Would you like the library and/or LSC staff to work directly with your class? Possible configurations:
- Quick overview of library services
- Information literacy presentation
- Critical thinking activity
- Custom activity designed for your class
- Tour of LSC building
- Quick intro to LSC services
- Group tutorials by topic
- Custom activity designed for your class
Both areas can also collaborate to create a blended learning experience!
Whether your class is remote, on campus, or hybrid, we can customize a solution that works for you and your students.
Let us know how we can serve you and your students to support the learning process!
You may also suggest an LSC-hosted workshop on a variety of STEM or writing & research topics. We will review all requests and consider adding them to our events for the current semester.
Faculty may download and use these brief PDF introductions to Library & LSC services in-class presentations or online courses. PowerPoint versions of the slideshows are available by emailing Kendra Perry.
Alternately, embed a short video invitation to the Learning Support Center by Learning Support Specialist David Grimes...
Check back soon for a new LSC Introduction Video that will show new services that launched on June 1!
For now, this video from January is a good overview of what we do, even though some details changed on June 1.
...or an overview of library resources and services for students by librarian Sarah Conrad.
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 8am-6pm; F 8am-4:30pm. Phone: 240-500-2237
Learning Support Center
The Learning Support Center (LSC) is the home of the Tutoring Hub and Writing Center, which provide free academic support to current HCC students by offering individual walk-in tutoring (no appointment needed!), workshops, online tutoring, and writing feedback. The LSC building features study space, study materials, and a computer lab. The LSC staff have professional expertise in English and writing, math and science, computer technology, and more. The LSC peer tutors support an array of additional subjects and the LSC tutor training program is certified by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA). Our mission is to engage and empower students to become independent, resourceful learners.
Regular hours include evenings and Saturdays. For a current schedule (and other resources), visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/lsc or call 240-500-2560.
The library and LSC currently provide support for the following citation styles on our Citation Assistance Resource Guide. If your class requires a style that is not listed, please contact us so we can add resources to better support your students.
Films on Demand have been added to the resources available under “Insert Stuff” in the D2L assignment/activity editor. This means that you can now browse and insert Films on Demand content in your course without ever leaving D2L! We hope this will make it easier and more convenient for you to incorporate film content in your course.
Infobase has also released a new feature allowing instructors to create quizzes that are embedded in video selections. Please note that in order to use this feature, you must use the Films on Demand website (unfortunately, it does not work within the D2L integration) AND log in your own Teacher account. Infobase offers step-by-step instructions for creating an account and creating integrated quizzes. For assistance creating or accessing your account, please contact Kendra Perry.
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. Visit the library's OER LibGuide to find resources that can help you adopt, adapt, or create an OER for your course(s).
You already tell your students to use the LSC Tutoring Hub or LSC Writing Center, but you want to be more proactive. Here's what you can do:
Introduce your students to the Learning Support Center by embedding the LSC Website Scavenger Hunt into your D2L course. This short multiple-choice activity features information about how the LSC works and what the LSC offers. Your students will become more comfortable with finding these academic supports when they need them, and you might discover something new about the LSC yourself!
To import the scavenger hunt into your D2L course: