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MSU Libraries welcomes Patricia (Pat) Matthes as Interim Associate Dean for Technical Services. A University of Alabama graduate, Ms. Matthes has served in the Mississippi IHL System for over thirty-eight years.

Prior to accepting this position, Ms. Matthes was a Serials Librarian in the Technical Services Department of MSU Libraries for ten years and retired as Director of the Library and Professor Emeritus from MUW in 2004. Prior to accepting the position as Interime Associate Dean for the MSU Libraries' Technical Services Department, Ms. Matthes served as Special Projects Librarian for the First Regional Library System of thirteen public Libraries in North Mississippi.

Working with MSU and MUW Libraries' cooperative outreach programs and with other such programs in several Mississippi Libraries are among the highlights of Pat's career. She worked with the late Senator Grey Ferris, Dean Frances Coleman, and other librarians from around the state in establishing MAGNOLIA, the statewide database cooperative funded by the Missisippi Legislature.

Ms. Matthes was also involved in the establishment of the Golden Triangle Regional Library Consortium which began in 1993 with a goal of sharing resources, databases, and technical expertise between the MSU and MUW Libraries. This Consortium has since expanded to include the Oktibbeha and Tombigbee Public Library Systems as well as Starkville High School and Armstrong Middle School.

Serving the MSU Libraries community and continuing cooperative projects with other librarians around the state and region are goals Ms. Matthes has as she works with Library faculty and staff at the MSU Libraries in her role as Interim Associate Dean for Technical Services.



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