Document Type


Publication Date



University Libraries


Patrons think about finding books or conducting research when they think about libraries, but do they also think about libraries when it comes to choosing a textbook for their classroom or understanding a publisher contract? In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to learn and discuss a wide array of services that The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries offers patrons:

  • Open Educational Resources: Support for finding, creating, and implementing open educational resources in the classroom
  • Copyright: Understanding the basics of copyright and its implications for those using copyrighted material
  • Author Rights: Interpreting publisher contracts and identifying ways authors can use and/or share their published scholarship
  • Data Management: Support for grant-funded researchers who need to provide access to and preserve their data
  • Publishing: Tools for publishing scholarly journals or for publishing gray literature or reports that might not be well-suited for traditional publishing outlets


Presentation given at the Mississippi Library Association 2019 Annual Conference