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Mission Possible: A Retreat to Prepare Librarians to Infiltrate Upper-level Curricula
Introduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries
  • Priscilla Finley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Diane VanderPol, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Susie Skarl, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Sidney Lowe, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Editors
Elizabeth Connor
Document Type
Chapter
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Publisher
Routledge
Publisher Location
New York, NY
Abstract

From its humble beginnings a scant fifty years ago as a small desert school, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has rapidly evolved into a dynamic urban academic institution dedicated to creating a learning environment that empowers students to become lifelong learners. UNLV's first classes were held in 1957, and its solitary campus building housed all of the classrooms, offices, science labs, and a library of 2,000 books managed by a part-time librarian. Today, the UNLV Libraries include the 302,000 square foot Lied Library, three campus branches, 125 employees, and a book collection that expanded to well past a million volumes. A multitude of electronic library resources has become a key element of scholarly research and a necessary focus for information literacy (IL) instruction in the UNLV Libraries.

Keywords
  • Academic librarians,
  • Academic libraries,
  • Academic libraries – Relations with faculty and curriculum,
  • Library outreach programs,
  • University of Nevada,
  • Las Vegas
Language
English
Comments

Chapter 9

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Identifier
ISBN: 0203883004; ISBN 13: 9780203883006
Citation Information
Priscilla Finley, Diane VanderPol, Susie Skarl and Sidney Lowe. "Mission Possible: A Retreat to Prepare Librarians to Infiltrate Upper-level Curricula" 1stIntroduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries (2009) p. 154 - 172
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susie_skarl/6/