Jeanne Brown Receives Distinguished Service Award
Head of Assessment Jeanne Brown is recipient of the Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) Distinguished Service Award. She is recognized for her sustained service to the profession through participation, advocacy and leadership in AASL. Brown was also selected for her significant research, which has furthered the understanding and development of architecture librarianship.
Her tenure at UNLV began in 1991 as UNLV's first Architecture Studies librarian, developing a full range of academic library services for architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and interior design—including reference, instruction, outreach and the expansion of collections in the field of architecture. She also developed a building program and worked with architects in the planning of the 16,000 sq. ft. Architecture Studies Library building. With a proven track record of success, Brown has also served as the Art Subject Librarian and as a member of the Dean’s Cabinet.
Today, as head of Assessment, she continues to promote the improvement of services and programs offered by UNLV Libraries, implementing an evaluation framework that applies to assessment projects and advances the Libraries’ strategic plan. Brown has played a critical role in documenting the value and impact of academic libraries on student learning and for community users alike—both at UNLV and on a national level.
Please join us in congratulating Brown for this well deserved award.
UNLV Libraries Faculty Award Winners
At UNLV Libraries we believe in supporting the research needs of UNLV students, faculty and the community at large. Beyond the comfortable study spaces, computers and books found in each branch, there is also a dedicated team of librarians and other Libraries faculty who devote countless hours to develop and implement innovative programs that enhance the learning experience. Once a year the Faculty Awards Committee engages all staff to nominate colleagues whose outstanding contributions improve Libraries’ services and broaden its reach through their job performance, scholarship or service. Please join us in applauding this year’s Faculty Award winners:
Cory Lampert, Head, Digital Collections -
McPhee Librarian of the Year Award
Lampert has sustained a record of excellence since she took her position in 2006. She demonstrates exceptional leadership in the planning and completion of digital projects, resulting in the exponential growth of the University Libraries’ digital collections. She is recognized for her expertise and skill in moving a project from conception to implementation to assessment. Lampert has created a highly cooperative and productive work environment, which has been critical to making the digital collections more widely accessible. In addition to her work performance, she has a substantial record of scholarship, a role in consistently securing grants, and a commitment to local, regional and national service. Her professional expertise combined with her collegiality commands the respect, not only of her own staff, but of those who work with her at all levels. Lampert’s abilities make her an invaluable asset to the UNLV Libraries and to the library profession as a whole. She exemplifies the qualities the McPhee Librarian of the Year Award is meant to signify.
Cyrus Ford, Special Formats Librarian -
Outstanding Library Faculty Service Award
Ford is honored for his wide-ranging service to the University Libraries, UNLV, and the profession of librarianship. He serves as the Chair of the UNLV Libraries’ Hot Topics Open Forum and the Library Faculty Professional Development Committee along with participation on other library committees. As Program Director and Faculty Advisor for the Movies that Matter student organization, he brings important and timely documentaries to campus. Ford serves as Chair of the Collection, Automation, Preservation, Technical Services and Acquisitions in Nevada (CAPTAIN) interest group for the Nevada Library Association. At the national level, he was actively involved with the Cataloging Policy Committee of the Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc. (CAPC) which defines, interprets and implements national and international standards for catalogers of audiovisual materials. His national service also includes participation on the ACRL Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries Committee.
David Schwartz, Director, Center for Gaming Research -
Outstanding Library Faculty Scholarship Award
Schwartz’s body of work in 2012 merits the outstanding scholarship award. He published a new casino edition of his critically-acclaimed history of gambling, Roll the Bones, to which he has added a significant amount of new content on recent gaming developments in Las Vegas and Macau. In addition, he authored two chapters on casinos in forthcoming hospitality textbooks, two refereed articles in UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal and Gaming Law Review and Economics, one non-refereed article, two book reviews—one of which appeared in the prestigious American Historical Review. Beyond his scholarly writing, Schwartz also contributed 67 opinion pieces, articles and feature stories to Vegas Seven and the Las Vegas Business Press, many of which required substantial research and analysis. His endeavors in 2012 further established the Center for Gaming Research, and therefore the Libraries, as the world’s premier repository for gaming and gambling information.
UNLV Libraries Associate Dean Dr. Jennifer Fabbi Recognized by Vegas, Inc.
UNLV Libraries Associate Dean Dr. Jennifer L. Fabbi is named one of Vegas, Inc.’s "40 Under 40 in 2013." Chosen from 275 nominees, Dr. Fabbi is recognized for her work to advance librarianship as a discipline as well for making a difference in the community. She joins the list of Nevada’s brightest professionals whose contributions enhance our quality of life today and for generations to come.