It is hard to believe the summer is over and we have already reached the beginning of another academic year. While I wonder where the time has gone, I am more excited than ever about all that is in store for the UNLV University Libraries and our community. As UNLV continues to pursue Top Tier status, so many new opportunities lie ahead, including a major resource for the community: a health sciences library.
UNLV University Libraries provides a wealth of resources to lifelong learners of all ages.
What do today’s employers look for in recent graduates they plan to hire? The answer might surprise you.
A majority value information literacy skills more than creativity and even tech savvy, according to the Hart Research Associates report “Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success.”
Left: STEM Librarian Sue Wainscott’s outreach efforts have included partcipating in UNLV’s Rebel STEM Academy, which targets high school juniors in the Clark County School District. Right: Education Librarian Samantha Godbey (left) and former head of the University Libraries’ Library Liaison Program Nancy Fawley have worked with Nevada State GEAR UP’s seventh- and eighth-grade students to pique their interest in STEM subjects early.
2015 Calvert Award winners Bella Victoria Smith (second from left), Lee M. Hanover (third from left), Manuela Bowles (third from right), and Katie Cannata (second from right) celebrate their achievement with Dean Patricia Iannuzzi (right) and Head of Educational Initiatives Melissa Bowles-Terry (left).
One of the hallmarks of an education at a Top Tier research university is the opportunity for undergraduates to engage in the rigor of research. According to the Council on Undergraduate Research, the benefits of scholarly activity at this level include increased student retention, the creation of an information-literate workforce, and the development of a culture of innovation — all of which are central to UNLV’s mission and vision.
While the UNLV University Libraries’ Center for Gaming Research (CGR) is the premier resource for gaming scholars and Southern Nevada’s hospitality community, it also participates in interdisciplinary educational partnerships worldwide.
The UNLV University Libraries wishes to thank the following individuals, corporations, and foundations for their generous support in 2015. Every gift is important and valued.
Lance and Elena Calvert
Mr. and Mrs. Debra and Renaldo Tiberti
Marydean Martin and Charlie Silvestri
Donna D. Newsom
The Rogers Foundation
University Libraries Advisory Board
Gloria and Mark Fine Family Foundation
Joseph A. Kennedy and Melinda Kennedy
Phil and Jennifer Satre Family Charitable Fund
Eileen F. Raney and Thomas D. Raney
Mr. Tito and Mrs. Sandra Tiberti
Left: Dean Patricia Iannuzzi (right) and her husband, William E. Brown, chose the entertainment-themed booth for their gift. Right: Booth-naming opportunities stretch across the southwest wall of Lied Library’s first floor.
The UNLV University Libraries has added a new way for library supporters to honor their loved ones: by naming a study booth. And these booths are special! Images from the University Libraries’ Special Collections are laminated into tabletops, each one highlighting a different facet of Southern Nevada culture and history. Themes such as Howard Hughes, historic Las Vegas, showgirls, menus, and entertainment capture the imagination and offer the opportunity to honor family and friends in unique ways.
Top, moving clockwise: Dancers Jillian Hrushowy (left), Dawnie Sachs (second from left), and Trenna Howard (center) pose with Dean Patricia Iannuzzi (second from right) and famed creative director and choreographer Jerry Jackson (right) before the panel event; Karla Irwin, Special Collections librarian and exhibit curator, shows off an original Folies Bergère costume; attendees look at unique materials from Special Collections’ entertainment collection; Su Kim Chung (left), head of Special Collections Public Service, moderates the panel.
Who can a small business on a tight budget turn to for help with marketing, research, problem solving, and more? If that small business is in Las Vegas, the answer is simple: UNLV University Libraries’ Business by the Book workshop series.
Just take it from Lora Hendrickson, marketing consultant for Radioactive Productions, a small creative media services business in town. She attends as many sessions of the Libraries’ Business by the Book workshops as she can and has even been a guest speaker, paying forward all she has gained from the program and UNLV’s “progressive” library faculty.
This past October, at an event held at the UNLV University Libraries, Mayor Carolyn Goodman said something important. When discussing how the Las Vegas community grew to be what it is today, she said, “Everybody worked hard and worked in their own way, and everybody played a part in the building of this community.”
Her statement was an important reminder of how essential it is to embrace everyone, engage everyone, and educate everyone. As the only research library in Southern Nevada, the University Libraries are committed to lifelong learning for all members of our UNLV and greater Southern Nevada community.
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