Library/LSC Instruction Request
Would you like library and/or LSC staff to work directly with your class? Librarians can present instruction in library services, information literacy, and/or critical thinking. Learning Support Specialists can provide classroom visits, workshops in the Learning Support Center, or other instruction for all disciplines. Both areas can also collaborate to customize a learning experience. Let us know how we can serve you and your students to support the learning process!
Faculty may copy and paste the following information about our services directly into their syllabi for student reference.
The William M. Brish Library wants to help you find the resources you need to succeed! Visit us online at www.hagerstowncc.edu/library or on the second floor of the Learning Resource Center to discover a wealth of scholarly articles, e-books, and more! Access expert librarians 24/7 through our website, or stop in for personal assistance. Study space, computers, and printing/copying available. Hours: M-Th 8:30am-6pm; F 8:30am-4:30pm. Phone: 240-500-2237
Learning Support Center
Providing academic support to all students taking credit and non-credit courses at HCC, the Learning Support Center (LSC) offers individual drop-in tutoring (no appointments necessary), group tutoring, workshops, and specialized assistance with specific populations, such as TRiO and ELL students. The professional staff has content-area specialties in English and writing, math and science, computer technology, and nursing.
Find us in the Learning Support Center building from M-Th 8am-10pm, F 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm, and Sun 12-5 pm. Visit us online at www.hagerstowncc.edu/lsc or call 240-500-2560 for more information and online resources.
Open Educational Resources
Are you interested in helping to make education more affordable for your students? Using an Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook is a great way to reduce costs and dependency on financial aid. Click here for the Library’s OER LibGuide with resources that can help you adapt an existing OER or create one of your own.
If you include research or information literacy projects as part of your course, you may want to consider adding the services of an embedded librarian as an extra resource for your students. Through the Moodle or D2L platform, an embedded librarian, as an assistant instructor, can provide direct support to your students for specific assignments requiring specialized resources. Particularly useful for online courses whose students cannot visit the library in person, an embedded librarian can also be great support for hybrid or face-to-face classes.
NimblyWise Information Literacy & Critical Thinking Courseware
Do your students have difficulty synthesizing information, reading scholarly material, evaluating information on the internet, and more? The NimblyWise (formerly Credo) information literacy and critical thinking courseware is a resource that can provide instruction in these and many other areas without taking time away from your in-class or online instruction.
Each topic is presented in a self-contained module which can be used in combination with other modules or as a stand-alone module. Easily integrated into a Moodle or D2L course, your students can access the NimblyWise information directly, without the need to log in to the NimblyWise system. NimblyWise quiz grades can also be seamlessly integrated into the LMS grade book.
For more information and/or to be enrolled in the Master course to access specific module content, please complete the NimblyWise Information Form.
Change Module Content
If you are interested in changing the content of a NimblyWise module or quiz, complete the Request to change NimblyWise content form. Please allow 5 business days for this change to be completed.
Faculty may download and use these brief PDF introductions to Library & LSC services in class presentations. PowerPoint versions of the files are available by emailing Kendra Perry.