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Teaching & Learning Technologies leads University's transition to emergency remote learning: 300 faculty trained, 70 new classroom tech systems installed, 230+ classrooms outfitted for HyFlex.

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Teaching & Learning Technologies leads University's transition to emergency remote learning

University Libraries' new podcast Checked Out! talks with TLT.

Read Nevada Today about TLT's Transition

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Preparing faculty, students for Fall 2020 main objective for TLT and IDT

The TLT and IDT team has worked tirelessly over the summer months to train more than 300 faculty members to teach online with confidence this fall.

Read Nevada Today about TLT's Work

Making historical primary source materials virtual

The University Libraries makes George and Josephine’s 1914 1000 mile-long trek across Nevada available virtually

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A Thousand Miles of Desert and Mountains

Read the journals, listen to the podcast, watch videos, and download worksheets geared toward 4th through 7th grade learners.

Five images from the 1000 Miles of Desert and Mountain Diaries. Images included show four people sitting outside of a rustic tent; scenes from the landscape; a scene of a main street in Las Vegas; and an image of two burros wearing packs.

George and Josephine go virtual

This summer, a small team at the University Libraries created the 1000 Miles project, based on the adventures of George and Josephine Scott.

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University Libraries launches 1,000 Miles project

Students invited to participate on a virtual adventure: read all about the 1,000 Miles project in Nevada Today.

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The Libraries podcast talks about the 1000 Miles project

In this episode of Checked Out!, Sasha and Luka Starmer talk to Robin Monteith and Jeremiah Nelson about the University Libraries' and Washoe County Libraries' project.

Primary Source Archive

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The power of preservation

Preservation as public service, the Washoe County Recorder historical records project.

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For the love of book arts

The Dorothy Lazzarone Endowment for Special Collections established an ongoing source of support for the Book Arts Collection at the University of Nevada, Reno. The fund supports the acquisition, enhancement, care, conservation and preservation of the collection.

Closer to the Land: Environment and Ecology in Nevada

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.

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.

Scaling-up at the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library

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

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.

Nevada Consolidated Copper Company Records

Records can be found in the University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives department. They contain materials highlighting the history of copper mining in northeast Nevada.

Scanning Dat So La Lee's world-famous basket

Multimedia Specialist Luka Starmer and Manager of Student Digital Media Technology Daniel Fergus explore using a 3D scanner to capture Dat So La Lee’s work in a new medium for all Nevada Historical Society visitors to experience.

About Primary Source

Primary Source is the in-house news outlet highlighting first-hand experiences, innovations, collaborations and more for the University Libraries and Teaching & Learning Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Stories included in Primary Source represent the vast resources, expertise and technology housed within the Libraries organization. Please take some time to browse this page and explore the deep diversity of offerings the Libraries provides to both the University and northern Nevada communities.

Fall/Winter 2020 Credits

Kathlin Ray
University Libraries and Teaching & Learning Technologies Dean

Jill Stockton
University Libraries Marketing Communications Specialist

Robin Monteith
University Libraries Advancement & Engagement Officer

Anna Critchley
University Libraries Graphic Design and Visual Communication

Emily Dunster
University Libraries Technical Services

Nathan Gerth
University Libraries Technical Services

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