Librarians

Katie Houk, MLIS, AHIP

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

Areas Supported

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Dental Medicine

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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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
  • 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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Ruby L. Nugent, MA LIS

School of Dental Medicine Liaison Librarian, Assistant Professor
702-895-4673
ruby.nugent@unlv.edu

Areas Supported

  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Medicine

Expertise & Interests
My professional expertise is in providing education and instruction within the curriculum for students and faculty, understanding evidence based practice and processes, and supporting scholarly research through instruction and outreach. My research interests include taking a closer look at diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to higher education, partnering with community health providers and researchers to support and improve health literacy, particularly among marginalized and underrepresented communities, and precision medicine. In my free time I enjoy attending concerts, learning about local history, camping, fishing, and creating pop culture themed cross stitch art for my family and friends.

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Aidy Weeks, MLIS, AHIP

Graduate Medical Education Liaison Librarian & Collections Manager, Assistant Professor
702-895-0607
aidybert.weeks@unlv.edu

Areas Supported

  • School of Medicine
  • Graduate Medical Education

Expertise & Interests
My professional expertise includes searching the medical literature, supporting research and evidence-based medicine instruction, effective use of library resources, point of care tools and mobile technologies used at the bedside. I am also the collections manager for the Health Sciences Library and welcome feedback and questions related to our library databases and collections.

As the librarian liaison, I am available to collaborate with all members of Graduate Medical Education to instruct and promote awareness of how our library resources and tools can help with informed patient care and research/scholarly activities. Those I support include but are not limited to: physician faculty, residents, fellows, program directors and coordinators. If you would like to discuss your scholarly project or better understand what resources are available to you (there's lots!), please select the link below to schedule an appointment.

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  Health Sciences Library


2040 W. Charleston Blvd
Suite #520
Las Vegas, NV
89102-7201

InfoCommons:

1001 Shadow Lane Building B
Room #308
Las Vegas, NV
89106

hslref@unlv.edu
(702) 895-0144

  Health Sciences Library




24/7 Access

Staffed Hours:
M-R 8 am-6 pm
F 8 am-5 pm

Access is via card for affiliates of UNLV on the Health Sciences Campus. Parking is available on the street or through arrangement with the School of Medicine.

  Information Commons




24/7 Access

Staffed Hours:
M-R 8 am-6 pm
F 8 am-5 pm

Access is via card for School of Medicine students, faculty and staff. Parking privileges are available via UNLV Parking Services.

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