Welcome to Between the Lines, an e-newsletter created specifically with UNLV faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students in mind.
Now that you have gathered your recent scholarly activities and reported them on your annual achievement report, please consider submitting your scholarship to UNLV’s Institutional Repository - Digital Scholarship@UNLV. Digital Scholarship@UNLV exposes your scholarship to the world by allowing researchers to find it through a Google search. Digital Scholarship@UNLV collects, archives, and catalogs journal articles, theses and dissertations, professional papers, and some capstone projects, representing UNLV’s scholarly and creative output. This repository provides a wider audience and greater impact for your scholarly works as well as assuring its long-term preservation.
Along with the Office of General Education and the Office of Instructional Development and Research, UNLV University Libraries will host a three-day Faculty Institute for program directors, instructors, and others who have been charged with revising or developing a culminating experience as part of UNLV’s general education program. The institute will be held May 18-20 in Lied Library, and $1500 stipends will be awarded to participants.
As academic programs develop plans for culminating experiences in each department and program, this institute will provide an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discussion regarding how the University Undergraduate Learning Outcomes can be embedded in various types of learning experiences, and how they can be assessed. Culminating experiences include many non-classroom experiences, such as internships and performances, and this institute will focus on making those real-world learning activities as transparent as possible, for instructors and students alike.
In 2006 Lance and Elena Calvert generously established an endowment, the Lance & Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Award, for the UNLV Libraries to support and recognize sophistication and originality in student research. Past winners demonstrate evidence of library research skills, adept use of library resources, and reflection upon the strategies utilized to investigate a research problem.
The UNLV University Libraries are pleased to announce new categories as part of the Calvert Undergraduate Research Award. Up to five prizes will be awarded in three categories: Emerging Scholars with a $750 prize, Advanced Undergraduate Research Projects and Creative Works with a $1000 prize.
Faculty librarians frequently work with instructors and teaching faculty to co-design assignments that engage students with information resources in creative ways. A recent research assignment encouraged students to explore the UNLV University Libraries collections in an active and hands-on way. Maria Jerinic-Pravica, Honors College teaching faculty and Daniel Coyle, Honors College instructor and academic advisor, collaborated with library faculty John Watts and Kate Wintrol to design a new assignment for Honors 105. The assignment integrated critical and creative thinking to introduce students to a broad range of campus library resources.
The Honors 105 class is an introduction to the Honors College taught by both faculty and student instructors. This year, the class used a new textbook, “What the Best College Students Do” by Ken Bain that emphasized cultivating habits of thought that will sustain and enrich students throughout their lives.
As part of its commitment to lifelong learning, the University Libraries continues to offer workshops for faculty and graduate students on topics of importance to researchers. Two new workshops are in the lineup this spring: Introduction to Bibliometrics and Finding Government Information. Full descriptions and registration links are accessible below. Additional workshops scheduled this semester include critical reading, tools for literature reviews, and strategies for research in archives and special collections.
Introduction to Bibliometrics | Friday, April 10 | 10am-11am | Eureka Room, Lied Library, 1st floor
Su Kim Chung, head of Public Services in Special Collections, has been named McPhee Librarian of the Year for her many accomplishments, including her commitment to student and community engagement and tireless dedication to promoting Special Collections materials. This annual award is given on a competitive basis to a University Libraries faculty member based on overall outstanding performance, including major contributions to the library, the university, the community, or the profession.