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LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present free community workshops throughout the month of October for the library’s “60 Minutes to Success” initiative. The one-hour sessions will be held in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the free community workshop, “Learn How to Use Microsoft Office,” Thursday, Sept. 29, from 3 – 4 p.m. in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present two free community workshops Sept. 21-22 in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. These one-hour sessions are part of the library’s “60 Minutes to Success” initiative.

LONG BEACH, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will present the free community workshop, “Using Electronic Books Online,” Thursday, Sept. 15, from 3-4 p.m. in the library room 213 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

As part of the library’s “60 Minutes to Success” initiative, this one-hour session will discuss how the world of books is changing. With more titles being offered in an electronic format, this workshop will show how to use NetLibrary to access this growing format.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library will feature the exhibit of Bear Point Woodworks, a display of distinctive bowls created from fallen trees during Hurricane Katrina by Frank Reed, from Aug. 3-Sept. 9. A reception honoring the artist will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 12 p.m. on the first floor of the library.

The Gulf Coast Library at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a book talk and book signing with Betty Hancock Shaw, author of “Images of America: Gulfport,” on Wednesday, July 27, at 10 a.m. in room 204 of the library on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Shugana Williams, librarian and archivist at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been named the 2011-2012 president of the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) during the organization’s bi-annual conference held at Mississippi State University in April. As president, Williams will continue promoting quality archival education throughout the state and encourage others to utilize SMA as the main resource for preserving Mississippi's rich history.

In helping local community members prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library and Katrina Research Center will host the Amazing Library Race Wednesday, June 8, from 12 noon – 1 p.m. at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

A basic preservation workshop for books and archival material for small to mid-size organizations with historical materials will be held at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Cook Library June 10 from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  in room 205.

T.A. Barron left his job as president of a venture capital company more than 20 years ago, spurred by an inextinguishable desire to pour himself into writing and a deep fear of painful regret.

Thursday, he was awarded the Southern Miss Medallionat The University of Southern Mississippi’s 44th annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival. It was yet another accolade vindicating his decision in what has been a successful career as a children’s literature and nature book writer.

The Friends of Southern Miss University Libraries welcome author and Laurel, Miss. native Hunter Cole for a discussion and signing of his book, The Legs Murder Scandal, on Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in room 123 of Cook Library on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.  

Whether getting a first-ever library card, learning new computer skills or planning a trip, the library is the place where an individual’s story begins.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s next Science Café @ Cook Library for the spring series will be Monday, Feb. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. The topic will be obesity and the latest in weight research, with a presentation by Dr. Kathy Yadrick, professor and chair of the university’s Department of Nutrition and Food Systems.

The library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will host a book talk and brown bag lunch featuring author Gail C. Fusco to discuss and sign her book Mama Nettie’s Time to Love. The event will take place Wednesday, Feb. 23 at noon in room 204 of the library.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s University Libraries popular Science Café Series returns for the spring semester, beginning Monday, Jan. 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Cook Library’s Starbucks Café.

University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished University Professor Dr. Frances Karnes recently donated to the university’s Cook Library 65 of her books reflecting decades of her research and promotion of best practices in the field of gifted education.