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Between the Lines, News from YOUR Research Library: Explore

Welcome to the final spring issue of Between the Lines, an e-newsletter created for UNLV faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students.

In this issue, themed EXPLORE, we share additional results from the Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey that many of you completed in the fall. This set of data is already informing future planning for collections, services, and resources. We also share the recommendations from a large-scale national study that UNLV participated in on college graduates and lifelong learning.

We highlight a new resource available for you to explore that connects readers to more than 5,000 US and world newspapers and magazines from your desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone. We encourage you to visit Lied Library to explore our new exhibit of Mid-Century Modern Las Vegas containing material from our Special Collections, the Nevada State Museum, and private collections.

Lifelong Learning Study Releases Findings on Information Needs of Recent UNLV Alumni

The April 2015 Between the Lines featured an article on UNLV’s participation in a large-scale national study conducted by Project Information Literacy (PIL) on college graduates and lifelong learning. Preliminary findings demonstrated that recent UNLV graduates are confident and resourceful when they are faced with information needs in the workplace and in their personal lives. They feel that skills they learned in college prepared them to search for, evaluate, and present information in various settings.

Explore PressReader for Digital Access to US & World Newspapers

The Libraries is pleased to announce the addition of a dynamic new resource called PressReader. With access to full-color, full-page content of more than 5,000 newspapers representing 100 countries and 60 languages, PressReader is accessible via desktop computer, tablet, and smartphone. Users can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices just as they would the printed edition. A 60-day archive is also available to browse by country, language, newspaper title, and to search full-text of articles, photograph captions, and headlines. 

PressReader features:

Lied Library Exhibit: Mid-Century Modern Las Vegas

A new exhibit on the first floor of Lied Library highlights the sleek lines of Mid-Century modern design and showcases its influence in architecture, fashion, and decorative arts with an emphasis on how it shaped the look of Las Vegas in the 1950s and 1960s. The exhibit, curated by Peter Michel, captures the current Las Vegas fascination with its mid-century modern past and draws from material in the UNLV Libraries Special Collections, the Nevada State Museum, and private collections. Mid-Century Modern celebrates the verve, imagination, and the occasional pure zaniness of the period. It is that imagination, that aesthetic, which is explored in this exhibit, the look of Mid-Century Las Vegas – the First Modern City.

Meet Starr Hoffman, Head of Planning and Assessment

Starr Hoffman recently joined the UNLV University Libraries as Head of Planning and Assessment. As part of the Libraries’ senior administrative team, she collaborates and contributes to the design, creation, and assessment of the Libraries’ strategic plan. She leads the effort to document, articulate, and advocate for the value of the Libraries to the University’s mission and goals.

Starr was attracted to this position because of how assessment is embedded into the culture of the University Libraries. “Rather than being an afterthought, this position is truly integrated into the Libraries’ work and every strategic initiative, which is exciting,” Starr stated. “When I visited the campus for my interview, I was even more impressed by the energy of the campus, its atmosphere of innovation.”

Announcing the 2016 Business by the Book Series

The 2016 Business by the Book Series began in April, with the first session entitled “Build Your Web Presence.” The series includes three additional sessions: “Build Your Business Network” on June 15; “Build Your Customer Base” on August 17; and “Build Your Business Protection” on October 5. All the sessions are on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Amargosa Room and are open to the public. Complete information and registration links are online. If you have questions, please contact Patrick Griffis, business librarian.

UNLV Libraries Faculty Accomplishments

Pat Hawthorne, associate dean for research & education, published a chapter entitled “Strategies for Managing Human Resources” in a new book, "Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers: Leading With Vision Through All Levels" edited by Frances C. Wilkinson and Rebecca L. Lubas and published by Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO.

Starr Hoffman, head of planning and assessment, edited the book "Dynamic Research Support in Academic Libraries," which was published in March through both the American Library Association (in the US) and Facet Publishing (in the UK). The book features globally diverse authors discussing how they support faculty and student research in a variety of areas including statistical consulting, descriptive metadata, and open access. 

Michelle Light, director of Special Collections, was elected to serve a fourth year on the governing council of the Society of American Archivists