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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    celebrate National Library Week with a full schedule of events National Library Week aims to bring attention to the contributions of our nation s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support The purpose of participating in this national event is to bring attention to the services and events we have going here at Cook Library We have some great events scheduled for the week that include our annual book sale an edible book festival and a day for students to expunge their library fines We will also be highlighting our different departments so that the campus can see the people behind our services said Dawn Smith publicity and outreach for University Libraries The theme for National Library Week is Unlimited Possibilities Your Library First sponsored in 1958 National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association ALA and libraries across the country each April All types of libraries school public academic and special participate Cook Library s schedule of events is as follows Monday April 13 Edible Book Festival Cook Library Learning Commons Gallery Tuesday April 14 between 8 a m and 5 p m Library Fine Amnesty Day Only available for overdue

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/libraryweek_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    tremendous role in making this possible IR Day is a great opportunity for us to teach others about the value of IRs to their campuses by highlighting several of the success stories we ve experienced with our own repository Aquila We are also incredibly excited to welcome Marilyn Billings one of the nation s preeminent librarians in the field of scholarly communication to Southern Miss to share some of her expertise and experiences with IRs as well said Josh Cromwell University Libraries Scholarly Institutional Repository Coordinator Serving as the keynote speaker for the event is Marilyn Billings Scholarly Communication and Special Initiatives Librarian from the University of Massachusetts Amherst As head of the Office of Scholarly Communication she provides campus and regional leadership and education in alternative scholarly communication strategies and gives presentations on author rights new digital publishing models and the role of digital repositories in today s research and scholarship endeavors as well as providing oversight to the UMass Amherst digital repository ScholarWorks Her most recent activity has focused on her work as a campus leader and national speaker on the topic of alternatives to high cost textbooks the use of open educational resources and coordinator of the Open Education Initiative launched at UMass Amherst in spring 2011 IR Day s schedule of events will include the keynote address and a panel discussion led by faculty from the University s academic colleges Following lunch provided by University Libraries participants will be offered three workshops The first led by Josh Cromwell University Libraries Institutional Repository Coordinator will discuss managing journals and theses dissertations The second will be led by Jeanne Pavy Scholarly Communications Officer at the University of New Orleans and will talk through the lessons learned from managing an institutional repository The final workshop will be lead by

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/irday_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    2015 2 4 p m in Cook Library Room 123 LIB 123 NanoDays at Southern Miss is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering The NanoDays event will offer a range of exciting programs that demonstrate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale examine tools used by nanoscientists showcase nano materials with spectacular promise and invite discussion of technology and society as well as a special exploration of nano and children s literature The event is free and open to the public NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network NISE Net and takes place nationally March 28 April 5 2015 This community based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums research centers and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska At the nanoscale the scale of atoms and molecules many common materials exhibit unusual properties Our ability to manipulate matter at this size enables innovations that weren t possible before Nanotechnology is revolutionizing research and development in medicine computing new materials food energy and other areas The NISE Network helps research institutions and the public learn from each other about this

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/nanoday2015_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    are preserved and made accessible to researchers Additionally these collections help support the research of the Mississippi Community Cookbook Project http mscommunitycookbooks usm edu In particular Special Collections is looking for Mississippi community cookbooks published by churches clubs and organizations family cookbooks and cookbooks published in Mississippi Special Collections also welcomes gifts of books papers records and other items that would complement its research collections The collections held in the

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/cooklook_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    s brothers tell her she isn t good enough but she is determined to prove them wrong Inspired by her talented grandfather or Ojiichan who played the violin when she visited him in Japan she practices every day Though her confidence wavers a bit on the night of the show Hana surprises everyone including herself and delivers her best performance ever Uegaki said Learning that I would be the recipient of this year s Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for new writer was one of the most surreal moments of my writing life to date I wrote Hana Hashimoto Sixth Violin because I wanted to pay tribute to my two grandfathers I also tried to write the kind of story that I would have wanted to read as a child and to create the kind of main character I would have wanted to see in a picture book To now have that effort recognized by the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award jury is an honour that is altogether wonderful humbling and incredibly encouraging Hana Hashimoto Sixth Violin was illustrated by Qin Leng The 2015 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winner for new illustrator is Chris Haughton for Shh We Have a Plan Published by Candlewick Press In a beautiful nocturnal landscape of deep purples and blues four friends creep through the woods and spot an exquisite bird high in a tree Hello birdie waves one Shh We have a plan hush the others They stealthily make their advance nets in the air As one comically foiled plan follows another it becomes clear that their quiet observant companion hand outstretched has a far better idea Chris Haughton s boldly graphic vibrantly colorful illustrations convey the humor in this simple story of best laid plans going awry Haughton said It is an honour to be presented with the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award I m a huge fan of Keats work and am very inspired by his collages and deceptively simple graphic approach More than that though what I admire most is his forward thinking spirit and the inclusivity and kindness that emanate from his work In the central image in Shh We Have a Plan the individual colours of the birds surrounding the main character come together to form a hopeful rainbow The message of the image and of the book is the power of kindness and the courage to do things differently and stand up against the status quo These messages are ones I see throughout Keats life and work and it is a huge honour to be associated with him through this award Shh We Have a Plan was written and illustrated by Chris Haughton The 2015 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award honor winners are 2015 New Writer Honor Adam Auerbach for Edda A Little Valkyrie s First Day of School published by Christy Ottaviano Books an imprint of Henry Holt and Company Books for Young Readers illustrated by Adam Auerbach Alan Rabinowitz for A Boy and a Jaguar

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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Info Mission and Goals News Newsletters and Guides Policies RSS Feeds Student Employment Suggestions Aquila Introduces New Readership Map February 2015 The University community is invited to visit the Aquila homepage to check out the new readership map The new addition shows all Aquila items downloaded over the past 24 hours by location worldwide It s a great way to see how Aquila enables Southern Miss research to reach a

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/readermap_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    emerging and innovative leaders giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the archival profession in practice theory and attitude To learn more about ALI Luther see www archivesleadershipinstitute org In support of the project Luther College Archives was awarded 216 150 by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission the granting agency of the National Archives and Records Administration Participants were selected for the 2015 ALI Luther program participant based on their leadership skills and potential ability to influence policy and change within an organization and the archival field commitment to the archival profession career progress and history organizational involvement professional motivation and goals a collaborative and innovative spirit and diversity and specialization within the profession Jennifer Brannock is an Associate Professor and Curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana at the University of Southern Mississippi Prior to joining Southern Miss she was the Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship at Yale University She currently serves as president of the Society of Mississippi Archivists steering committee member of the Regional Archival Associations Consortium RAAC chair of the RAAC education subcommittee and is the former chair of the Mississippi Library Association chapter of the Association of College Research Libraries Jennifer holds an B A in Art History and an M L S from the University of Kentucky The Leadership Intensive held at Luther College is a weeklong immersion program that embraces a distraction free focused opportunity for emerging archival leaders to develop necessary theories skills and knowledge Participants will engage in daylong workshops focusing on current and vital strategies for archival leadership such as new leadership thinking and methods strategies for born digital resources project management human resource development and advocacy and outreach Participants will also take part in team building activities that embrace the beauty and fresh air of the Upper

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/brannock2015k_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    love and friendship In the 1990s the de Grummond Children s Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi received a donation of over 650 valentines produced between 1838 and 1980 These items came to the collection due to the generosity of James G Irby The exhibit highlights the many types of valentines created over the past 170 years These include mechanical cards from Germany lift the flap and cobweb

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