• 01 Mar 2018 10:52 AM | CAROL GREEN (Administrator)

    Mississippi Young Adult Author, Angie Thomas, visited the Madison Public Library for a signing of her debut novel, The Hate U Give. Prior to the signing, Angie Thomas spoke, to a packed room, about the art of writing and offered words of advice and encouragement to writers. Angie Thomas also shared stories from her personal life and how they shaped her as a writer and led her to write The Hate U Give. Patrons in attendance were able to ask questions about what it takes to be a writer as well as questions about her work, including her upcoming novel, On the Come Up. See what Angie Thomas had to say in this video about Madison County Library. https://www.facebook.com/MCLSlibraries/videos/2238180382864515/

    Submitted by

    Braley Reed

    Assistant Systems Administrator

    Madison County Library System

  • 01 Mar 2018 10:49 AM | CAROL GREEN (Administrator)

    The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library in Oxford, MS has partnered with Families First of North Mississippi to provide online job assistance including online applications, resumes, and setting up email addresses. We noticed that many of our patrons needed so much help with this and as a busy branch we did not feel we could always have enough time to help. Families First provides us with a volunteer once a week to do just that. The program began January 22nd and has been very successful so far. The word is out and patrons have begun to show up at the appointed time. This was much needed in our community and we are very excited to be able to offer this. 

    Submitted by

    Laura Beth Walker

    Head Librarian

    Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library

  • 01 Mar 2018 10:27 AM | CAROL GREEN (Administrator)

    Richard Grant, author of Dispatches from Pluto, visited Brandon High School Comp students in January. Teachers Jessica Bartling, Lady Baker and Nicole Faulkner required research of social issues addressed in Grant’s book which is based in the Mississippi Delta area.

    Submitted by

    Susan Lott

    Brandon High School

  • 01 Mar 2018 10:24 AM | CAROL GREEN (Administrator)

    The University of Mississippi Libraries’ Department of Archives & Special Collections and the University of Mississippi Museum are pleased to announce the opening of the new collaborative exhibition, “’No Two Alike”: A Special Collections and University Museum Exhibition. The year-long display located in the Department of Archives & Special Collections (3rd floor of the JD Williams Library), features artwork, archival resources and ephemera related to art and artists, both from Mississippi and elsewhere. The Museum contributed a number of original pieces from their collection, including: Theora Hamblett paintings; sculptures from James “Son Ford” Thomas; John McCrady paintings; George Ohr pottery; and much more. Special Collections has showcased a number of archival pieces from its rare book collection, Faulkner and Welty collections, visual collections, blues archive, etc.

    Submitted by

    Jennifer Ford

    Head of Special Collections

    University of Mississippi

  • 16 Nov 2017 1:52 PM | Anonymous

    A $10 million addition to Mississippi State's Mitchell Memorial Library, home of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and the prestigious Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, will be unveiled with a Nov. 30 celebration at the land-grant university. The 21,000-sq.-ft. library addition contains a state-of-the-art museum chronicling Grant's life and his significance in American history and a gallery dedicated to the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, a recent donation considered the largest privately owned Abraham Lincoln collection in America. A 2 p.m. ceremony at the Grant Library on Thursday, Nov. 30, will officially open the new space. Invited guests include Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper. The celebration program is open to the public. Prior to the Grant Library's grand opening, leading Abraham Lincoln authority Harold Holzer will deliver the inaugural Frank and Virginia Williams Lecture on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies. Holzer's lecture, open to the public, will take place at 10 a.m. in the Old Main Academic Center's Turner Wingo Auditorium. Free parking will be available at the Old Main Parking Garage and behind the Longest Student Health Center. For more information, see the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library website at www.usgrantlibrary.org, the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection website at library.msstate.edu/williamscollection and the Grand Opening events website at library.msstate.edu/grantopening.

  • 16 Nov 2017 1:51 PM | Anonymous

    An unparalleled private Lincoln and Civil War collection amassed over the past 50 years by former Rhode Island Chief Justice - and nationally known Abraham Lincoln authority - Frank J. Williams and Virginia Williams, has been donated to Mississippi State University.  MSU President Mark E. Keenum and Judge Williams on June 20 announced the extraordinary gift that Keenum said will transform MSU into one the nation's leading destinations for scholars and students of the American Civil War. For more information visit http://library.msstate.edu/williamscollection

    Submitted by

    Stephen Cunetto

    Associate Dean

    Mississippi State University

  • 16 Nov 2017 1:50 PM | Anonymous


    Brittani Vassel-Maggitt, library assistant, completed Librarianship 101 and will introduce students at Southaven High School to library databases and Hoopla.


    Nettie Moore, youth specialist III, visited 4 elementary schools in DeSoto County with Mississippi Public Broadcasting to bring stories and books.


    Zachary Clemmer, library assistant, has been working with local authors to present workshops for aspiring writers.

  • 16 Nov 2017 1:50 PM | Anonymous


    Ilda Cardenas joined the Mississippi State University Library as an Assistant Professor/Monographic Cataloger during the summer of 2017. She received her MLIS from San Jose State University.


    Claudia Holland joined the Mississippi State University Library as an Associate Professor/Scholarly Communication Coordinator during the summer of 2017. She received her MLIS from Louisiana State University, and served as the Head of George Mason University’s Scholarly Communication and Copyright Office since 2012.


    Joy DuBose joined the Mississippi State University Library as an Assistant Professor/Cataloger of Special Collections during the spring of 2017. She received her MLIS from the University of Southern Mississippi. 

  • 16 Nov 2017 1:17 PM | Anonymous

    The end of November will mark the last day of work for Susan Agnelly and will include a retirement celebration in her honor after 41 years of service to the Jackson-George Regional Library System in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Ms. Agnelly began her library career in March of 1973 as a substitute page at the Ocean Springs Municipal Library. She soon became a full-time clerk. After a move to New Orleans, she returned to the Ocean Springs branch in 1982.  She was then transferred to the new Pascagoula Public Library in 1986 working the circulation desk as a clerk. Susan quickly advanced to reference and then to administration in Technical Services. In 1990, she took over ordering the materials and helped to create a new acquisitions position. It was November 2013, when Ms. Agnelly was promoted to administrative assistant to the Director. In 2016, the Mississippi Library Association recognized Ms. Agnelly for her work in library service receiving the prestigious Mary Julia Anderson Award for para-professional work, providing consistent customer service and long-standing dedication to JGRLS libraries. For more information on the library or other public programs, visit the library website at www.jgrls.org.



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