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Students sitting at the study tables in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, studying and looking through books.
Peer-to-peer learning enhances library research skills

Peer Research Consultants provide research help to fellow students in-person, over the phone, and on chat.

Woman in a striped shirt stands behind a table with a variety of edible baked goods. She is welcoming a University student to the Edible Books Festival inside the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Breezeway. Each baked good on the table is based on a banned book.
Libraries Celebrates Banned Books Week virtually

Faculty, staff members read passages from their favorite banned book on latest episode of "Checked Out!"

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Librarians provide virtual research help for students

Librarians can provide either online or in-person research consultations for students working on class assignments.

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LibKey Suite for easy remote research

LibKey Discovery, LibKey Link, LibKey.io and LibKey Nomad make remote research easy for library users

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Learn new skills with specialty workshops

The University Libraries provide instructional workshops on many topics you might not expect.

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University Libraries launches 1,000 Miles project

Students invited to participate on a virtual adventure

A mixed gender, five- person Trivia Night team poses for a photo with their Trivia Night prizes.
Libraries to Host Virtual Trivia Night Sept. 10, 7 p.m.

All University students, faculty and staff welcome. Advanced registration via Zoom required.

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Primary sources make the past come alive

Special Collections and University Archives and the Jon Bilbao Basque Library contain hundreds of thousands of primary sources for use in class assignments

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What to expect when you visit the Libraries this Fall

Face coverings required, updated food policy, increased sanitization efforts, and new hours of operation

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New Library Digital Collection: Consolidated Copper Photo Albums

Valuable Record of Mining History in Nevada Added to the Libraries’ Digital Archive

Screenshot of 25 University faculty members and TLT | IDT staff participating in a Zoom-based learning session titled, “Going online Fall 2020.” TLT designed this class to help educate and support faculty when it comes to teaching online due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preparing faculty, students for Fall 2020 main objective for TLT | IDT

By the Numbers: 300 faculty trained, 70 new classroom tech systems installed, +230 classrooms outfitted for HyFlex

: A group of dancers participating in what appears to be a version of the Zinta Dantza, a ribbon dance. The colored ribbons are braided with the movement of the dancers around the pole. Metaphorically, the dance represents the process of life, the obstacles encountered as life progresses, and the passing from life to the afterlife.
Jon Bilbao Basque Library, Basque culture, digital archive focus of new episode of Checked Out!

“The pandemic is a shared experience. It is a global event like nothing we have seen before.” - Iñaki Arrieta Baro said.

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College ROI Database: A New Way to Compare College Rankings

A New Way to Compare College Rankings

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Libraries’ Digital Services Department featured on Checked Out!

Podcast takes in-depth look at the digitization work done to help support academic success both on and off campus

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New Library Digital Collection: State Land Office Maps

Rare General Land Office Maps added to the Libraries’ Digital Archive

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University Libraries buildings to reopen with limited access, continued virtual support

Beginning July 6 University users can visit the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, Savitt Medical Library in-person, with limited access; masks required to enter

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No-Cost Textbooks: What They Are and How to Find Them

No-cost and open textbooks help guarantee students access to needed educational material, especially in a virtual format

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Researchers work to preserve neon signs in Northern Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno, National Historical Society and UNLV awarded grant to digitally archive area’s iconic history

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How has the University Libraries managed to make resources available for use by students, staff, and faculty while in quarantine?

A lot of behind-the-scenes work, creativity and collaboration

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Need an escape from reality? Check out a book from the University Libraries' virtual book display
Michelle Rebaleati in lab
Interdisciplinary research study uses VR Technology to assess interprofessional communication in healthcare education

“Coming from a team that specializes in media production and digital content, it's a special honor to be part of this peer-reviewed, published study." -Luka Starmer

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Keep up with the latest news in education

Resources provide coverage of the effects of COVID-19 on K-12 and higher education

Teaching & Learning Technologies and the Instructional Design Team stand in a group on the landing out front of the main entrance of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.  From left to right: Kathy Hanselman, Kari Johnson, Don Massie, Ed Huffman, Bowen Drewes, Lia Schraeder and Wenzhen Li.
Teaching & Learning Technologies leads University's transition to emergency remote learning

University Libraries' new podcast Checked Out! talks with TLT

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Connecting with community "One Item-A-Day"

Social media outreach effort featured on the Basque Library's Facebook page showcases unique photographs housed in the Basque Library's digital archive

Meghan Anderson, Alyssa Campbell, and Patricia Ascano
Student Peer Research Consultants providing virtual research support for assignments, final papers

"We are a really great resource for students. We may not be on campus, but we're still here to help you!" Alyssa Campbell, student Peer Research Consultant for the University Libraries

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The University Libraries launches new podcast Checked Out!

First episode features an in-depth look at the University's interdisciplinary effort to 3D print PPE for rural healthcare workers in Nevada

A painting of vibrant apples by Vincent Van Gogh.
Downloadable art 

How to find free-to-use art images available via the University Libraries and beyond.

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Can you spot fake news in the time of COVID-19?

Librarians provide tips, tricks to assist students, campus community in identifying fake news related to COVID-19

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Need current or recent print materials for your classes?

The University Libraries, as a member of HathiTrust, is providing Emergency Temporary Access to Copyrighted Books

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University makerspaces and 3D printers at work developing PPE

Researchers, faculty and staff respond to the call for resources and deploy makerspace resources to support our healthcare heroes

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Library Resource Spotlight: Birds of the World

Birds of North America is now Birds of the World!

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The University Libraries receives Scholarly Communications Research Grant

The grant was awarded to the University Libraries to provide research funding to test the accessibility of open textbooks

Instructor teaching in front of a whiteboard while holding a textbook titled, "Cross-Cultural Survey Methods" by Harkness, Van de Vijver, and Mohler.
Faculty invited to participate in Zoom-based "Online Delivery Q & A with the Instructional Design Team" this Friday

Have questions related to teaching effectively online? Join TLT for a Zoom webinar this Friday.

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The new PubMed

The popular life sciences and biomedical database gets a redesign.

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The University Libraries increases sanitization of facilities in response to COVID-19

Libraries remain committed to user health and well-being

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Business Research at the Libraries

Business databases IBISWorld and Mintel were recently redesigned! Check them out!

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Streaming Music Resources at the Library: Free, Fun, and Easy!

A Survey of the Millions of Audio/Visual Resources You Can Access at the Knowledge Center.

John Schleicher
John Schleicher is the University Libraries' Community and University Archivist

The Community and University Archivist is a member of the Special Collections and University Archives Department within the University Libraries serving a vital role in assisting the University to foster its unique identity and sense of place, and document its significance to Nevada, the region and the world.

Linda Kopecky
Linda Kopecky joins the University Libraries as Associate Dean

Kopecky to ensure Libraries is highly engaged in meeting teaching, research needs of Carnegie R1 university; support the Libraries' Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee; and provide leadership for the Libraries' learning-centered service model encouraging student engagement, experiential learning and knowledge

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round blue objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. SARS-CoV-2, also known as 2019-nCoV, is the virus that causes COVID-19. The virus shown was isolated from a patient in the U.S. Credit: NIAID-RML
Coronavirus Research Now Open Access

Publishers and funders, including Springer Nature, agree to make coronavirus research openly available.

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Into Nature: The History Of Camping in the Far West

Join the University Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives Department on February 28th for a "Last Chance" talk and guided tour

An image of three city directories for years 1900, 1904, and 1906. The covers of the directories contain various local business advertisements.
New Library Digital Collection: City Directories

Historical directories added to the Libraries’ Digital Archive

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Learn Essential VR Skills at the University Libraries' VR Sessions

VR Sessions feature 360 Video, Photogrammetry, 3D Modeling, the Unreal Game Development Software, and Unity Game Development Software

Martin Luther King Jr. at the 1963 Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C.
Black history: uncovering voices of the Civil Rights Movement

Celebrate Black History Month with the University Libraries.

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EDI Committee hosts Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Celebrate International Women's Day by making Wikipedia more inclusive by adding and improving pages for women

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Changes to Special Collections and University Archives hours

Beginning Jan. 27, the University Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives Department will be available to researchers and users on Monday's by appointment only. Tuesday through Friday hours remain the same, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Users and researchers are welcome to drop-in anytime Tuesday through Friday.

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Library Database Trial: Social Explorer, an Online Demographic Research and Data Visualization Tool

Demographical database currently on trial through the University Libraries until December 31, 2020.

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University of Nevada, Reno selects Ex Libris Alma platform and Primo Discovery Solution to simplify library systems and streamline processes

Automated workflows, analytics, powerful integrations, and customizations will transform the patron and library staff experience.

Luka Starmer uses a 3D scanner to capture the Dat So La Lee basket which can be viewed at the Nevada Historical Society
Scanning Dat So La Lee's world-famous basket
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Scaling-up at the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library

Redesigned space, enhanced support structure, experiential learning key to the development of new knowledge

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Library Resource Spotlight: LibKey Nomad

A Chrome extension tool that facilitates access to articles available through the University Libraries.

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The University Libraries encourages students to plan ahead and study with us

To book a study room inside the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center visit library.unr.edu or call 775-682-5684

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New Library Digital Collection: Washoe County Recorder Historical Records

Unique Nevada documents added to the Libraries’ Digital Archive.

A female student wears a VR headset in the @One on the first floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Academic units incorporating virtual reality, augmented reality into research projects

Experience VR like never before at the Libraries annual VR|AR Meet-Up Nov. 1, 3-5 p.m. Faculty will present research projects that incorporate VR or AR technology in their work.

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DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library and QSU partner to make laser-carved pumpkins

3D printers, 3D scanners, hand tools, soldering supplies, a sewing machine, laser cutters all available to university students, faculty, staff, and community members

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Nevada-Related Library Databases

The University Libraries offer online databases on the subject of the state of Nevada.

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New Library Database: BabelScores

Contemporary music online database added to the University Libraries' collection.

Two street art murals adorn the wall of a business in Elko, Nev. These murals were painted by Salt Lake City-based muralist Justin Johnson. This image features two murals. The first is a nature scene with wildlife and aspen trees. This mural is titled "Ghost Wolf Killah." The second mural in the image is titled, "The 36 acres."
University Libraries invited to participate in Elko Mural Expo

Luka Starmer & Laura Rocke invited to Elko, Nev. to document, preserve more than 40 murals

Michelle Rebaleati posing in VR gear
Create your own VR content at Libraries' VR Sessions

VR Sessions feature 360 Video and Photo Creation, Photogrammetry, 3D Modeling, Unreal Game Development Software, and Unity Game Development Software

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Take a break from your coursework and escape with a bestseller

More than 700 popular reading titles available to students, faculty via the University Libraries

Robyn Carr
#1 New York Times bestselling author, Robyn Carr, to be inducted into Nevada Writers Hall of Fame November 7

Induction into The Nevada Writers Hall of Fame acknowledges a lifetime achievement in writing

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Citing sources: University Libraries serve key role supporting student research

Subject librarians train students to find credible resources in a vast sea of information

Ronald Reagan and Paul Laxalt shaking hands
Paul Laxalt U. S. Senatorial Papers now open, available for research

Collection provides research opportunities for users wanting to understand Laxalt’s former legislative role

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Conservator visits Special Collections, Basque Library to ensure proper preservation

Special Collections, Jon Bilbao Basque Library recently invited a specialist in to evaluate how the departments are storing valuable materials

Vice Provost Steve Smith and Juniper Networks Board Member listen to Dr. Scotty Strachan as he presents information
Juniper Networks National Higher Education Advisory Board Discusses Cutting Edge Technology at the University of Nevada

A leadership meeting focused around research and technology was hosted at the University for the first time.

President Marc Johnson and Henry Neeman at CI Day 2019
Researchers, Technology Providers, and Leadership Discuss Vision for University Cyberinfrastructure

Cyberinfrastructure Day 2019 highlighted where we are and where we are going with research technology support

2019 TEDxUniversityofNevada presenter Michelle Rebaleati is seen on stage here discussing the use VR in her documentary film “Walking With Reality.” In this image Michelle is in the foreground. The documentary's main character, Evan Gadda, is in the background.
University Libraries using Virtual Reality technology to preserve the past

University Libraries' Michelle Rebaleati presented her “Big Idea Worth Spreading” at the recent TEDxUniversityofNevada event

Dr. Snow conducts neuroscience research with a student on campus.
University to hold inaugural Cyberinfrastructure Day March 27th

Academic researchers to converse with University leadership and technology providers about campus research technology support

Multimedia Production Specialist Michelle Rebaleati teleports herself to a different environment using virtual reality
@Reality Virtual Reality + Augmented Reality Lab hosts VR Sessions

VR Sessions feature 360 Video and Photo Creation, Photogrammetry, 3D Modeling, Unreal Game Development Software, and Unity Game Development Software

Assemblyman Jason Frierson in a classroom
'It's an awesome realization of how far we've come'

On March 1, 1869, Nevada made history by becoming first state to ratify 15th amendment

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University Libraries 3rd Floor Reconfiguration

University Libraries Building Operations created a new study space for students on the 3rd floor, southwest side of the building.

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Closer to the Land: Environment and Ecology in Nevada now on display at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

The exhibit focuses on the contrasting environments found in Nevada and the Great Basin, and the relationship of the environment to its living inhabitants including humans, animals, and plants.

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@One to host student-centric Poster Palooza Friday, Feb. 15

University Libraries @One staff to offer a variety of free, interactive lessons walking students through the complete process of designing, creating, and ordering an academic poster

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Manuscript Accepted! Scholarly Publishing Symposium provides guidance to Nevada faculty

The Symposium was designed to help debunk popular myths that surround the scholarly publishing process. More than 70 graduate students and faculty attended the event.

Kathy Hanselman, Lia Schraeder and Wenzhen Li standing in front of the Knowledge Center with the Fitness Center in the background
Teaching with Technology Certificate program

Inaugural program focused on innovative approaches to using technology to promote learning

Libraries Multimedia Specialist Michelle Rebaleati works with "SIM Mom" at UNR Med to compose the shot for the 360-degree, 3D virtual reality footage she and colleague Luka Starmer created for the research study
University Libraries, partners using Virtual Reality to revolutionize medical education

University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno, along with UNR Med, Renown and several University Departments are working together to revolutionize nursing and medical education at Nevada.

2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductee Robert Leonard Reid
Robert Leonard Reid has something to say and isn’t afraid to say it

He is the 2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductee

2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award Recipient Lindsay Wilson
Lindsay Wilson, 2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen award recipient, finds inspiration from life

"Writing helped me sort through my life," Wilson said. "It helped me think about important events and taught me to interpret and reinterpret things."

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University Libraries joins HathiTrust

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

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Ignite Integrity Contest soon opening up for submissions

University of Nevada, Reno preps for Ignite Integrity Week with a creative contest demonstrating what integrity means to students

Photo of 31st Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen award recipient Jared Stanley
Does your favorite poet play air guitar?

Meet 2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen honoree Jared Stanley

2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Inductee Robert Leonard Reid (left), with Silver Pen Honorees Jared Stanley (center) and Lindsay Wilson (right)
University Libraries presents the 2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Tuesday, November 13, 7 p.m.

Robert Leonard Reid is the 2018 Hall of Fame inductee

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Evolution of a Burning Man village - a father and daughter's adventure

University Libraries Burning Inquiry event scheduled for Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m. inside the Wells Fargo Auditorium located on the first floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.

University Libraries Money Smart Week begins April 23
Financial literacy education top priority for University Libraries Money Smart Week

From personal investing, to setting budgets, saving money, negotiating a salary and more University students are encouraged to get smart about their money

Zabarte (center) is Principal Man for the Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation, a member of the Native American Action Council and member of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Yucca Mountain Licensing Support Network Advisory Review Panel
Ian Zabarte to visit University Libraries on Tuesday, March 20

Zabarte is Principal Man for the Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation, a member of the Native American Action Council and member of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Yucca Mountain Licensing Support Network Advisory Review Panel

Reno High School senior Mick Thornton plays the lead zombie in a film he created in the 2017 Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp
Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp Coming to Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center this Summer

University Libraries looking for 10 high school juniors with a passion for digital media technologies to apply for and participate in Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp

A Basque Sheep Herder moves sheep across the Sierra Nevada
Award-winning Basque improvisational poets to perform Friday, January 26

Maialen Lujanbio Zugasti, Miren Artetxe Sarasola to lecture & and perform bertsolaritza in advance of 34th Annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev.

Fang Jiang studies fMRI technology images
Lightning Talks provide early-career faculty members opportunity to network, collaborate

Presentations represented a variety of disciplines, including sustainable plant production and street art in virtual reality

Silver Pen award winner Michael Branch stands in front of the wall of honor with Hall of Fame inductees Terri Farley and Donald Revell in the Leslie Harvey and Robert George Whittemore Tower Entry and Reception Gallery of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
The 2017 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductees cover it all: Poetry, satire and wild life

Annual event honors Nevada's finest writers, and serves as a stimulus to encourage excellence among emerging writers in the Silver State

2017 Nevada Hall of Fame Inductees from left to right: Donald Revell, Terri Farley and Silver Pen Recipient Michael Branch
Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Thursday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m.

30th Annual event honors Hall of Fame Inductees Donald Revell and Terri Farley and Silver Pen Recipient Michael Branch

Students immerse themselves in virtual reality at @Reality studio inside the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
@Reality, a virtual reality + augmented reality studio, to open at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

@Reality will provide the University community with a dedicated space, equipment, software and expertise to properly support experimentation, exploration of virtual reality and augmented reality mediums

Professor Carolyn White poses for a photo with her bike on the Playa at Burning Man
University Libraries partners with Nevada Museum of Art for Fall 2017 Burning Inquiry program

Professors Deborah Boehm and Carolyn White to discuss Burning Man-related academic research

Bert Scales, excerpt from Plate 1, Geology of the Applebush Hill Area, South Antelope Valley, Nye County, Nevada, University of Nevada, 1961
Mackay Theses Collection now available digitally

More than 700 research theses now available for free to the public, researchers, students, industry professionals & government entities

Photograph of an unidentified woman working at a desk in May 1929.
Letters Home, a Special Collections exhibit, on display now at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Exhibit features letters from 1850 – 1944 from people who lived in or traveled through Nevada

Collage includes artist's rendering of the Switch facility located east of Reno, known as The Citadel Campus, plus a laboratory work space and computer circuit board.
Major, new high-performance computing cluster to advance research and industry

Technology leader Switch provides critical data-ecosystem infrastructure to power Pronghorn, the University's new cluster, and the regional economy

A Basque sheepherder herds sheep across the winter wilderness in the Sierra Nevada. Photo from the Jon Bilbao Basque Library Photo Collection.
The Comforts of Home: A Basque Sheep Camp on display until Aug. 10

Jon Bilbao Basque Library partners with Sparks Museum & Cultural Center to showcase Basque sheepherders lives in the wilderness

A group of kids participate in a Maker Faire
Fourth Annual Reno Mini Maker Faire scheduled for July 8 at Idlewild Park

Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth unites engineers, artists, scientists, crafters to share their hobbies, experiments and projects

Laxalt and Reagan
Special Collections Project Archivist contributes to Political History of Nevada Book

Edan Strekal’s section is titled, “The 'First Friend': The Political Bond of Ronald Reagan and Paul Laxalt”

Engineering Librarian Tara Radniecki (right) watches a student learn how to operate Google Glass in the DeLaMare Library
$50,000 National Leadership Grant for Libraries to fund research on early-stage maker-based competencies

Tara Radniecki, engineering librarian in the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library, is the lead researcher from Nevada working on the project.

Ghost town of Como, Nevada in 1947.  Gus Bundy photograph, courtesy of Special Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.
Dana Miller named Director of Special Collections

With a strong foundation, team in place Miller is dedicated to moving the department forward

Church of San Juan in Gernika, Basque Country
Basque Library exhibit honors history of the bombing of Gernika

“Gernika: Voices After the Bombs” on display until October 2017

Believe Burning Man Sculpture in downtown Reno
Burning Inquiry: Playa Art in the Biggest Little City

Join a panel of community members, burners, artists and art lovers as they discuss the role of public art in our community

University Quadrangle
Arbor Day 2017 University Arboretum: Our Living History

Interactive storymap highlights multitude of stories inside the University Arboretum including its history, ecology, and walking tree tours.

John Ascuaga, Bertha the Elephant, Lorne Green and Dan Blocker looking at a slot machine in John Ascuaga's Nugget as Berth's truck pulls the slot handle.
Elephants in the Casino: John Ascuaga's Nugget

Explore the history and legacy of the Nugget over its more than 50-year history in Sparks, Nevada

Two students sitting at computers in a University computer lab
Data Rescue Reno sets out to save vital data and web pages

University Libraries and the Reno Collective host one of 30 nationwide events Saturday, April 22

Reno Hackathon
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center to host 5th Annual Reno Hackathon

Students, developers and entrepreneurs invited to build things, have fun

Bertsolari
Bertsolaritza: Basque improvised poetry; preserving the language

Improvisational poets battle it out every four years

Students studying in the Knowledge Center
Open Education Week 2017

Open Education Week takes place March 27-31 and aims to raise awareness about free and open educational resources

Women whose ideas and abilities have constructed the University
Libraries launches History of Women at Nevada project honoring female trailblazers

In celebration of Women’s History Month, University Libraries launched an interactive story map, titled ‘History of Women at Nevada.’

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University Special Collections publishes new pictorial history book

‘A Pictorial History of the University of Nevada, Reno’ organized around themes of learning, discovery and engagement

1952 Wolf Pack football starters
Wolf Pack Athletics: A Visual History

University Libraries compiles more than 100 years-worth of athletics photos and videos just in time to celebrate Homecoming

Nevada Writers Hall of Fame
Nevada Writers Hall of Fame: Gailmarie Pahmeier and Willy Vlautin honored

The 29th annual event will also recognize up-and-coming Nevada author, Tod Goldberg for his work

The Genesis of Reno book with other University of Nevada Press books on the shelf
Fall 2016 Books from the University of Nevada Press

The University of Nevada Press is releasing six new books this season on topics ranging from Reno history to Basque innovators. Learn more!

Campaign Matters Panel Discussion
University’s Special Collections holds September program on campaigning

‘Political veterans’ Patricia Cafferata, Neena Laxalt among panelists

Senator Harry Reid
Sen. Harry Reid's papers find a home in Special Collections

'I always knew in my heart what I was going to do' with papers, Sen. Reid says

New University of Nevada Libraries Website Picture
University Libraries launch newly designed website

The site will better address the needs of students, faculty and staff, making it easier to find what they are looking for online

The Road to Office Postcard
The Road to Office: Campaigns, Elections, and Governance

A new political exhibit by Special Collections and Archives opens at the University

Chrissy Klenke at White House
University’s Chrissy Klenke to kick off National Week of Making at the White House

DeLaMare librarian selected as the Nevada representative at the National Makers Fair

Inside the Nevada Historical Society
A 'Day at the Museum' to open campus' treasures to public

Annual 'Day at the Museum' event to open 11 Museum District locations to the community

President Ronald Reagan with Paul Laxalt, both wearing suits and laughing
Paul Laxalt’s Reagan Years: Campaigns, Elections and the Road to the White House

University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections and University Archives offers a new digital collection of materials showcasing Paul Laxalt and Ronald Reagan’s friendship

Artist Patricia Mills visits with students and campus guests during a Nov. 11 Art Walk featuring her impressionist works
Native Americans ‘today … and into the future’

Campus exhibits explore a series of perspectives, from historic context to contemporary art

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University supports and celebrates Native American culture

November recognized as Native American Heritage month

Nevada Writers Hall of Fame: Ellen Hopkins honored

The 28th annual event will also recognize two up-and-coming Nevada authors for their work

Governor Sandoval and President Johnson
The Block ‘N’ goes downtown: University Innevation Center opens

University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center, ‘Powered by Switch,’ will propel innovation, economic impact

New website illuminates Reno’s divorce history

National grant supported the creation of online exhibition

Maker Faires exhibit makerspace technology to congressmen and public

Students and faculty represent University of Nevada, Reno at National and Capitol Hill Maker Faire

Named by EDAWN as the Most Innovative Space, the DeLaMare Library at the University of Nevada, Reno offers students and the community limitless possibilities.
DeLaMare named EDAWN’s Most Innovative Space

The library receives recognition for its creative environment and evolution of library space

Reflections on Pyramid Lake exhibit to open at the University’s Knowledge Center

New exhibit to open with a presentation by distinguished Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe members

Pelicans at Pyramid Lake
Historic records document decades-long struggle for native lands by Western Shoshone Tribe

Public access to significant Native American collection will open by October 2015 in the University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections Department

Nevada Writers Hall of Fame: Shaun Griffin and Ronald M. James honored

Nevada writers honored at the University of Nevada, Reno on Thursday, Nov. 13

Join #NevadaSings and belt out the state song this Thursday

Two simultaneous University of Nevada, Reno events offer students, faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in statewide, record-setting sing-along

Jacquelyn Sundstrand, left, from University Libraries and Phil Boardman from the University's Department of English performing in a melodrama with silly costumes
Sing, boo, hiss and learn in celebration of Nevada’s 150 years

Melodrama production, history conference highlight a year-long series of University events and activities commemorating Nevada’s sesquicentennial

University seeking personal stories for online exhibit about Reno’s divorce trade

National grant to support creation of the most thorough portrayal of Reno’s divorce industry

University sustainability efforts ‘walk the talk’

University of Nevada, Reno, along with City of Reno and community representatives, highlight green efforts taking place on campus and throughout the City as part of Summer of Sustainability’s Bus Tour

University recognized as one of the most interesting makerspaces in America

University libraries offer makerspaces rich with possibility by providing new technology and tools that enable design, prototype and creation

Demonstrating environmental impact with a Summer of Sustainability

University of Nevada, Reno project showcases conservation efforts on campus and in the community through multiple events and exhibits

University recognized as one of the top campuses to visit

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center listed as a must see college attraction

Ten local high school students attend intensive, hands-on multimedia training boot camp

Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp now in its fourth year at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Biggest Little Birthday Party launches new Reno Historical App

Mobile app coordinated by University of Nevada, Reno’s Special Collections features a special University section

Bag Monster
Earth Week recognized at University April 22, 23 & 25

Themed days filled with educational displays, interactive exhibits and tree-planting ceremony celebrate the Earth all week; activities kick-off Summer of Sustainability Program on campus

University of Nevada, Reno exhibit and speaker commemorate Nevada’s settlers

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center offers second exhibit leading up to Nevada’s 150th anniversary

Historic campus view
Celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial

Series of Special Collections exhibits and events by Athletics, History and School of Medicine celebrate the Silver State’s 150 years

Belcher, Grundy are January Employees of Month

Both honorees take responsibilities to the next level

University libraries offer student stress busters and extended hours through finals

Pet a pooch at the Knowledge Center and engineering puzzles at the DeLaMare are student favorites

Ehleringer, Prest are November Employees of Month

Both awardees go beyond job description to help campus.

Richard O. Davies honored by University’s “Nevada Writers Hall of Fame”

Distinguished history professor emeritus will be inducted Nov. 14

University premieres collaborative archeological documentary “Hidden Cave”

Filmed and produced by Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center staff, the film highlights teamwork between archeologists and the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe

Lerude pens biography on Robert Laxalt

“Robert Laxalt: Story of a Storyteller” sheds light into the less illuminated corners of Laxalt’s personal and career sagas

University collaborates with Artown during the month of July

Five festival events hosted on campus

Gaming art: a historical and whimsical look at a different side of the industry

Special Collections at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries creates The Art of Gaming+ exhibit

High school students go high tech at University’s multimedia boot camp

Smallwood Foundation provides grants for one-of-a-kind program at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Looking back in time at some of Nevada’s schools and remarkable teachers

Knowledge Center’s Special Collections exhibit brings Nevada education to life

President Obama nominates Jacquelyn Sundstrand to serve on national board

Manuscripts and Archives Librarian in Special Collections joins Institute of Museum and Library Services Board

University celebrates years of tradition and excellence

2013 marks numerous anniversaries for the University of Nevada, Reno

Giant holiday book tree erected in Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

University of Nevada, Reno tree, perhaps largest book tree ever, makes good use of beautiful old books

International touring artist Todd Green performs at University

Wednesday’s concert to raise money for University of Nevada, Reno’s recording department

University’s ‘Nevada Writers Hall of Fame’ honors William A. (Bill) Douglass

Author and founder of the Center for Basque Studies to be inducted at the University Nov. 8

Cardboard statue of Gandhi previously displayed in New York now showing at University

University of Nevada, Reno Art Professor Joseph Delappe displays statue he made of his Gandhi avatar

DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library first in nation to offer 3D printing campuswide

Machine builds three-dimensional plastic model from computerized drawing of an object

“Far Out” exhibit reveals lively 1960-75 arts era in northern Nevada

July 8 free opening reception includes music by 1960s Bay-area psychedelic rock band, Sopwith Camel

University receives international award for web-based biology course

Fourth consecutive year University course has received the award

Knowledge Center photos win 'Share your Library!' competition

Library technician Nick Crowl’s photography shows that the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center is more than just books

Nevada 'N' made of recycled water bottles featured in Knowledge Center

University of Nevada, Reno celebrates Earth Week

Holiday book tree erected in Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Tree made with books may be largest ever built

A group picture at a dance
'The Notebook' meets 'Back to the Future'

Meet Joe and Leola, who fell in love on campus nearly 100 years ago

“Nevada Writers Hall of Fame” honors cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell

Mitchell to be inducted at the University of Nevada, Reno Nov. 17

University’s Knowledge Center opens Post-War Bohemians exhibit

Shows work of local artists who experimented with art styles and lifestyles out of Nevada’s mainstream

History comes alive: Online student project walks users through University history
High school students work their minds at University’s Multimedia “Boot Camp”

Smallwood Foundation provides grant for Knowledge Center’s Boot Camp and university scholarship

University receives international award for web-based course

Third consecutive year University has received the award

Librarian receives grant to present paper in Spain
Libraries offer 'eReader' feature for campus
New Keck site demonstrates advances in digital mapping
Basque Studies’ conference attracts international scholars
“Nevada Writers Hall of Fame” honors great Nevada authors
Experience the Comstock Lode and infamous Virginia City
University offers new technology to help students study
Dedication set for Center for Basque Studies
E-Reserves: An E-asy solution for pressing problems
Guardians of the past and the present

Special Collections preserves, stores and collects thousands of documents

Knowledge Center open house is August 28
The @One help desk is an ideal place for students to seek assistance with their projects. Photo by Jean Dixon.
Innovative tech hub offers students multimedia arsenal
Ready for a Trip to Mars?

Retrieval system increases student access to resources

Knowledge Center opens: High tech meets high touch
Glick watching as Knowledge Center opening nears
Four sculptures installed at Knowledge Center
Getchell Library scales back service during move