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University Libraries News

UNLV Libraries participate in the articulation and assessment of student learning; provide direct instruction to students; partner with classroom faculty on course and assignment design; and intentionally create co-curricular learning experiences.

Current Libraries News

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People | October 19, 2021

Silver State Award winner Miriam Shearing doesn't consider herself a trailblazer, but she has been a pioneer in state law and an important philanthropist for UNLV.

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Business and Community | October 5, 2021

“We Need to Talk” series resumes in-person Nov. 3 with a focus on the Asian American community’s positive impact in Nevada and ways to combat anti-Asian hate.

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People | October 5, 2021

A love affair with books — and a need to complete her degree in order to advance at a library job — led Flora Mason to UNLV, and a lifetime of giving back to Las Vegas.

Research | September 20, 2021

In a new book, UNLV librarians explore “deficit thinking” and encourage new approaches that better support student learning.

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Research | August 31, 2021

UNLV scholarly communication librarian connects faculty with tools like ORCID to manage their publications and online presence.

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UNLV History | August 3, 2021

Las Vegas has always been hot, but here's how they cooled off in the yesteryear of triple-digit summers.

Libraries In The News

Digital AV Magazine
July 2, 2021

UNLV, through its IT team and responsible for managing the network, has worked closely with Visix to carry out this technology strategy with the goal of establishing a single vendor network to serve multiple departments.

Campus Technology
June 23, 2021

A multi-year digital signage rollout at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has allowed the institution to consolidate its systems while implementing interactive wayfinding, along with traditional digital signage and meeting space solutions.

ACRL insider
June 21, 2021

Chelsea Heinbach is a teaching and learning librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Chelsea has been a member of ACRL for 5 years and is your ACRL Member of the Week for June 21, 2021.

June 14, 2021

Amanda Melilli wants libraries to reflect the lives of their readers.

AV Network
June 11, 2021

Visix continues its multiyear rollout of a digital signage network for the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), now serving five departments with an eclectic and engaging blend of custom interactive wayfinding systems, traditional digital signage, and meeting space solutions.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 11, 2021

Amanda Melilli wants libraries to reflect the lives of their readers.

Libraries Experts

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Recent Libraries Accomplishments

October 8, 2021
Aidy Weeks and Stephanie Fell (Libraries) gave an invited presentation titled, “Hispanic/Latinx Inclusive Terminologies Project” as representatives of the Medical Subject Headings Project Team before the National Institutes of Health Interest Group for Adding Ethnic Minorities to MeSH. Medical Subject Headings is the controlled vocabulary...
October 4, 2021
Brittany Paloma Fiedler, Maggie Bukowski, Chelsea Heinbach, Eduardo Martinez-Flores, and Rosan Mitola (all Libraries) published a chapter, "Engaging Student Employee Expertise To Improve Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons" in the book, Wikipedia and Academic Libraries. Martinez-Flores is a former Flora & Stuart Mason Undergraudate Peer Research Coach in...
September 28, 2021
Sarah Jones and Cyndi Shein (Libraries) had an article, "Losing It: Strategies for Reducing Archival Collection Backlogs" published in Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists.
September 21, 2021
Kathryn Houk and Jennifer Culley (both Libraries) have received a Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5 Collection Equity Grant to expand the UNLV School of Medicine Library's Health Humanities Collection with additional works featuring women physicians with a focus on diverse voices, and the LGBTQ+ experience in healthcare. Culley...
September 20, 2021
Chelsea Heinbach (Libraries) will serve as the lead investigator for the 2021 Institute of Museum and Library Sciences 21st Century Laura Bush Librarian grant to develop LibParlor Online Learning: An Open and Interactive Curriculum for LIS researchers. Heinbach received the grant with the LibParlor editorial team, Nimisha Bhat from Smith College,...
September 10, 2021
Kathryn Houk (School of Medicine Library) has earned the Level 2 Consumer Health Information Specialization from the Medical Library Association. The credential demonstrates a commitment to offering quality consumer health information services and to staying current with developments in consumer health information resources, technologies, and...