March Meeting

Social Media is becoming a major resource for organizational outreach and recruitment, especially LinkedIn!

Please Join Us On

March 28, 2019

At Hometown Health

10315 Professional Circle,

Reno NV

For a presentation about all things LinkedIn from  Chapter President Tauri Schow and Member Heather Hahn. 

Learn how to leverage this social media platform to connect with others in the information industry and beyond. 

The presentation will begin at 5:30pm

Please RSVP to

by March 22nd 

SJSU Offering a Free Blockchain Course

Have you been wondering what all the fuss surrounding blockchain is all about? The potential for blockchain is of particular importance to libraries, as it may be used to connect institutions, build enhanced metadata or cataloging systems, host digital peer-to-peer sharing, and more. Learn all about it during our school’s MOOC starting March 11, 2019. Registration is now open!

The Blockchain and Decentralization for the Information Industries MOOC will be led by metaLAB at Harvard-affiliate Jason Griffey, who was the opening keynote speaker at our school’s Library 2.018 web conference on the theme.

The free, non-credit, fully online course will give participants the opportunity to explore the subject while using technology to work in a collaborative learning environment.

The following topics will be covered over six weeks:

  • Overview and history of blockchain
  • Standards, legalities, security
  • Related blockchain-like systems, decentralization
  • Limits of the technology, ethical concerns, new types of proofs
  • Use cases in public libraries, academic libraries, museums, archives
  • Future direction

The course will be held on the Canvas Network. Visit the course site for more information and to register.

Interface Conference – May 1, 2019

F2F and Interface is offering free conference registration to Chapter Members.  To register for the conference please go to: And follow the website prompts.

The conference will be held at the

Atlantis Casino ~ Grand Ballroom

3800 S. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89502

If you have any questions please contact Tauri Schow at

The Hale Library – A Case Study Presented by Brian Foote

Hale Library at Kansas State University suffered extensive damage to its structure and contents after an accidental fire on the roof in May of 2018. Hale Library has more than 1.2 million books in its collection, not including other resources. Brian Foote, a member of BELFOR’s national document restoration team, will present a case study on the recovery process and how water and soot affected the collection. You will not want to miss this informative and lively presentation.
For particulars regarding Brian’s presentation go to the announcement for the Chapter’s

January Meeting

January’s Meeting

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We all hope that a disaster will never strike

But if it does, best to be prepared

Please Join Us on

January 24, 2019

For a presentation on all things disaster recovery

with our very own

Brian Foote of Belfor Property Restoration

His presentation will being at 12:00 at

50 Artisan Means Way, Suite B

Reno, NV 89511

Lunch will be provided

Please RSVP to

no later than January 17th.

Our Sierra Nevada Community

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This holiday season the Sierra Nevada Chapter of ARMA would like to give back to our community.  WE are sponsoring a local family through Advocates to End Domestic Violence.  We will be collecting gifts and food for our family.  Here’s what you need to do to help…
Follow the link and select what you would like to contribute.  Everything needs to be turned over to AEDV before our monthly meeting.
The drop off schedule is as follows:
From Now until December 17th you can drop off donations to Sara Martel or Heather Hahn at 100 North Stewart Street in Carson City, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.  Their offices are located on the lower level of the State Library and Archives building.  Then for those in the Reno/Sparks area, Heather will be accepting donations Thursday December 13th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Starbucks located in the Summit Mall across from LuLu Lemon.  The final drop off day will be December 17th at between 5:30pm and 6:00pm at the Union restaurant in Carson City.
If you have any questions please feel free to email or contact Heather or Sara.
Heather Hahn = 775-684-3420
Sara Martel = 775-684-3422 (Sara will be out office until December 12th)