Nevada Library Association March 2018 newsletter

Nevada Libraries

A Quarterly Publication of the Nevada Library Association

ISSN 1094-6918

Editor: Tam Anderson
Ph. 702-507-3521

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Membership Information

Nevada Library Association
900 North Roop Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Nevada Reads 2018
Nevada Reads is a statewide book club hosted by Nevada Humanities, that invites Nevadans to read selected works of literature, and to come together in their communities to share the ideas and perceptions inspired by the books they have read.
This year, Nevada Reads will feature one novel, Julie Buntin’s Marlena: A Novel, and one nonfiction book, Sam Quinones’ Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. The opioid crisis impacts all Nevadans; rich and poor, young and old in every community in the state. More than 64,000 people died in the United States from opioid overdose last year, and according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control, Nevada ranked among the top 15 states for opioid overdose deaths.
Programming around the selected books will take place throughout the state in 2018, including book clubs, discussion groups, and community partnership-led initiatives. If your library would like to host an event, or even a Skype interview with Sam Quinones, please contact Stephanie Gibson, Program Manager, Nevada Humanities, for more information: or 775-784-6537.

For more information about Nevada Humanities or Nevada Reads, visit or call 800-382-5023 in Reno, or 702-800-4670 in Las Vegas. 

Online Learning…

Nevada State Library and Archives (NSLA) provides access to continuing education, including webinars, on a variety of topics. There are seats for Infopeople, WebJunction, and Library Juice Academy webinars that are available to all in the Nevada library community for free, provided by the State Library with federal grant funds. Pop on over to and see what you can learn—for free!

Food for Thought

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will be offering its annual Food for Thought program throughout the month of April. Patrons can bring in canned or other non-perishable food to have their fines waived. Food is then donated to 3- Square and other local food banks. It’s a win-win-win for the patrons, the library, and the community. 

Washoe Puts Museums Within Reach

Washoe County Library System has partnered with Discover & Go, a partnership that will offer free and low-cost tickets to world-class museums, theatres, aquariums, zoos and science centers to WCLS cardholders.

According to Library Director Jeff Scott, “We are thrilled that our cardholders will be able to take advantage of increased access to Northern California and Nevada museums, and look forward to expanding the number of local attractions available to our users.”  For the Northern Nevada launch of Discover & Go, Washoe County Library System has partnered with the Nevada Museum of Art, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, and the Fleischmann Planetarium.”

Take a Storied Walk in Henderson


Henderson Libraries, in conjunction with the City of Henderson, recently saw the installation of two permanent StoryWalks® in Henderson. Bethany Lafferty, Green Valley Assistant Manager and Youth Services Department Head, has been coordinating “pop up” StoryWalks® at City events over the past few years and was approached by City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department to coordinate with them on the permanent installations.


The first permanent installation was at Cornerstone Park (pictured below) and was unveiled in January. The second permanent installation is at Burkholder Trail and was unveiled in February. Both installations will be refreshed monthly to share new stories with folks at the park and on the trail.


 A Survey from Syracuse

Folks from Syracuse University are conducting a survey to learn more about the interest in and use of design thinking and methods in library practice, and the use of and need for design skills and abilities in library education. This work is supported by the 2017 IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant, "Designing Future Library Leaders" (RE-98-17-0032-17).

They are asking those who work at any type of library in the United States, to help by taking this survey, Understanding Design Thinking and Methods in Library Practice, which should only take about 20-30 minutes. This survey is completely voluntary. All information will be kept anonymous, unless you choose to leave your name and contact information for follow-up research, in which case your information will be kept confidential.

To participate in the survey, please go to:

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact Nicole Potter, MLIS Candidate, Syracuse University,

 Board of Trustees  Voting Members

Soraya Silverman-Montano, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Jeff Scott, Washoe County Library System

Executive Secretary
Seungyeon Yang-Peace, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Marco Veyna-Reyes, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Gracie McDonough, Henderson Libraries

Section - NCRL

Section - NSCLS
Susan Thurnbeck, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Section - PLATO

Northeast District
Kassie Antonucci, Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System

Northwest District
Brenda Owens, Washoe County Library System

Southern District
Melissa Chomintra, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

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