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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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Business and Community | July 14, 2020

Kids bored by your book selections? Get them reading this summer with this easy guide from the UNLV Teacher Development and Resources Library.

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Business and Community | July 9, 2020

UNLV student, librarian suggest diversifying at-home libraries as a first step in supporting people of color.

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

American flag
Arts and Culture | July 1, 2020

How the national anthem became a fixture at sporting events and the mixed response that musicians have garnered for their renditions.

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Campus News | June 18, 2020

Video from Student Diversity and Social Justice will mark holiday commemorating the end of slavery.

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People | May 15, 2020

Eight UNLV Students Honored With 2020 Lance and Elena Calvert Awards For Undergraduate Research across a wide spectrum of research topics.

Libraries In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 22, 2020

If there ever was a year to celebrate Juneteenth, 2020 — a year in which marchers worldwide have taken to the streets to protest racial inequality and police violence against African Americans — would be it.

June 5, 2020

After the death of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter activists have taken to streets across the country, protesting police brutality.

In Nevada, peaceful protests have escalated into violent clashes, with both officers and protesters reporting injuries. In the midst of chaos, we sit down with both sides to discuss the history of police brutality and the best way for our state to move forward.

KSNV-TV: News 3
June 1, 2020

A new chapter. A new beginning.

Library Journal
May 6, 2020

Bringing inclusive voices into collections has been a priority of Padilla’s throughout his career.

Ex Libris Group
May 5, 2020

Croughan joined UNLV around the same time as Maggie Farrell, Dean of University Libraries. Each has found a willing collaborator in the other — and this cross-department collaboration between the library and the research office has helped UNLV raise the profile of its faculty research while becoming an R1 institution in accelerated time.

April 22, 2020

A Las Vegas university is making people smile after staging a photo shoot with a figure well-known to students and alumni at one of its empty libraries on campus.

Libraries Experts

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Claytee D. White is an oral historian whose many projects include the history of African Americans in Las Vegas.
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Recent Libraries Accomplishments

July 15, 2020
Chelsea Heinbach and Sue Wainscott (both Libraries) had a chapter, "University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Liaisons and Teaching Librarians—Navigating Overlapping Responsibilities and Identities," published in the book, Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts." 
July 10, 2020
Jennifer Culley (Libraries) gave a virtual presentation for the Association of College & Research Libraries titled "Merging all Acquisitions Functions into One Cohesive Unit: A Case Study at University of Nevada, Las Vegas."
July 7, 2020
Mark Lenker (Libraries) was interviewed in the Intellectual Freedom Blog, the blog of the American Library Association's office of intellectual freedom. The interview explores Lenker's research on the suitability of open-mindedness as an educational aim for information literacy.
July 2, 2020
Aidy Weeks (Libraries) was selected as a Medical Library Association 2020 Research Training Institute Fellow. The highly prestigious training institution will be offered in a virtual format this month and will provide high-quality advanced research methods curriculum and learning model, with mentoring and support for one year while fellows...
July 2, 2020
Mark Lenker (Libraries) presented at Together Wherever, a virtual conference hosted by the Association of College and Research Libraries. With colleagues Liz Kocevar-Weidinger (Virginia Military Institute), Tatiana Pashkova-Balkhenhol (Millersville University), and Emily Cox (North Carolina State University), Lenker presented "Flip the Deficit...
June 24, 2020
Aidy Weeks, Ruby Nugent, and Mayra Corn (all Libraries) recently published "Special Report: Nuestra Comunidad: Themes and Shared Experiences in a Latinx Librarian Cohort" on the WOC + Lib Blog. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and the Appendix. Weeks is the graduate medical education liaison librarian and collections manager for the Health Sciences...