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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 | April 21, 2021

"In the Shade of the Royal Oak" explores UNLV's historic gaming literature from the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Campus News | April 13, 2021

Faculty at all levels can benefit by participating as a mentor or mentee.

Amanda Melilli on a couch surrounded by books.
People | March 29, 2021

Gathering materials that represent a diversity of cultures and backgrounds is a focus of this librarian.

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People | March 25, 2021

Health sciences librarian Xan Goodman helps train students on how to navigate a complex web of journals, articles, and physical teaching tools.

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Arts and Culture | March 18, 2021

For Women’s History Month, social sciences and interdisciplinary studies librarian Brittani Sterling shares some of her favorite reads from women authors. 

Campus News | March 11, 2021

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

Libraries In The News

Vegas Inc
March 29, 2021

Cox Communications honored four Southern Nevadans during Black History Month. Honorees included Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno; 100 Black Men of America Las Vegas chapter founder and president Larry Mosley; director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries Claytee White and Cox Media consultant and chair of Cox’s Southwest Region Diversity & Inclusion Council Keith Wingate.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 1, 2021

For decades, the Historic Westside has felt the effects of disinvestment.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
February 23, 2021

The panel series, “We Need To Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas,” will stream the final episode on Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 22, 2021

He designed affordable bungalows for first-time homeowners and luxurious mansions for Southern California’s elite, though as a Black man he wouldn’t have been allowed to live in some of the neighborhoods where those mansions were built.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
February 18, 2021

The panel series, “We Need To Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas,” will stream the sixth episode on Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

KNPR News
February 18, 2021

Claytee White, director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries talked to KNPR's State of Nevada about some of the important landmarks for the city's Black community.

Libraries Experts

Claytee D. White is an oral historian whose many projects include the history of African Americans in Las Vegas.
An expert on the role that libraries play in student learning.
An expert in Nevada photographs and digitization techniques.
An expert on digitization in libraries and metadata creation.
An oral historian and author on preserving family memories.
An expert in digital libraries, data integration, and resource discovery.

Recent Libraries Accomplishments

April 22, 2021
Ruby L. Nugent and Aidy Weeks (both Libraries) presented the poster, "UNLV Libraries' Peer Mentor Cohort: A Model for Successful Allyship and Support Amongst Women Faculty" at the 9th Annual Faculty Women of Color Assembly Conference. Nugent and Weeks work in the Health Sciences Library.
April 21, 2021
Samantha Godbey, Xan Goodman, Ruby Nugent, and Aidy Weeks (all Libraries) contributed a paper, "A Multidisciplinary Approach to Systematic Reviews: Elevating Research Support at Your Institution," at the Association of College & Research Libraries 2021 Conference. 
April 20, 2021
Kathryn Houk (Libraries) and Jordan Nielsen od Vanderbilt University contributed a paper, "The Library is Open (And Hiring): Toward Conscientious Academic Librarian Hiring Practices," to the Association of College & Research Libraries (2021 Conference. Houk is in the Health Sciences Library.
April 19, 2021
Mayra Corn, Amy Tureen, and Xiaoyin Zhang (all Libraries) contributed a poster, "Improving Job Advertisements," to the Association of College & Research Libraries 2021 Conference. Corn also presented the poster, "Ascending During Crisis: How an Academic Library provided PPE to their community." In addition, Tureen participated in the panel, "...
April 16, 2021
Kelsey George and Amanda Melilli (both Libraries) presented their research, "What’s in a Name?: The Impact of LGBTQIA+ Terminology in the Discovery of Inclusive Fiction for Young People in Curriculum Material Collections," to the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 2021 Conference. 
April 15, 2021
Brittany Paloma Fiedler and Brittani Sterling (both Libraries) will be presenting their contributed paper, "Conference Critique: An Analysis of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming," at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2021 Virtual Conference. Fiedler also will be presenting a contributed paper with UNLV alumnae ...