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Scholarship Boot Camps Help Students Secure Funding, Complete Their Degrees

By rpietrucha on December 1, 2015 7:00 AM | Permalink

Left: A UNLV student reviews one of the University Libraries' many scholarship resources. Right: Marydean Martin and Charlie Silvestri began supporting the University Libraries when they were UNLV students. In addition to Martin’s donation last winter to fund the Libraries’ Scholarship Boot Camps, the couple made a donation this summer to name the group study room in Lied Library pictured above. Both are staunch supporters of education in Southern Nevada, with a high school named in honor of Silvestri and Nevada State College’s library named in honor of Martin.

Over the last five years, UNLV developed a comprehensive retention, progression, and completion plan to promote student success and increase graduation rates. However, this plan does not address the most critical obstacle students face when pursuing a degree: the cost of higher education.

Events Scrapbook: Research Week Open House

By rpietrucha on December 1, 2015 2:00 AM | Permalink

Clockwise, from left: 1) Yuko Shinozaki (library technician) assists a student in using one of the Libraries’ many research databases. 2) Silvia Southwick (Digital Collections metadata librarian, pictured left) and Cory Lampert (head of Digital Collections, pictured center) share information about Special Collections with students. 3) Laura Gittins (library technician) explains how the Libraries’ student employees gain valuable research and information literacy skills through their library work that helps them excel in their academic careers. 4) A UNLV faculty member explores the Libraries’ digital collections on a multitaction screen.

General Announcements

By rpietrucha on December 1, 2015 1:00 AM | Permalink


Claytee D. White was recognized as the “Best Keeper of Our History” in Vegas Seven’s 2015 “Best of the City” issue. As director of the UNLV University Libraries’ Oral History Research Center, White has spent more than a decade collecting the stories of Las Vegas residents and preserving the history of Southern Nevada. Read more about her here.





LearningExpress Library

By Michael Yunkin on October 22, 2015 9:41 AM | Permalink

LearningExpress Library offers nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks. It offers comprehensive test preparation, job search and workplace skills improvement tools, and career guidance.

Here are a few highlights:

Graduate School Admissions Exams:
Practice tests and eBooks are available for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, and PCAT. All practice tests include instant diagnostic score reports to help you target skill areas that need the most attention.

Career Center:
Prepare for a career exam and explore occupations online. Check out 100 Conversations for Career Success and Social Networking for Career Success, if you're beginning to search for a job. Create a professional resume or cover letter utilizing the Career Center.

Succeed in the Workplace:
Strengthen your writing, reading, vocabulary, and grammar skills with tutorials and practice activities.

Latin@ Heritage Month

By Michael Yunkin on September 17, 2015 10:03 AM | Permalink

Photos from the Celia Rivero Grenfeld Photo Collection (PH-0052) in Special Collections. The Riveros were a pioneering Mexican-American family who settled in Las Vegas in 1917 from Aquascalientes, Mexico. Francisco “Frank” Rivero was the owner of the popular Frank’s Café on South First Street in the 1930s. Read more about the Riveros and other Mexican-Americans in Las Vegas in Mexican Identity in Clark County, Nevada: A Visual Ethnohistory 1829-1960 by Corinne Escobar.


Business by the Book: Helping Small Businesses Succeed

By econnections on March 25, 2015 3:04 PM | Permalink

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Who can a small business on a tight budget turn to for help with marketing, research, problem solving, and more? If that small business is in Las Vegas, the answer is simple: UNLV University Libraries’ Business by the Book workshop series.

Just take it from Lora Hendrickson, marketing consultant for Radioactive Productions, a small creative media services business in town. She attends as many sessions of the Libraries’ Business by the Book workshops as she can and has even been a guest speaker, paying forward all she has gained from the program and UNLV’s “progressive” library faculty.

Personal Archiving Workshop

By Heela Naqshband on June 13, 2014 1:23 PM | Permalink

Here are some of the personal archiving resources discussed in the Student Employee workshop. Lots of great tips and advice for preserving your digital memories!

It's National Pet Month at UNLV Libraries!

By Michael Yunkin on May 1, 2014 10:28 AM | Permalink

Pets have long played a role in the lives of southern Nevada residents as evidenced in these historical photographs from Special Collections featuring dogs, cats, and horses dating from the early 20th century. Discover these and other historic photos featuring pets in the digital collections Southern Nevada: The Boomtown Years and Historic Landscape of Nevada: Development, Water and Natural Environment.

Research Databases (May Require A UNLV Barcode)

Agricola: Index to agriculture literature with coverage of animal and plant science, nutrition, farming, and earth science.

Earth Awareness Month at UNLV Libraries!

By Michael Yunkin on April 17, 2014 1:59 PM | Permalink

Photographs of artesian wells in Las Vegas and the Colorado River near Black Canyon prior to the construction of Hoover Dam are drawn from UNLV Special Collections and are part of the of the Historic Landscapes of Nevada digital collection.

Research Databases (May Require A UNLV Barcode)

BuildingGreen Suite: Articles, reviews, product information and news on sustainable building.

Encyclopedia of Global Change: Encyclopedia articles on physical, climatic, and man-made phenomena that change life on Earth.