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    Welcome to the Galveston College Library Team. We hope your position as a student assistant will be an important part of your college experience. Working as a student assistant is a great way to earn extra money, but most importantly, our goal at the Galveston College Library is to cultivate a comfortable climate conducive to learning and gaining valuable work experience to be successful after graduation.

    You will be working with librarians and library staff to provide information, research materials, and provide essential library services to students, faculty, staff, and the community. 

    There are many benefits to working in the library, you can gain valuable and essential skills such as: 

    • invaluable research skills
    • training in current technology
    • convenient and flexible campus employment
    • excellent work experience for resume building
    • customer service skills
    • time management and prioritizing skills
    • quick thinking and problem solving skills
    • verbal and communication skills
    • a quiet and pleasant place to work
    • a way to meet a diverse set of people

    About the Library

    Welcome to Galveston College library. The David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library provides access to college-level print and electronic resources for GC students, faculty, staff, and the community.

    Dr. Hunt was Galveston College’s founding president. He helped start Galveston College as it opened its doors in 1967. The library, named in his honor, promotes scholarship, basic research, and library instructions necessary to the academic programs.

    The library is open to the public and holds more than 40,000 volumes. The library has a computer lab with access to Microsoft Office, Print/Copy Center, and access to research databases. A Galveston College ID card is required to check out library materials. 

    The mission of the David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library is to provide a broad range of resources and services to the college community; to support the educational programs and curriculum of the college; to promote scholarship and basic research necessary to the academic and vocational programs, and to assist all library users in the development of lifelong learning and information literacy skills.

    Library Spaces and Technology

    Study Spaces


    The GC Library provides several private/group study rooms to be used by GC students for discussion, study, and research sessions. 

    • Study Rooms are located in the library and are available for reservation by students, faculty, and staff. Due to high demand, rooms can be reserved for up to 2 hours per day, up to 5-time slots per week. 

    Every study room is equipped with:

    • A whiteboard
    • Tables and chairs
    • Dry-erase markers and erasers can be checked out at the Circulation Desk (GC ID is required). 
    • Power outlets

    How do I reserve a study room online?

    • Select an available (green) slot for the start of your reservation.
    • Submit Times.
    • Agree to Terms and Conditions.
    • Complete the Reservation Form and Submit Your Booking
    • Follow the link included in the confirmation email to confirm your booking. Failure to do so within 15 minutes after receiving the email will cause the request to be canceled. 

    If you have questions about room reservations, contact the library.

    Cyber Cafe


    The Cyber Cafe is a collaborative space for students to eat, research, study, or just de-stress.

    • 6 workstations with internet access and printing.
    • Vending machines and a microwave are available. 

    Flexible Learning Space/Classroom


    The Flexible Learning Space is a flexible, technology-accessible space with moveable modular furniture, electrical outlets, and moveable whiteboards to facilitate collaborative teamwork.  

    • Seats 40
    • Laptops available for checkout (library use only)
    • Media Table for collaborative learning and study is available. 

    This area is also reserved for classroom instruction. If this area is reserved for instruction, please use other seating areas in the library.  

    Other Seating Areas with Power Outlets: 

    • Cyber Café 
    • Seating near the Computer Lab 
    • Study Rooms 

     

    Computer Lab


    The Computer Lab (R-116) is located inside of the library and is open to Galveston College students, faculty, and staff with a current Galveston College Whitecaps portal or network login:

    • 24 workstations are located in the Computer Lab
    • A printer is located in the lab
    • Access to Office 365
    • A GC ID and password is required
    • Guests log-in is not available
    • Library staff are available for research assistance

    Laptops & Chromebooks


    Laptops are available for in-library use or 24-hour checkout at the Circulation Desk. Students are responsible for any damage to the laptop that occurs during checkout time. Upon 24-hour checkout, students are required to complete and sign the library laptop checkout agreement form

    Chromebooks are available for 24-hour checkout at the Circulation Desk. Chromebooks are available to GC Career Connect students in Continuing Education ONLY. Students must self-identify as GC Career connect students and have a valid Galveston College ID to check out Chromebooks.

    Print, Copy, Scan


    Galveston College students, faculty, and staff can print in the library with two printers available. 

    Printer 1 (Ricoh): located in the front of the library in the Copy Center with print, copy, and scan to email options. 

    Printer 2 (LAB_R116): located in the computer lab with the option of duplex or double-sided printing. 

    • Free, limited printing is available with a max of 25 pages per day. 

    • Print, copy, or scan to email.

    • Print from any computer in the Computer Lab or Cyber Cafe. 

    • Print in black & white only. 

    Wifi


    How to Connect to Wifi:

    • Select "GC-Student-Wifi" network

    • Open a browser window (this will bring you to the login page)

    • Log in using your GC Student ID (GC######) and password

    • Printing is unavailable from personal devices 

    Meet the Team

    telishia mickens

    Telishia "Tee" Mickens, MLS 

    409.944.1285

    tmickens@gc.edu

    R-121


    Telishia “Tee” Mickens is the Director of Library and Learning Resources at Galveston College where she serves as part of the administrative team. She is a first-generation student from Freeport, Texas, and attended Brazosport College as a stepping stone into her academic journey.

    Her academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Master of Science in Library Science with Certification in Advanced Management of Library and Information Agencies from the University of North Texas in Denton. Telishia is a doctoral candidate at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she will earn her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education.

    Telishia is an organizational leader with over fifteen years of experience working in higher education, libraries (academic, public, and medical), and environments with particular skills in library management, data and content management, and teaching and mentoring. Telishia’ s top five signature themes from Gallup Strengths are activator, input, command, achiever, and learner.

    Without a purpose and a plan, Telishia would not have achieved any of the accomplishments above. Telishia’s purpose extends beyond any degree she has obtained. A person’s purpose in life has nothing to do with where they came from, family name, race, or socioeconomic status. Telishia has a passion for helping others and an inner drive for success, and she embraces change and diversity in every aspect of life.

    Words from Tee: Don’t allow people or a system to define your purpose in life. Life is a process; trust the process.

     

    gracie otin

    Gracie Otin, MLS

    409.944.1242

    gotin@gc.edu

    R-113C

     

    amanda newell

    Amanda Newell, MA

    409.944.1240

    anewell@gc.edu

    R-113B

    First Name, Last Name 

     

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