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Jennifer Brannock

Jennifer Brannock

Full Professor

Bio

Jennifer Brannock is Professor and Curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has a BA in Art History and a MSLS from the University of Kentucky. In Special Collections at Southern Miss, she coordinates bibliographic instruction, supervises general reference activities, coordinates outreach efforts, curates exhibits, and conducts collection development and management activities for Mississippiana, Rare Books, and Genealogy. Her research interests include special collections outreach, reference service, and popular culture. She is currently working on a book proposal about Mississippi author Con Sellers, his sleaze publications, and midcentury ideas of gender and sexuality.

  • Library and Information Science (MS) - University of Kentucky (2000)
  • BA - University of Kentucky (1997)

I conduct instruction to classes on using Special Collections materials in their research. In addition, I often provide tours and instruction to community groups.

  • Starting from the Archives: Digital Humanities Partnerships, Projects, and Pedagogies, Digital Humanities, Libraries, & Partnerships: A Critical Examination of Labor, Networks, and Community, 2018
  • Beans and Cornbread: The Pragmatic Crusade to Document Women’s History Through Cookbooks, Digital Humanities, Libraries, & Partnerships: A Critical Examination of Labor, Networks, and Community, 2018
  • Keep Mississippi Weird: Unusual “Jewels” in Special Collections, Mississippi Libraries, 2017
  • Society of American Archivists
  • Society of Mississippi Archivists
  • American Library Association
  • Mississippi Library Association

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Contact Me

McCain Library & Archives (MLA) 305

Hattiesburg

Email
Jennifer.BrannockFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4347

Areas of Expertise

Special Collections, Research in Special Collections, Library Instruction, Rare Book Librarianship, Mississippi History