Meet Your Liaison Librarian

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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 Royce Kurtz, AICPA librarian and liaison to the departments of Accounting, Classics, Social Work, and Sociology and Anthropology.

Title:  AICPA Research & Instruction Librarian​

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Iowa
M.A., Anthropology, University of Iowa
M.L.S., University of Arizona,
B.A., Philosophy & Religion, McPherson College

Favorite part of liaising to his areas:

I enjoy talking with faculty and students about their research projects and offering suggestions about library resources that may be helpful.  Being a liaison for a wide range of subject areas, gives me a better feeling for the depth and breadth of research done at the University and allows me to more effectively advise faculty and students working on interdisciplinary projects.

Advice for conducting research in his areas:

I have always enjoyed the beginning part of a research project where the literature review is most wide-ranging.  I advise researchers to play around with search strategies, use different databases, read bibliographies, and explore the older literature as well as the most current. There are a lot of fun ideas out there! 

Have questions for Royce?  Email him at

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