June 3rd, 2013 by

The Art of GamingThe Special Collections department at the University Libraries invites you to an exhibit showcasing over 80 pieces of imaginative and whimsical interpretations of gambling and casino life, along with conceptual and advertising art of the industry. The show centers around sculptures that were commissioned by the Stremmel Gallery for Harrah’s in 1995. It also features the artistry of slot machines, casino shows, showgirls, neon signs, historical photos and more.

The exhibit will be located throughout the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and open for viewing during regular library hours.  And now, it is also available in an online gallery.

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April 25th, 2013 by

We’ve got a position open in our reference department. See below for the details in brief, and then follow the link to the official listing for further information. And thanks for your interest!

Reference and Instruction Librarian

The University of Nevada, Reno seeks a creative, user-centered librarian for a temporary position as Reference and Instruction Librarian. Primary responsibilities are to assist members of the university community seeking help at the Library and Research Services desk, through online chat, in scheduled consultations, and via phone and email; perform liaison responsibilities, including course-related instruction and collection development for the university’s Health Science programs (including Community Health Science, Nursing, and Aging); teach general library instruction sessions and workshops, including library instruction for Core Writing; develop print and digital instructional materials; and participate in outreach events sponsored by the Libraries and Research Services.

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February 8th, 2013 by

DeLaMare Library will host a 24-hour Hackathon on Saturday, March 2, from 12 p.m. until Sunday, March 3, 12 p.m. The event, which is presented by PC Doctor and EDAWN, and hosted by Microsoft, will bring together developers from our community for 24 hours to “hack” together apps for the new Windows 8 platform.

For more event info, visit the 2013 Reno Hackathon event page.

November 13th, 2012 by

The Libraries have received notice from Springer-Verlag Publishing that all of their online journals and books will be moving to a new platform. The Libraries will take care of changing the URLs in our system, so most users will see no change in their access to Springer titles.

My SpringerLink Users:

Unfortunately, if you have created an individual My SpringerLink account, your existing account and anything you have saved there will disappear and you will need to create a new account on the new platform. You can do so now at link.springer.com.

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July 20th, 2012 by

To say they 3D printers are the most popular kids on campus is an understatement; they have barely had a minute to breath since they arrived at DeLaMare!

While the campus buzzes all things 3D, beyond UNR there seems to be a great deal of interest as well. Take a look at some of the coverage so far (with more to come):

June 19th, 2012 by

Between July 1 and September 9, Special Collections will host an exhibition featuring the works of local artists active on the University art scene in the 1960s and early 1970s. A sequel to the acclaimed 2011 summer exhibit “Post-war Bohemians in Northern Nevada”, the exhibit will highlight the next generation of leading-edge visual artists, and will feature a wide selection of two- and three-dimensional works and related historical materials.

On July 8, 3:30-6:00 pm, we will hold a reception in the Whittemore Gallery on the lower level of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center featuring live music by Sopwith Camel, guided tours, and an opportunity to meet the artists.

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March 26th, 2012 by

For anybody who has ever been curious about the back-of-the-house magic that happens whenever you request an item from the Mathewson Automated Retrieval System (MARS)–our great big materials storage warehouse inside the Knowledge Center–we’re providing two opportunities for you to get a look inside and find out more.

When?: March 29-30 @ 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Highlights:

  • Learn fun facts about MARS
  • See the system in full operation
  • All patrons welcome!

Inquire with the staff at the Library and Research Services desk for more information. Give us a call at (775) 682-5625.

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March 13th, 2012 by

On Tuesday, March 20, the server hosting the library catalog will be down all day for a major upgrade. Below, I will try to explain what this means to you.

For answers to questions not addressed here, please contact Carolyn Adams, Head of Library Services.

Q: Will I be able to search the catalog for books, movies, etc.?
A: Both Encore and the Classic Catalog will be down as a result of this upgrade, so no–not through the traditional library catalog.

Q: What about through the UNR mobile library app?
A: No, all access to information about item availability will be down for the day.

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February 21st, 2012 by

Visit Filmakers Library Online now.

We’re going to start a new feature here on the Knowledge Center news blog that will periodically throw a spotlight on databases that are either new or otherwise interesting, and perhaps worthy of your attention. We’re kicking off this series by having a look at Alexander Street Press’s Filmakers Library Online*. Here’s some information from the vendor:

Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

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February 10th, 2012 by

Librarian Amy Shannon has just put the finishing touches on a helpful guide to the use of Endnote Web. Endnote Web is an online application built for the purpose of managing citations, and even at the most basic level of fluency with the application, it is a very handy tool for managing your research. Amongst other features, Endnote Web can output citations in over 5,000 bibliographic formats–that will really cut down the time you’ll spend writing out your research paper’s bibliography!

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