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Learning Commons

We make your success our top priority.
Student Success is at the top of our list at Allegany College of Maryland. When you walk into our Learning Commons, you will find support and guidance you need to meet your career or academic goals. We offer an encouraging and nurturing environment where you feel welcome to inquire about our many areas: library services, placement tests, and tutoring.
Director of Learning Commons
Location: Library 114
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What you need to do?


  • Find books, ebooks, and DVDs
  • Dive into research databases
  • Ask a librarian a question
  • Access library services for faculty and staff


  • To schedule a placement test, you can call, register online, or stop by the Learning Commons. (*Must have applied and been accepted to ACM before registering for the test.)
  • To take a make-up test, you can drop in the Learning Commons anytime to take a classroom test.
  • Make arrangements with your instructors.
  • Make sure you have an ID with you!


What do we do?


  • Provide access to thousands of books, ebooks, periodical articles, and other research tools.
  • Present library instruction sessions for classes and individuals.
  • Offer a variety of study spaces to individuals and study groups.
  • Provide access to desktop PCs, laptops, and printing for usage while visiting the Learning Commons.


  • We provide Classroom Testing and Placement Testing. Specialized testing is provided by appointment.


  • We have student and professional tutors on hand to help assist students with assignments and studying.
  • We provide online tutors for those who can’t make in time to see a tutor or need help with a late night question.

We're here to help
Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I get a library card?
    Current ACM employees, students and adults residents with a permanent local address with appropriate identification can request library cards. All cards must be picked up in person.
  • Can I reserve a study room?
    Yes. The Cumberland Campus Library has one room which can be reserved by groups. Please contact Library staff.
  • How do I find a book?
    Search the Online Catalog from the Library's website . Contact the Library for assistance.
  • How do I prepare for the placement test?
    Official Web-Based Study App features online practice tests and tutorials in Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics; Advanced Algebra and Functions; and Reading. Be sure to select the Next Generation option.
  • What if I can’t make it to a study lab?

    Try our Online Tutoring
    Hours: 10am to 4am (the next day) seven days a week

    *Additional FAQ for Library Services can be found HERE.

Meet the Staff

Our experienced, knowledgeable staff are excited to share their expertise with you.

Barbara Browning
Reference/Technical Services Librarian


B.S., Frostburg State University
M.L.I.S., Louisiana State University

Dione Clark-Trub
Director of Learning Commons


A.S., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S., Frostburg State University
M.S. Capella University 

Margie Gacki
Administrative Associate 


B.A., Marywood University

Erica Glasser
Library Assistant 


B.A., Amherst College

Matthew Hay
Cataloging/Reference Librarian


A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.A., Frostburg State University
M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh 

Jessica Martin
Library Assistant for Acquisitions and Technical Services


A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S., Frostburg State University

Matthew Snyder
Library Assistant for Interlibrary Loan, Circulation, and Technical Services


A.A., Allegany College of Maryland 

Roger Vogel
Testing Services Coordinator


B.A., University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown

Teresa Wilmes
Coordinator of Library Services


M.A., Jagiellonian University
M.L.I.S., University of Rhode Island

Shirley Wilson
Tutoring Coordinator 


A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S., M.S., Geneva College.

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