The UNLV University Libraries is ranked the 15th most productive academic library for academic research in the country, inning accordance with a new study published in the May concern of College and Research study Libraries.”UNLV University Libraries faculty are continually looking for and conducting new and ingenious research that impacts trainee knowing and the library occupation,” stated Patricia Iannuzzi, dean of the UNLV University Libraries. “As the university promotes Top Tier status, our curators are currently serving as practitioner-researchers, conducting scholarship that will shape the future of academic research libraries while helping trainees and professors at UNLV conduct their own research.”
The ranking is based upon the total number of peer-reviewed scholastic research short articles published by library professors in between 2003 and 2012.
“Our library faculty are sought to as research leaders in the location of student success and the effect libraries have on trainee success in college,” stated Pat Hawthorne, associate dean for research study and education at UNLV University Libraries. “In addition to publishing, a number of the library professors have actually been welcomed to present research study findings, serve as experts, and participate in panel conversations at workshops and conferences throughout the country, along with globally.”
Some recent examples of research study being carried out by the UNLV University Libraries faculty include:
Melissa Bowles-Terry, head of academic efforts, just recently chaired a multi-institutional job force for the Greater Western Library Alliance analyzing the role university libraries and curators play in supporting trainee retention and student success. The study, that included information from 10 institutions including UNLV, found that students who make use of library services and connected with librarians were most likely to graduate than trainee who did not.
Cory Lampert, head of digital collections, and Silvia Southwick, retired metadata curator, are conducting research study on linked data to find ways to make the distinct collections housed at UNLV more visible online for scientists around the world.
Rosan Mitola, outreach curator, Erin Rinto, mentor and learning curator, and John Watts, head of knowledge production, have actually performed research study on peer-assisted learning in the libraries and its effect on student success. In addition to presenting finding at the Association of College and Research study Libraries 2017 conference, they will be publishing a book on their research later on this year.
University Libraries professors have actually likewise published research on details literacy, the history of video gaming, open gain access to, and copyright issues in libraries.
Of the 20 universities ranked in the study, 17 are designated as Highest Research Activity (R1) Universities by the Carnegie Structure. UNLV has actually set an objective to be recognized as a leading tier public university in research study, education, and community impact by 2025.
C&RL is the bi-monthly scholarly research study journal published by the Association of College and Research study Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.