Tammy Westergard has advanced job recovery, STEM learning, career credentialing, and workforce training adapted to Nevada’s economic needs. Her work to modernize workforce programs through deployment of virtual reality resources has led to grant funding for new job seeker services. As Project Director for the US Department of Education’s Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grant Program her multiyear charter includes additional integration of 3D and virtual reality content to advance labor market literacy. Through Nevada’s public libraries equitable access to these powerful resources to upskill into living wage jobs is amplified. Prior to this, Tammy served as Nevada State Librarian and Division Administrator at the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records. Tammy is a member of the American Library Association, Public Library Association, Nevada Library Association, Association of Records Managers and Administrators, and Beta Phi Mu International Library & Information Studies Honor Society. She also serves as an International Advisory Board Member for the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.