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Faculty & Staff Quick Reference

Welcome LSC-Montgomery Faculty and Staff! The purpose of this reference page is to assist you in quickly locating answers to the most commonly asked questions about the STAR Center/Library for students. You may also search in the FAQs box by typing in your query. For additional information or assistance, please see our contact information below.

The Student Tutoring and Research Center, aka the STAR Center, includes the campus library as well as all tutoring spaces located throughout the campus. With the STAR Center students can checkout a variety of items, get research and citation help, reserve study rooms, utilize the computers, and more. Students can also get help with tutoring services in a variety of subjects as well as academic coaching and workshops. Many STAR Center services are available both in-person and online.

For more details, click on the links below:
The LSC-Montgomery STAR Center/Library is located on the 1st floor of Building F. Click here to view a map of LSC-Montgomery campus. For current STAR Center/Library hours of operation, please click here.

For information on tutoring spaces and hours of operation, please see the STAR Center Spaces & Guidelines page.
A Student ID Card functions as a Library Card. Cards are issued at the STAR Center Service Desk in the library (1st floor of Building F). When a student comes to the library to get their ID made, they must have a form of picture ID, proof of LSC class registration, and their student ID number. The first card is free of charge.

Note: The library barcode on the back of the Student ID Card must be activated to place holds on library books, CDs, or DVDs from home. If a student already has their Student ID Card and just needs the library barcode activated, they can reach out to the Service Desk for assistance:
Students can either go straight to the Research Databases page or follow the path below to see all LSC databases categorized by subject. Each subject page will have further categories such as Articles, E-Books & Reference, Topic Overviews, Statistics, Video, and more.
 
  1. Go to www.lonestar.edu
  2. Click on Libraries (top, left-hand side)
  3. Click on Research Databases (in blue bar under LSCS Libraries)
Once a student selects a specific database, they will need to login with their library barcode number (found on the back of their Student ID Card). Alternatively, students can also login by using their myLoneStar credentials by clicking on the blue link titled “MyLoneStar Username & Password Login.”
Yes, the library has study rooms and other available spaces for students to use. All study rooms and spaces are in the campus library (1st floor of Building F). Note: Tutoring spaces are in different locations; for more details click here.

Study rooms require a reservation to use, and reservations can only be made the day of its intended use. Students can reserve a study room here or go to the STAR Center Service Desk for assistance. Study rooms can be reserved for one hour, one and a half hours, or two hours. All study rooms have a table, chairs, and a whiteboard. Most of the rooms also have a flat-screen TV. Students will need to check-in with the Service Desk before utilizing the room, but they do not need to check out.

Throughout the library space there are also individual study carrels, many comfortable reading chairs, and two large areas with multiple tables with chairs in each. No reservations are needed for these spaces.
Course reserves (books, articles, videos, or other instructional materials) may be checked out from the library for a limited time. Students will find course reserves at the STAR Center Service Desk (Building F, 1st floor).
A makerspace, also known as a makerlab, is a space where one can create using technology. The technology can vary greatly from space to space, but in general, makerspaces exist to provide access to cutting-edge technology and to promote creative and critical thinking.

Yes, the library does have a makerspace. We offer a 3D printer, 3D scanner, One Button Studio, VR Hub, poster printing, Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia 2, Final Cut Pro, Web Camera, recording microphones, greenscreen, sound panels, and more. The library has also collected numerous freely available software options for online learning.

For more detailed information, students can go to the Emerging Technologies in the Library page.
Yes, please refer to our STAR Center Spaces & Guidelines page for details. If you do not see an answer to the student’s question, please direct them to our STAR Center Service Desk:
Tutoring is available both in-person and online. Please see details for each below.

IN-PERSON Tutoring: Students can make an appointment for an in-person session by visiting the STAR Center Appointment Page or just walk into one of the tutoring spaces. Please note that walk-ins are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. In-person tutoring hours can be found here. In-person tutoring is held in five different locations on campus. Please see details below:
  • Math Homework Lab (F234): This lab offers individualized and group-based, course-content-focused learning assistance for a broad selection of Math courses. Resources available in the lab include textbooks and free access to computers.
  • Biology Homework Lab (B113): This lab offers tutoring in Biology, Microbiology, and A&P. Resources available in the lab include textbooks, models, bones, digital microscopes, and slides. (For help with Physics, Chemistry, and Geology, students must visit the HUB 1 in F102.)
  • The Write Place & Language Lab (G103): The Write Place services include free consultations in writing (in all subjects), ESOL support, reading, and public speaking. The Language Lab is equipped with computers with specialized programs that offer students complementary support. Language Tutoring offers students assistance with mastering the language they are studying.
  • The HUB (F102 & F112): The HUB consists of two side-by-side rooms. HUB 1 (F102) offers basic tutoring services for all subjects, including reading and writing support. HUB 2 (F112) offers academic coaching to assist students in developing study skills as well as workshops and study space for groups and individual students in need of a welcoming academic environment.
ONLINE Tutoring: Students must schedule an online tutoring appointment by visiting the Online Tutoring Page. Online tutoring hours can be found here.

Additional information can be found on the Tutoring & Coaching Services page. Students may also contact us by phone or email:
Academic Coaching provides support and assistance in improving academic skills and performance. Topics include:
  • Time Management
  • Study Skills
  • Study Planning
  • Note Taking
  • Test Taking
  • Online Learning

Academic Coaching is available both in-person and online, and both types must have a scheduled appointment. Students may schedule an IN-PERSON appointment on the STAR Center Appointment Page. For ONLINE appointments, students will go to the Online Tutoring Page and select Academic Coaching as the topic.

Additional information can be found on the Academic Coaching page. Students may also contact us by phone or email:
For questions about tutoring, academic coaching, workshops & events, test prep, self-study resources, etc., please provide the Tutoring & Coaching Help contact information:
For questions about research, databases, citation, library resources, etc., please provide the Research Help contact information:
For questions about reserving study spaces or computers, checking out or returning materials, course reserves, student IDs/library cards, printing/scanning/copying materials, etc., please provide the STAR Center Service Desk contact information:
If you are unsure where to direct a student, please provide the STAR Center Service Desk contact information.

Need Help?

936.273.7387 936.273.7404 936.273.7390 (call)
MC-STARCenter@lonestar.edu MC-Tutoring@lonestar.edu 936.657.2174 (text)
    MC-ResearchHelp@lonestar.edu
   

Norma Medina | Coordinator, Access Services | 936.273.7494

AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lead for STAR Center service desk operations, including hospitality, circulation services, reserve collection maintenance, and Conroe Center library services.

Jessica Hernandez | Specialist, Access Services | 936.273.7422

BA, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University

Lead for evening STAR Center service desk operations, also supports collection maintenance, and provides technical support for public computer stations, patron printing, and student ID printing process.

Cole Williamson | Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7091 | Office F142

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

BASS Liaison Librarian: Accounting, Administrative Services, Automotive Technology, BusinessComputer Information Technology, Drafting, Economics, Geography, Government/Political Science, History, Land SurveyingManagement, and Marketing.

Lauren Dubell | Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7034 | Office F135

Master Library Science, San Jose State University; BA, History, California State University

NaSH Liaison Librarian: AstronomyBiologyBiotechnology, Chemistry, Emergency Medical Services, EngineeringGeologyKinesiologyNursing, Physical Therapy, Physics, and Radiology Technology

Monica CammackMonica Cammack | Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7487 | Office F144

Master Library Science, Texas Woman's University; BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Texas at Arlington

TEAM Liaison Librarian: Art, Dance, Drama/Theatre, EducationHumanities, Live Entertainment Technology, Machining, Math, Music, Professional PilotVisual Communications, and Welding. 

Stefanie Anderson | Librarian/Assistant Professor | 936.273.7020 | Office F136

Master Library Science, Texas Woman's University; BA, Psychology, Texas State University

BELS Liaison Librarian: Anthropology, Communications/Journalism, Criminal JusticeEnglish, English as a Second Language, Fire ScienceHuman Services, PhilosophyPsychology, Sociology, and Speech.

Mozhgan Pourasadollah | Manager, Academic Support Services | 936.271.6216

MBA, Our Lady of the Lake University; BBA, University of Iran

Oversees subject and academic success skills tutoring, academic coaching, and day-to-day operations of STAR Center Public Services.

Yolanda Guimerans de Perarnau | Coordinator, Subject Tutoring | 936.271.6113

MSc, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England; BA, Physics, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela

Lead for subject tutoring, including scheduling and training. LSC CORE TAP representative. Also provides physics and math tutoring.

Adam Johnson | Coordinator, Academic Coaching | 936.273.7414

Lead for academic success skills workshops and academic coaching.

Nathan Zingleman | Coordinator, Writing & Language Tutoring | 936.273.7055

BS, Psychology, Sam Houston State University; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery; AS, Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lead writing and language tutoring, including day-to-day operations of The Write Place and La

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm | Dean, Academic Affairs and Libraries | 936.273.7393

M.Ed., The George Washington University; MS/LIS, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; BA, Philosophy, The George Washington University

Oversees academic support services, including the STAR Center: Learning Center & Library, The Undergraduate Research Institute, Center for Civic Engagement, One Book One Campus, Instructional Support Services, and Faculty Resource Center.

Steve Simon | Business Manager, Academic Excellence Division | 936.273.7453

BS, Texas A&M University

Lead for Academic Excellence Division human resources, budget, and administrative processes.

Rhonda Cox | Specialist, Academic Excellence Division | 936.273.7462

BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston-Downtown; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery

Payroll, requisitions, acquisitions, division calendars, coordinating division events, and general support for all division areas.

Courtnee Hulsey | Specialist, Academic Excellence Division | 936.271.6136

AA, Graphic Design, Fresno City College

Oversees outreach services for Academic Excellence Division, graphic design, video, multimedia applications, and social media; also general support for all division areas.

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