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New hires at Mississippi State University Libraries (People in the News)

Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:55 AM | Carol Green

Mississippi State University Libraries are pleased to announce the appointment of four new faculty members.

Marsha Belton is the new Electronic Resources Cataloger, appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor on October 1, 2019. She has 15 years of librarianship experience, which serves her well in her new role at MSU. Marsha will be responsible for cataloging serials, ETDs and other library materials. She serves on the library liaison team for the Agricultural and Life Sciences departments. Prior to this appointment, she worked as Cataloging Librarian at Mississippi Valley State University. Marsha holds a B.S. from Alcorn State University in Agriculture Economics and an M.L.I.S. from The University of Southern Mississippi.

Blair Booker is the new Assistant Professor/Distance Education and Instruction Librarian.  Blair began her new position in the Research Services department on October 1, 2019.  She has 11 years of experience as an academic librarian, serving most recently as the Serials/Reference Librarian at Hinds Community College.  Blair will work with the MSU distance education students and serve as a subject liaison for the departments of Physics/Astronomy, Mathematics/Statistics, and Geosciences.  Blair holds a B.S. from the University of North Alabama and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Alabama.

Lauren Geiger was appointed Metadata Librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor, also on October 1, 2019. As a member of the Collection Management Services department, Lauren will be a part of the cataloging unit. She will help expand and create metadata workflows for several departments in the library.  Prior to this appointment, Lauren was a graduate assistant at the Park Library at UNC’s Hussman School of Media Journalism and a docent for the Burwell School Historic Site.  She completed her M.L.S with an Archives and Records Concentration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Carrie P. Mastley is the newest addition to Mississippi State University Libraries’ Special Collections Department. She was appointed as Manuscripts Librarian on September 1, 2019 at the rank of Assistant Professor. In this role, Carrie will be responsible for making the department’s rare and unique manuscript items accessible and discoverable to patrons. This includes processing collections, creating finding aids, assessing materials for preservation needs, and conducting research consultations and information sessions. Prior to this appointment, Carrie served as the Collection Processor for the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana. She holds an M.A. in English from Mississippi State University and an M.L.I.S. with a Graduate Certificate in Archives & Special Collections from The University of Southern Mississippi.  



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