Category: Learning Resources

Learning Resources

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/.