Take a break from studying and recharge at special events in Lied Library, from December 6th through the 8th. And don't forget the Lied Library offers extra computers in the Rholite Room (1st floor) all week!
The new Leisure Zone on Lied Library's second floor is now open. This area is home to the leisure reading collection, feature film DVDs, current newspapers, and a selection of popular magazines. You can also explore more than 5,000 electronic magazines and newspapers through our new PressReader kiosk and app. We also included some new furniture with additional power, so sit back, plug in, and recharge.
Library technician Katherine Keller is fighting censorship of comic books and graphic novels through her work with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. In honor of Banned Books Week (held earlier this semester), Keller discusses the CBLDF and how censorship has impacted the comic book industry.
The Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries has announced four researchers were selected as the 2016-2017 Eadington Fellows. The Eadington Fellowships foster scholarship focused on gambling issues and encourage the use of the rare and unique collections housed in Special Collections at UNLV University Libraries. Each fellow will complete a residency at UNLV University Libraries Special Collections, deliver a public colloquium which is recorded as part of the center’s podcast series, and contribute a brief paper to the center’s Occasional Paper Series.
The UNLV University Libraries has been awarded a $210,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue work on a project to digitize historical Nevada newspapers. The two-year grant is a continuation of funding for the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project, an extension of the National Digital Newspaper Program sponsored by NEH and the Library of Congress. In 2014, UNLV University Libraries received a $311,000 NEH grant to launch the newspaper digitization and preservation project.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of one of the longest modern day labor strikes in American history, the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries are continuing work to preserve and document this important historical event.