Libraries' News, Events, Exhibits en 120 Featured Resource - Points of View Reference Center Each month, University Libraries highlights a resource from its collections. This month we are featuring Points of View Reference Center, a full text database containing over 300 diverse entries on controversial issues such as evolution, human rights, and immigration. Each topic is accompanied by essays, primary documents, images, and other materials supporting multiple sides of an issue. In addition, each topic includes a guide to critical analysis which provides essential details in understanding the issue, and assists users in formulating a position paper or debate.

Visit the Libraries’ website to connect to this resource online. (Off-campus users will be prompted to login using their CampusID username and password.)

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:05:59 -0500 Dawn Smith <>
Event - Finding Data and Statistics for Education Research Need help finding data and statistical sources for your education research? This drop in workshop provides an overview of statistics and data resources available from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. The NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.  

Learn how to find state, district and local-level data for early childhood through post-secondary education. This workshop will show you how to find datasets and tables on topics including: dropout rates, race and ethnicity, student/teacher ratio, and college and university enrollment. 

Sessions will take place in the Cook Library instruction classroom (LIB 110) and are open to all Southern Miss faculty, staff, and students. Registration is not required.

Wednesday, July 8, 2 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, July 9, 10 – 11 a.m.

For more information, contact Michele Frasier-Robinson or 601-266-6168.

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:39:53 -0500 Dawn Smith <>
Aplin Receives 2015 Central Mississippi Library Council Scholarship Emilie Aplin, evening supervisor at Cook Library, is the recipient of the 2015 Central Mississippi Library Council (CMLC) scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a student in an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Masters of Library and Information Science program. Selection is based on commitment to the field of librarianship as shown through participation in activities that develop library skills or enhance knowledge among library professionals in the state of Mississippi.

The applicant must currently be an employee of a Mississippi library and demonstrated a genuine commitment to the profession by participating in activities that further library skills or enhance knowledge among library professionals within the state. Aplin has held two different officer roles in the Library and Information Science Student Association from 2013-2015. She has also collaborated with colleagues to host Digi Day, digitization workshop for students in the School of Library and Information Science. Additionally, Aplin has contributed to multiple publications and co-presented at the Society of Mississippi Archivists conference. 

The CMLC Scholarship is a $500 award and may be used for any purpose related to the recipient’s degree program expenses. In the spirit of former University of Southern Mississippi library science professor Dr. Laura Long’s generosity to students, recipients are encouraged to use the scholarship to enhance their education by attending lectures, exhibits, or conferences. Aplin plans to use the award for professional development opportunities such as attending conferences and completing classes offered through ALA.

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:37:46 -0500 Dawn Smith <>
Event - Second Annual Digi Day Students from the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at The University of Southern Mississippi recently participated in the second annual Digi Day workshop, an opportunity for students in SLIS to obtain service hours and digitization experience while assisting the digital lab with existing projects. Students received hands-on experience with common digitization practices including scanning, metadata creation, checksum generation, and basic Optical Character Recognition.

Workshop participants had the opportunity to work with the H. A. and Margret Rey papers, which are part of the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection. The Reys, known for their creation of Curious George, are among the earliest contributors to the de Grummond Collection. The Rey papers are historic and valuable pieces of the University Libraries’ Special Collections, and their use in this project covered interests in both archival and special collections material, as well as children’s literature.

Students travelled from across the state to take part in the workshop and the lunch and learn, sponsored by the Library and Information Science Student Association. The lunch and learn featured candid conversation with guest speakers Nicole Lawrence, from the Mississippi Digital Library, and Josh Cromwell, from the Aquila Digital Community, about the skills and experience needed to work in different type of digital libraries.

The idea for Digi Day arose in 2014 from discussions regarding the students’ need for service hours, and the ongoing digitization projects in the digital collections. Due to the success of the first two Digi Day workshops, plans are in the works for another Digi Day during the fall semester.

The Digital Collections is part the University Libraries’ Special Collections and is located in McCain Library. The purpose of the digital lab is to digitize physical materials housed in McCain Library and Archives in order to increase access to and preserve scholarly content. For more information about Special Collections, visit To view items in Digital Collections, visit

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:27:58 -0500 Dawn Smith <>
New Printing System at University Libraries University Libraries’ new printing system will be available for use on Tuesday, June 23 in Hattiesburg and Wednesday, June 24 on the Gulf Coast. At that time the current printing system will no longer be available, but student accounts will be transferred to the new system. 

wēpa print solution is a cloud-based system that will allow users to upload documents on-the-go and print them conveniently at any wēpa print station. Send documents from any computer, smartphone or tablet.  

Upload your document:

  • Access your box, Google Drive, Dropbox or One Drive account at any wēpa print station
  • Web Upload: log in at, select your docucments and "send to wēpa"
  • wēpa print app: download the app at, open your document, choose "file>print" and select your preferred wēpa printer
  • Email to print: attach your document to an email, send to and use the provided wēpa code to print your document at any wēpa print station
  • Mobile App: download the "wēpa print" app and follow the instructions
  • USB drive: insert your USB drive at any wēpa print station


- Insert your Southern Miss ID card
- Select your document
- Choose your payment method

Price per print:

- Single-sided B&W: $.08
- Double-sided B&W: $.15
- Single-sided Color: $.35
- Double-sided Color: $.68


wepa: 800.675.7639

Students can visit the Circulation Desk in Cook Library and the Gulf Coast Library, or the iTech technology assistants located in the Learning Commons in Cook Library (next to the wēpa print kiosks) for instruction cards or assistance with printing. 


Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:42:16 -0500 Dawn Smith <>