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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 look down an empty Fremont Street.
Business and Community | March 26, 2020

A photographic look of Las Vegas during the coronavirus shut down from UNLV Special Collections.

Campus News | March 23, 2020

The sudden transition to remote learning will be bumpy, says UNLV's Chris Stream, but the forced change will speed technology infrastructure improvements.

View of empty Vegas Strip walkway with sign that says: Times are tough, but so are we.
Business and Community | March 20, 2020

A photographic look at the now-empty spaces along the city's iconic boulevard.

student seated at a computer terminal in lied library
Campus News | March 16, 2020

Access to Lied Library Is Restricted to UNLV, NSHE-Affiliated Students, Faculty, and Staff in Response to COVID-19

gallery reception
Arts and Culture | March 6, 2020

UNLV Honors College student Nathalie Martinez reflects on the stories and impact of Latinex artists.

photo illustration of US capitol divided by red and blue colors
Business and Community | February 25, 2020

We're all mad at each other online all the time. Why, and what do we do about it?

Libraries In The News

Bureau of Reclamation
March 25, 2020

On Tuesday, March 3, Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Basin Regional Office sponsored an informative special emphasis observance in celebration of Women’s History Month in Boulder City, Nevada.

Poker News
March 24, 2020

On March 17, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak closed all businesses not essential to public life in Las Vegas for a minimum of one month.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 3, 2020

Sometimes the best chroniclers of history are just regular people armed with a Brownie — or a Polaroid, an Instamatic, a 35mm point-and-shoot or, these days, a digital camera or cellphone — taking family photos.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
March 2, 2020

"The history of West Las Vegas is a place where that's all they had, when that's all they knew, the Mississippi of the West is what they called it," said Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
February 27, 2020

In the 1940s, many African American's traveled to Las Vegas in search of jobs and a better life.

Las Vegas Sun
February 25, 2020

When it comes to the 2020 U.S. census, Nevadans are hard to count. One surprising reason for this is the housing status of college students in Nevada.

Libraries Experts

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Recent Libraries Accomplishments

March 12, 2020
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey congratulates faculty who have received tenure commencing July 1. The tenure recommendations were approved at the Board of Regents meeting on March 5. Those faculty are: Scott Abella, College of Sciences Stephen Benning, College of Liberal Arts Maile Chapman, College of...
February 28, 2020
Amanda Melilli, Samantha Godbey and Hee Yeon "Ashley" Park (all Libraries) presented a poster, "Recommended Practices for Library Collections for English Language Learners," at the 2020 Conference for Academic Research in Education. The presentation covered the results of a research study on English Language Learners (ELL) collections and services...
February 25, 2020
Christina Miskey (Libraries) has been awarded an Administrative Faculty Professional Development Grant by the office of faculty affairs. This competitive grant is given to administrative faculty to focus on professional development efforts as part of the Top Tier initiative. She will use the funds received to assist with attending the 2020 ALA...
February 19, 2020
Avery Boddie (Libraries) has been selected as an Association of Research Libraries Leadership and Career Development Program Fellow for 2020-21. The yearlong program prepares mid-career librarians from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to take on leadership roles in their careers and in the profession at large. Boddie is the...
February 7, 2020
Thomas Padilla (Libraries) was the February 2020 interview for the National Information Standards Organization's Information Organized website. Padilla was interviewed about a recent report commissioned by OCC, "Responsible Operations: Data Science, Machine Learning and AI in Libraries" that he wrote. The report represents an agenda for libraries...
February 6, 2020
Cory Lampert and Darnelle Melvin (both Libraries) are co-authors on a new book, "Linked Data For The Perplexed Librarian," that will be released in March by the American Library Association Editions in collaboration with the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services. Lampert and Melvin co-authored the book with colleagues Scott...