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Chelsea Heinbach

Teaching & Learning Librarian

  • Unit: Research & Education
  • Phone: 702-895-0522
  • Email:
  • Building Location: LLB 1189B
  • Mail Stop: 7008

Roles and responsibilities

I work to create meaningful learning experiences for undergraduate students new to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas by coordinating the partnership between the UNLV Libraries and the English Composition program and leading the UNLV Libraries student learning assessment plan. I am passionate about engaging students through meaningful research assignments that engage their natural curiosity and challenge their assumptions in order to foster a genuine passion for seeking and gaining knowledge.

Ask me about…

  • teaching information literacy and research skills that contribute to lifelong learning
  • anti-deficit teaching practices
  • authentic assessment of student learning
  • engaging students' natural curiosity through your research assignments
  • open pedagogy, or using open tech and tools to engage students through research
  • civic engagement

Honors and awards

  • Library Journal
    • Mover and Shaker, Innovator, 2023
  • University Libraries - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • Outstanding Library Faculty Scholarship Award, 2022
  • Association of College and Research Libraries University Libraries Section
    • Professional Development Award, 2021 - with Nimisha Bhat, Hailley Fargo, and Charissa Powell for our work on the Librarian Parlor
  • University Libraries - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • Innovative Solutions Award, 2018 - with Brittany P. Fiedler



The Librarian Parlor
Co-founder and Editor March 2017-present

  • Co-created The Librarian Parlor, a blog focused on demystifying the research and publishing process for LIS researchers
  • Solicit and organize contributions from experts in the field
  • Review and offer feedback and edits on posts before publishing
  • Act as a point-person for three Contributing Editors who maintain independent columns


  • Civic Learning and Democratic Education Coalition
  • Appointed member January 2021-present


  • Mentoring Committee
  • Inclusion and Equity Committee 2020-present
  • Mentor August 2022-present 

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