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New Hires at Southern Miss Libraries (People in the News)

Wednesday, June 02, 2021 8:02 AM | Hali Black (Administrator)

The University of Southern Mississippi welcomes two new faculty members at Cook Library on the Hattiesburg campus. 

Melissa Brooks joins the University Libraries faculty as an Associate Professor and the Head of Technical Services.  Melissa earned her BS in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and MSLS from the University of Kentucky.  She is currently working on an MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to joining the USM Libraries, Melissa was the Metadata/Discovery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Head of Metadata and Data Services at West Virginia University.   

Melissa is excited about being a new member of the Mississippi Library Association and working with a great group of people.  

Diana Simpson joins the University Libraries faculty at Southern Miss as an Assistant Professor and Catalog Librarian. As a member of the Technical Services department, she is responsible for cataloging monographs and serials in multiple formats, with particular emphasis on special collections materials. Diana has 15 years of librarianship experience at both academic and public libraries in Ohio and Michigan, including serving as the Nonprint and Monograph Cataloger at Ohio University Libraries. She earned her M.L.I.S. at Kent State University.



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