Hello! I'm Tammy

 

My passion is helping people get better jobs with real wage growth. I believe there's no better place to do that than in libraries. My first expertise was in workforce development over twenty years ago. While serving as the Deputy Manager of the Carson City Office of Business Development on a project with the Carson City Library, it was clear workforce development programs are perfectly suited to be in libraries. That's what inspired me to get my Masters in Library Science. Since becoming a librarian I've launched first-in-the-country programs in libraries to help people level up their skills (for free) and take their place in the 21st century economy.

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Tammy Westergard, MLS

SENIOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT LEADER

NEVADA STATE LIBRARIAN 2019-2020

 

Phone:

775-230-4964

 

Email:

tammy@tammywestergard.com

 

Address:

Carson City, NV 

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TIME LINE
 
2020

January

  • Philadelphia ALA Presenter

  • XR Libraries

  • ALA Workforce Strategic Roundtable Participant

  • Washoe County Libraries Presentation to Schools XR

Septebmer

  • ASUGSV Virtual Summit Presenter

2019

January

  • Hosted Open House for Gov. Sisolak Inauguration

  • Expert Panelist for the University of N. Texas iSchool Program re: Emerging Technology

  • ALA Presenter XR Libraries

February

  • Panelist in Service for Marin County Free Libraries on Leadership

  • Congressional Fly – Invitation-only Advocate for ALA

March

  • Academic Presenter – XR ….

  • Washington DC – Feature re: Broadband in Nevada and Nevada Libraries Advancing Workforce

  • NAWB Presenter

  • NLA 3 Different Sessions at Legislature

June

  • ALA – Presented XR Libraries plus Delegate Visits

July

  • Google Groundbreaking

  • Nevada ACTE Presenter re: XR

September

  • Presented at Regents Meeting at WNC

  • Oculus Connect 6 Education Summit

November

  • Preserving Nevada Environmental Summit

  • NLA Presenter

2018

March

  • Philadelphia PLA – Libraries Strengthening the Talent Pipeline

April

  • Hosted Knowledge Summit

May

  • National Library Legislative Day

June

  • ALA Presented XR Libraries

August

  • XR Librarian Training for 45 People

September

  • COSLA Presented Vison of NSLA KIC – and Emerging Technology

2017
  • ALA Midwinter – COSLA Meeting

  • National Library Legislative Day – Hosted Nevada Delegation

  • LSTA Strategic Planning across State around Workforce

  • NLA – Presentations

2015

78th legislature Nevada Library led Cohorts

2013

REGISTERED LOBBYIST:

Carson City Library 2013 77th Nevada Legislative Session

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 

Brought advanced manufacturing certification program (MT1) to patrons (first-ever MT1 library program nationwide) at Carson City Library as Deputy Director, partnering with Carson City High School and College of Southern Nevada, with graduates winning jobs at Tesla and Panasonic.

Assisted in enabling area college to offer dialysis technician training using 3D and VR, supporting STEM proficiency. Partnered with Governor’s Office of Economic Development, colleges, Nevada State Library, and other resources on new workforce development and community education initiatives.

Launched Nevada Career Explorer occupation database, aligning desirable occupations with jobs key to statewide growth, with skill matching to identify ideal career paths.

Amplified STEM learning by partnering to pilot VR training (VR, AR, XR), positioning Nevada as #2 state to incorporate career-ready training in libraries and homes. Built proofs of concept and presented results to 30 national and statewide conferences.

Took 3-year SANDI (Supporting & Advancing Nevada’s Dislocated Individuals) charter to build Skills Decoder, help workers access in-demand jobs and credentialing, expand remote training, assist small businesses, lead employer outreach, train career counselors/colleges, and enhance Career Explorer.

PUBLISHED WORKS
 

The Library Movement as the Real Mentor and How Stories Recognizing Good Work Influence Us

Westergard, T. (2016). The Library Movement as the Real Mentor and How Stories Recognizing Good Work Influence Us. OLA Quarterly, 21(3), 23-29. https://doi.org/10.7710/1093-7374.1824