MSU Libraries receives GEER grant, offers free online trainings and resources to support remote learning

February 17, 2021
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Contact: Sasha Steinberg

STARKVILLE, Miss.—With a grant from the Governor’s Emergency Education Response Fund, Mississippi State University Libraries is offering free online trainings and resources to support educators and students participating in remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Stephen Cunetto, MSU Libraries associate dean, said a component of the GEER grant enables MSU Libraries to provide public trainings on how to use free online resources such as those available through the MAGNOLIA project.

An acronym for Mississippi Alliance for Gaining New Opportunities through Library Information Access, MAGNOLIA is funded by the state legislature and provides online research databases for publicly funded K-12 schools and public, community college, and university libraries in Mississippi.

MAGNOLIA provides students and researchers in the state with access to reliable, academic peer-reviewed journals and curated age-appropriate content not available through public searches.

“In addition to educators supporting students, anyone who wants to use free online resources to support their professional development needs may participate in these trainings,” Cunetto said.

Each 1 p.m. training consists of 45 minutes of instruction from MSU faculty librarians and 15 minutes of Q&A.

To sign up for the following trainings, visit https://magnolia.msstate.edu/resources/remote-learning-resources.

Feb. 19—General Interest: Business, Health Care, etc., led by Melody Dale and Becky Bickford.

Feb. 26—Homework Help for Elementary, led by Becky Bickford.

March 5—Homework Help for Middle/High School, led by Melody Dale and Elizabeth Downey.

March 12—Research Help for Middle/High School, led by Elizabeth Downey.

April 9—General Interest: Business, Health Care, etc., led by Melody Dale and Becky Bickford.

April 16—Homework Help for Elementary, led by Becky Bickford.  

April 23—Homework Help for Middle/High School, led by Melody Dale and Elizabeth Downey. 

April 30—Research Help for Middle/High School, led by Elizabeth Downey.

For more on MSU Libraries, visit library.msstate.edu; MAGNOLIA, magnolia.msstate.edu.

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