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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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Campus News | January 21, 2021

Sustained recruitment efforts lead to increased diversity of students and faculty.

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Arts and Culture | December 30, 2020

A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.

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Campus News | November 19, 2020

Reasons for hope aren't just confined to UNLV's academic halls. Here are just a few places where 2020 inspired staff and students to find new paths forward.

Campus News | November 18, 2020

With the cost of textbooks rising, Open Educational Resources offer an alternative.

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Research | November 18, 2020

The last great pandemic has remarkable similarities to our own.

Campus News | November 12, 2020

The Libraries’ undergraduate peer research coaches explore first-gen issues in a new podcast series.

Libraries In The News

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December 10, 2020

An Australia-based buyer has bought the land where the Las Vegas' first racially integrated hotel-casino used to sit.

December 9, 2020

Las Vegas’ long-vacant Moulin Rouge gaming property may soon again be the site of a gambling venue. Before its demise, it was once the sole desegregated, upscale casino in Southern Nevada.

USA Online Casino
December 8, 2020

After years of dilapidation and neglect, the historic Moulin Rouge casino in Las Vegas has been sold to an Australian investor.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 3, 2020

Tony Hsieh’s vision for downtown Las Vegas may have evolved over time, but it had always been ambitious.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 12, 2020

A panel discussion involving several educators from UNLV and area high schools looking at systemic racism and how change can be accomplished has been postponed.

October 6, 2020

UNLV Athletics and University Libraries have partnered on a new initiative aimed at driving engagement throughout campus, the two departments announced today.

Libraries Experts

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Recent Libraries Accomplishments

January 7, 2021
Brittani Sterling (Libraries) and Melinda Sopher of North Carolina State University delivered the presentation The Value of Sisterhood: Cultural Competency and the Responsibilities of Greek Organizational Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives at Wittenberg University.
December 24, 2020
Cory Lampert and Emily Lapworth (both Libraries) are co-authors on a new article, "Cultivating Digitization Competencies: A Case Study in Leveraging Grants as Learning Opportunities in Libraries and Archives," published in Information Technology and Libraries, a journal published quarterly by the Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a...
November 30, 2020
Sue Wainscott (Libraries) was awarded the 2020 Ann Koopman Science-Technology Community Achievement Award by the Science-Technology Community of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). This award is reserved for those recipients whose professional work is marked by distinction and dedication to the SLA Sci-Tech Community and to STEM librarianship...
November 24, 2020
Avery Boddie (Libraries) has been elected as a member-at-large (2021-23) assistant parliamentarian for the Music Library Association Board of Directors. The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. 
November 18, 2020
Jennifer Culley, Annette Day, Cory Tucker, and Andrea Wirth (all Libraries) recently presented at the virtual Charleston Library Conference 2020. They presented the paper, "Change is Constant: Managing and Evolving Acquisitions Environment". Cully also presented a poster, "Overview of the Future of Academic Library Acquisitions: Things to Think...
November 17, 2020
Peter Michel (Libraries) has published an article, "Reporting the Spanish Influenza Epidemic in Nevada" on the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project's blog. The Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918-19 is the only modern precedent for the current COVID-19 pandemic. The article describes how that pandemic, which claimed...