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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 | April 21, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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Campus News | March 30, 2023

The University Libraries' expands its 'Represent' collection with recommendations from faculty, staff, and students.

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People | March 27, 2023

The associate dean at University Libraries ensures there's access to top-tier research resources while creating a space that fosters creation and re-creation.

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Arts and Culture | March 24, 2023

The exhibit is a response to legislation that prohibits discrimination in the workplace and public schools based on hairstyles and textures.

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Campus News | March 17, 2023

A roundup of news stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made headlines locally, nationally, and globally.

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Campus News | March 9, 2023

UNLV librarian chaired the national book selection committee to find themes related to the LGBTQIA+ youth experience.

Libraries In The News

March 19, 2023

Her job is to collect and document the history of Las Vegas at the UNLV Library, Special Collections and Archives division. Su Kim Chung on the history of Las Vegas and how she is working to preserve it. 

City Cast Las Vegas
March 3, 2023

March is Women’s History Month — and Las Vegas has no shortage of trailblazing women who have helped make our city what it is today. Essentially: If Las Vegas were to have its own Mt. Rushmore of notable ladies, who’d be on it?

USA Today
February 24, 2023

Drive to the 900 block of West Bonanza Road in Las Vegas' Historic Westside, and all that’s left of the Moulin Rouge Hotel & Casino is a giant vacant lot and a series of peeling murals on an adjacent building. But this spot on the National Register of Historic Places is a portal into the city’s Black history.

February 14, 2023

Discrimination based on someone's hair. It's a very real and common story for many people of color.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
February 9, 2023

Hawaii lawmakers are eyeing changes that could make a trip to Las Vegas more expensive for Islanders. The bill proposed by state senator Stanley Chang argues that Hawaii residents spend hundreds of millions of dollars in gambling in other places like Las Vegas, and in return, there’s no benefit to Hawaii.

Nevada Magazine
November 29, 2022

The Las Vegas showgirl was beautiful, majestic, and larger than life. In full feathers and heels, a showgirl could measure 10 feet tall. She exuded poise and panache, and her revealing costume was bedecked in glimmering Parisian crystals and expensive fur. She was a city icon who helped Las Vegas become the Entertainment Capital of the World.The showgirl is a distant memory for most, but there is hope that she will one day return to the stage.

Libraries Experts

An expert in research services, and strategic planning for academic libraries
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An oral historian and author on preserving family memories.
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An expert on the role that libraries play in student learning.
Claytee D. White is an oral historian whose many projects include the history of African Americans in Las Vegas.

Recent Libraries Accomplishments

June 7, 2023
Amanda Koziura (Libraries) presented "Don't do more with less: Building a new department with an eye toward sustainability" at the 2023 Conference on Academic Library Management(CALM). Koziura is an associate professor and head of the Scholarly Communication and Data Services department in the Libraries.
June 7, 2023
Aidy Weeks (School of Medicine Library) is a recipient of the Medical Library Association's 2023 President's Award. Weeks, with co-recipients Jamia Williams and Stephanie Clare Roth, were selected for the award for their work penning an open letter to the National Library of Medicine in the National Institutes of Health calling for changes to the…
June 5, 2023
Brittany Paloma Fiedler and Brittani Sterling (both Libraries) and James Cheng, with the Library of Congress, presented "Moving Beyond Recruitment and Hiring: How to Retain Academic Librarians of Color" to over 250 attendees at the 2023 Conference on Academic Library Management. This research was funded by an American Library Association Diversity…
May 31, 2023
Mark Lenker (UNLV Libraries) presented at the LOEX Annual Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  His talk, "Teaching Information Literacy in Untrusting Times: Prioritize Research for Knowledge (Not Just Understanding)," made a case for addressing the public's diminished trust in experts directly in library instruction.  Exploring the factors…
May 24, 2023
Niki Fullmer (Libraries) co-presented "Library After Hours: Reinventing the first-year experience, one epic party at a time" at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2023 conference. The presentation, with librarian colleagues from Utah State University, covered transforming student perceptions of academic libraries through the use of…
May 22, 2023
Yuko Shinozaki (Libraries) is the winner of the Libraries Classified Staff of the Year Award. She was nominated for her exceptional customer service and dedication to leading the Libraries' Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan unit.