Library life at UNLV, like many other universities, is much quieter these days. Social distancing is keeping students away, leaving once popular study areas empty. But ask health sciences librarian Xan Goodman about work slowing down, and she’ll say it’s been the exact opposite.
“In 2020, I’ve doubled the amount of engagement I’ve had with people online,” she said.
UNLV’s library services are broken up into various divisions. Goodman serves under the research and education category, working primarily at Lied Library. Goodman’s title is health sciences librarian but that description alone does not fully describe her role.
Goodman, like all librarians at UNLV, is a tenured professor who serves a wide variety of students from the undergraduate to doctorate levels in their research needs.
That could mean helping with a specific course or assignment or assisting with…