Welcome to the new Health Sciences Library website! This website pulls together, and provides access to, the resources and services related to health sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries. The website, serves all faculty, staff, students and researchers in UNLV’s health sciences programs – Allied Health Sciences, Community Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Nursing, as well as other programs that are in clinical or biomedical areas.
Through this website, UNLV-affiliated faculty, staff, students, and researchers can access our biomedical and clinical electronic journals, databases for searching the research literature and evidence-based medicine resources, electronic books, and much more.
Academic Health Center on Shadow Lane Campus
University Libraries’ new Health Sciences Library will be part of UNLV School of Medicine’s first academic building, supporting the School of Medicine and all other health sciences faculty, staff and students located on the evolving health sciences campus. The Health Sciences Library will incorporate cutting edge technology while remaining high-touch as a partner in student learning and in support of research. The Health Sciences Library will be designed so that all health sciences students can study in teams and for members of the Southern Nevada health sciences community to use as a resource.
Library faculty will be partners in student learning, embedded to support evidence-based, interdisciplinary discovery of the latest research information. Physical learning spaces will incorporate multimedia, data and GIS capability for research and for the creation of new knowledge. Authoritative collections will be built and delivered, whenever possible, in electronic formats, enabling access on multiple mobile device platforms. The library's institutional repository will capture and disseminate scholarly papers, research and conference proceedings to showcase the intellectual output of its health sciences faculty and scholars for the world to discover and use.
The Health Sciences Library is expected to open in fall 2021.
Interim Health Sciences Libraries on Shadow Lane Campus and at 2040 West Charleston Boulevard
Two interim health sciences libraries are available - one in newly constructed space on the Shadow Lane campus – and the other in the 2040 West Charleston Boulevard building, next to the University Medical Center.
The interim library space on the Shadow Lane campus is dedicated to students and faculty of the School of Medicine. This space comprises over 4,500 square feet, with more than 140 seats, including individual study carrels, group study, open group, booth, and lounge seating. There are also computer workstations, copiers, and print and multimedia collections. Staffing includes three health sciences library faculty or staff, and student workers. The library is staffed 48 hours per week during the academic year.
The interim library space at the 2040 West Charleston Boulevard building is available to the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and to all UNLV health sciences students, residents, fellows, faculty, staff, researchers, and members of the health sciences community. This space comprises 2,560 square feet, with more than 70 seats, including individual study carrels, group study, table seating and lounge seating. There are computer workstations, copiers, and print and multimedia collections. Staffing includes four health sciences library faculty or staff, and student workers. The library is staffed 48 hours per week during the academic year.
Students of the UNLV School of Medicine, as well as students of the other health sciences programs, have full access to the Lied Library on the Maryland Campus. A dedicated Health Sciences Librarian, in addition to over 35 faculty librarians, are available at the Lied Library for consultation, instruction, or other information needs. Lied Library comprises 302,000 square feet, and includes more than 400 public computer workstations, 16 wired group study rooms, five media viewing rooms, and five smart classrooms. Because there is not yet a separate brick-and-mortar health sciences library building at UNLV, print books, journals, multimedia and other resources can be found at the UNLV Lied Library on the Maryland campus. The library is staffed almost 100 hours per week during the academic year.
Health Sciences Library Staff
The Founding Director of the Health Sciences Library, and Health Sciences Librarians are available to provide help and services to faculty, staff, students, and researchers in the health sciences and biomedical subject areas. An additional health sciences librarian position is under recruitment. We provide instruction and consultation in using our resources and can provide help in finding materials for your research, teaching, study, or assignment needs. We also license and purchase books, journals, and other digital resources in the health sciences, and we welcome your recommendations. The Health Sciences Library team includes:
- Joanne Muellenbach, Founding Director, Health Sciences Library, and Liaison to the School of Medicine and Graduate Medical Education.
- Xan Goodman, Health Sciences Librarian, and Liaison to the School of Nursing, the School of Allied Health Sciences, and the School of Community Health Sciences.
- Bredny Rodriguez, Health Sciences Librarian and Liaison to the School of Medicine.
- Dana Thimons, Health Sciences Librarian and Liaison to the School of Dental Medicine.
- Katie Houk, Health Sciences Librarian and Liaison to the School of Medicine.
- Evan Scherr, Multimedia and Emerging Technologies Coordinator.
- Marice Seda, Library Technician II.
Resources for All – Virtual Collections and Services
Library services, resources, and skilled health sciences librarians are currently available at Lied Library, and they will be available at our two interim Health Sciences Libraries, on Shadow Lane and at 2040 West Charleston Boulevard. In addition, virtual health sciences collections and services may be accessed remotely, from any location at any time. We are committed to providing our health sciences faculty, staff, students, researchers, and members of the health sciences community with the information and the research skills essential for academic success. Whatever your information needs, we invite you to visit, call, or e-mail us, and to connect with an expert at the UNLV Libraries!