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From the Dean

By rpietrucha on December 1, 2015 9:00 AM | Permalink

Patricia Iannuzzi, dean of the UNLV University Libraries

This month has me thinking about the many ways the UNLV University Libraries reaches its constituents as well as what we can and will be doing to push forward in 2016.

In the last issue of eConnections, I shared some of the results of our information literacy initiatives, which help ensure students develop the research and problem-solving skills they need to succeed academically and professionally.

In this issue, I share information about our Scholarship Boot Camps, which help students secure the critical funding they need to complete their education.

In addition to direct librarian-to-student interactions, the University Libraries works with classroom faculty through programs such as our Faculty Institutes to ensure that UNLV’s learning outcomes are embedded into all undergraduates’ educational experience. We know that by partnering with faculty on what and how they teach students, the Libraries’ reach can extend far beyond what our individual library faculty would reasonably be able to achieve on a one-on-one basis.

I am happy to report that our reach will soon be expanding in new ways that take the University Libraries beyond our campus and into Southern Nevada’s medical community as well. Our planning for the region’s first integrated health sciences library is well under way; you can read about it here.

Of course, it is friends and alumni like you who make it possible to develop and deliver the programming that educates our students, faculty, and the community. Together, we improve the educational experience, which improves the workforce and the city we call home. Thank you for continuing to support us.