Best of the Best 2022

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The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Completed in 2008, the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center combines information technologies and support with the latest in multimedia tools and the resources of the University library in a physical environment designed for comfort, efficiency and collaboration.


Dean's welcome

The University Libraries has been a cornerstone of the University since it was founded in 1874. Today, it encompasses a blend of cutting-edge research facilities and services, including the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (main library), Special Collections and University Archives, DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library, Jon Bilbao Basque Library, and @One Digital Media & Technology Center. The University Libraries fulfills its mission to further intellectual inquiry and innovation; partner with students and faculty in the creation of new knowledge; and foster excellence in education through providing access to scholarly resources, active learning environments, contemporary technology, and knowledgeable assistance, all with an underlying core focus on diversity and inclusion.

In 2022, thanks to the excellent work and expertise of our faculty and staff, the University Libraries had a busy and productive year fulfilling our mission while positioning ourselves to do our part in advancing the University’s 2023-2027 strategic plan, Wolf Pack Rising, which lays an ambitious course for our collective future.

Together three attributesbeing a public R1, community-engaged, land-grant universityestablish the context for the Libraries’ effortsThank you for exploring our 2022 Best of the Best report to learn more about the breadth and depth of our accomplishments. I have no doubt that 2023 will be another creative and productive year.

Sincere regards,

Catherine Cardwell

Catherine Cardwell
Dean, Libraries



Our 2022 achievements are based on the university's 2023-2027 strategic plan, Wolf Pack Rising. The plan features six strategic goals that embody what we stand for as a university and wish to achieve over the next few years.

Icon of two avatarsGoal 1

Strengthen the Pack

Enable inclusive excellence for students, faculty and staff

Blue icon of a building with a dollar signGoal 2

Invest in Our Future

Deliver the services, organization and infrastructure required to support a growing University

Blue icon of the shape of Nevada in whiteGoal 3

Lead for Nevada

Enhance the delivery of our land-grant mission

Blue icon of a science beaker in whiteGoal 4

Transform the World

Elevate our top-tier research and contributions

Blue icon with the outline of a white treeGoal 5

Make Silver & Blue the New Green

Lead in environmental expertise and campus sustainability

Blue icon with a white globe imageGoal 6

Expand the Wolf Pack Impact

Reinforce our impact to Nevada and beyond