NLA/MPLA Schedule at a Glance
Tuesday, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
State Council on Libraries and Literature/ Nevada Public Library Directors Meeting - Revolution D
Tuesday, 8:30 am - 9:15 am
NYRA Business Meeting - Revolution A-1
MPLA Membership Meeting - Revolution A-2
Tuesday, 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Refreshments - Vendor Break - Graceland A & B
Keynote Speaker, Greg Harris
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Graceland A & B
Keynote Speaker, Greg Harris - Graceland A & B - 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Tuesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Is Your Library in League with Your School? – Revolution A-1 – 11:00-12:00
Learn how three rural libraries in Oklahoma bridged the gap between the local schools and the public library to engage the students in free and innovative programming.
Charlotte Nance, Tonya Baldwin, Kathy Atchley - email@example.com – Clinton Public Library,Clinton, Oklahoma
Engagement From the Ground Up: A novel Approach to Strategic Planning – Revolution A-2 - 11:00-12:00
Finding our way using a mostly bottom-up strategic planning method has been interesting, frustrating and rewarding. Join us to learn about this unique process and our lessons learned.
Lea Briggs and Leah Boetger - firstname.lastname@example.org – University of New Mexico
Up, Down, and Sideways: The Nevada State Data Initiative Integrates State and Local Public Library Data –
Revolution B - 11:00-12:00
The Nevada State Data Initiative using CommunityConnect opens up a whole new world of possibilities— an integrated statewide network of local library customer, usage, segmentation, and demographic data utilizing analytics and intelligence capabilities to increase reach, demonstrate relevance, and resilience.
Marc Futterman - email@example.com, Robbie DeBuff - firstname.lastname@example.org, Danielle Milam - email@example.com
Cross-Cultural Competency for Library Staff: Serving Immigrants & Refugees with Empathy & Understanding –Revolution C – 11:00-12:00
This session presents the basics of cross-cultural competency from an anthropological and linguistic perspective. Topics addressed include understanding cultural differences, culture shock, different communication styles (including cultural differences in body language), tips for cross-linguistic communication, and the role of values in cultural difference.
Dale Savage - firstname.lastname@example.org – Arizona State Library
NCLab and the Nevada Public Libraries: 21st Century Learning – Revolution D - 11:00-12:00
Experience game-based learning in coding, 3D modeling, virtual reality and more. Learn how to use these programs in your library.
Dr. Pavel Solin (NCLab, Inc.); Tammy Westergard (Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records) - email@example.com ,
Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Legal Reference for Beginners – Revolution A-1 – 1:15-2:15
Ever feel panicked when a patron asks a legal question because you are not sure where to go or how much information you can give? Participants will learn how to handle legal reference questions and what sources to consult for common questions.
Deborah Hamilton - firstname.lastname@example.org – Pikes Peak Library District
Inside the Escape Room – Revolution A-2 – 1:15-2:15
See if you can escape this room and learn how to put on an Escape room of your own at your library. Focus will include making clues and setting age appropriate goals good for all ages of library attendees.
Kristy Gibson - email@example.com – Las Vegas Clark County Library District
Windmill Library Passport Services: A Pilot Project – Revolution B – 1:15-2:15
This session will explore the steps necessary to research, plan and implement a passport services program at your local public library. This session will also showcase the impact that a passport services pilot project has had on the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.
Tom Sommer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Story TIme AMPLIFIED – Revolution C – 1:15-2:15
Learn how to solidly engage a young story time audience in a unique and special way. Discover how
puppets and ventriloquism can be the secret ingredient.
Meghan Casey, Ed Casey - RockyMountainPuppets@Gmail.com – Denver, Colorado
Out-of-This-World Programs on a Down-to-Earth Budget – Revolution D – 1:15-2:15
Experience hands-on activities and learn about NASA resources that can be used immediately by libraries of all sizes and budgets in a variety of programs. Learn more about how to access STAR_Net’s online community and resources (for free) while receiving step-by-step implementation instructions for exciting activities.
Brooks Mitchell - email@example.com – Boulder, Colorado, Elena Rosenfeld, Associate Director of Community Engagement at the High Plains Library District (Colorado)
Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cleaning Up the Catalog: Getting Your Data in Order – Revolution A-1 – 2:30-3:30
This program would help libraries to learn how to search for issues with their data and fix those issues. Aimed at all libraries.
Shari Theroux - Shari.Theroux@northern.edu – Northern State Univesity
Friends & Foundations - Who's Doing What – Revolution A-2 – 2:30-3:30
Library support organizations need to understand their unique roles in advocacy & fundraising and how to work in tandem to support your library.
Sue Hall - firstname.lastname@example.org
Legislative Action - Revolution B – 2:30-3:30
Nevada librarians share their experience with a successful legislative budget request for additional library funding.
Joan Dalusung - email@example.com -Washoe County Library System, Carol Lloyd - firstname.lastname@example.org - Churchill County Library and Sena Loyd - SLoyd@carson.org -Carson City Library
Part One - Edible Book Festival – Revolution C – 2:30-3:30
Engaging with patrons through food, books, and creativity.
Sarah Harvey – email@example.com – Incline Village Library
Part Two - Innovative Convergence of Comic Con
Comic con is a library program that is a popular way to promote and foster lifelong learning, connect people, and celebrate family and community. You will become familiar to what a Comic Con is and recognize the various components that go into producing a successful Comic Con.
Laura Kimberly - firstname.lastname@example.org – Medford, Oregon
Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Combating Fake News through Digital Humanities - Revolution D - 2:30-3:30
This program outlines several digital course projects for undergraduate English students at Oklahoma State University. Librarians and faculty devised assignments using digital technology to engage students, develop research skills, and promote critical thinking on topics still relevant to today's world such as historical accuracy and fake news.
David D. Oberhelman - email@example.com – Oklahoma State University
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Refreshments - No-conflict Vendor Break - Graceland A & B
Tuesday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teaching Data Literacy While Saving the Environment - Revolution A-1 – 4:00-5:00
This will present an overview of the Data Rescue Reno event, put on by the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries to engage UNR and Reno community members to help save federal environmental data as well as promote data literacy. It will talk about the benefits of the event as well as the problems and how other libraries - including public and academic libraries - can host similar events.
Teresa Schultz – firstname.lastname@example.org – University of Nevada Reno
Working to Get Good Jobs, Getting to Work in a Good Job: A Shared Responsibility - Revolution A-2 – 4:00-5:00
The Nevada State Library advances workforce training through a rich network of statewide partners, directing support to projects that demonstrate dedication to the well-being of citizens in all stages of work life. Learn about about a first-of-its-kind in the nation project in the Las Vegas Valley doing just that. Find out how these library districts are delivering for citizens who turn to the library as their number one, life-long learning place.
Tammy Westergard, Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records; Katherine DeRosear, email@example.com, Headed2; and Jaime Cruz, firstname.lastname@example.org , Chief Strategy Officer, Workforce Connections of Southern Nevada
Implementing Fake News Evaluation into Information Literacy Sessions at Northern State University - Revolution B – 4:00-5:00
Fake news is a hot topic, but surprisingly, many college students struggle to decipher the difference between real and fake news in their daily lives. This session will include a background on fake news and the research surrounding college students' needs for more formal informational literacy sessions surrounding information evaluation. The librarians will share the freely available resources they used to build the foundation for their fake news information sessions and discuss how they incorporated their findings and resources into their sessions.
Lynn Klundt - email@example.com and Kristin Echtenkamp - Kristin.Echtenkamp@northern.edu – Northern State University
Supporting Entrepreneurship Through Unique Service & Resource Offerings – Revolution C – 4:00-5:00
Libraries have long provided resources to aid job seekers but are now using existing resources and services and creating new innovative ones to help entrepreneurs. Come find out how one academic library is supporting entrepreneurs on campus and in the greater community.
Tara Radniecki - firstname.lastname@example.org – University of Nevada Reno
Tuesday, 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Sensory Story Time From Scratch - Revolution A-1 – 5:15-6:00
This program presents information on the necessity of inclusive programming through Sensory Story Times. Tips and tools for implementation are provided to demonstrate how to create your own program utilizing the resources you already have on hand.
Kate Cruz and Emily Goehring - email@example.com – Washoe County Library
Playing with Nonfiction (and the sneaky work it accomplishes) - Revolution A-2 – 5:15-6:00
Expect a lively discussion on the provocative nature of nonfiction, and how it ignites student excitement for real-world issues and engages students in multidisciplinary inquiry.
Patricia Newman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Radical Alignment: How to Engage & Excite in a Rapidly Changing World – Revolution B – 5:15-6:00
How do you create the deep engagement and loyalty that will turn people who come to your library into advocates as well as regular visitors? In an interactive 50-90-minute workshop, the speaker will provide a methodology and practical tools for aligning your organization and creating the vibrant locus for experience and growth your library needs to compete in a changing world.
Matt Procter - MattProcter@improvegroup.net
Step Away From the Clip Art: Marketing Mastery for Librarians – Revolution C – 5:15-6:00
Looking for effective techniques to engage patrons without bleeding money & time? We’ll equip you with the tools to showcase your library and thrive in the 21st century marketing landscape. *Comic Sans and Cat GIFs not included.
Laurinda Tapper - email@example.com – Rapid City Public Library
People First Programming: Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? – Revolution D – 5:15-6:00
Adults are busy. Find what works in your community and provide programming worth their while!
Janet Parr - firstname.lastname@example.org – Rapid City Public Library
Tuesday, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NLA President's Reception and Karaoke Party - Vinyl Theater
Tuesday, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MPLA Joint Receptions: Leadership Institute Alumni, New Members, and Hot Tub Roundtable - MPLA President's Suite and Alpine Standard Fire Pit