The Libraries have sponsored a variety of initiatives in outreach to the local K-12 community. These have focused primarily on teacher and school librarian professional development, but have also included:
- Children’s and young adult author speakers series
- Sponsorship of authors to visit local schools
- Literacy development workshops
- Storytelling at local schools
A specific example is the Teacher-Librarian Institute for Integration of Research into the K-12 Curriculum , which brought in teams of teachers and school librarians to design research assignments for students in middle and high school with the goal of improving the research skills of future UNLV students.
The Teacher Development & Learning Library (TDRL) , located in the Carlson Education Building, exists primarily to support the education of Nevada’s teachers, including the continued education of current teachers in the Southern Nevada area. The library collection includes over 40,000 items of juvenile literature, teacher professional materials, media, and curriculum guides and kits. Teachers with a local ID and proof of employment can register at the CML for the same borrowing privileges as UNLV students.