Libraries' News, Events, Exhibits en 120 Interlibrary Loan Holiday Schedule Due to the upcoming end of semester, Interlibrary Loan will stop placing book requests on November 30, 2015. Article requests will cease December 11, 2015.  Book and article requests will resume, as usual, once we return from the holiday break in January 2016.

Please note that ALL ILL books checked-out currently are due back by date highlighted on book strap. 

Please contact the ILL office with any questions or concerns:

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:22:06 -0600 Dawn Smith <>
Cook and Gulf Coast Library End of Term Hours Cook and Gulf Coast Libraries will begin extended hours of operation for the end of the 2015 fall term On November 30 in an effort to provide additional time for students to prepare for final exams.

Additionally, twenty-four hour operations at Cook Library will begin on November 29. During this time, students will have access to all five floors of the library. Additional trash bins will be placed in the building, and students are asked to assist Libraries personnel by making sure their study area is clean when they leave.

End of term hours are as follows:

Cook Library
November 29 through December 3 and December 6 through December 9 – open 24 Hours
December 4 - 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
December 5 - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
December 10 - 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
December 11 - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
December 12 and 13 - 2 - 6 p.m. 

Gulf Coast Library
November 30 through December 4 – 8 a.m. to midnight
December 5 and 6 – 12 to 9 p.m. 
December 7 through 9 – 8 a.m. to midnight
December 10 – 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
December 11 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
December 12 and 13 – closed 

Click here for more on end of term and intersession hours. 

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:06:08 -0600 Dawn Smith <>
November de Grummond Book Group Join us Thursday, November 19, 2015, for the de Grummond Book Group. Each month we meet to discuss influential works of children's and young adult literature. At the November meeting, we will discuss Bat 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff.

The de Grummond Book Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the de Grummond Exhibit Room on the second floor of Cook Library (between the Library Administration office and the School of Library and Information Science). Adults interested in reading and discussing children’s literature are welcome.

For more information about the de Grummond Book Group, contact Ellen Ruffin at Ellen.Ruffin@usm.eduor 601.266.6543. To receive email about the meeting schedule and book selections, subscribe to the book group’s listserv at

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:12:33 -0600 Dawn Smith <>
Cook Library Offering Drop-in Research Assistance The end of the fall term is fast approaching and that means research papers and term projects will soon be due. Students, you can get one-on-one research assistance with from the librarian for your college—without an appointment.

Research librarians are always available by appointment, but they’ll also be in Cook Library lobby for drop-in research assistance at the following dates and times:

College of Arts and Letters: Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Refer to the research guides for the College of Arts and Letters here.

College of Business: Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-noon; Nov. 19, 2-4 p.m.
Refer to the research guides for the College of Business here.

College of Education and Psychology: Nov. 17, noon-2 p.m.; Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m.
Refer to the research guides for the College of Education and Psychology here.

Colleges of Health and Nursing: Nov. 18, 4-6 p.m.; Nov. 19, 4-6 p.m.
Refer to the research guides for the Colleges of Health here and Nursing here.

College of Science and Technology: Nov. 17, 2-4 p.m.; Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-noon
Refer to the research guides for the College of Science and Technology here.

All sessions will take place in the Cook Library lobby. For questions about the sessions, contact Cook Library Research Services at 601.266.4249 or e-mail

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:49:27 -0600 Dawn Smith <>
Special Collections Accepting Applications for Student Curators Special Collections is accepting applications for student curartors for the Spring 2016 semester. University Libraries' curators instruct students about the process of curating a cultural history display, and students will learn how to select items for display, install the materials, write labels and exhibit text, and publicize the exhibit. Student curators are required to select topics and materials for their exhibit from the collections found in Special Collections.

A list of selected topics can be found at organized by major. This opportunity is available to all undergraduate and graduate students at Southern Miss. Three students will be selected to serve as student curators for Spring 2016.

For information on this semester’s student curated exhibits, visit To submit a topic, click The deadline for applications is December 15. Contact Jennifer Brannock at or 601.266.4347 with questions. 

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:31:29 -0600 Dawn Smith <>