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UNLV University Libraries names Mary "Maggie" Farrell as new dean

By skennedy on June 12, 2017 2:57 PM | Permalink

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary “Maggie” Farrell as Dean of University Libraries, effective August 2017.

“Maggie has extensive experience in library science with an impressive list of accomplishments, including having served as dean of libraries at two nationally recognized universities,” said Diane Chase, UNLV executive vice president and provost. “We are eager to bring her innovative leadership to UNLV.”

Farrell comes to UNLV with nearly 30 years of experience. She most recently served as dean of libraries at Clemson University, overseeing a $17 million budget with five facilities since 2015. Prior to Clemson, Farrell was dean of libraries at the University of Wyoming for 13 years, and was associate dean of libraries at Montana State University for six years before that.

University Libraries ranked 15th most productive in U.S. for academic research

By Michael Yunkin on May 30, 2017 12:44 PM | Permalink

The UNLV University Libraries is ranked the 15th most productive academic library for academic research in the nation according to a new study published in the May issue of College and Research Libraries.

“UNLV University Libraries faculty are continually searching for and conducting new and innovative research that impacts student learning and the library profession,” said Patricia Iannuzzi, dean of the UNLV University Libraries. “As the university pushes for Top Tier status, our librarians are already serving as practitioner-researchers, conducting scholarship that will shape the future of academic research libraries while helping students and faculty at UNLV conduct their own research.”

The ranking is based on the total number of peer-reviewed academic research articles published by library faculty between 2003 and 2012.

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.”