Teaching and Learning Librarian Mark Lenker was recently the recipient of the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Press Award for Best Article. He received the award for "Developmentalism:... more
The UNLV University Libraries has launched a pilot project, the UNLV Open Article Fund, to provide up to $30,000 in financial assistance for UNLV faculty and graduate student researchers... more
From the German Baroque to Revolutionary France, with Bill Harrah’s playing cards in between, the art of printing and printmaking has captured the eye of collectors. This Reading Room exhibit... more
The University Libraries will be offering drop-in training sessions on how to use the new Quick Search on Tuesday, March 13 from Noon-2 p.m. and Wednesday, March 24 from 2-4 p.m. in the Research Consultation Room in Lied Library.
After a hectic year of transitions, the University Libraries were glad to welcome 2018 with an ambitious suite of services and programs supporting the UNLV community. During my first six months at UNLV, I have had the pleasure of meeting many students, faculty, and community supporters who are partners with library faculty and staff in meeting the education and research goals of the University Libraries.
Make plans to join us Friday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Goldfield Room for Inspire the Present: Bringing History to Life. We've assembled a panel of three notable Las Vegans, who often partner with Special Collections & Archives, to discuss how they use historical materials to bring Las Vegas history to life.
In celebration of Black History Month, Oral History Research Center Director Claytee White picks some of her favorite oral histories from the early days of Las Vegas from those collected in the Documenting the African Experience in Las Vegas.
A new exhibit, "Unbuilt Las Vegas: Imagining Failed Dreams," highlights visions of dream Las Vegas architecture that, for one reason or another, were never built. The exhibit, in the Florence “Flo” Mlynarczyk Gallery on the third floor of Lied Library, is curated by Peter Michel from architectural collections housed in Special Collections and Archives.
The Teacher Development and Resources Library has partnered with the UNLV Gayle A. Zeiter Literacy Development Center and the UNLV College of Education to present the 2018 Gayle A. Zeiter Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 4-7:30 p.m. in Lied Library. Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator Javaka Steptoe will deliver the keynote address at the conference, with a special performance with Clark County's Poet Laureate Vogue Robinson.
The University Libraries has partnered with Scott Abella, assistant professor of restoration ecology in the UNLV School of Life Sciences, to showcase his research on conservation in America's national parks system in the digital exhibit space in the Leisure Reading Zone on the second floor of Lied Library.
Special Collections & Archives will host an opening celebration for our next exhibit, BUILT: A Photographic Survey of the Built Environment of the Las Vegas Valley, on Friday, Feb. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Goldfield Room at Lied Library.
A new exhibit showcasing the extreme diversity of the built environment in Las Vegas is now open on the first floor of Lied Library. "BUILT: A Photographic Survey of the Built Environment of the Las Vegas Valley" features an extensive collection of photographs taken by photographer Aaron Mayes, Visual Materials Curator in Special Collections & Archives, from the Building Las Vegas project.
Special Collections and Archives and the Center for Gaming Research are delighted to welcome our latest Eadington Fellows, Dr. Dana Herrera and Dr. Cynthia Van Gilder who are working on a joint research project centered on "Hawaiian Vegas."