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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

A panoramic view of the Las Vegas Strip in the early 1980s.
Campus News | July 21, 2021

Former Caesars executive Robert Paluzzi's panoramic photos, now a part of Special Collections, chronicle '70s and '80s Las Vegas and well beyond.

drawing of showgirl costume
Arts and Culture | July 8, 2021

UNLV Special Collections' archive of Las Vegas entertainment materials tell the story of this unique form of entertainment.

A man gestures while on stage
Campus News | May 25, 2021

Associate professor Mark Padoongpatt will tackle the history of and rise in anti-Asian sentiment and violence in a special episode of 'We Need to Talk.'

Television screens showing "We Need to Talk" panelists in a studio
Business and Community | May 19, 2021

University's "We Need to Talk" virtual discussion series returns May 27.

Portrait of James Cheng, the library data analyst for the UNLV Libraries
People | May 10, 2021

The University Libraries data analyst is collecting data to improve services for students and faculty.

A man stands in front of a portrait
Arts and Culture | May 4, 2021

Las Vegas Sun cartoonist Mike Smith’s enduring legacy of political commentary, art, and wit will now be a permanent part of UNLV Special Collections.

Libraries In The News

Digital AV Magazine
July 2, 2021

UNLV, through its IT team and responsible for managing the network, has worked closely with Visix to carry out this technology strategy with the goal of establishing a single vendor network to serve multiple departments.

Campus Technology
June 23, 2021

A multi-year digital signage rollout at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has allowed the institution to consolidate its systems while implementing interactive wayfinding, along with traditional digital signage and meeting space solutions.

ACRL insider
June 21, 2021

Chelsea Heinbach is a teaching and learning librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Chelsea has been a member of ACRL for 5 years and is your ACRL Member of the Week for June 21, 2021.

INFOdocket
June 14, 2021

Amanda Melilli wants libraries to reflect the lives of their readers.

AV Network
June 11, 2021

Visix continues its multiyear rollout of a digital signage network for the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), now serving five departments with an eclectic and engaging blend of custom interactive wayfinding systems, traditional digital signage, and meeting space solutions.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
June 11, 2021

Amanda Melilli wants libraries to reflect the lives of their readers.

Libraries Experts

An expert in comic books and censorship.
An expert on digitization in libraries and metadata creation.
An expert in digital libraries, data integration, and resource discovery.
An expert in Nevada photographs and digitization techniques.
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

July 28, 2021
Mayra Corn, Ruby Nugent, and Aidy Weeks (Libraries), along with colleagues Melanie Dixson and Niki Kirkpatrick at the University of Tennessee Knoxville Libraries, presented "POC in LIS Cohorts" at the 2021 People of Color in Library & Information Sciences Summit.     
July 27, 2021
Emily Lapworth and Su Kim Chung (Libraries) had an article, "The Archives at the Tip of Their Fingers: Exploring User Reactions to Large-Scale Digitization," published in the Journal of Archival Organization. 
July 23, 2021
Sarah Jones, Tammi Kim, and Emily Lapworth (Libraries) co-presented "Beyond the Las Vegas Strip: Assessing Archival Diversity at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas" at the 2021 Society of American Archivists Research Forum.
July 9, 2021
Michael Green, Andy Kirk, Willy Bauer, Michelle Turk (all History), Claytee White (Libraries), and Karen Harry (Anthropology) presented at the NEH Summer Institute, "Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West," which brought 25 K-12 teachers from around the country to Southern Nevada for a two-week program of content, pedagogy, and tours.
July 6, 2021
Marina Georgieva (Libraries) published a case study that focuses on the UNLV Libraries digital collections experience of cleaning up and preparing non-MARC metadata for migration to a new DAMS. The author shares her experience on cleaning up more than 50,000 records in Excel for slightly over six months. Excel is a convenient, easily accessible...
June 28, 2021
Christina Miskey (Libraries) recently published an article in Marketing Libraries Journal detailing ORCID outreach efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article discusses methods used, successes, and lessons learned that will be valuable for future outreach efforts.