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Connections Newsletter Fall 2015, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Oct 2015

Connections Newsletter Fall 2015, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Connections Newsletter

Table of Contents

  • University Libraries Creates the Lifelong Learners Employers Need
  • From the Dean
  • University Libraries Gives London Business School Students a Hands-On Gaming Education
  • Calvert Awards: Celebrating Undergraduate Research
  • University Libraries Advances Nevada’s K-12 Stem Initiatives
  • Honor Others through Booth Naming
  • Events Scrapbook: “The French Connection”
  • University Libraries 2015 Honor Roll of Giving


Connections Newsletter Winter 2015, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Jan 2015

Connections Newsletter Winter 2015, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Connections Newsletter

Table of Contents

  • Faculty Institutes: Partnering with Faculty, Ensuring Student Success
  • From the Dean
  • Eileen and Tom Raney Give the Gift of Education
  • Scholarship Boot Camps Help Students Secure Funding, Complete Their Degrees
  • Staff Spotlight: Xan Goodman
  • Planning a Health Sciences Library for Southern Nevada
  • Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Honorees
  • General Announcements


Library Instruction And Themed Composition Courses: An Investigation Of Factors That Impact Student Learning, Erin E. Rinto, Elisa I. Cogbill-Seiders Jan 2015

Library Instruction And Themed Composition Courses: An Investigation Of Factors That Impact Student Learning, Erin E. Rinto, Elisa I. Cogbill-Seiders

Library Faculty Publications

Many academic libraries partner with English composition in order to teach first year students skills related to academic research and writing. Due to the partnership between information literacy and first-year writing programs, it is important to evaluate how these programs can best support one another. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of two factors on student information literacy skill development: library instruction and section theme—defined here as class sections of the English 102 (ENG 102) program developed around a central topic selected by the instructor. A random sample of annotated bibliographies from 95 sections of ...


Ethnography In Action: Active Learning In Academic Library Outreach To Middle School Students, Samantha Godbey, Nancy Fawley, Xan Goodman, Susan Wainscott Jan 2015

Ethnography In Action: Active Learning In Academic Library Outreach To Middle School Students, Samantha Godbey, Nancy Fawley, Xan Goodman, Susan Wainscott

Library Faculty Publications

This article describes an outreach activity developed and coordinated by academic librarians as part of a state program for low-income middle school students. Rather than offering a traditional library tour, the library organizers wanted to provide the middle school students with a meaningful experience that would encourage active participation, critical thinking, and alleviate library anxiety. As a spin on the traditional tour, students applied an ethnographic approach to learning about the library. The authors describe the development and implementation of the activity and provide recommendations for other librarians involved in outreach to K-12 students.


Libraries & Student Success, Melissa Bowles-Terry Jan 2015

Libraries & Student Success, Melissa Bowles-Terry

Library Faculty Presentations

What makes a difference in student success? The framing questions for this presentation are:

  1. What makes students stay in college and finish a degree? What prevents them from finishing?

  2. What can librarians and faculty do to increase students' chances of succeeding at learning and at earning a degree?

This presentation will address high impact practices identified by George Kuh and adopted by the AAC&U, and give some examples of how libraries can support those high impact practices. It will also address student engagement, as measured by tools like the National Survey of Student Engagement or NSSE, and how libraries ...