Reference Librarian while an undergraduate at Pacific University in Oregon. As a law student at the Charleston School of Law in South Carolina she became an advocate for the use of digital resources.  As the Digital Services... Read More →
avatar for Betts Markle

Betts Markle

Collection Development Librarian, Nevada State Library
Betts Markle, PhD is currently Collection Development Librarian at the Nevada State Library. Betts came to Nevada in 2007 to become the Library Director at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.  Retiring after 10 years, Betts and her husband moved to Carson City where she volunteered... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Downtown Reno Library-Auditorium 301 S Center St

10:00am

Wiggle the Waggles Away
Got wigglers in your story time? Discover many ways to include movement during storytimes in this interactive program. Participants will be up jumping, wiggling, singing and dancing.


Speakers
avatar for Lysa Lee

Lysa Lee

Library Assistant II, Washoe County Library System
Lysa Lee has been a part of the Washoe County Library System for 14 years. Her passion is in children's programming, and she does everything with great enthusiasm, from dreaming up exciting STEAM events, to presenting engaging singalong programs. Her joie de vivre is the weekly Toddler... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan

Librarian I, Washoe County Library System
avatar for Judy Hansen

Judy Hansen

Youth Services and Events Librarian, Washoe County Library System
Judy Hansen has fifteen years experience with a wide variety of programming and topics for all ages. Her real passion is early literacy and Story Time. Judy always looks for creative ways to add movement and interactive play to Story Time. Having conducted more than 900 Story Times... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
River Rock Room

10:00am

How Top Libraries are Innovating with Digital Media: Data from the Front Lines
Discover new ways to maximize your digital collection using real-life examples from top performing libraries, including creative programming ideas, maximizing your budget for digital content and more.

Speakers
avatar for Abbey Deckard

Abbey Deckard

Account Manager-Public Libraries, OverDrive
Abbey Deckard has been an Account Manager at OverDrive since March of 2018. She is a graduate from Swarthmore College and is a life-long avid reader and library patron. Her favorite way to use Libby is to listen to audiobooks while walking her dog, Kobe. Her favorite genres are psychological... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Sage Room

11:00am

Building a Bridge to Our Community
Learn how Churchill County Library collaborated and brainstormed with their community to expand its reach through relevant programming and services both inside and outside the library. This program includes examples or what worked, what didn't, when to cut your losses, and how to stay nimble in this ever-changing environment.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Lloyd

Carol Lloyd

Library Director, Churchill County Library
Carol was raised in rural Pennsylvania. Her path to the Churchill County Library, where she has been the Director for 6 years, has been long and winding. She worked in a blouse mill, guided trail rides, tested butterfat levels in cow milk and in a factory making computer parts prior... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Pyramid Room

11:00am

CLAN to CoOp = Strategic Planning and a Bright Future
The Cooperative Libraries Automated Network (CLAN) was established in 1981 as an innovative solution to bring together isolated libraries and leverage shared resources and technology.  After the retirement of the long-time coordinator in 2016, the Board of Directors understood that the organization was at an existential turning point, which sparked a name change and pursuit of an LSTA grant.  Learn about how a robust strategic planning process reinvigorated the (freshly-named) Nevada Library Cooperative, what this newly-evolved organization will accomplish and what it means for you and for Nevadans!    

Speakers
avatar for Cyndi O

Cyndi O

Director, Nevada Library Cooperative
Cyndi O discovered the library field after serving eight years as an Air Force intelligence analyst. She first took a job as a teen services librarian and never looked back. Cyndi’s library directorships have been highlighted by collaborative partnerships, state-wide educational... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
River Rock Room

11:00am

Don’t Panic! The Librarian’s Guide to the Legislature
Have you ever wondered about the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Law, the Legislature and Everything? What about how to locate a bill or law mentioned in a news article? Don’t Panic!  The Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau Library and the Nevada Supreme Court Law Library are here to show you how to locate legislation using the Nevada Electronic Legislative Information System (NELIS).  Join us to learn new skills to help tackle the 2021 Legislative Session, including locating a bill with or without a bill number, and locating bills by subject! WARNING: May include bathrobes, towels, cups of tea, paranoid androids, the destruction of Earth to build a galactic bypass, and ad hoc-updates to the Guide

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Wilt

Teresa Wilt

Legislative Librarian, Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau's Research Library
Teresa Wilt is the Legislative Librarian at the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau's Research Library. The Library provides services for legislators, legislative staff, state and local government agencies, and the public, answering questions about and researching the history of Nevada... Read More →
avatar for Shanna Pritchett

Shanna Pritchett

Librarian III, Nevada Supreme Court Law Library
Shanna Pritchett is the Librarian III at the Nevada Supreme Court Law Library where she coordinates the library’s outreach efforts to Nevada courts, attorneys, public libraries, and the general public.  Recently she compiled How to Locate the Law: A Guide to Locating a Nevada Law... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Topaz Room

11:00am

25 Simple Hacks to Innovate Your School Library Program Today
Stuck in a school library rut? Wish you could try something new, but never seem to have time? Don’t know where to start? This session is packed with 25 simple ideas you can use NOW to innovate your school library program. If you’re longing to get creative (makerspace!), reach out (social media!), expand (creative funding!), reboot (self care!), this session is for you. Whether you want to start small or completely overhaul, you will leave feeling inspired with tools, ideas, and a plan to transform your library program and space to better serve your school community. 

Speakers
avatar for Ananda Campbell

Ananda Campbell

Library Media Specialist, Carson City School District
Ananda Campbell (Carson City School District Library Coordinator) is the Library Media Specialist and Information Literacy Ninja at Carson High School Library. Ananda is a 20+ year educator and advocate for libraries and literacy.  She lives in Nevada’s capital, Carson City, with... Read More →
avatar for Holly Kuhlmann

Holly Kuhlmann

Library Educational Consultant
Holly Kuhlmann is a Library Educational Consultant and has worked in school libraries at all levels K-12, but her career path has been more like a roller coaster ride than a walk in the woods. Holly has experienced first-hand many of the challenges librarians face - from having her... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Sage Room

12:00pm

Create Your Own NLA Swag @ the Quad
Using a variety of NLA and conference logos, participants can create their own 2019 NLA Conference buttons, tote bag, and mug in the Quad makerspace inside the Downtown Reno Library. Participants will use button machines, a clamshell heat press, a vinyl cutter, a sublimation printer, and a mug heat press to create their own unique NLA swag on their lunch time on Sunday or Monday. Members of the WCLS Maker Services Team will be assisting. Supplies limited to 20 persons per session, first come, first served. 

Speakers
avatar for Washoe County Library System's Maker Services Team

Washoe County Library System's Maker Services Team

Washoe County Library System
The Washoe County Library System's Maker Services Team planned and implemented the Quad, a new library makerspace at the Downtown Reno Branch that opened in August 2018. A variety of equipment is available to the community to use, including a heat press, sublimation printer, a vinyl... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Reno Library-Quad 301 S. Center St

12:00pm

Lunch (On Your Own)
See our map in the conference program for nearby lunch suggestions.

Monday November 4, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm

Building Bridges With Virtual Reality
The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries' @One Digital Media Technology department has been working on a cultural preservation project that includes the scanning and photographing of a portion of the UNR Anthropology Department’s collection of Native American baskets, which are housed in a secured and condition-monitored vault and are rarely seen, handled or interacted with, especially by the public. The scans will comprise a Virtual Reality museum--developed entirely in-house, and both the scans and photographs will comprise a digital collection hosted in the Libraries’ digital asset management system: Islandora. Thus, the delicate and sacred baskets can be digitally seen, researched, and virtually touched and interacted with far more broadly than ever before. A compliment to this will be a documentary highlighting the Native American tradition of basket weaving, featuring interviews of several Native American basket weavers from a variety of Northern Nevada/regional tribes, sharing their feelings/impressions about and experience(s) with the tradition. This project has organically created opportunities to build relationships between the University and a variety of Native communities and individuals throughout the region. Several of these relationships have additionally led to collaborations with said communities/individuals in relation to various aspects of the overall project--one of which includes reuniting interested parties with the baskets housed at UNR. Many Natives who have put on a VR headset and seen the 3D scans of the baskets have been surprised and impressed by how realistic they look, as well as by the fact that they offer a way for this integral part of their culture to be shared with a broader audience, while simultaneously preventing the physical baskets from being damaged and digitally preserving them. The project will be discussed in full detail--genesis, process (workflow, relationship-building, obstacles along the way, reception, lessons learned,) and technical aspects--and those interested will get to put on the VR headset to see the baskets for themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Luka Starmer

Luka Starmer

VR Specialist, University of Nevada, Reno
Luka is a VR Specialist on the multimedia team for the @One Digital Media Technology department in the University Libraries. He has a masters degree in interactive journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism where he learned about immersive storytelling and 360 video. Now he... Read More →
avatar for Laura Rocke

Laura Rocke

Digital Humanities Project Manager, University of Nevada, Reno
Laura was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and received her Master of Arts in History from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), focusing her studies on Early American History, Race and Ethnicity with an emphasis on slavery in Colonial America, and Public History. Currently, she is... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Choose Your Own Adventure: Personalized Library Professional Development that Works
Professional growth is not one size fits all. Learn how to easily create a personalized library professional growth program that facilitates professional learning and supports all library staff in the areas needed. Simply and effectively build self-paced, personalized training using individualized self-assessment, consultation/coaching, and hyperdoc digital learning modules. You’ll leave this session with all the resources, tools, and inspiration you need to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Ananda Campbell

Ananda Campbell

Library Media Specialist, Carson City School District
Ananda Campbell (Carson City School District Library Coordinator) is the Library Media Specialist and Information Literacy Ninja at Carson High School Library. Ananda is a 20+ year educator and advocate for libraries and literacy.  She lives in Nevada’s capital, Carson City, with... Read More →
avatar for Holly Kuhlmann

Holly Kuhlmann

Library Educational Consultant
Holly Kuhlmann is a Library Educational Consultant and has worked in school libraries at all levels K-12, but her career path has been more like a roller coaster ride than a walk in the woods. Holly has experienced first-hand many of the challenges librarians face - from having her... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Howz the Weather? An Overview of Learnings from Rural, Northern and Northeastern Nevada
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.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Westergard

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 →
avatar for Mark Andersen

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 →
avatar for Amelia Gulling

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 →
avatar for Jen Willett

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 →
avatar for Lynda Walsh

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 →
avatar for Nancy Cummings-Schmidt

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
Pyramid Room

2:00pm

Koha ILS-Open Source has Become Mainstream
Nancy Keener (Systems Librarian), Debi Stears (Resources Librarian) and Todd Goatley-Seals (ByWater Support) will talk about their experiences with Koha and demonstrate it's many features. Nancy as the Systems Librarian was responsible for finding an affordable ILS in 2011 and manages Koha for the Washoe County Library System.  Todd, who worked for Nancy at the time was instrumental in bringing Koha to the attention of Washoe County and today works for Koha's largest support vendor, ByWater Solutions.  Debi Stears has since been the spearhead to getting the acquisitions module fully automated and is a forward thinking user.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Keener

Nancy Keener

Systems Librarian, Washoe County Library System
avatar for Debi Stears

Debi Stears

Collection Development Manager, Washoe County Library System


Monday November 4, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Downtown Reno Library-Auditorium 301 S Center St

2:00pm

Teens Work! Building Bridges to Teen Employment
It can be daunting to look for -- and land -- a first job, especially when juggling the challenges of school and teen life in general. Teens Work! is the Sunrise Library's approach to helping teens learn the skills necessary to build this crucial bridge to adulthood. Our 4-part program, presented over the course of one month, consists of three one-hour programs plus a 90-minute job fair. The first program, "What's Out There?" introduces teens to the basics of job hunting (including library database exploration). "Who Am I?" tackles resume writing, covers information necessary to complete an online or paper application, and discusses the importance of a cover letter. The third program, "Dress and Impress for Success" contrasts appropriate with inappropriate interview dress and shares etiquette tips for a successful interview (e.g. write a thank-you email immediately!). The last program of the month is a 90-minute job fair, featuring local employers looking to hire young people for the summer and beyond. Teens come dressed to impress, fill out applications on the spot, and distribute resumes as appropriate. We devoted a month to this program series (our first time of a planned annual event), and 77 teens showed up for the job fair!

Speakers
avatar for Noël Zethmayr Jones

Noël Zethmayr Jones

Youth Services Librarian, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Noël Zethmayr Jones began her library career in 1998 in the Chicago suburbs.  She started out in Circulation, spent time in Youth Services, and went on to become the first Head of Young Adult Services in her hometown library in La Grange, IL.  She switched gears to become an Adult... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
River Rock Room

3:00pm

Sewing Machines in an Academic Library
The recent proliferation of sewing machines on many college campuses across the country highlights cultural currents beyond an interest in crafts. Ideas like “adulting,” “slow fashion,” and the DIY ethos bridge the personal and political, and sewing can be about mending as much as it can be about costuming or finding a mode of personal expression. Students’ research papers occasionally focus on fashion in terms of interdisciplinary social questions. Makerspaces and experiential learning invite students to think about the processes of research and information creation, especially so when they are asked to submit non-traditional projects for class in a variety of formats. Students attending the library’s sewing programs ranged from fully novice to very skilled, which meant many were able to learn from their peers as well as sewists in the community who had been invited to co-host. Several students described links to their grandparents through sewing, which fostered discussions about traditions, skills, and knowledge, and the value of these. Beyond the novelty factor, adding sewing machines to the library is part of a core commitment to connect students with tools and resources. This presentation describes the experiences with adding sewing machines to a university library for both programming and circulation, and documents the process, from initial request to purchase, marketing, and assessment. Ultimately, the experience with sewing machines in this library illuminates the potential interconnections between programming, research and makerspace culture, and student engagement. 

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Bowers

Catherine Bowers

Reference Librarian, Odum Library, Valdosta State University
Catherine Bowers is a reference librarian and the coordinator of library instruction at Odum Library, Valdosta State University. Part of her job includes teaching Research Methods, and the Information Society, and leading a study abroad to Ireland. In her non-work time, she likes... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Topaz Room

3:00pm

Creating Efficient Document Workflows with a Digital Signature Solution
Licensing electronic resources for use in libraries is a necessary and important task. However, the process to obtain wet signatures remotely from multiple parties on paper is not only time-consuming but also inefficient for tracking progress. To streamline the process, the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Libraries adopted a digital signature solution. In this program, the presenters will provide an overview of digital signature technology, discuss UNR Libraries’ involvement in a campus-wide digital signature pilot project using DocuSign and its successful incorporation of DocuSign into the e-resource licensing process, and explore additional library use cases with attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Paoshan Yue

Paoshan Yue

Head of Electronic Resources & Acquisitions, University of Nevada, Reno
Paoshan Yue is the Head of Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Services at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.  She has worked in the library profession for more than 20 years in the area of technical services, with a focus on serials, e-resources, and acquisitions.  She is... Read More →
avatar for Sean Busey

Sean Busey

Continuations Specialist, University of Nevada, Reno
Sean Busey is the Continuations Specialist for the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries, where he oversees electronic resource subscriptions. He has worked in libraries for more than a decade, and received both his BA and MA in History from the University of Nevada, Reno.


Monday November 4, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Pyramid Room

3:00pm

Financial Well-being and 5 Principles for Effective Financial Education
Financial well-being means how much your financial situation and money choices provide you with security and freedom of choice. Financial skill is the pathway to financial well-being. Financial skill is widely understood to be a key element of financial literacy and capability. In addition to a knowledge component, financial capability has an action component—the skills to put financial knowledge to use. These skills are powerful because they can be applied to all kinds of financial decisions, even those that are new and unfamiliar, by adults of any age. This is where libraries are so uniquely positioned to help. Libraries are all about gaining knowledge and skills. To help librarians develop financial education programing the CFPB created 5 principles of effective financial education. These principles encourage effective financial education by proposing the key knowledge, skills, and personal attitudes that can help one take action to achieve greater financial well-being.


Speakers
avatar for Ken McDonnell

Ken McDonnell

Financial Education Program Analyst, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Kenneth McDonnell joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as a Financial Education Program Analyst in the Office of Financial Education in August 2013.  The Office of Financial Education is responsible for developing and implementing initiatives intended to educate... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Sage Room

4:00pm

NLA Board Meeting
Monday November 4, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Topaz Room