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From the Dean

By rpietrucha on August 1, 2015 6:00 PM | Permalink

Patricia Iannuzzi, dean of the UNLV University Libraries

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.

University Libraries Creates the Lifelong Learners Employers Need

By rpietrucha on August 1, 2015 5:00 PM | Permalink

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.”

University Libraries Advances Nevada's K-12 STEM Initiatives

By rpietrucha on August 1, 2015 4:00 PM | Permalink

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.

Calvert Awards: Celebrating Undergraduate Research

By rpietrucha on August 1, 2015 3:00 PM | Permalink

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.   

University Libraries Gives London Business School Students a Hands-On Gaming Education

By rpietrucha on August 1, 2015 2:00 PM | Permalink

Dr. David Schwartz, director of the University Libraries’ Center for Gaming Research, instructs students worldwide.

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.

UNLV University Libraries 2015 Honor Roll of Giving

By rpietrucha on August 1, 2015 1:00 PM | Permalink

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.

Sponsors ($50,000-$99,999)
Lance and Elena Calvert
Flora Mason
Mr. and Mrs. Debra and Renaldo Tiberti

Patrons ($25,000-$49,999)
Marydean Martin and Charlie Silvestri
Donna D. Newsom
Beverly Rogers
The Rogers Foundation
University Libraries Advisory Board

Supporters ($5,000-$24,999)
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

Honor Others Through Booth Naming

By rpietrucha on August 1, 2015 12:00 PM | Permalink

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.

Events Scrapbook: The French Connection

By rpietrucha on August 1, 2015 11:00 AM | Permalink

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.