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Introduction to College Research Part 2

Meet Your Librarians

Lead Librarian for TEAM 

Subject Librarian for:

Arts & Humanities, Automotive Technology, Child Development & Family Studies, Dance, Drafting, Drama, Education & Human Development, Engineering, LET, Machining, Math, Music, Theater, and Visual Communications and Welding.


Monica Cammack | Reference Librarian / Assistant Professor | 936-273-7487 | Office: F-144

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


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

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

Lead Librarian for BELS

Subject Librarian for:

Anthropology, Communication/Journalism, English, English as a Second Language, Fire Science, Library Science, Modern Language, Philosophy, Psychology, Sign Language, and Speech.




Angela Colmenares | Reference Librarian / Associate Professor | 936-273-7091 | Office: F-136

Education: MSLS, University of North Texas; MEd, University of Houston; BA, English, University of Houston; AA, Lone Star College System 


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

2012 - 2014 | Instruction Librarian/Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University

2009 - 2011 | Circulation Specialist III at Lone Star College-Montgomery Library

2006 - 2009 | Adjunct English Professor, Lone Star College System

Publications and Presentations:

Cassidy, E., Colmenares, A., Jones, G., Manolowitz, T., Shen, L., & Vieira. S. (2014). Higher Education and Emerging Technologies: Shifting Trends in Student Usage. Journal of Academic Librarianship 40(2). 124-133.

Cassidy, E., Colmenares, A., & Martinez, M. (2014). So text me -- maybe: A rubric assessment of librarian behavior in SMS reference services. Reference & User Services Quarterly 53(4). 300-312.

Colmenares, A. (2013). Noodlers in Missouri: Fishing for identity in a rural subculture. [Book Review]. The Journal of American Culture, 36(3), pp.251–252. Available at:

Colmenares, A. (2013). The modern vampire and human identity [Book Review].  The Journal of American Culture, 36(4), pp.402–403. Available at:

Colmenares, A. (2014). The time of our lives: “Dirty Dancing” and popular culture [Book Review]. The Journal of American Culture, 37(2), pp.259–260. Available at:

Colmenares, A. & Cassidy, E. (2014). Making Tenure: A Model for Collaborative Publishing. Presented at American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Available at

Colmenares, A., Campbell, D. Ramin, L., & Hill, V. (2014). Embedding Librarians in Virtual Communities. Presented at American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Available at

Colmenares, A. (2014). Technology for Flipping the Classroom. ACRL Instruction Section Tips and Trends. Available at: 








Lead Librarian for BASS

Subject Librarian for:

Accounting, Administrative Services, Business, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography & Land Surveying, Government, History, Human Services, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Law, and Sociology.

Lead Librarian for NASH

Subject Librarian for:

Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Emergency Medical Services, Geology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Physical Therapy, Physics, and Radiology Technology.



Melissa Heselmeyer | Reference Librarian / Associate Professor | 936-273-7020 | Office: F-135

Education: MSLS & MS, University of North Texas; BS, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University


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 Library

2010 - 2011 | Library Specialist II, Texas A&M University Library




Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm | Dean of Academic Support | Phone: 936-273-7393 | Office: F-164

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


2014 - Present | 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