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

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Saturday, November 2
 

9:00am PDT

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 PDT
Downtown Reno Library-Auditorium

1:00pm PDT

Preserving Nevada (Preconference)
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!

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Westergard

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 →
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 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 C. Olman

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 →
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 →
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 →
avatar for Dr. Kumud Acharya

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 →
avatar for Inaki Arrieta Baro

Inaki Arrieta Baro

Basque Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno
avatar for Donna Cossette

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 →
avatar for Rina Schumer, PhD

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
 
Sunday, November 3
 

10:00am PST

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 - 4:00pm PST
Gallery

10:45am PST

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 PST
Pyramid Room

10:45am PST

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, Marydean Martin Library, Nevada State College
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 PST
River Rock Room

11:45am PST

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 seven years. She enjoys quilting, swimming and snowshoeing... Read More →


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

12:45pm PST

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.

*light lunch will be provided

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 PST
Downtown Reno Library-Quad

2:00pm PST

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 PST
River Rock Room

3:00pm PST

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 PST
Pyramid Room

3:00pm PST

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 PST
Sage Room

3:00pm PST

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

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 →
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 PST
Topaz Room
 
Monday, November 4
 

9:00am PST

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

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 →
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 PST
Sage Room

9:00am PST

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 PST
River Rock Room

9:00am PST

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 PST
Pyramid Room

9:00am PST

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 PST
Topaz Room

10:00am PST

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

Regional 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 PST
Topaz Room

10:00am PST

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 PST
Downtown Reno Library-Auditorium

10:00am PST

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 PST
River Rock Room

10:00am PST

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 →


Monday November 4, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm PST
Gallery

11:00am PST

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 PST
Pyramid Room

11:00am PST

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 PST
River Rock Room

11:00am PST

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 PST
Topaz Room

12:00pm PST

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.

*light lunch will be provided

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 PST
Downtown Reno Library-Quad

2:00pm PST

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

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

2:00pm PST

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
I would love to talk about Koha, our open source ILS.I also love VR
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Debi Stears

Collection Development Manager, Washoe County Library System
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Todd Goatley-Seals

ByWater Solutions’ Koha Evangelist and Support, ByWater
Todd hales from the Washoe County Library System in Reno/Tahoe, NV. It's a large and wonderful library system nestled in the incredible Sierra Mountain Range. He came to Reno/Tahoe via Southeast Florida a move that changed his life in many ways. He enjoys running, biking, skiing... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Downtown Reno Library-Auditorium

3:00pm PST

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, Electronic Resources & Acquisitions, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries
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 →
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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 PST
Pyramid Room

3:00pm PST

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 PST
Sage Room