Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Online Registration Is Now Closed

Online Registration for the 2008 NLA Conference is now closed. You may still register using the downloadable form or in person at the conference itself. Thanks! See you there!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Take a Gamble on Web 2.0! - Preconference Workshop

Take a gamble on Web 2.0!
Explore the Web 2.0 World at a FREE preconference workshop:

When: Wednesday August 13th, 2008, 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Lied Library Rhyolite Room, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Cost: FREE! (Space is limited; reserve your seat now!)

Details at: http://demystified.wetpaint.com/page/Nevada+Library+Association+Annual+Conference+2008

Join us and learn "What Happens In Vegas - Stays on YouTube!"

Please RSVP by Email to:

Patrick Griffis,
Business Librarian, University of Nevada Las Vegas,

This workshop is sponsored by the Nevada College and Research Libraries (NCRL) section of the Nevada Library Association

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Transportation Arrangements

Hi all!

If you need transportation between the airport and Santa Fe Station for the conference, please let Holly Van Valkenburgh know.

Her telephone number is 775.684.3322 and her email is hvanvalk@clan.lib.nv.us .

Update as of 7/17/08: Holly' new email is: hvanvalkenburgh@nevadaculture.org.

Thank you, and see you in a couple of months!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Preliminary Program Schedule Available

Hi all!

The preliminary program is now available! Follow this link to access this Excel file:

Preliminary Conference Program


- Joan

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Online Conference Registration Form Released!

The Online Form for the 2008 NLA Conference has been released! This form is for payment by credit card only.

Don't forget to join NLA if you haven't already done so. The prices you see on the conference registration form will reflect your current NLA membership status.

Please contact thhis year's Registration Chair, Janet Mastalir at jmastalir@hdpl.org or Joan Vaughan, NLA Webmaster, at jevaughan@hdpl.org if you have any difficulties using the form.

Thanks, and we'll see you in August!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Conference Registration Form Released!

We are happy to say that the Conference Registration form is available! This form is for check payments only - the online form for credit card payments will be available very soon. Check back here to see when!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Welcome from Nikki Winslow, 2008 Conference Chair

The 2008 NLA Conference Committee is in full swing preparing for this year’sannual festivities, with the theme “Bridging the Gap @ Nevada Libraries”. The Conference is being held this year from August 14-16th at the Santa Fe Station Hotel and Casino in Northwest Las Vegas. The Santa Fe Casino promises to be a great site, with a movie theater, bowling alley, food court, and several restaurants and lounges. Rooms are available for $59 plus tax anight, so be sure to make your reservations early!

Make sure to take advantage of the discounts you receive towards Conference Registration by joining NLA and getting registered before the Early Bird discount ends. You will save $30 just for joining NLA, and another $20 for signing up before the Early Bird deadline. That savings practically pays for your membership!!

We are really excited about the some of the speakers we have lined up, including noted children’s literature consultant and speaker Judy Freeman, who will be presenting all day on Friday, August 15th. This year the Continuing Education credits will be earned during the regular conference session, enabling regular conference attendees to earn credits without attending a preconference. Update: We are happy to report that Judy Freeman will be able to attend the conference after all. 5/12/08 JV

We have some very exciting prospects for our Virtual Track, as well as a great program about how to offer video gaming tournaments in your branches. Wewill offer programs for everyone, from the latest technology to customerservice, throughout the conference.

Here’s an overview of this year’s conference:

Thursday, August 14, 2008
8-10 am Free Breakfast in the Exhibitor’s Hall
10 am Keynote Speaker
11-4 pm Breakout Programs
4-6 pm Exhibitor’s Reception, Complimentary
6-8 pm President’s Dinner, featuring Richard Lee and Killian’s Angels

Friday, August 15, 2008
8-10 am Free Breakfast in the Exhibitor’s Hall
10 am Keynote Speaker
11-5 pm Breakout Programs

Saturday, August 16, 2008
9-12 am NYRA Breakfast
12-4 pm Children’s Services Breakout Programs

We really hope everyone is able to attend and guarantee some great programs and fun for all! Any questions? Contact me at nlaconfchair@yahoo.com.

(as written in the March 2008 Nevada Libraries)