About The TDRL

Located in Carlson Education Building (CEB)  room 101, the Teacher Development & Resources Library (TDRL) supports the teacher education programs within the UNLV College of Education as well as P12 educators in the Las Vegas community. With more than 30,000 items across a wide range of collections (including children’s and young adult literature, professional materials for educators, graphic novels, P12 textbooks, and activity kits), the TDRL is a leading resource center for Southern Nevada’s education community. Students and Southern Nevada educators can engage with TDRL staff members to find solutions to their teaching/educational needs and take advantage of the variety of resources, services, and expertise the TDRL offers.


The Teacher Development & Resources Library will represent the future of curriculum materials centers and empower pre- and in-service educators to discover, evaluate, and incorporate inclusive materials into every classroom.

Mission Statement

The Teacher Development & Resources Library contributes to the success of Southern Nevada’s  pre-service and in-service educators by providing academic and professional research support. Our primary focus is on the promotion of contemporary inclusive curriculum materials which reflect the diverse identities and needs of the P-12 students in our communities.


  • The Teacher Development & Resources Library (TDRL) supports the curriculum and research of the UNLV College of Education (COE).  Particular focus is on method/practicum courses and children's/young adult literature courses and research related to these areas. 
  • The TDRL makes available for evaluation and use educational materials of the highest quality produced for use with students from birth to grade twelve.  
  • The TDRL prioritizes the acquisition of materials which accurately represent the diverse identities and needs of the students of the Clark County School District (CCSD) 
  • The TDRL provides research support to P-12 educators in the Las Vegas community by providing access to resources and materials relating to the teaching profession.
  • The TDRL provides family literacy support to the UNLV community. 
Study and lounging spaces in the Teacher Development & Resources Library.

Amanda Melilli

Head, TDRL
(702) 895-1963
Office Location: CEB 108B

Kathy Nguyen

Operations & Program Specialist
Office location: CEB 108B

Katherine Keller

Katherine Keller

Library Technician II
(702) 895-2187
Office Location: CEB 108A

Samantha Godbey

Samantha Godbey

Education Librarian
(702) 895-2135
Office Location: LLB 1174