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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

computer stations in library
Campus News | January 13, 2020

Both the desktop and mobile version improve accessibility.

Students in red shirts walking outside on campus
Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

A selection of album covers from Mariah Carey, NSync, Michael Buble, Sam Smith and others
Campus News | December 13, 2019

Check out these UNLV holiday playlists to soundtrack your merrymaking this holiday season.

Audrey James rides in the first car in the Homecoming Parade.
People | November 15, 2019

Audrey James was one of the few African Americans in UNLV's earliest classes. Today, the centenarian is still spreading the message that education is a priority.

A UNLV-branded banner falls to reveal University Center Drive, formerly Swenson Street.
Campus News | November 12, 2019

Alumni, students, and community members lead effort to rename Swenson Street as University Center Drive.

Libraries In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 28, 2019

Paintings, charcoal sketches and print materials by John Torreano are on display in the exhibit “Stars on the Ground.”

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 28, 2019

Things are looking brighter for downtown Las Vegas, and it has nothing to do with the Fremont Street Experience enhancements that will debut New Year’s Eve.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 16, 2019

Family albums from the Special Collections and Archives at UNLV University Libraries are on display in “Snapshot: Culling Our History From the Family Album.” Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First St., No. 190. nevadahumanities.org

KNPR News
December 10, 2019

The Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission just did a deep dive into history — its own.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 21, 2019

When Roosevelt Toston took his first broadcasting class, he was told he “didn’t have the right stuff.” Years later, he became familiar to Las Vegas Valley viewers as the region’s first black anchor on television.

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November 19, 2019

The new American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards were the focus of concurrent sessions at the AASL 2019 National Conference, held November 14–16 in Louisville, Kentucky. Each program demonstrated how Standards foundations—inquire, include, collaborate, curate, explore, engage—are being applied by school librarians.

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Recent Libraries Accomplishments

January 17, 2020
Richard Zwiercan (Libraries) had a work of art selected for the juried group art exhibition, Existing in Thought, which will be on display at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery in Las Vegas through Feb. 6. 
January 17, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching & Learning), Doris L. Watson, Tara Plachowski (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education), Marcia Gallo (History), and Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) have been awarded a research grant from the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity for a study titled, Digging Deep and Branching Out: Using Oral ...
December 17, 2019
Amanda Melilli (Libraries) did a pair of presentations at the 2019 American Association of School Librarians National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Along with colleagues Alicia Abdul and Kate Cointree, Melilli presented “That’s Not Real Reading: Making the Case for Graphic Novel Inclusion in Every Classroom," breaking down why graphic novels...
December 16, 2019
Thomas Padilla (Libraries) had a research position paper, "Responsible Operations: Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI in Libraries," published by OCLC Research. 
December 5, 2019
Rosan Mitola (Libraries) had an article, "Reframing library student employment as a high-impact practice: Implications from case studies," published in the journal, College & Undergraduate Libraries. Mitola co-authored the article with colleagues Erin Rinto, a former UNLV librarian now at the University of Cincinatti, and Kate Otto from...
November 14, 2019
James Cheng, Brittany Paloma Fiedler, and Katherine Keller (all Libraries) presented at the Nevada Library Association 2019 Annual Conference, "Libraries Building Bridges," earlier this month in Reno.  Cheng presented "Librarians and Researchers on Academic Library Impact: Characteristics and Perspectives," which detailed the results of a research...