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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

A selection of items from the Shar Rednour and Jackie Strano Papers on S.I.R. Productions in UNLV's Special Collections & Archives. (Photo by Aaron Mayes/UNLV Special Collections & Archives)
Campus News | November 27, 2023

Sexual Entertainment and Economies will provide academic insight for researchers on the history and development of these industries in Nevada and beyond.

Audrey James rides in the first car in the Homecoming Parade.
People | October 26, 2023

Audrey James was one of the few African Americans in UNLV's earliest classes and a lifelong educator.

woman in red shawl sitting in front of wall of historic photos
People | October 23, 2023

The Oral History Research Center and its inaugural director, Claytee White, celebrate 20 years.

man posing below sign saying UNLV Patent & Trademark Resource Center
Campus News | October 20, 2023

Whether you're reviewing market research or creating a plan for your startup, business librarian Patrick Griffis can point you in the direction of future success.

An aerial image of a Homecoming Festival with the Las Vegas strip in the background.
UNLV History | October 12, 2023

Homecoming brings students and alumni to gether to celebrate at traditions like the golf cart parade, festival, and football game.

individual swinging a red light saber with a glowing photo effect
People | October 9, 2023

UNLV’s Research Impact Librarian enjoys connecting with others through pop culture. 

Libraries In The News
November 15, 2023

Cleopatra’s Barge has sailed into Las Vegas history, destined to be replaced at Caesars Palace this spring by just another upscale bar aimed at Millennials.

The Island Packet
November 9, 2023

As Lucille Bryant told a University of Nevada Las Vegas oral historian, once she moved to Las Vegas in 1953 and got a job at the Algiers Hotel.

Las Vegas Black Image Magazine
October 24, 2023

What are the current plans for businesses in the Westside Business core? During the years from the early 1940s through the 1970s, businesses on the Westside were vibrant and successful. There were restaurants, nightclubs with gaming, a bowling alley, taxicab company, malt shop, beauty shops, and barbershops.

October 8, 2023

This event is said to support Zabarte's Native American Forum On Nuclear Issues, a collaboration between tribal stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and the departments of Environmental studies, History, Sociology, the Law School and the UNLV Libraries.

Nevada Independent
September 28, 2023

A pair of top executive branch officials left Nevada earlier this week, potentially leaving no formal acting governor as required by state law.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 28, 2023

Claytee White, historian and director of UNLV’s Oral History Research Center, mentioned the Historic Westside’s resiliency and long-lasting legacy.

Libraries Experts

An expert on the role that libraries play in student learning.
An expert in digital libraries, data integration, and resource discovery.
An expert in Nevada photographs and digitization techniques.
An archivist specializing in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada history, and Las Vegas entertainment.
An expert on digitization in libraries and metadata creation.
Claytee D. White is an oral historian whose many projects include the history of African Americans in Las Vegas.

Recent Libraries Accomplishments

November 14, 2023
Mark Lenker (Libraries) interviewed UNLV colleague and middle-school friend Jarret Keene (English) for EcoTheo Review. In "Taking a Hammer to Las Vegas," the two discussed the characters, themes, and Las Vegas environments of Keene's new dystopian novel Hammer of the Dogs, published by the University of Nevada Press and available everywhere books…
November 7, 2023
Brittani Sterling, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Librarian, (Libraries) was the invited keynote speaker of The Innovative Library Conference (TILC) 2023. Her address discussed the importance of academic librarians utilizing their unique positions as third space facilitators, scholar practitioners, and community…
October 19, 2023
Stephanie Fell and Landon Paljusaj (both Libraries) gave a presentation titled, "Serials Reclassification and Metadata Remediation: A Case Study in Progress" at the NASIG Autumn 2023 virtual conference. The presentation described two projects currently underway in the Libraries to improve access and discovery to Special Collections Periodicals and…
October 18, 2023
Cory Lampert (Libraries) was elected chair of the Information Technology Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). The Information Technology Section promotes best practices in computing technology for libraries and information services around the globe.
October 9, 2023
Amber Sewell (Libraries) authored an article, "A Case for Open Peer Review Podcasting in Academic Librarianship," published in portal: Libraries and the Academy. In the article, Sewell discusses her experience creating The LibParlor Podcast, an open peer review podcast. The podcast is a space for informal peer review for librarian researchers…
October 3, 2023
Andrea Wirth (Libraries) was elected chair of the Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). The Serials & Other Continuing Resources Section serves as IFLA’s home for scholarly communication.