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Extra computers

By Michael Yunkin on April 20, 2017 2:10 PM | Permalink

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Stressed out looking for a computer? Drop by the Rhyolite Room for a quiet place to finish your paper or project.

Extra computers will be available:

  • 11a-5p | Tuesday, 5/2 – Thursday, 5/4 – Rhyolite Room, 1st floor, Lied Library
  •  11a-5p | Monday, 5/8 – Tuesday, 5/9 – Rhyolite Room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Study Week Stress Relief Activities

By Michael Yunkin on April 20, 2017 2:03 PM | Permalink

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Study Week is stressful, but the library is here to help you de-stress for finals success! Stop by one or more events in Lied Library during study and finals week. Spend a few minutes with a certified therapy dog, do yoga and a guided meditation, or get creative and unwind with art therapy.
“Paws” for a Study Break – relieve stress with a therapy dog from Love Dog Adventures.

  •    11a-1p | Tuesday, 5/2 – Amargosa Room, 1st floor, Lied Library
  •    1p-3p | Wednesday, 5/3 – Amargosa Room, 1st floor, Lied Library

Yoga for Stress Relief, sponsored by Fitness4Finals – improve your cognitive function before your exams with a 45-minute yoga session. Mats will be provided.

Emotional Architecture: Las Vegas design leaders to discuss impact of interior design on customer loyalty

By Michael Yunkin on April 10, 2017 3:18 PM | Permalink

Resort design has evolved over time to evoke an emotional response from guests and inspire customer loyalty from guests. A group of leading Las Vegas design professionals will discuss this evolution during a special panel presentation on Sunday, April 23, at UNLV’s Lied Library.

Emotional Architecture and Hospitality Design, hosted by the UNLV University Libraries and the Cass Business School at City, University of London, will feature five experts who have created some of the most memorable architectural designs featured on the Las Vegas Strip.

Panelists include John Acres, founder of Acres 4.0; Leonard Bergman, CEO of Bergman Walls & Associates; Don Brinkerhoff, founder and CEO of Lifescapes International, LLC; Paul Steelman, CEO of Steelman Partners; and Alex Woogmaster, creative director for Wynn Design and Development.

Presidential Power Workshop: Understanding the Issues from a Social Justice Perspective

By Michael Yunkin on April 6, 2017 1:35 PM | Permalink

President Donald Trump has taken action using executive orders on issues ranging from climate change and travel restrictions to education and bathroom use by transgender students in elementary schools. How do you understand executive orders and presidential power, including what the president can and cannot do according to the US Constitution? Join us for a workshop focused on library resources that explore how presidential power and the use of executive orders has changed since 2001.

Applications Open for Faculty Institute on Creative Research Assignments

By Michael Yunkin on March 23, 2017 12:10 PM | Permalink

The University Libraries will be offering a new Faculty Institute entitled Creative Research Assignments: Looking Beyond the Research Paper. Applications are now being accepted from UNLV faculty for the institute, which runs May 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Selected faculty who participate are eligible for a $1,000 - $1,500 stipend.

Lecture: Sin City Apocalypse: Writing and Editing Las Vegas Dystopian Futures

By Michael Yunkin on March 14, 2017 7:46 AM | Permalink

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The UNLV University Libraries will host Sin City Apocalypse: Writing and Editing Las Vegas Dystopian Futures on Tuesday, March 28, at 4 p.m. in the Goldfield Room at Lied Library.
Dr. Jarret Keene, assistant professor in residence of English at UNLV, will survey memorable fictional and cinematic images of the neon heartland in this colloquium hosted in conjunction with Writers Image Las Vegas: Our City in Fiction, an exhibit on display at Lied Library through June.
The lecture will examine shattering representations fashioned by artists anxious over social and political collapse. From the menacing supernatural paramilitary cult in Stephen King’s The Stand to the breathless Doom Town refrigerator sequence in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Sin City continues to serve as a locus for catastrophe.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

By Michael Yunkin on February 28, 2017 8:44 AM | Permalink

In honor of Women's History Month, the UNLV University Libraries and Department of Art are hosting the second annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Thursday, March 16, from 4-8 p.m. at Lied Library in the Amargosa Room. Refreshments will be available.
Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and to encourage female editorship. In 2016, edit-a-thons occurred in over 175 locations, including 28 countries on all 6 inhabited continents. There were an estimated 2,500 participants globally, with approximately 2,000 new articles created and 1,000 articles improved.

Iannuzzi to retire as dean of UNLV University Libraries Sept. 1st

By Michael Yunkin on February 14, 2017 9:56 AM | Permalink

Patricia Iannuzzi, dean of the University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Las VegasPatricia Iannuzzi, dean of the University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has announced that she will retire on Sept. 1, 2017. Iannuzzi has been the University Libraries dean at UNLV since 2005.

“During her 12 years in Las Vegas, Patty has built a library system that is central to student learning at UNLV,” said UNLV Executive Vice President and Provost Diane Chase. “Her leadership on campus has helped advance the university’s mission in all areas of research, teaching, and community engagement, and she leaves behind an enduring legacy for our students, faculty, and staff.”

Writers Imagine Las Vegas: Our City in Fiction Exhibit

By Michael Yunkin on February 14, 2017 9:42 AM | Permalink

A city unlike any other, Las Vegas has captured the imaginations of writers across the globe. The neon lights of the Strip, the growing suburban neighborhoods, the bustling casinos, the mountains and Lake Mead, and the boxing arenas and entertainment venues have all served as inspiration for writers attempting to capture the spirit of Las Vegas in fiction.

“I love reading books set in Las Vegas! You get unexpected takes on familiar places,” said Priscilla Finley, humanities librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “I think writers are attracted to using Las Vegas as a setting because it’s an in-between space, with the dazzling machinery of the Strip feeling separate from the ordinary world. It offers many possible directions for a writer to explore with character development and creative storylines.”

Open Access to Research

By Michael Yunkin on January 11, 2017 1:08 PM | Permalink

Ensuring academics and other researchers have immediate access to free, online articles is one of the goals of open access. Digital Scholarship Librarian Andrea Wirth shares insights on open access, why it is such an important issue for higher education institutions across the globe, and how the University Libraries support open access to UNLV faculty and student research.

What is open access?

Open Access refers to scholarly literature that is both free to read and free of most copyright restrictions. While open access conversations hit the mainstream in the early 2000s and focused primarily on access to journal articles, other types of scholarly publications can be made open access. For example many universities, including UNLV, make theses and dissertations freely available to read through an institutional repository. Other areas of the “open” movement include open data, open educational resources, open source, and more.