Samantha Godbey

Education Librarian

  • Unit: Research & Education
  • Phone: 702-895-2135
  • Email:
  • Building Location: LLB 1174
  • Mail Stop: 7014
  • Pronouns: she/her/hers

Roles and responsibilities

As Education Librarian, I work with students and faculty in my liaison areas of education and psychology to help make research less stressful. I meet with classes or one-on-one with researchers to provide assistance and instruction on all aspects of the research process, from developing research questions and search strategies to publication.

Ask me about…

  • Education and psychology research
  • Information literacy instruction and assessment
  • Systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis methods
  • Course-integrated library instruction
  • The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Honors and awards

  • UNLV Libraries Outstanding Library Faculty Service Award, 2023
  • UNLV Libraries Outstanding Library Faculty Scholarship Award, 2020
  • UNLV Libraries McPhee Librarian of the Year Award, 2018


  • Presenter, Engaging with the ACRL Framework, Association of College and Research Libraries, 2017-present
  • ACRL Instruction Section Inclusive Pedagogy Committee, 2020-present
  • Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL) Editorial Board, 2023-present
  • Journal of Research in Technical Careers, Founding Co-Editor, 2016-2021, Scholarly Publishing Consultant, 2021-present

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