High school students visit MSU for ‘The Library Experience’

Brandon, Calhoun City, Kosciusko and Noxapater high school students and librarians visit MSU's Mitchell Memorial Library.
Pictured from left are (front row, l-r) Calhoun City High School librarian Kim Parker; Naomi Thompson of CCHS; Anna Scott Lee of CCHS; Madison Riggs of Noxapater High School; Mary Grace Mills of NHS; (middle row, l-r) Holland Beasley of Brandon High School; NHS librarian Jennifer Sanborn; Laken Milner of Kosciusko High School; Jordan Hughes of KHS; Addy Webb of NHS; MSU Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Jim Dunne; (back row, l-r) BHS librarian Susan Lott; Mary Kate McCreary of BHS; Sarah McGaughy of BHS; NHS librarian Pam Parker; KHS librarian Katrina Overstreet; Will Cook of KHS; and Carson Suber of CCHS. (Photo by Megan Bean)

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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 Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Jim Dunne welcomed students from Brandon, Calhoun City, Eupora, Kosciusko, Noxapater, Pontotoc and Starkville high schools, as well as Oak Hill Academy.

Coordinated by MSU Libraries Professor LaDonne Delgado, “MSU, The Library Experience” introduced high school librarians and students to the variety of resources available at the library, as well as the library profession.

Throughout the two-day event of activities, students visited 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 MaxxSouth Digital Media Center, students were introduced to the library’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Mixed Reality Studio, a makerspace and multimedia lab with 3D and screen printing capabilities, as well as audio, recording and television broadcast studios.

Learn more about MSU Libraries at www.lib.msstate.edu.

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Students and librarians from Oak Hill Academy and Eupora, Pontotoc and Starkville high schools visit MSU's Mitchell Memorial Library.
Pictured from left are (front row, l-r) Chelsea Williams of Oak Hill Academy; Rhiannon Herring of OHA; Molly Mitchener of OHA; Addison Mason of Eupora High School; Wesleigh Cummings of EHS; Grant Frank of EHS; (middle row, l-r) OHA librarian Sherry Freeman; Pontotoc High School librarian Camille Rodgers; Tamera Tice of Starkville High School; Yuri Talavera of SHS; Reocca Rice of SHS; EHS librarian Cala Tabb; (back row, l-r) Paige Smith of PHS; SHS librarian Camelia Robinson; John Metcalfe of PHS; Xavier Foster of PHS; and MSU Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Jim Dunne. (Photo by Beth Wynn)