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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
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.