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Mississippi State University (People in the News)

25 Feb 2019 3:47 PM | Anonymous

Bonnie Thornton joined Mississippi State University Libraries in December in the Assistant Professor/Continuing Resources position. This position is her first professional librarian role and focuses on the management of the print serials collection and other duties as assigned. Bonnie graduated with her MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she worked as a graduate assistant in the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library providing reference and instruction services. She also worked as a copy cataloger at their large density storage facility. Prior to her time at Illinois, she earned her B.A. in History and Spanish at Augustana College, with a focus on public history and Colonial Spain. She’s glad to have escaped the Midwest with her cats before the snow could bury her.  

Teri M. Robinson joined the faculty of Mississippi State University as an Assistant Professor/Coordinator of Office of Thesis and Dissertation Format Review. Previously, she was the supervisor for records and transcripts in the Registrar’s Office at the University of Southern Mississippi. In 2018, Teri earned her MLIS and a Graduate Certificate in Archives and Special Collections from The University of Southern Mississippi. She received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Alabama.

Rebecca (Becky) Bickford is now Assistant Professor/Social Sciences Librarian in the Research Services department of the Mississippi State University Libraries. Becky joined MSU in late 2017 as a Library Associate in Research Services. Becky graduated in 2006 from the University of West Georgia with a BS in Early Childhood Education. Becky obtained her MLIS from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2016. Upon completion of her MLIS, she worked as the Information Services Librarian at South Georgia State College in Douglas, Georgia.

Stephen Cunetto, the Associate Dean for University Libraries at Mississippi State University, was recently appointed to the MLC Board of Commissioners by Governor Phil Bryant. He earned his B.S. in Communication at Mississippi State University and his Masters in Library and Information Science at The University of Southern Mississippi in 2006. As the Associate Dean, he provides strategic direction, oversight, and maintenance of the Libraries' technological infrastructure and technology services, ensuring tight integration of all digital and online services, as well as assists in the overall management and strategic operation of the University Libraries.



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