“It is very exciting to see how Nevada’s libraries, at the local and state levels, and in universities, are partnering with schools and industry to invent the future of the state. The world of work is changing rapidly, and these partnerships offer the best chance for Nevada’s youth and adults for success and for communities to thrive.”
Milton Chen, PhD, senior fellow, George Lucas Educational Foundation
Nevada Department of Administration director Patrick Cates is advancing a vision to transform the current Nevada State Library into a Knowledge and Innovation Center (KIC). The redesign will provide a new environment for state employees to strengthen work skills in technology and problem-solving, develop synergistic approaches to challenges, and create efficiencies that cross state agency lines.
“As we strive to provide efficient and responsive public service in state government, I envision a facility such as KIC to be an integral capstone in our approach to take customer service, business processes and employee enrichment capabilities to the next level. With the help of a reimagined state library, state employees can be increasingly self-directed in 21st century skill development and 21st century public service,” says Cates.
The Nevada KIC project is still in its planning phase. State Library administrators, along with TSK Architects and Ruth Metz Associates, are working together to develop a bold plan to ensure the State Library and Archives remains the hub of innovation for decades to come. Stay tuned for future developments!