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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Research Librarian and Assistant Professor Andrew Martineau Writes Article for AALL’s Spectrum Magazine

Andrew Martineau is a research librarian and assistant professor in the Wiener-Rogers Law Library.

Martineau recently penned an article titled “Comfort, Functionality, and Popcorn: How UNLV’s law library remodel is improving the law student experience” for the May architectural issue of Spectrum, the magazine of the American Association of Law Libraries.

In the article, which discusses the library’s repurposed space and improvements, Martineau writes: “The conversion of the microform room into a student lounge/microform room was only a part—albeit an important part—of the library remodel. On the nearside of the skybridge, we retooled an area that had previously been occupied by a few carrels into a group study area. …Once patrons cross to the other side of the skybridge (and veer to the right a bit), they are greeted by another set of whiteboards, new chairs and ottomans, and a row of standing desks overlooking a scenic courtyard. Further down the way we’ve set up even more standing desks, and these feature a panoramic view of the greenbelt that runs across UNLV’s campus as well as views of the mountains that surround Las Vegas.”