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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

Aidy Weeks sitting on couch.
People | September 21, 2020

The university's commitment to diversity drew this health sciences librarian to UNLV.

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Campus News | September 15, 2020

Educational series explores issues on race and seeks solutions for a more inclusive society.

A doctor stands next to a piece of medical equipment
People | August 18, 2020

Doctor tracks down the UNLV administrator who helped him succeed years ago.

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Campus News | August 5, 2020

Reopenings — set to begin with Lied Library Monday — will include new social distancing and safety measures.

two women and child reading books on a blanket outdoors
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.

Libraries In The News

Las Vegas Sun
September 21, 2020

Brenda Williams had just been hired as the first Black bank teller in Nevada.

September 18, 2020

UNLV is addressing systemic racism and its impact on our community.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 18, 2020

Nevada Humanities held a virtual panel discussion Thursday about the national debate over historical monuments and its relevance in Nevada, including controversy over figures such as Pat McCarran and Kit Carson.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 17, 2020

For the first time since arriving at The Neon Museum Boneyard, the iconic Moulin Rouge sign has been brought to life again.

September 15, 2020

University Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs will host a virtual panel discussion series titled "We Need to Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas.”

August 20, 2020

COVID-19 is hitting some minority groups hard, and the impact the pandemic will have on this year’s election is still very uncertain.

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 in comic books and censorship.
An expert in research services, and strategic planning for academic libraries
An expert in Nevada photographs and digitization techniques.
An expert on the role that libraries play in student learning.

Recent Libraries Accomplishments

September 25, 2020
Amy Tureen (Libraries) had a chapter, "The Role of the Supervisor in Creating and Maintaining an Emotionally Healthy Workplace," published in the book The Emotional Self at Work in Higher Education. Tureen is the head of the library liaison program.
September 24, 2020
Cyndi Shein (Libraries) has been appointed to the Publications Board of the Society of American Archivists, the preeminent source of professional and educational resources for archivists in the United States. With fellow board members, Shein is responsible for establishing the direction, goals, and priorities of the publications program,...
September 21, 2020
Jason Vaughan (Libraries) has authored a new book, "Library Privacy Policies," part of the Library Technology Reports series published by the American Library Association. This book shares results from an analysis of publicly posted privacy policies from 100 academic and public libraries across the United States. Details on data types, why data is...
September 18, 2020
Claytee White (UNLV Oral History Research Center) facilitated a panel discussion as part of an event series titled "We Need to Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas." The panelists were A.B. Wilkinson (History), Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice), and Brenda Williams of the Westside School Alumni...
September 2, 2020
Aidy Weeks (Libraries) been added to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Library Board, which provides input and feedback from academic and hospital librarians in the health sciences. She is the graduate medical education liaison library and collections manager at the Health Sciences Library.
August 28, 2020
Aidy Weeks (Libraries) had a database review, "A Review of LWW Health Library for Clerkship/Clinical Rotations," published in Doody's Collection Development Monthly, a medical librarian collection development resource. Weeks is with the Health Sciences Library.