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Did you know that each department at the University of Mississippi has a specialist librarian?  Subject librarians work with their departments and schools to develop the library’s collections and support students and faculty research. Every week this semester, we will be highlighting one of our subject liaison librarians. 

This week’s featured librarian is Amy Gibson, liaison to the departments of African American Studies, Criminal Justice, Gender Studies, Military Science, Southern Studies.

Title:  Research and Instruction Librarian

Front page of the Mississippi Free Press from December 16, 1961.

Through the Gerald Walton Library Endowment, the African American Newspapers (1827-1998) database is now available to students and researchers.

Thanks to a generous gift, a library endowment in honor of Dr. Gerald W. Walton was established in 2001. Using this endowment's annual earnings, the University of Mississippi Libraries has been able to purchase the African American Newspapers (1827-1998).

Head of Special Collections Jennifer Ford with other grant recipients.

The library's Archives & Special Collections have been awarded a Community Grant from the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area for FY 2017.  The grant will support the printing of promotional materials for the Mississippi bicentennial exhibit, which is on display in the Faulkner Room through December 2017.

There are two new exhibits up in the second floor display cases:  one on African American history and literature, including material specifically related to Mississippi, and one containing materials related to the upcoming Oxford Conference for the Book and the Faulkner Conference.

Stop by and check them out!  Contact Jennifer Ford at 662-915-7639 or for more information.

Lee and Kathy Randall

The J.D. Williams Library is excited to announce the creation of the Lee and Kathy Randall AICPA Collection Support Endowment.

Exhibit poster

The Department of Archives and Special Collections is pleased to announce the official opening of the new Faulkner Room exhibit, “Mississippi: 200 Years of Statehood.” This year-long display showcases archival documents, sound recordings, photographs, ephemera, maps, as well as numerous other rare items from Mississippi’s 200 year history as a state.

Find out more about this year's bicentennial celebration. 

Hotty Toddy Reader's Spotlight

The Hotty Toddy Reader's Spotlight is a new library video series using STUDIOone to create short book recommendations (less than 5 minutes) by members of the UM Community (faculty, staff, and students). We recognize that reading is still important and want to provide a spotlight for anyone who wants to share great books with others. We hope you can help us spread the word about this exciting project and volunteer to plug your favorite book (old or new, academic or just for fun)! While we are extremely proud of all our UM authors we do ask that volunteers not recommend their own book.

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