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Teaching Support

1. How can my students learn about the Architecture Studies Library?
2. How do I place material on reserve for my classes?
3. Can I put materials on reserve that my students can access electronically?
4. How do I add articles from the Libraries' electronic journals and databases to the web page for my course?
5. Do the Libraries have guides to resources in my field for students?
6. Can a library web page be created for a course I'm teaching?
(also see #15. Information Literacy and #17. Information Competencies)


Research Support

7. Who should I talk to about library resources in my subject area?
8. What resources are available online?
9. Can I use the Libraries' electronic resources from off campus?


Obtaining Materials

10. What are the loan periods for different types of materials?
11. Can my assistant check out books for me?
12. Do I have access to other libraries in this area?
13. How can I obtain material not available in the Architecture Studies Library?

14. How do I recommend materials for purchase by the Libraries?

Miscellaneous

15. Information Literacy
16. What equipment and rooms are available in the library
17. Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines

 

Teaching Support

1. How can my students learn about the Architecture Studies Library?
The Architecture Studies Librarian is happy to visit your class to discuss library resources and services. We can give tours to introduce students to the facility, or give more in-depth instruction to classes on specific techniques (how to search for books, how to find articles, how to research topics (we are happy to tailor a class to a specific assignment)). Print form to request a tour or class session .

The ASL also has an electronic classroom (203) for hands-on instruction in the use of our electronic resources.

2. How do I place material on reserve for my classes?
If there are books/articles that you want the whole class to read, the best way to insure access is to place them "on reserve" in the ASL. This means they can be checked out for limited periods only (2 hours up to seven day reserve checkout periods may be specified). Print the Reserve Information and Release Form (pdf). For additional information see our Reserve Policies web page.


3. Can I put materials on reserve that my students can access electronically?
Yes. We welcome submissions for electronic course reserve material. Print the Reserve Information and Release Form (pdf). For additional information see our Reserve Policies web page.


4. What electronic journals and databases are available to add to my course web page?
Architecture related indexes are listed within our subject guide at: http://guides.library.unlv.edu/content.php?pid=8123&sid=51667


5. Does the library have guides to resources in my field for students?
Yes. There are extensive architecture, landscape architecture and interior design related tutorials and guides at: http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/instr/


6. Can a library web page be created for a course I'm teaching?
Contact the Architecture Studies Librarian. WEBCAMPUS is the standard used at UNLV. All UNLV Faculty have access to this online teaching software. See Tips for using WebCampus


Research Support

7. Who should I talk to about library resources in my subject area?
Contact the Architecture Studies Library Librarian, Jeanne Brown. If looking for types of material try these web resources at
ASL Collections : including videos , research collections , serials , and Las Vegas materials. If there are items you would like us to purchase please contact Jeanne or submit the "recommend a title" form.

 


8. What resources are available online?

Electronic journals are found at UNLV print and online journal subscriptions. Search Fine Arts and Music, then Architecture.
Indexes and other databases: http://www.library.unlv.edu/search/eralpha.php


9. Can I use the Libraries' electronic resources from off campus?

Yes, our databases and electronic journals may be accessed remotely. When you click on a database you will be asked to enter your library barcode and last name.
For detailed information on off-campus access, see http://www.library.unlv.edu/help/remote.html.


Obtaining Materials

10. What are the loan periods for different types of materials?
Faculty (UNLV and CCSN):
Semester checkout (Two checkout periods per year: spring semester and summer/fall). Unlimited renewals, but books must be physically brought to the library once a year to be renewed. Responsible for recall, Interlibrary Loan, and reserve fines. Recall and Interlibrary Loan fines are $2.00 per day, per book. Reserve fines vary. No other fines. Periodicals may be checked out for 2 hours or overnight. ASL Videos may be checked out for 3 days.


11. Can my assistant check out books for me?
Yes. You must request and complete a form from the ASL Service desk. Your assistant will be given a special borrowers card under your library account to which materials are checked out.

12. Do I have access to other libraries in this area?

UNLV faculty have access and borrowing privileges at all UNLV and CCSN campus libraries. New as of Fall 2007 you can:


13. How can I obtain material not available in the Architecture Studies Library?
  • If Lied Library or CCSN has an item, ASL staff can page/recall it for delivery to the ASL and will notify you for pick up when it arrives.
  • Items that are checked out may be "recalled" for a return date of two weeks after date of recall.
  • Borrow from additional libraries using Link+ Note: Search OUR library catalog first, if the item is checked out or we don't have it, then click on the Link+ icon to search other libraries. Follow the procedures for requesting the item, receipt time is generally 2 to 5 days.
  • If an item is not available locally, the Interlibrary Loan Service can obtain it. You may fill out and submit a request online via the library catalog. Use the UNLV Libraries Interlibrary Loan.
  • If the item is one you feel should be in the ASL, e-mail your suggestion to Jeanne Brown .




14. How do I recommend materials for purchase by the Architecture Studies Library?

Use the ASL Suggest a Title form or email the Architecture Studies Librarian.

 


15. What is information literacy?
Our goal is to partner with you to educate information literate students who are prepared for lifelong learning. An information literate student can FIND information they need, find the RIGHT information, and know how to USE it. Many universities around the country are focusing on this concept. More on information literacy is on the web page of the American Library Association at: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/issues/infolit/informationliteracy.cfm


Why/how do UNLV School of Architecture Students gather and use information?: this article provides a list of specific examples, what skills they require, and the relationship with NAAB criteria.

16.Equipment and Study rooms
Library Group Study Rooms 113 (seats approx. 15) and 114 (seats approx. 20) have wireless and/or cable network connectivity to the Internet for your laptop presentations. Laptops (with wireless connectivity) are available for checkout from the ASL Service desk. TV/VCR/DVD player, slide projectors and overhead and digital projectors may also be reserved at the ASL Service desk for use in these rooms.

17. Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines [ http://www.arlisna.org/resources/onlinepubs/informationcomp.pdf ] is a helpful resource to assist faculty in developing information competencies in a systematic fashion

   



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