Nevada Library Association Annual Conference -- October 12-14th, 2018
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Saturday, October 13 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Embracing the Future: Workforce Development in the Library

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An information session to provide background and promotion of the workforce initiatives around the state. Will promote the Nevada Career Explorer tool, powered by Headed2, extended reality (XR) opportunities, and coding classes in the library.

The keys to success are motivation and opportunity. While patrons must bring their own motivation, Nevada libraries are supplying the opportunity with the deployment of three key programs aimed at providing opportunities to Nevada job seekers. Find out how they can help your patrons.

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Mark Andersen

Co-Founder and President, Lifeliqe
As a linchpin to the XRLibraries platform as its premier content provider, Lifeliqe was awarded the 2017 Best App for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). According to AASL, Lifeliqe is considered to be “the best of the best” among current... Read More →
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Sheila Bunch

Education and Support Director, NCLab
Sheila has worked in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for over 30 years. She is licensed to teach both general and special education in Nevada and has a serious following of fans in Winnemucca, where she lived and taught for many years.
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Katherine DeRosear

Senior Vice President of Partner Engagement, Headed2
Katherine is the Senior Vice President of Partner Engagement for Headed2, LLC, bringing to the position 20 years of experience in applied social science. Specializing in workforce development, government relations and community development, Katherine facilitates innovative workforce... Read More →
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Vas Kamyshanov

CEO and CMO, NCLab
Vas is an award-winning business leader with 15 years of marketing and sales experience. He has developed strategies that have resulted in $1 in sales for Nestle, Krafe and SAB Miller.
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John MacLeod

Director, XRLibraries
For the last 25 years, John has worked making technology available and accessible to the community through his non-profit New Media Learning.  His startup tech background with Autodesk helped him understand the power these tools have for people to create the future. He worked with... Read More →
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Tammy Westergard

State Librarian, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records
Tammy Westergard is State Librarian at the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR). Her great passion is advancing educational opportunities through the library. She helped spearhead statewide initiatives in workforce development, extended reality, and library development... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Acacia A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA