Welcome to Between the Lines, an e-newsletter created specifically with UNLV staff, faculty, administrators, and graduate students in mind.
In this issue, themed LEARN, we share the results from our assessment efforts to examine student work from courses and departments that participated in our Faculty Institutes. Over the past six years, library faculty have worked with over 100 classroom instructors to co-construct courses and assignments that engage students in critical thinking and offer authentic research experiences.
We invite you to learn about an important resource we have developed to assist faculty in evaluating potential journals that may publish your peer-reviewed scholarship. The Libraries are offering two workshops as part of Open Access Week, an internationally celebrated week focused on promoting the benefits of Open Access Scholarship. The first workshop on October 25 will cover what authors need to know when evaluating new journals for publication. On Oct. 27, a panel discussion will highlight the recent launch of an open access journal published by UNLV faculty in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, our campus institutional repository.
We also highlight our most recent enhancements to learning spaces in Lied Library. We encourage you to explore these new spaces, specifically the Leisure Zone, a place to learn serendipitously by exploring our collection of leisure reading print titles, feature films, and PressReader—a resource that provides access to full-color and full-page content of more than 5,000 newspapers and magazines.
While you are in Lied Library, you can also learn about the history of student activism at UNLV through our new exhibit, “Please I’d Like to Grow.” Finally, this issue shares several upcoming events and workshops.
If this is your first time reading Between the Lines, stay tuned as we publish our e-newsletter twice a semester, and we encourage you to keep connected through our weekly updates on Facebook, Twitter, and the Libraries’ News Blog (available at https://www.library.unlv.edu/newsblog).
As a record-breaking fall semester is underway on-campus, we encourage you to join us in our mission to connect people and information together in innovative ways.
Dean of Libraries