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Nevada Library Association Handbook

Board of Trustees
Appointed Officers & Standing Committees




It has been reported that a periodical called Nevada Librarian was published by NLA from 1946 to 1950. The Nevada Library Notes was an official publication of the Nevada State Library, although it contained a great deal of news about the association. It appeared from 1951 to 1963. In 1963, the association began sponsoring the publication of Nevada Libraries in a new format, although it continued to be produced by State Library staff. This publication ceased in 1973, and was replaced by Nevada Libraries High Roller, edited by a volunteer editor and wholly financed by NLA. (Its name changed inadvertently to Nevada Library Association High Roller in 1977 when a new cover was designed.) Nevada Libraries was a quarterly; at first there was an attempt to publish the High Roller on a bimonthly basis, although the result was irregular. In 1976 and 1977, ten issues were published each year, but in 1978, frequency had settled back into a more-or-less regular bimonthly schedule. The High Roller was published quarterly. The Nevada Library Association High Roller publication returned to the use of the name Nevada Libraries starting with Vol. 34, No. 1, February, 1997 issue. This is a bi-monthly publication of the Nevada Library Association (February, April, June, August, Special October Convention issue for attendees, December).

Subscription rates were raised from $2 to $5 per year in 1977, and a program to exchange the publication with those of other states was discontinued. Current subscription rates are $20 yearly, non-member (U.S.)


The editor has the responsibility for the publication of the Nevada Libraries, the official publication of the Nevada Library Association. The editor selects a business manager and whatever other staff s/he feels is necessary to ensure the timely publication of the Nevada Libraries. If the editor resigns, she/he notifies the publications committee chairperson and the NLA president. The outgoing editor and the publications committee submit a nominee for the new editor to the president of NLA for his/her approval.

1. The editor and the business manager serve on the publications committee.

2. The editor and the publications committee annually update and revise the policies/procedures manual regarding all facets of the publication of the Nevada Libraries and submit changes to the executive secretary for the NLA Handbook.

3. The budget request for the Nevada Libraries is submitted by the editor to the publications committee and the two meet prior to submission to discuss needed amounts.