Friday, September 28, 2007

MS Mississippi Library Association

Mississippi Library Association
Annual Conference
Oct. 24-26, 2007
Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg
Genealogy & Local History Sessions to Look For
Thursday, October 25th
8:00-9:30 a.m.
The History, Traditions, Eccentricities and Absurdities of Southern Food
Robert St. John, Restaurateur/Chef/Author/Food Columnist
Treat yourself to an informative, humorous and sometimes irreverent presentation on
Southern culture past and present, and the foods Southerners love and occasionally hate. Sponsored by the Public Library Section
8:00-9:30 a.m.
Rolling Down the River - Breakfast (Ticket Required)
Nancy McLemore, Chair of 2YCRT, Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Come cruise down the river on the “Sweet Olive” with Mississippi River Tours
Exchange of information on community & junior college library trends and issues will be facilitated. (Limited to Junior and Community College Librarians/Staff Only).
Sponsored by the Two Year College Round Table
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Using CONTENTdm to Provide Online Access to Collections
Moderator: Jennifer Brannock
Speakers: Chatham Ewing, Laura Capell, and Randall McMillen
CONTENTdm has become the standard tool for managing digital collections. Speakers will discuss how they use the software to provide online access to their collections.
Sponsored by the Special Collections Roundtable
3:00-5:00 p.m.
A Full Life: Review of One of the Most Significant Early Woman of America: Poet, Essayist, Playwright, Judith Sargent
Doak Murray Maddox Mansfield, D .Min., Author and Consulting Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tupelo and Hattiesburg
A review of the life and work of Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820), who lived the last years of her life in Natchez and is buried there at Fatherland Plantation.
Sponsored by Beta Phi Mu
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Future of the Federal Depository Library Program
Cindy Etkin, Program Planning Specialist, U.S. Government Printing Office
Update on current developments in the federal depository library program.
Sponsored by GODORT
Friday, October 26th
8:00-9:00 a.m.
The MDAH Collection: Treasures You May Have Missed - Breakfast (Ticket Required)
Jane Phillips, Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Books, maps, and photographs from the MDAH archival collection in the William F. Winter Building in Jackson, MS will be highlighted.
Sponsored by the Special Libraries Section
10:00-12:00 p.m.
Rare Book Cataloging
Kathleen Wells and Jennifer Brannock, University of Southern Mississippi
Book printing and binding; cataloging of rare books; MARC tags, physical description, special characteristics, examples.
Sponsored by the Technical Services Round Table

11:00-12:00 p.m.
Bringing Special Collections “Close to Home”
Barbara J. Dean
Description of economic data collections on FRASER website and scanning project and procedures for data and archival collections at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis