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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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Research | May 12, 2022

A bottomless hole, a tiny fish, and an ongoing preservation legacy that took a UNLV professor all the way to the Supreme Court and created one of North America's most important conservation sites.

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Business and Community | March 25, 2022

Latest episode in series presented by UNLV Libraries and Greenspun College of Urban Affairs will examine the hub of Las Vegas’ diverse Latinx communities and its significance in Nevada’s historical timeline.

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People | March 21, 2022

The head of educational initiatives works to develop information literacy skills in students.

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Research | March 15, 2022

Research division hosting event to explore unmet needs and plan for the future of UNLV's computing infrastructure.

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Campus News | March 7, 2022

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

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Campus News | February 28, 2022

Educational series addresses systemic racism and ways to create positive change.

Libraries In The News

Las Vegas Sun
April 19, 2022

Before Nathalie Martinez graduated from UNLV in 2021, she worked as a student oral historian for the Latinx Voices Project, collecting oral stories in English and Spanish about the eastside of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Sun
April 19, 2022

Before Nathalie Martinez graduated from UNLV in 2021, she worked as a student oral historian for the Latinx Voices Project, collecting oral stories in English and Spanish about the eastside of Las Vegas.

Boulder City Review
February 17, 2022

In honor of Black History Month and, as chair of the Boulder City Democratic Club, I was afforded the opportunity to invite Claytee White, director of the Oral History Research Center at the UNLV libraries, to participate in our monthly Zoom meeting.

Medium | Every Library
January 14, 2022

Taking the idea of local history to fun heights, The University of Nevada at Las Vegas has collections focusing on the unique aspects of their community.

Las Vegas Sun
November 5, 2021

The hate speech directed at Nevada first lady Kathy Sisolak happened a few months ago and she’s still hurt.

nwea
November 3, 2021

I am the parent of two elementary school children who were mostly learning from home this past school year because of the pandemic. During that time, I often wondered, “How can I help my children with their reading, and how can I best do this with the limited time I have?”

Libraries Experts

Claytee D. White is an oral historian whose many projects include the history of African Americans in Las Vegas.
An expert on digitization in libraries and metadata creation.
An expert on the role that libraries play in student learning.
An expert on health literacy.
An expert in research services, and strategic planning for academic libraries
An expert in comic books and censorship.

Recent Libraries Accomplishments

May 26, 2022
Brittani Sterling (Libraries) was accepted into a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute: The Making of Modern Brazil at the University of California San Diego. Over three weeks, this institute will foster the creation of an interdisciplinary intellectual community focused on learning and sharing ideas about contemporary Brazil —…
May 25, 2022
Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) was honored with the distinguished Pioneer Award on May 22 by the Las Vegas chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW). She received the honor at the 16th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Awards luncheon at the MGM Grand. The nonprofit NCBW is a volunteer organization for African American women…
May 24, 2022
Su Kim Chung (Libraries) has been appointed by Gov. Steve Sisolak to the Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board. 
May 19, 2022
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning), Doris L. Watson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Claytee D. White (Oral History Research Center), and Marcie Gallo (History) published the article, "Research as (Re)vision: Laying Claim to Oral History as a Just-us Research Methodology," in the special issue of the International Journal of…
May 15, 2022
Starr Hoffman (Libraries) is the co-author of a chapter, "Using Virtual Cohorts for Wellness, Problem-Solving, and Leadership Development," in the book, Leadership Wellness and Mental Health Concerns in Higher Education. The chapter explores how virtual cohorts can improve leadership skills and wellness for emerging and current leaders in higher…
May 14, 2022
Darnelle Melvin (Libraries) has been appointed as the incoming chair of the Program of Cooperative Cataloging: Linked Data Advisory Committee.