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New Hires at Fant Memorial Library (People in the News)

Friday, November 20, 2020 11:14 AM | Hali Black (Administrator)

Fant Memorial Library has had four new additions: Makaila Offutt, Linda Morgan, Russell Brandon, and Josh Herrick.  All four individuals bring a strong skill set and educational background to our growing program.   


Makaila Offutt started as a public services associate in April.  She serves patrons at the checkout desk, staffs our online reference chat, helps process interlibrary loan requests, and works on library projects with a particular interest in research guides and accessibility.  She holds a Master of Science in Library Science, a Master of Arts in Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in English.  She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.   


Linda Morgan serves as the assistant to the dean.  She helps to keep our library running smoothly by making sure staff have the resources they need to serve our campus and supports our dean in new initiatives.  Her educational background includes a Diploma in Anglican Studies, Master of Divinity, Bachelor of Arts in English, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.   


Russell Brandon started working as public service associate in September.  He serves patrons by helping them find the information they need, working with our 3D printers, and developing research guides.  He has strong interests in learning and technology.  Russell holds a Master of Science in Cognitive Science and Psychology, a Cognitive Science Certificate, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. 


Josh Herrick began serving as a public services associate in September.  In this position, he works with patrons at the checkout desk and via online reference chat, helps develop research guides, and serves on various committees.  He has a particular interest in 3D printing and social media.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, and he is currently enrolled in the graduate library science program as University of North Carolina Greensboro. 


Submitted by: 
Makaila A. Offutt 
Library Associate 

Fant Memorial Library 

Mississippi University for Women 



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