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Lied Library Ice Cream Social - Aug. 23

By skennedy on August 14, 2019 9:10 AM | Permalink

We know it's hot outside, so join your fellow students, faculty, and staff for the Lied Library Ice Cream Social on Friday, August 23 from 2-4 p.m. 

Our staff will be handing out free ice cream and frozen treats, and you will have the chance to participate in several fun activities to learn more about the libraries.

For more information, contact Rosan Mitola at

If you have special accommodation needs, please contact Lonnie Marshall in advance at or 702-895-4517.

Change Password on Your ILLiad Account

By skennedy on July 30, 2019 10:17 AM | Permalink

The University Libraries have recently upgraded the Interlibrary Loan software, ILLiad, which is used to process document delivery and Interlibrary loan requests for UNLV students, faculty, staff, and alumni. As a result of this software upgrade, library users are required to change the password on their ILLiad accounts. When you login to the system, you will be prompted to set a new password.

Lied Library Facility Impacts

By skennedy on June 20, 2019 1:04 PM | Permalink

Construction will begin Monday, June 24 on an upgrade to the east entrance vestibule in Lied Library. Work will be conducted during the overnight hours, and is anticipated to take about a week to complete.

MGM Resorts Pledges Additional $25K To Support UNLV’s Latinx Voices Project

By skennedy on June 18, 2019 3:06 PM | Permalink

MGM Resorts International has announced that it has pledged an additional $25,000 to support the UNLV University Libraries’ Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project. Officially launched in September 2018, the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada has collected more than 90 oral histories from Latinx residents during its first year and raised nearly $240,000 in funding.

Library Subscriptions and Open Access: Highlights from the University of California Negotiations with Elsevier

By skennedy on June 17, 2019 9:40 AM | Permalink

When the University of California (UC) System announced the cancellation of their $50 million journal subscription deal with Elsevier on February 28, the decision reverberated throughout the academic publishing world. Sparked by a need to curtail the increasing costs of journal subscriptions in a landscape where library budgets remain flat and a desire to shift the journal publishing model away from subscriptions to a sustainable open access model, the decision may have an impact on collaborators who work with and rely on research from the UC System. In this linked paper, University Libraries faculty Cory Tucker, Andrea Wirth, and Annette Day provide background on issues with the scholarly communication process, academic library budgets, and open access initiatives. The paper also examines the impact of journal subscription deals with large commercial publishers (including Elsevier) and highlight efforts at UNLV to support open access.

Peter Michel Named Interim Head of UNLV Special Collections and Archives

By skennedy on May 21, 2019 9:45 AM | Permalink

Peter Michel

UNLV University Libraries Dean Maggie Farrell has selected Peter Michel to serve as the interim head of the UNLV Special Collections and Archives. Michel, who previously served as director from 1995-2013, will serve in the interim capacity while the University Libraries launches a nationwide search to replace Michelle Light. Light left UNLV to serve as the Director of the Special Collections Directorate at the Library of Congress.

2019 Lance and Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Award Winners

By skennedy on May 17, 2019 10:04 AM | Permalink

Dean Maggie Farrell and the University Libraries honored five UNLV undergraduate students as the winners of the 2019 Lance and Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards on May 7. The awards, generously funded through an endowment established by Lance and Elena Calvert, encourage undergraduate UNLV students to master the art of research to become successful, self-sufficient, lifelong learners.

Extra Computers Available During Study And Finals Weeks

By skennedy on May 2, 2019 9:28 AM | Permalink

Stressed out looking for a computer? Drop by the Rhyolite Room on the first floor of Lied Library for a quiet place to finish your paper or project.

The computer lab will be open for students on Tuesday, May 7, Wednesday, May 8, Thursday, May 9, Monday, May 13, and Tuesday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.