Libraries' News, Events, Exhibits http://www.lib.usm.edu//news.rss.html en 120 Spring Academic Integrity Workshops for Students http://www.lib.usm.edu//about_us/news/spring_academic_integrity.html University Libraries is offering students a series of workshops focusing on the University’s academic integrity policy and academic integrity in general. Participants will learn about the centrality of integrity to a scholarly community, the University’s definition of academic misconduct and the consequences for it, plagiarism as a form of academic misconduct, and proper citation practices.

Workshops will be offered on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses throughout the spring term.

Hattiesburg
Cook Library Room 123
Thursday, February 8 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7 from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Gulf Park
Gulf Coast Library Room 213
Thursday, February 8 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Monday, March 5 from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. 

Register for any of these workshops by clicking here. For more information, contact Tisha Zelner, Head of Public Services, at Tisha.Zelner@usm.edu or 601.266.6170. 

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:30:07 -0600 http://www.lib.usm.edu//about_us/news/spring_academic_integrity.html Dawn Smith <dawn.smith@usm.edu>
Exhibit Features Cookbooks from Southern Miss' Special Collections http://www.lib.usm.edu//about_us/news/cookbook_exhibit.html The culinary collections at Southern Miss tell innumerable stories about how we eat and who we are. There are canonical works by the French “King of Chefs” Auguste Escoffier and American culinary innovators Fannie Farmer and Julia Child, but the exhibit currently on display at Cook Library, Half Baked and Hungry: Cookbooks in Special Collections at Southern Miss, also features works by everyday Americans struggling to make every family meal a special event.

A manuscript cookbook, for example, consisting of handwritten recipes and pasted newspaper clippings assembled by an anonymous household cook as well as community cookbooks from across the South remind us that some of the finest chefs were the unsung women who worked for hours each day at the family oven.

Exhibit curators Dr. Andrew P. Haley, associate professor of history, and Jennifer Brannock, curator of rare books and Mississippiana, have selected cookbooks that highlight the diversity of our culinary traditions. The exhibit showcases works that sought to create a space for immigrants at the national table as well as cookbooks, such as Jana Klauer’s How the Rich Get Thin, bent on shrinking the expanding American waistline. Southern cookbooks featured in the exhibit include two wood-covered editions of the influential Southern Cook Book of Fine Old Recipes (written by three northern women) and a collection of classic recipes by the controversial American-born Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson.

Mississippi cookbooks include community cookbooks from Corinth, Shelby, and Ocean Springs and celebrity works such as James Beard award-winning chef John Currence’s ode to breakfast. Collectively, these works remind us that rich or poor, celebrated or not, everyone enjoyed a well-cooked meal and that some of the most beautiful books of the twentieth century were those that taught us to cook.

Half Baked and Hungry: Cookbooks in Special Collections at Southern Miss will be on display in the Cook Library exhibit cases located on the first floor of Cook Library through January 31. If you have questions about the exhibit or the collections, contact Jennifer Brannock at Jennifer.Brannock@usm.edu or 601.266.4347. 

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Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:21:00 -0600 http://www.lib.usm.edu//about_us/news/cookbook_exhibit.html John Blair <john.blair@usm.edu>
“Myth and Hidden Treasures of Mississippi” Watercolor Exhibit Presented at Gulf Coast Library http://www.lib.usm.edu//about_us/news/alcocer_exhibit.html Nelly Mendel Alcocer’s watercolor exhibit, “Myth and Hidden Treasures of Mississippi,” will be on display on the first and second floors of the Gulf Coast Library from December 2017 through February, 2018. The public is invited to attend an exhibit reception with Alcocer on Friday December 15 from 3-5 p.m.

Inspiration for her work comes from studying the great writers from Mississippi, including William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams, watercolorist Walter Anderson, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus’ Friendship Oak and its unique architecture, and the ancient cultural mound sites of Plaquemine, including the gentle character of the people, their beautiful manners, and traditions.

“This exhibit depicts inspiration from nature, landscapes, arts, and the impact of music, literature, and architecture, through my journey in life, and the discovery of hidden treasures, and the “Myth of Mississippi,” says Alcocer.  

Alcocer lives and paints in Lafayette, Louisiana. She holds degrees in Cognitive Psychology from Oklahoma University and a Counseling Psychology degree from Oklahoma City University. Her training in the arts training included studies with renowned watercolor artist Phoebe Flory at her watercolor academy, watercolorists Norma Brown and Vickie Ruuge, and the Carl Jung Institute in Switzerland.

As an art instructor at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, she conducted a summer art trip to London, England. Now as an awarding winner watercolor artist, her work has been included in solo and group exhibits and is held in many private collections both nationally and internationally and recognized by the National Watercolor Society.

Selected pieces will available for sale at the Gulf Coast Library. For more information, contact the Gulf Coast Library at 228.214.3456. 

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Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:20:29 -0600 http://www.lib.usm.edu//about_us/news/alcocer_exhibit.html John Blair <john.blair@usm.edu>
Friends of University Libraries Membership Promotion http://www.lib.usm.edu//about_us/news/fol_fall_membership.html Join the Friends of University Libraries between November 27 and December 8, and you could win a Macbook Pro!

The Friends of University Libraries is an organization providing support for the research, teaching and public service missions of The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.

Members receive invitations to University Library events as well as copies of all University Libraries publications such as Library Focus, University Libraries' bi-annual newsletter, and Library News, a monthly e-newsletter. Members also have access to the resources of the University Libraries in accord with library policy and may check out circulating materials. Membership is renewable on an annual basis. 

Benefits:

•    Access to the resources of the University Libraries including the ability to check out materials that circulate

•    A 10% Discount at the Hattiesburg Campus Starbucks

•    A 10% Discount at the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast Campus Barnes & Noble

•    A 10% Discount at the Hattiesburg Book Store Main Street Books

•    Invitations to University Libraries' events

•    Copies of all University Libraries publications

Membership Levels: 

•    Southern Miss Student - $10.00

•    Friend - $25.00

•    Contributor - $50.00

•    Sponsor - $100.00

•    Benefactor - $250.00

•    Corporate Partner - $500.00

•    Life - One-time fee of $1,000.00

•    Dean's Circle - One-time fee of $1,000.00 and $500.00 Annually 

Visit www.FriendsofUniversityLibraries.com or stop by the Circulation Desk to join!

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Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:18:35 -0600 http://www.lib.usm.edu//about_us/news/fol_fall_membership.html John Blair <john.blair@usm.edu>
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation To Triple the Prize For Winners of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award http://www.lib.usm.edu//about_us/news/ejk_prize_increase.html First $3,000 Prizes to be Presented at 32nd Annual EJK Book Award Ceremony on April 12, 2018, During Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival

The winners of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, a writer and an illustrator early in their careers, will each receive a $3,000 prize and a bronze medallion suspended in Lucite (pictured).

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi announced today that the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award has tripled the winners’ prizes, to $3,000.

Each year, the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award recognizes a writer and an illustrator early in their careers for outstanding work. Judging for the 32nd annual EJK Book Award will be held in January 2018, and winners and honorees announced in February. A award ceremony will take place on April 12, during the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. In addition to the $3,000 prize, the winners will receive their award, a bronze medallion suspended in Lucite.

“We’re proud to increase the amount of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award to bring greater recognition to these talented artists. Children’s picture books are critically important to a forward-looking culture, and we need to support authors and illustrators whose work reflects the wonderful diversity of our society,” said Deborah Pope, Executive Director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

“We’ve seen the impact Ezra’s books have had on children’s book writers and illustrators. This bigger prize will highlight the fact that new artists who celebrate our multicultural world are worth watching,” said Ellen Ruffin, Curator of the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection.

Past EJK Book Award winners whose books continue to delight and make a difference include Bryan Collier, Sophie Blackall, Deborah Wiles, Don Tate, David Ezra Stein and Meg Medina. Submission guidelines can be found at www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/ezra-jack-keats-book-awards/#submission.

About the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation fosters children’s love of reading by supporting arts and literacy programs in public schools and libraries, and cultivating exceptional writers and illustrators of picture books that reflect our diverse culture. The Caldecott-winning children’s book The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats, was recently adapted by Amazon as a holiday special that earned two Emmys®, and is the theme of a set of Forever stamps issued by the United States Postal Service. For more about the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, visit www.ezra-jack-keats.org. Keats. Imagination. Diversity.

About the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection

The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi is one of North America’s leading research centers in the field of children’s literature. Since 1985, the de Grummond Collection has been the home of the Ezra Jack Keats Archive, which includes manuscripts, typescripts, sketches, dummies, illustrations and proofs for Ezra Jack Keats’ books. For more about the de Grummond Collection, click here.  

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Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:17:41 -0600 http://www.lib.usm.edu//about_us/news/ejk_prize_increase.html John Blair <john.blair@usm.edu>