GSSC: More than meets the eye


The Eastern New Mexico University’s library offers much more than books to their students, according to ENMU Public Relations Librarian Christy Ruby.

Many college students will find themselves visiting the library. If not to study for finals, it’ll be for that research paper that takes up much of their final grade. What most students don’t know is the Golden Student Success Centeroffers so much more, Ruby said.

“The GSSCoffers distance learning, tutoring, a writing center, and many other resources,” saidRuby. “There’s also a HUB center that is occupied by students who can help and give tours around the GSSC and library.”

With 2016 Bond C funds, ENMU transformed the Golden Library, built in 1952, into the Golden Student Success Center. According to the ENMU library website, the GSSC is a destination for social and intellectual interaction between students, faculty and resources.

“Many students don’t know about the databases offered at the library,” said Ruby. “For example, we have one database that allows you to stream movies, one that allows you to learn different languages, and many more.”

And these resources are completely free to students, she said. All a student needs to have is their student ID and password to access the databases. If anyone is ever confused on where to start or how to access certain features that the library offers, they can use the Lib Chat feature.

“Lib Chat allows students to ask a question from any social media platform or a chat window itself,” said Ruby. “And a librarian will give them answers to any reference questions they may have or help the student in any way that they may need.”

The Lib Chat feature can be accessed through the Lib Guide tab on the library website. The Lib Chat can only be accessed during business hours, but if a student needs help after hours, they can submit a question, and a librarian will get back to them the following day. There is also a FAQ page found at www.enmu.libanswers.comthat can assist users.

For more information on the ENMU Library and GSSC, visit www.enmu.edu/library.

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