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Staff Spotlight: Michelle Light

By econnections on December 8, 2014 1:47 PM | Permalink

Michelle Light

Every day UNLV Libraries’ new director of Special Collections, Michelle Light, comes to work, it’s a bit of a homecoming. A Las Vegas native, Light has not only seen the transformation of the city, she has spent many years living it. Although her studies and career initially took her far from our city, Light could not stay away from her life’s calling to collect and preserve Southern Nevada’s history.

Light began her work in libraries as a graduate student of history at University of Michigan and quickly realized she stood at the forefront of a major academic revolution. “I took a job in Michigan’s digital library right in the early days of the World Wide Web,” Light said. “I realized how digitization of key historical texts and images would fundamentally transform scholarship—that is, how knowledge might be discovered, created and shared. I wanted to be a part of that.”

An Online Homecoming for UNLV Students: University Libraries Digitizes the Rebel Yell

By econnections on December 8, 2014 1:46 PM | Permalink

Rebel Yell image
College days—they go by fast. And for most, treasured memories from this precious time fade into the past forever. Photos are lost. Names are forgotten. Much disappears without a trace. 

Unless you are a UNLV alum.

The UNLV Libraries recently digitized the complete run of the Rebel Yell (1956-2010). “The Rebel Yell digitization project originated out of the desire to document the activities of students, something the Libraries are always eager to do,” said Cory Lampert, head of UNLV Libraries’ Digital Collections Division. “We are here, we are listening, and we are proud to serve our constituents.”

UNLV Libraries Leads the Way on Preserving Nevada's History With NEH Grant

By econnections on December 8, 2014 1:45 PM | Permalink

NEH grant - man & boy at desk in Delamar LodeWhat do you get when you combine proven success with newspaper digitization projects, passionate staff dedicated to the most challenging of grant-writing processes, and a strong commitment among partners to preserve the history of an entire state? In the case of UNLV Libraries, it’s the largest award the organization has ever received: a $311,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant.

K-12 Institute: Bringing UNLV and CCSD Together

By econnections on December 8, 2014 1:44 PM | Permalink

The University Libraries are well known for their efforts to promote UNLV student and faculty success. A lesser known activity is the work the Libraries do to help educate the educators of the Clark County School District (CCSD) so their students can be better prepared. The Teacher-Librarian Institute for Integration of Research Into the K-12 Curriculum, or the “K-12 InstituteK-12 Institute” for short, helps CCSD teachers and librarians integrate research into curricula to better prepare students for their future academic and professional lives. 

Project to Capture the History of the Jewish Community in Southern Nevada Begins

By econnections on December 8, 2014 1:43 PM | Permalink

One of the enduring missions of the UNLV University Libraries is to preserve the dynamic history and culture of Southern Nevada. However, the region was built by a variety of important communities whose voices have not always been well represented by traditional outlets. One such community is the Jewish community, an important presence in Las Vegas since the city’s inception. Jewish individuals have contributed to the growth and development of our region in a number of significant ways.  

From the Dean

By econnections on December 8, 2014 1:42 PM | Permalink

Patricia IannuzziWinter, for me, is the perfect time for the act of reflection—for both what has passed and what the future will bring. We slow down to spend time with family and friends, reminding ourselves and each other of all we have to be grateful for and recharging just a brief moment before kicking off another year in high gear.

As 2014 comes to a close, I cannot help but reflect on all the UNLV University Libraries have accomplished thus far and consider how much more, with the generous help of friends like you, we will accomplish in the future.

Students Taste the Power of Intellectual Freedom at the Banned Books Buffet

By econnections on December 8, 2014 1:42 PM | Permalink

Banned Books event
Each year, our nation celebrates one of the most important gifts libraries have to offer: free and unhindered access to information for all. Banned Books Week ( represents the stand several organizations across the U.S. have taken against book censorship. This fall, UNLV Libraries added a new event, the Banned Books Buffet, to engage students in this discourse outside the classroom.


By econnections on December 8, 2014 1:36 PM | Permalink

Dear friend: 

Today and every day, I think about the big picture—for this state, for our nation, for the world. So although I’m writing you to ask for your support of UNLV University Libraries, I want you to consider what I’m really asking for by doing so: your commitment to our past, which exists only if we care enough about its preservation; your commitment to our future, which rests in the hands of our children and is shaped by how we educate them; and your commitment to our present, which is the only time we have to take action and make a difference.