• 18 Mar 2015 7:32 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    You are invited to attend the 2015 Southern Miss Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, Hattiesburg, April 8-10.



    Keynote Speakers:

    Paul Zelinsky

    Rita Auerbach

    Pat Cummings

    Peter Brown

    Nikki Grimes

    David Levithan

    Steve Sheinkin

    Deborah Wiles

    Gene Luen Yang



    Chris Barton, Don Tate, Kathleen Merz, “The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch”

    David Levithan and Deborah Wiles – “Creating the Documentary Novel”



    List of Workshops:


  • 17 Mar 2015 8:24 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    The University of Mississippi Libraries is participating in an Ignite Ole Miss campaign to raise money for Studio One, a simplified video production studio. For more information, please visit http://news.olemiss.edu/library-launches-ignite-campaign-studio-one-project/#.VQgnX47F98E

  • 18 Feb 2015 3:05 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)


    Dr. Matthew Griffis, Assistant Professor at SLIS, was awarded a 2015 OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant. Griffis’ project, entitled “The Place of the Librarian in the Deskless Library: Do Roaming Reference Models Create a More User-Centered Library?”, will investigate the spatial relationships between library users and roaming (also known as “roving”) reference librarians in public and academic libraries. An extension of his PhD dissertation, Griffis’ new study explores whether roaming reference service models create a more “user-centered” library than traditional, stationary reference models.

    Griffis will be visiting libraries this spring and summer to collect data and will be presenting his findings at the ALISE Annual Conference in Boston, MA in January, 2016. Griffis joined the faculty at SLIS as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in August of 2013. His research interests include the library as place, library buildings as social architecture, public libraries as community spaces, the history of public libraries and librarianship, and Carnegie libraries. His teaching interests include library foundations, archives and archival science, library history, research methods, and information technology in libraries.

  • 17 Feb 2015 9:50 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Jim Kalwara has been named Assistant Professor, Monographic Cataloger effective January 16, 2015. He is from Indianapolis, IN and received his MLS degree from Indiana University, Bloomington in August 2014.

  • 17 Feb 2015 9:49 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Neil Guilbeau has been serving as Coordinator of University Archives, Mississippiana, and Rare Books for Mississippi State University Libraries since October 2013, and interim Coordinator of Manuscripts since April 2014. He received a MLIS from Louisiana State University in 2007, and served as Assistant Archivist from 2007-2013 at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Guilbeau holds memberships in the Society of American Archivists, Academy of Certified Archivists, Society of Mississippi Archivists, Mississippi Library Association, National Oral History Association, Mississippi Historical Society, Mississippi Genealogical Society, and the Southern Archivists Conference.

  • 17 Feb 2015 9:49 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Fred C. Smith, former owner of Choctaw Books of Jackson, Mississippi, has joined the staff of Special Collections at the Mitchell Memorial Library at Mississippi State University. In his position of Rare Book Consultant and Researcher, his responsibilities include acquisitions and collection development with emphasis on enhancing and publicizing the Mississippiana Collection. Other duties include the identification of rare and important books and materials within the Library Collection.

  • 17 Feb 2015 9:48 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Initially hired as Assistant Librarian/Instructional Services Librarian in August of 2013, Hillary Richardson was appointed to Humanities Librarian in the Research Services Department at the Mississippi State University Libraries in November of 2013. She received her MA in English from the University of Mississippi in 2009, and her MLIS from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011.

  • 17 Feb 2015 9:47 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Justin Kani has been named Assistant Professor and Business and Interim Education Librarian of the Mississippi State University Libraries effective October 1, 2014. He has served as a reference and information literacy librarian in Albany, NY since 2010. Justin received his MLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2010.

  • 17 Feb 2015 9:46 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Nickoal Eichmann became Mississippi State University Libraries’ first History Research Librarian in June 2014. Her specializations include early modern history, digital humanities, and scholarly communication. Nickoal received her MLS from Indiana University in May 2014.

  • 17 Feb 2015 9:46 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Sheeji Kathuria became the Social Sciences Librarian at Mississippi State University in January 2014. She was formerly a Reference and Instruction Librarian at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Sheeji received her MLIS from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2011.



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