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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

Moulin Rouge meeting for integration in Las Vegas.
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.

Claytee White seated on stage with microphone
Business and Community | January 11, 2023

UNLV discussion series brings community together for conversations on ways to address systemic racism and find solutions; event coincides with a new exhibit on the first floor of Lied Library.

campus banner in front of library
Campus News | December 8, 2022

Membership ensures names are consistent within the library's collections and across library collections worldwide.

young man in suit at poster presentation event
People | December 7, 2022

UNLV programs, faculty, and fellowships help propel student research and future careers in academia.

two students walking into a study room with a dedication sign on the doorway
People | November 22, 2022

The Brayden Smith Group Study Room acknowledges the time the alumnus spent studying at Lied Library.

UNLV cheerleaders during 2022 homecoming
Campus News | November 8, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made headlines locally, regionally, and internationally.

Libraries In The News

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.

Jetset Times
August 10, 2022

Austin Butler embodies “The King of Rock and Roll” in the new 2022 biopic, simply titled Elvis. The film follows Elvis Aaron Presley from the time he first fell in love with music to the star’s untimely death in 1977, at the age of 42.

WFXR
July 10, 2022

Moral outrage can be a healthy part of the American Democratic process, motivating people to advocate for their beliefs and hold leaders accountable. The founding of the country, after all, is rooted in rebellion and a list of grievances outlined in the Declaration of Independence.

News Nation
July 10, 2022

Moral outrage can be a healthy part of the American Democratic process, motivating people to advocate for their beliefs and hold leaders accountable. The founding of the country, after all, is rooted in rebellion and a list of grievances outlined in the Declaration of Independence.

KXAN
July 10, 2022

Moral outrage can be a healthy part of the American Democratic process, motivating people to advocate for their beliefs and hold leaders accountable. The founding of the country, after all, is rooted in rebellion and a list of grievances outlined in the Declaration of Independence.

Yahoo!
July 10, 2022

Moral outrage can be a healthy part of the American democratic process, motivating people to advocate for their beliefs and hold leaders accountable. The founding of the country, after all, is rooted in rebellion and a list of grievances outlined in the Declaration of Independence.

Libraries Experts

An expert in digital libraries, data integration, and resource discovery.
An archivist specializing in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada history, and Las Vegas entertainment.
An expert in research services, and strategic planning for academic libraries
Claytee D. White is an oral historian whose many projects include the history of African Americans in Las Vegas.
An expert on digitization in libraries and metadata creation.
An oral historian and author on preserving family memories.

Recent Libraries Accomplishments

February 6, 2023
Amanda Melilli (Libraries) has completed her term serving as chair of the American Library Association's Rainbow Book List Committee with the publication of the 2023 Rainbow Book List. Melilli, an associate professor and head of the Teacher Development & Resources Library, led a team of 12 youth librarians from across the country to develop…
February 2, 2023
Emily Lapworth (Libraries) had her article, "Getting to Know Digital Collections Users," published in the Journal of Western Archives. 
January 31, 2023
Brittani Sterling's (Libraries) article, "Can't We All Just Cathect Along? ," was published in the WeHere publication UpRoot: a publishing collective that exists to center the works, knowledge, and experiences of BIPOC within the context of the library and archives community. It encourages interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches, analyses…
January 30, 2023
Maggie Farrell (Libraries) has been appointed as the American Libraries Association representative to the Board of Trustees for the American Library in Paris. During this two-year term, which runs through December 2024, Farrell will serve as an ex-officio member of the board and support educational and professional opportunities between the…
January 19, 2023
Aidy Weeks (Libraries) and Jamia Williams, University of Utah, were invited to present on their advocacy work before the Interagency Working Group tasked by the Office of Management and Budget to review and consider changes to racial and ethnic minimum reporting standards. Their presentation "Racial and Ethnic Categories: Impact on Medical Subject…
December 8, 2022
Yuko Shinozaki (Libraries) is the recipient of a Rebel Spirit Award for demonstrating the Rebel spirit through her work processing interlibrary loan requests and assisting students and faculty at Lied Library.