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September 9

Oxford - Oxford Conference Center

September 10

Pearl - Clyde Muse Center, Hinds Community College - Rankin Campus

 

September 11

Hattiesburg - William Carey College

Conference Speakers

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Mary Rodgers Beal
MLC Talking Book Service Director

Mary Rodgers Beal has been with the Mississippi Talking Book Services since 2016 and the director since 2018. Mary Rodgers is a Ridgeland, MS, native. She has a Bachelor’s in English from Ole Miss and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. Mary Rodgers loves to read any sort of mystery or thriller and to hang out with her dog, Scout.

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Elizabeth Simmons
School Library Specialist
esimmons@mdek12.org

Elizabeth Simmons received her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and Specialist in Secondary Administration from Delta State University. She is the School Library Specialist at the Mississippi Department of Education. A strong advocate in bridging the information literacy gap, she works with teachers, librarians, and administrators to bring the library to the forefront of curriculum. Her professional interests focus on incorporating new technology into everyday academics.

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Kellie McIntyre
Author / Speaker / Traveler
https://4wornpassports.com

Kellie McIntyre's quest for culture and adventure has taken her to 50 countries across six continents, including two family sabbaticals. In 2013, Kellie’s family packed one suitcase each and embarked on their first ”big trip.” 


Kellie’s YA travel memoir, THE PASSPORT PROJECT: TWO SISTERS DITCH MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR A LIFE-CHANGING JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD, is based on this

five-month global “ed-venture.”

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THE PASSPORT PROJECT is a

2024 Magnolia Book Award Nominee.

Bring your school's copy to get it signed!

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