Librarians

Xan Goodman, MLIS, AHIP

Health Sciences Librarian, Associate Professor
702-895-2233
xan.goodman@unlv.edu

Areas Supported
School of Allied Health Sciences, School of Community Health Sciences, and School of Nursing

Expertise & Interests
My professional expertise includes training in specialized health sciences resources and the ability to offer workshops for those resources. I also contribute to systematic reviews and provide education about the process of conducting systematic reviews in the health sciences.​ Outside of work, I enjoy and appreciate all things artsy. I also dabble a bit with metal, wire and other materials to create unique pieces of jewelry.

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Katie Houk, MLIS, AHIP

Health Sciences Librarian, Assistant Professor
702-895-4658
kathryn.houk@unlv.edu

Areas Supported
Undergraduate Medical Education, School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, and Medical Humanities Interest Group

Expertise & Interests
My professional expertise is in supporting research in the life and health sciences through education in specialized resources such as those from NCBI, scholarly communications practice, data literacy, research data management, and expert searching. I am also currently working on ways librarians can support health literacy and medical humanities initiatives, particularly through graphic medicine. Outside of work I enjoy hiking and swimming, traveling to experience new cultures, and almost all things geek-related.

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Bredny Rodriguez, MLS, AHIP

Health Sciences Librarian, Assistant Professor
702-895-0607
bredny.rodriguez@unlv.edu

Areas Supported
Collection Development and Management, Public and User Services, School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine

Expertise & Interests
My professional expertise is in supporting research in the life and health sciences through the development of relevant and timely access to specialized information resources including eBooks and eTextbooks, academic and clinical health sciences databases, and print reference collections. I have extensive experience in expert searching in the health and life sciences, information literacy, and consumer health resources. I am interested in the library’s role in consumer health and health information literacy, especially in underserved and non-English speaking communities. Outside of work, I enjoy music, sports, and exploring state and national parks.

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