While organizing Joe Biden’s senatorial papers at the University of Delaware, Tammi Kim found herself dreaming of preserving history in warmer climates. As one of the newest UNLV University Libraries Special Collections faculty, Kim is channeling her archival processing skills to organize archival collections donated to University Libraries.
The University Libraries will host Sin City Apocalypse: Writing and Editing Las Vegas Dystopian Futures on Tuesday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in the Goldfield Room at Lied Library. Dr. Jarret Keene, assistant professor in residence of English at UNLV, will survey memorable fictional and cinematic images of the neon heartland in this colloquium hosted in conjunction with Writers Image Las Vegas: Our City in Fiction, an exhibit on display at Lied Library through June.
Explore the Anti-Oppression Resource Guide to learn more about library and campus resources on diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Topics include educating yourself, becoming an ally or activist, and resources for undocumented and DACAmented students. The guide includes a glossary of inclusive language associated with anti-oppression.
A city unlike any other, Las Vegas has captured the imaginations of writers across the globe. The neon lights of the Strip, the growing suburban neighborhoods, the bustling casinos, the mountains and Lake Mead, and the boxing arenas and entertainment venues have all served as inspiration for writers attempting to capture the spirit of Las Vegas in fiction. A new exhibit, Writers Imagine Las Vegas: Our City in Fiction, features a collection of more than 75 fiction books set in the City of Lights. Drawn from materials in Special Collections, the exhibit is on display at Lied Library on the UNLV campus through June 2017.
Did you know that you can win up to $1,000 for your excellent research project? The University Libraries Lance & Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Award recognizes students for excellence in research and the research process. Work completed for UNLV credit courses taken during summer and fall 2016 and spring 2017 is eligible. Research projects in all formats are welcome, including research papers and posters, design projects/portfolios, fine arts performances, and creative works in any medium.