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Outstanding Library Faculty Scholarship Award

Recent winners:

2016 - Melissa Bowles-Terry
Melissa’s scholarship record for 2015 included an impressive five presentations and three publications, including co-authoring a book called Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians. The quality of Melissa’s work indicates a positive impact for UNLV Libraries, the academic library profession, teaching librarians, and students. As noted in the nomination letter, “Ms. Bowles-Terry’s research can be seen as informing the practice of librarianship on two levels—the classroom level and the institutional level. She has not only identified ways to assess student learning so as to improve the day-to-day practice of teaching librarians, but she has also been instrumental in communicating how academic librarians contribute to student success more broadly, as measured by institutional metrics like GPA, student retention, and graduation.”

2015 - Silvia Southwick
​Southwick was honored for her scholarly work in the Linked Data field. While Silvia has a history of scholarship with linked data, in 2014 she outdid even her previous accomplishments by producing ten scholarly works including peer-reviewed journal articles, a book chapter, contributed talks, and a variety of presentations.

2014 – Marianne Buehler
Buehler was honored for publishing a peer reviewed article, a co-authored book chapter, and a book on scholarly communication, Demystifying the Institutional Repository for Success, a significant and important contribution to the conversation in scholarly communication.

2013 – David Schwartz
Schwartz was honored for publishing a substantially updated edition of Roll the Bones in addition to two chapters on casinos in forthcoming hospitality textbooks, two refereed articles, one non-refereed article, two books reviews, and close to 70 opinion pieces, articles, and feature stories on gaming.

2012 – Paula McMillen
Paula was honored for both the productivity and quality of her scholarship. In particular, her publication of five referred journal articles, two book chapters and a refereed conference presentation in 2011 alone. Also mentioned was her work as a reviewer for five scholarly publications and her service on the editorial boards for four scholarly journals.