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Activating the Archives at the University Libraries

By skennedy on September 29, 2017 10:44 AM | Permalink

Join us for an afternoon of craftivism at Activating the Archives on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 2-5 p.m. in the Amargosa Room. Create your own zine, buttons, and other crafts using unique materials reproduced from UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives, while exploring collections that highlight social justice initiatives and activism in Southern Nevada.

Exhibit Celebrates 60 Years of UNLV History

By skennedy on September 12, 2017 1:37 PM | Permalink

A new exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is now open in Special Collections and Archives in Lied Library at UNLV. “UNLV @ 60: From Tumbleweed Tech to Top Tier,” curated by Tammi Kim, Special Collections Technical Services Librarian, shows the development of the physical UNLV campus and highlights student activities and engagement, as well as popular athletics programs.

Showcase Your Research in the Image of Research Competition

By skennedy on September 6, 2017 4:32 PM | Permalink

Take a photo or create an inspiring image that captures the essence of your research and enter it in the Image of Research Contest. Sponsored by the UNLV University Libraries and hosted in conjunction with UNLV Research Week, the Image of Research Contest showcases the different, daring, and diverse research taking place at UNLV and in the Las Vegas community.

Lapworth earns DAS certification

By skennedy on September 6, 2017 10:58 AM | Permalink

Emily Lapworth

Emily Lapworth, Digital Special Collections Librarian, was recently certified as a Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) by the Society of American Archivists.

Claytee White Honored with Humanitarian Award

By skennedy on August 22, 2017 3:46 PM | Permalink

Claytee White

Claytee White, Director of the Oral History Research Center in Special Collections and Archives, has been selected to receive the Humanitarian Award at TMG Entertainment Network's 21st Silver State Awards - Women Awards on Saturday, Nov. 18.

A Woman's Place Is...

By skennedy on August 2, 2017 11:05 AM | Permalink

Sharon Hwang’s family has worked on the development of the Chinatown District in Las Vegas since they arrived in Las Vegas in the 1990s. Her father, Henry Hwang, was one of three founders Chinatown Plaza, which opened in 1995, and the family continues to manage the themed plaza today.

Sharon, who graduated from UNLV in 1999 with a degree in business administration, serves an vice president of the JHK Investment Group and Chinatown Plaza. Sharon is a panelist for “A Woman’s Place Is…”, part of the Building Las Vegas Summer Speaker Series from the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., Las Vegas. RSVP here. The panel will also include Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, Jen Lewis, and Laura Jane Spina.

APA Training Set for June 21

By skennedy on July 19, 2017 3:10 PM | Permalink

The UNLV University Libraries will host training for two resources offered to students and faculty from the American Psychological Association (APA) on Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m. in the Pioche Room at Lied Library.

APA Documentation/Training Specialist Michael Miyazaki will introduce attendees to PsycINFO and APA Style CENTRAL, APA’s latest new product, which provides an online environment for teaching, writing, and publishing in APA Style.

The training is free and open to all graduate students and faculty. For more information, contact Education Librarian Samantha Godbey