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Phil O Sopher, the library's resident scholar, has dived too deep into their research and gotten lost! Starting today and for 4 more Mondays through this month, you can help us “Find Phil” and possibly win a prize. 
For clues as to where Phil has wandered off to each Monday, follow the USMLibraries on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The first person to find Phil and help them back to the Library circulation or Reference desk on the campus where they found them will win a prize. The winner each week will also have the option to be honored on our social media accounts as the week’s victor!


  1. Eligible participants are USM students who are enrolled during Fall 2021.
  2. In order to win, participants must bring the cutout of Phil  into the Library on the USM Campus where they found them, and present it to staff at the Circulation Desk.
  3. Each week, the winner will receive a prize.
  4. Winners will need to claim their prize in person and present proof of eligibility (USM ID Card).
  5. Students are only eligible to win a prize once for the duration of the competition.