Su Kim Chung

Head, Special Collections Public Service

  • Unit: Special Collections & Archives
  • Phone: 702-895-2241
  • Email:
  • Building Location: LLB 3222
  • Mail Stop: 7010

Roles and responsibilities

As the Head of Public Services in Special Collections and Archives, I am responsible for managing reference, instruction, and outreach for the Special Collections and Archives Division. I also serve as curator for the collecting areas of entertainment, the LGBTQ community and women’s history in Las Vegas.

Ask me about…

  • Special Collections and Archives instruction and tours
  • Teaching with primary sources
  • History of Las Vegas
  • History of Las Vegas entertainment, showgirls, and dancers
  • History of LGBTQ community in Las Vegas

Honors and awards

  • UNLV University Libraries, McPhee Librarian of the Year, 2015
  • UNLV University Libraries Inspirational Customer Service Award, 2012
  • Conference of Intermountain Archivists, Service Award
  • UNLV University Libraries, McPhee Librarian of the Year, 2007


  • UNLV Search Advocate Program, 2022-2023
  • Inclusion and Equity Committee, 2020-2022 (Chair), 2023-2025
  • Journal of Western Archives, Editorial Board member, 2018 - present
  • Women of Diversity, Advisor, 2017 - present
  • Mob Museum Advisory Council, 2017- present
  • Showgirl Legacy Foundation, 2015 - present

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