Melissa Bowles-Terry

Director, UNLV Faculty Center
Former Head of Educational Initiatives, UNLV Libraries
Expertise: Teaching and learning, Assessment of student learning, Undergraduate research

Biography

Melissa Bowles-Terry, a tenured member of the library faculty, coordinates programming to support faculty teaching, research, and career development as the director of the Faculty Center at UNLV. She formerly served as head of educational initiatives at the UNLV Libraries, where she provided leadership for the libraries' educational role on campus, including faculty development initiatives related to teaching research skills, offering library support for online learning, and assessing student learning in the library.

Bowles-Terry has published in major library journals and presented at conferences on the topics of assessment of student learning and information literacy instruction. She is a national leader in scholarship related to the impact of libraries on student success and is a member of the faculty of a national training program sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries for librarians who teach and assess student learning.

She earned a master's degree in library and information science at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to her career in librarianship, she taught writing at Utah State University and earned a bachelor's and master's in English literature. Melissa was instruction and assessment coordinator at University of Wyoming Libraries before coming to UNLV. 

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Melissa Bowles-Terry In The News

May 28, 2021
UNLV will launch a pilot program for fall semester called “RebelFlex” where instructors will teach in-person and remote students simultaneously for some classes.
May 28, 2021
UNLV says it wants to test a new program that would let instructors teach in-person and remote classes simultaneously. Called "RebelFlex," the program will be tested in some courses during the upcoming fall semester, UNLV said in a news release.
March 25, 2020
The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association has chosen Melissa Bowles-Terry, associate director of the Faculty Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as the 2020 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award. The Librarian Recognition Award was created to recognize an individual’s contribution to the development, advancement and support of information literacy and instruction.
December 12, 2016
When a Stanford University report last month proclaimed that many students could not detect fake or misleading information online, the findings caused a stir.

Articles Featuring Melissa Bowles-Terry

Melissa Bowles-Terry, Director of UNLV Faculty Center, hiking in a canyon.
People | May 17, 2021
Feeding faculty knowledge at UNLV proves more compelling than feeding calves on the farm.
Campus News | November 18, 2020
With the cost of textbooks rising, Open Educational Resources offer an alternative.
Librarian and student in an instructional session
Research | October 5, 2018
A national, multi-institutional study finds that academic library instruction helps keep undergraduates in school.
Closeup of books
Research | May 3, 2017
From professional reasons to personal connections, faculty across campus share why they’re fond of certain works they penned.