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

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Sunday, November 3

10:45am PST

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.

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Kristy Gibson

Children's Services Librarian, Clark County Library
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 PST
Sage Room

10:45am PST

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.

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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 PST
Topaz Room

11:45am PST

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!

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Robbie DeBuff

Library Manager, Henderson Libraries
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 →
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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 PST
Topaz Room

11:45am PST

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.

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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 →
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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 PST
Pyramid Room

2:00pm PST

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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 
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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 →
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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 PST
Topaz Room

3:00pm PST

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.

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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 PST
River Rock Room
Monday, November 4

9:00am PST

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.

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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 →
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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 PST
Downtown Reno Library-Auditorium

10:00am PST

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.

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Abbey Deckard

Account Manager-Public Libraries, Rakuten 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 PST
Sage Room

2:00pm PST

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!

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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 PST
River Rock Room