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Faculty Instructional Support Services

Dual Credit Support Services: Instructor Resources

Faculty Library Services

Dual credit instructors are invited to utilize all library faculty services available at LSC-Montgomery, including information literacy/library instruction, custom research guides, print, and digital resources, digital course reserves, and much more. Learn more about our most frequently requested services:

 

Accessing Library Resources Off-campus

A library barcode is an important tool that not only allows you to check out physical materials from the library, but it also provides you access to the databases the library subscribes to that support your course learning objectives.

How to Obtain Your Library Barcode:

  1. Visit the LSC-Montgomery library to get your staff ID (which also acts as your library card). *Note: You will need a form from your department before an ID can be issued.
  2. If you are unable to come to campus, you can request a library barcode be issued to you by filling out the following form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/card.htm#card

For questions regarding the library barcode, please contact the LSC-Montgomery Library service desk at 936.273.7387.

Assignment Collaboration

Librarians are available to collaborate with dual credit instructors in a variety of ways. 

Options for collaboration include:

  • Designing effective assignments to meet your course learning outcomes. 
  • Adding a librarian into the D2L learning management system to provide research help.
  • Working with a librarian to include learning modules into your curriculum. Examples of possible modules include evaluating web resources, using databases, research topic development and citation tutorials.

To collaborate on an assignment contact Monica Cammack, at Monica.A.Cammack@lonestar.edu or 936.273.7487.

Information Literacy/Library Instruction

The library offers information literacy and research instruction that introduces students to the resources available at Lone Star College-Montgomery as well as helping students develop college-level research skills.

Instruction is available for your dual credit courses in several different formats:

  • Face-to-face Instruction - Visit our Classroom Instruction page for more information
  • Synchronous Online Session
  • Asynchronous Online Session
  • Modules that can be embedded into the D2L learning management system

Schedule instruction for your course by contacting Monica Cammack, at Monica.A.Cammack@lonestar.edu or 936.273.7487.

Course/Assignment Specific Resource Guides

The librarians have created Resource Guides to support students doing research in the different subjects offered through LSC-Montgomery. These guides provide students with information on getting started with research in that particular subject and connect the students to the different resources the library has to support research in that field.

Dual Credit Instructors can request a course specific or assignment specific resource guide that will provide more tailored resources and information that your students will need in your course, or to complete assignments in your course.

Request a Course/Assignment Specific Resource Guide by contacting Monica Cammack, at Monica.A.Cammack@lonestar.edu or 936.273.7487.

Integrated Academic Support Program

The Integrated Academic Support (IAS) program is designed to deliver support services within the structure of a course to increase student utilization of these services and, ultimately, impact student success. Through this program, we work with individual faculty to customize academic support services to align with course activities or meet the specific needs of your students.

We are able to provide a full range of academic support services in-person, as well as online synchronous and asynchronous formats. Customizable services include:

  • Tutoring
  • Academic Coaching
  • Writing Consultations
  • Student-focused Workshops
  • Library Instruction
  • Information Literacy Instruction

To learn more visit the IAS program page. If you are interested in integrating academic support services into your course, contact us at MC-Tutoring@lonestar.edu or submit the IAS Interest Form.

Professional Development Resources

The Faculty Resource Center (FRC) provides professional development resources and opportunities to all LSC-Montgomery faculty, including adjuncts and dual credit instructors. Dual credit instructors are invited to participate in online and in-person FRC events. Instructors may also request professional development to address specific areas of interest or need.

The FRC also maintains the Center for Online Professional Excellence (COPE) guide to support faculty teaching in any modality that includes an online component. The guide includes an Online Teaching 101 section to help faculty teaching online for the first time, as well as various resources, including "How-to's", workshop videos, and teaching tools.

The LSC-Montgomery Dual Credit Summit is held every year in October on the LSC-Montgomery campus. The event brings together dual credit instructors from all LSC-Montgomery partner high schools, department chairs, faculty, and academic support staff.  It is an opportunity for professional development and fellowship, as well as a chance to learn more about the resources and services available to you and your dual credit students.

Department Contacts

Dual credit instructors are encouraged to contact their department chair for instructional support, including teaching and learning support, as well as student issues. A list of current instructional contacts is available below.

Services for your Dual Credit Students

Student Library Services

In addition to the resources available at your high school, dual credit students have access to the academic resources and research assistants available at the LSC-Montgomery Library. These resources are summarized for students on the Dual Credit Student Services guide. The library is located in the STAR Center (Building F, 1st Floor); however, many of the resources and services are also available online and can be accessed off-campus from your high school, home, or other favorite place to study.

 

Dual credit students have access to both physical and electronic (online) resources available through LSC-Montgomery Library. Students access these resources with a LSCS library barcode. The library barcode is printed on the back of the LSC Student ID card, but students who are not able to visit campus to get a physical ID card can request their barcode number via email.

How Your Students Obtain a Library Barcode:

  1. Visit the LSC-Montgomery library to get your student ID card (which also acts as your library card).
    • Note: You must have the following to get your ID card:
      • Lone Star College student ID number
      • Proof of current registration in a Lone Star College course 
      • Photo ID 
  2.  If you are unable to come to campus, you can request a library barcode be issued to you via email by filling out the following form: lonestar.edu/library/card
    • Note: You must use your lonestar.edu email address to receive your barcode via email.
      • If you don't know your my.lonestar.edu credentials, contact the Office of Technology Services (OTS) desk at 832.813.6600.

For questions regarding the library barcode, please contact the LSC-Montgomery Library service desk at 936.273.7387.

Research & Citation Help

Dual credit students can contact LSC-Montgomery librarians for research and citation help. Librarians can help students:

  • Identify keywords related to your topic
  • Locate, access, and use the research databases
  • Find academic resources for your topic
  • Evaluate resources for validity
  • Format in-text citations and works cited

Librarians are available to assist students by email, text, phone, live chat, video chat, or in-person. You can even make an appointment to meet at a specific date and time.

Here's how to contact a librarian!

Reference Desk

In-person assistance is available during research help service hours when the STAR Center | Library (Bldg F, 1st floor) is open.

 

Phone - 936.273.7390

Text - 936.657.2174

Email - MC-ResearchHelp@lonestar.edu

Resource Guides

Visit our guides to connect with subject-specific resources and other academic support services. Click here to select a guide.

Chat with a librarian

Instant Message with a librarian by clicking the "Chat with a Librarian" button.

In-Person Research Consultation

 Schedule an in-person appointment with a librarian to get research and citation help. Click here for more information. 

Virtual Research Consultation

Schedule a virtual appointment with a librarian to get research & citation help. Click here for more information. 

Tutoring & Academic Coaching

In-person and online academic support services are available to dual credit students in need of additional support. Tutors, writing consultants, and academic coaches can help students review concepts and identify effective study strategies for mastering course content both online and in-person. Students will need to use their LSC email credentials to access these services online. 

Subject Tutoring

Online and in-person tutoring sessions are offered in a broad selection of courses, including Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, English, ESOL, Geology, Languages, Math, Social Sciences, and Physics. Learn More

Writing Consultations

Writing consultants can assist students at any stage of the writing process with an emphasis on structure, word choice, content, and sentence fluency. This support is provided across all disciplines and projects beyond the standard essay or research paper. Learn More

Academic Coaching

Academic coaches work with students to improve academic performance by developing metacognitive skills. Live, interactive one-on-one sessions with an academic coach are available by appointment online or in-person. Also, pre-recorded versions of the live academic skills workshops are available and allow students to learn the content at their own pace. Learn More

Self-study Resources

Tutors have identified resources to help students explore topics they are studying independently. These self-study resources provide additional explanations for difficult concepts and/or additional practice problems which may help reduce feelings of frustration and anxiety students may struggle within a classroom setting. Learn More

Student-focused Workshops

The STAR Center provides a variety of workshops that either provide an in-depth review of core academic concepts or seek to develop academic skills that are key to academic success in college. These workshops are provided online and open to all students. View Schedule

For information on how to access the services, and scheduling, visit the Dual Credit Student Services guide.

Need Help?

 
  

STAR Center Service Desk

MC-STARCenter@lonestar.edu

936.273.7387

lonestar.edu/STARCenter

Get Research Help:

936.273.7390

MC-ResearchHelp@lonestar.edu
Text a Librarian: 936.657.2174

 

Get Tutoring Help:

936.273.7404
MC-Tutoring@lonestar.edu
 

Sylvia Naranjo-Blaschke | Coordinator II | 936.273.7494

M.Ed, Angelo State University; BA, History, Texas A&M University

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

Rhonda Cox | Circulation Specialist III | 936.273.7462 

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

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.

Monica CammackMonica Cammack | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7487 

MLS, Texas Woman's University; BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Texas at Arlington

Subject Librarian for AnthropologyArt, Automotive Technology, Communications/Journalism, Criminal JusticeDance, Drafting, Drama/Theatre, EducationEnglish, English as a Second Language, Humanities, Human ServicesLive Entertainment Technology, Machining, Math, Music, PhilosophyProfessional PilotPsychology, SociologySpeech, Visual Communications, and Welding. 

Cole Williamson | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7091 

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

Subject Librarian forAccounting, Administrative Services, AstronomyBiology, Biotechnology, BusinessChemistryComputer Information Technology, Economics, Emergency Medical Services, EngineeringGeography, GeologyGovernment/Political Science, History, KinesiologyLand SurveyingManagement, MarketingNursing, Physical Therapy, Physics, and Radiology Technology

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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 desk services for all STAR Center spaces.

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Yolanda Guimerans de Perarnau | Coordinator III | 936.271.6113 

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

Lead for subject tutoring, including scheduling and training. Also provides physics and math tutoring.

Adam Johnson | Coordinator III | 936.273.7414 

 

Lead for academic success skills workshops and academic coaching.

Nathan Zingleman | Specialist IV | 936.272.7055 

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

Lead for writing tutoring and The Write Place.

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Kara Castañon | Tutoring Specialist III | 936.273.7396 

BA, English, Sam Houston State University; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lead for tutoring desk services, also provides academic coaching and writing tutoring.

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, dual credit instructional support, and faculty professional development.

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Steve Simon | Business Manager | 936.273.7453 

BS, Texas A&M University

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

 

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