Libraries' News, Events, Exhibits en 120 Places in the Land Places in the Land, part of the statewide series of exhibitions entitled  “Photographs from the Do Good Fund: A Celebration of Southern Photography” and being held concurrently with USM’s Portraits of Southerners and the Hattiesburg Arts Council’s Portraits by Children, will be on display from October 12 through December 15 in the Cook Library Art Gallery. The public is invited to attend a reception with the photographers on October 12 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

During its bicentennial year, our first thoughts about Mississippi are likely to come from our deep sense about the land itself. Places in the Land exhibits work by six of Mississippi’s notable landscape photographers. Each artist demonstrates in a series of five prints his or her personal vision of—and reverence for—special places across Mississippi’s remarkably broad and varied landscape. 

The photographers are Ashleigh Coleman, Jackson; Thomas Pearson, Hattiesburg; Euphus Ruth, Greenville; David Wharton, Oxford; Brooke White, Oxford; and Malcolm White, Jackson.


Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:02:10 -0500 Dawn Smith <>
Gulf Coast APA Workshop University Libraries is offering a workshop on the basics of APA style. The workshop will teach participants how to format in-text and full citations, how to cite less traditional sources and offer tips for efficient citation management.

The workshop will be offered on September 26 from 12:15 – 1 p.m. in the Gulf Park Library Academic Success Center, room 204. Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

For more information, contact Peter Dean at or 228.214.3461.


Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:42:46 -0500 Dawn Smith <>
Pivot Workshop Join University Librarian Peter Dean for a workshop on Pivot, a research funding database that includes all disciplines and combines a comprehensive source of global funding opportunities with a collection of scholar profiles.

The workshop will take place on September 28 from 2 – 3 p.m. and on October 5 from 3 – 4 p.m. in Gulf Coast Library room 213.

Participants will learn how to explore new avenues for funding, view funding opportunities uniquely matched to their scholar profile and manage the results of the process to build a funding strategy that supports both immediate and long-term funding needs.

Pre-registration is encouraged due to limited seating, and all Southern Miss faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. For more information or to register, contact Peter Dean at or 228.214.3461.


Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:38:15 -0500 Dawn Smith <>
Introduction to Interlibrary Loan Looking for access to materials not owned by University Libraries? Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides students, faculty, staff and affiliated community members with crucial research materials when they are unable to locate them within our own collections. Join Interlibrary Loan Librarian Nadine Phillips for an introduction to interlibrary loan on Tuesday, October 17 at 2:30 p.m. in Cook Library Room 110 (LIB 110).

This workshop will provide a brief overview of interlibrary loan services and the ILLiad system used to process ILL requests. Attendees will learn when it is appropriate to place ILL requests and how to navigate the ILLiad system with ease and improved confidence. All related questions and queries are welcome.

Register online now to reserve your place. This workshop may also be scheduled for a class, student group, or faculty meeting.

For more information, contact Nadine Phillips at or 601.266.5111. 


Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:27:26 -0500 Dawn Smith <>
Design a Winning Poster Presentation Join University Libraries on Wednesday, September 27 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Cook Library room 110 for the workshop, Designing a Winning Poster Presentation. This workshop will walk participants through the process of creating a visually appealing and well-organized poster that will grab attention and aid in telling the story of your research.

Workshop attendees will learn:
• the goals and organization of a poster presentation
• design principles to help them present key information in a visually appealing way
• the tools used for poster creation
• where to find image resources

This workshop is open to all students and faculty. Students who plan to display posters at the 2018 Undergraduate Symposium are encouraged to attend.

Contact Michele Frasier-Robinson at or 601-266-6168 for more information about the workshop. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:57:38 -0500 Dawn Smith <>