The University Libraries is at the center of student learning at UNLV, contributing to and supporting learners as they discover, access, and use information effectively for academic success, research, and lifelong learning. With five facilities on campus, including Lied Library, Teacher Development & Resources Library, Architecture Studies Library, Music Library, and the new Health Sciences Library and InfoCommons, we serve as a resource for all students, faculty, and staff at UNLV, as well as the Las Vegas Community. We also are home to our internationally-renowned Special Collections & Archives, which houses rare, unique, and specialized materials that document Southern Nevada, the gaming industry, and UNLV, and two world-class research centers: the Oral History Research Center and the Center for Gaming Research.
Your gift to the University Libraries supports our teaching, research, and lifelong learning mission. By donating to one of our programs, you are helping to ensure we can make even more tremendous assets available for our students, faculty, and the entire Southern Nevada community.
Flora And Stuart Mason Undergraduate Peer Research Coaches
This peer learning program, funded through an endowment generously established by Flora and Stuart Mason, provides four years of financial assistance to selected UNLV students, while providing specialized leadership, mentorship, and skills training. The peer coaches serve as library ambassadors at outreach events and co-teach hundreds of library information literacy sessions to thousands of UNLV students alongside librarians, working under the direction and mentorship of our Outreach Librarian Rosan Mitola.
Neysa Davis Tonks Mentor Endowment
The University Libraries is proud to host the Neysa Davis Tonks Mentor Endowment to support a Mason Undergraduate Peer Research Coach. The endowment was established by the family of Neysa Tonks, who was tragically killed in the Oct 1, 2017 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, as a way to help her light continue to shine and carry forward her passion for mentoring and helping others. Watch a video about the endowment.
Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada
Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada is an oral history and community engagement project aimed at expanding the diversity of the voices that UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives preserves. We have hired six bilingual UNLV students to conduct at least 90 oral history interviews with individuals representing a range of Latinx cultures and backgrounds. As part of the project, UNLV University Libraries will also host three community events to encourage dialogue between generations about their experiences living and working in Southern Nevada.
Remembering 1 October
The Remembering 1 October Oral History Project is collecting and preserving first-hand testimonies from first responders, witnesses, survivors of the Route 91 Harvest Festival tragedy.