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Collaboration in Research between Library and the Research Office at UNLV


May 04, 2020 | 1 min read |

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris

Before Dr. Mary Croughan interviewed for the position of Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), she scouted the campus and the surrounding neighborhoods to see if the environment would be a good fit for her.

What sold her on coming to UNLV was discovering that the library played a key role in the research process.

“When I walked into the library and saw they had research consultation rooms right on the first floor, that to me was concrete evidence the library was involved in supporting university research,” she recalls.

Croughan joined UNLV around the same time as Maggie Farrell, Dean of University Libraries. Each has found a willing collaborator in the other — and this cross-department collaboration between the library and the research office has helped UNLV raise the profile of its faculty research while becoming an R1 institution in accelerated time.