Accomplishments: University Libraries

December 3, 2021
Christina Miskey and Andrea Wirth (both Libraries) presented at the annual Northeast Institutional Repository Day. Their presentation, "Developing a Comprehensive Faculty Bibliography to Facilitate Scholarly Communications Outreach," discussed the evolution of the UNLV Bibliography, including ideas for future development, and provided suggestions for institutions wanting to develop their own faculty bibliography.
December 2, 2021
Cory Lampert (Libraries) is the co-author of a chapter, "Maximizing Good: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Minimal Description for Online Archives," in the recently published book,  The Lighting the Way Handbook: Case Studies, Guidelines, and Emergent Futures for Archival Discovery and Delivery.
December 1, 2021
Aidy Weeks (Libraries) is the author of an article, "Proving the Proverbial Gadfly: Situating the Historical and Racial Context of Southern Medical Works by Mary Louise Marshall" in the November issues of the Journal of the Medical Library Association. The article critically re-examines three influential works written by Marshall, the longest-serving president of the Medical Library Association, with an emphasis on redressing the organization's past in order to advocate for Black, Indigenous...
November 9, 2021
Ruby Nugent, Stephanie Fell, Aidy Weeks, and Rebecca Orozco (Libraries) gave a presentation at the 50th anniversary of the REFORMA Conference VII, titled, “Changing the Narrative: An interdisciplinary approach to recommending changes to the National Library of Medicine’s controlled vocabulary and development of search hedges to improve access to information for Hispanic/Latinx population groups.” Nugent and Weeks presented as co-leads of the MeSH Team. Fell presented as a project contributor of...
November 9, 2021
Cory Lampert (Libraries) presented "Neon in Nevada: A Blueprint for Collaboration in Nevada" at the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Digital Preservation 2021 conference. The project to document and digitally preserve neon signs in Nevada is a collaboration between UNLV and the University of Nevada, Reno libraries. 
November 9, 2021
Afsha Bawany (Urban Affairs), Su Kim Chung, Sean Kennedy,Brittani Sterling, and Claytee White (all Libraries), and Jennifer Ream (Journalism and Media Studies), were honored by the Public Relations Society of America's Las Vegas Chapter with a 2021 Pinnacle Award in public service for the “We Need to Talk” educational series.  The series examines how multiple aspects of systemic racism impact our community. The goal is to propose steps communities and individuals can take to affect positive...
November 8, 2021
Darnelle Melvin (Libraries) will be a member of a panel, "Perspectives on Wikidata: a forum sponsored by the Program for Cooperative Cataloging Linked Data Advisory Committee" on Nov. 12. The forum will showcase different perspectives on Wikidata in libraries, with the goal of discussing the perceived benefits or disadvantages of working with Wikidata in library metadata workflows.
November 2, 2021
Halle Burns, Christina Miskey, and Rebecca Orozco (all Libraries) led a round table discussion at the Digital Library Federation's annual Forum conference. This discussion, titled "Failure is an Option: Creative, Inclusive, and Accessible Data Workshops" explored ways that data instructors are creating new methods for approaching today's learners that come from a wide variety of educational and experience backgrounds, particularly those in non-STEM fields. 
October 27, 2021
Christina Miskey (Libraries) was invited to give a presentation at the recent Digital Commons North American Conference. The presentation, "From Alerts to Automation: Using the Scopus Harvesting Tool to Improve Faculty Bibliography Workflows," focused on her work streamlining department workflows around the UNLV Bibliography and UNLV's institutional repository, Digital Scholarship@UNLV.
October 8, 2021
Aidy Weeks and Stephanie Fell (Libraries) gave an invited presentation titled, “Hispanic/Latinx Inclusive Terminologies Project” as representatives of the Medical Subject Headings Project Team before the National Institutes of Health Interest Group for Adding Ethnic Minorities to MeSH. Medical Subject Headings is the controlled vocabulary thesaurus for the National Library of Medicine. The Hispanic/Latinx Inclusive Terminologies Project was in response to a series of calls to action by the...
October 4, 2021
Brittany Paloma Fiedler, Maggie Bukowski, Chelsea Heinbach, Eduardo Martinez-Flores, and Rosan Mitola (all Libraries) published a chapter, "Engaging Student Employee Expertise To Improve Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons" in the book, Wikipedia and Academic Libraries. Martinez-Flores is a former Flora & Stuart Mason Undergraduate Peer Research Coach in the Libraries and graduated from UNLV in May 2020 with a bachelor's in criminal justice.
September 28, 2021
Sarah Jones and Cyndi Shein (Libraries) had an article, "Losing It: Strategies for Reducing Archival Collection Backlogs" published in Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists.