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New hires at Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science (People in the News)

19 Aug 2020 8:55 AM | Anonymous

Jeff Hirschy joins the School of Library and Information Science faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi this fall as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Hirschy graduated from Huntington University with a BA in History in 2010, a MA in History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013, a MLIS from the University of Alabama in 2016, and a Ph.D. in Communications and Information Science from the University of Alabama in August 2020. His dissertation is titled Civil Rights Collecting Institutions and the Facilitation of Community Engagement in the American South. He has strong research interests in the history of the American South, archives, community archives, social justice, public memory, public history, and community interaction with memory institutions.


Dr. Hirschy is active in community memory programs and community archives in Birmingham, Alabama and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the Society of American Archivists, the National Council on Public History, and The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).

Ashley Marshall joins the School of Library and Information Science faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi as an Instructor this fall after having served as the Adjunct Librarian for a year at Delgado Community College, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her Master of Library and Information Studies degree this summer, and prior to that she received a MFCS in 2017 and a dual Bachelor’s in Communications and English in 2015, all three from the University of Tennessee at Martin.


Ashley Marshall started as a Graduate Assistant for the Paul Meek Library at the University of Tennessee at Martin and recently served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science, where she taught face-to-face and online courses. She also conducted a study that focused on Funding for the Underrepresented.

Ashley Marshall is planning to earn her Ph.D. in Information Science and is thrilled to be joining the School of Library and Information Science faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi!


Submitted by: 

Teresa Welsh, PhD

Director & Professor

School of Library and Information Science

University of Southern Mississippi


        

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