High school students visit MSU for special Mitchell Memorial tour

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Pictured from left are Bailey Brown and Garret Womack of East Webster High School; Morgan Gray of Philadelphia High School; Kosciusko High School librarian Katrina Overstreet; Kylie Richardson of Eupora High School; Jariq Stribling of PHS; Katelyn Boatman of EHS; Carter Elliott of Jackson Academy; EHS librarian Cala Tabb; Alana Hunter of EHS; Abbey McCrory of KHS; MolliKate Keehley of EWHS; MSU Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Peter Ryan; Karla Nash of KHS; JA librarian Bronwyn Burford; Parker Jones of KHS; and EWHS librarian Christy Sisson. (Photo by Beth Wynn)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—High school students from around the state were among recent visitors at Mississippi State who got an in-depth tour of the university’s Mitchell Memorial Library.

Dean of Libraries Frances Coleman and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Peter Ryan welcomed students from East Webster, Eupora, Kosciusko, and Philadelphia high schools, as well as Jackson Academy.

“The Library Experience” was a daylong event designed for high school librarians and students to increase awareness of resources at MSU Libraries and introduce the students to the library profession.

Students toured Mitchell Memorial’s Charles H. Templeton Sr. Music Museum, John Grisham Room, Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, as well as the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana.

During a session in the Digital Media Center, students were introduced to the library’s Mixed Reality Lab, capabilities in 3D printing and T-shirt design and printing, and a maker space.

For more information on MSU libraries, visit www.lib.msstate.edu/.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:02 am