UNLV University Libraries Dean Maggie Farrell has selected Peter Michel to serve as the interim head of the UNLV Special Collections and Archives. Michel, who previously served as director from 1995-2013, will serve in the interim capacity while the University Libraries launches a nationwide search to replace Michelle Light. Light left UNLV to serve as the Director of the Special Collections Directorate at the Library of Congress.
UNLV University Libraries Special Collections & Archives and the Center for Gaming Research welcomes our latest Eadington Fellow, Yale Belanger, professor of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge in the province of Alberta, Canada. Belanger is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, author of the book Gambling with the Future, and editor of First Nations Gaming in Canada. Please join us for his lecture on Friday, May 31 at 3 p.m. in the Goldfield Room.
The Extended Study Area on the first floor of Lied Library by the Book 'n' Bean coffee shop will be closed through Friday, August 16.
Dean Maggie Farrell and the University Libraries honored five UNLV undergraduate students as the winners of the 2019 Lance and Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards on May 7. The awards, generously funded through an endowment established by Lance and Elena Calvert, encourage undergraduate UNLV students to master the art of research to become successful, self-sufficient, lifelong learners.
The University Libraries partnered with Dr. Sheila Bock and three students co-curators – Claudia Chiang-Lopez, Brenda Carolina Cruz Gomez, and Nicole Espinosa – to create a digital exhibit now on display on the second floor of Lied Library featuring images of the decorated mortarboards of Latinx graduates who participated in UNLV’s fall and spring commencement ceremonies from December 2016 to December 2018.
Nearly complete runs of two early Las Vegas newspapers are now available to view and search online thanks to a project from the UNLV University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Division. With funding from the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial, the Las Vegas Age, which was published from 1905-1947, and the Las Vegas Times, the city’s first newspapers published from 1905-1906, are available online through the UNLV University Libraries website and with portions soon to be available through the Library of Congress Chronicling America website.
Looking for a summer job on-campus? The University Libraries is now hiring to fill several student positions for the summer. Check out our student employee website and fill out an application!