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The eighth MegaResource School Librarian Workshop was held on Friday, February 22 at the Mississippi State University Libraries. Over sixty-five school library media specialists and librarians from throughout the state of Mississippi attended the day-long event.

The MegaResource School Librarian Workshop series is designed to provide information literacy and technology training to the K-12 librarian community in Mississippi. This year’s workshop provided a mix of sessions on topics of relevance to school librarians. Sheila Snow-Croft, from the National Library of Medicine, provided an introduction to the resources available through NLM and suggestions for their incorporation into the curriculum. Pattye Archer, Thomas La Foe and Stephanie Helfin provided hands-on training sessions using common Microsoft Office software and its applications to the K-12 library. Amanda Powers provided an overview on the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the K-12 library. Ginger Williams lead the session “Grants 101 for Educators,” filled with strategies and tips on successful grantsmanship. Brad Brazzeal taught a session on copyright basics and Beth Downey lead a MAGNOLIA database refresher session. Stephen Cunetto and Harry LLull also provided updated information on the state-wide MAGNOLIA project and newly added databases.

The MegaResource School Librarian Workshop is now an annual event, typically offered in February of each year by the Mississippi State University Libraries. For additional information about the workshop series, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Deborah Lee at (662) 325-0810 or

Photograph: Pattye Archer of the Instructional Media Center leads the session “Publisher for Librarians.” Photograph by Jim Tomlinson

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