|We are very happy to introduce our new Nevada Digital Newspaper Project Technician!
Her name is Yvonne Wilk and she joined our team in October. Yvonne is a valuable asset to our project as she brings in her passion and devotion to preserve historical materials.
|Yvonne is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Science. She has also attended Sorbonne University in Paris and the Universite Laurentienne in Villfranche-Sur-Mer in Nice, France. While studying in France, she acquired a deep appreciation for art and a desire for preserving artifacts of historical value. She is currently in the process of pursuing her other ambition to complete her MLIS degree.
For nearly a decade Yvonne worked in public libraries as an Adult Services and Reference Assistant with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. She joined the UNLV Libraries Digital Collections in 2017 as the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project Technician. She views the opportunity for digitizing periodicals of historical significance as an enlightening and fascinating journey. It is her chance of a lifetime to work on simplifying public access to materials of such magnitude. She finds immense fulfillment in promoting the use of the free historic repository Chronicling America, and she is honored to be a part of such a notable project.