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Nevada Library Association Annual Conference -- October 12-14th, 2018

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12:00am

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Speakers
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Joan Dalusung

Assistant Director, Washoe County Library System
Joan Dalusung is the Assistant Director for the Washoe County Library System. She is Co-Chair of the Nevada Library Association Government Relations Committee and a member of the State Council on Libraries and Literacy representing public libraries.
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Corinne Dickman

Managing Librarian, Washoe County Library/Sparks Branch
Public librarian for over twenty years, with more than 17 as a manager. UNR Library Certification Instructor
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Jeff Scott

Library Director, Washoe County Library System
Jeff Scott began his library career over 17 years ago as a library assistant at the Arizona Historical Foundation, an archive at Arizona State University (ASU). While in Arizona, Jeff worked his way up to librarian, with experience at both academic and public libraries. He received... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 12:00am - 12:15am
Armagosa Room (1st Floor of Lied Library) Lied Library, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
 
Friday, October 12
 

10:00am

[Closed Session] NLA Board Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Soraya Silverman-Montano

Soraya Silverman-Montano

NLA President and Youth Services Department Head, Nevada Library Association
Soraya is incredibly honored to be serving as the 2018 President for the Nevada Library Association.  She is also the Youth Services Department Head for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District at the Spring Valley Library which she absolutely loves. Some professional accomplishments... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Armagosa Room (1st Floor of Lied Library) Lied Library, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA

12:00pm

[Closed Session] SCCL & Library Directors Lunch
Lunch for the SCCL & Library Directors.

Speakers
avatar for Soraya Silverman-Montano

Soraya Silverman-Montano

NLA President and Youth Services Department Head, Nevada Library Association
Soraya is incredibly honored to be serving as the 2018 President for the Nevada Library Association.  She is also the Youth Services Department Head for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District at the Spring Valley Library which she absolutely loves. Some professional accomplishments... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

1:30pm

[Closed Session] State Council on Libraries and Literacy with Nevada Library directors
Business meeting for the State Council on Libraries and Literacy with all Nevada Library directors.

Speakers
avatar for Soraya Silverman-Montano

Soraya Silverman-Montano

NLA President and Youth Services Department Head, Nevada Library Association
Soraya is incredibly honored to be serving as the 2018 President for the Nevada Library Association.  She is also the Youth Services Department Head for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District at the Spring Valley Library which she absolutely loves. Some professional accomplishments... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Armagosa Room (1st Floor of Lied Library) Lied Library, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA

3:30pm

[Closed Session] SCCL & Directors Tour of Lied Library
Parking is free on UNLV Campus after 1pm on Friday's.  Meet in the first floor lobby by the Book n' Bean.

Speakers
avatar for Soraya Silverman-Montano

Soraya Silverman-Montano

NLA President and Youth Services Department Head, Nevada Library Association
Soraya is incredibly honored to be serving as the 2018 President for the Nevada Library Association.  She is also the Youth Services Department Head for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District at the Spring Valley Library which she absolutely loves. Some professional accomplishments... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lied Library 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154
 
Saturday, October 13
 

9:00am

Getting Nevada Libraries to the table --- Let’s talk today! An interactive SOAR analysis (based upon appreciative inquiry) the Aspen model will draw insights from everyone
This participatory speak-up session involves the entire library conference assembly and will ask people to express ideas and raise points about the current state of Nevada libraries: school, special, academic, and public. Participants will be encouraged to discuss views and arrive as quickly as possible at a consensus of opinion, which will then be recorded and synthesized into an overall white paper. With insights from Nevada librarians about what is working and what needs work in our institutions, this session will aid the State Council on Libraries and Literacy in its ability to lead from behind, and advance meaningful solutions to identified needs.

Speakers
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Tod Colegrove

Library Director, Carson City Library
With a Ph.D. in Physics, and a Master's in Library & Information Science, Tod was recently appointed by the Governor to serve as Council Member representing the public on the Nevada State Council on Libraries and Literacy. In his role as head of DeLaMare library at UNR, Tod has been... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Cummings-Schmidt, MLS

Nancy Cummings-Schmidt, MLS

Chairwoman, Nevada State Council on Libraries and Literacy
Nancy 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 held several... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Acacia ABC (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

10:30am

Break
Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

11:00am

Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada: The Birth of a New Project
The first student-driven project, The Latinx Voices Oral History Project, will capture 100 interviews from communities that include Mexicans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Panamanians, Belizeans, Colombians, Nicaraguans, Salvadorans, Hondurans, and other Latinx neighborhoods of Southern Nevada. Interviews will be collected by two graduate and four undergraduate students who will schedule appointments, process the recordings, edit the transcribed sessions, and organize community events to enhance the reach of the project. This project documents the complex history of the Latinx population in Las Vegas since 1905. Because so many ethnic groups are included, this project will collect oral histories to better contextualize the life experiences of the collective Latinx population. The project will provide data about gender, class, religion, migratory politics, business, generational issues, entertainment and traditional cultural events.

Speakers
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Barbara Tabach

Jewish Heritage Project Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Claytee White

Director, Oral History Research Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Acacia B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

11:00am

Morning Mentoring Meetup: Welcome to the NLA Mentorship Program!
[Closed session]

This session is for participants already signed up as mentors or mentees in the 2018-2019 NLA Mentorship Program. NLA’s Leadership and Mentoring Committee co-chairs will give an overview of the program, share examples from past mentorship, and provide networking opportunities. It may be morning, but you can always BYOC: Bring Your Own Coffee!

Speakers
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Marisa Eytalis

Youth Services Librarian, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Marisa Eytalis is a Youth Services Librarian at Rainbow Library in Las Vegas. She has served as co-chair of the Nevada Library Association's Leadership and Mentoring Committee since 2017. She earned her MLIS from San Jose State University.
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Stephanie Espinoza Villamor, MLIS

eLearning Librarian, College of Southern Nevada
Stephanie Espinoza Villamor is an eLearning Librarian at the College of Southern Nevada who helps online students with research and information skills. In addition to co-chairing the Nevada Library Association Leadership and Mentoring Committee, Stephanie also co-chairs ALA’s national... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Paloverde B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

11:00am

I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan [Film Screening]
I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan (2016, 37 min.) A film by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly about the 94-year-old creative wonder, Ashley Bryan.  Ashley is a New York Public Library Literary Lion, many time winner of the Coretta Scott King award, and a 2017 Newbury Honor winner for his latest book Freedom Over Me.  He has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community and is a poet/illustrator of over 50 children's books inspired by his African heritage.  The film I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan has been selected for 15 film festivals worldwide and has been star reviewed by the American Library Association, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Booklist among many others saying:  “The film is ... a wonderful tool to learn about diversity, cultural competency, inclusion and social justice.” (ALA)  His life story and the art he makes from this wellspring of experience is an inspiration to people of all ages. 

Moderators
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Stefanie Bailey

Youth Services Librarian, Las Vegas Clark County Library District
Stefanie Bailey holds a Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas. She is fluent in Spanish and recently served on the 2018 Pura Belpre Book Award Committee. Stefanie has been working in Youth Service with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District for... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Acacia C (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

11:00am

Mind in the Making: Promoting 7 Essential Life Skills in the Library Outreach Setting
This program will discuss an overview of Mind and the Making, Executive Functions of the Brain, 7 Essential Life Skils such as Focus/Self-Control, Perspective Taking and more, the various platforms that The Las Vegas Clark County Library District is sharing these foundational skills with the community and how you and your organization might become involved.

Speakers
avatar for Glenda Billingsley M.Ed.

Glenda Billingsley M.Ed.

Outreach Services Manager, Las Vegas Clark County Library District (Windmill Library)
Having spent the past two decades developing and facilitating children’s programming and professional development training workshops, Glenda is an esteemed member of the Greater Las Vegas Early Childhood Education Community. She currently serves approximately 1500 young children... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Acacia A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

11:00am

The Banned Books Buffet: Introducing Intellectual Freedom to Library Users
Through the use of interactive activities, the UNLV University Libraries’ annual Banned Book Buffet provides library users with an opportunity to reflect on what their lives would be like if they didn’t have access to the stories and information in challenged materials. Applicable to academic, public and school libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Rosan Mitola

Rosan Mitola

Outreach Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Rosan is the Outreach Librarian for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries. As the liaison to campus partners in academic support units, she designs co-curricular learning experiences for students and oversees the Mason Undergraduate Peer Research Coach Program... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Melilli, MLIS

Amanda Melilli, MLIS

Head, Teacher Development & Resources Library, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Amanda Melilli is the Head of the UNLV Teacher Development & Resources Library which supports the teacher education programs within the UNLV College of Education as well as educators in the Las Vegas P12 community. She specializes in youth library services and collections with a focus... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50pm
Paloverde A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

12:00pm

Library Perception during Times of Terror: Students affected by the October 1 shooting and their impressions of safety in the academic library community
In order to gain insight into what makes a community space safe and comforting, interview data was collected from UNLV students to evaluate their perceptions of safety within Lied Library. These research results will be coupled with information about the study’s formulation and observations about a first-time researcher’s experience.

Speakers
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Kelsey Lupo

Library Technician II, Digitization Lab Manager & Student Supervisor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Kelsey Lupo is the Digitization Lab Manager and Student Supervisor within Digital Collections, a department of Special Collections at University Libraries, University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is completing her graduate studies research focusing on student safety in public spaces and... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Acacia B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

12:00pm

Mesquite Library: The Community's Innovation Hub
LVCCLD’s newly-opened Mesquite branch library redefines the library experience to align with individual and community goals around limitless learning, business and career success, connections to government and social services, and community culture. It is a vibrant community hub that features new technologies, interactive learning, innovative partnerships, and civic pride.

Speakers
avatar for Mayra Corn

Mayra Corn

Assistant Branch Manager Mesquite Library Campus, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Mayra Corn is the Assistant Branch Manager for the Mesquite Library Campus. Mayra has worked for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District for 10 years. She holds a BA in Elementary Education and a MLIS degree with certification in Information Systems. Mayra is certified as a MakerBot... Read More →
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Judi Sargent

Branch Manager, Mesquite Library
Judith Sargent is the Branch Manager of the beautiful Mesquite Library Campus completed and opened May 31st, 2018. Judith has worked for Las Vegas Clark County Library District for 18 years. She holds a BS in Information Technology and a Master’s of Library Information Science... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Paloverde A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

12:00pm

The Disability Community in the Library: A Social Justice Perspective
The disability community can include anyone at any time. Learn how to unpack the dominant societal narrative around disability to make the disability community truly feel welcome in your library.

Speakers
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S Bryce Kozla, MS, MLS

Youth Services Librarian II, Washington County Cooperative Library Services
S Bryce Kozla is an educator, disability justice self-advocate, and award-winning youth services librarian. She writes about youth services and accessibility issues in libraries at BryceKozlaBlog.


Saturday October 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Acacia A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

12:00pm

Welcome Aboard: Improving the New Hire Experience
Onboarding procedures vary wildly from hand-holding to sink-or-swim tactics, but a successful onboarding experience not only helps new hires feel welcome, but also improves job performance, satisfaction, and retention. The Onboarding Training Grid provides a structured framework for a flexible onboarding experience that quickly integrates new hires into their team while giving them the tools to navigate their new organization and job responsibilities.

The presenters will share a structured onboarding training grid that was successfully implemented in an academic library and discuss the results of an assessment survey. Attendees will be able to apply the onboarding grid to their own library, whether they are a manager or a recent new hire themselves.  

Speakers
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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.
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Mitch Winterman

Business & Economics Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno
Mitch Winterman is the Business and Economics Librarian at the University of Nevada Reno. He helps support campus and community wide entrepreneurship efforts, and provides research help for individuals, small business members, students, and faculty.


Saturday October 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Paloverde B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

12:00pm

The Library's Role in Revolutionizing Education Through Individualized Learning and Gamification
Libraries can provide powerful education tools for their communities. Join this session to see how dynamic learning and gamification are changing the way kids learn. Making learning fun and engaging is the future of education software. Dynamic, individualized learning is the key to identifying and addressing gaps in each child’s knowledge. Join this interactive session to discuss how libraries can help educate kids of all income levels and learning abilities by combining individualized learning with gamification.

Speakers
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Brian Rosenberg

Chief Executive Officer, Learn With Socrates
Brian G. Rosenberg has been a leader for nearly twenty years in improving clinical outcomes in the healthcare industry using data and software and is now bringing that expertise to education technology. His experience as a parent, educator, change leader, and entrepreneur are combined... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Acacia C (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

1:00pm

Break for Lunch
Nearby lunch locations:

Fulton Street Food Hall at Harrah's Las Vegas  --  Harrah's Las Vegas, 3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109  (0.7 miles from the Westin)
Hash House A Go Go at The LINQ  -- The LINQ, 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (0.7 miles from the Westin)
Yard House -- The LINQ, 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (0.6 miles from the Westin)
Off The Strip at the LINQ --  The LINQ, 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (0.6 miles from the Westin)
Jake & Eli Restaurant -- Inside of the Westin
The Modern Vegan -- 700 E Naples Dr. Suite 111, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (1.7 miles from the Westin)
Mint Indian Bistro  -- 730 E Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV 89119 (1.3 miles from the Westin)

Saturday October 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Lunch with Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA)
Join members of the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) for a “pay-your-own” lunch at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October  13th; at “Jake & Eli” inside the Westin Hotel.

Everyone is invited!

This is a great networking opportunity to meet professionals from Nevada’s archival community. We will be discussing future archival programs and training within the state. If you would like to join CIMA for this informal lunch, please RSVP by emailing Michael Frazier:  michael.frazier@unlv.edu

OR, stop by CIMA’s table inside the vendor’s area, and meet the current president, Paula Mitchell.  


Speakers
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Michael Frazier

Book & Paper Conservator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Michael Frazier has served as Book and Paper Conservator for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries since 2002. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa, where he also worked as a Preservation Assistant at the McFarlin Library. He has a Master's Degree in Library Science... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
"Jake & Eli" inside the Westin Hotel 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

2:00pm

Embracing the Future: Workforce Development in the Library
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.

Speakers
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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
Acacia A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

2:00pm

Social Media in Libraries
Finding and communicating with your library community using social media and technologies may seem difficult, but our expert panel of library workers from both public and academic libraries in Nevada will show you how it’s done! They’ll discuss how they’ve succeeded (and failed!) at using social media and other techniques to share their collections and communicate with and build their local communities (and beyond)!
Learning outcomes
Participants will:
  1. Learn how other libraries are using social media and mailing lists to promote events/services and develop community participation
  2. Recognize the dos and don’ts of social media presences
  3. Understand the importance of knowing what social media accounts and lists their library/organization runs, who posts to them, and who has access to them
  4. Identify new ways in which they can communicate with their communities
  5. Share their experiences and thoughts on developing library communities
  6. Learn about how they can become involved with the (new) NLA Committee for Social Media

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Murray

Matthew Murray

Research & Scholarship Librarian, University of Guelph
Matthew Murray is just about to complete a one-year contract as Research and Scholarship Librarian at the University of Guelph. He's worked on projects related to research data management, open access publications, and researcher identifiers. He has presented about zines and comics... Read More →
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Camille Cannon

Digital Content Coordinator, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Northern California native, Camille Cannon, began her career in Las Vegas as a writer and editor at the award-winning weekly magazine, Vegas Seven, after graduating with a B.A. in Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She has since consulted and produced content... Read More →
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Su Kim Chung

Head, Special Collections & Archives Public Services, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Supervises reference, instruction, and outreach in UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives including photo and document reproductions and permissions.
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Heela Naqshband

Social Media Librarian, Henderson Libraries
Heela Naqshband is the Social Media Librarian for Henderson Libraries where she works behind the scenes to connect and engage with library patrons by sharing and highlighting the fun, inspiring, and valuable work happening in her library district and beyond.
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Jeff Scott

Library Director, Washoe County Library System
Jeff Scott began his library career over 17 years ago as a library assistant at the Arizona Historical Foundation, an archive at Arizona State University (ASU). While in Arizona, Jeff worked his way up to librarian, with experience at both academic and public libraries. He received... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Toastmasters as a Training Tool for Library Workers
You will learn how to create a Toastmasters club for your staff. You will also learn how to use it as a training tool. Toastmasters can help library workers increase their communication, leadership, and customer service skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to start a corporate Toastmasters club at your library and how to use it as a training tool.

Speakers
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Latasha Baker

Adult Services Librarian, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Latasha is the Adult Services Librarian at the Rainbow Library, a branch of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. She currently serves as the Vice-President of Membership of Library 2.0 & Beyond Toastmasters Club.  
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Larry Johnson Jr.

Youth Services Librarian, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Larry works as the Youth Services Librarian at the Enterprise Library, a branch of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. He currently serves as the Vice President of Public Relations of Library 2.0 & Beyond Toastmasters Club and as the Bylaws Chair of the Nevada Library Association... Read More →
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Karen K. De Shazer

Retired Reference Department Head, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Karen retired from the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District in October 2017. She worked for the District for 11.5 years as a Reference Department Head. She joined Toastmasters in January 2005 and currently is an Advanced Communicator Gold, Advanced Leader Bronze, and has achieved... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Ways to Increase Discoverability, Access, and Circulation of Equipment and Realia in Libraries
Equipment and realia bring great value to the library collections of school, public, and academic libraries. They are essential for learning, professional development, and technology literacy of users. Increasing demand for realia and equipment such as laptops, headphones, digital cameras, computer keyboards, projectors, game consoles and the like requires special attention and support by libraries. Catalog records created for public view should include more descriptive information about each piece of equipment to increase access and circulation of these items.
This presentation is about different kinds of realia and equipment displayed and used in libraries and discusses how to increase discoverability and enhance MARC records representing these collections.

Speakers
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Cyrus Ford Zarganj

Special Formats Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Cyrus is the Special Formats Librarian at UNLV, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries and has worked in cataloging, media, and technical services since 2003. He performs original, descriptive, and subject cataloging for all special formats materials.


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

2:00pm

LGBTQIA+ Children’s/YA Literature: Making the case for inclusion.
This presentation will cover the importance of LGBTQIA+ library collections for children and young adults, their contributions to creating inclusive environments, current publishing trends, and suggestions on evaluating LGBTQIA+ materials for young audiences.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Melilli, MLIS

Amanda Melilli, MLIS

Head, Teacher Development & Resources Library, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Amanda Melilli is the Head of the UNLV Teacher Development & Resources Library which supports the teacher education programs within the UNLV College of Education as well as educators in the Las Vegas P12 community. She specializes in youth library services and collections with a focus... Read More →


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

3:00pm

"Did I say that out loud?!" How what we say helps or hinders intellectual freedom
This session will explore the many ways library staff support and encourage intellectual freedom. Scenarios which impede Intellectual Freedom will be presented, discussed, and opportunities for alternative statements explored. Expect a lively conversation, practice with “scripts” that may be useful, and how five major relationships in librarianship are developed and align with ALA’s Code of Ethics.

Speakers
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Corinne Dickman

Managing Librarian, Washoe County Library/Sparks Branch
Public librarian for over twenty years, with more than 17 as a manager. UNR Library Certification Instructor


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Acacia B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

3:00pm

Accessibility for All: Screen Readers
This lecture will discuss the options available to all libraries, to better accommodate their patrons who are blind or who have low vision. The focus of this presentation will be about the comparison of different screen readers and their use in a library setting. This session will also include a practical guide to using different screen readers, a further learning handout, and a helpful organization partner list for promoting every library's accessibility initiative.

Speakers
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Kelsey Flynn

Adult Reference Specialist (Lockport Branch), White Oak Library and Joliet Library
Kelsey is an Adult Services Associate at two public libraries in Illinois: the White Oak Library District and the Joliet Public Library. She is passionate about accessibility in libraries and providing resources to underrepresented populations


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Paloverde A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

3:00pm

Tips & Tricks for Incorporating Learning Express Library into your Library’s E-Resource Offerings
Are you looking for ways to help students sharpen their foundational skills? Or to prepare your patrons for “high-stakes” exams like the SAT or GRE? What about job-seekers looking to gain certification in their specialized field? ¿También estás buscando recursos para hispanohablantes?

The Nevada State Library provides access to Learning Express Library and Computer Skills on behalf of all public libraries, academic institutions, and school districts in the state. Come take a tour of this self-guided, self-paced learning platform -- featuring online tutorials, practice tests, and much more -- to help your students and patrons of all ages.

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).
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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 →
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Sam Williams

Regional Manager, Northern CA, EBSCO Information Sercices
Sam Williams is EBSCO’s Regional Manager for academic institutions in Nevada, with responsibility for EBSCOhost databases and digital archives, as well as EBSCO’s software and e-learning products. Sam has worked at EBSCO for just over nine years, and currently lives in Petaluma... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Acacia A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

3:00pm

Epic Maker Spaces in Libraries: The Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Clark County Library
High Tech? Low Tech? Looking to create a tech center or Makerspace for teens? Come hear the LVCCLD's Teen Services Department Head, Megan. talk about successes and setbacks when opening a space just for teens. Examples of what resonates with teens and advice will help you build a successful programming space.  Youth Services Manager, Shana, will address how they've taken the tech center ideas and implemented them in libraries across the District.  

Speakers
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Shana Harrington

Youth Services Manager, Las Vegas Clark County Library District
Shana’s professional experience has been primarily in libraries, academic and public, and in customer service. She is currently the Youth Services Manager for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and is excited about what Makerspace culture can do for our community and future... Read More →
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Megan Nykodym

Teen Services Department Head, Las Vegas Clark County Library District
Megan coordinates the Teens Services Department at Clark County Library who assists youths in discovering new technologies, hidden talents, and encourages an entrepreneurial spirit. When not traveling, Megan loves watching college football and supporting her favorite hockey team... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Paloverde B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

3:00pm

An Update on NLA and a Message on Diversity and Inclusion – from the 2018 NLA President
An update of the work NLA has done over the past year, what the future holds and how you can help!  Also, a message from the 2018 NLA President, Soraya Silverman-Montano, on this year’s Conference theme, “Libraries Are For Everyone” with a focus diversity, inclusion and equity.  The discussion will revolve on ways to better practice inclusivity, highlighting microaggressions that may not even be realized as such, and resources on how to stay on top of the work being done nationwide to maintain inclusiveness as best as possible.

Speakers
avatar for Soraya Silverman-Montano

Soraya Silverman-Montano

NLA President and Youth Services Department Head, Nevada Library Association
Soraya is incredibly honored to be serving as the 2018 President for the Nevada Library Association.  She is also the Youth Services Department Head for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District at the Spring Valley Library which she absolutely loves. Some professional accomplishments... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Acacia C (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

4:00pm

3D Printing in the Library: One Layer at a Time
3D Printing is HERE! Join us as we share an introductory lesson on how to bring 3D Printing to your library...one layer at a time!
Presentation includes: lessons learned, programming ideas, and finding what works for your library.
(*Presenters experienced on Makerbot Replicator+)

Speakers
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Mayra Corn

Assistant Branch Manager Mesquite Library Campus, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Mayra Corn is the Assistant Branch Manager for the Mesquite Library Campus. Mayra has worked for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District for 10 years. She holds a BA in Elementary Education and a MLIS degree with certification in Information Systems. Mayra is certified as a MakerBot... Read More →
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John Culliver

Computer Lab Assistant, Mesquite Library Learning Center, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
John Culliver works at the Mesquite Library Learning Center. John has worked for Las Vegas-Clark County Library District for 5 years. He holds a BS in Business Administration. John is certified as a MakerBot Operator and as a Curriculum Creator.


Saturday October 13, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Paloverde B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

4:00pm

East Las Vegas Library
The new East Las Vegas Library is scheduled to open in the spring of 2019. Take a peek at the new service model and see firsthand what the hype is all about. Be prepared to be amazed!

Speakers
avatar for Salvador Avila, MLIS

Salvador Avila, MLIS

Branch Manager, East Las Vegas Library
Salvador Avila is a Branch Manager with the Las Vegas – Clark County Library District. In the Spring of 2019 he will lead the new East Las Vegas Library found in the center of the Latino community. He is the author of Crash Course in Serving Spanish Speakers and Serving Latino Teens... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Paloverde A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

4:00pm

Library Brand Advocacy: STEPPS to Effective Community Engagement
Transform your library’s image from a public service institution to a community hotspot through effective library brand advocacy. Gain new insights on how libraries can deliver an experience that will engage and enrich their communities using Bergen’s (2013) STEPPS framework: Social Currency, Triggers, Emotion, Public, Practical Values, and Stories.

Speakers
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Rajesh Singh, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Division of Library & Information Science, St. John's University
Rajesh Singh is an Associate Professor in the Division of Library and Information Science (DLIS) at St. John’s University, New York. His deep interest in management and libraries has led him to frequent interfacing with library leaders and research of the application of marketing... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Acacia B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

4:00pm

Libraries = Education: Building Librarian-Teacher Partnerships Using Virtual Reality
This is an interactive session about the Nevada XR Library’s Libraries = Education pilot program aimed at promoting links between local schools and libraries.  

Strong links between formal (school) and informal (library) learning opportunities are vital to the success of both. Librarians are uniquely equipped to aid teachers by providing access to quality information and emerging technology via virtual reality. This interactive session will present the tools you need to forge librarian-teacher partnerships 

Speakers
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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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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 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Acacia A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

7:00pm

President's Reception
Come and join NLA President, Soraya Silverman-Montano,  for a lovely reception at the  Windmill Library!
Food and refreshments will be provided.

This is a ticketed event, please make sure to sign up for it here.


Speakers
avatar for Soraya Silverman-Montano

Soraya Silverman-Montano

NLA President and Youth Services Department Head, Nevada Library Association
Soraya is incredibly honored to be serving as the 2018 President for the Nevada Library Association.  She is also the Youth Services Department Head for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District at the Spring Valley Library which she absolutely loves. Some professional accomplishments... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Windmill Library Windmill Library, West Windmill Lane, Las Vegas, NV
 
Sunday, October 14
 

9:00am

How to be an ‘ally’ or, “I get to wear the cape, not you.”
The term ‘ally’ and the ways individuals are interpreting that role is being contested. This presentation will define what it is to be an ally, discuss some of the current conversations and push back surrounding the term and provide practical advice on how to be an effective collaborator.

Speakers
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Dr. LaTesha Velez

Lecturer, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
LaTesha Velez received her PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and her MLS from North Carolina Central University. Her work focuses on uncovering invisible norms and bias that may hinder the LIS profession from providing its highest level of service. After working... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Acacia ABC (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

10:30am

Break
Sunday October 14, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

11:00am

Digitization revealed
101 crash course on the fundamentals of digitizing archival collections from start to finish

This introductory level presentation discusses the basics of digitizing collections from start to finish. The author will reveal some secrets as well as tips and tricks for achieving efficiency and sustainability of your digital projects. All libraries have unique collections that deserve to gain more publicity. However, not all have digital departments to do the work. Wondering how to digitize and provide access to a wider audience to showcase your treasures? This digitization crash course is for you! It targets librarians passionate to learn how to create efficient workflows and explains in details all steps involved in digitization - from selection, through preparation, digitization, object description (metadata) to publishing online.

Speakers
avatar for Marina Georgieva

Marina Georgieva

Visiting Digital Collections Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Marina Georgieva holds a Master’s Degree in Library Science with Information Technology concentration from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She's been working at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas since 2015 in different capacities. Currently, her position is Visiting... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Acacia A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

11:00am

Finding Their Way: An Information Resource Guide for Refugees in Southern Nevada.
Last year, three MLIS students from the University of Washington partnered with Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and helped to identify an information need for new refugees. Although local city information for refugees is freely available online, this delivery method is not beneficial to individuals with limited English language proficiency or low digital literacy. To bridge this gap, we created a resource guide for refugees located in Southern Nevada, which can be adapted by libraries and resettlement organizations across the country.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Miskey, MLIS

Christina Miskey, MLIS

Citation and Bibliography Assistant, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Christina Miskey is a recent MLIS graduate from the University of Washington, where she was a student leader and advocate for online students' equality of access. She currently works in the Scholarly Communication Initiatives unit at UNLV, where she works on various special projects... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Paloverde A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

11:00am

Power Up your Friends: Partnering with the North Las Vegas Library District
Engaging the community through a “Friends of the Library” group is common practice among libraries – but creating and maintaining a Friends group can be very challenging. Power Up your Friends will use a case study approach to illustrate how to develop and revitalize a Friends group.

Speakers
avatar for Forrest Lewis

Forrest Lewis

Library Director, North Las Vegas Library District
avatar for Kevin Dincher, MS-OD; MA-MFCC

Kevin Dincher, MS-OD; MA-MFCC

Strategic Advisor, Professionals in Philanthropy
Kevin Dincher has a 40-year track record that includes organization and strategic consulting with non-profits, both large and small, as well as small family-owned business and Fortune 500 global technology companies. His experience includes work in education, counseling psychology... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Acacia B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

11:00am

The Power of In-Demand Career Information
Learn about the new career information database available to all Nevada public libraries and how the Nevada CareerExplorer system can be used at your library. Until now, the challenge for librarians has been navigating countless government and proprietary databases to assist career seekers. The Nevada CareerExplorer is a simple, user-friendly platform that helps patrons understand how their skills align to the jobs that are available now and in the future, what additional skills may be required, where and how to get them and, in the end, where to apply.

Speakers
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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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Jennifer Lile

Coordinator, College and Career Readiness, Clark County School District
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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 21 years of public library experience.
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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 →


Sunday October 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Paloverde B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

11:00am

I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan [Film Screening]
I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan (2016, 37 min.) A film by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly about the 94-year-old creative wonder, Ashley Bryan.  Ashley is a New York Public Library Literary Lion, many time winner of the Coretta Scott King award, and a 2017 Newbury Honor winner for his latest book Freedom Over Me.  He has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community and is a poet/illustrator of over 50 children's books inspired by his African heritage.  The film I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan has been selected for 15 film festivals worldwide and has been star reviewed by the American Library Association, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Booklist among many others saying:  “The film is ... a wonderful tool to learn about diversity, cultural competency, inclusion and social justice.” (ALA)  His life story and the art he makes from this wellspring of experience is an inspiration to people of all ages. 

Moderators
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Stefanie Bailey

Youth Services Librarian, Las Vegas Clark County Library District
Stefanie Bailey holds a Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas. She is fluent in Spanish and recently served on the 2018 Pura Belpre Book Award Committee. Stefanie has been working in Youth Service with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District for... Read More →

Sunday October 14, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Acacia C (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

12:00pm

UNLV University Libraries’ Inclusion and Equity Committee: Exploring the path to inclusiveness and diversity in an academic library.
UNLV University Libraries’ recent formation of the Inclusion and Equity Committee demonstrates an institutional desire to strengthen its commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. This presentation will discuss the background of the committee, its strategic plan, and challenges members have encountered as the committee’s second year begins.

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 →
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Kelsey Lupo

Library Technician II, Digitization Lab Manager & Student Supervisor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Kelsey Lupo is the Digitization Lab Manager and Student Supervisor within Digital Collections, a department of Special Collections at University Libraries, University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is completing her graduate studies research focusing on student safety in public spaces and... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Paloverde A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

12:00pm

Chronicling America: Learn about Nevada's participation in a nation-wide historic newspaper digitization initiative
Chronicling America makes available historic newspapers from across the country. These papers are the first draft of history, show the daily lives, perspectives, and events of the past. Attendees will be introduced to the project, learn how to search, access, and retrieve digital papers, and of the many tools available for K-12 and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Gaxiola, M.S.

Carrie Gaxiola, M.S.

Newspaper Project Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Carrie Gaxiola is the Newspaper Project Coordinator at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries - Carrie holds a Master of Science in Information Science from University of North Texas, Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History from UNLV, and is currently earning a Master of Archive... Read More →
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Yvonne Wilk

Newspaper Project Technician, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Yvonne Wilk is the Newspaper Project Technician at UNLV Libraries– Yvonne is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in Science. She has also attended Sorbonne University in Paris and the Universite Laurentienne in Villfranche-Sur-Mer in Nice, Fran... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Acacia B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

12:00pm

Library iSchool Panel
Thinking of getting your library degree? Not sure which school to pursue? Want to learn about online master's programs? This panel is for you! Hear from students and university directors who've been there and now work in the field of their dreams! Schools to be discussed include: Emporia State University, San Jose State University, University of North Texas, and more! 

Speakers
avatar for Yvonne J. Chandler

Yvonne J. Chandler

Associate Professor, University of North Texas, College of Information
Yvonne J. Chandler is an Associate Professor in the Department of InformationSciences (DIS) in the College of Information at the University of North Texas. Herresearch areas include legal information services, Internet resources and services, andeducation for library and information... Read More →
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Marisa Eytalis

Youth Services Librarian, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Marisa Eytalis is a Youth Services Librarian at Rainbow Library in Las Vegas. She has served as co-chair of the Nevada Library Association's Leadership and Mentoring Committee since 2017. She earned her MLIS from San Jose State University.
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Gracie McDonough

Youth Services Specialist, Henderson Libraries
Gracie McDonough is the Treasurer of the Nevada Library Association and graduated from Emporia State University (ESU) in 2016 with her MILS. She works for Henderson Libraries and College of Southern Nevada after spending several years in the nonprofit and entertainment industries... Read More →
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Dale Monobe

MLS Regional Director, Emporia State University, School of Library and Information Management
Dale Monobe is the Utah MLS Regional Director for the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) at Emporia State University (ESU).  He holds a Ph.D. in Human Rehabilitation and an MLS and has experience teaching on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  When he first... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Paloverde B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

12:00pm

Nevada Legislative Bootcamp
Join NLA Government Relations co-chairs for an overview of the Nevada Legislative process before the 2019 session. Discover the ins and outs of the legislature, prepare your timeline starting on election day in November, and find out how to be effective library advocate in your community.

Google Slides

Speakers
avatar for Joan Dalusung

Joan Dalusung

Assistant Director, Washoe County Library System
Joan Dalusung is the Assistant Director for the Washoe County Library System. She is Co-Chair of the Nevada Library Association Government Relations Committee and a member of the State Council on Libraries and Literacy representing public libraries.
avatar for Sena Loyd, MLIS

Sena Loyd, MLIS

Library Director, Carson City Library
Library Director for the Carson City Library since 2014. Sena has worked with the Carson City Library and Nevada Library Association to promote and lobby for Libraries across the state.  She is excited for the 2019 Legislative session.


Sunday October 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Acacia A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

1:00pm

Break for Lunch
Nearby lunch locations:

Fulton Street Food Hall at Harrah's Las Vegas  --  Harrah's Las Vegas, 3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109  (0.7 miles from the Westin)
Hash House A Go Go at The LINQ  -- The LINQ, 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (0.7 miles from the Westin)
Yard House -- The LINQ, 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (0.6 miles from the Westin)
Off The Strip at the LINQ --  The LINQ, 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (0.6 miles from the Westin)
Jake & Eli Restaurant -- Inside of the Westin
The Modern Vegan -- 700 E Naples Dr. Suite 111, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (1.7 miles from the Westin)
Mint Indian Bistro  -- 730 E Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV 89119 (1.3 miles from the Westin)

Sunday October 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library: Creating Collections and Metadata for the Communities We Serve
UC Berkeley's Ethnic Studies Library launched a staff-wide project to bring digital access to many of their archival materials, including historical materials of the communities represented not only on campus but in the San Francisco Bay Area. The librarians were able to create a workflow that not only complemented their vision of this digital path forward but also created metadata that is representative of diverse points of view.  

Speakers
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Melissa Stoner

Native American Studies Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library, University of California, Berkeley
Melissa Stoner specializes in digital archives and collections, she is currently coordinating the creation of the UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library digital lab


Sunday October 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Paloverde A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

2:00pm

Data Visualization: digital storytelling using free software
This session is an introduction to the world of data visualization. Learn how to visualize data by constructing eye-catching infographics and tell stories about your neighborhood and community by creating story maps - all using free software.

Speakers
avatar for Hilla Sang, MBA, PhD Candidate

Hilla Sang, MBA, PhD Candidate

Data Visualization & GIS Specialist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Hilla is the Data Visualization and GIS Specialist at UNLV's Lied Library. She has a rich background in data visualization and interdisciplinary research using a variety of data analysis and visualization techniques. Hilla holds a B.A. in English and American Literature from Hofstra... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Acacia B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

2:00pm

We Can Do It: Building a Successful Library Trustee Board
This workshop will focus on the powers and expectations of Nevada library trustees as outlined in the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and the Nevada State Library's online training modules.

What are the roles and responsibilities of Nevada library trustees? Set up your board for success by attending this information session about the importance of upstanding trusteeship and how the Nevada State Library can help your board members reach their full potential as library advocates. 

Speakers
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 →
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David Ortlipp, B.Bus., MBA

Director of Operations, Spread the Word Nevada
David is a senior member of the State Council on Libraries and Literacy (SCLL) representing library trustees, he is also a financial executive with an extensive background in public and private sector accounting, logistics and IT sales and operational management. David is passionate... Read More →
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Sara Jones, MLS

Director, Marin County Free Library
Archives and Public Records Administrator from 2001 - 2007President of CalifaDirector, Marin County Free Library Sara Jones joined the Marin County Free Library system as Director in July of 2014. Her focus has been in making the library a critical resource to improve student achievement... 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 →


Sunday October 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Acacia A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

2:00pm

Ways to Make Positive Change: How to Find and Use Diverse Children's Books
Looking for ways to find more quality diverse books and #ownvoices stories for your classroom and library? This talk will cover the importance of diverse books and ways to find, acquire and celebrate diverse books with children.  Topics will include: the necessity of not relying only on major review journals to find good books, boosting #ownvoices stories, and the power of the online book community to make a positive change in publishing.  

Speakers
avatar for Alia Jones

Alia Jones

Sr. Library Services Assistant, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Alia Jones is a Sr. Library Services Assistant at The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. She loves picture books and diverse books and blogs at www.readitrealgood.com and tweets @readitrealgood.


Sunday October 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Paloverde B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

3:00pm

"So You Want to Be an Archivist?"
A primary introduction to developing a career in the archival profession.  Learn the basic requirements, and tips for landing your first job. 

People come to the archival profession for many reasons—to tell the story of a community, preserve a piece of history, hold people and institutions accountable, improve access through technology, connect researchers with the documents they need, and more. They work with digital documents, rare manuscripts, analog film, letters, postcards, diaries, photographs, organizational records—and that’s just the start of it.  This informative session will help you explore the possibilities of launching a new career.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Frazier

Michael Frazier

Book & Paper Conservator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Michael Frazier has served as Book and Paper Conservator for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries since 2002. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa, where he also worked as a Preservation Assistant at the McFarlin Library. He has a Master's Degree in Library Science... Read More →
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Sarah Jones

Visiting Special Collections Technical Services Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sarah Jones is the current Visiting Special Collections Technical Services Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received a bachelor's degree in history from UCLA in 2012, and a master's degree in library and information science from UCLA in 2017. Her current position... Read More →
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Paula Mitchell

Special Collections Librarian, Gerald R. Sherratt Library
Paula Mitchell- Assistant Professor of Library Media/Special Collections Librarian at Southern Utah University. Director of Special Collections at SUU, teaches Children's Literature to undergraduates and graduates and Information Literacy Skills to freshmen and sophomores. President... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Acacia A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

3:00pm

Practical Methods for using EBSCOhost Databases to teach Information Literacy and combat Fake News
EBSCO’s User Research Team is driven to learn more about how students interact with online databases as they evolve into researchers. In this session, we will present findings on how K-12 students interact with our products at different stages, as they advance through their education. These findings may be able to provide insight into how we teach electronic resources, in order to help students become better critical thinkers and more confident researchers.

Speakers
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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).
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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 →
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Sam Williams

Regional Manager, Northern CA, EBSCO Information Sercices
Sam Williams is EBSCO’s Regional Manager for academic institutions in Nevada, with responsibility for EBSCOhost databases and digital archives, as well as EBSCO’s software and e-learning products. Sam has worked at EBSCO for just over nine years, and currently lives in Petaluma... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Paloverde A (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

3:00pm

Story & Soundtrack, #BOOKSONMIXTAPE or ‘What if your favorite books also had soundtracks?’
‘What if your favorite books also had pairing soundtracks?’  What if patrons educated other ‘common-interest’ patrons with user-curated playlists connecting available physical/digital resources? This idea prompts us to ask the question; ‘How would we connect books, authors, and music?” “What would a soundtrack for a story sound like?’
 
 
 

Speakers
avatar for Adam Simpson

Adam Simpson

Multi-services, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Adam began working in Library Operations as a Circulation Assistant while attending Appalachian State University. After college Adam worked as an financial coordinator for Expedia, Inc. during the start of the social media boom developing a 'Stuck in the Airport' blog titled "Books... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Acacia B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

3:00pm

E-rate Essentials: Nevada Connect Kids Initiative
Sufficient bandwidth is needed in Schools and Libraries in order to take advantage of digital and distance learning opportunities and "sufficient" today, according to the FCC, is a connection of 1 Mbps by 2018 per student in order for Schools and Libraries to take advantage of technology's ability to transform teaching, learning, and development.

Speakers
avatar for Jojo Myers Campos

Jojo Myers Campos

Governor's Office of Science, Innovation, and Technology
Jojo Myers Campos serves as the state Broadband Development Manager for the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation, and Technology. In, this role she coordinates with key partners in education, healthcare, transportation, public safety, and economic development the planning, mapping... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Paloverde B (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa) 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA