Category: Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Mae Francis

Student success seminar on ‘Communicating with Tact and Diplomacy’ is Nov. 12

Galveston College Technical and Professional Education will continue its fall Student Success Seminars series on Friday, Nov. 12, at 12 p.m. with a presentation titled “Communicating with Tact and Diplomacy” featuring Mae Francis of Lookin’ Up Consulting.

The seminar will be located in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing on the main campus and is free and open to all students, faculty, staff and the general public.

“At a recent event, Crystal Lovelady-Jackson, workforce development advisor for Royal Dutch Shell Company, explained the ability to communicate is the most critical skill when considering the success of Shell’s current and new employees,” said Sharon Pagan, Galveston College student success advisor. “Mae Francis will teach students the do’s and don’ts of professional communication essential in today’s world of work.”

Francis, known best for inspiring and transferring positivity to whomever she comes in contact with, is currently the president and owner of Lookin’ Up Consulting, a training and development company that builds interactive programs, speeches and mentorships that educate and inspire professionals, as well as programs that support the emotional and social development of youth.

With more than 25 years in the field of teaching and training, Francis believes that her purpose on earth is to enhance the lives of others. She spent 19 years in the chemical industry, including five years selling plasticizers for Sterling Chemicals and 14 years as the training and development leader for Ashland Chemicals.

Francis has been certified as a trainer and coach by the Association of Training and Development and is a United States Army veteran. She studied Bible and Theology, as well as Business Administration, at St. Leo University and College of the Mainland.

Francis is an active member of the Texas City/La Marque, League City and Galveston chambers of commerce, the Association for Talent Development, and the advisory board for the College of the Mainland Petrochemical Process Technology program. She also is an active big sister for Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is the mother of one, Whitnie, and is married to Merlin.

For more information about the Student Success Seminars series, please contact Sharon Pagan at spagan@gc.edu.

Library News

Library offers virtual books display, new library guide and virtual Hispanic Heritage Month events

The David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library at Galveston College is offering a series of activities during the month of October, including a virtual books display, a new library guide on “plagiarism,” virtual Hispanic Heritage Month events, and ongoing webinars.

Visit the virtual displays of books to discover some interesting reads; each tab has its own unique collection of books: https://library.gc.edu/virtual

Check out the new library guide on plagiarism: https://library.gc.edu/plagiarism

Participate in upcoming virtual Hispanic Heritage Month events at the GC Library:

Live Stream via Zoom: Palante, Siempre Palante! The Young Lords. Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Iris Morales’ award-winning documentary, which aired on PBS’s “POV,” depicts how Latinx communities fought for economic and social justice during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War protests, and the women’s equality movement. Registration is required to attend. Register here: https://gc.libcal.com/event/8314321

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom. Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. This event will be on Instragram Live, https://www.instagram.com/smithsoniannpg/. Join the National Portrait Gallery for a conversation about Tejana icon Selena and the power of representation, image and fashion. Learn to make an “Amor Prohibido” cocktail or mocktail and explore the ways Selena created an image that continues to inspire, empower and electrify her fans. Nos sentimos muy… excited! Register here: https://gc.libcal.com/event/8322557

A series of virtual library instruction webinars also have been created to ensure students, faculty and staff are given opportunities to develop strategies for uncovering accurate, relevant and quality information at Galveston College Library. Webinars require registration to attend

Information literacy sessions for fall 2021 are as follows:

APA Style Demystified
MLA Style Demystified
Plagiarism
Finding Primary Sources
Quick Orientation of Galveston College Library Online
Finding and Using eBooks
Introduction to Databases
All About Database Searching
Whitecaps OneSearch

For the schedule of the library instruction webinars and registration, click here.

Galveston College library website is featured as model site

The Galveston College David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library website has been featured on Springshare Buzz as one of the academic examples by Simplified Design without a lot of coding requirements.

Springshare is the vendor for the Galveston College library’s libguides, room reservations, chat, event registrations and many other services. As stated on the page, the website is built from a LibGuide using LibGuides CMS (content management system).

The library website was designed, created and is maintained by Telishia “Tee” Mickens, director of library and learning resources. The website build started in summer 2019 and the site went live in fall 2019.

“Libraries are hubs for knowledge, research and so much more,” Mickens said. “The library website gives users an online experience to access library resources with the same value as they would find walking through the doors.”

The library website allows users to easily locate resources, find the newest resources and services offered, participate in virtual events and displays, virtually connect with the library team through Chat Reference and more.

The library website has had 38,094 views since 2019, with an average of 1,800 views a month.

Galveston College Library celebrates Black History Month with library guide, display and more

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.

Over the years timeless effort has gone into preserving Black history. There is an infinite number of resources and contributions that preserve and capture notable events and artifacts in Black history.

The Galveston College David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library Black History Month Library Guide captures some of the notable times in history through shared experiences, artifacts, primary sources and relentless work from Black revolutionaries who thrive to continue to educate society by continuing to keep the movement alive.

Join the library in celebrating Black History Month:

–Start Black History Month Research at GC Library–View the Black History Month Library Guide
–Stop by for a photo op with a life-size display featuring Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., the 44th–President Barack Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris
–Find print and eBooks
–Find streaming media and more…
–Take the Black History Month LibGuide Quiz to be entered into a drawing for a library swag item!

Stay tuned for additional announcements this month about Black History Month at the Galveston College Library.

Library Services Online

Galveston College Hunt Memorial Library offers virtual services

Did you know the Galveston College David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library services are accessible online?

Students, faculty and staff can access academic eBooks to support curriculum, reference eBooks, leisure eBooks, article databases, eJournals, eMagazines, research guides, video tutorials and eCourse reserves. The library also has a live chat service available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students can schedule individual online reference appointments, as well. All virtual services are accessible in one place for students, faculty and staff.

The Distance Education Library Resources Online Guide is designed to help students at a distance or taking online courses locate and use Galveston College library’s online resources and research tools. Students can access the guide at https://library.gc.edu/distance-education-library-resources.

Library hours are 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

For assistance, contact gclibrary@gc.edu or view the library’s FAQ page https://gc.libanswers.com/.

Face-to-Face Tutoring

Career Readiness and Student Success Center reopens with face-to-face tutoring

The Galveston College Career Readiness and Student Success Center has reopened and is offering face-to-face tutoring services.

NetTutor is also available for online students to access 24 hours a day.

Students, faculty and staff are asked to be mindful of the following sanitation and safety precautions observed in the center:

• All students who enter the center must be wearing a wristband signifying they have completed a Galveston College COVID-19 screening.
• In an effort to ensure social distancing, the center has condensed itself to 12 study stations with eight of those being computer stations.
• No more than three tutors will be on duty at a given time.
• Each tutor can only tutor one student at a time. (There are two stations that can accommodate a group of two students.)
• Students will be tutored in 60-minute sessions, if there is no wait, a student can restart a new 60 minutes.
• All stations will be sanitized after every use.

For hours and more information, click here.

Galveston College library services available online

The Galveston College David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library services are now accessible online.
Students, faculty and staff can access academic eBooks to support curriculum, reference eBooks, leisure eBooks, article databases, eJournals, eMagazines, research guides, video tutorials and eCourse reserves. The library also has a live chat service available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students can schedule individual online reference appointments, as well. All virtual services are accessible in one place for students, faculty and staff.
The Distance Education Library Resources Online Guide is designed to help students at a distance or taking online courses locate and use Galveston College library’s online resources and research tools. Students can access the guide at https://library.gc.edu/distance-education-library-resources.
For assistance, contact gclibrary@gc.edu or view the library’s FAQ page https://gc.libanswers.com/.