Local Info

From your colleagues at YALSA, lots of helpful information in this blog post Las Vegas: The New Downtown.

A Taste of Las Vegas: Where to eat on and off the Strip from American Libraries

Your Unofficial Guide to Socializing at the ALA Annual Conference 2014 from INALJ

General information on Las Vegas

For more information about the opportunities below, visit the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority website.

Often called “the entertainment capital of the world” and now also known for its dynamic multicultural lifestyle, delicious  restaurants, theatrical shows, art galleries, gaming, nightlife, outdoor activities including golf, adventurous options like zip-lining and roller-coaster rides, wildlife, shopping, scenic day trips in the area, and other general attractions, Las Vegas is a lively place to visit.

Museums: Unique Las Vegas museums include the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (The Mob Museum), the Neon Museum with a collection of classic neon signs from the 1940s to the present, the National Atomic Testing Museum, with one of the most comprehensive collections of nuclear history, and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.  

Art galleries: Various hotels and fine art galleries feature original works and masterpieces by celebrated and emerging artists.

Theater and shows: A blend of performances by resident companies as well as first-run touring attractions, with highly acclaimed Broadway musicals such as "Jersey Boys" and "Rock of Ages." Many performances on the Las Vegas Strip are among the best and most innovative in the world, including the internationally acclaimed Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group.

Cultural diversity: Along the world-famous Strip, attractions represent the far corners of the globe—from the deserts of Egypt to Monte Carlo, from Paris to Venice, from the wonders of the South Seas to the skyline of New York City. Diversity is also reflected in the rich history of Southern Nevada and its residents, the first of whom were Native Americans.

Springs Preserve: Featuring historic museums, galleries, outdoor concerts and events, an interpretive trail system, a botanical garden, and more, on a 180-acre historic site commonly known as "the birthplace of Las Vegas."


From CNN -- 10 Things You Didn't Know About Las Vegas