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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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Arts and Culture | March 24, 2023

The exhibit, curated by UNLV students and alumni, is a response to legislation that prohibits discrimination in the workplace and public schools based on hairstyles and textures.

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Campus News | March 17, 2023

A roundup of news stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made headlines locally, nationally, and globally.

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Campus News | March 9, 2023

UNLV librarian chaired the national book selection committee to find themes related to the LGBTQIA+ youth experience.

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Business and Community | February 21, 2023

The historical newspaper, published from 1963 to 2014, focused on Las Vegas’ Black community.

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Campus News | February 10, 2023

The new Dunn Family Assessment Collection will support educators throughout Las Vegas and Southern Nevada.

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People | February 1, 2023

UNLV director of oral history Claytee White shares Nevada’s diverse history, telling us why ‘Nevada Means Home’ for so many.

Libraries In The News

March 19, 2023

Her job is to collect and document the history of Las Vegas at the UNLV Library, Special Collections and Archives division. Su Kim Chung on the history of Las Vegas and how she is working to preserve it. 

City Cast Las Vegas
March 3, 2023

March is Women’s History Month — and Las Vegas has no shortage of trailblazing women who have helped make our city what it is today. Essentially: If Las Vegas were to have its own Mt. Rushmore of notable ladies, who’d be on it?

USA Today
February 24, 2023

Drive to the 900 block of West Bonanza Road in Las Vegas' Historic Westside, and all that’s left of the Moulin Rouge Hotel & Casino is a giant vacant lot and a series of peeling murals on an adjacent building. But this spot on the National Register of Historic Places is a portal into the city’s Black history.

February 14, 2023

Discrimination based on someone's hair. It's a very real and common story for many people of color.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
February 9, 2023

Hawaii lawmakers are eyeing changes that could make a trip to Las Vegas more expensive for Islanders. The bill proposed by state senator Stanley Chang argues that Hawaii residents spend hundreds of millions of dollars in gambling in other places like Las Vegas, and in return, there’s no benefit to Hawaii.

Nevada Magazine
November 29, 2022

The Las Vegas showgirl was beautiful, majestic, and larger than life. In full feathers and heels, a showgirl could measure 10 feet tall. She exuded poise and panache, and her revealing costume was bedecked in glimmering Parisian crystals and expensive fur. She was a city icon who helped Las Vegas become the Entertainment Capital of the World.The showgirl is a distant memory for most, but there is hope that she will one day return to the stage.

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Recent Libraries Accomplishments

March 24, 2023
Carrieann Cahall, Rosan Mitola, Chelsea Heinbach, and Amber Sewell (all Libraries) presented the paper, "Inclusive or Harmful? A critical content analysis of tutorial offerings from R1 academic libraries," at the 2023 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference.  
March 23, 2023
Amber Sewell and Kevin Sebastian (both Libraries) presented a poster, "Criticality as our Anvil: Assessing Video Tutorials for Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility," at the 2023 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference.  
March 22, 2023
Chelsea Heinbach (Libraries), along with colleagues Charissa Powell, University of Delaware; Hailley Fargo, Northern Kentucky University; and Nimisha Bhat, Smith College, presented "Forging the Future of Library and Information Sciences Researchers Through Community" at the 2023 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference.
March 22, 2023
Amber Sewell (Libraries) presented "Information privilege: Exploring an interdisciplinary barrier" at the Association of American Colleges & Universities' 2023 Conference on Equity, Diversity, and Student Success.
March 21, 2023
Brittany Paloma Fiedler and Brittani Sterling (both Libraries) and James Cheng, with the Library of Congress, presented, "We're Still Here at Mid-Career: Retention of Academic Librarians of Color and Our Lived Experiences," at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 2023 Conference, Forging the Future. The presentation included…
March 21, 2023
Amanda Melilli (Libraries) gave a presentation, "Sharing Pride Through Curriculum Materials Collections: The Evolution of LGBTQIA+ Representation in Picture Books," with Alicia G. Vaandering, University of Rhode Island, and James Rosenzweig, Eastern Washington University, at the 2023 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference.…