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Over the past eight years, the UNLV Libraries have led and contributed to campus initiatives to revise the undergraduate curriculum and student learning outcomes at UNLV. Through formal and informal leadership roles, librarians helped to create the University Undergraduate Learning Outcomes (UULOs) in the areas of Intellectual Breadth and Lifelong Learning, Communication, Inquiry and Critical Thinking, Global/Multicultural Knowledge and Awareness, and Citizenship and Ethics and a revised model for general education.

In Fall 2011, the Faculty Senate approved a vertical pathway of key courses, which serve to integrate and assess the UULOs from a student’s first year of college through graduation . The Libraries have partnered to implement this model through faculty development initiatives, design of assignments to teach and assess the inquiry and critical thinking UULO, and curriculum mapping in academic programs. In addition, the creation of co-curricular programs, such as a workshop program for Libraries student employees, and the updating of our teaching and learning spaces underscore our important role as partners in education at UNLV.


Critical thinking; Information literacy; Libraries and education; Library orientation; University of Nevada; Las Vegas. Libraries


Curriculum and Instruction | Higher Education | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science




Handout for the poster session at the Lied Library Open House for the 2014 American Library Association Conference.