As I See It! -- Abstracting and Indexing Services -- The Ostriches of Information

John Cox
2013 Against the Grain  
And They Were There from page 76 scriptions, elimination of claiming, and moving from Standing Orders to approvals. On a personal note, attending the 8th Annual Mid-South E-Resource Symposium at Mississippi State University was more than just a professional development opportunity for me; it was a homecoming. I was the Serials Librarian at MSU for two years, and I helped plan the 2nd and 3rd annual symposiums (which, back then, were called E-Resource Workshops). Fresh out of graduate school,
more » ... graduate school, the Serials Librarian position at MSU was my first professional job, and it was there, under the tutelage of the Serials Coordinator, Maria Collins, that I first learned about the world of serials and electronic resources. (Yes, the same Maria Collins that was one of the speakers at this year's symposium. We had a nice reunion.) MSU is where I met my husband, John, who was the evening Circulation Supervisor at Mitchell Memorial Library at the time. Going back to Starkville for this year's symposium was a little like going home, for both John and me. We were able to introduce all of our MSU friends and colleagues to our son, Cullen, and we were able to catch up with a lot of familiar and friendly faces. I would personally like to thank all of the faculty and staff at the Mississippi State University Libraries who have had a hand in planning these symposiums over the years and who keep this program going year after year. They are doing good things down there in Mississippi, and I encourage Against the Grain readers to keep an eye on this highly worthwhile workshop in the coming years.
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