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University Libraries Student Assistant Employment Guide

Spring 2021 Libraries Instruction Online Workshops

Student Assistants can earn Professional Development Certificate Program credit by completing any Libraries Instruction Online Workshop on this page. Each workshop description includes the type of credit available. 

See below for requirements:

Libraries Professional Development Certificate Program

  • Until further notice due to UNLV and University Libraries budget cuts, student assistant paid workshop attendance is limited to ( 2 ) one-hour workshops per student assistant per semester. (Fall, Spring, Summer) 
  • After a student receives their ( 2 ) paid workshop hours, they can take additional unpaid workshops. 
  • Unpaid workshops are taken on the student's own time and not during a scheduled library shift. *This applies only after the student has used their ( 2 ) paid workshops. 
  • Student supervisors who have questions about student assistant payroll, please contact Libraries HR.
  • Before a student assistant attends a workshop for credit in the certificate program, their supervisor ​should email approval to pam.costello@unlv.edu 
  • The student supervisor's emailed approval should include the student assistant nameworkshop name, and workshop date/time
  • Documentation of workshop/training completion is required for paid attendance and/or program credit. 
  • After the ( 2 ) paid attendance workshops have been completed, student assistants have the option to take additional workshops​ a​nd receive Professional Development Certificate Program credit without payment for attendance.

Student Assistants: Please email or forward your attendance documentation to pam.costello@unlv.edu and copy your supervisor.  

Acceptable forms of completion documentation include: 

  1. Student assistant Academic Success Center post-workshop survey email.
  2. Student assistant completion email from the workshop/training facilitator.
  3. Student assistant registration confirmation email and attach a pdf/screenshot/phone picture of the final screen of the workshop/training.
  4. Student assistant Kognito certificate of completion for At-Risk for Students/Student of Concern Training. 

If you have any issues obtaining completion documentation, please email pam.costello@unlv.edu for assistance. 

February Libraries Instruction Online Workshop: Organize Your Writing Project with Zotero - Library & Research credit

Organize Your Writing Project With Zotero (click to register)
Thursday, February 11, 2021
2:30pm - 3:30pm
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email. Registration is required. 

Learn how you can use Zotero, a free, easy-to-use tool, to organize your notes, keep track of your research sources, and format citations.

This workshop will help you learn how to create a Zotero library and integrate Zotero into your writing workflow.

This virtual workshop series is sponsored by the UNLV Libraries and is open to students, faculty, alumni, and community members.

Student assistants who complete this workshop will earn ( 1 ) Library & Research Skill credit toward the Libraries Student Assistant Professional Development Certificate.

February Libraries Instruction Online Workshop: Adobe Creative Cloud & Apps Best Practices - Technology credit

Adobe Creative Cloud & Apps Best Practices (click to register)
Monday, February 22, 2021
2:30pm - 3:30pm
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email. Registration is required. 

This one-hour workshop will provide training, best practices, and examples for how to utilize Adobe Creative Cloud and the free downloadable apps to help develop ideas in the creative/information gathering process.

Special emphasis is provided for College of Fine Arts students. 

Attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of each app.
  • Generate design elements to incorporate into their creative process.
  • Understand best practices for saving and transfer design elements from the apps to desired Adobe Applications, e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

This virtual workshop series is sponsored by the UNLV Libraries and is open to students, faculty, alumni, and community members.

Student assistants who complete this workshop will earn ( 1 ) Technology Skill credit toward the Libraries Student Assistant Professional Development Certificate.

March UNLV Libraries Instruction Online Workshop: 3D Printing Basics for the Confused Novice - Technology credit

3D Printing Basics for the Confused Novice (click to register)
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email. Registration is required. 

Ever wanted to learn more about 3D printing, but don’t know where to start? Join us for this workshop to learn how 3D Printers work, how to find files, and how to prep them for printing.

This virtual workshop series is sponsored by the UNLV Libraries and is open to students, faculty, alumni, and community members.

Student assistants who complete this workshop will earn ( 1 ) Technology Skill credit toward the Libraries Student Assistant Professional Development Certificate.

March UNLV Libraries Instruction Online Workshop: LinkedIn for Networking & Professional Branding - Professional credit

LinkedIn for Networking & Professional Branding (click to register)
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email. Registration is required. 

You might already have an Insta and a finsta, TikTok, Twitter, and Snapchat, but now you are nearing the end of your degree and wondering how to market yourself and your professional skills on a national and international scale.

In this workshop, we will focus on how best to set up your LinkedIn profile, grow your network, and be active in order to get noticed. Whether you're an undergraduate student or a postdoctoral fellow, this workshop will help you learn to be strategic to make LinkedIn work for your professional image.

This virtual workshop series is sponsored by the UNLV Libraries and is open to students, faculty, alumni, and community members.

Student assistants who complete this workshop will earn ( 1 ) Professional Skill credit toward the Libraries Student Assistant Professional Development Certificate.

March UNLV Libraries Instruction Online Workshop: Research Project Prowess: Impact Your Audience with Out of the Box Presentation Styles - Academic credit

Research Project Prowess: Impact Your Audience with Out Of The Box Presentation Styles (click to register)
Friday, March 12, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email. Registration is required. 

This workshop will give participants lesser utilized options to showcase research projects. The discussion will include elements of a great poster, how to create a Pecha Kucha that has pizzaz, tips for combating death by Powerpoint, and tips for scaffolding these presentation types into your research agenda!

This virtual workshop series is sponsored by the UNLV Libraries and is open to students, faculty, alumni, and community members.

Student assistants who complete this workshop will earn ( 1 ) Academic Skill credit toward the Libraries Student Assistant Professional Development Certificate.

April UNLV Libraries Instruction Online Workshop: Interviewing For The New Professional - Professional credit

Interviewing For The New Professional (click to register)
Friday, April 23, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email. Registration is required. 

Join us for this workshop that will highlight audience engagement strategies and best practices for creating dynamic presentation both in online and in-person formats.

Participants will be presented with common interview questions and scenarios, and learn strategies to respond, will learn personal presentation factors for in person and online interviewing, and will learn best practices to engage interviewers.

This virtual workshop series is sponsored by the UNLV Libraries and is open to students, faculty, alumni, and community members.

Student assistants who complete this workshop will earn ( 1 ) Professional Skill credit toward the Libraries Student Assistant Professional Development Certificate.

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