Libraries' News, Events, Exhibits en 120 Interlibrary Loan Server Upgrade Scheduled Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:39:19 -0500 John Blair <> Event - Research Strategies Workshop July 2015

Working on your dissertation or thesis this summer? Join research librarian Tracy Englert for a drop-in workshop on research strategies. This workshop is appropriate for graduate students in all disciplines at any stage of the research process. This is a hands-on workshop in which students can develop research strategies and explore research tools in their disciplines. During the workshop, Englert will respond to individual questions related to the students’ specific research projects.

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

Session schedule:
Tuesday, July 14, 2 - 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 15, 10 - 11 a.m.

For more information, contact Tracy Englert at or 601-266-6396.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:26:59 -0500 Dawn Smith <>
Featured Resource - Points of View Reference Center July 2015

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 July 2015

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 <>