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Introduction to College Research Part 1

Meet Your Librarians

Lead Librarian for BASS

Cole Williamson | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7091 | Office: F-142

EducationMS Library Science, University of North Texas; BA, History, University of Houston

Subject Librarian forSubject Librarian forAccounting, Administrative Services, Business, Computer Information Technology, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Land Surveying,  Management, Marketing, and Political Science. 


Professional Experience

2019 - Present | Reference Librarian / Associate Professor, Lone Star College-Montgomery

2018 - 2019 | Research & Scholarly Communication Librarian / Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas-LR

2014 - 2017 | Instruction Librarian / Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University

2013 - 2014 | Reference / Instruction Librarian, Front Range Community College-Westminster

2011 - 2013 | Part-Time Reference Librarian, Lone Star College-Kingwood

Publications and Presentations

Mueller, K.L., Valdes, Z., Owens, E., & Williamson, C. (2019). "Where's the EASY Button? Uncovering E-Book Usability." Reference & User Services Quarterly, 59(1), 44-65.

Cole Williamson, W. (2017). Review of Literature in the Making: A History of U. S. Literary Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century. Journal of American Culture, 40(2), 193.

Macheak, Carol and W. Cole Williamson. (2018, October). Faculty Incentives to Adopt OER. Open Education Symposium, Fayetteville, AR.

Book Reviews for American Reference Book Annual


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Lead Librarian for NaSH

Melissa Heselmeyer | Reference Librarian/Professor | 936.273.7020 | Office: F-136

Education: MS Learning Technologies & MS Library Science, University of North Texas; BS, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University

Subject Librarian forBiology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Emergency Medical Services, Engineering, Geology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Physical Therapy, Physics, and Radiology Technology. 

Professional Experience

2015 - Present | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor, Lone Star College-Montgomery

2014 - 2015 | Part-Time Reference Librarian, Lone Star College-Montgomery

2013 | Intern, Lone Star College-Montgomery Library

2011 - 2012 | Library Specialist I, Texas A&M University 

2009 - 2011 | Library Specialist II, Texas A&M University 

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Lead Librarian for TEAM

Monica CammackMonica Cammack | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7487 | Office: F-144

Education: MLIS, Texas Woman's University; BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Texas at Arlington

Subject Librarian forArts & Humanities, Automotive Technology, Child Development & Family Studies, Dance, Drafting, Drama, Education & Human Development, Live Entertainment Technology, Machining, Math, Music, Theater, Visual Communications, and Welding. 

Professional Experience

2018 - Present | Reference Librarian / Assistant Professor, Lone Star College-Montgomery

2015 - 2017 | Part-time Reference Librarian, Lone Star College-Montgomery

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Dean, Academic Affairs & Libraries

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm | Dean of Academic Affairs | 936.273.7393| Office: F-164

Education: MEd, The George Washington University; MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BA, Philosophy, The George Washington University


Professional Experience

2016 - Present | Dean, Academic Support & Libraries, Lone Star College-Montgomery

2014 - 2016 | Director, Library, Lone Star College-Montgomery

2012 - 2014 | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor, Lone Star College-Montgomery

2009 - 2012 | Government Information Specialist, Rice University

2006 - 2008 | Reference and Instruction Librarian, The George Washington University

2001 - 2006 | Circulation and Reference Coordinator, The George Washington University

Publications and Presentations

Beers, E., Gaspar, D. & Palacios-Wilhelm, S. (2011). User Experience as Professional Development: Transforming Services Through Collaborative Assessment Contributed Paper Accepted for Presentation.  Philadelphia, PA : ACRL Annual Conference

Edwards, E. & Palacios-Wilhelm, S. (2008). Two Programs, One Service: Recursive Assessment in the Gelman Library System's IM Reference Service. Virtual Poster Session for the MARS Management of Electronic Resources and Services Committee. Anaheim, CA: ALA Annual Conference Available at:

Gaspar, D. & Palacios-Wilhelm, S. (2008). IMplementing IM @ Reference: The GW Experience In L. Cohan (Ed.) Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries. (pp. 133-144 ) Chicago: ALA

Hodges, A. & Palacios-Wilhelm, S. (2007). Reclaiming our collaborative past: How instant messaging has brought us back together. Presented at Collaborative Virtual Reference Conference, Denver, CO

Gaspar, D., Maldonaldo, L. & Palacios-Wilhelm, S. (2006). Virtual Reference IM Chat and Beyond: Taking Reference Services Outside the Library. Presented at Computers In Libraries Conference, Washington, DC

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