Need help with research or technology? Try the Learning Commons!

The HCC Learning Commons offers research support (e.g. searching databases), technology support (e.g. creating PPTs, podcasts, Canvas), and equipment checkout to HCC students.

We offer drop in service at the Health Sciences Building second floor (outside of HS266) during posted hours as well as help via email and text.

Hours this spring are:

Monday: 9am-11am

Wednesday: 12pm-2pm

Thursday: 3:45pm-5pm

You can also checkout certain types  of equipment at the Library service desk including a camera, video camcorder, voice recorders, and USB headsets with microphone.

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For more information see http://hccfacultysupport.wikispaces.com/Learning+Commons or email lc at howardcc.edu

Meet Karen Doster-Greenleaf, HCC Library’s new User Experience Librarian

Karen DosterHi, I’m Karen Doster-Greenleaf, the new User Experience Librarian at the HCC Library. I received a B.A. in British literature in 2008 and a Masters in Library and Information Science in 2009 from Florida State University (Go Noles!) Before coming to HCC Library, I worked as a Faculty Librarian at Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University Libraries.

As the User Experience Librarian, I am focused on creating a positive user experience for HCC faculty and their students. My mission includes maintaining open communication with our users, assessing the library’s spaces, services and collections, and using that feedback to meet our user’s needs and expectations.

This semester I will be evaluating the status and organization of the library’s course reserves. As a faculty supported service, I plan to work closely with you all to ensure the continued excellence this service provides to our students.

In my spare time I enjoy running, baking, traveling, and amusement parks.

Help us tag HCC photos

The College Archives (located in the Library) is conducting a crowdsourcing experiment during next week’s Munch and Mingle event on December 10th, 11:00A.M. – 2:00P.M.  We will have several photographs from the archives on display near the Library entrance.  We don’t have any information about these photos and we invite you to see if you can share information that you may have , and help us identify events and individuals from the history of HCC.  Archivist Brian Cumer will be on hand if you would like to meet him.  Please stop by and participate in the preservation of our institution’s history!

Free online technology training for YOU and your students!

Students/Staff/Faculty are all trying to keep pace with the latest technology innovations but not everyone has time to take a computer class or Google every question. Students especially may be struggling with their use of an application but may not have time to spend on campus to get the help they need to be successful.

Here are a few online FREE technology training resources that can help folks develop skills or just find out more about a specific area of technology – like how to use social media.

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/

http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/citizenship/giving/programs/up/digitalliteracy/default.mspx

Remember! For on-campus, personal assistance with technology-mediated assignments, please have students email lc@howardcc.edu for assistance.

Plagiarism and its Costs for a State Senator

Sen. John Walsh of Montana was just stripped of his graduate degree from Army War College when the college determined that a significant portion of his Masters thesis had been plagiarized. The paper had been submitted in 2007 and was only recently noted to, in the college’s estimation, consist of very little original work and lacking attribution.

You and your students can read ABC News’ coverage of the story here.