Accomplishments: University Libraries

Niki Fullmer and Brittany Paloma Fiedler (both Libraries) co-authored a chapter, “Is it for Me?: Alienation, Assimilation, and Ambition in Academia”, published in the book, Serving Hispanic, Latine, and Latinx Students in Academic Libraries from Litwin Books and Library Juice Press.
Cory Lampert (Libraries) is a member of a group that was presented with the 2024 Dynamic Unit and Impact Award for Quality and Impact of the Work Award from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). The IFLA Information Technology Section, which Lampert is chairing this year, received the award at the IFLA…
Su Kim Chung (Libraries) was a guest on the first live episode of Milk Street Radio podcast recorded at The Beverly Theater. The episode, Live From Las Vegas! Dive Bars, the Best Table in Town and Old-Time Vegas Faves, featured a discussion with Chung on the history of some of Las Vegas’s most fascinating restaurants.
Joseph Kevin Sebastian (Libraries) presented "Crafting a Queer Information Literacy (QIL) Framework: An Exploration of Embodiment, Digital Learning, and Information Literacy in Academic Spaces" at the 2024 Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium.
Lynn Comella (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was interviewed by the Boston Globe about the new Sexual Entertainment and Economies Collection in UNLV Special Collections and Archives. UNLV is joining with Harvard's Schlesinger Library, Cornell, the University of Toronto, and the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University in documenting…
Su Kim Chung (Libraries) was awarded a 2024 Historic Preservation Award for Preservation Education by the City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission. Chung received the award for her more than two decades of work at the forefront of preserving the history of Las Vegas. She was commended in particular for her efforts preserving the city's…
Amber Sewell (Libraries) presented "Level up your instruction: Designing playful learning experiences with games-based learning and gamification" at the California Conference on Library Instruction. This workshop led teaching librarians through the process of considering which play-based strategies work best in different instructional…
Vy Nguyen (Libraries) is the winner of the Libraries' 2024 Classified Staff of the Year award. She was nominated for her dedication to supporting students both in the Libraries and across the university.
Su Kim Chung (Libraries) delivered the keynote address, "The Women Who Saved History: Jeanne Wier and the Nevada Historical Society," at the Nevada Historical Society's 120th birthday celebration in Reno. Wier was a longtime advocate for the preservation of Nevada’s history through her tireless work on behalf of the Nevada Historical Society…
Amanda Koziura (Libraries) is co-author of a chapter, "Maintenance as a Core Value: Recommendations for Increasing Gender Equity on Digital Scholarship Teams" published in the book, Toxic Dynamics: Disrupting, Dismantling, and Transforming Academic Library Culture. Koziura is as associate professor and head of Scholarly Communication &…
Patrick Griffis (Libraries) has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Patent & Trademark Resource Center Association. The PTRCA supports Patent and Trademark Resource Centers across the country and advises the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on staffing and services. Griffis is the Business Librarian and supports the UNLV…
Amber Sewell, Chelsea Heinbach, and Rosan Mitola (all Libraries) have each been elected to a leadership position within the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Sewell, Teaching and Learning Librarian, was selected as president-elect of the Games & Gaming Round Table of the American…