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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    in a Mississippi Library Awards were given at the MLA Awards Luncheon on October 23 Sarah Mangrum Access Services Librarian at Cook Library received the Peggy May Award which was created to memorialize Peggy May for her professional accomplishments and to recognize individuals who exemplify her outstanding achievement in library development and or recruitment of personnel to the library field May a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi was known for her diligence intellect leadership abilities and interpersonal skills and her positive attitude and excitement about libraries inspired and influenced others across the profession University Libraries also received awards for successful efforts to publicize library services The award for Best Effort by an Individual Library to Publicize Library Services Around a Single Event went to Jennifer Brannock and Elena Azadbakht for the Edible Book Festival and to Jennifer Brannock for her work with the Mississippi Community Cookbook Project Brannock with Sean Farrell from the Public Library of Hattiesburg was awarded the Best Coordinated Effort of Several Libraries to Publicize Library Services Around a Single Theme or Event Brannock is the Curator of Historical Manuscripts and Archives and Azadbakht is the reference librarian for Health and Nursing Dawn Smith the

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/mla_awards.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    discuss the city s rise its thriving export economy and its diverse population of free blacks slaves and immigrants Poe the writer known for his stories of the macabre spent much of his adult and professional life in Baltimore ultimately dying there of an unknown ailment Grivno is an associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi He specializes in the Old South slavery labor history and Mississippi

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/grivnolecture.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    year s class members are selected through a competitive application process As a member of the 2016 class Duan is required to attend both the ALA Midwinter Conference held in Boston in January and the ALA Annual Conference held in Orlando in June to participate in Emerging Leader sessions and Emerging Leader class projects Duan has also been selected to be sponsored by the Chinese American Librarians Association CALA of which she is a member and elected officer This sponsorship will contribute up to 1 000 in financial support toward her attendance at both conferences The Emerging Leader Program is a national wide program organized by the American Librarian Association which enables new librarians from across the country to participate in problem solving work groups network with peers gain an inside look into ALA s structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity The program is limited to 50 participants each year and Xiaojie feels quite lucky to be selected as one of the participants of the 2016 Emerging Leader program Elizabeth LaBeaud Receives Digital Archives Specialist Certification Elizabeth LaBeaud has successfully completed the digital archives specialist certification from the Society of American Archivists LaBeaud

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/librarian_recognition.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Library and Information Science and graduate assistant with the de Grummond Children s Literature Collection will read and lead the discussion This event is free and open to the public In May 2014 University Libraries received a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts NEA to fund programming promoting Poe and his works to the local community This initiative will support innovative reading programs designed to encourage

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/poebookdiscussion.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    on Thursday December 3 at 7 p m in the Theatre and Dance Building Your favorite poems and stories by the acclaimed master of mystery will be performed by the Department of Theatre with spooky soundscapes produced live by students from the School of Mass Communications and Journalism This special event is free but due to limited seating the public is encouraged to obtain tickets in advance For tickets call 601 266 4999 or visit the box office in the lobby of the Theatre and Dance Building Box office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9 10 30 a m and 3 5 p m Wednesday 9 10 30 a m and 3 30 5 p m Friday from 10 a m 12 p m The production will be broadcast live on WUSM 88 5 In May 2014 University Libraries received a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts NEA to fund programming promoting Poe and his works to the local community This initiative will support innovative reading programs designed to encourage people to read discuss and celebrate the Poe s writings The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/radioplay.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    legends on a lean budget and tight schedule The first of the Poe Cycle films was The Fall of the House of Usher starring Price as the foredoomed Roderick Usher The Pit and the Pendulum followed in 1961 with Price playing Nicholas Medina the son of a Spanish Inquisitor Corman heightened the drama by taking out every other frame during the editing process to make the pendulum appear to move twice as fast As part of The Big Read the first two movies in the Poe Cycle will be shown at The Hattiesburg Library in November The showings are free and open to the public Movie Madness refreshments will be provided by the Hattiesburg Public Library s Friends of the Library November 5 Poe Cycle Movie Madness Film showing of The Fall of the House of Usher starring Vincent Price Hattiesburg Public Library Meeting Room 2 p m and 6 p m November 19 Poe Cycle Movie Madness Film showing of The Pit and the Pendulum starring Vincent Prince Hattiesburg Public Library Meeting Room 2 p m and 6 p m In May 2014 University Libraries received a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts NEA to

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/filmshowings.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    and Goals News Newsletters and Guides Policies RSS Feeds Student Employment Suggestions Writers Read Poe A Literary Reading at the Little Building On November 7 from 5 7 p m writers from The University of Southern Mississippi s Center for Writers will read Edgar Allan Poe s poems and stories along with Poe inspiried original works This event will take place during the Fall Art Walk in downtown Hattiesburg at the Little Building at 403 Main Street Come by for a story or poem or two or for the whole event In May 2015 University Libraries received a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts NEA to fund programming promoting Poe and his works to the local community This initiative will support innovative reading programs designed to encourage people to read discuss and celebrate the Poe s writings The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest Big Read activities are a result of collaboration between University Libraries the College of Arts Letters and the Library of Hattiesburg Petal and Forrest County If you have questions about this event contact Jennifer Brannock at Jennifer Brannock usm edu or

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/writersreadpoe.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    to Joely Corban Growing up in Long Beach she received her Brownie pin at the Girl Scout banquet in Hardy Hall in 1978 and swam in the pool where Gulf Coast Library now stands Memories also include countless summer mornings practicing for high school cheerleading camps held on campus Although Corban studied classical guitar and bass at Southern Miss in Hattiesburg she graduated with a Bachelor degree in Fine Art from William Carey University years later and then earned a Masters of Fine Art from Mississippi College in April of 2007 Currently Corban is a full time online art instructor at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and an online adjunct instructor at Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Southern New Hampshire University The exhibit contains colorful pastel and oil paintings inspired by memories of growing up on the Gulf Coast which included weekend trips to New Orleans and afternoons eating crawfish and oil paintings reflect her fascination for the history of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Subjects include historic scenes of Gulf Park College for Women and travel by trolley along the beach road In addition Corban includes six oil paintings from a book she is writing entitled Heroines An Illustrated Study

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/corbanexhibit.html (2016-02-17)
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