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Mona Reno Inducted into
the NWHP Roll of Honor


At the July 2012 NWHP annual meeting Mona Reno was inducted into the NWHP Roll of Honor for her work with the Sarah Winnemucca statue and the recent compilation and publication of “It Can Be Done”: Nevada Presents The Sarah Winnemucca Statue to the People of the United States.

Mona produced two other publications related to Sarah Winnemucca as part of a Library Services and Technology Act Grant while employed with the Nevada State Library and Archives: Sarah Winnemucca: an annotated bibliography, andMona Reno The Case of Sarah Winnemucca, special file 268: National Archives and Records correspondence during the Bannock Indian War, 1877

Independently, Mona served as content editor for the Compass Point Books young adult book Sarah Winnemucca, Scout, Activist, and Teacher by Natalie M. Rosinsky.

Mona is the current NWHP Chair. She re􀆟red from Nevada State Library and Archives, and had been the Librarian for Federal Publications, the Nevada State Data Center and the Foundation Center. She presently is employed by the Legislative Counsel Bureau, Legal Division. She received her Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Arizona, Tucson and a BA in Anthropology from Idaho State University, Pocatello. She worked as an archaeologist in New Mexico and Nevada.

While at the Nevada State Library and Archives, Mona wrote and compiled Nevada State Library and Archives, a statutory and administrative chronology, 1861 – 2001; and Department of Cultural Affairs, a statutory and administrative chronology. She also worked with Gwen Clancy on Three Centuries of Service, a video history of the Nevada State Library and Archives. Recently she assisted with the publication of the NWHP book Patricia A. Tripple: Educator and Legislator, A Retrospective.

Carrie Townley Porter




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