Joseph and Rebecca Mitchell Learning Resource Center
Joseph and Rebecca Mitchell Learning Resource Center
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Students and faculty of the Mitchell College of Business are now able to enjoy the recently constructed Joseph & Rebecca Mitchell Learning Resource Center. This addition to the Mitchell College of Business’ main building is a 15,300 square foot, state of the art facility built at a cost of $2.4 million. It houses the Business Library, the John B. Saint Financial Analysis Center which replicates a trading floor at a brokerage house as well as faculty offices for the Department of Accounting.

The Business Library offers the MCOB students a congenial place to study, undertake research and collaborate on group projects. Ample space and a variety of seating configurations provide a comfortable atmosphere for individual study and group work. The reading area accommodates up to 125 students; the computer lab seats 33 and 5 group study rooms offer an additional 30 seats. The combination of business research services, a financial analysis center, and a business computer lab in the same facility provide seamless preparation for future business leaders to work in an ever-increasing technological environment.

The MCOB Business Library

The Joseph & Rebecca Mitchell Learning Resource Center was built with funds generously provided from a variety of sources. For the first-time in University history, an all-alumni fund-raising committee led the effort to raise money for the new building. The private gifts of $600,000 resulted as a response to a $500,000 challenge gift from businessman and philanthropist Abraham Mitchell. Eight hundred thousand in federal funds were secured by U.S. Senator Richard Shelby and $500,000 from University resources.

You can help pave the way to the new Joseph & Rebecca Mitchell Learning Resource Center by purchasing a brick paver! The brick paved area, MCOB Alumni Plaza, creates an excellent place for students and visitors to gather as well as a beautiful path from the existing facility into the new Joseph & Rebecca Mitchell Learning Resource Center!

How to find us

The Business Library is housed within the Joseph & Rebecca Mitchell Learning Resource Center adjacent to the Mitchell College of Business on USA's main campus. MCOB is the second building on the left on USA South Drive from University Boulevard.

General Information/Service Desk

Marty Branch
MLRC 118


Marty Branch joined the University of South Alabama in 2010 as the Director and Business Librarian of the Mitchell College of Business Learning Resource Center. Ms. Branch earned a B.S. degree from the University of West Alabama, MBA [International Management and Finance] from the Stetson School of Business, Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia and her Masters in Library and Information Science [MLIS] from the University of Alabama. Ms. Branch enjoyed a long-term career with the IBM Corporation in a variety of positions but primarily in sales and sales management. Ms. Branch also held marketing leadership assignments at IBM that included the responsibility in developing business and marketing plans for a variety of industries in North and South America that led to sales execution and revenue attainment. Throughout her IBM career, Ms. Branch attended a variety of management and leadership courses and symposiums conducted at MIT, Brown University and Harvard University.

Sallie Wetzel
MLRC 116


Sallie Wetzel joined the Mitchell College of Business Learning Resource Center in October 2010 as a Library Technical Assistant. Mrs. Wetzel earned a B.S. in Library Education from Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She also has a Certificate in Technology Integration from George Mason University. Her previous library experiences include public, school, and academic libraries.

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307 University Blvd. N., MLRC 104
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