Expand the Wolf Pack Impact

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Students study and converse in the Knowledge Center
Completed in 2008, the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center is a physical environment designed for comfort, efficiency and collaboration.

Reinforce our impact to Nevada and beyond

The Wolf Pack Way is a value system demonstrated by our students, faculty and staff, and alumni as we make positive contributions to our communities throughout the world. Expanding on this reinforces our impact to Nevada and beyond and strengthens connections with constituents beyond campus.

 
ñaki Arrieta Baro, Basque librarian, Mirian Gomez, Center for Basque Studies intern, Ainhoa Sarasola Ugalde and Martin Saenz de Urturi Eric, Basque Library interns.

Jon Bilbao Basque Library

Jon Bilbao Basque Library welcomes interns from the Basque Country 

After the pandemic hiatus, the Basque Library took part in the Global Training Program of the Basque Government. Two interns, Martin Saenz de Urturi Eric and Ainhoa Sarasola Ugalde, worked in the Basque Library from February – August 2022. The interns applied their cultural expertise to work completed for the Basque Library while gaining exposure to and experience in working inside a North American-based academic library. The Basque Library has been part of the Global Training program since 2017.

Jon Bilbao Basque Library and the Center for Basque Studies host Jon Bilbao Fellow 

Dr. Izaskun Larrieta was the 2022 Jon Bilbao Fellow. The fellowship, a partnership project involving the Jon Bilbao Basque Library, the Center for Basque Studies, and the Etxepare Institute in Europe, provides international researchers the opportunity to stay on the University of Nevada, Reno campus while conducting research about the Basque Diaspora in the United States. Dr. Larrieta’s research has focused on the Athletic de Bilbao soccer club’s symbolic value for the Basque community and the potential impact of sports as a tool for soft diplomacy.

 
Brian Sandoval, Catherine Cardwell, Austin Brown, Keegan Murphy, Larry Struve, Richard Bryan and Lauralyn McCarthy Sandoval pose for a picture.

Development

Building trust in government: a conversation
Led by author and public servant Larry Struve, the January 2022 Building Trust in Government event featured a conversation with Senator Richard Bryant and University President and former Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. Framed around Struve’s book of the same title, the bi-partisan panel discussed the importance of trust in government and of compromise and civility in politics. More than 300 guests attended and had an opportunity to ask questions of the panel.

 
Two students walk by the entrance to Special Collections and University Archives.

Working towards culturally appropriate stewardship 

Special Collections and University Archives, with the assistance of Metadata, Cataloging, and One-Time Acquisitions and Digital Services, prioritized alignment with the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials by embedding the Protocols throughout its practices and continually reflecting on process improvements.

In 2022, archivists redescribed collection materials to better attribute Indigenous authors and knowledge keepers and their contributions to the collections and to ensure Indigenous languages are represented in collection guides.

The Libraries worked with the Office of Indigenous Community Relations to better physically protect a headdress under the Libraries’ care.

Protocols were incorporated into instruction sessions which opened the door to students being more aware of the colonial context of academic archives.

Digital Media Technology and the @One, with Special Collections and University Archives worked together to digitize recordings of interviews with Indigenous elders in order to help descendants get access to these materials.

As a result of the alignment efforts, Special Collections and University Archives has been cited as an example in the Repatriation Meets the Protocols Resource Guide, a document providing guidance for archives and tribal leaders nationwide on responsible stewardship of Indigenous materials held in non-tribal archives.