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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

 Audrey James poses in her home.
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.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

woman in audio recording booth
Campus News | October 9, 2019

Through a new KUNV podcast, Latinx students are at the helm of creating historical content in an accessible format.

Campus News | October 3, 2019

Pilot program offers students from any NSHE institution a safe place for late-night study sessions and group project meetups.

A series of books are displayed in a case
Arts and Culture | October 1, 2019

Bibliophile Beverly Rogers shares tales of her favorite rare book finds.

Libraries In The News

El Tiempo
November 13, 2019

“Change the Subject” is a documentary that shares the story of a group of university students committed to advancing and promoting the rights and dignity of undocumented people.

Boise State Public Radio
October 22, 2019

The Latino and Hispanic population is the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. But many of their stories are left out of the historical record.

KUER 90.1
October 18, 2019

The Latino and Hispanic population is the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. But many of their stories are left out of the historical record.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
October 2, 2019

A new book tells the story of the Las Vegas Healing Garden. It also shares the memories of the countless survivors and community members who stepped up following one of the city’s darkest days.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
October 1, 2019

A new book tells the story of the Las Vegas Healing Garden. The garden was created after the 1 October mass shooting.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 27, 2019

There’s a story behind their necklaces.

It’s kind of hard to believe. But Stefani Evans and Claytee White tell it anyway.

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Recent Libraries Accomplishments

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...
November 5, 2019
Mark Lenker (Libraries) wrote a chapter for Libraries Promoting Reflective Dialogue in a Time of Political Polarization, a new book published by the Association of College and Research Libraries.  In "Indignation in Political Discourse: Thoughts toward an Information Literacy Curriculum," Lenker proposes starting points for information literacy...
November 1, 2019
Marina Georgieva (Libraries) presented a webinar, "In-house vs. Outsourced Digitization: Similarities, key differences and pitfalls to avoid," organized and hosted by Library and Information Technology Association Online Learning. 
October 31, 2019
Monserrath Hernández, Elsa Lopez, Nathalie Martinez, Rodrigo Vazquez, and Barbara Tabach (all Libraries) presented a roundtable, "Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada: Birth of an Oral History Project," at the 53rd annual Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada is the latest oral history project from...
October 29, 2019
Christina Miskey (Libraries) was a panelist on a panel titled "The Best Ways to Get Experience During Library School" along with Stacey Akahoshi (Santa Barbara Public Library), Danny Thien Le (Santa Clara City Library), Alexander Garcia (Ontario City Library), and Alice Erickson (San Mateo County Libraries) at the 2019 California Library...
October 23, 2019
Ruby Nugent and Aidy Weeks (both Libraries) will be presenting during a webinar, "Tips and Tricks for Successful Onsite Academic Interviews," sponsored by the African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus of the Medical Library Association on Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. The free webinar is the second part of a series focused on empowering current and...