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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

🕒 November 15, 2017


Photographs of Frontier Victory rally , Culinary Union, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1998 January 31. Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Las Vegas, Nevada Photograph Collection (PH:00382)

🕒 November 2, 2017

Join the UNLV University Libraries for "Who in the World is Roberta Kane?" on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 5-7 p.m. in the Goldfield Room in Lied Library. This special reception will feature Roberta Kane, the daughter of Mike and Sallie Gordon and the first known Jewish baby born in Las Vegas.

🕒 October 31, 2017

The University Libraries is now accepting applications for a Faculty Institute on "Creative Research Assignments: Looking Beyond the Research Paper" on Jan. 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The institute, originally held in May 2017, was so popular the University Libraries is providing another opportunity for faculty to participate. UNLV faculty who are selected to participate are eligible for a $1,000 stipend.

🕒 October 25, 2017

Three UNLV University Libraries faculty have been appointed to serve on the Advisory Council for The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement.

🕒 October 24, 2017

The UNLV Center for Gaming Research, part of the UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives, has selected seven researchers to receive the 2017-18 Eadington Fellowships.

🕒 October 23, 2017

Special Collections and Archives project staff recently completed work on the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) grant-funded project, “America’s Great Gamble: A Project to Promote the Discovery of Sources About the Expansion of Legalized Gambling Across the United States.” The $129,600 grant allowed SCA to hire two full-time project archivists, and two student assistants who were able to process and describe four of our most significant modern gaming collections.

🕒 October 20, 2017

You are invited to attend our campus celebration to commemorate 50 years of Special Collections and Archives on Thursday, November 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lied Library lobby. We will have remarks from University Libraries Dean Maggie Farrell, Senior Vice Provost Carl Reiber, and Director of Special Collections and Archives Michelle Light. We'll be serving special 50th anniversary cupcakes and inviting everyone to explore our 50 Treasures for 50 Years exhibit.

🕒 October 19, 2017

Join the University Libraries, the International Council, and the Department of English for a frightfully fantastic evening of spine-tingling tales by some of UNLV's masters of the macabre on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m. in the Amargosa Room.

John Watts, Head of Knowledge Production, Emma Frances Bloomfield, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, and Maggie Farrell, Dean of University Libraries

John Watts, Head of Knowledge Production, Emma Frances Bloomfield, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, and Maggie Farrell, Dean of University Libraries

🕒 October 16, 2017

The UNLV University Libraries announced that UNLV graduate student Travis Parsons and Dr. Emma Frances Bloomfield, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies were the winners of the inaugural Image of Research Competition during an open house event on Oct. 11 in Lied Library.

Remembering October 1
🕒 October 16, 2017

On October 1, 2017 a horrifying tragedy struck Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire into a crowd of 22,000 attending Route 91 Harvest Festival. Fifty-eight victims were killed and almost five hundred people were injured in one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.