Accomplishments: University Libraries
August 7, 2020
Korey Tillman (Sociology), Claytee White (Oral History Research Center), and alum Leslie Turner were featured on the KNPR story, "You Can't Live There: A Long Struggle For Black Rights In Las Vegas." This story covered the history of race and racism in Las Vegas and its implications for today's Black liberation struggle.
July 30, 2020
Karla Irwin and Tammi Kim (both Libraries) were panelists during "Scalable Solutions for Design Records" at the Society of American Archivists virtual meeting this week. The panel, which included colleagues Cheryll Fong from the University of Minnesota, and Andi Altenbach from Studio Gang, discussed how finding solutions to storage, digital preservation, access, and advocacy issues with varying amounts of staff, budget, and space.
July 29, 2020
Cory Lampert, Darnelle Melvin, and Seth Shaw (all Libraries) participated in the “Archives and Special Collections Linked Data Review Group” through OCLC, a global library cooperative that provides shared technology services, original research and community programs for its membership and the library community at large. The group, supported by OCLC staff, explored key areas of concern in transitioning to a linked data environment. The result of their work, "Archives and Special Collections...
July 15, 2020
Chelsea Heinbach and Sue Wainscott (both Libraries) had a chapter, "University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Liaisons and Teaching Librarians—Navigating Overlapping Responsibilities and Identities," published in the book, Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts."
July 10, 2020
Jennifer Culley (Libraries) gave a virtual presentation for the Association of College & Research Libraries titled "Merging all Acquisitions Functions into One Cohesive Unit: A Case Study at University of Nevada, Las Vegas."
July 7, 2020
Mark Lenker (Libraries) was interviewed in the Intellectual Freedom Blog, the blog of the American Library Association's office of intellectual freedom. The interview explores Lenker's research on the suitability of open-mindedness as an educational aim for information literacy.
July 2, 2020
Aidy Weeks (Libraries) was selected as a Medical Library Association 2020 Research Training Institute Fellow. The highly prestigious training institution will be offered in a virtual format this month and will provide high-quality advanced research methods curriculum and learning model, with mentoring and support for one year while fellows complete a research project. The 2020 RTI fellows were chosen by a selective submission process with an emphasis on a desire to learn, enthusiasm for...
July 2, 2020
Mark Lenker (Libraries) presented at Together Wherever, a virtual conference hosted by the Association of College and Research Libraries. With colleagues Liz Kocevar-Weidinger (Virginia Military Institute), Tatiana Pashkova-Balkhenhol (Millersville University), and Emily Cox (North Carolina State University), Lenker presented "Flip the Deficit Script: First-year Student Interviews about Everyday Life Research Can Change your Instruction." Lenker and colleagues suggest that students' everyday...
June 24, 2020
Christina Miskey, Kelsey Mazmanyan, Cory Lampert, and Andrea Wirth (all Libraries) had an article "Integrating Student Assistants into Digital Repository Workflows: Challenges and Best Practices" published in Library Leadership and Management. The article discusses how the scholarly communication initiatives and digital collections departments worked, respectively, to develop improved and streamlined workflows that fully incorporate student employees. Both departments focused on building...
June 24, 2020
Aidy Weeks, Ruby Nugent, and Mayra Corn (all Libraries) recently published "Special Report: Nuestra Comunidad: Themes and Shared Experiences in a Latinx Librarian Cohort" on the WOC + Lib Blog. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and the Appendix. Weeks is the graduate medical education liaison librarian and collections manager for the Health Sciences Library. Nugent is the dental medicine liaison librarian. Corn is the undergraduate medical education liaison librarian and technology manager for the...
June 4, 2020
Brittany Paloma Fiedler and Niki Fullmer (both Libraries) will present "Latinx Students in a Hispanic-Serving Institution's Academic Library" at the California Academic and Research Libraries Association 2020 virtual conference. The presentation will include preliminary findings from surveys and interviews of Latinx students at UNLV and their usage of and feelings toward the UNLV University Libraries. Fiedler is a teaching & learning librarian. Fullmer, '17 BA English, is a research,...
May 15, 2020
Kathryn Houk and Xan Goodman (both Libraries) and Laura Valentino, Southern Nevada Health District academic affairs coordinator, received a $7,024 National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region Express Outreach Award to support "Building a Healthier Las Vegas through Participatory-Based Creation of Community Health Workforce Training." The goal of the project is to determine the continuing education and training needs of frontline community health workers in the Las Vegas...